Our People

A Caring community

While we are blessed with great facilities and exciting programs, it is the people of BHCS who make the school an inviting place to be. Relationship is at the core of every student’s learning journey - relationship with teachers, staff, their peers and the extended BHCS community.

Michelle Farrand

Year 12 Team Leader

I love our school community. I feel incredibly grateful that I can work with people who are passionate about teaching and genuinely care about their students. We have learning assistants, maintenance and admin staff who are gracious and go above and beyond for others.

Our students also, make it all worth it. They are kind, thoughtful of others, and a lot of fun. To be able to teach them, and learn from them, is a real gift.

Adam Messenger

Head of Middle School

I really appreciate working alongside colleagues who genuinely care for each other and their students. I believe students feel known and supported at BHCS and in my role there are opportunities each day to encourage students and staff to do their best and make the most of each moment to thrive, to connect and to grow.

Alison Thomas

First Aid Officer

I love being part of our school environment; it is such a beautiful community. From the moment I drive through the gate, I feel a sense of belonging and peace.

The quality of everyone on staff is exceptional and they serve with such passion, faith, generosity and care and their ability to get the job done is truly inspirational.

It is such a privilege to watch students grow, thrive and succeed at BHCS.


Dave Hughes

Head of Learning and Innovation

What makes our school unique is its people and its culture. The people are generous, passionate and truly care about each other and the students. There really are so many talented people who day in and day out seek to serve their students.

In my role, I just love the scope we have to be innovative and try new ways of creating life-changing learning experiences for our students. There is always something new and exciting that we can jump into as together we work hard to ensure learning is engaging.


Past Student

In all schools, students get the privilege of having a variety of teachers; good and bad. However students at Belgrave have the opportunity to have some of the kindest teachers around. Teachers that care about your school experience and want to see you excel; genuine people who care about both your academic and wellbeing. They give us the background to ground us into society to communicate effectively with other peers but also our teachers and mentors, allowing us to succeed past the school experience.

Gerry Holmes

Gardener and Artist in Residence

I love that the school is a place where students get their hands in the dirt, planting local trees and shrubs as well as veggies and flowers. This is mirrored in the way students are encouraged to dream and be creative with their music and art.

It's great jumping off the ride-on mower and picking up a guitar for a lesson. It speaks volumes about being valued and encouraged to be different; something I hope to pass on to others.

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