“My goal is to lead the school to become a true learning community where everyone achieves academic success and feels happy, safe and included.”
Principal, Comet Bay Primary School
Matt has more than 20 years’ experience as a principal and was appointed foundation principal of Comet Bay Primary School in 2006.
He has a reflective approach to leadership and collaboratively strives for excellence in teaching and learning. He focuses on instilling pride and a sense of community in the school by involving parents and the stakeholders.
Matt was recently a principal advisor for the student-centred funding project, supporting, training and advising colleagues in this system-level reform.
Matt is involved in extending leadership capabilities and supporting implementation of new initiatives.
Matt won the John Laing Professional Development Award (Principals Australia Institute) 2016; was a finalist in the WA Primary Principal of the Year Awards 2011; won the Australian Pastoral Care Association Norm Hyde Award 2011; and was awarded a Teaching Australia Leadership Scholarship in 2009. Comet Bay Primary School was a finalist in the WA Primary School of the Year 2014.