The programs and teaching in Kingswood College support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to: elected government, the rule of law, equal rights of all before the law, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and association and the values of openness and tolerance.

Council

Kingswood College is a legally constituted Company limited by guarantee. Directors of the Company are the Kingswood College Council members.  There is a maximum of twelve council members and a minimum of eight.

THE COUNCIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR…

The Kingswood College Council is responsible for:

  • the overall governance of the College
  • the setting of strategic direction
  • the review of plans and budgets established by the College Management, and
  • the monitoring of performance against those plans and budgets.

The Council delegates responsibility for the operation and administration of the College to the Principal.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE COUNCIL?

Please see our expression of interest form below if you’re interested in being on the council.

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COUNCIL MEMBERS

the Kingswood College Council Members are:

  • Campbell Chambers (Chair)
  • Cecelia Irvine-So (Deputy Chair)
  • Peter Bird (Treasurer)
  • Edward Adams
  • Cameron Barnes
  • Dudley Kneller
  • Samantha Kosky
  • Michelle Lawson
  • Kerrie McGrath
  • Chris Morcom
  • Rachal Morice
  • Margaret Webb AM

Ex officio members:

  • Chrissy Gamble – Principal
  • Chris Mara – Director of Business/Company Secretary

Executive

CHRISSY GAMBLE PRINCIPAL

Chrissy Gamble is a personable and articulate leader with a passion for creating exceptional educational experiences for young people.

A strong advocate for the value of independent schools, she is deeply committed to fostering and sustaining excellence within outstanding educational communities.

Chrissy has a natural affinity for relationship, community and capacity building, and acts on this through her dedication to helping both students and staff achieve their personal best.

Chrissy has led and taught in independent schools around Australia for almost 30 years. Her breadth of experience extends from Kindergarten to Year 12 settings, including classroom teaching, governance, advocacy, funding programs, strategic planning and curriculum development.

Before Kingswood College, Chrissy was Deputy Executive Director at Independent Schools Tasmania for four years, and preceding this was Principal of Christ Church Grammar School in Melbourne. She has also been Deputy Head of School (P-12) and Head of Junior School (P-6) at Cranbrook School in Sydney.

Chrissy has a Master of Education from Murdoch University and a Bachelor of Arts (Education) from Curtin University. Her Master’s Degree explored gifted and talented students and the role accelerated learning can play in their progress.

CHRIS MARA DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS

Chris joined Kingswood College in 2021 as the Director of Business. His role focuses on the financial sustainability of the College, the upkeep of the College’s facilities and strategic direction of the College.

Chris has been working in schools since 2012 and he was previously the Finance Manager at Korowa Anglican Girls’ College a senior position he held since 2017.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting, a Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits, and a Master of Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA).

 

AMY LOVELL HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL

Amy Lovell is the Head of Junior School, joining the College at the beginning of Term 3 2020.

Amy brings a wealth of experience to the classroom and the Executive Team having been a key leader at Carey Baptist Grammar School’s Junior School (Kew campus) since 2005. Amy is currently the Prep – Year 3 Coordinator and the Prep – Year 6 English Coordinator.

Amy’s has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and a Graduate Certificate in Education (Specific Learning Difficulties), all from the University of Melbourne. She has led curriculum reviews, implemented significant learning programs and is committed to individual growth and personal best in each young person.

Her reputation as a strong, innovative and imaginative curriculum leader is well established. Amy is intelligent and empathetic.  Her work ethic and commitment to team-work are highly-regarded by those who work with her, and have impressed her colleagues and our selection panel.

Amy’s values are strongly aligned with those of Kingswood College, and her commitment to service and building community are hallmarks of her career in education.

Her interests include twentieth century history and politics, as well as bushwalking, camping and jogging. Amy lives locally, is married to Adam, and they have three young children.

LISA SACRISTANI HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lisa Sacristani is the Head of Middle School commencing at the College in 2023.

Lisa is an experienced middle years’ leader, and prior to joining Kingswood College she was the Head of Junior Secondary (Middle School) at Donvale Christian College. Lisa worked at Donvale Christian College for more than a decade and held a range of leadership positions including Head of Year 9, as well as teaching English, Humanities and Sport to secondary students.

Prior to Donvale, Lisa worked at a number of other schools in teaching positions across a range of settings, as well as owning her own business.

At the heart of Lisa’s educational philosophy is the power of relationships. Lisa understands what it takes to build strong communities, and her hope is that every student in her care, will develop an imperviable identity, one where they have a deep sense of their value and worth, know who they are and that they belong.

In 2021 Lisa completed her Master of Education (Leadership) at the University of Melbourne.

In her spare time Lisa loves walking, reading and going to the beach. Lisa is married to Rob and together they have three teenage sons.

ROB FULLER HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL

Rob Fuller commenced in January 2024 as the Head of Senior School.

Rob joins us from Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School where he was most recently the Director of Curriculum, and a member of the School’s Executive. In this role Rob had responsibility for all aspects of curriculum development, assessment and reporting in the senior years.

A passionate teacher of Global Politics, History and English, he has held a range of roles throughout his time at Ivanhoe Girls’ and has been instrumental in setting the curriculum and learning direction for the secondary years.

Rob is an experienced educator with a passion for ensuring that students have real-world experiences that challenge them to develop resilience, healthy and positive relationships, and character. A people-person, Rob develops strong relationships, and he will bring to Kingswood College experience in curriculum development, building student and staff capacity contributing to our academic programs and outcomes.

TINA FLYGER HEAD OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Tina Flyger commenced as the Head of People and Culture in Term 2 2024.

With a belief that people are the cornerstone of any organization, Tina brings over 15 years of invaluable human resources experience to the table. Tina’s collaborative approach involves partnering with executives, managers, and teams to collectively develop, design, and deliver strategy.

Tina is not only a seasoned People & Culture leader but also a relatable, dynamic, and approachable professional with a wealth of experience in both schools and industry. Tina’s arrival promises a focus on fostering a supportive and thriving culture within our college community.

We are confident that Tina’s expertise will play a pivotal role in nurturing our staff and students, enhancing collaboration, and driving our college towards a bright future.

Strategic Plan

Creating the future of education: Towards 2025

Kingswood College has long accepted the challenge of rethinking education. Our new Strategic Plan continues that journey. Promoting our College as a place that enables everyone to Belong, Thrive and Achieve is central to supporting our students. To achieve this we will continue to create an inspiring environment that encourages lifelong learning and provide programs and activities that nurture the mind, body, heart and spirit.

Annual Report

2022 ANNUAL REPORT

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

2019 ANNUAL REPORT

2018 ANNUAL REPORT

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

2013 ANNUAL REPORT

2012 ANNUAL REPORT

2011 ANNUAL REPORT

WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY AGENCY REPORT

College Policies

ENROLMENT POLICY AND PROCESS

PRIVACY POLICY

CHILD SAFE POLICY

RESPONDING TO CONCERNS REGARDING CHILD SAFETY

CODE OF CONDUCT

REPORTABLE CONDUCT OF STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AND OTHERS

Child Safety

Kingswood College is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Kingswood College has a Child Safe Committee of College Council, Child Safety Officers, regular training for staff and information for students as part of our commitment to child safety and wellbeing.  Outlined above are the College’s policies and commitment to Child Safety. If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse telephone 000.

As part of our commitment to being a Child Safe School, if you have any information or concerns in relation to child safety at the College, please email principal@kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au.

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