With a humanities background and a passion for teaching, Christopher has worked at Shenton in a range of positions and portfolios since its inception, and is looking forward to further developing Shenton’s leading approach to education.
I’ve worked for many years at Shenton College and prior to that at one of our foundation schools, Hollywood Senior High School, starting way back in 1986. My leadership is founded on many years’ experience as a teacher of Humanities (in particular, Politics and Law) and also working within Gifted Education. For the last 8 years I’ve been an Associate Principal, most recently with responsibility for Innovation and Learning.
We’re always striving to be the best school we can be – we aspire to be a magnificent inclusive public school. These words mean a lot to me – to translate them into a school experience for our students, parents and staff, is the very reason I work in education. The word ‘magnificent’ is usually reserved for describing a beautiful building, but we strive for it every day at Shenton and I think this is manifest to anyone who visits. I also believe the quality of inclusion is fundamental to our difference. Shenton is such an accepting and welcoming culture, from the front office staff to the gardener to the Principal, everyone, we’re all about making our community feel they have a place at the College. We also firmly believe in public values – every child in our district, boy or girl, can expect to come and receive an excellent education that values and develops their interests, from Physics to Photography, from Dance to Food Science. I love the place.