HEADMASTER, MR DEAN DELL’ORO
In April 2017, Mr Dean Dell’Oro was appointed Hale School’s 20th Headmaster. Before commencing at Hale, Dean was Head of the Corio Senior School Campus at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
Dean was raised on a farm in the Goulburn Valley, Victoria. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne and commenced his career as an engineer with ExxonMobil. Dean’s passion for working with people, and for education, was the inspiration for his career change to teaching. He gained a Diploma in Education from Monash University and then moved to the United Kingdom where he graduated with an MBA in Educational Management from the University of Leicester.
He worked for several years at Brentwood School, London, teaching Middle and Senior School students in classes comprising boys only, as well as co-educational environments. His knowledge of that curriculum and the pathways to tertiary institutions in the UK underpins his understanding that Hale boys need to be prepared for a global world of opportunities.
On his return to Australia, Dean taught for many years at Geelong Grammar School. As Head of the Mathematics Department, he taught the Victorian Certificate of Education and the International Baccalaureate programmes. He was also Head of a senior boys’ boarding house.
In Perth, Dean is a Board Director with St Bartholomew’s House where he enthusiastically involves himself in its mission for every person to have a home. He is an active member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, promoting the value of a strong and united independent schooling system.
Dean and his wife Nadia have three sons who attend Hale.