Meet our Principal

An experienced leader dedicated to ensuring student wellbeing and instilling positive values, his focus is centred on creating and delivering an educational environment where the individuals strengths can thrive, and where students are empowered to grow into confident, capable and successful young people.

Dr Peter Havel

Ellenbrook Secondary College is a co-educational school serving years 7-12. The College was built in 2007 and seeks to support and encourage your child by fostering a sense of self-worth, respect and confidence. This comes from setting high standards for achievement and having caring, knowledgeable staff that support your child to reach their goals – both academically and personally. The College believes quality educators are the foundation on which a school is built.

Dr Peter Havel is the Principal of Ellenbrook Secondary College and his educational philosophy is based on the belief that young men and women will emerge from their school years with a strong sense of values, supported by the College’s values; Engagement, Success and Community.

Peter has extensive professional experience in both private and government education. He has been a Science teacher, Head of Department and a Principal for the majority of his career. As the manager of a WA government project, Peter led a team that identified a commonly agreed set of values that became part of the Western Australian Curriculum Framework.  This framework guided teachers on how they could teach beliefs and values within a national curriculum.

Peter grew up in Balga, Western Australia and has a has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in Science Education and Business (Organisation Change) from Curtin University of Technology, WA. He is committed to honouring Ellenbrook’s history and how the College fits into the suburbs history, building strong relationships within the community and continuing the grow the College’s reputation in the most positive way.