Kirsty Rose has been assisting vulnerable young people in our education system for over 21 years. For the past five of those, she has served as Principal of Waranara School in Marrickville.

The Waranara School was founded by Good Shepard in 2015 and provides a supportive education environment for young people aged 14-18 who are experiencing mental health issues and significant life challenges that make it difficult for them to engage with school.

Kirsty first started working for Good Shepard Australia and New Zealand in 1998 as a social worker. Since then, Kirsty has helped hundreds of young people finish school, providing them with the tools and backing to achieve their full educational potential.

The Waranara School would not be the same without Kirsty. She was instrumental in the school's establishment and in the school's ongoing success.

Her warmth, dedication and leadership will be missed by all those in the Good Shepherd and Waranara school community and I join them in thanking Kirsty for all she has done for Waranara and for the kids of the inner west, and in wishing Kirsty the very best for her future.