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, Adrian Camm builds on the strategic vision and achievements of previous principals of Westbourne Grammar School.

Adrian Camm
Principal
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 current PhD candidate, 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
John’s service as an independent director of Westbourne Grammar and the Westbourne Foundation spans a period of more than two decades. A chief executive, company director and founding Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, John has recently retired from his position as a lecturer and unit chair at Deakin University and is currently a consultant and academic for the Marcus Oldham Agricultural College.
John McElvaney
MBA, DipBus, Cert Ed (Adult Ed), CD Dip, CPM, Cert Ed (Tertiary Ed) FAICD
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
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.’
Adrian Camm
B AppSc, Grad Dip Ed, MSL
Deputy Principal
Highly experienced as a teacher and learning innovator, Teagan comes to Westbourne from Loreto Mandeville Hall where she was Director of Programs. In this role her responsibilities included developing and implementing a Strategic Plan and capital expenditure budget, management of recruitment and annual reviews and the operation of all co-curricular activities and academic enrichment programs Prep to Year 12As an educator, Teagan’s work with young people is focussed on their wellbeing and development as global citizens. Her vision for teaching and learning centres on a desire to provide enriching learning environments which build courage and creativity.
Teagan Collins
BPhysEd, MEd, MBA(Exec), ProfCertPosPsych, GradCertMgtNFPs
Director of People Strategy and Culture
With a professional background that includes a wide range of experience in schools in England and Australia, Peter joined the Westbourne staff in 2019. A graduate of Staffordshire and Leicester Universities, he has taught secondary geography and history and also had responsibility for many roles beyond the classroom including: student counsellor, faculty and subject leader, sub-school coordinator, data analyst, Year Level Manager and Director of Learning (P – 12 and Senior School).
Peter Westhead
BA (Hons), PGradCertEd
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,
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
Acting Head of Junior School (Term 4, 2022)
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
Business Manager
With experience in a range of settings including infrastructure, professional services, legal and educational, James is well credentialled to manage the school’s financial wellbeing. As a senior finance executive for over two decades in European and North American listed multinationals and, more recently, in the not for profit sector, James’s strategic thinking skills and track record of improving organisational operations, developing high performing teams and optimising capital efficiency are highly valued at Westbourne. James also has a strong interest in improving the financial literacy of all students and, as an accomplished violinist, has a deep affiliation with the performing arts.
James Egan
MAppFin, BBus, BSc, GradDipEd, CPA
Director Of Community Engagement
With a background in marketing and communications in the education sector, Petalyn brings an impressive skill set, experience and knowledge of public relations, brand renewal and management and social media, strategies which have led to growth in enrolments and successful community engagement with a range of stakeholders. Strongly committed to advancing the interests of Westbourne as the school of choice in Melbourne’s west, Petalyn is actively involved in all aspects of school life. A keen gardener, when not at work she loves to spend time with her family.
Petalyn Walker
BComn
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 and Winjeel
A learning leader with an outstanding record of innovation, Andrea works closely with the Head of Junior School to develop and deliver an educational program that inspires Westbourne’s junior students to acquire a love of learning and attain their personal best. As Deputy Head, she also works collaboratively with the teaching staff 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
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
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 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 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 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