Our Leadership Team

A message from the Principal

Principal Bruce McCourt

Dear Parents and Carers,

Great secondary education accepts that students are not yet fully formed, that they need room to grow, change and adapt. Our school provides quality educational programs for students in years 7- 10 that take these elements into account.  We are proud of our academic, sporting and artistic excellence and we are committed to encouraging students by nurturing positive self-esteem that values personal achievement. Excellence is a standard we set for ourselves at Calwell High School.

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 exactly the same. Everything we do at Calwell counts. Our focus on access to quality learning, aspirations and achievement, reflects our firm belief in the quality of our young men and women.

Our 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.

Our Aspire Pastoral program activities are a focus of our school. By providing a caring and supportive environment for all students, Calwell High School is able to promote the values of:  Access; Aspiration and Achievement

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

I look forward to meeting you. School tours are available and I am certain you will be impressed by the excellence of our warm and caring environment and dedicated staff.

Bruce McCourt


Congratulations to Principal Bruce McCourt!

Our Principal Bruce Court was awarded as Outstanding School Leader of the Year at the 2015 ACT Education Directorate Excellence Awards. Mr Mark Evans and Ms Renee Newton were also finalists in the Beginning Teacher and Teacher of the Year categories. We are so proud and fortunate to have such accomplished and committed staff.

Joy Burch MLA, Bruce McCourt, Diane Joseph

Joy Burch MLA, Bruce McCourt, Diane Joseph at the ACT ETD Excellence Awrds

ACT ETD Excellence Awards Group Photo

Principal: Bruce McCourt

Deputy Principal: Paul Van Campenhout

Business Manager: Elissa East

Wellbeing SLC: Thomas Bluck

Student Services SLC:  Nicole Flegg

Science, Technology (Food and Digital Tech), ICT SLC: Jodi Adams

Maths & PE SLC: Steven Deans

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

English and SOSE SLC: Jennifer Nott

Professional Practice SLC: Elisha Jones

Year 6 Transition Advisor 2019: Nicole Kay

Year 7 Advisor: Kira Waddell

Year 8 Advisor: Philippa Dimmick

Year 9 Advisor: Sharoll Chand

Year 10 Advisor: Clare Mackie