Principal | William Ross State High School
Born and bred in North Queensland, William Ross State High School principal Allan Evans is committed to the region and has a steadfast belief in the character and community of the north. It is this belief that continues to inspire his role in education.
“Education is about making a difference. I was attracted to this profession because of the impact I could have on the lives of the future generation,” Allan says.
With over 40 years’ experience, Allan has seen firsthand the changing nature of education and the need for innovation.
“As an educational leader, I take great pride in the fact I continually search for innovative approaches to education. In the last year alone, William Ross has achieved accreditation as an international school, we’ve established an aquaponics centre and we’ve facilitated the Federal Government’s agenda on STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiatives in robotics, drones and coding. We’ve also opened industry standard trade rooms, an industrial hospitality kitchen and state-of-art science laboratories, as well as upgraded sporting facilities, including establishing a rock climbing wall.”
Allan’s leadership is best characterised by his personal touch and the affinity he shares with all members of the school community.
“As a leader, I’m honoured to be able to lead a school, staff and parents who share the passion and belief that the holistic needs of each and every student are important.”
“I was attracted to this profession because of the impact I could have on the lives of the future generation.”
Under his leadership, William Ross has continued to achieve excellent outcomes for all students. “Commitment to the here-and-now has led to the past three years of outstanding student success with 100 per cent of William Ross students achieving their Queensland Certificate of Education, as well as trade qualifications and OP scores that are well above state average.”
Allan takes great satisfaction in knowing that he works with some of the best educators in the region. “Together, we work hard to ensure Townsville’s best-kept secret, William Ross, continues to provide excellence in education by supporting students to achieve their very best.”