As I changed my profile this evening from Acting Principal to Deputy Principal many memories from the year made me smile. I giggle as I recall deliberating over ever word and phrase in my first communication email to staff, contemplating how the first newsletter to parents should read, wondering how to best introduce the professional learning focuses to the staff. I was apprehensive to start as I did not know what the role would entail. As the year progressed and the unknown was demystified the more I began to relax into the role and the more I understood my own leadership style. I have thoroughly enjoyed the year and learnt huge amounts. I have enjoyed working with a team of committed, enthusiastic and talented individuals who wake up everyday to make their difference. As I now embark on the next challenge of foundation principal in a new environment in the new year I look forward to the stretch and learning that awaits.
In the meantime it's time to recharge batteries to ensure the thinking that leads to the next phase is as creative and forward thinking as it can possibly be.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all