Leadership

College Executive

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Mr Mark Lewis,
Headmaster

Dip T, BEd, MA, Med, MACEL, AICD, AFAIM

Mark joined Penrith Anglican College as Headmaster in 2015 after serving as Principal of Swan Christian College, Perth, WA for 9 years. Swan Christian College has 1,600 students and a staff of over 180. Prior to Swan Christian College, Mr Lewis was the Principal of Sutherland Shire Christian School.

Mark’s personal goal is to make schools places where students can understand that they are uniquely created individuals, able to live lives of purpose and serve in the wider community, and to achieve personal excellence through Christ.


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Mrs Felicity Grima,
Deputy Head Operations and Curriculum

BEd (Primary) Hons, MEd (Leadership and Administration), Cert IV (Assessment and Workplace Training), MACE, MACEL

Felicity joined Penrith Anglican College in 2016. She has taught and held leadership roles across Preparatory to Year 12 in Sydney schools and at the Australian International School in Singapore. Most recently she was the inaugural Head of Preparatory and Junior School at William Clarke College in north-west Sydney as it moved from a Secondary school to a Preparatory to Year 12 College of over 1500 students. Felicity enjoys travelling and renovating houses with her husband. She particularly loves the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world, volunteering and helping others. She has travelled to Thailand and Japan to teach English, and has participated in house building in Cambodia and in the Solomon Islands.


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Mr Tony Banks,
Deputy Head College Improvement and Wellbeing

BEd

Tony joined Penrith Anglican College in 2016 year after teaching at Swan Christian College in Perth, WA for 15 years. Tony has been teaching since 1995 in schools in Queensland and Western Australia. In that time Tony has taught students from Year 1 through to Year 12 across a range of subjects and held various roles, including Head of Department, Director of Sport, Acting Head of Junior School and Dean of Student Wellbeing. Tony is passionate about challenging students to journey beyond their perceived limits and to use the talents God has given them in the pursuit of personal excellence and for the benefit of the wider community. He is excited about the opportunities ahead at Penrith Anglican College.


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Mrs Sue Kennedy,
Head of Primary

Dip Teach, BEd

Sue started at Penrith Anglican College when it opened in 1998. Sue’s qualifications include a Diploma of Teaching from Sydney Teachers College and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Wollongong. She has taught all year levels (Kindergarten to Year 6) during her 36-year career. Penrith Anglican College has given Sue the added bonus of working in a Kindergarten to Year 12 setting and the chance to further extend her teaching into Year 7. Sue is passionate about Christian education, the nurturing of students in a safe and supportive environment with appropriate boundaries, and the development of each student as an individual. The opportunity to be part of the team at the College as it has grown over the years has been an invaluable and most rewarding experience.


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Mr David Tweed,
Director of Studies

BSc, Dip Ed

David is currently Director of Studies at Penrith Anglican College and a member of the College Executive. He also teaches Science to Year 12 students. His university studies were at Sydney University, where he majored in Physics. He has taught at Parramatta High School (1982-1995) and Westfields Sports High School (1995-2000); he then took up the position of Stage 6 Coordinator & Head of Science at Penrith Anglican College at the start of 2001. He remains very enthusiastic about the teaching of Science and about the planning and implementation of curriculum. David is deeply committed to the Christian ethos of the College and he greatly enjoys the warmth and sense of purpose found in serving Christ at the College.


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Miss Adele Crane,
Director of Wellbeing

BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, M EdL (School Leadership), Grad Cert Counselling, Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education)

Adele is a dedicated educator and is passionate about helping young people to flourish. She initially worked in environmental consultancy before retraining to be a Science teacher. Adele teaches Year 7 – 10 Science as well as Earth and Environmental Science and Biology. She has worked with pastoral care teams for 12 years in different schools before joining Penrith Anglican College. Adele is committed to equipping young people as they learn and seek to achieve their best academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Adele is an Elder at Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church where she enjoys worshiping and serving the congregation. Adele loves any opportunity to explore the world and has taken numerous overseas trips with students to places such as Morocco, Tanzania and Ecuador. At the College Adele seeks to help students grow in their self-awareness, resilience and compassion.


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Mrs Sophia Jones,
Director of Student Enrichment and Support Pre-K to Year 12

Sophia has a passion and commitment to helping students achieve their best at school. Each student has gifts and talents given to them by God, which are to be nurtured and developed in a caring Christian environment. She has worked in a variety of schools with students who have learning needs after initially beginning her teaching career in HSIE specialising in Geography and Economics. Sophia gained her degree at Sydney University and has since undertaken a number of courses in Special Education and in the area of Gifted and Talented. Sophia teaches Years 7-10 Geography at the College and works with a dedicated team of teachers and Learning Support Aides to help students access curriculum and participate fully in the classroom and all college activities. Since 2015 Sophia has also co-ordinated the College’s Gifted and Talented program and is looking forward to working with teachers in further developing higher order thinking skills in our students. She and her husband Brian have 3 adult children and 2 demanding cats.


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Mr Phil McIntyre,
IB Co-ordinator

Phil is the IB Diploma coordinator as well as head of the Mathematics department at Penrith Anglican College. He has taught a range of Mathematics subjects during his 5 years at the College as well the IB compulsory subject Theory of Knowledge. Phil has also been actively involved in various sporting and service aspects of College life. Phil is passionate about seeing students understand and appreciate the power of Mathematics and to develop students’ interest in issues around the world. Before becoming a teacher, Phil was involved in international work with a Christian mission agency and NGO and continues to have a great interest in developing awareness and interest in issues from around the world. Phil also spent his early years of schooling in Japan, where he learnt Japanese, and which has made him feel strongly about the need for all students to learn about language and culture of other nations. Phil is married and enjoys being part of his church community with his wife Roopa.


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Mrs Wendy White,
Director of Innovation

Wendy joined Penrith Anglican College in 2017 after two years working for the Anglican Schools Corporation as a Learning Technology Consultant and Education Strategist. Prior to that she was a Science Teacher, Head of Department and Dean of Students at Thomas Hassall Anglican College, and has taught at Hurlstone Agricultural High, Liverpool Girls High and lectured and tutored in the Physics department of Western Sydney University. She is passionate about the opportunities available to use technology to allow students to become 21st Century Learners. Wendy is a committed Christian who enjoys watching her students grow in all areas. She enjoys travelling and marvelling at God’s creation. Wendy is looking forward to helping Students and staff at Penrith use technology in meaningful and innovative ways.