Principal is making the grade
New school gets new leader
the opportunity came to move up here and it’s all happened from there. — Greg Meyers
OVER the 30 years Greg Meyers has been a principal, he said nothing was more rewarding then knowing he has made a difference to the lives of his students.
Currently the principal of Unity College, Mr Meyers has been chosen as the leader for the Coast’s newest Catholic school in Bli Bli.
He said building a school from the ground up has always been a dream of his and allowed him to continue to make a difference.
“To start from what is now a bare paddock to what will be 1500 kids in 10 years’ time is something that is really exciting for me and the whole community as well,” he said.
“I think there is something special about starting a new school.”
The Good Samaritan Catholic College in Bli Bli will open at the start of 2019, but Mr Meyers will begin his role this April.
He said he has come along way from his beginnings as principal in small western Queensland school.
“My first principals job was at St Mary’s in Charleville in 1989,” he said.
“I was a Brisbane boy born and bred so it was a bit of a shock. It was a fantastic
place to start though.”
He moved around from principal jobs in Goondiwindi, Maryborough, the Gold Coast and Brisbane before landing the job at the Coast.
“I spent 23 years as primary school principal and then I moved to the P-12,” he said.
“Then the opportunity came to move up here and it’s all happened from there.
“The Sunshine Coast is fantastic. It’s a great place to live and I’ve always come here for holidays. Now to live up here is a dream come true.”
Mr Meyers said he took great pride in his job and it was always rewarding to see his students striving.
“Making a difference in the lives of kids is fantastic,” he said.
“Seeing how young people achieve is a real highlight for me.”
MAKING THE GRADE: Greg Meyers will be taking on the role as the leader of the Coast’s newest Catholic school.