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Meet our Head of School

Alyce van der Velde - Head of Middle School

Alyce commenced teaching in 1995 and throughout her career has worked at a number of Christian schools in Australia, as well as Indonesia where she served as the Principal of an International School in Jakarta. Alyce commenced teaching at St Philip’s in 2012 as an English/HSIE teacher in Years 7-9.

Throughout her career, Alyce has worked with students ranging from Year 1 – Year 10, University and has held several educational leadership roles, she most recently took on the role of Head of Middle School in 2017. Alyce enjoys the challenge of learning new things and working with students of all ages, but is particularly passionate about working with pre-teens and teens in the Middle school years.

Her love of learning is evident as Alyce has a Bachelor of Teaching, as well as a Bachelor of Special Education, Certificate of Gifted Education and Master of Education. Alyce has also completed training in Project Based Learning and gained certification as a Project Based Learning Trainer with the New Tech Network in the United States.

Alyce understands that each student is unique and created by God and endeavours to make Middle School a place where student wake up excited to go to school.