I was excited and pleased to be appointed to the role of principal at Glenelg Primary School in May 2010. The school has a reputation for excellence and for working closely with the community.
My passion is in the area of student participation in all decision making that affects them. This may be in decisions about the grounds and facilities, it may be in organising special functions and it should certainly be in negotiating and developing a stimulating and engaging curriculum.
Students need to be actively involved in the learning program and to assist in planning assessment tasks and the criteria for that assessment.
I look forward to the task of continuing the great work of Glenelg Primary and to further enriching the learning program in conjunction with the staff.
I’m very excited to be part of the Glenelg Primary School community. Part of my role is working with teachers to continue implementing the Australian Curriculum. It’s a great opportunity for the adults at our school to role model the important skill of being a lifelong learner. I help organise assistance for students with particular needs. I also work in classrooms as a Learning Support teacher to help students at our school achieve the best learning outcomes possible. I believe that students are most engaged when they can connect what they are learning at school with how they can also use those skills in other contexts, so encouraging students to make these connections is an integral part of the way I work.
My passion is to develop relationships with all my students and families so that learning is a positive partnership. In my professional experience, I have been interested in developing best practice by exploring a range of planning and assessment tools to improve student engagement and motivation. I believe that student wellbeing is paramount to learning and that a sense of connectedness is essential in order for students to experience success in their school community. I believe that the early years are the foundation for setting up success in our students’ lives. It is through positive relationships that students can be taught the skills which help them to succeed in life.
Part of my role is supporting the students and staff with Technologies. I have a passion in developing innovative technologies to support teaching and learning. I have had a number of years’ experience in leading technology and STEM in large schools in South Australia. As an experienced science, mathematics and technology teacher, I also work in classrooms to support students and teachers.
I am excited to be working with the Glenelg Primary School Community.
My role as Assistant Principal involves learning support throughout all aspects of the curriculum and the wellbeing of students. I am passionate about supporting students and their families in learning at all levels. I am also interested in using data to implement intervention and learning improvement when required. I have experience in supporting staff in current pedagogy to improve learning outcomes.