The St Emilie’s Leadership Team is comprised of the Principal, Assistant Principal and 2 Senior Teachers.
We are a school upon which we hope creativity, a thirst for learning, a striving for excellence, a desire to ‘make a difference’ and an appreciation of the power of collaboration and teamwork will lead us to reaching our very fullest potential.
Sometimes, in striving to meet the needs of children who face a rapidly changing future, our journey can involve risk, as we try new ways of doing things. Because failure is understood as part of any good learning journey, we move forward confidently in the direction of our dreams!
As a leadership team we strive to be authentic role models; mentoring and coaching staff and students along the way and making strategic decisions that help to provide quality opportunities, so that children, staff and families will continue to flourish and grow.
We work in close partnership with parents and members of our parish to promote the shared vision we all aspire to.
In 2019, the St Emilie’s School Leadership Team is as follows:
Principal: Mrs Tania Thuijs
Assistant Principal: Mr Stuart Munro
Leadership Team Members: Maria Harvey & Tracy Aroozoo
The primary role of our Leadership team is to take ‘a reflective balcony view’ as well as a ‘hands-on’ and ‘up-close’ collegial approach to sustained, whole school improvement.
To achieve this end, the leadership team:
- Serve as stewards of the school’s vision, mission and core values
- Shares decision making with key stakeholders -staff, students, Board, Parish & P&F representatives
- Strives to maintain a focus on quality learning and continuous improvement
- Guides, supports and monitors the work of collaborative teams
- Monitors achievement and cultural data to ensure that the learning environment is producing results consistent with our school’s stated goals and priorities
- Identifies gaps in performance or processes, and plans for their improvement in cooperation with staff, students and families
- Aims to align our school’s work with student needs and identified, whole school priorities.
Here at St Emilie’s, staff are encouraged and supported to be dedicated, passionate, hard working, creative, knowledgeable, collaborative, caring and highly professional people and educators. Staff are given multiple opportunities each year for quality professional development and they are expected to actively embrace change for improved student outcomes. We believe in the value of being ‘life-long learners’ and we strive to be authentic role models for our students.