Forbes High’s new leader

Forbes High School is excited to introduce their new principal Ms Safija Bristina. With a wealth of experience and expertise Ms Bristina is a welcomed addition to the team at Forbes High School.

Ms Bristina commenced her teaching career as a mathematics teacher at Campbelltown Performing Art High School in the mid 90’s and has continued with the Department of Education working in metropolitan, rural and remote schools including Kogarah High School, Murrumburrah High School and Cobar High School.

Ms Bristina has held positions as a mathematics teacher, head teacher, highly accomplished teacher and acted as Deputy Principal and Principal on three and four different school sites respectively.

She is delighted to be leading Forbes High School and teaching in the classroom again.

Ms Bristina said she felt really privileged to be able to take on the responsibility of looking after the high school.

“The staff and students at Forbes High School and in our local community are so impressive and are great ambassadors for public education in our region and in NSW,” Ms Bristina said.

With Ms Bristina’s appointment to the school, the 2018 executive at Forbes High School is complete, with everyone eager to continue to lead and drive the school, staff and students forward for continued success in the future.

Deputy Principal Mr Nottingham said he would like to welcome Ms Bristina to Forbes High School.

“Her experience, knowledge and high expectations will help to continue to drive the school forward in a positive and inclusive manner, ensuring all students are supported in their education at our school and help prepare our young people for rewarding lives within society,” Mr Nottingham said.

Families and the community will have an opportunity to meet with Ms Bristina at the school’s annual Parent/Teacher information evening on Tuesday, May 22 in the school hall at 5pm.

Not long after taking up her position as principal at Forbes High, Ms Bristina was invited to speak at the Forbes Public School’s Leadership Day.

The primary school training features program features different guest speakers each term who have experience with leadership.

Also present on the day were representatives of the Forbes and District Lions Club who made a donation to help the school’s Student Representative Council attend a GRIP Leadership Conference.

This is the fourth year that the Lions Club has sponsored local attendance: this year, students will travel to Dubbo to develop and support their leadership skills.

During the conference, students will explore topics including: understanding leadership styles, meeting the needs of others, public speaking and strategies for balancing responsibilities.