Our People

A Caring community

Although we are blessed with great facilities and exciting programs, it's the people that make BHCS an inviting place to be. Relationship is at the core of every student's learning journey; relationships with the teachers, staff, their peers and the extended BHCS community.

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.

Colleen Peele

Environmental Science and Science Teacher

I am incredibly passionate about my subjects and love doing practical activities or being outdoors with the students. Our focus on sustainability and educating students to be good stewards of the world's resources is unique. As a teacher at BHCS I am supported and encouraged to create meaningful 'hands on' experiences for my students and help them to thrive. From gardening and bush craft to dissections and swimming with seals..... it's a great job.

My passion for my job comes from the students. I truly love the kids and enjoy the moments when the class becomes 'electric' with a new understanding. It's such a joy for me when I see wonder, amazement and comprehension on students' faces. These are the greatest moments!


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.


Past Student

I love BHCS because of the people; teachers who care about their students; parents who want the best for their kids; students who support and grow with each other. One of the things that makes the school so unique is its location. We're hidden in a small valley, surrounded by stunning forest. 
The teachers at Belgrave Heights are fantastic and teach their students with expertise, patience and compassion. They enable students at BHCS to both thrive and overcome any trials schooling throws at them.

Jodie Davis


I love that our Teachers and Staff really care about the students and look at them as individuals. They recognise that all students are different and that all students have a talent. It might just take a bit longer to discover what that talent is. I love being able to help students who have struggled at other schools able to find a safe and caring place to be and to hear from parents how they are now thriving.