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Principal receives ACEL SA Leadership Medal

Our Principal,  Robert Hoff received an Australian Council of Educational Leadership Award, from the Minister for SA Education, John Gardner, (pictured) at a special ceremony held at the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo.
The Leadership Medal honours those who have shown excellent leadership in education in a school, system or sector.
It acknowledges those who have demonstrated a commitment beyond their current role.
Capabilities include high educational outcomes for self and others and the ability to inspire, influence and implement change in an innovative manner.
Leadership medallists are acknowledged by their colleagues, students and community for their outstanding leadership and achievement for a school sector or system.

The Citation
“Robert Hoff has been a primary principal for 45 years.  He joined IPSHA (Independent Primary Schools Association) in 1985 as the Principal of Trinity Lutheran Primary School on the Gold Coast having already been the Principal of St Paul’s Lutheran School in Adelaide for 10 years.  He was appointed as the Principal of Immanuel Primary School at Novar Gardens where he has led the school with distinction for the last 21 years.  Robert has played a prominent role in IPSHA, APPA (Australian Primary Principals Association) and Lutheran Education at both a state and national level.  In addition he has been an active member of numerous Boards and Councils, fulfilling a diverse range of roles.
Robert has organised numerous National and State conferences that have supported the ongoing development of Leaders.”All of this service has been completed in a voluntary capacity.

This recognition is amongst the latest of many received in recent years for his contribution to Education in a long and illustrious career.

We congratulate Robert on receiving this award.

Bec Clements – Assistant Principal