THIS IS ME

A REG­U­LAR IN­SIGHT INTO SUN­SHINE COAST PER­SON­AL­I­TIES

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | BIG HEAD - GOOD SA­MAR­I­TAN CATHOLIC COL­LEGE PRIN­CI­PAL GREG MY­ERS

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.

Dream job?

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.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

NOT LONG NOW: Prospec­tive stu­dents and prin­ci­pal Greg My­ers are ex­cited about the open­ing of the Good Sa­mar­i­tan Catholic Col­lege at Bli Bli.

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