Meet the Principal


Welcome to our fantastic schooling community. If you are a new or current family exploring the right learning environment for your child I would like to welcome you and let you know that you have found the right place.
 
My name is Nikki Davies and I have been the principal of Yinnar South Primary School since Term 4 2019. During my time at Yinnar South Primary School, I have been embraced by the staff, students and parents and have seen some amazing growth of all students during that time. As a teaching principal, I have a unique understanding of each child who attends our school as I work with them both in the classroom and outside. 
 
Some of my background is that I have a Bachelor of Psychology where I worked for many years assisting those in managing their mental health. I then decided to pursue my passion for teaching and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Education. Since then I have been working mostly in the secondary school setting in a variety of schools across Victoria. As I am a firm believer in lifelong education I have undergone extensive training in literacy development, curriculum design, leadership and behaviour management and having developed school-wide initiatives that have extended gifted students and also developed support programs to upskill those who are struggling.
 
Throughout my time at Yinnar South Primary School I have been working with a variety of mathematic leaders such as Michael Ymer, Rob Vingerhoets, Anne McPhee and the Department of Education's leading staff educator Bastow to improve my skills in teaching mathematics to ensure that my lessons are engaging and highly impactful.
 
I also have a strong passion for the integration of technology in the classroom and as a result of this I have been involved in a statewide program on the implementation of Minecraft across a variety of different curriculum areas.
 
I am incredibly proud of Yinnar South Primary School and know that once you see what this school has to offer you won't want to look any further. 
 
Nikki Davies