Welcome from the Principal

 

Work Hard. Be Kind.  This is my mantra for life and learning and one which is central to my role as a school leader. I work closely with staff and students to help create and deliver a truly holistic education for our  students. 

I am passionate about  the place of education in shaping a better world and  along with the teachers and parents at Southlands, I will be doing all I can to instil in our students the values of curiosity and compassion along with respect and hard work in order to succeed in their chosen life path.

For me, learning really does extend into every aspect of our lives.  I believe in the fusion of a traditionally rigorous academic core with a broad supplementary programme of challenge, enrichment and fun! As such, I am a strong advocate for the benefits of adventure and service opportunities, for student leadership and participation in the Arts, Sport and other experiences. In coming to Southlands I am delighted to be returning to a school environment where we can truly take learning outside and beyond the traditional classroom space so that we can support students to grow in confidence, empathy and courage as they try new things, acquire new skills and build stronger relationships.

I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the next Principal of Southlands and to join the Globeducate family of schools.  I have already been made to feel so welcome by the school team and cannot wait to meet the students and parents at the start of next term. 

Over the coming months my focus will be on ensuring that we do everything we can to provide an outstanding holistic education for all the Southlands students whilst also ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of health and safety  for our  whole community. 

Victoria Del Federico
Principal