Wednesday 19th January 2022

Who Is Denyse Whelan?

WHO is Denyse Whelan?

Denyse Whelan B.Ed. M.Ed. Is A N.SW. K-6 Principal (ret).


Denyse Whelan is a now-retired K-6 Australian school educator who has been a K-6 teacher, deputy principal and school principal, university tutor, and ESL teacher of children and adults.

She has almost 4 decades of experience as both an educator and parent in the Australian schooling system, specifically N.S.W. Public Schools. She has worked in schools including the small 2 teacher schools in remote NSW, Central Schools K-12 in NSW, large Western Sydney K-6 Schools.

Her roles as principal saw her manage and lead two schools in low-socio economic areas of Western Sydney as relieving principal over the decade of the 1990s. Into the 21st century, her substantive school principal role in another area she was selected to lead a large school with mainstream students, a special education support unit, 2 ‘opportunity classes’ (GAT) and an Autism Spectrum Satellite Class.

Denyse believes in life-long learning and that learning takes place formally and informally in our lives every day.

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Some of the posts relating to education are now here:

My Retirement Medal Presentation from N.S.W. Department of Education. 2018.132.

Starting School and Pre-School. 5/2019.

Observations in October #4. 2018.110.

Students Need School Libraries. 2018.109.

September Stories. #4. 2018.98.

September Stories. #3. 2018.95.

September Stories. #2. 2018.92.

September Stories. #1. 2018.89.

Appreciation In August. #2. 2018.72.


Starting School Stories. #LifeThisWeek 6/52. 2018.12.


In May 2017 Denyse was diagnosed with cancer in her upper gums and under one lip. She is going well after 4 surgeries and many treatments to enable her to finally have her smile, and ability to eat well back after 14 months. Her page, here, Denyse and her Cancer has each post linked for visitors to read.


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