Kerrie McDiarmid | Principal
St Mary's Cathedral College

Kerrie McDiarmid, Principal, St Mary's Cathedral College

2023 saw the appointment of Kerrie McDiarmid as Principal of St Mary’s Cathedral College - the oldest school in the Sydney Archdiocese. An innovative and highly successful school leader, McDiarmid will lead the 200 year all-boys school into a new chapter, as it expands into a dual campus, K-12 co-educational College, with an exciting new vision for learning.  Up until January 2023,  McDiarmid held the role of College Principal at St Clare’s College Waverley, and previously Assistant Principal, since 2015. She was also the Leader of Pedagogy at Marist College Kogarah and had the opportunity to impact the formative years of teacher practice as a sessional lecturer in the Education Faculty at the University of Notre Dame. In these roles Kerrie has delivered energy and innovation to College communities through a dedicated and professional approach to whole school change and improvement.  Kerrie demonstrates strength in organisational and strategic planning and the diversity of her knowledge allows her to effectively build the capacity of both staff and students. With over 27 years of teaching experience Kerrie has adopted a passionate, innovative and reflective approach to curriculum, pedagogy and the development of teacher capacity. It is through an ongoing commitment to a future focused approach to learning and a commitment to educational transformation that has resulted in  significant growth in student outcomes and whole school pedagogical change. Kerrie’s actions are characterised by a commitment to a growth mindset and the realisation of the potential of all members of the school community. Recognised as one of the Top 50 educators in the country, Kerrie McDiarmid was named one of Australia's Most Influential Educators for 2022 by The Educator.  This accolade and leadership success is further recognised with St Clare’s College nomination as an Excellence Awardee in the 2022 Australian Education Awards for Secondary School of the Year (non-government).  

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Day 1 @ 13:15

PANEL - Assessment through an AI lens. Is your assessment AI ready?

Day 2 @ 12:00

Moving towards a porous curriculum: engagement beyond the traditional classroom

If ever there was ever a time to reassess models of instructional delivery it is now. We lead learning in a time of rapid change and we need to ensure we develop students who are agile and adaptable enough to confront both the disruption and opportunities of social change and technological advancement.  How can we look outward and move beyond a boxed curriculum, fostering a sense of passion and joy for learning?

last published: 21/Apr/24 11:05 GMT

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