Our Teachers - Meet the Principal

Welcome to Para Vista Pre-school - Seven School.  


My name is Sue Charleston and it is my pleasure to send out this letter and to introduce myself as Principal of Para Vista Preschool to Seven School. Para Vista is a school with a diverse range of students, a dedicated staff and a supportive local community. I feel fortunate to be part of this school community and to be able to work to support the students, families and staff of our school.
This is the start of my twenty fourth year in education. My career started in the UK where I taught Year 4/5 for some years before moving to Adelaide in 2003. As well as teaching across Year 3-10 I also worked as a Literacy Co-ordinator, Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal and Manager for Pedagogy in the state education office in Flinders Street.

I aim to bring a range of abilities and experience in education to my role as Principal of the school. I view education as a lifelong process and will continue to learn about and through the community of Para Vista P-7 School. Importantly, I believe in students being at the centre of all school related decisions. I look forward to uniting my experience, openness to learn and student centred approach to enhance education at Para Vista P-7 School.
Relationships between families and school are vital to the success of our students and I look forward to working with each of you, encouraging you to become involved in every way possible. Together we will progress Para Vista and it’s students through a positive present and toward a fulfilling and successful future.

Kind regards,
Sue Charleston
Para Vista P-7 School