Deputy gets principal position at Tannum High
FOR the first time since its inception in 1998, Tannum Sands State High School has a new principal.
It's Heather Moller's first principal role, yet she's already well known at the school, being one of the foundation teachers.
The former head of department for science was given the top job last Tuesday, after the school's first Principal Ray Johnston left this year.
She plans to conduct surveys with students, parents, staff and the community to find out where they can improve.
"Getting feedback will be the first step," Ms Moller said.
"My overall goal is to improve the pathways for our students."
Her aim as principal is to "make this great school greater".
She feels confident she can do it, saying if she was the principal at any other school she would be a little nervous.
"My team knows me very well and I know them very well so it's not uncomfortable.
"I don't feel like I'm on my own in any way because I know I've got the backing and support from the staff, parents and community."
It is the only secondary school in Tannum Sands.
"It's got a real community feel," Ms Moller added.
"Most people you run into in Tannum (Sands) have some sort of connection to the school, be it they are grandparents or parents to students, or previous students.
"That's really special.
"You don't get that at many other places."