Holly Hammond - Presiding Member
I have been a parent at George Street School since 2016 when my oldest child started as a new entrant.
I now have three children at the school (Stanley, Angus, and Ed) and have a huge appreciation and
sense of gratitude toward the school for the extensive opportunities provided to them over the years.
I have been a member of the PTA for the past 3 years, and with this have had insight into all the hard
work and energy put into the George Street Children. I value the strengths-based approach, strong
emphasis on values, inclusiveness, care, learning, and cultural and sporting experiences provided by the teachers, staff, and leadership.
A school requires a community to support it and in turn, a school can create a community that
children can thrive within. My purpose in being a member of the board of trustees would be to
support and contribute to the school and its community. As my youngest child started school this
year, I can see that I have many years of involvement with the school ahead of me, and so also the
opportunity to give back.
My professional background is in mental health and well-being. I work as a Clinical Psychologist in a
multi-disciplinary team. With this I bring experience in working with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Currently I work with adults but also have experience working in a paediatric setting
with skills and
knowledge related to child development, learning and well-being. I enjoy working in a team setting
and bring skills in listening, communication, perspective-taking, and objectivity. I work daily to help
people face challenges, problem-solve, and find new ways forward.
I have willingness and motivation to contribute to the governance and future development of the