Welcome to Radiant Life College! I am immensely honoured to have been appointed Principal of this warm and caring Christian school.
A little about me: I was born in Darwin, grew up in a strong Christian family in Western Australia and have lived in Edmonton, Cairns, for most of my adult life. I am the very proud mother of four wonderful adult children and am delighted to be embarking on this new journey with the staff, students and families of Radiant Life College.
I have many years of experience in education. Beginning as a swimming instructress in my late teens, being a religious educator in state schools for seven years, and eventually a fully qualified teacher aide. Since obtaining my education degree, with first class honours, I have taught in Western Australia and Queensland, been both a relief and classroom teacher and taught all year levels from pre-prep to Year seven.
From my experience as a teacher and a parent, I believe children learn best in a safe and supportive learning environment. They require discipline and boundaries as well as nurturing, love and support, a family-like environment such as that offered at Radiant Life College. With a current enrolment of 97 students; staff, students and families are able to get to know one other and can become one big school family.
All those within our school are very well supported by the pastors of the Yeshua of Tabernacle Church, located on the school grounds. Our pastors are actively involved in the spiritual, cultural and educational support and care of the school community. They posses a unique and exceptionally valuable knowledge and understanding of indigenous cultures and, of course, Christian faith. Their presence, patronage and encouragement of Christian values are the strong foundation on which our school community is built.
Our school motto is “Teaching, reaching and learning through Christ Jesus” and our school has been truly blessed with the procurement of some genuinely dedicated and enthusiastic teaching staff. These teachers are committed to inspiring and assisting each child to reach their full potential, academically and personally. Our professional staff are devoted to the welfare of their students so parents and carers are very welcome, and encouraged, to communicate with them, and school leaders, regarding any areas of concern.
Wellbeing programs implemented at the college include breakfast and lunch programs, daily prayer, cultural dancing and lessons from community elders, health and emotional wellbeing workshops, music, art and an extensive sporting program that aims to promote a healthy lifestyle.
As principal, I see myself as a member of the Radiant Life College team. Each member has their own areas of expertise; areas in which they have greater abilities, knowledge and understandings than others. A team works best when members are permitted to play to their strengths. Whilst other team members have aptitude in business, finance, cultural, community and pastoral care my strength is in education. I intend this to be my main area of focus and favour our other team members will focus on their own fortes. My qualifications and experience will afford me the ability to oversee teaching and learning, curriculum planning and implementation, student differentiation and outcomes, academic achievement, behaviour management, reporting processes and teacher support.
I look forward to a long, and productive, association working with the Radiant Life College team, parents, students and wider community to assist in the provision of an accessible, holistic educational program provided in a warm and welcoming Christian environment.
Thank You and God Bless,