It is my great privilege to be taking up the position of Principal at Madeley Primary School commencing in Term 4 this year. I have lived in the local area for 8 years and was a member of the School Board at Ashdale Primary School when the Ashdale Cluster was formed. I have 4 children aged between 7 and 16 and my wife is also a teacher.
I have taught or been an administrator in both country and city schools and I have spent the past 6 years as Principal of Tuart Hill Primary School. During my career I have taught as a classroom teacher, Visual Art specialist and Physical Education specialist. I have been a Deputy Principal and Principal of Level 3, 4 and 5 schools. In 2013 I took my family to Canada as part of the Teacher Exchange Program. During the year I taught Grade 6/7 students. This was a wonderful learning experience and a great opportunity for me to further practice my skills as a classroom teacher.
I am very keen to ensure that community members are actively involved in the life of the school as this is a powerful factor in improving student outcomes. Clear, regular and open communication is important especially if you have any concerns about your child’s development. Parents are always welcome to contact me via my email or to arrange a meeting when required.
I look forward to getting to know staff, students, parents and carers next term and in working with you all as we lead Madeley Primary School into the future.