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Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Bridgewood Primary School and Integrated Child and Family Centre. The vision for this facility is ‘Improving the educational outcomes for every child every day’. This is the view held dearly by all of our key stakeholders. We are extremely fortunate to have a range of stakeholders committed to our vision and aiming to provide a seamless transition for our young people from birth through to year 6 when they graduate and move onto secondary college. Bridgewood is an educational facility that encompasses Maternal and Child Health, consulting rooms for secondary services, playgroups, three and four year old kindergartens and Foundation to Year 6 primary education. We are privileged to partner with the Cardinia Shire, Colman Foundation, Early Childhood Management Services and OshClub.

All staff on site are committed to ensuring your child/children and your family are supported as you work to with us to achieve exceptional educational outcomes for every child every day. We will work with you to ensure that students are engaged in lifelong learning that challenges them at their point of need and celebrates their successes.

On a personal note I would like to introduce myself to you as we begin our journey together. My vision for the school is to provide each child and their family with a successful educational experience and to develop a sense of belonging at Bridgewood.

I am an experienced principal with over 25 years of active educational experience and I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and experience from various school settings, within networks and throughout the government system. I come with the capacity to manage an effective school where students are at the centre of every decision and where community confidence is high. I acknowledge the importance of strong, knowledgeable, reliable and positive leadership. This promotes confidence in the school and supports the delivery of effective pedagogy and learning programs to educate and support the whole child.

My career is a huge part of my life and I work hard to be successful in my roles. I approach my career in a professional manner. I am motivated to improve student learning through the establishment of effective school specific curriculum, developing effective partnerships with the community and ensuring that the staff share the vision of the school and are willing to work towards fulfilling that vision. My strengths are in strategic planning, developing positive and effective relationships with the school community, as well as my comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and learning theory.

I approach education as a committed and passionate educator, and also bring with me the experience of having my own (now grown up) children. I understand that the decisions about school choice can be difficult and parents place a lot of trust in school leaders and teachers to ensure their children are educated to achieve their personal best. I seek to partner with families in the education process as this strengthens the chances of success for each student.

Warm regards,

Kerry Coffey