Welcome to my Principals blog, a place where I can share ideas, initiate discussions as well as encourage, inspire and stimulate parents students and staff in our shared committment to education and specifically to Christ Centred education.
I am a registered teacher with 32 years experience in the classroom having commenced teaching at Ulverstone High School in 1980. I have been Principal at this school since 2007 having spent a number of years here since 1994 looking after the High School section and overseeing the move towards Grade 10 and then the introduction of years 11 and 12. I believe that having experience in both the state and independent school systems allows me to have a balanced view of educational experiences and needs across the two sectors.
I have been married now for 32 years to Joanne and we have two children; Caitlin 22 and and Austinn 13. We have lived in Circular Head since 1986. I have two enduring memeories of my first few months here. One was the unending wind up Tier Hill where we lived in a rented Department of Education home and the second was watching snow fall in the courtyard at Smithton High in 1986, an experience yet to be repeated again here.
I welcome your comments and questions and trust that over time you will find this blog informative and stimulating.