Fran Reddan, Principal, Mentone Girls' Grammar School
Principal Fran Reddan has completely turned around Mentone Girls' Grammar to focus on empowering women with innovative curriculum practices and staff development. She has created an enterprise culture for the school, including an Enterprise Academy where students can create their own businesses, which helps them develop real-world skills and prepares them to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.
Reddan has also led the development of a wellbeing curriculum to support students through the challenges girls face throughout adolescence. Mentone Girls’ Grammar has created innovative and first-of-their-kind wellbeing journals for students across the school, from the 3-year-olds in the Early Learning Centre to the 17-yearolds in Year 12. The journals include everything from financial literacy and mental health guidance to enterprise skills and wellbeing support, with a planner at the back. The journals are currently being reviewed for issue again in 2019.