New Senior School staff
NEW SENIOR SCHOOL STAFF: KRISTY IRWIN, TONY HENNESSY AND KERRIE ARDLEY.
ABSENT: AMY CHRISTENSEN.
Scotch welcomed four new Senior School permanent staff in Term 1.
Kerrie Ardley is our new Senior Subject Teacher of Psychology. Kerrie comes to us from Melbourne Girls’ Grammar, where she was a teacher of senior psychology, biology and science. She held a number of senior positions at her previous school, including acting head of science and year level coordinator. She has also been a VCAA psychology assessor for a number of years. Kerrie is a keen sportswoman, having coached indoor cricket, netball, softball and basketball.
Amy Christensen joins our Drama department, having taught drama at the Distance Education Centre and before that, at Bacchus Marsh Grammar and Wesley College. Amy has had significant experience in theatre production, having worked with Orchestra Victoria and a number of dance companies in Australia and the UK. Although Amy’s major area of expertise is drama, she is also able to teach history and English.
Tony Hennessy joins us from Melbourne Grammar School, where he was head of classics, to take up the position of Senior Subject Teacher of Latin. Tony has a wealth of experience in teaching Latin, having taught it at Melbourne Grammar for the past 12 years, and at a number of other schools throughout Victoria prior to this.
Kristy Irwin is our new Head of Languages and Director of the Language and Culture Centre. Kristy was educated in NSW and Canberra and comes to us from Catholic Ladies’ College, Eltham, where she was head of languages. Prior to this, she has worked at Balwyn High School, Bede Polding College in NSW, and at Ninestiles School, Birmingham, UK. Kristy’s main language is Italian, but she is also able to teach French and German.