Paul Wellham - Head of Junior School
Paul joined the Junior School at St Philip’s in 2004.
During his University days completing a Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of PDHPE for High School teaching, Paul was developing a passion for working with young children.
It was during this time that he completed a number practicums in Primary Schools which cemented his passion for teaching in the early years.
Appointed to one of the first Primary PDHPE specialist positions within the Hunter Region, Paul was responsible for developing Physical Education & Health programs and Sport Coordination at SPCC Newcastle, alongside his ministry passions which enabled him to the position of Ministry Coordinator within the Junior School.
In 2009, Paul was appointed to the Junior School executive team as well as continuing to teach each in year level within the Junior School.
In 2014, Paul was chosen for the position of Assistant Head of Junior School where he continued to be a passionate advocate for seeing every child in the Junior School thrive and cultivate a love of learning and a true enjoyment of the early years of their schooling career.
Now the Head of Junior School, Paul is currently undertaking further study, completing his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership focusing on the Early Years of Learning.
This study has further ignited his passion and dedication to create a school that values the unique nature of every child and provide for them an opportunity to learn and discover in a way that best suits their individual learning style.