Leadership

College Executive

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Mrs Felicity Grima,
Principal

BEd (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 Leighton Corr,
Deputy Principal - Secondary

BEd MACE Prel.Theo Cert. MEdLead

Leighton joined Penrith Anglican College in Term 4 of 2019 as the inaugural Head of Secondary School. Prior to this, he was the Head of Senior School (10-12) at Arndell Anglican College. Leighton completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney and majored in History. Modern History is his passion and he enjoys helping his students understand the past and make sense of the world.
He has also completed a Masters of Educational Leadership, through Morling College and the Preliminary Theological Certificate through Moore College. Leighton attends his local Anglican Church, with his wife Courtney and son Ryder.
Leighton is a passionate follower of all sport and enjoys playing football in his spare time. Helping young people develop their character and be prepared for a changing world is something he loves about his job.


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Mrs Ljubica Mansell,
Deputy Principal - Primary

BEd, Grad Cert TESOL

Prior to joining Penrith Anglican College, Ljubica held the role of K-12 Principal in a independent school in Western Sydney where she was able to lead the school in significant improvements in literacy and numeracy.
She completed a Bachelor of Education Primary at Charles Sturt University in 2004 and has completed a Post Graduate course in Teaching English as a Second Language in 2017.
Ljubica volunteers her time to coordinate a community language school and religion classes through her local church in Blacktown where she attends with her husband Neville and their children Daniel, Aleksandar and Anastasija.
She is committed to supporting all students in their educational journey and ensures that all students can learn in a safe and supportive environment.
In her spare time, Ljubica enjoys reading and crafting projects with her children.


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Mr David Janzen,
Chaplain

BSc, Dip Ed, Dip Biblical Theology

David joined Penrith Anglican College in Term 4 of 2020 as the College Chaplain, leading the Chaplaincy and Christian Living Department as well as coordinating and planning the Christian fellowship, mission and outreach programs of the College. Previously he was a Science teacher and Astronomy coordinator at Tara Anglican School for Girls before becoming their Assistant Chaplain and Head of Christian Studies in 2018. David completed his undergraduate training at Macquarie University majoring in Chemistry and Biology, with an associated Diploma in Education. He has taught Chemistry, Biology and Physics to HSC students across Sydney and loves the opportunity to connect observations about the world to the character and nature of the creator God who planned it.

As David took on the role of Assistant Chaplain and Head of Christian Studies at Tara in 2018 he realised a long held desire to study Theology at Moore College and graduated in early 2020 with a Diploma of Biblical Theology. David has always used his classrooms as places where students were invited to meet Jesus and understand His plan for the world, and he is excited to be able to expand this ministry as Chaplain.

David attends his local Anglican Church with his wife Hannah and son Oliver. He can be found spending most of his spare time riding or swimming with his son and watching good movies with his wife.


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Mr Felix Kobus,
Director of Studies

BMedSc (Hons) PhD, BTeach

Felix returned to Penrith Anglican College as the Head of Science in 2017 after previously working as Head of Science at Rouse Hill Anglican for four years. He enjoys teaching Year 7-10 Science, iSTEM and HSC and IB Biology and Chemistry. He is particularly looking forward to teaching the Science Extension course. He is also the IB CAS Co-ordinator and the Chair of the Work Health and Safety committee. As Director of Studies Felix oversees the planning and implementation of curriculum across Years 7-12.

Felix is passionate about the holistic development of individual students. He is committed to helping students develop spiritually, academically, creatively and athletically in order that they may follow their passions.


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Mrs Fiona Wright,
Director of Student Development (Years 10 -12)

BA, Dip Ed, Grad Cert Divinity, Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education)

Fiona joined the Penrith Anglican College team in 1999 teaching History, English, Geography and Drama. During her time at the College, Fiona has been Head of History, Wellbeing Events, Tabitha Program Coordinator and Head of House for Ridley. In recent years, she has taught Psychology and Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Program as well as Positive Education to Years 5-8. Fiona has oversight of the Student development programs in Years 10-12 with a particular focus on Careers, the College camp program called 'Challenge, Explore, Prepare (CEP) and the our Tabitha program.

Fiona is grateful for the opportunity to work in an environment where Jesus is central. She is passionate about equipping students to thrive in an ever-changing world, for service learning and ensuring that students at the College feel that they belong, are known and valued.

Fiona has been involved in a range of College trips, most recently being privileged to lead the Cootamundra Dusty Boots Service Trip which over the last 5 years has developed close relationships with the community.

Along with her husband Jon and their children Alex, Sam, Josh and Charlotte, Fiona worships at her local Presbyterian Church.


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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 Wendy White,
Director of Operations

BSc, Dip Ed

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.


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Mr Mitchell Clarke,
Director of Teaching and Learning

BSocSc (Criminology), MTeach (Secondary), MEd (Educational Leadership)

Mitchell joined Penrith Anglican College in 2008 and in this time has taught a variety of HSIE subjects including Legal Studies, Society & Culture and Geography. As the Director of Teaching and Learning, Mitchell is responsible for overseeing the development of research-based teaching practices of all College teachers, and the implementation of the College’s Teaching and Learning Framework.
As a strong advocate for Christian education, Mitchell is passionate about promoting student academic empowerment and contemporary teaching within a Christian worldview; balancing the importance of academic success, the development of future focused skills and student knowledge of their loving Creator.
Mitchell recently completed his Masters of Education (Educational Leadership) and loves spending time with his wife and three young boys.


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Mr Rodney Cosier,
Business Manager

BEc, FCA

Rodney is a qualified and experienced commercial accountant.  He began his career as an auditor with a large accounting firm, worked in senior finance roles with international companies and spent 10 years as Financial Controller in the group administration office of The Anglican Schools Corporation before he moved to the College as Business Manager.  Rodney uses his finance and admin experience to both manage regular financial matters at the College and provide relevant input to the executive team.  Rodney is married with three children, two of whom are now at uni.  He goes to Hope Anglican Church at Leppington which is a new church plant in a fast-growing area.