Tongala's St Patrick's Primary School principal says her first term at the school has flown.ZACH HUBBER March 26, 2014 4:23am
Katrina Johnson cannot believe her first term as principal at Tongala’s St Patrick’s Primary School is almost at an end.
The first-year principal, who replaced Anthony Chakley, said it had been a busy period since starting in January.
‘‘I was interested in the job because I was dropping in and working here in my wellbeing role and thought it was a really great, little school with nice staff, nice kids and nice families,’’ Ms Johnson said.
‘‘Everyone’s been fabulous.’’
Ms Johnson spent the past three years working with for the Catholic Education office as an education and wellbeing officer in the Sandhurst diocese.
She worked at 19 schools across the Goulburn Valley district focusing on student wellbeing and behaviour.
Before that, Ms Johnson worked at Echuca’s St Mary’s Primary School for six years as the special education co-ordinator and numeracy coach.
At St Patrick’s, a school of 52 students, Ms Johnson hoped to implement positive changes throughout the school community.
‘‘I’ll probably focus on wellbeing because that’s my passion,’’ Ms Johnson said.
‘‘We’ll also be looking at improving our results, with a greater focus on learning.
‘‘We want to make sure there are new enrolments and new preps, so we want to get our name out there as a really good school.’’
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