Students in new roles
IT HAS been a busy start to the Imbil school year for new principal Jenny Kent, who took up her position at Mary Valley State College after leaving Beaconsfield State School in Mackay.
Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne joined Ms Kent for the school investiture of leaders this month and explained what leadership means and its role within the school and wider community.
Parents attended the investiture and presented the badges to their children as Mayor Dyne presented them with their certificates.
The leaders then spent the rest of the day attending a leadership workshop conducted by the school Youth Support co-ordinator Heather Cummings.
Staff changes at Mary Valley State College include these additions:
Melinda Ford-new Prep teacher, previously at Mooloolaba State School;
Zela Bissett-primary section, teaching areas are science, environmental and indigenous studies, from Barambah Outdoor Education Centre;
Kristy Schnitzerling-high school section, teaching areas are English, arts and small business, previously at Moura State High School;
Kate Watson-high school section, teaching areas are home economics, history and geography, from Innisfail State College;
Brendan Hutchins-high school section and primary HPE, teaching areas are HPE, maths, science, from Mountain Creek State High School; and
Hayden Ryan-high school section and primary HPE, teaching areas are HPE, maths and science, from Mundubbera State School.