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Letter from John Parker

BCHS Intro Letter

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself, my name is John Parker and I am pleased to be back at Ballina Coast High School for the remainder of 2020 as Relieving Principal. I have a strong affiliation with this school and particularly this site, as I originally arrived in Ballina in 1997 at Ballina High School as Head Teacher Mathematics. I was part of the team that managed the amalgamation of Ballina High School and Southern Cross School K-12. I also helped plan the curriculum structure and development of the new building we currently occupy. At the end of 2018 I was successful in being appointed as Deputy Principal, Alstonville High School for 2019. During the past 18 months at Alstonville High School I have relieved as Principal for two and a half terms.

The students and staff at Ballina Coast High School are an amazing group. As I have walked around this week it has been pleasing to speak with all students and staff, many that I haven’t seen since 2018. Those who remember me have welcomed me back and been happy to have a chat and tell me about what they have been up to. I look forward to the time that I can also do that with the parents and carers as well.

I look forward to leading Ballina Coast High School this semester and in consultation with the whole school community create the School Improvement Plan for 2021 and beyond.

As you are aware, in our current climate, we are still not operating normally. The latest advice is available on the link below:

Kind regards

John Parker

Relieving Principal