It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the NEGS website and take the opportunity to introduce myself as Acting Principal at one of the most established co-educational junior and senior girls’ schools in Australia.
NEGS is a school that I believe truly encompasses our core values of Integrity, Responsibility and Excellence. These are certainly not just words at NEGS, but are central to our holistic approach to education and the anchor to academic achievement, sporting success and personal growth.
We have a rich culture at NEGS based on Christian values. Community is at the heart of everything we do and is one of our defining strengths. As our foundress, Florence Emily Green said ‘A school is but a world in miniature’. Students, staff, parents and our alumni network are all part of this special community and I couldn’t be more honoured to be at the helm.
For those who are interested in finding out more about NEGS please contact our team, visitors are always welcome.
An unwavering passion for education has been the driving force behind the academic pedagogies that Head of NEGS Junior School, Mr Andrew Travers has strived for over the course of his extensive career in education.
“In order to grow reflective communicators and inquirers, I believe we must involve children in the marvel of learning, alongside sport and the arts. Empowering our students to grow and develop their knowledge through a structured, evidenced-based learning environment, while nurturing them academically, spiritually and socially, is a priority for all of us at NEGS Junior School.”
Andrew commenced his role as Head of NEGS Junior School at the beginning of 2018. With an extensive career specialising in Primary education, he began his career at Trinity Grammar School where he taught in both the Preparatory School and Junior School, before teaching at the Junior School of The Scots School, Bathurst, where he was Co-ordinator of ICT and Science and taught Years 5/6 and Years 1/2. Here he acted as a Senior Boarding Master, learning first-hand the joys and challenges of boarding at school.
For five years Andrew taught at Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School where he was a member of the Executive team, Head of Innovation and Process, Sports Master and Year 6 teacher, as well as having extensive involvement in Music and Performing Arts. With a keen interest in sport he was also the Convenor of CIS Rugby for NSW for five years, coaching across the board in rugby, basketball and sailing.
The passionate educator holds a Master of Education (School Leadership) from Charles Sturt University, a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) from the University of New England and a TAFE Diploma in Child Studies (0-12 years). In addition, he holds grade certificates for various Woodwind instruments from the Australian Music Examination Board.