It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the NEGS website and take the opportunity to introduce myself as the Principal at the helm one of the most established co-educational junior and senior girls’ school in the region.
It is an exciting time for NEGS as we seek to consolidate our position as the leading boarding school in NSW and continue to build on our academic and sporting reputation whilst preparing students for happiness and success in their future lives.
The size of NEGS and our continued emphasis on developing and maintaining positive relationships means that we know each and every student as an individual. Whilst academic success is a strong focus, we also give serious consideration to the student’s emotional and spiritual needs. NEGS has invested significant time in researching the benefits of wellbeing and believe that investing in the mental health of our students leads to improvements in social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes.
Leading this energetic, talented and caring community of staff and students is an extraordinary privilege and together we look forward to continuing to deliver an outstanding and well-rounded education both within and beyond the classroom.
For those who are interested in finding out more about NEGS please contact our team,Visitors are always welcome.
Ms Shannon Rosewood, the Head of Junior School, completed her Masters of Education (Special Education) at Newcastle University and also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Sydney. Ms Rosewood’s career in Primary education began at Blue Mountains Grammar School. She commenced teaching at Abbotsleigh in 2005, where she held the positions of Year 3, 5 and 6 Coordinator. Ms Rosewood has held the position of Head of Junior School since mid 2014.
Ms Rosewood believes that every child should be challenged and stimulated in their learning journey. It is her role to build strong foundations in literacy and numeracy across the school, ensuring that they are supplemented by engaging programs in all subject areas. Intellectual rigour, creative thinking and diversity are paramount to learning.