Kathy Foster

Director of Senior Studies

Leadership, Senior School


Kathy has been teaching for almost 30 years. She has taught Maths and Science in Tasmanian High Schools for about half of this time. She has also taught in Adelaide, northern NSW and Queensland. Kathy first moved to Fahan in 2000. She spent 10 years at Fahan until leaving at the end of 2009 to move to Brisbane.

“I always suspected that I had the best job in the world during my 10 years at Fahan but it wasn’t until I worked in a much different system and school that I actually knew that this was true. I consider myself fortunate to have gained a position back at Fahan in 2011.”

After fulfilling the role of Deputy Principal from 2012-2017 Kathy has transitioned to part time work. From 2018 she continues to look forward to working closely with all members of the Fahan Community in her new role as Director of Senior Studies (Years 11 and 12).

Kathy has a strong sporting background. She represented Australia for eight years in basketball, including the 1984 Olympics. She was named MVP of the WNBL on three occasions and is a member of the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.

Kathy can attest to the wonderful opportunities afforded to girls who come to Fahan because both her daughters are past students. Rachael (2005) and Rebecca (2008), who were both Head Girls, gained so much from their time at Fahan and the skills they learnt here have been invaluable.