12 Jun

From the Principal – Christopher Prance

I am excited to announce that the new Head of Early Years at St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School is Ms Sarah Noell.

Sarah has been appointed following a state-wide search which attracted a most complementary and experienced group of educators.

SPW_Sarah Noell_1Sarah currently teaches at Pulteney Grammar School in Adelaide and is part of the Kurrajong team, which focuses on children from the Early Learning Centre through to Year 2. Recently Sarah has been closely involved with the redevelopment of Pulteney’s outdoor play spaces and in creating their Learning Performance Culture model.

Teaching in schools from Millicent to London, Sarah has 22 years of exemplary practice, with 17 of these years working in Anglican Schools here in Adelaide. Sarah has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education specialising in Educational Psychology. Whilst she has taught from Reception through to Year 6, the majority of her teaching has been in the early years.

Married to Craig, they have two Primary school aged boys.

Continuing the work begun by Gemma D’Angelo, Sarah will bring a thorough understanding of student agency and the importance of building relationships. She is “looking forward to the opportunity to fully invest in the children, staff, families and the community, to achieve our shared visions.”

With Gemma finishing at St Peter’s Woodlands at the end of Term 2, Sarah will commence with us at the beginning of Term 3 having had the opportunity during the latter part of this term and in the coming holidays to be fully briefed by Gemma and her Deputy, Paula Hanna, prior to assuming this new role.

There will be an opportunity to meet Sarah when she commences with us in Term 3; in the meantime, please join me in welcoming Sarah to our community when you see her around our school.

Yours sincerely