Two new appointments are set to usher in a new era of science and technology learning at Northlakes High School.
At the start of Term 2, the school has welcomed Paul Devonshire into the role of Head Teacher Science and Tim Teys as Head Teacher of Technological and Applied Studies, and Principal, Warren Welham, believes that they’ve got the ability to elevate teaching and learning in their disciplines.
Devonshire comes to Northlakes High School with a wealth of leadership experience having previously been Head Teacher Science at Asquith Girls High School.
He holds a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Science and has received the Newcastle University medal in education for Chemistry and Physics, and he has extensive experience teaching overseas, having held teaching and leadership roles in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and China.
“Paul believes that enthusiasm and engagement in learning is a direct result of highly visible teacher passion and knowledge for their subject, collaborative planning of rich teaching and learning resources, and ongoing communication with and engagement of students and parents in education.
“Paul aspires to create an inclusive community supporting young people to realise their potential, becoming life long learners,” Welham said.
Teys was previously Head Teacher, TAS, at Francis Greenway High School, Woodberry NSW, where he was highly regarded as an innovative teacher of Technology.
As well as his Bachelor of Education, Teys holds qualifications in Furnishings/Cabinet Making, Construction and Metals/Engineering.
He has significant experience in designing and delivering quality Information and Communication Technology resources for the classroom, and supporting other teaching staff in their use of technology.
“Tim’s vision for his appointment to Northlakes High School is to provide students with essential knowledge and skills in an interactive, engaging and safe learning environment in which they are encouraged to ask questions and think critically about the world around them,” Welham said.
“I welcome both Paul and Tim to the staff of Northlakes High School and look forward to seeing their impact on enhancing teaching and learning in the areas of Science and Technology,” Welham said.
Press release, May 1
Warren Welham, Northlakes High School