Dr Suggett believed that a country like Australia has great capacity to meet the educational needs of the full spectrum of young people. However, we still allow too many to slip through the net and be denied the opportunity to reach their potential in education and employment and experience the personal fulfilment we are all entitled to.
Sadly, she said, there continues to be an inescapable link between social and economic inequity and educational outcomes. The costs of lost opportunity in Australian education from early leaving and disengagement are enormous.
Throughout her life Dr Suggett was in positions where she sought to influence education policies and initiatives that advanced the opportunities for those missing out. She held executive positions in state and federal governments and business and had direct engagement with schools, young people and communities.
We are grateful for Dahle's impactful contributions to Skyline, our Students and our community as a whole – rest in peace.