Leadership Team

Principal – Kathy Papps

Kathy joined EPS in 2011 as the Deputy Principal, bring appointed to the Principals role in 2017. Kathy brought with her an extensive leadership experience, having worked in leadership at various other schools. Kathy key responsibility is overseeing the management of the school, facilities and budget management. Kathy, having worked at the school for many years, has seen many changed at EPS, especially the growth of our students and school as a whole, she is determined to ensure all of our students get the best possible education they can at EPS.

Deputy Principal – Vicky Bashford

Vicky joined EPS as a classroom teacher in 2015, and then was appointed as the Deputy Principal in 2017. As a Deputy Principal, her key role is in managing all aspects of our student support and intervention processes, student engagement and Aboriginal support programs. Other responsibilities include in leading school wide initiatives and managing groups and committees including our Out of Schools House Care (OSHC) and Fundraising.

Assistant Principal – Shane Atkins

Shane joined our staff at EPS in Term 2 2017. As Assistant Principal, Shane’s key role and responsibilities are in leading school wide initiatives, including curriculum R-7, developing inquiry pedagogies, including managing site ICT initiatives/ network management. He also manages some groups and committees including the Governing Council – Sports Committee and Canteen. His main role is increasing the understanding and Shane supports student leadership and promotes authentic student voice in decision making through the management of Student Council.