In Victoria, principal class positions are openly advertised and a selection panel which comprises a teacher and parents from the school and a regional network leader appoint the successful candidate.
Sarah my Assistant Principal was recently successful in being appointed as the new Principal of Moorabbin Primary School. In saying goodbye I recalled a line from “The Last Samurai” movie – “I will miss our conversations”. For over 7 years we have conversed about, written about and researched about improving instruction, curriculum development and student well being.
When David Loader wrote in the Inner Principal that he would miss the closeness of relationships as he moved on to another school I guess its the same for me. Its been a long close association. I wish her well.