I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful welcome that I have received since starting at the school. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity in recent weeks to meet parents who are part of the school’s P&C and School Council and I look forward to building strong professional relationships with the broader community in the coming weeks and months. It is an absolute privilege to be appointed as the new Principal of this great school. I am fully aware that I am leading a school with a strong reputation for student participation and success across the curriculum and I look forward to playing my part in driving further growth in areas of strength while working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that the school excels in new and exciting endeavours.
Under my leadership, you can expect to see school decision making that is highly collaborative, built on trusted research and informed by data. My intention is to ensure that all stakeholders have the opportunity to provide feedback and have a say in the future directions of the school. This will ensure that our priorities and initiatives continue to meet the needs of the school community and most importantly, focus on improved outcomes for our students. I will place a high priority on continuing the strong teaching and learning practices currently evident within the school. This will be achieved through a strong commitment to professional learning, opportunities to establish meaningful partnerships with other schools across the network and an emphasis on teachers learning from each other through high quality mentoring and coaching programs.
I come to Connells Point Public School having been the Principal at Blakehurst Public School for the past 4 years. In addition, I currently hold a leadership role within the network arm of the Primary Principals Association (PPA) and am also the current President of the Botany Bay Zone - Primary Schools Sporting Association (PSSA). Prior to my role at Blakehurst, I was the Acting Principal at Punchbowl Public School and my previous executive and teaching experience has been in the Fairfield and Liverpool networks. I look forward to utilising the skills and experiences that I have developed in these diverse settings for the benefit of our students and the Connells Point community.
On a personal level, I am married with a 7 year old daughter named Amelia and a 4 year old son named Liam. I understand the importance of community empowerment and my commitment is that I will lead through decision making that reflects Department policy, school procedures but also reflects what I would want to see as a parent if my children attended the school.
Thank you again for the wonderful welcome that I have received. I look forward to us working closely together to share in the success of the school moving forward.