Our Executive Team is led by our Principal Mr Neville Stanway and he is supported by our Head of Primary Mr Clinton King and Head of Secondary Mr Peter Shanhun. Our Business Manager, Mrs Belinda Henry is also part of our Executive Team.
Since commencing in 2020, Mr Stanway's vision for the College is to have every child develop personally and academically. He is passionate about the introduction of the College's 21st Century Learning Programmes and the Student Development Programme.
“We intend to mentor students to develop them as future leaders by providing them with the age-appropriate avenues to lead and serve others and help them plan for their future.
"Children in Kindergarten actually begin learning the 21st Century skills and qualities that need to be recognized and nurtured throughout Primary School, whereas the students in Junior High have so much energy and ideas, they need the space to be able to make them happen.
“In order to facilitate this, we have created specialized learning hubs across the College. We are developing an Integrated Learning Hub for Primary School, the Goodwill Innovation Centre for Middle School, and for Senior School Students in Years 10-12, the College has broadened the Career and Vocational Pathways including online VET courses and an additional ATAR courses,” Mr Stanway said.
“It is an exciting time for the College, with the restructure of our Executive Team and the introduction of Curriculum coordinators across Early Childhood, Primary/Middle School and Senior School plus Student Mentors in Year 7, 8 & 9 and 10-12, we know that we are in a great position to support our teachers who will give our students a schooling experience that will bring out their very best.”
As Mr King joined the Executive Team role as Head of Primary in 2022, and he acknowledges that he has been able to commence this positions as one that has had great foundations laid. “I am grateful to the former Head of Primary for the ground work the team has done in the College Primary School, and I intend to continue building on the amazing curriculum initiatives and programmes that are in the school,” said Mr King.
“The Primary school has been going from strength to strength. I commenced at the College at the beginning of 2021 and was able to get some programmes implemented which gave me a great head start for 2022.
In 2022, we launched the GRIT Programme for Year 5-6 Students where they can experience electives that are enjoyed by Secondary Students. This was so well-received. We have been able to build on from this and in 2023 we have launched an Extension Programme for select students in Years 4-6 who will focus on STEAM extension activities to broaden their learning and capabilities."
Mr Peter Shanhun joined the Executive Team at Foundation Christian College in 2023, having commenced at the College in 2020 as Music Coordinator and later as Head of Arts.
Mr Shanhun has 20 years of diverse teaching experience in Western Australia, at every age, and in almost every context, from the remote Kimberleys to inner City Boys Colleges (and everything in-between). He also served as president of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, Western Australian Branch from 2016 - 2017. He has completed the Australian Kodály Certificate and a Masters in Kodály Music Pedagogy at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Kecskemét, Hungary.
Mr Shanhun has a passion for honouring God with excellence in life, relationships and education, and is committed to seeing righteousness as the hallmark of the Secondary school, students bravely standing for what they believe in, and taking ownership of their journey throughout Secondary.
Mr Shanhun is supported by a passionate team of Coordinators and HOLAs, who work together to see the best for our students. Together, the Secondary Leadership seek to implement innovative programs that challenge, inspire and transform our students' thinking, preparing them to serve God with their gifts in a rapidly changing world.