Kinross Wolaroi’s strength is its people. It is through the success of our teams of people that the School continues do great things. Our strong values based culture is a key part of looking after students. We do this by ensuring our people and staff can be involved in the future of the School and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop.
- Principal - Dr Andrew Parry
- Business Manager - Mr Trevor Delbridge
- Deputy Principal - Mr James Boyd
- Head of Junior School - Mrs Denise Hayward
- Head of Teaching and Learning - Ms Heidi Anthony
- Head of Student Wellbeing - Mr Tom Riley
- Director of Studies - Mrs Lucy Collett
- Head of Boys Boarding, Acting Head of Girls Boarding - Anthony Begg
- Director of The Regional Engagement Enterprise - Mrs Sue-Ann Gavin
- Head of Marketing & Communications - Ms Jennifer Divall
- Director of CoCurricular - Joe Priest
Dr Andrew Parry is one of the best credentialed educators in Australia with academic qualifications including a Doctor of Philosophy (University of Cambridge), Master of Philosophy (University of Cambridge) and a Master of Education (University of Sydney). Andrew possesses a lifetime of experience of living and working in leading independent schools in Australia and England and brings with him extensive operational experience across all aspects of the life of a boarding school.
A true ‘Renaissance man’, Andrew has represented Australia on the rugby field and coached sport at representative levels. He is an artist, musician and student of architecture, history and philosophy. Andrew is driven by the opportunities educators possess to inspire and empower students to discover and realise their full potential and believes education should be deliberately structured to develop the whole person. He is widely regarded as a leader who engenders the passion necessary for students of all levels and abilities to develop academically, culturally, socially, physically and spiritually. Throughout his career, Andrew has demonstrated a strong capacity to build dynamic teams and unify and engage communities.
Dr Parry was commissioned as the fifth Principal of Kinross Wolaroi School in January 2017 after being the Deputy Headmaster of The King's School in Sydney for many years, where he earned the respect and admiration of students, staff, parents and alumni as an outstanding educator and passionate leader.
As Business Manager, Mr Delbridge is charged with contributing to, and delivering on, the strategic vision of the School in terms of its financial wellbeing and in the provision of resources to achieve the intended educational outcomes set by the School Council. At an operational level, Mr Delbridge is responsible to the Principal for all corporate support functions in the School including financial management, admissions, engagement, property, catering, transport, health services and human resources matters. Mr Delbridge is a member of the School’s Senior Management Team and serves as Clerk to the School Council and to the Kinross Wolaroi Foundation.
Mr Delbridge began his career with Ernst & Young in Sydney before moving into a corporate role in the financial services sector and then into private practice following a move from Sydney to the Central West. Mr Delbridge joined Kinross Wolaroi School in March 2016 as Finance Manager and in this role has provided professional oversight and leadership to the accounting and financial administration functions of the School. He was appointed by the Kinross Wolaroi School Council as Business Manager and Clerk to the Council in February 2019.
Mr Delbridge holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney and is admitted as a Chartered Accountant.
Mr James Boyd joins Kinross Wolaroi School in 2019 as the Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School.
Mr Boyd was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He read History at the University of Durham and completed his PGCE at the University of Buckingham. Mr Boyd has over 18 years of experience as an educator in a mix of co-educational and single sex Independent Boarding Schools, in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. He has held the positions of Director of Boarding, Housemaster and Director of Rugby during his career to date. He has taught Modern History to HSC, A Level and IB Diploma Level and has led numerous School tours to Russia, the First World War Battlefields, Sri Lanka, Canada and New Zealand. He is a strong advocate of co-education and believes that this helps to ‘future proof’ our pupils. In a co-educational environment Mr Boyd believes that girls and boys can learn to live alongside each other, support each other in the classroom, in the co-curricular domain and, perhaps more crucially, they learn to develop mutual respect for each other; a skill that is vitally important for today’s society.
Outside of the classroom Mr Boyd is passionate about all sports and co-curricular involvement. He sees this an extension of the classroom and knows that these activities can help to nurture and develop pupils with diverse needs. The opportunities for personal growth, being a member of a team, leadership skills and developing resilience are invaluable in his eyes. Mr Boyd is a keen sportsman himself; he has represented Scotland on the rugby field and has also coached his country at age-grade level.
James Boyd is married to Caroline, who originally hails from regional Victoria, and they have 3 children, Lachlan, Harriet and Angus – all of whom are pupils at the School.
Mrs Denise Hayward commenced with Kinross Wolaroi School in January 2021. Mrs Hayward brings to the Junior School extensive experience in developing and advancing academic programs, classroom pedagogy and student wellbeing, having worked across a range of leading independent schools.
Mrs Hayward comes to Kinross Wolaroi from Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta where she was the Deputy Head of Junior School. Her distinguished career in teaching and management has included roles at Shore Preparatory School, Barker College Junior School and Trinity Grammar School.
As a leader in primary education, she has chaired the IPSHA Deputies Group and participated in panels for the Women’s Leadership Network. Mrs Hayward is an Experienced Teacher Assessor for the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) and chairs Initial Teacher Education panels for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
As a professional educator, Mrs Hayward has spoken at conferences on the effective use of data in schools to facilitate student growth and development.
Mrs Denise Hayward holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Sydney University, a Certificate of Gifted Education from UNSW, a Graduate Certificate in Assessment for Learning from ACER and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from Western Sydney University.
Ms Anthony commenced at Kinross Wolaroi School in 2012 as the Coordinator of Instrumental Music. She had previously taught in Canberra where she had been the Acting Head of Music at Radford College. Ms Anthony grew up in the country and was keen to settle in a rural area after her time spent in Canberra. Since 2016, Ms Anthony has held the position of Head of Performing Arts at Kinross Wolaroi and has been actively involved in Performing Arts Co-curricular activities. In addition to her work with Choirs and Bands in the Music program, she has undertaken the roles of Musical Director, and then Director of Kinross Wolaroi School Senior School Musicals. She is a keen supporter of the local theatre and arts scene and has developed strong community connections in the Central West through these platforms, which complement her work with Performing Arts at Kinross Wolaroi. As a passionate Music and Drama teacher, Ms Anthony is an advocate for Arts Education and was a founding member of the ACT Music Educators Network.
Ms Anthony holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University, and a Diploma of Education from the University of Canberra. She also completed a leadership program as part of the National Excellence in Schools Leadership Initiative.
Mr Riley was appointed as the Director of The Regional Engagment Enterprise in 2017 and in January 2020 moved into the role of Head of Student Wellbeing. Mr Riley has previously taught at MLC Burwood, where he was the Assistant Head of Learning and Curriculum (Science) and for much of 2016 was the Acting Head of Science, and The King’s School.
At King’s Mr Riley was the project lead for the Future Project, a dynamic and visionary program where scientists from the University of Sydney and Industry work directly with students on collaborative research projects. Students also publish papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and engage in international Science competitions and conferences. Tom also taught Biology, was an Assistant Boarding Housemaster and coach of the 2nd XI Cricket Team.
Mr Riley holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Macquarie University. He is a member of the Professional Learning Advisory Committee of AISNSW and a Trustee of the educational charity The Bujagali Trust, Uganda.
Mrs Lucy Collett was appointed to the Senior Management role of Director of Studies in 2020.
Lucy has been the Director of Student Analytics at Ravenswood in Sydney and a key member of the school's Senior Management Team for the past four years, and has acted as Deputy Principal. She is a gifted teacher of Mathematics having a student placed first in NSW for Extension 1 Maths, and has been a HSC Marker and Judge. Lucy has also had extensive experience in timetable management and construction.
Prior to Ravenswood Lucy was on the staff at Pymble Ladies College for six years holding the role of School Administrator where she demonstrated strong ability in managing the day to day operations of a large and busy Independent School.
Lucy is a strong supporter of co-curricular programs and has been a great advocate for Social Justice initiatives, particularly with the Sony Foundation.
Lucy has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Mathematics and a Certificate in Education from the University of Bath, England.
Mr Anthony Begg, who is very well known and respected within our community, will take up the role of Head of Boys Boarding from January 2021 and continue in his role as Head of Tower House.
We are delighted that he has accepted this role as he has had considerable impact on boys boarding through his various roles. Anthony commenced teaching at Kinross Wolaroi in 2007 and has held the positions of responsibility of Head of Weymouth House, Head of Tower House and was the School’s first Indigenous Students Coordinator, a role that has grown over the years and which is now titled Head of Indigenous Education. Anthony has also been Athletics Coordinator, First XV Rugby Coach and Senior Absail Leader in the Cadet Corps.
Mr Begg’s leadership, wisdom and genuine care and concern for wellbeing and personal development of his students has seen the School’s Indigenous program develop from an idea into a nationally recognized program and have a profound impact upon the culture within the Boys Boarding environment.
Mrs Sue-Ann Gavin has been with Kinross Wolaroi School for 13 years and is well known to the School community, having undertaken many roles of responsibility within the School with distinction. Positions have included Year 7 Coordinator, Head of Loader House, SRC Coordinator, TREE Coordinator and the Head of Social Science. Sue-Ann was appointed as the Director of The Regional Engagement Enterprise (TREE) to commence in January 2020.
Sue-Ann has a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Social Science) from the University of Sydney and has completed the NESLI Lead and Expert Leadership Colloquium. She has also had the opportunity to explore and examine diverse educational settings in the United States, Singapore and Victoria.
Jennifer was appointed as the Head of Marketing and Communications at the beginning of 2019.
Previously, Jennifer worked at Waverley College in Sydney where she was the Marketing Manager for 7 years. Prior to her appointment as the departmental lead, Jennifer was the Registrar (Admissions Manager) for Waverley College for two years.
For 20 years prior to joining Waverley College in 2010, Jennifer built a successful career in advertising, communications and media management, fundraising and public relations. She will bring this broad range of skills and experience, combined with a strong understanding of school marketing built up over the last eight years, to bear for the benefit of Kinross Wolaroi School.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with majors in Public Relations and Communication from the University of Canberra.