Students are receiving world-class education and going on to study at Ivy League universities after graduating from a top-performing school led by Jane Sleeman.
As Queensland Academies Health Science Campus (QAHS) celebrates its tenth year of delivering highly-skilled graduates to brilliant futures, principal Jane Sleeman has been named a finalist in the 2018 QCT Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award.
Deputy Principal Vanessa Rebgetz said under Mrs Sleeman’s leadership, QAHS continues to achieve outstanding results that are benchmarked against World International Baccalaureate scores where international and interstate enrolments grow year upon year.
Mrs Sleeman has been influential in developing projects for the Gold Coast Secondary Principals Alliance and the Annual Teachers Gala that celebrates teaching excellence in the Gold Coast region.
A dedicated life-long learner herself, Mrs Sleeman consistently undertakes new professional development opportunities to broaden her knowledge and skills including diplomas in counselling, business marketing and positive psychology.
“I’m very aware of a perception by some that teachers can sometimes be viewed as not worldly, as many have moved from schooling, to university and into schools,” said Mrs Sleeman. “I like to bring some ‘out of education’ thinking – I’ve recently completed the Justice of the Peace course for something different.”
Mrs Sleeman believes her responsibility as a principal is to ensure consistent success of the school and for all who are a part of it. To maximise health and wellbeing, Mrs Sleeman ensures staff and students have access to a fully equipped gym and fitness trainer on campus.
Nominator Alita Blackmur, School Council Chair for QAHS, said she feels fortunate to have been mentored by Jane for many years, both when she was a student of Jane's and now as a teacher with her.
“I aspire to leave as much of a significant legacy that she has left in education. There is no doubt that Jane is an innovator in educator and has been the shining light that has led QAHS to consistently be recognised in the top three performing schools in the state and the top performing school on the Gold Coast for three consecutive years,” said Ms Blackmur.
Congratulations Jane on being named a finalist.