Principal

Heather Norton

BEd, MEd Admin, MACE, MACEL, MAICD

Mrs Norton comes to Firbank from The Scots School in Albury, where she was Principal from 2008 – 2013. Prior to that appointment, Mrs Norton held various senior positions in independent schools in New South Wales, including New England Girls School, where she was first Head of Boarding and then Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care. She has teaching in her blood. Her father was a Principal and her mother and grandfather also taught. Mrs Norton and her husband Colin, have three daughters, two of whom are now teachers.

Mrs Norton has a passion for developing young women who will be leaders with integrity, conviction and compassion for others. Her passion for teaching and her wide experience will enhance the Firbank journey over the next era of the School’s development.

Peter Trumble     Chairman, School Board 

 

'Firbank Grammar School provides an outstanding environment where students strive to achieve their best, extending their journey of learning through engaging
in a strong and compelling curricular and co-curricular program. They are taught by our dedicated staff who demonstrate a boundless commitment to each student, and together they help our students ‘find their place’.

Surrounded by tradition and history and gracious grounds and guided by our Anglican heritage, Firbank students enjoy a kaleidoscope of experiences which challenge students to discover their own path to success. Through the range of opportunities provided, our students learn to value diversity, develop a deep love of learning, a sense of personal responsibility and a commitment to justice.

Firbank students face the future with tenacity and confidence. They know that their school days have given them a firm platform and a conviction that they can make meaningful and lasting contributions in the wider world as the achievements of generations of Firbank students testify.

In a rapidly changing society, our community works in unison. I see students of all ages who are happy, welcoming and assured. They play sport with courage, appreciate music and cultural pursuits with a creative spirit and learn and live at Firbank with a certainty of purpose. They actively pursue and embrace the ‘can do’ and ‘can achieve’ attitudes that are the hallmark of our School.

I look forward to guiding Firbank towards an exciting and dynamic future. When parents, staff and students work together, inspiration and hope abound!'

Heather Norton