Special Announcement – Campus Principal, Carrum Downs campus
I would like to share with you some good news and some not so good news regarding the Campus Principal position at Carrum Downs campus.
Sadly, Peter McNamara has advised that he will conclude his tenure as Principal, Carrum Downs campus effective from the end of 2012 owing to compelling family reasons. Peter and his family will return to their home state of Queensland to care for and support family members who are experiencing significant health challenges.
As you read this news, I can almost hear the audible sighs – ‘O Lord, we are not ready for another change!’
Mr McNamara has found this decision very challenging because he has become an integral part of the Flinders Community and he is energised by the Flinders vision.
Now for the Good news:
It has been exciting to observe Mr Pearce undertake intentional preparation for future leadership in Christian Education. He has attained a Masters Degree in Education and is currently undertaking an MBA. Over the 5 years he has been at Flinders, he has actively sought the counsel of successful, high achieving leaders in education, both inside and outside Flinders, to mentor him. We have observed the Senior School at Carrum Downs grow significantly under his leadership to become a vibrant, energetic, supportive and high achieving team of teachers and administrators with clear goals to continue to improve student learning. At Flinders, Mr Pearce will join a team of experienced Principals who support, encourage and work collegially to realise the goals of Flinders by Design and focus on the Principal Priorities for the College.
Mr Pearce’s vision, strategic thinking and capacity to implement a vision is inspiring. He has a great future ahead of him to develop these fine skills and be a strong and influential leader in Christian Education in Flinders and beyond. Over the next four months, Mr Pearce will join the Flinders Principal meetings and work together with Mr McNamara in preparation for 2013.
Personally, I have really enjoyed working with Mr McNamara both at Latrobe City and Carrum Downs campuses and I am very sad to be losing him from the Flinders Principal team. On behalf of the Flinders Board of Governance, I would like to thank Mr McNamara for his excellent leadership of the Carrum Downs Campus. The College is very sad that he is unable to continue his service at Flinders, but God has promised that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord, so we know God is in control.