Our Leadership Team
A message from the Principal
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: Paul van Campenhout
Deputy Principal: Thomas Bluck
Business Manager: Elissa East
Positive Behaviour SLC: Liz Chester
Student Services SLC: Nicole Flegg
Science, Technology (Food and Digital Tech), ICT SLC: Pip Dimmick
Maths & PE SLC: Steven Deans
Arts and Technology (Metal/Wood and Digital Media): Alexandra Whitrow
English and Social Sciences SLC: Elisha Jones
Learning Coach SLC: Elisha Jones
Year 6 Transition Advisor 2019: Nicole Kay
Year 7 Advisor: Renee Rapson
Year 8 Advisor: Pip Dimmick
Year 9 Advisor: Sharoll Chand
Year 10 Advisor: Clare Mackie