Principal interest

Hannah Skinner was Mercedes College principal for a day.
Hannah Skinner was Mercedes College principal for a day.

‘I am now able to appreciate their role more and understand what is it like to teach us,’ the Year 8 student said.

‘The experience has taught me so many things and I have gained a lot of knowledge.’

The Stirling resident was elevated to the role of principal on June 4 as a part of the Student Principal for a Day initiative run by the Principals Australia Institute.

Hannah left her uniform at home and instead donned her professional attire to spend the day meeting with staff, addressing transport issues faced by students and teaching.

College principal Sheena Barber said the initiative was a great opportunity for students to see the role through their own eyes and develop their leadership skills.

‘It was also beneficial to have her perspective in the room,’ she said. ‘Hannah did a wonderful job of facing the new challenges head on and went through the day with confidence, a sense of humour and much enthusiasm.’