Q&As with primary and secondary school principals - Education Matters

A foundation year at Brinbeal Secondary College

When new Melbourne school, Brinbeal Secondary College, opened its doors in Term 1, 2024, foundation Principal Simon Haber was there to greet its first cohort of students. He speaks to Education Matters about leading a new school.
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Kellyville Public School: Walk with us on our journey

Education and learning have been happening on the site of Kellyville Public School for thousands of years with its First Nations families passing on knowledge about the land and culture, says Principal Jenny Walker.
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Leading from the front at Barker College

Barker College principal Phillip Heath spoke at EduTECH this year on how to incorporate master planning within a school’s cultural milieu. Here, he shares his thoughts on leadership and how the school has evolved in his 10-year tenure. 
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Every child matters, every day at Lindisfarne

When Mr Stuart Marquardt took over as principal of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School in 2016, he took it upon himself to restore the school to its former glory. He offers a glimpse into the leadership style he has adopted to provide a clear direction for the school.
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Allendale East School Principal Kylie Smith Student Wellbeing

Strengthening wellbeing and support programs in South Australia

Allendale East School Principal Kylie Smith speaks to Education Matters about receiving the R U OK? Education Award at the 2023 Barbara Hocking Memorial Awards in recognition of the school’s outstanding wellbeing and support initiatives. She also touches on her core leadership principles that guide the school’s students, staff, and community. Read More

Leadership from the head and heart

Dr Vivianne Nikou became the principal of Alphington Grammar School in 2013. In this exclusive interview with Education Matters, she reflects on more than 25 years of experience in school leadership roles, her passion for providing global education rooted in classical and humanistic values, and the sense of pride she feels watching students become well-rounded citizens that aspire to excellence. Read More