Seymour College appoints new principal: Vanessa Browning

Seymour College announced this week the appointment of Vanessa Browning as the school’s 14th Principal in its proud 98-year history, following the decision by current Principal, Kevin Tutt, to retire at the end of the 2020 school year. 

Vanessa, the current Head of Junior School, represents a strong role model for women of strength, optimism and justice, and the College is excited about the contribution she will make to the school and the wider community.

Vanessa has been Head of Seymour’s Junior School since joining the Seymour community three years ago. Prior to this, she held leadership and teaching roles at a number of independent R-12 schools including The Scots College (NSW), Matthew Flinders Anglican College (Qld) and Geelong Grammar (Vic).

The appointment was made following a national search and Vanessa says she is honoured to be appointed the role at a school that has played such an important part in shaping young, capable and confident women for almost 100 years. 

“Seymour College is a vibrant and caring community and I look forward to working with our students, staff, parents and wider community members in articulating a collective vision of excellence and integrity.”

Vanessa and Kevin will work closely together over Term Four to ensure a seamless transition before she officially commences in the role at the start of the 2021.

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This appointment is the next step in Seymour’s long-term strategy around strong leaders who live the school values and have a commitment to strengthening the position of the College, continuing to provide the best education for our girls while building strong foundation for the future. 

About Seymour College

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Seymour College is one of Australia’s leading day and boarding schools for girls and is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

The spacious campus, conveniently located in Glen Osmond, provides a unique environment where girls can thrive in their learning and find their own worth, beliefs and values.

The vision at Seymour is to develop women of strength, optimism and justice, confident for the future and ready to take on the world. This is achieved by uncovering the passions of every individual girl and inspiring them in their learning to ensure that they grow with every experience to become confident, driven, passionate and community minded young women.



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