Bur­nett State Col­lege gains fill-in prin­ci­pal

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -

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.”

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