Cathedral College Wangaratta is delighted to welcome Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School, Ms Anne Harris. Anne is an experienced and innovative educator with a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years.
After completing her Teaching Degree, Anne taught in Karratha, WA, before moving back to teach in Perth. Anne has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education Leadership and a Master of Education (Research). At her most recent school, Anne was the Deputy Principal of Teaching and Learning for eleven years. Her vast experience and breadth of responsibilities have made for a smooth transition to The College.
Anne enjoys new challenges and explains that this was part of why she chose to make the move East. She explains, ‘My previous school is part of the Anglican Schools Commission, so I was aware of the great work that Cathedral College was doing. From afar I have watched the College grow and evolve. I enjoy taking new opportunities and the timing felt right’.
Anne emphasises the importance of student wellbeing and believes that physically and emotionally healthy young people engage with learning and other opportunities. In The College’s first whole school assembly, Anne spoke to the students about taking risks, of challenging themselves, and, by using the analogy of a hermit crab, ‘coming out of the shelter of their shell’. She believes strongly in students feeling safe in their environment to not only learn effectively but to take risks and step out of their comfort zone.
One of Anne’s favourite quotes is, ‘If it is to be, it is up to me’. She explains ‘I really believe that students should feel that they have ownership of their learning and the choices that they make. They should identify and celebrate their individual strengths and passions. I feel I am aligned with Cathedral’s emphasis on providing a holistic education, where our graduates are prepared for a rapidly changing world’.
Anne is enjoying all the North-East has to offer. A keen kayaker, she has joined the Yarrawonga Canoe Club. She also enjoys photography, camping and anything outdoors.
The College is delighted to welcome Anne. We wish her all the best in her new role and know that she will be an integral part of our school and our student’s success.
THE PRINCIPAL’S VISION
“Cathedral College Wangaratta is a school that inspires a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. Our College is a safe and nurturing place where every individual is valued for their god given talents. Our students are inspired to be resilient, compassionate and proactive people who go on to contribute to a just, fair and loving world.”
Nick Jones – Cathedral College Principal