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Our Principal

Dr Briony ScottWelcome to Wenona, an independent non-denominational day and boarding school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, based in North Sydney. Since Wenona was established in 1886 under the motto Ut Prosim, that I may serve, the School has sought to support, educate and inspire students to become confident young women who will revel in the challenges ahead of them.

We passionately believe in the effectiveness of girls’ education to empower young women to develop their strengths and talents. Research shows that in single-sex environments, girls feel most free to pursue their interests to the best of their abilities, in and outside of the classroom.

The School staff – from across Woodstock Infants, the Junior SchoolMiddle School and Senior College, as well as the Boarding House – are life-long learners, equipped to bring out the best in our students, pastorally and academically. Our staff believes in the value of each girl, and is committed to their growth – from the youngest years, through adolescence to their final examinations, valedictory and life beyond school.

Wenona has a strong sense of community, and aims to instill in students a sense of hope, purpose and service. We aim to see young women graduating from Wenona as intelligent, gracious, compassionate and capable adults. We recognise each girl as an individual, with her own passions to discover and contributions to make as she steps out of the School gates.

Wenona also offers a healthy environment, with rich opportunities beyond classroom. Through involvement in sports, debating, creative arts, leadership and service, girls discover their creativity, teamwork, work/life balance, and other life lessons they will take with them after graduating. It is our goal that each girl will go from strength to strength, develop courage and resilience, and have a strong sense of self, so they can go on to shape their worlds into the future.  

About Our Principal

Wenona's Principal Dr Briony Scott commenced as Principal of Wenona in July 2011. Dr Scott has a Masters and Doctorate in Education from the University of Sydney, specialising in girls' education; the utilisation of technology in the classroom; and non-government school funding policy.

Prior to commencing at Wenona, Dr Scott was Principal of Roseville College, and served as Head of Senior School and Director of Studies at Oxford Falls Grammar School. She has also worked as a systems analyst for Olivetti. 

Dr Scott has been a regular columnist on educational and parenting issues for The North Shore Times and speaks frequently at community forums and conferences.