Keith Svendsen

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“My focus is on creating respectful, caring school cultures that foster positive relationships and generate productive partnerships with students and parents.”

Keith Svendsen

Principal, Baldivis Secondary College

Keith is foundation principal of Baldivis Secondary College which opened in 2013. In leading staff recruitment strategies for the new school, he focused on establishing and growing a team of professionals with a culture of collaboration, cooperation and commitment to professional growth and improvement to best meet student learning needs.

While undertaking previous leadership roles at Lesmurdie, Kent Street and Armadale senior high schools, Keith also supported the Fremantle education region from 1998 to 2000.

He formulated and chaired an interagency initiative for youth and worked with local and State Government agencies to address concerns for youth in the area. Keith was recognised with a Benchmark Award in 2009.

The aim of Keith’s change project was to develop a failsafe mechanism which ensures that students with special needs moving through the school system are recognised as requiring high care and support.