It is with great excitement that I join the team as Principal at Hilliard Christian School in 2022. Originally from Townsville in North Queensland, my career has brought me a long way from home to Hobart. I possess a Master of Learning Innovation from QUT, as well as a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching from James Cook University of North Queensland.
I have had a long career in Queensland Independent schools, teaching and leading in both Primary and Secondary settings. My experience includes over 15 years of experience in Senior Leadership in Christian schools in both Regional and Metropolitan areas.  

It is my firm belief that young people primarily need a sense of belonging, a sense of being cared for, respected and encouraged, and to know that there are clear moral and behavioural parameters, defined by strong Christian teachings and values, within which to live and learn in community. 
My husband, Ian, and I are both active members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In our spare time we enjoy creating beautiful garden spaces and hiking and biking outdoors. and I am looking forward to exploring this truly beautiful part of the world. 

My faith in Jesus, my experience in leading successful growth and improvement in independent schools and my successful career journey provide me with the capacity and confidence to directly lead the spiritual, educational and commercial growth of Hilliard Christian School. 

Elizabeth Chaplin

Principal