Principal's Welcome

~ Mrs Kim Kiepe, Principal 

It is my great honour to be the twelfth Principal of Somerville House. I am privileged to be part of a passionate, inclusive and supportive community of students, parents and staff, past and present.  

I am inspired by Somerville House’s outstanding reputation as a leader in girls’ education; in academic, in social and in emotional learning. Somerville House’s motto: Honour Before Honours is exemplified through the day-to-day school life. 

Christian beliefs and values upheld by the School, and is an approach that is closely aligned with my own.  What a privilege it is for us to be part of the Somerville House community. Collectively, we can encourage each student to discover and develop their strengths and to determine what they wish to achieve.  Specifically, we can help our students learn to trust their voices, as sources of power and encouragement, to self and others, and to have a fulfilling life that makes a meaningful contribution to society. 

I look forward to the opportunity to lead the past, present and future Somerville House community today, and into the future.