Dear Parkwood Green PS students and families,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Parkwood Green Primary School. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education. Over the past 20 years, I have dedicated my life to education through various roles such as a classroom teacher, specialist teacher, leading teacher, learning coach, welfare coordinator, Assistant Principal and Principal.
In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and the school, by providing the best instructional and extracurricular opportunities and support possible. I have worked in several schools over my career. I have taught at Taylors Lakes PS, Sydenham Hillside PS, Dinjerra PS (Assistant Principal) and now leading Epping PS as the Principal over the past three years. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Parkwood Green and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
As Principal, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by Parkwood Green PS by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. We will ensure that we deliver a coherent and rich curriculum delivered by passionate teachers and leaders. I am committed to ensuring that student needs and interests help shape instruction and extracurricular opportunities. I bring a belief that students are at the centre of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centred approach to support our students.
An excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents and staff. The relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, teachers, students and parents, are excited to be here! This attitude will enable us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input.
I look forward to working with you as a community to help each student at Parkwood Green PS meet their goals and have a successful future! My official start date is Wednesday 27th January 2021, but Mr Allibon and I are working together this term to make for a smooth transition. I look forward to meeting you all soon!