Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta welcomed 11 new principals in 2020. Here’s what some of these outstanding new leaders have to say to families considering joining their communities:
St Monica’s Primary Richmond’s new Principal Melissa Beggs has come to her new role after time as Assistant Principal at St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill and St Madeleine’s Primary Kenthurst.
“Know that the teachers will be working very hard to understand your child’s needs and there will be a partnership between us,” Melissa said. “We understand leaving your child at school is a big trust, we will take very good care of them.”
St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill Principal Bianca Cooke previously served the community of Good Shepherd Primary Plumpton as Assistant Principal.
Bianca’s tip for parents of students starting school is: “Always remember to ask questions if you’re unsure and get involved in the school. The community truly makes the school a wonderful place to learn and work.”
St Canice’s Primary Katoomba Principal Miriam Meaney previously served as Assistant Principal of Holy Innocents Primary School Croydon.
Her advice is to take the time to get to know other parents and their children. “These people may be a part of your life for a lifetime and will share the milestones along the way with you,’’ Miriam said.
Delany College Granville’s new Principal Paul Easton has recently been working in education management as Director of the Brisbane Learning Exchange and previously as Director of Performance for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta in 2017.
Paul’s top tips for students starting high school is to focus on preparation and have an open mind.
“Come prepared, come with a smile and be open to learning,” said Paul.
With thanks to Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.