History is in great hands at Cornerstone, and it is our pleasure to make this introduction to the responsible teacher, Mr Steve Tully.
Steve has been at the College for the past 3 years, joining us in 2008 after leaving his previous position at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School in Busselton. He is a History specialist and teaches in a variety of key learning areas here at Cornerstone including senior high-school English. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) First Class in History and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. He studied at the Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and obtained some exceptional results. Steve was acknowledged as the Oxford Brookes OCNW prize winner for original historical research into the history and demise of the Lancashire watch making industry, before commencing post graduate training in education at St Martin’s College.
Whilst Steve is now an experienced teacher, he has also held a number of positions in a variety of fields before turning his hand to education. He began his career as an Environmental Analyst in London and progressed to become the General Manager of an Electro-Chemical Processing Company specialising in a wide variety of chemical surface treatments servicing clients throughout the whole of the UK and Europe. This breadth of experience only enhances his current role at our school.
Steve considers himself to be fairly traditional in dealing with his students. He is sometimes firm, but always fair, and desires more than anything for our students to have every opportunity to achieve their full potential with regard to their personal growth, the attainment of life goals and the development of their Christian character.
As well as being our History Specialist, Steve has taken responsibility for a number of other key areas within the College. These include many aspects of curriculum planning and the oversight of the implementation of the new Australian National Curriculum. His forward planning and attention to detail in these areas leaves Cornerstone in a great position to face the changes ahead.
Steve really loves his job. He enjoys the teaching of history as a subject, but also values the opportunity he has to influence each student’s learning and development. He has been instrumental in the introduction, maintenance and development of several student support and disciplinary policies and the privilege of this opportunity is not lost on Steve. His desire for every student to reach their potential is why you will find him staying on after school twice a week at his student HELP class, assisting students with learning areas they find more challenging and monitoring their performance at school.
Steve and his family relocated from the United Kingdom to make the move to Busselton, and we are privileged to have such a delightful family in our midst.