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Principal's conclusion of tenure

Dear Members of the Siena College Community 

On behalf of the Board of Directors it is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that I announce that our Principal, Mrs Gaynor Robson-Garth will conclude her tenure as Principal at the end of this year, having completed thirteen years of outstanding leadership at the College. 

Mrs Robson-Garth has brought personal and professional excellence to the education of our girls and to the leadership of our staff. Under her stewardship, the College has come to be ranked in the top five Catholic Colleges in the state for its VCE performance. 

Mrs Robson-Garth has built an expert and highly capable staff and shaped the culture of the College community in the Dominican spirit, as collaborative, positive, inclusive, and collegiate . 

During her principalship, the College facilities have been greatly improved through a series of successful capital works projects while maintaining a strong financial position. 

Her passion for best practice learning and teaching has seen practical innovative approaches implemented at the College including initiatives to support the wellbeing of our girls. She has worked with her teams and the Board to develop a strong Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2023. Her dedication and abilities have underpinned the College's success during her tenure. 

Mrs Robson-Garth will continue in her role as Principal of Siena College until the end of the 2019 academic year. As a community, we will all have the chance to thank her and recognise her great achievements with suitable celebrations towards the end of the year. 

The Board has established a rigorous recruitment process, including selecting a well qualified selection panel. We will shortly appoint a specialist recruitment firm to help us find an outstanding Principal to build upon the College's excellent performance and achievements, and to lead the next exciting chapter of our College's history. 

The Board will seek to appoint a Principal with strong relational leadership qualities, an outstanding track record in educational leadership, student wellbeing, management, and a deep and abiding commitment to the values and charism of the Dominican educational mission. 

I trust that the whole Siena College community will work together to support the College through the transition period and I look forward to the completion of the recruitment process. 

I know that you will also join with the College Board and Dominican Education Australia in thanking Mrs Robson-Garth for her outstanding contribution and wishing her well for another successful year in 2019 at Siena College. 

Yours sincerely 

Sean McGing 
Siena College Board 


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