COVID-19 update for Bastow participants

Principal Mentoring

Timely support for principals from trusted peers with first-hand understanding of the challenges and rewards of the role.

Principalship requires knowledge and know-how in an almost unprecedented range of disciplines – from pedagogy and data analysis to literacy, procurement and counselling. The principal role is exciting, unique and challenging.

The Department of Education and Training understands that this is a difficult time for all school principals, and particularly challenging for those who are new to the role.

The Principal Mentoring program is part of the Department's Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The program links principals with trained mentors, who are highly skilled retired principals and educational professionals. Mentors partner with their mentees to share their expertise and provide support, acting as sounding boards and trusted advisors.

Through expert guidance, discussion and agreement with your mentor, the Principal Mentoring program aims to support you in your role as a principal. The mentoring experience involves shaping your own outcomes with the support of your expert principal mentor.

Participants can access up to 12 hours of mentoring support.

The service is confidential and fully subsidised for Victorian government school principals.

As your wellbeing is our priority, Bastow is partnering with Kaya Consulting to ensure that mentees are contacted within 24 hours of registering their interest to be expertly matched with a suitable mentor.

Principal Health and Wellbeing Key Services 2019–2022 (PDF 139KB)

How to register

To start the mentor matching process, click on the 'Register now' button.

Please answer as many questions in detail as you can, as this form is used to assist with the matching process.

Register now

Program contact

Sinead Wilson
(03) 8199 2986