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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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Principal's Lines
Blog Posts - Tue 22 April 2014
Principal's Lines
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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...
Principal's Lines
Blog Posts - Wed 26 June 2013
Principal's Lines
Across the College this term, our College theme for 2013, Learning to Be, has resonated strongly in many forums. From assemblies commemorating ANZAC Day and Founders’ Day earlier in the term, to our...
Learning to Be
Blog Posts - Mon 29 April 2013
Learning to Be
I always think, at the beginning of a new school year, how important it is not just to look ahead, but to sneak a look backwards as well, to acknowledge how what has been achieved in the past helps us...