Words cannot begin to describe how honoured and fortunate I feel to be the newly appointed Principal at Brookside P-9 College. Over the past week I have had the opportunity to learn about the school from leadership, staff, parents, and students, and I am excited by the relentless commitment to education that I have perceived in each and every person.
I have worked in the field of education for seventeen years, in a variety of schools and position. My most recent experience was at Springside P-9 College, where I served as an Assistant Principal and Year 9 Maths teacher. Throughout these experiences I have held firmly to the belief that our moral purpose as educators is to develop students in a holistic manner, ensuring that both student wellbeing and achievement are at the forefront of every decision that we make.
I bring this dedication and my skills as an educational leader to Brookside, and aim to work alongside staff, students and parents to continue to build upon the successes of the college. I believe that by working together we can continue our mission to ‘empower every learner to fulfil their potential and positively shape the future’.
It was wonderful to see so many students and staff in their pyjamas at the Prep Breakfast on Friday 18th of October. The students were super excited to eat their breakfast together, and showed a fantastic level of independence when buttering their own toast (and creatively combining ingredients like margarine, vegemite and jam!). A huge thank you to the Prep Team for organising this event, and to all of the staff who gave their time to join in and help out.
Congratulations Frank Mazza!
A huge congratulations to Year 9 student Frank Mazza, who broke the state record for Javelin and came in first in the long jump event at the State Athletics Competition on Friday 18th of October. We are all very proud of his achievements!