Throughout his teaching career, Mr Dwyer has held several pastoral leadership positions including Head of House at Christ Church Grammar School. He also built a successful career as a Western Australian Football League (WAFL) player and coach, having played 146 WAFL games for East Perth and Claremont.
Prior to joining Wesley as Head of Sport, Mr Dwyer was with the West Coast Eagles, first as a Midfield Development Coach and most recently as the Head Coach of their women’s team.
What made you choose to join Wesley?
I have been fortunate to be involved in Public Schools Association (PSA) sport for more than 20 years and have always had the utmost respect for the College, its history, tradition and values. Over the last few years, I heard from many people that there were exciting changes and progress happening across all areas of the College. The opportunity to join a community that shares a growth mindset and strong leadership was very appealing.
What do you enjoy about working at Wesley?
I really enjoy working with motivated and like-minded colleagues and external coaches. I have been amazed by the energy and professionalism of the staff who provide great experiences for all our students. In addition, our grounds and facilities staff really impress me. They do a brilliant job providing excellent playing surfaces and conditions for hosting PSA sport. I believe we are a school that holds the best interests of the students first and foremost, and promotes healthy habits for life. I witness this every day as I see student development and enjoyment from playing sport.
What are you looking forward to now that you are settled in?
I have settled in really well at Wesley. However, I want to keep building relationships with colleagues, coaches and students. I am also looking forward to creating stronger connections with our Parent Support Groups. Most importantly, I am looking forward to seeing our students work hard to be the best versions of themselves in their chosen sporting activity. This means we need to keep attracting great coaches to the College, to provide students with the best opportunities to improve.
Outside of the College, what are your favourite things to do?
That has to be spending quality time with my partner and our three daughters. Going to Perth Zoo, on bushwalks, trips to the playground and swimming lessons are among our regular outings. Bike riding and golf are my current sporting interests. I also enjoy gardening while listening to ABC Radio.
This article was originally published in the Winter 2021 edition of The Wesleyan. To read more, click here.
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