Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College key people


The Elsternwick campus is set around a grand old two-storeyed home. Catering for more than 400 students from early childhood to Year 9, its intimate and secure setting is an appealing feature.

  • Jacinta Jannssens
    Jacinta Janssens
    Head of Campus - Elsternwick

    Jacinta Janssens began teaching at Wesley College in 1992, as a Middle School and later Junior School teacher at the St Kilda Road campus. She was a homeroom teacher for students from Years 2 - 7 and also became a Head of Learning for Maths, Language and Humanities. From 2000-2003 she was the Primary Years Programme Coordinator and Deputy Head of the St Kilda Road Junior School.

    Prior to her appointment as Head of Campus, Elsternwick, Jacinta held a curriculum leadership role at an international school in Switzerland.
    Jacinta values pastoral care and relationships with students, staff, parents and other school community members. She believes strongly in international-mindedness, and developing students who “think globally and act locally” and who want to make a positive difference.

  • Steve Coshutt
    Steven Coshutt
    Head of Middle School

    Steven Coshutt is a longstanding and respected teacher within the Wesley community, having worked at both the Elsternwick and Glen Waverley campuses. After commencing at Elsternwick, he taught at the Glen Waverley campus for 15 years, before returning to Elsternwick to take up his current role as Head of Middle School, at the beginning of 2015.

    He has taught from Years 3 to Year 9, has held multiple leadership positions and is a very experienced educator and leader, renowned for his exemplar practice and ability to make strong and positive connections with his students. 

    Steven and his wife Rachael are the proud parents of four wonderful children. He has a passion for innovation in education, all students being active learners and the pastoral care of students in his school. A disciple of true education, he strives to ensure that the Middle School at Elsternwick is an environment in which all students are valued and engaged.

  • Kieran McCrohan
    Kieran McCrohan
    Head of Junior School

    Kieran began working at Wesley College in 2006 at the St Kilda Road campus, where he held numerous leadership positions including Head of Learning: Languages and Acting Deputy Head of Junior School. Most recently he has been the Primary Years Programme Coordinator at the Elsternwick campus before becoming the Head of Junior School.

    Kieran's educational philosophy aligns closely with the International Baccalaureate mission that the aim of education should be to develop active and compassionate learners, who model empathy and open-mindedness to accept the perspective of others. He believes the holistic approach Wesley College offers its students provides the greatest foundation for lifelong learning.

    Kieran also embraces lifelong learning, holding a Bachelor and Masters of Education, a postgraduate certificate in Educational Studies (IB) and is currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Melbourne. He values the importance of research in education and his decision making is grounded in research-based evidence.

  • Kaylea Fearn Wesley College
    Kaylea Fearn
    Kaylea began her career as a communications officer for the National Council of Churches in Australia’s international development arm, after completing a Bachelor of Media (Journalism). This proved to be an incredible time of enrichment and learning, as she gathered stories in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands to share in schools and churches around Australia.

    She then went on to complete a Master of Arts (Theology) at the United Faculty of Theology in Melbourne, and spent eight years working as a pastor in children, youth and young adult ministry at St Leonard’s Uniting Church and St Leonard’s College in Brighton.

    Kaylea values Wesley College’s commitment to cultural and spiritual diversity and social justice, and hopes to encourage students to engage with these principles, both in the classroom and through action.