Principal Currajong State School
Suburb: Hermit Park
I’m renowned for: Being a Principal and teacher in Townsville for many years. I love seeing the students who have come through our schools becoming fantastic citizens and contributing to our wonderful way of life. If not for that, it’s drinking the lion’s share of coffee after a ride at one of Townsville’s many fantastic coffee shops.
Only a local would know… the variety of walking, running and bike trails that traverse such diverse landscapes all so close to the centre of town.
My most memorable holiday was… taking the kids skiing in Japan at Christmas. Most of us had never skied before, we weren’t real good to start. The poor instructor had the patience of a saint.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My family. They keep challenging me with new ideas through sharing their own experiences and they never hold back on giving me feedback!
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… wiping out about 30 people like dominos as they waited to get onto the chair lift while skiing in Japan. Well it’s funny now, not sure it was for them at the time.
Someone famous I met was: John Butler, I once interviewed him for a project that some of my students were doing at the old Playpen (now Strand Fitness). The only place quiet enough for the interview was the Green Room’s ensuite. John had to sit on the toilet while I stood in the shower so we could fit. It took 20 minutes for us both to stop laughing enough to start the interview.
My motto is: Work together to make life easy!
SONG Scary Pockets and their reworking of some classics particularly Oasis’s Wonderwall
SHOP Any cycling shop
EAT Ice Cream
DRINK Soda and Lime