"Fountain Gate Primary School is a community of active, focused learners who share their curiosity, voice and expertise."
- Our Vision
A message from the Principal
Dear Fountain Gate PS Community,
It is with great excitement that I write to you introducing myself as the new Principal of Fountain Gate Primary School. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a school with such caring students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenny Duggan for her leadership over the years and the huge impact that she has made to education and to this school community in particular. Along with you, I wish her a wonderful retirement!
I have been based in the Springvale area for the past 16 years working alongside great teachers and leaders who really want to make a difference. I spent last year on secondment in Regional Office supporting 70 schools across 4 networks on their implementation of the Tutor Learning Initiative. Prior to that I was the Assistant Principal at Spring Parks PS which is a dual campus school based in Springvale. During this time, I was also a Master Trainer in Leading Literacy for Bastow. I spent 10 years at Athol Road prior to becoming an Assistant Principal as a leader working with teams in implementing Professional Learning Communities. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Fountain Gate PS and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success. I believe in the proverb that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ where as a community, we provide positive experiences so that children grow in a safe and healthy environment.
I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Fountain Gate PS this year and in the years to come.
Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the centre of all
school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness
to learn, and my child-centred approach to support our students. Because
the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success
of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.