33 of our current 455 Catholic Secondary Principals have moved interstate from their previous school where they were Principal. There are always "gains and challenges" with such a move, We are grateful to David McInnes who moved from Champagnat Catholic College MAROUBRA NSW to St Teresa's Noosaville, QLD for sharing this reflection on such a move:
Relocating to Queensland in July 2016 came about when the opportunity to lead another Marist school in another state arose. Leading a school in the Marist tradition at the time was a great joy and satisfaction, therefore the opportunity to remain in this network of schools was appealing.
Relocating midyear is never easy, however the welcome and support I received form the school community and the parish made the transition quite smooth. This is what one would expect from a Catholic, Marist community.
Adjusting to the different educational frameworks in Queensland was somewhat of a challenge, moving from BOSTES to QCAA processes.
The dual moral purpose of our faith and learning work however remained the focus and this was no different than previous experiences.
The privilege of leading a strong faith and learning community at St Teresa's has made the move from Sydney a great delight.
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