Meet Our Senior School Team Leaders
David Tweed – Director of Studies
BSc, Dip Ed
David is currently Director of Studies at Penrith Anglican College and a member of the College Executive. He also teaches Science to Year 12. His university studies were at Sydney University, where he majored in Physics. He has taught at Parramatta High School (1982-1995) and Westfields Sports High School (1995-2000); he then took up the position of Stage 6 Coordinator & Head of Science at Penrith Anglican College at the start of 2001. He remains very enthusiastic about the teaching of Science and about the planning and implementation of curriculum. David is deeply committed to the Christian ethos of the college and he greatly enjoys the warmth and sense of purpose found in serving Christ at the College.
BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, M EdL (School Leadership), Grad Cert Counselling
Adele is a dedicated educator and passionate about helping young people to flourish. She initially worked in environmental consultancy before retraining to be a Science teacher. Adele teaches Year 7 – 10 Science as well as Earth and Environmental Science and Biology. She has worked with pastoral care teams for eight years at Tara Anglican Girls School and more recently at Roseville College. Adele is committed to equipping young people as they learn and seek to achieve their best academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Adele is an Elder at Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church where she enjoys worshiping and serving the congregation. Adele loves any opportunity to explore the world and has taken numerous overseas trips with students to places such as Morocco, Tanzania and Ecuador. At Penrith Anglican College Adele seeks to help students grow in their self-awareness, resilience and compassion.
Phil is the IB Diploma coordinator as well as head of the Mathematics department at Penrith Anglican College. He has taught a range of Mathematics subjects during his 5 years at the College as well the IB compulsory subject Theory of Knowledge. Phil has also been actively involved in various sporting and service aspects of College life. Phil is passionate about seeing students understand and appreciate the power of Mathematics and to develop students’ interest in issues around the world. Before becoming a teacher, Phil was involved in international work with a Christian mission agency and NGO and continues to have a great interest in developing awareness and interest in issues from around the world. Phil also spent his early years of schooling in Japan, when he learnt Japanese, and which has made him feel strongly about the need for all students to learn about language and culture of other nations.