DEPARTING: Gladstone State High School principal Christine Hills will take up a new role in Rockhampton next year.
DEPARTING: Gladstone State High School principal Christine Hills will take up a new role in Rockhampton next year. Paul Braven

Gladstone High principal set to take up new role

CREATING a successful career, being a loving mother and achieving your dreams are all possible, and that's what Christine Hills hopes to pass on to her students.

Mrs Hills, current principal of Gladstone State High School, is looking forward to being a positive influence on the young girls attending Rockhampton Girls Grammar School next year, as she has been appointed their new principal.

Mrs Hills has held principal positions for more than six years and is looking forward to taking up her new position.

She took up her current role at Gladstone State High School at the beginning of this school year, following the retirement of previous principal, Sally Thompson.

"Many things drew me to the job, especially my interest in rural education," the mother-of-four said.

"I've spent the bulk of my career teaching in regional centres, such as Moura, Theodore and Emerald, and what I know is that rural people have a desire to give their kids the best education they can."

Mrs Hills said she wanted to be a part of Rockhampton Girls Grammar School as it was important to her to help girls become successful young women in the world.

She said she loved every minute of her profession and getting the chance to make a difference in a student's life.

Mrs Hills, who became a teacher in 1989, will move her family to Rockhampton in time for the 2016 school year when she takes up the new position.

"I've learnt a lot from teaching in rural Queensland and about schools being part of communities and the relationships you can create," she said.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to Rockhampton, there's a real rural component I enjoy and it has a strong community," she added.

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