Local team to run Anglican School
THE Clarence Valley Anglican School has looked within its own ranks to replace outgoing school principal Gareth Leechman.
Former director of curriculum Tim Grosser has taken up the reins.
Head of the junior school, Keith Peterson, has been promoted to deputy principal.
“On the day-to-day running of the school Keith will look after in town (the junior school) and I will run things here,” Mr Grosser said.
“When the important things happen, the buck will stop with me,” he said.
Mr Grosser described his elevation as both a ‘thrill and an honour’.
“I’ve been in various roles since I came here six years ago,” he said.
“I run all the sport and for the last two and a half years I have been the director of curriculum.
“I have run all the secondary mathematics since I have been here.”
Mr Grosser said he knew of the possibility he might be the school’s next principal when Mr Leechman made it known he was likely to be named as the next principal at Arndell Anglican College, near Windsor.
“The school council decided to appoint internally with Keith and I,” he said.
With the school’s enrolments sitting at around 295, Mr Grosser believes there is room for expansion to around 350.
“Our pre-kinder has a waiting list – it’s a unique situation,” he said.
“Our years 4 and 5 are near capacity and Year 7 is just about full as well. The numbers coming through the lower years are looking great for us.”
The CVAS results in both the school and higher school certificates bring pride to the school.
“In the School Certificate we were above the State average in every examination,” Mr Grosser said.
“In the HSC we were above the State average in biology, business studies, chemistry, economics, standard English, general maths, 2-unit maths and physics,” Mr Grosser said.
The numbers coming through the lower years are looking great for us.