Budgewoi Public School Principal to retire

Children of Budgewoi Public School

Kerry Moore, long time Principal at Budgewoi Public School, has announced her retirement.

Moore has been Principal for the past 13 years, but commenced a period of long service leave at the end of Term 1, after which she will retire in September 2021.

Principal Kerry Moore with pupils 2020. Image: School newsletter.

In announcing her retirement, Moore reflected on her prestigious career as well as the unprecedented situation with coronavirus.

“It is extremely disappointing that I don’t have our wonderful students at school on my last day, but after 13 years as Principal of Budgewoi Public, I have seen thousands of students learn and grow over the years, and worked with thousands of fabulous parents.

“The school has changed dramatically over the years embracing new teaching styles and technologies.

“The staff do an incredible job and have been challenged in the last few weeks to rethink their teaching style and learn new technologies.

“I’m sure parents who are currently supervising learning at home currently, now have a greater understanding of the work teachers do,” Moore said.

“Physically, the school has changed, with new buildings replacing demountables, new veggie and Aboriginal gardens, new playground equipment, multipurpose court refurbishment, and some great new playground markings are on order for installation in Term 2.

“Programs have been introduced including Language, Literacy and Learning, Early Action for Success, Quicksmart, and Focus on reading, which have increased academic results in literacy and numeracy.

“Positive Behaviour for Learning and our Physically Active Kids playground have provided a consistent approach school wide and a great choice of activities for students to participate in at break times.

“Megan Lindsay will be Relieving Principal for Term 2 while the recruitment process for a new Principal is undertaken,” Moore said.

Newsletter, May 11
Megan Lindsay, Budgewoi Public School