At ACG Strathallan we support students and their families through every step of the educational journey, from enrolment through to graduation and beyond. New Enrolment Manager Tina Cullen is one of the first faces you’ll see - although she may already be a familiar face to many, having spent the last five years as the complex administrator for a local daycare centre.
Tina, what attracted you to the position of Enrolment Manager at ACG Strathallan?
To work for a school that has such a strong and positive reputation in the community was a big drawcard. Having spent just over five years working with children who start at daycare and then leave for school, I thought it would be a challenge to work in a school environment and support families with their journey into school. A lot of families from my old centre are now here at Strathallan which is great to see and I get to continue our relationship during their school journey.
In your view, what’s the best thing about ACG Strathallan?
The diversity amongst the staff and students is great to see. The support offered to students, from a buddy system for new students, to having their own designated tutor throughout the student’s time at Strathallan is a fantastic platform for inclusion and support.
What can people expect when they enquire at ACG Strathallan?
A seamless process from start to finish and support with any issues they may encounter along the way.
What does the enrolment process involve?
Firstly, go to our website, complete an application online, upload the required documents and once complete, I will be in touch to book yourself and your child for an interview with the Principal. This is a great opportunity for families to ask questions that they may have about the school and curriculum.
What sort of questions do parents have?
Anything and everything, from enquiring to applying, uniforms, stationery, guided tours, Open Days, bus fares/routes, and lockers. If I don’t know the answer, I will find it for you!
Can you briefly explain the importance of your role in connecting (and liaising) with prospective families?
I’m here to ensure a smooth enrolment process and assist where needed to make it a seamless transition into school - to be the link between families and staff to assist with different queries.
What advice do you have for new students starting at Strathallan in 2023?
Work hard and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Have fun and get involved in everything that the school has to offer. Take part in something, anything to meet new people and make new friends. Whether it be a sport, or one of the school bands, the robotics team, anything! Get involved and reap the rewards!
Where can we find you when you are not supporting our ACG Strathallan families?
I’m married and have a 10 year old daughter called Baylee. I have taken up a newish hobby of trail walking/running. I love travelling around the country to spend time with friends. I love music and attending concerts and can’t wait to travel overseas again at Easter.
If we could ask your friends or family to describe you in five words or less, what do you think they would say?
Reliable, honest, supportive, trustworthy and humorous.