We would like to acknowledge the recent passing of Janice Campbell. A previous and long serving Principal of Wellington East Girls’, Janice was born in 1941, lived in Island Bay and was a student at East from 1954 to 1958. After completing her Master of Arts degree at Victoria University she returned to Wellington East as a teacher in 1963, becoming Head of English in 1975. Janice went on to become Deputy Principal in 1979, and Principal in 1981. In 1999 Janice was awarded the Queen's Service Order for Services to Education. Janice finally retired after 26 years as Principal in 2007 being recognised as Wellingtonian of the Year for Education and ending a lifetime of service to the College. She can still be seen maintaining a watchful eye over the school from her portrait hanging in the vestibule.
Janice’s philosophy was that school should provide a broad education giving students social and moral responsibility and a sense of community. She has always maintained a keen interest in the success of the students here and has always been a strong supporter of the College; attending every Prizegiving following her retirement. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Janice's family at this time.