Principally Speaking Archives - Education Matters Magazine
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

Leadership lessons learned

Following Lismore’s record-breaking floods throughout 2022, Education Matters talks to Summerland Christian College’s Executive Principal Nate Atkinson about SCC’s dedicated flood response initiative during the educator’s first year as school principal. A true lesson in resilience, Nate reflects on the leadership strategies he employed, uniting students and teachers to provide aide to the local community.
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Sheldon College

Evolving for the future

Dr Lyn Bishop OAM, Principal of Sheldon College talks to Education Matters about how the College continues to evolve, the importance of leadership, and building quality relationships.
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Karama School: Community-centred learning

Tim Morgan, Principal at Karama School in Darwin talks to Education Matters about the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive environment, where every student is given the opportunity to thrive.
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