Retired Principals’ Reflections

Susan Hyde

Susan’s father was the bank manager at both Minlaton on York Peninsula and Cummins on Eyre Peninsula. She has fond memories of country life. The family retuned to Adelaide for her secondary schooling and she went to Pasenda High School. Like hundreds of others at the time she came to teaching as a bonded student […]


Tony Green

Tony Green graduated from Adelaide University in 1977 with a degree in Geology and spent the first few years of his professional life working as a geology teacher at Cabra College. He then worked as a geologist for Esso in locations as diverse as Bass Strait and Barrow Island. His first teaching appointment with the […]


Retired principals: still so much to offer

Principals Paul Wilson (Christies Beach HS 2004-11 and Golden Grove HS 2011-2016) and Martin Rumsby (Modbury HS 2009-2016) retired at the end of 2016. In addition to the many years of principalship, each started his teaching career in 1975 and spent the next 40 years with the Education Department, through all its iterations. Both Paul […]


Lynne Symons

When Lynne Symons finished work with the Department in August this year (2016) she closed the book on 43 years of service and 24 years of being a principal. Lynne started her career as a ‘walk-in’ teacher in 1973. Such appointments were common at the time. Young graduates looking for employment could report to Flinders […]