A little about myself. This is my fourth school as Principal (I am getting old but still calmly relentless about education). My last school was Barcaldine State School P-12, seven hours west from here. I haven't always been in education. Before entering education I drove trucks, did some concreting and have worked security in clubs and pubs. My knowledge of the Gladstone region has only been snippets from my son doing a football carnival here and visiting for work as well. That was enough to decide this would be the place to live. Calliope has a real community feel to it. I have a daughter living here with me and she is attending Gladstone State High School as she is in year 9. Another excellent school in Gladstone under the leadership of Garry Goltz and Georgia is already enjoying her time there.
I am excited to be the foundation Principal of the Calliope State High School.
My approach as Principal
Principal presence around the school in terms of visibility and accessibility.
Focus on teaching and learning as our core business driven by evidence-based practice.
Effective school communication internally and with the broader parent and citizen community.
Stepping out all actions and issues methodically in a calm and reasonable way.
Having signature programs that engage students, relevant to the community and allow students to embrace the future.
Starting point for our new school's Mantra's
Some examples I use:
- Calm and reasonable
- Attitude + Effort = Success
- Fun Safe Play