A Masters in Science Education and Bachelors degree in Computer Education supports Bruce Wilkin’s passion for Science, Engineering and Mathematics. He has multiple years of WACE Physics and Chemistry experience that includes ‘Top Performing Schools’ status for Physics in 2018. Bruce has also taught Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Woodwork, Media, Health and Religion in a range of schools including Girrawheen, Manjimup, Kelmscott, St Hilda’s ASG, John XXIII, Servite and Methodist Ladies’ College.
He has 12 years’ experience as a Head of Science and a further 11 Years on the Leadership Team at MLC where he was primarily the Timetabler but also had roles including the Assistant to the Head of Secondary, the Acting Head of Middle School and the Academic Dean (K – 12). Bruce has a teacher wife and 3 children: an OT, an Engineer and a soon to be Lawyer.
He is still very proud of his position in the WA U16 State Team for Basketball along time ago, his 2nd Place in the 150km ‘Northam to Perth’ bike race and his effort riding a tandem bicycle for the WA Blind Sports Federation. He also swam at the world Master’s swimming championships. Bruce rides a bike to work ‘almost always’ and has spent a couple of years coaching students for the ‘Busselton Pedal Prix’. He is a life member of Hamersley Little Athletics, a former LAWA Board Member and has coached High jump for around 10 years. In his spare time, Bruce is building two kit cars, a Sonic 7 and Locost ‘Lotus 7’, which fits in well with him being the secretary of the WA Sports Car Builders Club.
In the classroom, he believes that challenging students to give their best needs to be personalised to the individual student and actively modelled by the teacher. He is looking forward to providing some challenging learning opportunities to the St Andrew’s students and watching them strive for success.