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Emerging principals is a Course

Emerging principals

May 13 - Dec 16, 2021

$1,990 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Friday 14 May 2021, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (face to face)

Day 2: Friday 30 July 2021, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (face to face)

Day 3:  Wednesday 25 August 2021, 9.30 am to 1.00 pm (face to face)

Self-paced component available from Friday 14 May 2021

Delivery mode

A blend of face to face and online - for the online components a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.


This learning event is right for you if you are a senior leader looking to explore the role of principal.


The Emerging principal program is a blended program that has a self paced online component with interactive webinars, as well as two and a half face to face days at ISV. The program is intended to provide participants with an engaging, highly experiential, informative overview of the role of a principal, opening their eyes to the range of opportunities in their current workplace, which could grow their leadership knowledge and skills and allow them to be better prepared for the position should they be successful in the future.

Principal preparation programs should help new principals to understand and develop effective delegation and coaching practices, including how to work with others to agree on clear expectations, how to monitor delegated responsibilities, and how to use constructive feedback processes to develop the leadership capabilities of others.

An emerging principal program is a great opportunity to explore the role of a Principal as well as develop a network with senior leaders.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):

  • School governance – Governance
  • School governance – Probity                                                                                                
  • School governance – Philosophy 
  • Staff Employment – Teachers’ requirements  
  • Staff Employment – Compliance with the Working with Children Act 2005                                          
  • School Infrastructure – Buildings, facilities and grounds  
  • School Infrastructure – Educational facilities 
  • Other requirements for school registration – Reporting to the VRQA.                                                       

Key takeaways               

  • development and refinement of your leadership vision
  • better understanding of the need for school leaders to develop a school culture that is focused on continuous improvement and learning
  • consideration of your own leadership strengths and potential for growth.


Presenter information

Jackie Macreadie                         

Jackie Macreadie is a Principal Consultant for Independent Schools Victoria with over 25 years’ experience in education in schools and universities. She has held diverse portfolios, ranging from development of International Student Programs, Registered Training Organisations, to leading change in schools as a school leader. Jackie has held a number of roles at University in a Faculty and Marketing management and administrative capacity, as well as lecturing in Science and the Masters of Teaching for Deakin University, Monash University and Holmesglen TAFE. Jackie has played leading roles in the implementation of various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focusing on implementation of the Australian Curriculum, staff and student well being, pathways and careers, as well as school performance.

Jackie supports schools in a variety of contexts, ranging from compliance, policy development, curriculum and student well being initiatives as well as school performance, strategic planning and governance. Jackie holds a Masters of Educational Leadership and is currently researching Learning Spaces in schools.


Presenter information

Aynur Simsirel                

Aynur Simsirel is Principal Consultant for Independent Schools Victoria. She supports schools in a variety of contexts, ranging from compliance, policy development, curriculum and student well being initiatives as well as school performance, strategic planning and governance. Aynur has significant experience in school leadership. She has worked in middle leadership roles, as a Deputy Principal and Executive Principal overseeing the growth of a multi campus Independent school. She has over 20 years’ experience as an educator.




Presenter information

David Burton

David Burton returned to Australia in 2015 after several years overseas. Until recently he served as Head of Senior Campus at Woodleigh School, a role which included periods as Acting Principal, most recently during the COVID-19 crisis. David has a background in teacher coaching and professional learning, curriculum development, middle years innovation and the integration of new learning technologies into the classroom. David has particular expertise with the International Baccalaureate programs. He was IB MYP Coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore. As a regular IB conference presenter and workshop leader over the last ten years, David has led professional learning with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand as well as throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. He has also completed a Masters of School Leadership course, specialising in research into the efficacy of teacher collaboration.


$P(3000) $B