Principal’s Welcome

Nick Frederiksen – Principal of St Paul’s Primary School

Welcome To St Paul’s Primary School

As a father of three, it is my wish that my children grow up with a strong faith that gives them values for life and a moral compass. I want my own children to form connections with others, to come home from school happy, to succeed academically and to know they have many people that care for them. These goals for my own children drive me everyday to become a better school leader because I value and want these things for your children too.

I have been a teacher for 16 years, with the last seven years as Deputy Principal of St Joseph’s Boronia and a period as Acting Principal of Sacred Heart Yea. At Boronia, I also held the positions of 1/2 classroom teacher, Religious Education Leader, Teaching and Learning Leader, ICT leader, and STEM teacher.  Between degrees, I ran campsites in France, the UK, and Austria.  I have spent most of my adult life running camps for children and adults with a disability through Melbourne Legacy and Oz Child/Interchange. 

At St Paul’s, our children are at the centre of everything we do. We are strongly committed to providing a safe and harmonious school environment where successful relationships thrive. The strength lies in the close partnerships between students, staff, parents, and the wider community, which is highly valued by us all. We promote and develop positive and respectful relationships. The school motto is: ‘Love One Another,’ and we act this out in a caring, co-operative, purposeful and success-oriented environment.

At St Paul’s, we use an explicit instruction approach to Learning and Teaching in Literacy and Numeracy with a strong focus on developing core skills.  Explicit instruction centres around key components – warm up/daily review, teacher instruction, guided and independent practice – as students are shown what to do and how to do it and provided with multiple opportunities to experience and celebrate success.

The school strives to engage all students and community members to be 21st-century learners by effectively using learning technologies and Google Apps for Education (G.A.F.E) through 1-1 devices (Chromebooks and iPads). Furthermore, the school has an Inquiry learning focus in learning areas of the curriculum, including History, Science, Geography, P.E and Health, Arts, Technologies and a range of General Capabilities.

Please call Helen in our office on (03) 9756 7201 and book in for a school tour.  I would love to show you around!

Nick Frederiksen
Principal – St Paul’s Primary School, Monbulk

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