Dale Mackesey

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“My goal is to lead a school where every student has the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.”

Dale Mackesey

Principal, Mount Hawthorn Primary School

As principal of Mount Hawthorn Primary, Dale has led significant change and improvement. He has applied his professional knowledge and skills to make sustainable changes by building a strong and dynamic school community, and by focusing on high quality teaching.

The school received Exemplary School Status following an Expert Review Group process in 2010 which found the school was exceptionally well led and all school leaders were focused on student learning.

Dale is currently Principal Consultant with Statewide Services, providing support to school leadership teams across the State to develop an understanding of effective school improvement processes and strategies. He has also supported colleagues to build instructional leadership capacity in their schools and engage in the cycle of school self-assessment, planning and action.

He has supported schools throughout the State and led the development of a vast range of professional learning aligned to the distinctive needs of schools, networks, professional learning communities and regions.