Kalamunda Secondary Education Support

Principal, Gayle Nelson, with 2018 graduates and Board Chairman Justin O'meara Smith

Gayle Nelson with 2018 Graduates and Board Chair Justin O'Meara Smith

From the Principal's desk

Looking back on the past term I am reminded of a quote from C. Joybell:.

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”


This term has been a time of change in staffing, programs, infrastructure and students. Whilst this has, at times, been difficult, it has also provided opportunities to reinvigorate the school through innovative thinking and new ideas. It was time for the school community to venture out of our ‘pond’ and into the ‘ocean’.


Throughout all of these changes the staff have worked hard to ensure that the students always came first. They continued to support them through the provision of new learning programs and activities and we are all looking forward to continuing our new adventure next term.


- Gayle Nelson


Gayle Nelson : Bio

Gayle has worked in the area of Education Support since 2000, firstly as a special needs education assistant before qualifying as an education support teacher.  She has worked in leadership positions across both the corporate and education sectors, including education support centres as well as in mainstream inclusive education programs.  She is an Autism, specialist teacher and an Autism OLT tutor for the DOEWA.

Gayle has a UWA Masters Degree in School Leadership and is a graduate of the Women in Leadership program.