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On behalf of the Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julie Wilson Reynolds as the 10th Principal of St Hilda’s School.
Dr Wilson Reynolds will bring fresh ideas in a new era for girls’ education at our wonderful school. The School Council is dedicated to supporting a strategic direction, which not only builds a vibrant, world-class educational facility but also promotes personal achievement, self-confidence and strong Christian values within a supportive learning environment. We are confident that Dr Wilson Reynolds will be able to bring this vision to life.
Dr Wilson Reynolds was the Deputy Headmistress and Head of Senior School at Abbotsleigh in Sydney. Prior to this Dr Wilson Reynolds was Principal at Cedars Christian College (Wollongong) and Deputy Principal Pastoral Care at Roseville College (Sydney). Her area of teaching expertise is in English and History. As a life-long learner, Dr Wilson Reynolds completed her PhD in 2015 on the topic of Creativity in Leadership where she identified the ways in which leadership, change and creativity work together. In addition to her Doctorate she holds two Masters degrees: one in Educational Leadership and another in Literature and Language.
Dr Wilson Reynolds has moved to the Gold Coast with her husband David. Their children John and Stephanie have left the nest, and Julie and David are looking forward to the next chapter of their life together. As a couple they enjoy contributing to the life of their local church and keeping fit through cycling and walking. It will be wonderful to welcome them both to the St Hilda’s Community. Dr Wilson Reynolds has a passion for learning that promotes understanding, inspires curiosity and ignites imagination. She is known for her integrity, collaborative leadership and her ability to engage with others. She is a champion for girls’ education knowing that it gives young women a safe environment to develop the skills and attitudes to help them to think deeply, solve problems, connect with others, and contribute positively to society.
Her deep understanding of girls’ education combined with the strong foundation and positive culture of St Hilda’s places us in a remarkable position. I am sure you will all congratulate and welcome Dr Wilson Reynolds as School Principal. The School Council is looking forward to working with Dr Julie Wilson Reynolds.
Professor Susan Brandis
Chairman of School Council
Governing Body of St Hilda’s School
As a Diocesan-owned school, the governing body of the school is Diocesan Council. The members of the Diocesan Council are:
The Most Reverend Dr P J Aspinall
The Right Reverend Dr J C Holland
The Right Reverend A Taylor
The Right Reverend C Venables
The Reverend Dr R Bowles
The Reverend A Lowe
The Reverend J Worrall
The Reverend G Moses
Dr Ruth S Kerr OAM
The Honourable Justice D Mullins
Dr Gemma Dashwood
Mr Dan O’Connor
Mrs Janet Dyke
Diocesan Council delegates certain governance functions to the School Council via the School’s Constitution.
In circumstances where the directors of the governing body must be provided with a report about sexual abuse or likely sexual abuse the Diocesan Council has, pursuit to Section 366B of the Education (General Provisions) Act, delegated that role to Mr Greg Miles, the Director of Professional Standards within the Diocese.
Message from School Chairman
The School Council is dedicated to supporting a strategic direction which not only builds a vibrant, world-class educational facility but that promotes personal achievement, self-confidence and strong Christian values within a supportive learning environment.
St Hilda’s School is the custodian of tomorrow’s leaders; we are responsible for ensuring that each student understands her self-worth and is given the opportunity to reach her fullest potential. The School Council takes this responsibility seriously. Through responsible financial management and innovative education policy, the Council is working to ensure that the spiritual, emotional, psychological, academic and physical growth of each student is the hallmark of St Hilda’s School.
I hope that you will take the time to explore our website where you will see students and staff engaged in many wonderful and inspiring learning experiences.
Meet members of School Council
St Hilda’s School is owned by the Diocese of Brisbane and the School Council is appointed by the Archbishop in Council. The major functions of the School Council are the appointment of the School Principal, the annual budget and school policy. The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the Principal, acting in the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Chairman: Professor Susan Brandis, BOccThy, BBus(Health Admin), FCHSE, CHE
School Council Members 2017
BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyThe Reverend Dan Talbot BBus(M’Ment&Mkt), GradDipTh, MArts(Theology)
Mr Michael Beddoes BBus (Hons), FCA, SSA
The Reverend Michael Uptin MEcon, BFinAdmin, BTh, DipMinistry
Ms Michelle Peterson (St Hilda’s Old Girl 2009)
Professor Debra Henly Pro Vice Chancellor, Griffith Sciences, Griffith University BSc, PhD
Mr Tom Betts BA(UCSB), MA(Intl Relations) (Bond), PGDipEduc(UNE)
The Reverend Don Parker
Dr Julie Wilson Reynolds, Principal BA, Dip Ed, MA, MEd, PhD, MACE
Mr Paul Salter, Secretary/Business Manager GradDipMgmtTech, GradCertMgmtTech, A/DipBusAcc, MPM, GCertTh, GAICD, GMC(Bond)
Left to right: The Rev Don Parker, Ms Michelle Dicks, Mr Paul Salter, The Rev Michael Uptin, Mr Peter Crawley, Associate Professor
Susan Brandis, Professor Debra Henly, Ms Terri Mottershead, The Rev Dan Talbot, Mr Michael Beddoes and Mr Tom Betts.