State Member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls put political duties on hold to walk in the shoes of the Nundah State School principal.
Mr Nicholls was participating in the Principal for a Day initiative as part of State Education Week.
“The Principal for a Day initiative has been a rewarding experience that allowed me to gain valuable insight into the vital role teaching staff play in the day-to-day operation of our state schools.”
“I had the opportunity of job shadowing the principal for part of the day. I managed to do a lunch time duty, a few class visits, one-on-one reading sessions and even play a game of handball.
“I think it is very important that the community recognises the hard work and unwavering commitment our teachers give to our children. It is certainly a profession that can throw up a lot of unique challenges.”
Mr Nicholls said he was very grateful for the opportunity.
“A very big thank you must go to all of the staff and students at Nundah State School who were very welcoming and supportive of my appointment to the role of principal,” he said.
“It may have only been for a few hours, but my time within the school was very enjoyable and of great value to me. I was relieved to see some of the children shared my disappointment that it was over so quickly.”
State Education Week runs from 22-28 May and recognises the outstanding talents and achievements of students and teachers in Queensland state schools.