Welcome back to Term 4! I hope you and your families had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break. I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome for my new appointment as Principal. It’s been a jammed packed first week getting to know the staff and trying my best to jump into some classes and meet students. Today, I was lucky enough to walk by a PDHPE class playing Badminton and was persuaded (without too much persuasion) to join in and battle some Year 9 students, I won’t tell you the end score!
I feel very privileged to have been offered this wonderful opportunity to continue the great work that Ian, the staff, the students and the community have achieved over so many years. I have worked across numerous schools across Sydney and feel very grateful to be working at Barrenjoey High School where there is such a high level of positivity and energy directed towards teaching and learning.
I pride myself as a leader who creates a workplace culture of high expectations, rigour and academic success. I also acknowledge the importance of the physical and emotional wellbeing of the students and staff with the outcome of providing as many opportunities as possible for staff and students to grow, achieve their personal best and be ready for whatever life throws at them when they leave our shores.
I am excited to be part of your educational journey through Barrenjoey and to our Year 12s – Good Luck next week!
As always, I am here to support you and your family, so please reach out should you have any queries or concerns.