Dorothy Hoddinott is Principal of Holroyd High School in Sydney.

Dorothy Hoddinott is Principal of Holroyd High School in Sydney.

Beyond social justice

As Principal of Holroyd High School in Sydney, one-in-six of Dorothy Hoddinott's students are asylum seekers.

Through this role, Hoddinott has developed a keen commitment to social justice and is determined to increase the role of human rights in education.

The human rights of those asylum seekers in her classes are of particular interest to Hoddinott and she spoke about them in full at ANU in the 2015 Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation Annual Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance.

In recognition of her work in this area, she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2008, and, in 2014, she was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal.

She is a Fellow of Senate of the University of Sydney, and is currently Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sydney.

You can watch the full lecture below.