12.6.1954 – 18.7.2020
The Essendon Keilor College community mourns the passing of Robin Adamson. Robin was an exceptional leader, teacher, colleague and friend. Our thoughts are with David and his family at this difficult time.
Robin began her connection with the Essendon Keilor College at Keilor Heights High in 1990 as an English teacher. This was after working at Altona Secondary College, the Education Department Curriculum Programs Section and Lincolnville School Support Centre. At the formation of the College in 1993 Robin had leading teacher status and in 1997 she achieved Principal Status, firstly at the East Keilor Campus and then at Niddrie Campus.
Her experience in curriculum development was invaluable as Essendon Keilor College evolved to be a high performing inclusive school. Always innovative Robin mentored many teachers both young and old to improve outcomes for students. She encouraged others to take risks and to believe in themselves.
Many of you will recall Robin’s contribution to the College overseas programs. She was an experienced traveller and loved to share tales of her overseas exploits to all who would listen. It was her desire to share this love of travel that resulted in our biannual overseas trips to Japan, Italy and more recently Viet Nam. She accepted visitors to our country with the same passion.
Robin was a passionate supporter of government education. Her contribution to the Principal team has been immeasurable. It is a testament to her leadership and mentoring philosophies by the many leading teachers and Principal class staff who developed from her guidance. She was insightful, strategic and proactive. Throughout her career, she produced quality documentation, clearly articulating her views and vision that all young people no matter what life throws at them should be given every opportunity to succeed in education and life.