Katanning Senior High School principal Denise Robinson bids farewell

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Outgoing Katanning Senior High School principal Denise Robinson.
Camera IconOutgoing Katanning Senior High School principal Denise Robinson. Credit: Sean Van Der Wielen/Sean Van Der Wielen

The principal of Katanning Senior High School has encouraged students to keep fostering a positive school culture as she prepares to leave the role.

Denise Robinson, who moved to Katanning when Carolyn Cook took up a secondment with the Education Department’s Leadership Institute, will finish up next Friday after more than seven months in the position.

Speaking at the final assembly of the school year, Mrs Robinson called upon students, staff and parents to foster a positive culture at the school.

“Occasionally, you will see something small, and you know it’s not right,” she said.

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“It’s important that you call it out. It’s important that you encourage your friends, your peers, your colleagues to do the right thing.

“What we walk past, each of us, is what we accept.”

Mrs Robinson then addressed the preparations for the eventual arrival of COVID-19 into WA schools next year, encouraging the school community to remain COVID Safe.

“We have an opportunity to do this well, to care for each other, to keep people safe and healthy,” she said.

At the assembly, she announced current deputy principal Innocent Chikwama would take over her position in the new school year.

Mrs Robinson congratulated him on the promotion.

“I look forward to see you take the school forward,” she said.

Before her final farewell, she thanked the community for their acceptance during her time at the school.

“It has been a privilege to work with every one of you,” she said.

“I very much look forward to hearing and watching the great things that you do as a school community and what you will achieve in the future.”

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