Burnett State College gains fill-in principal
BURNETT State College has a new principal for the term and Theo Ballas hopes he can turn the fill-in role into something more permanent.
“I’ve always kept an interest in my career and developing it and seeking new challenges,” Mr Ballas said.
“And I really want to encourage that with the students too, to be lifelong learners.”
Mr Ballas hopes that he can secure the position in a full time basis once the term comes to an end.
“That’s my goal, is to win this position,” Mr Ballas said.
“Education Queensland has a leadership process in place and leadership training programs which I’ve participated in.”
Mr Ballas also said in his short time here he can already see the benefits to the Burnett State College and the North Burnett.
“Some people think small rural communities have disadvantages but if you talk to any teachers who work or have worked in those areas they always talk about the positives,” Mr Ballas said.
“So even in my short time here I can see a very strong sense of community here which you can pick up right away.”