Positive Schools

Master Class (Day 2)

Main Stage (Day 1)


Dorothy Hoddinott

Australian College of Educators Medal 2012


Dorothy Hoddinott Positive Schools

About Dorothy

Dorothy Hoddinott has a deep commitment to social justice and has been a strong public advocate for the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2004, she was short-listed for the Australian Human Rights Medal. She was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney in 2006, and in 2008 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, and was awarded the College Medal in 2012, the first time the Medal has been awarded to a practising school educator. She was appointed a Fellow of Senate of the University of Sydney in 2010.

Dorothy is Principal of Holroyd High School, in Sydney's Western suburbs. Holroyd High is a Priority Schools Program school, and in 2011-12 is taking part in the low SES schools partnerships. The school builds high expectations for its students, of whom approximately sixty percent are young refugees. Currently, over forty percent of students who complete an HSC at Holroyd High gain university entrance.


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