From The Principal.
Welcome to our vibrant, grounded and caring Perth College community.
Our Principal joins Perth College in 2019 with a passion for educating young people and a desire to equip girls for life in the global world beyond school. She encourages students to be brave, dream big, push themselves forward, step outside their comfort zone, reflect and bounce back from failures.
Helen believes in being authentic and proud of one’s story: “Our stories define us as individuals and bring us together as a community. Sharing stories builds genuine, trusting relationships with students, parents and staff. Perth College has prospered from the courage of those who have come before us and together our united efforts will see Perth College girls forge pathways into the future as confident agents of change capable of shaping the world – and the future is certainly positive!”
Helen has a background in teaching and senior leadership positions in Anglican and Catholic schools in Western Australia and holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching), having specialised in English and Humanities. She also has a Master of Education in Leadership and Management and a Master of Religious Education (specialising in pastoral care). Currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate, Helen’s research explores the the wellbeing experiences of newly employed teachers, drawing upon Martin Seligman’s positive psychology framework.
Helen is married with two young children. A fluent Portuguese speaker who was born and initially raised in Carnarvon, she is eternally grateful to her parents for their ongoing and never-ending support.