Goodbye and good luck Mr Peach
WHEN students at Bundamba State Secondary College return to school next week, one familiar face won't be there to greet them.
Dedicated and well-respected principal Andrew Peach is moving on after four years at the helm of the school.
The 38-year-old said he had taken up a similar position at Marsden State High School in Logan.
Mr Peach - who was farewelled by students and teachers yesterday - said leaving the college was a bittersweet step.
"I started my time here at Bundamba five and a half years ago as a teacher," he said. "It's a sad moment after putting so much into the school."
Mr Peach said he was proud of the school's accomplishments during his time as principal and looked forward to the challenges ahead.
"Bundamba has built a strong school community which is focused on achieving success through learning," he said.
"In recent years, the school has had students embark on a study trip to NASA's Houston Space Centre and won the Peter Doherty Award for excellence in science and science education.
"The focus has always been on educating our students so they can graduate and move on to bigger and better things."
Mr Peach began his career in education in 1997 as a teacher at Roma Middle State School.
"Even from a young age, I knew I wanted to be an educator," he said.
"Education runs in the family; my parents are teachers and so are two of my uncles, my aunty and five of my cousins."
The position of principal at Bundamba SSC will be filled by the deputy principal Leah Fountaine.