Christine Hills – Girls Grammar Bound
It is with much excitement and energy that Christine Hills takes up the role of Principal at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School in 2016.
With six years’ experience as a primary Principal in Moura and Rockhampton, Christine Hills has focussed on ensuring school improvement results in real change for student outcomes. After receiving the Public Education Foundation Scholarship in 2014, Christine completed a leadership course at Harvard, Cambridge, where she became aware of the work of Professor John Collins on developing student knowledge and skills with writing across the curriculum. She has used learnings from Harvard to enhance the highly successful programs she has developed in primary schools in Central Queensland.
Her leadership role at Gladstone SHS in 2015 has enabled her to take these programs into the secondary sector. Christine’s work with school leadership teams and school improvement was acknowledged by the Australian Council of Educational Leadership (Qld) with an Honorary Fellowship in 2014 and by the National Excellence in Teaching Awards Program with a national award for leadership in 2013. She has twice presented at The Australian Council of Educational Research National EPPC conference.
Christine comes from a cattle property outside of Moura where her husband Brian runs a Brahman cattle operation and spends his spare time as an Assistant Shot Firer for Anglo Dawson mine. Their four children aged between fourteen and seven supply an adequate amount of free mustering when they are home for holidays.
Ross Johnson, Chair of the RGGS Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Christine to build upon past achievements and embrace future prospects. “She has a wealth of experience in education and will be a great leader for our wonderful school.”