THIS IS ME
A REGULAR INSIGHT INTO SUNSHINE COAST PERSONALITIES
THE Good Samaritan Catholic College opens in Parklakes Dr, Bli Bli, next year with Greg Myers at the helm.
Favourite time of day and why?
I really enjoy my early morning walk and sunset over the water. I love the bookends of the day with the sun rising and setting. It is a chance to prepare for the day or reflect on what has happened.
What excites you?
I really enjoy watching young people reach their potential and succeed in life. Hearing stories from past students 10 or 20 years later is really exciting. It is amazing to think that not only you have made a difference in another person’s life, but that they are also happy to talk to you about it.
Favourite sport? Player or spectator?
I enjoy watching rugby and rugby league. While I still enjoy the professional game, the game has changed significantly over the few years and I now enjoy watching more grassroots footy, like the local league or union. I used to play, referee and coach both codes fairly seriously but am an avid spectator now.
Best childhood memory?
Holidays on the Sunshine Coast. We used to go to either Noosa or Maroochydore and rent an old fishing shack on the river. We spent days pumping yabbies, fishing and enjoying the holiday freedom. I’m one of four boys so there was always a game of footy or cricket happening somewhere.
Where were you born?
Brisbane. I lived there until my early 20s when I went out to Goondiwindi for my first country posting.
Where would you like to holiday?
We love travelling and discovering new parts of Australia and the world. Our son lives in Hong Kong so we have tried to visit over there a bit and seeing that part of the world. I loved studying ancient history at school, so Egypt is on the bucket list.
Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?
Neither. No pets, but three magpies have adopted our yard, as have a couple of water dragons.
Who are your heroes?
I was lucky enough to have been coached by Wayne Bennett for a short time and really admire his style of leadership. His work off the field with young men has always inspired me. I also really admire those students who overcome adversity to achieve their dreams. Last week, I went to the Year 12 graduation ceremony of a student I enrolled in Prep with significant physical disabilities. It was amazing to see the tenacity she has shown over 13 years. She is a real inspiration.
I’m doing it. Starting a new school in a new development is certainly a highlight of my career. I am surrounded by dedicated staff and we are building something really special at Good Samaritan Catholic College.
What will you be doing in 10 years?
Hopefully seeing our new school fully developed and producing highly successful young graduates. After that, relaxing, enjoying the Sunshine Coast and travelling.
What’s the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?
The Sunshine Coast has a really enviable lifestyle. The beaches, open space, restaurants and relaxed atmosphere is something that cannot really be quantified. I often pinch myself when I realise that I live in this great part of the world.
NOT LONG NOW: Prospective students and principal Greg Myers are excited about the opening of the Good Samaritan Catholic College at Bli Bli.