Jill Farquharson

Jill Farquharson

Principal

Jill is an experienced educator having taught at all levels in the primary sector (New Entrants to Year 8). She has held numerous leadership positions in schools including Team Leader, Deputy Principal and the Principal of a Primary School before joining ANI. As a respected educator, Jill was appointed as the Lead Principal for our Community of Learning (CoL) a position she will hold until 2021.

Meeting the needs of every emerging adolescent at ANI is a priority for Jill as Principal. She works closely with students and their teachers to achieve this goal and make intermediate school an amazing experience for all learners. Collaboration, teamwork and a focus on ‘WHY’ we do what we do drives her and she is committed to providing your children with an education that offers challenge, choice, independence and opportunity.

With a new landscape on the horizon for education, she is well aware of the importance of preparing our students for a very different future. To this end, she upholds the school vision statement ‘To have internationally minded, inquiring, knowledgeable and confident life long learners’ knowing our learners will experience success in a changing world.

Jill is looking forward to 2020 and exploring with staff, board and community a number of new initiatives including the development of our local curriculum and occupying six new Makerspaces  which are located within existing classrooms in the school. Other exciting events on the horizon are two new building projects that are currently in the planning stages – a brand new hall and ten classroom block that will provide classroom teaching spaces and additional Makerspaces.

Out of school, she enjoys spending time with family, attending yoga classes, road cycling (very slowly), playing golf (very poorly) and going to the gym. Please feel free to drop her a line anytime, she looks forward to meeting and hearing from you.