Phil Lewis

Previous Position

Principal: Nazareth Catholic College (2014 - 19)

First Year as a Principal


The Joy of Principalship is

Working collaboratively with staff, students and families to make a difference to and continually improve student outcomes.

Celebrating community achievements.

A Book I would recommend

The Opposable Mind by Roger Martin.

Fun Fact about me

I love playing golf.

My valued Well-Being Strategy

Chiropractic, nice wine, good sleep and exercise.

Advice for a Beginning Principal

Be confident and humble. Collaborate with your staff and develop positive working relationships. Allow time for mutual socialisation between you and your community - develop a shared vision for the school.

Inspiring Leadership Quotes

"Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar." Orrin Woodward

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."Jack Welch

What title would you give to your TED Talk or Book

The Privilege and Joy of Principalship

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