Lynne Symons

Principal, Mark Oliphant College, Birth – 12, SA

Role of Place and Space in Entitlement and Engagement at Mark Oliphant College

If you would like access to Lynne's presentation, contact Helen at admin@cefpi.org.au and she will provide access via dropbox.

Lynne Symons has been a principal for over twenty years. She has been the principal of a special school, the behaviour management school for South Australia, a metropolitan secondary school, R-12 school and girls' school. Since 2010 she has been the foundation principal of Mark Oliphant College B-12. In 2012 Lynne won the SA Public Teaching Awards – Inspirational Leader of the Year. In 2013 she was awarded the Public Service Medal for Education for her work in disadvantaged schools.

Mark Oliphant College Birth – 12 is the first purpose built facility in South Australia combining care, preschool, junior primary, primary and secondary education. The college has four discrete sub-schools – Early Years, Primary Years, Middle Years and Senior Years. Innovation is a cornerstone of the college as we live our "motto" that "The Future is Now". MOC has seen an enormous increase in entitlement and engagement through effectively creating innovative space and place for our children and young people be it physical, digital, virtual or curriculum space.