I am very proud to be the leader of Coatesville School. After 6 years as Deputy Principal, I have now been principal for the past three years at a very exciting time for our school and for education. Having been a principal of two schools in the past, I certainly welcome the many positive aspects and the challenges that are part of the life of a school and its principal.
As such, it is highly motivating for me to be involved in this key role - principal of our high quality school.
Coatesville School is a wonderful place to learn. We are positioned in a beautiful, relaxing part of the world, which certainly contributes to the positive learning atmosphere in our school. Our staff are a group of very knowledgeable, hard-working staff, who are see themselves as learners, continuing developing skills to meet the needs of students. We are very well served by our Senior Leadership Team, our Curriculum leaders, our teachers, specialist teachers, teacher aides, office staff and grounds staff.
Of course, our learning environment is definitely enhanced by our children, as a group, who are brilliant! They are positive, friendly and welcoming, but also importantly, they strive for success and achieve to very high levels across the curriculum. Their contribution to our success as a school is huge and I have the highest regard for our children. They show us, and impress us, with their positive qualities every day.
The parent community is very supportive of their children and very interested in their learning. They also contribute to the school operations in a large number of ways (for which we are all very grateful). We have a dedicated, skilled group of BOT members who ensure effective governance of the school, with effective communication and plenty of support for the staff, students and the community.
Thank you to the many people who contribute to the achievements of our school. I will enjoy my involvement with you all during the year, listening to your ideas, comments and any concerns that arise. I will be sharing my ideas and comments too, while at all times continually looking at how we can keep evolving as a school.
I look forward to sharing, and enjoying, the successes of Coatesville School during this year.