Our Leadership Team

A message from the Principal

Photo of Paul van Campenhout

Dear Parents and Carers,

Calwell High School is a school built upon a solid foundation of relationships, care and trust. I am extremely proud of our academic, sporting and artistic excellence and our team is committed to encouraging students by nurturing positive self-esteem that values personal achievement and shared goals within our community.

We ask each of our students to develop their strengths, ambitions and hopes, and to be responsible and caring citizens who have confidence in their capacity to make a difference in our society. We nurture our students to care for each other. We are proud that they belong to a community that values commitment, achievement, integrity and service.

With a rich and diverse curriculum, a resilience-building Pastoral Care Program and many co-curricular opportunities, no two days are identical at Calwell. No two students' experiences will be the same either. We encourage multiple pathways for students in how they access and succeed with the Australian Curriculum. Vocational Education opportunities abound, and we have solid pathways with our local colleges to build a continuum of learning that can give every student the greatest opportunities.

Our Year 10 Quest Leadership Program fosters student involvement in school governance and decision making while developing student leadership potential. It includes community service, encouraging students to not only be academically talented but also to share their skills with the wider community.

As a community we promote the values of:  Respect, Courage, Self-Discipline and Achievement in all that we do.

We value our relationship with parents and the community and have a strong school board and Parents & Citizens (P & C) group. Our committed P& C work hard to create opportunities to involve our families in the life of our school.

I look forward to meeting you to discuss our school in more detail. I am proud of our staff, our students and the connections we have forged with our wider community. School tours are available upon request. I am certain you will walk away impressed by our caring environment, our facilities and the learning opportunities open to our students.

Paul van Campenhout


Principal: Megan Altenburg

Deputy Principal: Steven Deans

Business Manager: Elissa East

Positive Behaviour SLC: Thomas Bluck

Student Services SLC:  Nicole Flegg

Science, Technology (Food and Digital Tech), ICT SLC: Stephannie Dormer

Maths & PE SLC: Liz Chester

Arts and Technology (Metal/Wood and Digital Media): Alexandra Whitrow

English and Social Sciences SLC: Jodi Adams

Learning Coach SLC: Elisha Jones

Year 6 Transition Advisor 2019: TBA

Year 7 Advisor: Nicole Kay

Year 8 Advisor: Renee Rapson

Year 9 Advisor: Deb Walkenhorst

Year 10 Advisor: Sharoll Chand