RSS Principal Appointment

posted 28 May 2017, 17:52 by James Rea

It is with great pleasure that we are able to inform you that we have appointed Nick Rate as Principal of Russell Street School.  Nick has had a long association with RSS, starting his career here, returning as Deputy Principal after working overseas and now as Principal.  Nick’s wife Lynley has also worked at RSS as a teacher and later in a relieving role.  Nick is currently Principal of Newbury School and will be joining our team at the beginning of Term 3.  


We would like to thank you for your contributions to the appointment process.  When we synthesised the parent, student and staff information regarding ‘what we would like in a new principal’ - there was much alignment.  This information guided us as we wrote the Person Specifications.  Nick brings with him a wealth of skills and knowledge that align with our current direction and values.  In appointing Nick to this role, the BOT were unanimous.  


We are excited to welcome Nick to Russell Street School, knowing that he will be a great addition to the team.  We look forward to Nick bringing the leadership skills he has developed in his previous Principal roles, time as advisor for CORE Education and his knowledge gained through his Masters Degree and ongoing research.


Cindy, AJ, Darryn, Leanne, Andy, Elly & James