Inaugural principal of new Landsdale school says she has best job in the world


Principal Karen Giacomucci at the new primary school site.
Picture: Matt Jelonek                                                                  www.communitypix.com.au                                             d459293
Inaugural principal of new Landsdale school says she has best job in the world
Inaugural principal of new Landsdale school says she has best job in the world
Inaugural principal of new Landsdale school says she has best job in the world
Principal Karen Giacomucci at the new primary school site. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d459293

THE inaugural principal of a new Landsdale school says she has the best job in the world.

Karen Giacomucci will head Carnaby Rise Primary School, which opens in east Landsdale next year.

“I am delighted to take on this role and lead the building of this new school with students at the heart of its work through a culture of high performance and high care,” she said.

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“I have been busy getting to know the local community and developing a steering group who I am working closely with to ensure the school is meeting the needs of locals.”

Ms Giacomucci has been principal of Marangaroo Primary School for the past 2½ years and prior to that spent most of her 30 years working in education in the Goldfields.

She said the school, which takes its name from the Carnaby’s black cockatoo native to the area, would cater to children from kindergarten to Year 6 and expected to have about 310 students next year.

It will feature an “amazing nature playground” and access to an adjacent sports oval.

Calling being principal the “best job in the world”, Ms Giacomucci said she was excited about the opportunity.

“I think I’ll bring enthusiasm, the ability to work closely with the community and that passion for making sure that all of our kids succeed and working to make sure that happens,” she said.

“I love to see all people – whether staff or kids – grow and succeed, to be able to learn new things and better themselves.”

The school is accepting enrolments; email karen.giacomucci@education.wa.edu.au.