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Dr Helen Drennen's Blog

Helen Drennen BA BSc (Hons) PhD DipEd AMP FACE FACEL

Dr Helen Drennen was appointed Principal of Wesley College Melbourne in 2003 and brings to the role extensive national and international experience in education, at both primary and secondary levels.

Helen is currently a member of the International Baccalaureate Board of Governors and a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance in Victoria.

Prior to becoming Principal of Wesley College Melbourne in 2003, Helen was the Academic Director for the International Baccalaureate, based in Cardiff, Wales, UK from 1997 – 2002 and the Director of the Asia Pacific Region from 2002 – 2003. Before these two international appointments, Helen held the position of Head of Campus, Glen Waverley at Wesley College Melbourne 1994 – 1997. In October 2007, she completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Business School, Cambridge, USA, and in 2010 was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educators and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders in 2011.

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Overview
Blog Posts - Wed 2 July 2014
Overview
Click above to watch an overview of Wesley and discover more about a great Australian school...
Wesley In The Asian Century
Blog Posts - Thu 26 June 2014
Wesley In The Asian Century
A quick glance at these two photos of Wesley in China 1990 and then in 2013 would suggest that nothing much has changed.  Each group of Wesley students and staff is exuberant and clearly enjoying the...
Principal's Lines
Blog Posts - Tue 22 April 2014
Principal's Lines
I have previously written about my idea that each year a theme be established across the College as a kind of glue binding our separate campuses and our diverse activities together, so that no one...
China And Australia - Feedback From An Educational Working Conference In Suzhou
Blog Posts - Fri 4 April 2014
Last week three Wesley staff members including myself, Richard Brenker, Head of Campus St Kilda Road, and Zhengwei  Wei, Executive Director Wesley Programs in China,  participated in an important...
Academic excellence
Blog Posts - Fri 28 February 2014
Academic excellence
At Wesley our graduating students move on from the school with much more than an ATAR score. Each has been encouraged to achieve excellence and their personal best in all areas of endeavour.The Class...
Doors of perception
Blog Posts - Wed 18 December 2013
Doors of perception
I always love our Speech Nights and feel privileged being a part of them. Sitting on stage and watching as our newest batch of Wesley graduates undergo this important rite of passage, I can feel their...
The Wesley future
Blog Posts - Wed 11 September 2013
The Wesley future
One of the most important aspects of my role as Principal of this multi-faceted school is to ensure that its working parts function as harmoniously and productively as possible, and to call upon the...