De­vel­op­ing girls into in­spir­ing women

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - FIRST RE­PORTED AT Mon­tana Ar­don

Com­mu­ni­tynews start her new role.

“I am very keen to start get­ting to know the stu­dents and their fam­i­lies,” she said.

“Over the next few weeks, it’s my aim to meet as many stu­dents and par­ents as I can so I can en­sure we con­tinue to meet the in­di­vid­ual needs of each stu­dent.”

A mother of four daugh­ters, Ms Pey­ton moved to Perth with her hus­band af­ter tak­ing the role at PLC, leav­ing her po­si­tion as head of pri­mary at Dar­win’s Kormilda Col­lege.

She said PLC had wel­comed her with open arms.

“I’m blown away, I’m so blown away,” she said.

“I just wanted to be with the stu­dents, I couldn’t wait.

“To be here is so in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing, and it’s only day one.

“This morn­ing’s assem­bly was more of a chat ses­sion, for stu­dents to get to know me bet­ter, and that’s ex­actly the ap­proach I want, for them to be able to talk to me and be open.”

Prin­ci­pal Dr Kate Had­wen said she was con­fi­dent the school com­mu­nity would em­brace Ms Pey­ton’s in­fec­tious and joy­ful per­son­al­ity.

“Louise has more than 20 years se­nior lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence in both the in­de­pen­dent and Catholic ed­u­ca­tion sec­tors and is ex­traor­di­nar­ily well qual­i­fied to fur­ther ex­tend the great work al­ready in place at the ju­nior school,” she said.

“Her post­grad­u­ate study was in the field of stu­dent well­be­ing and Louise is ded­i­cated to work­ing with stu­dents to de­velop re­silience, per­sis­tence and chal­leng­ing them to work at their per­sonal best.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d468484

PLC’S new head of ju­nior school Louise Pey­ton.

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