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Summer Heights High principal joins MLC school board

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 15 November, 2012 - 3:07 PM
Elida Brereton

A former Principal who dabbled in heading up the fictional schooling world through her role in comedy series ‘Summer Heights High’ has been granted a seat on Methodist Ladies College school board.

Speaking with Ross and John, Elida Brereton, said she was looking forward to the new role after being appointed last night and believed the controversy surrounding former MLC Principal Rosa Storelli’s sacking had let to many other schools assessing their own governance.

"I think we've done a service to a lot of other schools," she said.

"I gather there's been a bit of a flurry by school councils and boards to check their own constitution.

"Hopefully some good will come out of it in that respect."

Ms Brereton’s scholastic career includes 15 years as Principal at Camberwell High School as well as her role as ‘Ms Margaret Murray’ in Chris Lilley’s hit comedy series.

Ms Brereton said she wasn’t aware of any discontent among the present prestigious Kew school board, which will now also include former journalist Amanda Buckley and lawyer Majorie Nicholas.

"I believe they do speak with one voice at the moment," she said.

The new MLC board member said she hoped her start would be as uncontroversial as possible.

"I'll understand if it starts off that way, but I'd love to think that we'll move on," she said.

"I think it's good that there's going to be an examination of governance and process.

"Hopefully it will be done right and in future years the governance will be very clear."


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