I am pleased to announce that the Board has appointed Janet Cummings to the role of Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption School from Term 1 2016. Janet comes to OLA from St Joseph’s School in Ashburton, where she has been Principal for nearly 4 years. Prior to that, she was Deputy Principal at Sacred Heart School in Addington. Janet has previously taught here at OLA, during which time she was Director of Religious Studies.
Janet is highly qualified and brings to OLA a wealth of leadership experience, a strong Catholic faith and a passion for children and their learning. She embraces an holistic view of education and the concept of developing and educating the whole child.
Janet has comprehensive knowledge about proposed changes in education, particularly within the Catholic school system. She understands how quality digital learning can positively impact students and she is experienced with implementing modern learning practices to maximise student and teacher performance. Janet is motivated to implement strategies that have the greatest impact on student progress and achievement.
We hope you will all welcome Janet with open hearts and open minds to her new position as Principal next year. We are confident in Janet’s ability and enthusiasm to lead OLA forward and achieve the best outcomes for our school. We are excited for the future.
Peter Hooker Board Chairperson