Ms Freda Pascoe

Assistant Principal

Personal Message
I believe that all students thrive in a supportive and nurturing educational environment that promotes high expectations, a culture of value and respect, and one which encourages and supports students to take responsibility for their own learning. Teaching and learning should be flexible and responsive to the needs and interests of all students as well as providing opportunities to foster students' imagination and creativity. Best educational outcomes for students come when we work in partnership with parents to ensure that we provide structured support for students, whilst ensuring that we nurture their self confidence and encourage a willingness to take risks with their learning.

Statement of Areas of Responsibility
The assistant principal supports the principal in the overall leadership and management of the school as well as collaborating with, and supporting teachers in meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of students. The assistant principal is responsible for driving key educational projects, under the directive of the principal, to ensure that best practice and positive educational outcomes for all students is achieved.

Professional Experience
Freda has been the assistant principal at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill since 2016. Prior to this she was the Religious Educator coordinator at St Finbar’s Catholic Primary School Sans Souci. Freda has also held various other curriculum coordinator and teaching positions at other Catholic schools in Sydney as well as in London. 

Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Australian Catholic University
Masters of Religious Education – Australian Catholic University
Postgraduate Certificate of Gifted Education – University of NSW
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – University of Wollongong

Professional Interests
An avid reader with a passion to be a lifelong learner. Working collaboratively with colleagues to plan, develop and implement teaching and learning programs informed by the needs of our students.