Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Rawlinson Primary School.

I have been Principal at this fantastic school since 2017 when I took over the reins from Mr. John Mistilis, who founded the school in 2005. 

There are very few schools that you walk into that feel relaxed and that you get the immediate sensation of calmness.  This atmosphere and culture stems from two essential factors that we work hard to maintain. One is the grounds, which were established by Mr. Cocks and are being maintained by our tremendous gardener, Mr. Johnson.  The green trees, colourful flowers, nature playground established by the Parents and Citizens and the large grassed oval are the envies of more modern schools.

The second is the relationships that we have within the school.  As a multicultural school we work hard at accepting and celebrating the differences that we have.  We build on the behaviours of being Responsible, Respectful and Ready through our Positive Behaviour Support program and the explicit teaching of these emotional skills. 

Rawlinson Primary School has the best P&C that I have had the privilege to be engaged with.  They are a well-connected team that has many facets but one objective, to make Rawlinson Primary the best resourced and most enjoyable educational institution for the students and staff.

We are also very lucky to have positive, enthusiastic, keen staff who go over and above in their duties to provide the best Learning for Life education for every student at the school.

I feel very proud to be the Principal of such a tremendous school and often refer to our collective community as a family. 

I would like to welcome you to Rawlinson Primary School and to our family.

Kind regards,

Darryl Dedman

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