Principal Update

Jun 20, 2023

The Currajong School Principal Appointment


It is with great excitement, that The Currajong School announces that Julian Pharaoh has been appointed as our new Principal.

Julian is a familiar face to The Currajong School community where he has been committed to the students, families, and staff, where he has been actively involved as the Assistant Principal for the past two years. Julian is an experienced educational leader, he has spent the last 12 years working in the Specialist School sector. Along with his qualifications in Education, Special Education, Inclusion and Early Intervention, Julian has a deep understanding of the practical and evidence-based research around teaching, learning and supporting social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing.

Julian is nurturing and empathetic, who demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to his collaborative style of leadership, that continually focuses on students and what each individual needs to achieve their best emotionally, physically and academically. He has a passion for leading high-quality inclusive education, where students and staff are continually learning, adapting, forward thinking and together, support one other to succeed in everything they do. Integrity, trust and respect are key values Julian demonstrates. These are fundamental to his leadership of building a strong school culture where the rapport and social capital with students, families, staff and the broader school community are front and centre.

Julian has many years of experience in the special school sector both as a Teacher, Leading Teacher, and Assistant Principal. His qualifications and experience in special education have provided him with knowledge and strategies to support our school community in areas of improvement and supporting the individual needs of our students and their families.

Julian is passionate about making a difference in students’ lives, to create and provide them with a safe and supportive learning environment where they can learn and grow to become as independent as possible. Julian is a proactive leader, committed and has a positive approach towards helping students learn in and outside of the classroom.

The Currajong School are fortunate to have Julian guide our school into the future.  Continuing to lead excellence in education that supports students with social, emotional and behavioural needs.