New campus principal appointed
Ms Kerrie O'Heir has been announced as the new campus principal of Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina.
"I am honoured and excited to be principal and I look forward to working with the College's learning community," she said.
"I previously worked at Narara Valley High School as acting principal and deputy principal.
"As an English head teacher, I worked in both the Hunter and Central Coast regions which reflect the strength and diversity of public education in NSW.
"I would like to acknowledge the fine work, leadership and professionalism of acting principal Adam Montgomery, whose generosity has made me feel so welcome and provided me with opportunities and information about the school that will allow me to take on this role.
"I am most fortunate to be working with such a dynamic and dedicated team.
"I am privileged to have worked with colleagues and leaders who have informed my beliefs and practice.
"Young people are always at the centre of my decision-making and I look forward to sharing my leadership experience and curriculum knowledge with the College community.
"Through nurturing and supporting staff in their own professional learning, we will continue to foster a collaborative learning environment to provide rich learning opportunities for all students.
"Brisbane Water Secondary College parents and caregivers are well respected across the Central Coast as highly-valued partners in learning.
"Working closely with the College Management Group will allow me to ensure teaching and learning at the Umina Campus continues to meet the needs of students transitioning from Year 6 and from Year 9 and Year 12.
"Engaging with the wider community will continue the College's legacy of building productive cultural and career connections.
"I bring a passion for learning, strong curriculum knowledge and a wellbeing focus that supports all students, so they can achieve."
Newsletter, 25 Jun 2019
Kerrie O'Heir, BWSC Umina campus