Patrick Innes-Hill, Principal, Emmanuel College, Josiah College
Patrick Innes-Hill is a principal who’s not afraid to push the boundaries of education to enable all students to learn and thrive. After much research and planning, Australia’s first purpose-built school for children with autism opened its doors in 2018 under Innes- Hill’s leadership. The school, Josiah College, forms part of the prestigious Emmanuel College, one of the leading private schools in Gold Coast. It was built from the ground up in close consultation with specialists from the Bond University Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder, with every detail planned according to the specific needs of the students, from the architecture to the use of colours and even the movement of the school's fans.