As communicated with you earlier in the year, I informed the College Board that I did not wish to renew my contract past the end of the 2017 school year as it is my desire to transition to retirement.
The College Board, of which I am a member, embarked on an extensive search for a new Principal for Freshwater Christian College from 2018. They advertised nationally and received a number of applications from very highly qualified and suitable applicants.
On behalf of the Board I am now able to let you know that Mr Doug Holtam, currently Principal of a school in Victoria has been appointed to be Principal of Freshwater Christian College with an effective start date of 15th January 2018.
Mr Holtam is planning to visit the College this year, possibly even for our Open Day/Information Evening on Tuesday 22nd August. This will give our community a chance to meet our new Principal.
Despite the number of quality applicants received, it became obvious to the Board that Mr Holtam was the one called to take Freshwater Christian College forward. We would ask for your prayers for him and his family as they undergo the transition to Cairns.
In His Service,
Hector Costello | Principal