Welcome to Inner Sydney High School.
Inner Sydney High School is a world class facility that combines its unique heritage buildings with a 14-storey high rise tower in the city centre, adjacent to parkland. It is a comprehensive, co-educational high school accommodating up to 1,200 students. As Foundation Principal, I see this physical environment as a unique opportunity to drive the Inner Sydney High School’s narrative on education and learning in a future focused environment that will allow students to embrace lifelong learning.
Since my appointment, I have frequently been asked about my personal beliefs and values regarding education. In summary, I am committed to an inclusive education environment where students are known, valued and cared for. The importance of developing respectful, quality relationships between students, teachers and parents will be fundamental to the success of our school. This is echoed in the principles of our proud public education system and will be a hallmark of systems and practices at Inner Sydney High School.
To date we have established school processes, systems and procedures which will ensure the successful establishment and transition of our new school. We have clearly defined and embed the knowledge and skills that is required to take full advantage of the purpose-built flexible learning spaces. This is also the opportunity to be transformational in leading teachers and staff to adopt new ways of working and to thrive in this innovative, contemporary learning environment.
There are many exciting challenges ahead as we continue to build the foundations of our new school. As I meet students and parents who are part of the school community, I am truly excited about these opportunities.
I am passionate about public education and the opportunity to be part of this exciting chapter in the NSW Department of Education history.
I look forward to working with you. Our journey has begun.