The Deputy Principal is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the College and deputises for the Principal in her absence. She is responsible for the pastoral wellbeing of students, working closely with members of the senior common room to provide support to the student body.

Ms Margie Welsford (she/her)

Margie Welsford has been Deputy Principal of JCH since 2018 and was Interim Principal for 6 months in 2022 and Acting Principal for 6 months in 2019. She served previously as Warden of Whitley College for twelve years and Chair of the Melbourne Heads of Colleges from 2015 to 2016. A Registered Psychologist, she has extensive leadership and pastoral expertise, including through previous work as a school psychologist.

Margie lives at Janet Clarke Hall with her husband, Nathan Nettleton, and their dog, Delta. She enjoys running, reading, and singing, but not all at the same time.