Want to be a resident tutor?

Janet Clarke Hall will seek applications for a resident tutor(s) for 2019 from July of 2018.

The position encompasses academic, mentoring and pastoral engagement within a community of around a hundred students and staff in return for a scholarship payment and attractive residential package. Resident tutors are required to live in the college during the academic year, to be active in the academic, cultural and social activities of the college community. Tutors are also required to accept responsibilities as the duty tutor on a rostered basis. 

Applicants must be tertiary graduates with a high academic record and preferably undertaking postgraduate study.  The ability to understand and engage with young people would be essential. The applicant must be prepared to involve themselves in the pastoral, sporting and cultural life of the College.

Please note, due to the nature of the available accommodation, we would welcome applications from couples however we are unable to accommodate pets.

For more information 
From July please  contact us  via our website, or telephone the  Deputy Principal on (+61)3 9349 7100.

Please note the successful applicant will be required to provide the College with a Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Resident Tutors

Resident Tutors

Resident Tutors serve in the College as teachers in their specialised areas, and mentors for students. They also share in offering pastoral care to students.


Mr Michael Stuiber

M Sc (Physics), Phd (in progress)

Teaching areas:  Physics

Michael studied physics at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany and the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to Australia to start his PhD in Physics at the University of Melbourne in September 2013 and is about to submit his thesis. His research is about low dimensional quantum systems for quantum computation applications.

Michael enjoys being physical active, board games, travelling and good food. He was a residential tutor at Whitley College for physics subjects and lived there together with his wife Mayuri for the last three years. He is a proud father of little Leon and enjoys watching to see him explore and grow. 


Dr Mayuri  Wijayasundara

PhD, ACMA, CPA, Bsc (Eng.) Hons

Teaching areas:  Business, Engineering

Mayuri was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Australia in 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies in chemical and process engineering and studied management accountancy to become a chartered management accountant later. She was working as a business professional in Sri Lanka and overseas with a multi-national company, and has got a diverse business experience embracing business planning, business process reengineering and project management functions. Leaving her career at senior management level, she joined the University of Melbourne in 2012 to pursue doctoral studies.

Mayuri considers the time, as a doctoral candidate was ‘life-changing’, not because she got a PhD at the end of it, but because she met her husband, Michael, got married and was pregnant with their son, by the time she graduated.

Now as the mother of one and half year old Leon, Mayuri is engaged in research in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering as a research fellow, and in 2018, she would be lecturing in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

As a sustainability enthusiast, Mayuri’s research interests are the applications of industrial ecology and sustainable business practices and models. She wishes to contribute to drive these initiatives in the industry with her expertise. 

Mayuri likes to read, travel and cook. She is planning to spend a bit of time in 2018, exploring her re-discovered interest for sewing. 


Ms Emily Delahunty

BA, EMA (Melbourne)

Teaching areas:  English Literature, Philosophy, Sociology

Emily attended Loreto College Ballarat before relocating to Melbourne for her Bachelor of Arts, throughout which she was a resident of St. Mary’s College.

A first-class honours Executive Master of Arts graduate of the University of Melbourne, Emily is passionate about the importance of education as a tool for personal, social and economic development. Her work in learning support and academic administration at primary, secondary and tertiary environments locally and internationally demonstrates her ongoing interest in curriculum design, pedagogy and education management. Although English Literature is her main area of study, she has also completed a minor thesis in the philosophy of authentic action, an area which she will continue to research in her upcoming degree. Emily also has an extensive volunteer history across disability support, emergency response and community development programs both locally and interstate.

Most recently, Emily spent a year working in the Individual Needs department of a large private secondary school, becoming involved in project-based mentoring and resource development. She returns to Melbourne University in 2018 to undertake the Master of Teaching (Secondary) in English and Humanities. 

James Carey

Mr James Carey

B.A. (Hons), Monash University

Teaching areas:  History, Media and Communications

James is a nerd for all things academia, sport, books, astronomy and art. He's extremely talkative, bubbly, and always around for a chat. He holds and Arts (Hons.) with a double major in History an Media Studies/Communications from Monash University.

Following his undergraduate degree, he gained experience in education management and professional tutoring at tertiary institutions. He is now completing a Masters of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, where is President of the Melbourne Postgraduate International Relations Organisation (MPIRO). He is a Risk Insights Analyst for Canberra-based online publication Foreign Brief, and has just begun an editorial position at the Australian Institute of International Affairs' (AIIA) student publication, Quarterly Access. He also has experience in NGOs, helping Syrian refugees in Greece for an extended period.

As a new member of the Janet Clarke Hall family, he is looking forward to meeting fresh faces, engaging in lively discussions, and helping wherever he can. Whatever the topic, he's always keen for a chat - so if you see him be sure to say hi!

Katherine Fitzgerald

Ms Katherine Fitzgerald

B.S, Macquarie, G. Dip Education (Secondary), The Australian Catholic University

Teaching areas:  Mathematics, Psychology

Before swapping the sunny NSW coast line for the café culture of Melbourne, Katherine grew up in the Northern suburbs of Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Advanced Mathematics at Macquarie University, graduating with acceptance into the Golden Key International Honour Society.

During this degree Katherine spent most of her spare time volunteering for a range of not-for-profit organisations, strengthening her motivation to empower and educate today’s youth. After moving to Melbourne to pursue a career in teaching, she worked as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tutor within the Australian Catholic University’s Indigenous Higher Education Unit (Jim-baa-yer), while undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). Katherine has since been employed as a Mathematics Teacher at Methodist Ladies college, focusing on increasing student engagement levels in Mathematics classes through Project and Service based learning.

Being a fully registered teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, Katherine aims to deepen her understanding of the relationship between student wellbeing and academic success. As such, she is currently completing a Masters of Counselling at Monash University. 

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys maintaining her own health and fitness, regular participating in group fitness classes at the gym and obtaining qualifications as a Les Mills Body Pump Instructor and Yin Yoga Teacher. 


Ms Natalia Evertsz

B.A. (Melbourne), B.Sc. (Melbourne), G Cert Human Nutrition (Deakin)

Teaching areas:  Human Nutrition, Scientific Writing

Natalia Evertsz completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in French, at the University of Melbourne in 2012. Keen to pursue her interest in public health, she went on to complete a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition at Deakin University in 2014. Her graduate studies sparked a passion for clinical medicine alongside public health, and she returned to the University of Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Immunology, which she completed in 2017. She is currently completing the Doctor of Medicine.

Alongside her studies, Natalia also worked has a Research Assistant for the Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, investigating the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s orthopaedic surgery infection prevention program. She also completed an internship at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, assisting with the development of an ethical framework for community engagement in setting priorities in international research. Natalia is also a qualified personal trainer and is the fitness coach for the Victorian Young Dressage Squad.

Jack Tan

Mr Jack Tan

BA (English Lit. and Lang.) NUS, PG Dip (Arts) Melb, LRSM (Piano Performance)

Teaching areas:  English Literature, Creative Writing, Essay Writing

Jack has degrees in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore. He has lived and worked in the Melbourne Colleges since 2009, including as Resident Tutor at JCH (2010- 2015) and Dean of Studies at Whitley College (2015-2017). For Melbourne University and the Colleges, Jack tutors a range of English and Creative Writing subjects.

Jack is a keen pianist and he enjoys playing collaboratively. He plays regularly with student musicians, the JCH Choir as well as for church congregations. He holds a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) with distinction in piano performance.

From 2010-4, Jack undertook research at Melbourne University, working on Charles Dickens and Nostalgia. He has given research presentations at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland and Western Australia. In 2013 and 2014, he was the Faculty of Arts’ graduate student representative at the Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA. In 2017, Jack was an invited speaker at the Dickens Fellowship (Melbourne).

Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, Jack worked as a piano teacher as well as a classroom teacher in Singapore and Shanghai. From 2018-9, Jack is completing a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne.

Outside academia and music, Jack is interested in visual arts and galleries, cafés and bookstores, poetry and theatre as well as driving and road trips.

Mr David Chan

B.Com, Melbourne, M. Professional Accounting, Monash

Teaching areas:  Commerce

David completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne in 2010, and resided at Janet Clarke Hall briefly in his first year of study. Upon completing a Master of Professional Accounting at Monash University in 2011, David relocated to Canberra to work on the Australian Federal Budget with the Australian government.

Whilst Canberra was an eye-opening experience, David decided to return to Melbourne, his hometown, and commenced a career in corporate tax. David qualified as a chartered accountant and is currently working at a global accounting firm. David has volunteered as a mentor to refugee youth, as well as for various organisations in Vietnam. He enjoys going on adventures to places he has little knowledge in, with most recent trip to the Middle East, taking in countries such as Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.


Artists in Residence
Artist in Residence

Alice Pung 

Alice Pung is a Melbourne writer, lawyer and teacher. She is the bestselling author of Her Father's Daughter and Unpolished Gem . Unpolished Gem won the 2007 Australian Newcomer of the Year award in the Australian Book Industry Awards and was shortlisted for several other awards including the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and The Age Book of the Year 2007. Her Father's Daughter won the 2012 Western Australia Premier's Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the Victorian and Queensland Literary Awards.

Alice has had stories and articles published in Good Weekend, Meanjin, the Monthly, Age, The Best Australian Stories, Westerley, Griffith Review and The Lifted Brow; and her books are studied as VCE and HSC texts.

In 2008, Alice was the Asialink writer-in-residence at Peking University, and in 2009, the Australian representative at the Iowa International Writing Program. She has given guest lectures at Brown University, Vassar College, Peking University, and the Universities of Bologna, Milano and Pisa. In 2010, she was a judge for the Walkley Awards for Journalism, and the 2011 Australian representative to the US Department of State 'Fall and Recovery' writers' tour of disaster and conflict sites of America. Alice is currently an Ambassador for Room To Read, the 100 Storey Building, and the 20th Man Fund.

Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar
Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar

Dr. Anna Goldsworthy 

Janet Clarke Hall is proud to have internationally renown pianist, Dr Anna Goldsworthy as our inaugural Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar. Throughout the year, Dr Goldsworthy performs recitals for our benefit. Dr Goldsworthy frequently performs with Australian orchestras and in 2004 completed a triumphant world tour performing in festivals and concert halls in Australia, Asia, Europe and North and South America.

She is a founding member of the Seraphim Trio, which has performed throughout Asia and Europe, and appears regularly in Australia for Musica Viva and at regional music festivals. The trio studied chamber music with Hatto Beyerle in Hanover, and was awarded the prizes for Leading Piano Trio and Audience Choice in the 2001 National Chamber Music Competition.

Anna currently teaches piano at the University of Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Best Australian Essays 2007, 2008, and2009,The Monthly, The Australian, The Australian Book Review and The Australian Literary Review. Anna is also currently Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. She records for the ABC Classics label. In 2014, she will be releasing a new memoir, Welcome to Your New Life, and composing the libretto for Victorian Opera's production of The Magic Pudding.

ABC Classics signed Anna to record a CD of music she performed while on tour.

For more information on Anna Goldsworthy, visit her website .

Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Members of the College's Junior Common Room elect a Student Club Executive annually to provide leadership within the Student Club. Its office bearers hold responsibility for social, sporting, and cultural activities within the Student Club, working with the College to provide the best possible experience.

Thenu Herath

The Student Club President (Senior Student) Ms Thenu Herath

is charged with leadership of the Student Club, works closely with the Principal to ensure the wellbeing of the Student Club and the College, and represents the Club at intercollegiate student bodies.

Zach Dettman

The Student Club Vice-President Mr Zach Dettmann

is deputy to the President, and supports the President in the smooth running of the Club, including through close engagement with the Principal and Vice-Principal.

Cyrielle Yu

The Student Club Treasurer Ms Cyrielle Yu

is responsible for the financial wellbeing of the Club and its legal representative as an incorporated body, maintaining the accounts and overseeing income and expenditure in accordance with government regulations.

Marize Smith

The Student Club Secretary Ms Marize Smith

is responsible for the administration of the Club including through its Calendar and minutes of meetings. A legal representative of the Club, the Secretary provides a key point of record and communication with the Student body.

Emily Zhao

The Student Club General Representative Ms Emily Zhao

provides a vital link between the student body and the College in all matters relating to food service and preparation, working closely with the Vice-Principal including in relation to the College Workscheme programme.

Naomi Parris-Piper

The Student Club Arts and Cultural Representative Ms Naomi Parris-Piper

is responsible for promoting the cultural life of the Student Club, including through participation in the Intercollegiate Arts and Cultural Council.

Will Bonwick

The Student Club Female Sports Representative Mr William Bonwick

oversees the sporting life of the Club in close collaboration with the Male 'Sports Rep', promoting women's sport (social and competitive) within and beyond the Intercollegiate Sports Council.

Carol Isaac

The Student Club Male Sports Representative Ms Carol Isaac

oversees the sporting life of the Club in close collaboration with the Female 'Sports Rep', promoting men's sport (social and competitive) within and beyond the Intercollegiate Sports Council.

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