Vale Jan Douglas

It is with great sadness that the Haileybury community notes the passing of Janice Douglas OAM.

After a distinguished career in education, Jan Douglas made an outstanding contribution to Haileybury's Council from 1998 to 2012.  During that period, Jan served on numerous Council committees at Haileybury and also served the School as a member of the Berwick Task Force.

Jan was a key operational adviser to the then Principal, Dr Robert Pargetter, during the establishment of Haileybury Girls College.  Her contribution to Haileybury Girls College is marked in the name of Douglas House.

Jan's strong background in education, particularly girls' education, and in the independent schools' sector, have enabled her to contribute with authority as a member of Council and in advice to the School's senior executive, over an extended period on educational and pedagogic issues.  Both Haileybury College and Haileybury Girls College are the beneficiaries of her experience, knowledge and wisdom.

Jan was elected a Life Governor of Haileybury in 2012.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Jan's family, particularly her daughter Roz and grandchildren Alexander and Claire.

She will be missed by us all.

Tom Poulton


Janice Douglas OAM