Meet the Principal

Dr Greenhalgh commenced at Meriden in January 2007, coming to the school from Pymble Ladies’ College where she had been the Deputy Principal.

Educated in Sydney, Dr Greenhalgh completed a Science degree at the University of NSW before moving to Canberra to complete a Diploma of Education and, later, an Applied Science degree in Health Education at the University of Canberra. This was quickly followed by a Masters degree through the Australian Catholic University, specialising in Teaching and Learning.

During this time, Dr Greenhalgh was teaching Science and Mathematics at Canberra Grammar School where she was a Housemaster and then Head of Science, with her Science Department being identified as a model of exemplary practice in the Federal Government report, The Quality and Status of Science Teachers (1998). Teaching the beauty of Science and Mathematics brought Dr Greenhalgh much joy, and the fascination of Physics, in particular, has never left her.

Returning to Sydney in 2001, Dr Greenhalgh completed her doctorate in Curriculum Studies and Educational Administration through the University of New England. A committed life-long learner, she has recently completed further study in Business Administration, once again through the UNE.

Well-known for her healthy sense of humour and her infectious laugh, Dr Greenhalgh feels honoured and privileged to be the Principal of Meriden. She has devoted her career to the education of young people, believing that teaching is the most worthy of vocations and that schools should be safe places of wondrous discovery and vast opportunity.