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Community Principal

Registrations for 2017 are now closed and we look forward to welcoming our 2017 Community Principals into our state schools soon.

About Community Principal

State schools achieve remarkable feats as a result of the tireless hardwork of about 1240 principals, alongside more than 50,000 teachers, who inspire students to strive and succeed every day.

Community Principal is a new program in 2017 to truly celebrate and showcase our exceptional schools to a wider audience, and shine a leadership spotlight on our principals as the genuine role models that they are.

Community Principal encourages state schools to invite a local business, sport or community leader to job-shadow the principal for a day, or even a few hours.

What's involved?

The Community Principal can meet with students, staff and parents, participate in a special assembly, visit classrooms, undertake tuckshop shifts and playground duties, for a first-hand glimpse to the challenges and highlights.

The objective of Community Principal is to demonstrate some of the highlight the exceptional work of principals and staff to a respected member of the community, forge and strengthen school-community partnerships, and demonstrate the exciting programs that each school delivers.

Community Principal also gives the participants a far greater insight and appreciation into what is involved in running a school, and allows students and staff the chance to interact with role models and gain insight into the world beyond school.

Community Principals should be positive role-models within the local community, and not necessarily people with a high profile.

Resources for participating schools

For further information please contact the Community Principal Coordinator.

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