Around 2% of our Principals move into the role from a Primary Principal position. Elizabeth McDougall from Sacred Heart College Hobart reflects on her experience:
Thank you for your request to provide some thoughts regarding my transition from primary to secondary principalship.
In a career that now spans almost 35 years, I have been privileged to have had experience in both primary and secondary classrooms; teaching students aged from 5 - 16 years of age.
I was the Deputy Principal in a secondary school setting, and have been a principal in a Kindergarten to Year 10 College and at a primary school before I took up the position as Principal at SHC which is also a Kindergarten to Year 10 College.
The role of principal is consistent in many ways, regardless of the setting:
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