Heads of Campus Announcement

Posted on December 21, 2022

I, along with our Principal Nelson File, am delighted to announce that Adam Chambers has been appointed as Head of Campus Years 9 to 12 and Lindy Gannon as Head of Campus Years 7 & 8, formally commencing at the start of 2024. 

The appointment of Adam and Lindy is the culmination of an extensive redeployment process, as part of the Learning @ Friends’ 24 Plus (L@F24+) Program.  The School is delighted to have Adam and Lindy’s experience, leadership and shared vision to help guide and implement the L@F24+ Program.  Importantly, we are pleased to have these talented educators lead the secondary years staff to enable the best learning and development environment possible for our students.

Adam Chambers has been an educator at Friends’ since 2002 and has extensive teaching experience at High School and Clemes including in both the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  Since 2019, Adam has been the Head of School for Years 11 & 12 (Clemes).  Adam is also an alumnus who completed his Year 12 at Friends’ in 1994.

“I am greatly looking forward to working with a team of leaders and educators who put into practice the School’s Purposes and Concerns. I feel privileged to be part of the journey with our Years 9 to 12 students as they navigate their way into adulthood and I have an enormous sense of optimism in this exciting new chapter that Learning@Friends 24+ represents.” 

Lindy Gannon has been an educator at Friends’ since 2000 and has taught students in the fields of Science and in transdisciplinary learning in the Year 7 Connections program, as well as being Deputy Head of High School – Curriculum.  Since 2020, Lindy has been one of the Co-Heads of High School and Head of Hodgkin House.

“As a committed and long term staff member, I attribute my longevity on staff to being immersed in a cultural setting that has a synergy which continues to invigorate and drive my passion for being an active and contributing member of the School community.  I am looking forward to building and leading a team which will establish a clear vision and philosophy for the 7 – 8 learning space, underpinned by our Purpose and Concerns, and one which has a distinct, visible and clearly articulated identity.”

Both Adam and Lindy will have time released through 2023 from their current roles to commence preparations for their new positions.  We hope to provide an update in the near future about the Deputy Head of Campus (Secondary Years) positions.  There will also be an additional L@F24+ Program update in the next Rose & Waratah enewsletter.

Warm Regards,

Shaun O’Rourke
Acting Principal – The Friends’ School