Schools welcome leaders
07 Feb 2024
Michelle Yager is the new Principal at St Bernadette's Primary Dundas Valley.
School is officially back in session, with a whopping seven new principal's across the local area stepping into the role for the very first time this year.
Taking over the head role at St Bernadette's Primary Dundas Valley as new Principal is Michelle Yager. Excited to be a part of the local school, Yager said she is most looking forward to working together with students and staff to "Soar in 2024."
"I'm looking forward to getting to know a new community and how it operates different to other schools I've taught at," she told Parra News.
"It might sound a little gimmicky, but we've got a saying for the year, so we've called it 'together we'll soar in 2024' and we've had t-shirts made."
St Paul's Catholic College Greystanes has welcomed Rob Nastasi as its new Principal
Over in Greystanes, Rob Nastasi has joined secondary boys school St Paul's Catholic College as its new Principal.
"Ultimately it is not only about developing our young men while they journey here at St Paul's but ensuring a graduate who has strong values, is an independent and capable learner, is resilient, respectful, adaptable and ready for the ever changing world we live in," Nastasi said about becoming Principal.
Fiona Bylsma, Principal at St Monica's Primary in North Parramatta.
Having grown up and attended school in Parramatta, local Fiona Bylsma is eager to return to her roots as Principal at St Monica's Primary in North Parramatta.
"I feel very privileged to lead this vibrant learning community and continue to uphold the Mercy values of compassion, excellence, hospitality, dignity, stewardship and justice," she said.
St Margaret Mary's Primary Merrylands has welcomed Grace Carlo-Stella as its new Principal
St Margaret Mary's Primary Merrylands has welcomed Grace Carlo-Stella, who said she is thrilled to be serving as the leader for the local school.
The upcoming year holds the promise of fresh opportunities for growth, learning, and collaboration," Carlo-Stella said.
"It's my desire to nurture a learning environment that is positive and inclusive, ensuring every student feels both valued and empowered."
Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary Greystanes has welcomed Lisa Crampton as its new Principal
Also in Greystanes, Lisa Crampton said she feels blessed to join Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary Greystanes in the title role.
"My hope is that we continue to be learners and have high expectations of ourselves and those around us," she added.
Kathryn Newman, Principal of St Paul the Apostle Winston Hills
Formerly acting Principal, Kathryn Newman has now officially taken on the top job at St Paul the Apostle Primary Winston Hills.
"Together, in partnership with staff and parents, we will strive to provide a creative learning environment that ensures that the children develop as confident, independent, life-long learners," she said.
Rounding out the list of new local Principals is Tracy Hoey at St Michael's Primary Baulkham Hills.
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