“I was Principal at Kilcoy SHS from 2013-2019 and during this time worked as ‘Principal Professional Colleague’ with the North Coast Region and completed Acting Principal stints at Coolum SHS and Tullawong SHS.
Kilcoy SHS since 2013 has gone from the default choice of high school for the Kilcoy community to the high school of choice being acknowledged through two School Review cycles as an outstanding school providing a world-class education.
In 2015 Kilcoy SHS embarked on a path to Deeper Learning, and through a visible, explicit, and deliberate roll out of this initiative has developed a culture of success, achievement, and connectedness for all students. Outstanding student success over the last four years can be attributed to and tracked through the roll out of this initiative. During this time, I led a team that presented its work at international conferences in Toronto and Vancouver and at numerous state and regional conferences.
In 2019 Kilcoy SHS engaged in ‘The Learner First’ framework, seeing it as the next logical step for the school community. The Learner First framework brings the whole child clearly into the center of all that a school does, helping to develop a feeling of meaning and fulfillment for students.
Kilcoy SHS is seen as a leader in this field and was asked to join a pilot project conducted by the Department of Education to develop a Curriculum for Global Competence for the state of Queensland.”