My name is Mrs Emma Meacham and I am very excited to have been appointed the Principal at Kinglake Primary School. I have been Acting Principal over the past 8 months and it has been wonderful to get to know the students, staff and community. It certainly is a nurturing, supportive, caring environment. I am looking forward to what we can develop together as a community and what the future holds at Kinglake Primary School.
I have worked in a variety of schools within the Department of Education, Catholic and Independent schools across Primary and Secondary settings.
I am married to Cam (Cameron) who works as a childcare educator and in 2022 completed his Diploma in Photography. We have a beautiful little girl Gracie who is 5 years old. Gracie had open heart surgery when she was one and half years old. She is now thriving with life. Gracie begins Prep this year, which is a little scary as a parent. Where did that time go?
I love spending time with my family going for walks, entertaining, cooking with Gracie, going out for dinner and most of all we LOVE going on holidays together, especially to the beach. I barrack for the mighty Melbourne Demons and love going and watching the game with my dad and Aunty.
My passion is supporting, guiding and educating young people to reach their full potential. Students are our core business and their WHY is what drives me to be a better educator and leader. Every child has a right to learn, grow and succeed in life. They are at the centre of all decisions made within the school environment.
My vision is to strengthen the connection between home and school and work in partnership with families to support our student’s growth academically as well as social emotional wellbeing. I will achieve this by developing a partnership; building relationships and rapport with all families and all staff so they feel they can approach anyone within the school community and receive the same consistent united response. Without effective communication between home and school there becomes a disconnect and students’ growth can decline. We will empower all students to strive for excellence and become independent lifelong learners.
A connected school community is a group of students, teachers, leaders, parents and the wider school who learn from each other, together in a collaborative environment, inside and outside the classroom.
We look forward to inviting parent helpers in all classrooms and around the school, holding community open days and creating student experiences where they can share their learning environment with their families and the local community and celebrate THEIR successes.
I am excited about working together with students, staff, parents and community in continuing to make Kinglake Primary School a wonderful place to learn and grow! Together we Achieve; Quality teaching, Strong Community, where Every Child Counts.