Spotlight On: David Townsend

Posted August 6, 2019 in Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights By Community Relations

Mr David Townsend is a Design and Technology teacher and Head of Year (Year 10) at Wesley College. David’s desire to uphold and increase the standards of the College ensures that every day he steps foot on campus he makes the College a better place.

Why did you become a teacher? 

It was something that I enjoyed and found very rewarding. I was going to get old sooner or later and having a hand in the shaping of the future youth of tomorrow, who may end up looking after me in my old age, seemed like a good idea at the time.

What are your favourite things about being a Head of Year? 

I can have a direct impact by guiding the student body to represent and uphold the expectations and values of the College to the highest level and help increase the standards of the College.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? 

1st Wish: I could understand and speak any language in the world.
2nd Wish: That I had not skipped so many leg days over the years.
3rd Wish: I could teleport. That would make vacations a lot more fun… I hate plane travel.

Best purchase you have ever had? 

Prescription sunglasses…. I can see again.

Worst purchase you have ever had? 

Telstra shares… those things have been a boat anchor.

What’s different about Wesley? 

I find the thing that makes Wesley different for me is the culture of inclusivity across the community which I feel is unique to the College and is not replicated at too many other schools.

What do you like about Wesley? 

The thing that I like about Wesley is that the grounds, facilities and resources that are provided to the staff and student body are outstanding and of the highest level.

Favourite quote? 

‘You never fail until you stop trying’ – Albert Einstein.

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