Principal from 1994 - 2001
Ms Fleming began her time at Kilvington in Term 4, 1993, and immediately set about modernising the School's facilities.
One of her first moves was to implement laptop computers for Years 7 – 12 at the beginning of 1994, making Kilvington one of the first laptop schools in Australia. This was just one of a number of Kilvington's technological firsts that took place under Ms Fleming's leadership. Following the unprecedented success of Kilvington's laptop program, Ms Fleming was flown to Tokyo by the Toshiba Corporation in 1995 to discuss how to make their machines more education-friendly.
Kilvington also became one of the Beta-testing sites for the ‘Schools Net’ program, which was dedicated to successfully integrating the internet into schools. Later in Ms Fleming's tenure, Kilvington also became Australia's first wireless school. Ms Fleming also played a decisive role in the ‘Any Time, Any Where Learning’ program, which evaluated computer-based learning practices.
Ms Fleming helped Kilvington form alliances with several strategic business partners, including the National Australia Bank, Festo (a robotics company), Microsoft and Toshiba.
Many other initiatives were also pioneered by Ms Fleming. For example, she was one of the instigators of the highly successful Girls Sport Victoria, which now encompasses many schools around the State. She also modernised Kilvington's language program by commencing Japanese classes in 1994.
Ms Fleming took an extremely proactive role in regard to infrastructure, and Kilvington's facilities – particularly the Junior and Middle Schools – were significantly updated and expanded during her time at Kilvington.
Another of Ms Fleming's notable achievements was her decision to include the colours of navy blue and magenta in Kilvington’s uniform, a change which proved to be extremely popular among students.