College leadership welcome
Our AIM is to provide the very best education for Palmerston families to give children and youth of Palmerston INFINITE opportunities in our community and GLOBALLY.
As PROUD educational leaders within Palmerston City Schools, we lead as one with students, families and educators. Together our students, our families and our staff build long lasting relationships.
College leadership team
It is with great pride that I introduce Palmerston College to you.
Palmerston College is a co-educational, dual campus secondary college located in the vibrant city of Palmerston. As the secondary campuses within Palmerston City Schools, Palmerston College is for young adults where high standards of academic and vocational learning are fostered, and we AIM to motivate, inspire and challenge students to enjoy balanced academic, artistic, cultural, sporting and community service experiences as they cultivate meaningful future pathways in the Territory and GLOBALLY. We expect our students to develop self-discipline and social responsibility within a supportive learning environment with INFINITE opportunities.
The Years 7 – 9 campus is focused on ensuring that each student has the prerequisite knowledge and skills for senior schooling. Students gain exposure to a broad range of experiences which positions them to make specialisation decisions in the next phase of their schooling.
The Years 10 -12 campus is focused on connecting every student to their preferred post schooling pathway whether it be further education or training or employment. It features comprehensive curriculum pathways that support students to achieve their post-school aspirations whether they are seeking entry into university courses, vocational training courses or employment.
We are proud to celebrate the multicultural and socio-economic diversity of our college community. We proudly stand for learning, caring for one another and discipline based on reciprocal respect and relationships. We are PROUDLY Palmerston.
Our College’s mission is ‘two campuses, one leadership team, one college to create the secondary college of choice in Palmerston.’ I invite you to find out more about our College of choice on our website or come in for a College Tour.
College Principal, Natalie Banks
Ms Banks is a proud Territorian. She has worked in education for over 25 years and began her career as a mathematics and science teacher. She has held a range of leadership positions across wellbeing and Curriculum areas, including Head of Campus at both 7-9 and 10-12 Palmerston College Campuses.
Qualifications include: Diploma of Education Secondary, Bachelor of Science, Leaders of High Potential Program.
Professional memberships: NT Principal Association, Australian Education Union (AEU), Adolescent Success, Australian Council of Educational Leaders.
Head of Campus Years 7-9, Annette Pedersen
Ms Pedersen has been an educator for 22 years, beginning her career as a Health and Physical Education teacher in Queensland before moving to the Northern Territory in 2008. Since 2013 she has held leadership positions as an Assistant Principal at Katherine High School, Rosebery Middle School, Casuarina Senior College and Darwin High School. Ms Pedersen is passionate about providing all students with opportunities for success and working in partnership with families and carers. Ms Pedersen is excited to be working in the Palmerston community again.
Qualification: Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Queensland University of Technology.
Head of Campus Years 10-12, Craig Overell
Mr Overell has been an educator for 32 years, largely in the Palmerston area. Initially teaching science, chemistry and physics before moving into school administration. For the last 12 years he has held the role of Assistant Principal before moving into the Head of Campus position in 2018. As a teacher he is proud to have seen so many of our Palmerston students go on to successful futures and looks forward to seeing the current students achieve success at school.
His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (UWA), Graduate Diploma of Education (NTU) and a Graduate Certificate in Management (Curtin).
Student Leadership Welcome
As College Captains, we are PROUD to welcome students of all abilities and cultural backgrounds to our college. Student voice is represented by College Captains (Year 12), Vice Captains (Year 9), Campus Captains and key groups within our college. We AIM to demonstrate high expectations and we are also leadership mentors within our Palmerston City Schools community. There are INFINITE opportunities to represent the views of student voice at the College, in the Palmerston community, in the education community, at a Territory and state level, as well as GLOBALLY through our international sister schools partnerships.
2021 Student leadership includes:
Student engagement and consultation activities.
In establishing Palmerston College we have contributed in a variety of consultation sessions and workshops including:
- what is important for a dual campus from subject, pathways, policies and support programs
- mission and vision development
- designing the logo and uniform and
- we know there are many more opportunities to come.
On behalf of our parents and families, we are extremely PROUD to welcome students, parents and families to our College.
Our AIM is to ensure seamless and connected learning pathways and long term relationships from our Palmerston City Schools primary campuses’ into our secondary pathways at Palmerston College.
There are INFINITE opportunities for parent engagement and involvement at the College. We encourage parents and families to participate at the level they would like to and also encourage you to consider joining the Council.
We will be consulting on the Palmerston College Council constitution this year and we look forward to hearing your views.
If you would like more information on how to get involved please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org