Cannonvale school wel­comes prin­ci­pal to per­ma­nent role

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

CANNONVALE State School has ex­tended a warm wel­come to Angie Kelly as its per­ma­nent prin­ci­pal.

Ms Kelly, who has been act­ing in the role for the past six months, of­fi­cially took up per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment just two weeks be­fore the end of the last school term.

She was wel­comed with open arms by the school and the wider com­mu­nity at an af­ter­noon tea last Wed­nes­day, hosted by P&C com­mit­tee mem­bers and at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from state, fed­eral and lo­cal govern­ment and past and present mem­bers of staff.

Ms Kelly, who came from a school at Merinda with about 60 chil­dren, said the move to Cannonvale State School with its 575 kids had been “huge”, not to men­tion six months of com­mut­ing and be­ing away from her hus­band Lee Ivers and chil­dren Katie (7) and Ben (9).

The fam­ily has now moved to the area with the chil­dren at­tend­ing Cannonvale State School.

“The wel­come and the sup­port that I’ve re­ceived from absolutely ev­ery sin­gle per­son at Cannonvale State School and be­yond in this com­mu­nity, has nearly left me in tears quite a lot – it’s been over­whelm­ing,” she said.

Al­ready, Ms Kelly has moved into what she calls “phase two”.

“Right now, I know that Cannonvale’s go­ing to go from strength to strength so look out, be­cause we’ve got some re­ally, re­ally big things [ahead] and an in­cred­i­bly bright fu­ture,” she said.

Ms Kelly said her big­gest goal was to see the school achieve “out­stand­ing” re­sults in the teach­ing and learn­ing or­ders in the com­ing years.

“I see us, in a cou­ple of years, be­ing highly com­pet­i­tive as one of the most out­stand­ing schools in the state,” she said.

P&C pres­i­dent So­nia Zade­ber- nyj said what many peo­ple within the school com­mu­nity liked about their new prin­ci­pal was her out­go­ing na­ture and will­ing­ness to be­come in­volved.

“Her con­ta­gious en­thu­si­asm has been very well re­ceived by staff and the par­ent com­mu­nity,” Ms Zade­bernyj said.

WARM WEL­COME: Zoe Skinner, Lee Ivers, Angie Kelly, Ben and Katie Ivers, Merewyn Wright, So­nia Zade­bernyj, Pam Gra­ham and El­iz­a­beth Hard­ing, at last week's wel­come to Angie Kelly as the per­ma­nent prin­ci­pal of Cannonvale State School.

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