Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    WA principals to get schooled at Harvard

    30/11/2016 10:30 AM
    • 20 principals selected for prestigious leadership program
    • Principals to learn from world-renowned education experts at Harvard

    A total of 20 Independent Public School principals will spend a week at Harvard University in May 2017 as part of a leading development program.


    Education Minister Peter Collier said the principals would travel to the prestigious university in Boston to learn from the world's best at the Graduate School of Education.


    "Once they have finished learning in the hallowed halls of Harvard, they go on to complete an online course through Harvard and then take on short-term change projects to reform aspects of their schools or the broader public education system," Mr Collier said.


    "They, along with 20 principals currently in the program, will form a pool of highly skilled leaders who can be called on by the Department of Education for a range of roles, including acting as mentors to other principals and contributing to school leadership development programs."


    The Minister said the 20 principals were selected for their exemplary leadership.


    "As Independent Public School principals, they have already demonstrated they are willing to push the boundaries of what is possible and bring innovation into public school classrooms to benefit student learning," he said.


    Each principal who completes the program will become an Independent Public School Fellow.


    Fact File

    • Harvard University was chosen because of its international reputation for excellence in school leadership development
    • The fellowship program costs $631,700 over two years (75% Australian Government and 25% Western Australian Government funding)
    • A full list of 2017 participants is below
    • For more information, visit http://www.education.wa.edu.au

    Minister's office - 6552 6300


    Maxine AugustsonPrincipal, Mount Lockyer Primary School
    Chris BoothPrincipal, Willetton Senior High School
    Kerry ChipchasePrincipal, Rockingham Senior High School
    Dainon CouzicPrincipal, Busselton Senior High School
    Steve DicksonPrincipal, Hocking Primary School
    Jennifer HirschPrincipal, Perenjori Primary School
    Trevor HunterPrincipal, Byford Secondary College
    Janine KinninmentPrincipal, Bungaree Primary School
    Lisa LedgerPrincipal, Baynton West Primary School
    Paul LeechPrincipal, Applecross Senior High School
    Dale MackeseyPrincipal, Mount Hawthorn Primary School
    Kerry MatherPrincipal, Manjimup Senior High School
    Kim McCollumPrincipal, Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre
    Matt OsbornePrincipal, Comet Bay Primary School
    Pam PollardPrincipal, Victoria Park Primary School
    Jane RowlandsPrincipal, Floreat Park Primary School
    Damian ShuttleworthPrincipal, Carine Senior High School
    Aaron ThomasPrincipal, Margaret River Primary School
    Lis TurnerPrincipal, Waggrakine Primary School
    Phil WhitePrincipal, Melville Senior High School



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