Mrs Hayley Doyle is a highly-regarded leader of our school and was appointed in 2017.
Mrs Doyle is very approachable and encourages an open-door policy for any parents or new families. She is highly professional in her role and very receptive to new ideas or concerns. Her calm and thoughtful approach will ensure that you are listened to, and supported in all aspects of school life at Swan Hill Primary School. Mrs Doyle speaks very well at our school assemblies and events, and proudly represents our school on all occasions.
Mrs Doyle has been heavily involved in the leadership team since coming to Swan Hill Primary School over 15 years ago. Her passion is around literacy and the improvement of our teaching and learning skills in this area. Whilst on maternity leave, Mrs Doyle completed her Masters in Educational Leadership. She applies and shares this knowledge during our staff and professional learning meetings on a regular basis. Mrs Doyle is currently the Southern Mallee Principal Network Chair, which involves leading Principal collegiality and professional learning across the network.
Since Mrs Doyle’s appointment as Principal, she has led a capital works project that resulted in the introduction of a wellbeing hub to accommodate the school’s multi-disciplinary approach to supporting a range of student needs, including consult rooms for outside agencies to use to provide support to students and their families. The school has also helped co-ordinate a co-location of a Shine Bright Kindergarten and has plans for an inclusive playground to be built at Swan Hill Primary School in 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs Doyle has safely led our school and worked hard to successfully follow the Department of Education directives in relation to COVID-19 management in schools.
With such a comprehensive and impressive teaching history, Swan Hill Primary School was very proud to see Mrs Doyle as a finalist in the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards, in the Outstanding Primary Principal category. We are very lucky to have Mrs Doyle leading our school!