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School Management

Confronting the issues

I am currently principal of Lightning Ridge Central School, which is where I’ve been since August of 2008. My teaching background was originally in the social sciences, particularly in geography and economics, but for the last few years I taught ...

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Investigating curriculum innovation

My current position is as deputy headmaster (curriculum) at Guildford Grammar School in Perth. I have been teaching for 23 years, working primarily in independent boys’ education. I really enjoyed my masters study, which had a strong emphasis on connecting ...

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Recruitment under the microscope

I have been a secondary school teacher of mathematics and science since 1985 following the completion of a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Flinders University. Initially I enrolled in the two semester Master of Educational Studies, upgraded to the three ...

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Training tomorrow’s teachers

After 30 years of teaching across primary and secondary level I reached a point where I found the challenge was no longer there; I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do My principal encouraged me to study my Masters ...

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The sound of success

I am currently the primary years music teacher at Loreto College Marryatville, Adelaide. I teach R-5 classroom music, conduct a variety of primary school choirs and bands within the college, music liturgy groups and coordinate primary school performances throughout the ...

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History in the making

I am doing my PhD simply for the pleasure I get out of historical research and writing. I completed a B.A. (Hons) in English and History and a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Wollongong. In 2005 I ...

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Cultural impacts on schools

I finished as the head of an independent school in Sydney in 2009 and have been involved in school management for the past 20 years in the independent sector. I completed my undergraduate studies and postgraduate studies at Macquarie University ...

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Working towards wellness

After gaining a Bachelor of Psychology, I decided my passion was to work with teenagers. I then completed a Graduate Diploma of Education in 2007 and I have been teaching at Damascus College in Ballarat ever since. A passion for ...

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