Trinity College is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Leonie Jongenelis as the next dean of the Residential College. Leonie joins us from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth, where she is currently the dean of residential life.
Leonie has a long association with residential colleges, having first attended Dellahale House in Geraldton (now Geraldton Residential College) before moving to St Catherine’s College at the University of Western Australia. Here she studied a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education with Honours, and later completed a Master of Educational Management. Her career then took her to Christ Church Grammar School, Methodist Ladies’ College in Claremont, WA, and to her current post at St Hilda’s.
Leonie is the current chair of the Western Australian Boarding Schools Association, a board member of the National Australian Boarding Schools Association and is a committee member of the Centenary Trust of the University of Western Australia.
Leonie is passionate about working with a diversity of students in non-traditional settings and has taught in the Northern Territory and within the Western Australian justice system. She has also travelled extensively across WA to promote education in remote communities, successfully drawing disadvantaged students into prestigious school programs in Perth.
Given Leonie’s in-depth understanding of residential colleges and proven experience in senior leadership positions within the education sector, we are certain she will successfully support and guide our students and provide valuable input to our senior leadership team.
We will welcome Leonie to Trinity in January 2019.