Hills Grammar Welcomes New Principal

Hills Grammar, celebrating 40 years as the leading independent co-educational school in the Hills District, is delighted to appoint its first female Principal, Mrs Karen Yager.

Mrs Yager joins the School with more than 26 years’ experience in education, including, most recently, as Deputy Headmaster K-12, at Knox Grammar. A progressive and creative leader, Mrs Yager said “I am looking forward to building on the values and legacy of the Hills Grammar principals who have come before me. The School’s unique culture and focus on nurturing their Hills Originals attracted me to the position.

I really enjoy working with students to prepare them for life beyond the school gates. As educators it is one of our great joys to nurture the passion, knowledge, and skills of young people, to give them the confidence to achieve their unique potential.

I am looking forward to working in a co-educational environment where I am committed to empowering our young men and women to take their place in the world with courage, confidence and conviction and the ability and will to positively influence their own lives and the world around them.

Young people need to experience a well-rounded education where the uniqueness of every student is valued. Students should be inspired in a safe and supportive environment to grow their potential to the best of their ability and thrive academically, socially, emotionally and physically.”

Hills Grammar was founded in 1982, with the vision of creating an independent grammar school based on the ideals of academic excellence within a co-educational setting, without religious bias. Since its foundation, the School has grown to over 950 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with a highly regarded 79 place Early Childhood Centre.

“At 40 years young, Hills Grammar is agile enough to innovate and develop our offering, but old enough to know who we are and to maintain the essential elements of our culture. I am delighted to be joining at this exciting time” said Mrs Yager.

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