33 Sunshine Lane, DUNEDIN

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©2017 by Kathryn Dick. 

Kathryn Dick

APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Otago Girls' High School
 

I am a highly experienced leader of students and teachers. As well as being an effective former Dean in the Pastoral team, I have 20 years of curriculum leadership experience at Otago Girls' High School. I am excited about bringing a wealth of skills and a passion for young womens' education to a new position and a greater level of responsibility.

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

My Roles & Responsibilities

HEAD OF THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT.

1997 - 2004

 

Otago Girls' High School

In my leadership of this department I led the teachers of The Arts in implementing and embedding what was then, a new Curriculum document. I have been a teacher of Drama and Public Speaking.  I continue to enjoy leadership roles within the Arts environment through producing the traditional Celebration service and have done so for 18 years as well as writing, directing and producing the annual Junior Production.

HEAD OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

2005 - 2017

 

Otago Girls' High School

Leading the English department has given me the opportunity to nurture and support young staff to reach their potential, to challenge and excite my students and to work in a pastoral and professional capacity. In 2017, the Ideas to Inspire initiative began. This is a collaboration with the University of Otago's Philosophy department where we have aimed to increase an awareness of study in Humanities to broaden and enhance career pathways for our rangatahi. My passion for innovation and collaboration is key to who I am as a leader of people.

N.C.E.A WRITING, ASSESSMENT  AND MODERATION CONTRACTS

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

I have a thorough knowledge and appreciation of standards based assessment in English at a national level. I have over 20 years experience on English External marking panels and over ten years leadership experience on NCEA writing teams.  I am currently working on a number of contracts for the authority.

ACTING ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

2011 TERM 2

2013 TERM 3 AND 4

OTAGO GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

I have had experience in the Senior Leadership Team at OGHS  with several roles including taking on Day Relief for extended periods of time.  I have enjoyed the confidence of the Senior Leadership Team to manage the school for days at a time and this has been something I have done since before 2011.  In 2017 my relief role saw me providing staff with relief at a moment's notice and often managing huge numbers of staff relief weeks in advance. At all times I establish and maintain positive relationships with both staff and day-relievers alike.