What motivates me as Principal?
I love working with students and their teachers and I love being able to create a school environment where teachers and students thrive and aim to become the best that they can be. During my forty years of experience in both government and non-government schools, big and small, I have consistently found that children perform at their best when they feel safe, valued and cared for and when they are able to set their own achievement goals. The ability to achieve this kind of school environment at Heritage College Perth has been one of the most exciting developments of my teaching career.
Every diligent teacher in every school will have each child’s best interests at heart, however at this school our dedicated and hard working teachers have worked together to create a whole school which reflects their shared vision and passion, based on Christian principles, a process which has been both rewarding and exciting for the staff.
It is not uncommon to have a parent say to me after their child has been at our school for a few weeks: “I can see my child relaxing and becoming himself/herself again”. It is one of the advantages of small schools that each child can retain an individual identity, leaving the peer pressure of huge crowds behind them. They are then free to concentrate on becoming the best that they can be in every aspect of school life.
I have been keen to see that a sound academic curriculum is operating across the school, and that each child is challenged to perform to his or her potential. We have high quality facilities which are regularly inspected by educational authorities, and which allow us to offer a full range of curriculum coverage. We have diligent, caring and dedicated staff members who are energetic in going about their teaching duties.
Being a small school, parents find that staff members are available and accessible to parents to discuss their child’s needs and aspirations.
Why not come and see our school for yourself, and consider joining us on the journey to personal excellence for your child?