OUR COLLEGE EXECUTIVE
MEET OUR COLLEGE EXECUTIVE
Kristen Waldron DEPUTY PRINCIPAL WELLBEING
In her role as Deputy Principal Wellbeing, Kristen oversees the discipline and welfare of all students, as well as the schools’ Wellbeing and Leadership programmes.
With a Master of Student Wellbeing and a certificate in Advanced Leadership, Kristen capably addresses the emotional, social and physical needs of the students in her care.
With 30 years’ experience at the school, Kristen is highly regarded within the school community and beyond for her leadership, commitment and passion for the College.
Stephen Nelson HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL
Stephen is Head of the Junior School and has over 30 years’ primary teaching, pastoral and leadership experience in Australia and overseas. Prior to his current role, Stephen was an integral part of the Middle Years team at the College Senior School and taught upper primary classes for ten years at the Myrniong Junior School.
He is an experienced and compassionate educator, an avid sportsman, passionate teacher and a leader committed to building capacity and culture to enable holistic development of all staff and students. A desire to become an accredited growth coach has driven Stephen’s professional learning in recent years. He is committed to enhancing the vibrant community spirit, which makes the College’s Junior School inclusive and unique.
Anna Robertson DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
Anna Robertson joined the Executive in 2024 as the Director of Learning and Teaching and is responsible for the academic programme at the College.
She has held leadership positions as Junior School Curriculum Coordinator and Acting Primary Years Programme Coordinator for the International Baccalaureate at Korowa Anglican Girls’ School in Melbourne and has also worked as an independent curriculum consultant.
She was awarded an Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Teacher Fellowship in 2022, is qualified at advanced level in the Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) program through La Trobe University and was accredited as an AITSL Highly Accomplished Teacher in 2023.
Prior to her current role, Anna was a member of the Junior School teaching team, working across the school in Extension and Learning Enhancement programmes as well as an Upper Primary Classroom Teacher for the past 7 years. She is passionate about translating research into evidence-based practice in the classroom, to ensure the best possible learning opportunities for all students.
Andrew Monk DIRECTOR OF BOARDING
As Director of Boarding, Andrew is responsible for overseeing the welfare and wellbeing of our boarders. He has a wealth of leadership experience, holding positions at Monivae College Hamilton, Scotch College Adelaide, Knox Grammar Sydney and Geelong Grammar School Timbertop campus.
Andrew holds a Master of Education – Leadership, is a Master Trainer in Positive Education, and has a clear passion and enthusiasm for the wellbeing of students. This dedication in the application of Positive Education theory to secondary schools has seen Andrew publish in the field of positive psychology and implement educational coaching approaches. Andrew and his family reside within the boarding community and work closely with our Head of Speirs and Head of Macdonald to provide a caring, compassionate and family-orientated boarding experience for our students.
Jason Bourke BUSINESS MANAGER
Jason is responsible for managing the financial, property and people resources which underpin the educational needs of the College. He has competently ensured a strong financial result for the school in the years he has been at the College through prudent use of our resources. Jason is also a vital part and is Company Secretary of the College and Foundation reporting to the Board monthly.