Mrs Dawn Clements joins St. Andrew’s Grammar as our new Principal for 2021. She has an impressive 30 years of experience in teaching and leadership, most recently as the Principal of Presbyterian Ladies’ College Melbourne (PLC). Before moving to Melbourne, Mrs Clements was the Principal of Lake Joondalup Baptist College in Perth and developed her senior leadership roles in other Colleges in Perth such as St Stephen’s School and All Saints’ College. Her extensive experience in leadership, strategic vision, school improvement planning and specifically, her experience in leading Curriculum and Learning in previous Deputy and Academic Dean roles, will no doubt steer our school into its exciting next chapter.
Mrs Clements is student focused and believes in the importance of strategising for what is best for the students. Her warm personality and caring leadership style nurture the wellbeing of her staff and students to ensure good outcomes. She believes in quality teaching and professional development that benefit staff capacity and enhance student learning competencies. She values teamwork, community, school as a place of belonging and her genuine Christian faith navigates her commitment towards excellence. She believes passionately in providing young people with the opportunities to reach their potential and to make a positive contribution as they develop the knowledge and skills to be people of good influence.
Mrs Clements completed a Master of Educational Management with high distinction, and her thesis focused on academic achievement cultures in schools. She also holds a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major in English Literature and History. All her qualifications are from the University of Western Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and has been a past member of the Education and Training Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Australia. Mrs Clements has also had experience working in the Not for Profit sector when she was a member of the Executive Leadership Team for The Esther Foundation Inc.
We believe Mrs Clements’ knowledge, skillset and extensive leadership experience will enhance St Andrew’s Grammar, and we look forward to working with her as our new Principal as we progress our school’s vision for an amazing future.
Head of Primary School
Mr Wayne Cronin has been Head of Primary at St. Andrew’s Grammar School since January 2010. Prior to this appointment, he had extensive experience in the government sector as a classroom teacher in a range of city and country schools and Deputy Principal at Highgate and Braeside Primary Schools for twelve and five years respectively. These postings have provided Wayne with the valuable leadership, educational and management skills to operate as Head of Primary.
Wayne is a dedicated leader with a comprehensive understanding of the educational needs of primary school students. He works closely with staff to develop curriculum, use assessment to drive teaching and implement programs to improve the learning outcomes of all students. Wayne endeavours at all times to work with our staff and parents to ensure students are engaged and progress emotionally, physically and academically at our school
Under Wayne’s leadership, there is an emphasis on academic excellence and our priorities include a focus on Writing, Reading, Mathematics, ‘hands on’ Science, Technology and Problem Solving. The Arts, Physical Education and Greek Studies programs are of immense value and provide a well-rounded education to further develop the skills, talents and abilities of each student. The comprehensive Behavior Management Plan focuses on the acknowledgement of positive behaviours and ensures students are able to work in a safe, supportive, inclusive environment free from exclusion and bullying.
Wayne works closely with the school community, has an excellent rapport with the staff, a wonderful relationship with the parents and prides himself on knowing the capabilities of every student in the school.
Head of Secondary School
Jannine Webb is a highly experienced educator having taught and led educational innovations in a number of schools in both metropolitan and regional WA. Her experience has allowed her to hone her collaborative, team-oriented leadership style and to develop an expert team of teachers to deliver high level learning outcomes for all students.
Deputy Head of Primary, Year 6.1
Julie Wall is an experienced Primary School teacher who migrated to Australia from England. Julie earned a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree from Sheffield University in the UK. She has taught extensively in England and Western Australia where she had many leadership and curriculum roles. Julie is currently Curriculum Coordinator and Upper Primary Cell Leader at St. Andrew’s Grammar.
Julie has also had extensive experience working with children with a disability. She has proven experience in conducting lessons and formulating programs that develop skills and engage all students to ensure their educational outcomes are successfully achieved.
Julie has an exceptional skill and aptitude in establishing an environment that stimulates, motivates and engages students to become involved in their learning. She develops each student holistically and ensures there is physical, emotional and social needs are nurtured to bring out the best in each child academically.
Julie has a strong, genuine passion to not only motivating student, but teaches them how to learn in a manner that is relevant, meaningful and memorable. She continuously upgrading her skills in emerging digital and design technologies to develop and implemen ICT programs.
Deputy Head of Secondary, Pastoral Coordinator: Years 8-9
Jason Tutty is an educator with over twenty years’ experience in a wide variety of educational contexts, both in Australia and abroad.
Mr Tutty joined St Andrew’s Grammar in 2021 after five years in the Catholic Education System in the Northern Territory, where he was a Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Prior to this he held academic and pastoral roles in management and leadership teams at high achieving English curriculum schools in North London and Kuala Lumpur.
Mr Tutty has over nine years of experience implementing and leading excellent teaching practice across the whole school with a focus upon collaborative planning, visible learning and evidence-based teaching. He is enthusiastic about building collaborative processes that identify individual student’s needs, and support staff in planning and delivering lessons which allow each learner to make good progress.
Mr Tutty understands that strong partnerships between families, students and teachers are the cornerstones of any successful College community, regardless of the variety of backgrounds, abilities and ambitions of each learner. Fostering positive and constructive relationships between all stakeholders is a priority for an enjoyable and caring school environment.
Mr Tutty holds a Masters of Political Science and Qualified Teacher Status (UK) from the University of London. He has completed a Graduate Certificate in Theology from the University of Newcastle and has a current Certificate IV (VET) qualification in Teaching and Assessment. His undergraduate Arts degree is in Southeast Asian Studies and his Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education specialises in Languages other than English (Indonesian language) and Humanities; both these qualifications were received from Charles Darwin University.