Congratulations – Principal Michelle Carroll shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Education Awards

We are thrilled to announce that as St Catherine’s School celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, our Principal, Michelle Carroll has been shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Education Awards – Principal Of The Year.

As an educator for over 30 years Michelle is passionate about continuing to provide a progressive, innovative and engaging educational environment. In her role as Principal, Michelle has focused on building a culture in which trusting and respectful relationships are engrained within the very fabric of the school.

Michelle remains aware that the work of school leaders is becoming increasingly complex with a range of challenges – preparing students for future work opportunities, diverse student needs and a rapidly changing world with a strong focus on preparing students with the skills and knowledge required in the 21st Century.

Under Michelle’s leadership, the School is re-shaping the teaching and learning model, most notably in the Senior School with – the development of a partnership with The University of Queensland’s – Critical Thinking Project – guiding extensive professional learning across the teaching staff and the recent development of the School’s Pedagogical Schema; as well as – The Senior Years Learning Model – a hybrid learning approach which encompasses face-to-face learning as well as online and independent learning.

St Catherine’s School combines a proud history with contemporary thinking. Our core philosophy is to nurture independent and thoughtful young women with strong values, who are confident in their ability to lead and make a difference. Under Michelle’s leadership we continue to fulfil the ethos of the founding Principal Jeanie Hood in 1896 to create ‘women of the future’.

We congratulate Michelle on being shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Education Awards – Principal Of The Year.

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