Teacher Arnel is a Filipino linguist and native speaker in his workplace. He joined the school as a volunteer teacher in late 2013. He assisted in various school activities and handled the Southside class (mixed age group) at Erindale for several school terms in 2015 prior to his current role. Arnel was born and raised in Tacloban City, Leyte where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the Leyte Institute of Technology. He migrated to Australia in 2008 with his wife Amie and two kids after finishing postgraduate studies at UNSW in 2005.