The school’s vision ‘Shaping Learners Who Inspire the World’ is seen through the lens of the school’s values – Community, Courage, Creativity and Scholarship which provide a framework for learning and ways of being in this community.

Leading an outstanding team of dedicated professionals, Dr. Camm builds on the strategic vision and achievements of previous principals of Westbourne Grammar School.

Dr. Adrian Camm
Principal
PhD, B AppSc, Grad Dip Ed, MSL

Adrian is a progressive leader who understands the importance of cultivating the right conditions for students to develop the attitudes, morals, ethics, dispositions and skills needed for a life of learning.

As a lifelong learner and PhD graduate, Adrian’s expertise in innovation and technology has led to an informed understanding that digital transformation in education is inevitable. ‘Focusing on what makes us human, however, is always more important than focusing on the technology’, he believes.

From his early teaching years in country Victoria, the achievement of several excellence and scholarship awards, Adrian progressed to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the establishment of a Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics. His roles as Director of Teaching and Learning at Geelong College, Deputy Principal at Mentone Grammar and more recently as Associate Principal at Westbourne have provided the depth and breadth of experience to lead Westbourne Grammar School into its next phase.

School Board
Our School Board is comprised of dedicated professional people from all walks of life and connections to the School - with one common purpose.
The careful stewardship of the School’s Vision and Values and the strategic framework that guides the growth and development of Westbourne in the present and into the future.
Board Member
With more than two decades of professional experience in the oil, gas, petrochemical and mining sectors, Ilija is now Regional Turnaround Excellence Lead in Shell’s Global Production Excellence Team. An outstanding athlete who played for the AFL, Ilija is passionate about education, the outdoors and all sports. He also enjoys spending time away on adventures with his family and friends.
Ilija Grgic
BEng (Chem), MBA
Board Member
Dr Mark Krawczyszyn is a Cardiologist working in private practice at Heartwest and by public hospital appointment at Western Health. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at Notre Dame University. A current parent, he has served as a Board member since 2009.
Mark Krawczyszyn
MBBS, FRACP, DDU
Board Member
An executive financial planner with more than twenty years experience in the industry, Ian describes his role as one which is focussed on ‘assisting people achieve their lifestyle and retirement goals.’ As a Board member, he utilises these same skills to ensure the school continues to provide students with the best possible educational opportunities in the best possible environment.
Ian Fox
BBus (Acc), DipFS (FP), GDip (Tax Law), MBus(Acc), CPA
Board Member
A student in the first intake at Truganina, David was School Captain and Captain of Hudson House in 1984. A member of the Board since 2004 and president for three years (2012-15), he is a qualified physiotherapist and currently a director of the Melton Physiotherapy Clinic. A keen cyclist and golfer, David’s two children also attended Westbourne.
David Horvath
BSc, BAppSc (Physio)
Board Member
As a past student, past parent, successful business person and former Board Chair, Diane’s association with the school began in the early 1970s when she joined what was then the Williamstown Grammar School Council. She was soon actively involved in the campaign to secure a substantial parcel of land and build a new school in Melbourne’s west. Since then Diane has worked tirelessly in support of Westbourne, contributing her time, business acumen and personal philanthropy.
Diane John OAM
Board Member
Class of 1988. Stuart is the Chief Executive Officer of Open Universities Australia, responsible for finance, legal and regulatory, strategy, business planning, info tech and people, performance and culture. Stuart’s leadership has seen Open Universities become the nation’s largest digital marketplace for accessing higher education. A qualified chartered accountant, Stuart’s career encompasses managing and growing technology and digital based businesses across multiple locations globally.
Stuart Elmslie
BEc (Hons), CA, GAICD
Board Member
Kate is a results driven executive with extensive industry and consulting experience focusing on retail, mining, industrials and telco across procurement, supply chain, strategy and operations. Prior to joining AT Kearney, Kate worked in the oil and gas and mining sector with international corporations. A talented communicator and people leader, she has led multiple projects across Australian and New Zealand and is strongly committed to growing talent and achieving common goals. Kate’s sons Oscar and Sebastian are Westbourne students.
Kate Hart
B Eng (Chem), MBA
Board Member
A highly experienced chief finance officer and industry leader, Simon is currently the chief executive officer and co-founder of Powerhouse Connect Talent Communities and Marketplace. With a wealth of experience at senior executive levels, including involvement as a consultant to a Fortune 500 global organisation, he is highly regarded as a thought leader with respect to innovation practices and driving efficiencies within the recruitment, human resources, re-engineering and info tech spaces. Simon is father to Westbourne students Kieran and Ryan.
Simon Gallagher
B Comm, Post Grad Diploma, CA
Board Member
Georgie is a financial services executive with more than twenty years’ experience in human resources. She has experience in business growth and transformation and developing high performing teams. Georgie is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and for sponsoring environments where people and teams can thrive. As both a Board member and parent of Westbourne students Liam and Ally, she is committed to the continued growth of the school as enrolments continue to increase and the Masterplan is realised.
Georgie Taylor
BSc (App), MAHRI
Board Member
A member of the Class of 1992 and current parent, Jacqui’s Westbourne journey began in kindergarten and continued through to her Year 12. On leaving school, she completed a commerce degree majoring in marketing and has since worked in a range of professional roles while also finding time to actively support the school. Joining the key stakeholder group, the Friends of Westbourne Association when her son started in Prep, Jacqui’s passion for connecting and engaging the Westbourne community has been a defining feature of her leadership.
Jacqui Garnsworthy
BCom (Marketing), BSc (Biology), BA (Psychology)
School Leadership
With a focus on providing the best possible learning experience for every student, the leadership team brings together Westbourne’s Heads of School, Directors and Learning Leaders.
Guided by the Principal, Adrian Camm, the team is responsible for setting and managing the direction of the school and fostering a positive culture based on Westbourne’s values and vision.
Principal
Adrian is a gifted and dynamic educator who seeks to inspire students and colleagues through an authentic and collaborative approach. Recognising the importance of educating the whole person, he understands a learning environment based on respect, connection and integrity is key to achieving positive outcomes. His vision for the future rests on the belief that education is about empowering young people with what he sees as ‘the most important skill of all, which is learning how to learn.’
Dr. Adrian Camm
PhD, B AppSc, Grad Dip Ed, MSL
Associate Principal
Highly experienced as a teacher and learning innovator, Teagan seeks to inspire and empower communities by focussing on quality learning and teaching, wellbeing and the development of young people as leaders and global citizens. Her vision for teaching and learning centres on a desire to provide enriching learning environments which build character, courage and creativity and is firmly grounded in the belief that every child can succeed.
Teagan Collins
BEd, MEd, MBA, ProfCertPosPsych, GAICD
Director of Business
Commercially astute and forward thinking, Nicole brings a wealth of experience in both independent schools and the private sector. Strategically focused with an exemplary track record in the delivery of all aspects of corporate services, Nicole comes to Westbourne from Mentone Grammar where she was the Director of Business. Highly respected by her professional peers, she is currently a non-executive director of several not-for-profit community Boards, and is the immediate past president of the Association of School Business Administrators (Victorian chapter).
Nicole Bradshaw
B Bus, Grad Cert Psych of Risk, MBA, CPA, GAICD
Director of People and Culture
Rebecca is an HR specialist with significant industry experience having worked for Victoria Police, Swinburne University, Wesley Mission and Ambulance Victoria. Rebecca also has extensive governance experience being on the Boards of the Brien Holden Foundation and Sacred Heart Mission. Rebecca has directed all functions of HR in complex and large organizations and has been responsible for sizeable and diverse teams delivering key outcomes for employment, workplace relations, policies and innovation.
Rebecca Hodges
MCom (HR), MAICD
Director of Teaching and Learning [Prep to Year 12]
A dedicated and dynamic leader with extensive experience in a variety of educational settings, Jeremy has held positions of responsibility as Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning), Head of Learning, Head of Middle School and Dean of Teaching and Learning. As Westbourne’s Director of Teaching and Learning, he brings in-depth understanding of both VCE and IB programs and is a passionate advocate for achieving excellent student outcomes through facilitating great teaching, Jeremy is secretary of the Vic/Tas branch of the Australian College of Educators and a member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Jeremy Otto
BEd, B Creative Ind, MEd, Cert School Mgmt & Leadership
Head Senior School
An accomplished and results-driven educator, Amrita has a strong desire to empower students to become independent and lifelong learners. She is committed to unleash student potential and ensure that all students experience a high quality, balanced program of learning opportunities. Amrita oversees learning and wellbeing in Senior School by actively fostering staff and student talent in a safe and supportive environment.
Amrita Ahuja
MCom, BCom(Hons), BEd, MEd (Leadership and Management)
Deputy Head of Senior School
Highly experienced in school leadership, learning innovation, teaching and pastoral care, Paul comes to Westbourne from the International School of London where he was the Secondary Principal. With a focus in fostering personalised learning and empowering students to be ‘good at thinking and to act with integrity’, Paul has been involved in both VCE and IB having been an examiner, workshop leader, theory of knowledge teacher, extended essay supervisor and teacher of chemistry and philosophy. Outside the classroom Paul has been an enthusiastic coach for football (girls and boys), volleyball, tennis, badminton and cross-country.
Paul Rose
BSc (Hons), BEd
Head of Junior School
A learning leader with an outstanding record of innovation. As head of Junior School, Andrea focuses on developing and delivering an educational program that inspires Westbourne’s junior students to acquire a love of learning and attain their personal best. She also works collaboratively with her team to provide an environment that enables students to master the essential skills of numeracy and literacy, and to grow and thrive.
Andrea Elliott
BEd, Dip Teach, PGradDipEd
Deputy Head of Junior School
Innovative educator and experienced teacher-researcher, Emma is a strong advocate for the Reggio-Emilia philosophy of education, Project Zero’s Cultures of Thinking and the Maker Movement.Emma was previously at The Geelong College was she was Leader of Learning for Years 4-8. Prior to her appointment at The Geelong College, Emma was the Numeracy Curriculum Co-Ordinator PP-10 at Nyikina Mangala Community School (NMCS), Jarlmadangah. Whilst at MMCS, Emma was awarded the Kate Mullin Prize for Excellence in Language and Literacy Outcomes for her work in leading the implementation of the Walker Learning Approach.
Emma Watters
BEd
Head of Williamstown Campus
An experienced, well-qualified and dedicated educator, Mario is strongly committed to ensuring Westbourne students are empowered to make the most of their individual strengths, grow in confidence and explore all that the curriculum offers throughout those exciting early years of education. In an environment inspired by rich learning experiences, the Williamstown campus is a place where young learners thrive.
Mario Chrisanthou
BEd Primary
Heads of Campus
The campuses of the School are led by a dedicated team of Heads at Amici, Winjeel, Williamstown, Verdon.
Along with the School Executive, the Heads of Campus also belong to the Effective Learning Team which guides the strategic research and planning for learning across the School.
Head of Amici
A Westbourne staff member for thirteen years, Kristy brings a deep understanding of the needs of young children to her leadership role at Amici. As a strong advocate for the educational project of Reggio Emilia, Kristy has been involved in the development and implementation of a wide range of highly successful programs for our youngest learners. An effective communicator, her focus is on collaboration with families and colleagues to support children’s learning and wellbeing.
Kristy Malone
Dip Early Childhood
Head of Winjeel
Experienced in leadership roles, Tanya understands the importance of a learning environment in which students are supported to reach their full potential. As an educator, her philosophy sees teachers as researchers who collaborate, critically reflect on their practice, share ideas and strategies and provide effective feedback. A strong advocate for the Education Project of Reggio Emilia, Tanya’s focus is on building warm and sensitive relationships essential to student wellbeing.
Tanya Turczyniak
BEd
Head of Verdon Centre
As Head of the Verdon Centre (Years 3-6) Emma brings a wealth of experience in teaching and a philosophy of learning that is focused on student wellbeing, positive interaction and achievement. The driving force behind Westbourne’s very successful community service program, Emma believes it is important that students in Years 5 and 6 are empowered to give back to their community.
Emma Woodall
BTeach, BEd
Heads of Senior Year Levels
Years 7 & 8, Year 9 and Years 10, 11 & 12 have a designated Head of Year Level to coordinate within and across these senior years.
The Heads of Year Levels work with with the Heads of Campus and contribute to the Effective Learning Team.
Head of Years 7 and 8
With a background in both classroom teaching and a range of leadership positions, Helen’s professional experience as an educator has encompassed a diverse range of roles that include Director of Faculty and Head of House. As Westbourne’s Director of Years 7 and 8, Helen brings a wealth of knowledge to this key position. Her strong desire to assist students to become more confident and independent learners, supported by a robust wellbeing program, is a hallmark of her leadership style.
Helen Gauci
BEd, DipTeach
Head of Year 9
As the Head of Westbourne’s purpose-built Geoffrey Ryan Centre, Barry’s belief in the importance of a separate learning environment for Year 9 is at the core of his professional work. Strongly committed to prioritising the development of agency, optimism and self-efficacy in students’ learning dispositions, Barry is motivated by his concept of the interconnectivity of various facets of students’ learning situations - something that is an integral to the success of the Year 9 experience.
Barry Power
BEd
Head of Years 10, 11 and 12
As the Director of Years 10-12, Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise to the management of Westbourne’s senior students. A highly experienced educator, her focus is on providing support for those in her care and ensuring their wellbeing is always the priority. Strongly committed to the school’s values, she has held a range of leadership positions since joining the staff in 1994. With a degree in fine arts and a major in ceramics, Sandra is a dedicated visual arts practitioner.
Sandra Jenkins
BA, DipEd, Grad Cert TESOL