Principal's Welcome

Dear GK Community,


It is a pleasure to welcome you and your child to Glen Katherine Primary School. My name is Leanne Tingwell and I am privileged to be the Principal of this great school. My own teaching experience includes 15 years of classroom teaching and leadership before moving into the Nillumbik Network as a Teaching & Learning Coach in a variety of schools. Most recently I have been fortunate to spend the past four years as GK’s Assistant Principal.


Since taking up the Principal position in August 2015, I continue to be impressed by our school’s focus on student wellbeing and high levels of achievement in our key learning areas of literacy and numeracy. GK also has a key focus on Science and Sustainability, with our top class Gully and science facilities and a 5-Star Accreditation. We owe many of these achievements to our strong network of parent and community support.


I am extremely proud of our students. They are eager learners with beautiful manners and caring hearts. Every morning, I have the pleasure of seeing their bright eyes and big smiles, which reassures me that the work we do as educators matters. We are privileged to teach such wonderful children and take tremendous care in the work we contribute towards them growing into great people.


I am equally proud of our teachers and support staff. Our entire staff work tirelessly, showing incredible commitment to ensuring that every student in our care reaches their full potential. Our goal is to give our best to each child, every day, and it is a credit to our exceptional staff that we are able to aspire to this ambitious goal.


I am very grateful for the wonderful support that our parents provide, particularly our spectacular Parents and Friends Association (PFA). A feature of GK is our strong and supportive home-school partnerships, contributing to our high levels of both student achievement and wellbeing.


Overall, GK is an exceptional school.


If you are a prospective parent, please make sure you contact us to learn more about our school. Feel free to explore our website using the tabs above or have a wander through our expansive grounds to view our facilities and community spaces. School tours are conducted by appointment only in the first half of each school year for new and Prep families where we would be very happy to showcase our school at work to you and your family. Our virtual tour is available on the home page of our website and 2021 School Tour dates will be announced soon - please keep an eye on our website for tour information.


Welcome to the GK community!

Leanne Tingwell




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