A message from the Principal
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 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 Wellbeing and Pastoral program activities are a focus of our school. By providing a caring learning community for all students, Calwell High School can promote the values of: Courage, Respect, Self-Discipline 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 all of our families in the life of our school. I look forward to meeting you, and I am certain you will be impressed by the excellence of our warm and caring environment and dedicated staff.
Principal: Megan Altenburg
Deputy Principal: Natalie Dickie
Deputy Principal: Patricia Marton
Business Manager: Elissa East
Wellbeing SLC: Thomas Bluck
Flexible Education SLC: Nicole Flegg
Science, Technology (Food and Digital Tech), ICT SLC: Jennifer O'Donoghue
Maths & PE SLC: Steven Deans
Arts and Technology (Metal/Wood and Digital Media): Deb Walkenhorst
English and Social Sciences SLC: Jodi Adams
Learning Support and Inclusion SLC: Erin Smith
Year 7 Advisor: Francis Ventura
Year 8 Advisor: Nicole Kay
Year 9 Advisor: Renee Rapson
Year 10 Advisor: Deb Walkenhorst