Peter Farrell

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Dr. Peter Farrell, EdD


Recent Work History:
• January 2003 – Teaching-Principal of Zeerust Primary School.
• January 2009-December 2013 – Coordinator, aspirant leaders program, Shepparton Network.

Developed Skills and Abilities
In addition to significant (0.8) teaching responsibilities for a multiage class, grade 3-6 and the whole school two days a week, I have the same administrative responsibilities as any other school leader, these are:
• Planning and coordinating projects and programs
• Managing infrastructure, resources and finances
• Managing safety, security and welfare
• Researching curriculum and implementing pedagogy
• Gathering and interpreting data
• Working with staff, students and parents and liaison with external stakeholders
• Running professional learning and reading programs
• Writing, and
• Committee work

2009 La Trobe University
Doctor of Education

2001 RMIT University
Master of Applied Science (aquaculture research)

2011 RMIT University
Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching
(achieved vice-chancellors list)

2001 La Tribe
Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

1998 University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) Aquaculture

Theoretical Perspectives/Interests
• Small school & team leadership
• Teaching in the multi-age environment
• Small school curriculum
• Teacher-research and reflective practice

• Member VPA (Victorian Principals Association)

Writing; competitive sailing; boat restoration; playing guitar; reading science fiction, fantasy, legal, and military fiction; appreciating red wine; and finding out stuff and thinking about it.