Mr Steve Walton
BSc, Grad Dip Ed, MEd, MACE, JP
It was during Steve Walton’s first teaching post in the Central West of NSW that he came to understand the true value of community. Something as simple as a weekend game of touch footy would bring together everyone in the local area. ‘In a small country town everyone chipped in. We’d all celebrate together and if something went wrong there was a spirit of genuine care,’ says Steve.
Mrs Julie Cochrane
BEd (Hons), DipTh, CBS, JP
Julie Cochrane knew from an early age that she wanted to be a PE teacher.Being equally passionate about sport (she represented the state in five different sports in one year), Julie completed a Physical and Health Education Degree at the University of Wollongong, graduating with First Class Honours. She identifies these same principles of coaching as relevant to her job as the Deputy Principal, particularly in the area of developing students and teachers.
Mr Michael Ramsey
B Bus, CA, MAccy
Working in a school has represented a change of pace for Business Manager Michael Ramsey, who spent nearly a quarter of a century as a Chartered Accountant in private practice and later as Management Accountant at the University of Wollongong. He says that since his arrival at the College in 2008, he has come to appreciate the links between his work and the core business of the school.
Mrs Ruth Brown
Master Ed (Admin), B Ed, Dip Teaching
Get Ruth Brown talking about teaching and learning and pretty soon you realise the value she places on getting the fundamentals right for a great education. Ruth is a life long learner. While she is currently completing a PhD that is focused on exploring different perceptions of student care, she is fond of saying that ‘learning is caring.’
Mrs Kellyanne Guest
For Science teachers like Kellyanne Guest, exploring environments drives her curiosity. Most of her working day involves carrying out local ecosystem field studies, dissections and microscopy. It is this passion about how things work that drives her work as the Director of Secondary Administration, a role she was appointed to in 2014.