Rebecca has proudly been Deputy Principal at Rose Park Primary School since 2016. Her previous experience includes Deputy Principal of Curriculum Birth – 12, and R-7 Curriculum Coordinator (Australian Curriculum and IBMYP) at Ocean View College, and a six-month appointment as Principal at Rose Park Primary School. Throughout her career, she has been involved in a number of Curriculum Advisory Boards and Committees. Rebecca has also undertaken a number of DECD scholarships to enhance her leadership experience.
Rebecca has diverse experience as a teacher in both the Primary and Secondary sector in Category 1 – 7 schools across South Australia. Her university qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Communications, Media and Culture, and Postgraduate Education.
Rebecca has presented both nationally and internationally about inquiry learning and pedagogy. Her main areas of support within the school community include curriculum, assessment and reporting, facilities, Deputising for the Principal and coordinating school events.
Rebecca believes that teamwork and community involvement is the ultimate way a school can be successful in reaching the goal of children being successful lifelong learners. She also believes that student ownership of their learning is key to supporting students to have the mindset, skills and confidence to take meaningful action as citizens of the world.
I have been the Assistant Principal since the beginning of 2018. My previous experience includes Acting Deputy Principal at Rose Park Primary and Curriculum Coordinator (Thinking Skills).
I have undertaken various DECD leadership scholarships to enhance my leadership experience.
I have diverse experience in the Primary sector in Category 1 – 7 schools across South Australia. My university qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Education (Junior Primary/Primary)
My main areas of support within the school community include supporting students with learning difficulties/disabilities, students who are assessed as Gifted and Talented and coordinating the school’s data, to be used by teachers to enhance students’ learning outcomes.
I believe creating a classroom that is a safe learning environment which supports students emotionally, physically and socially allows for students to become successful risk takers and positive global citizens.
Building effective working relationships with all stakeholders is a key element of my pedagogical beliefs.
Wellbeing Leader & Performing Arts Teacher
This will be Kim Copeland’s first year at Rose Park Primary School and she is looking forward to the challenges and successes that lie ahead. Kim is also excited to be contributing to both the overall Wellbeing of the school community and adding further value to the schools already successful Performing Arts Program.
Kim strongly believes that student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development and that these elements play a significant role in all children’s education. For the previous 3 years she has worked as both a Student Wellbeing Leader and a Senior Leader in Student Wellbeing and Engagement. Throughout her time in these roles she lead and participated in various training and development courses including many on Positive Psychology and Positive Education. She was also fortunate enough to attend and study at the renowned Geelong Grammar where she was able to experience firsthand world leading practices of wellbeing and an approach that she will leverage off and apply at Rose Park Primary School.