John Harris is announced as the new Principal of Naracoorte High School, commencing in Term 3 of this year. Mr. Harris, along with his wife and two children will be moving to Naracoorte from Darwin, where he has spent the last 18 months as Assistant Principal of Palmerston College.
With over ten years of school leadership experience, John’s leadership journey started at Taminmin College in Humpty Doo as Head of Mathematical Curriculum before being appointed the Assistant Principal. He then headed to Darwin as a Consultant for Senior Years Mathematics supporting teachers right throughout the Northern Territory. From there, Mr. Harris was appointed the Director of Senior Years Education in the Northern Territory Department of Education where he implemented a number of system-wide improvement strategies targeted at improving student outcomes by influencing change and building teacher’s capacity.
With a Bachelor of Science (Nuclear Physics) and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education John has taught in both the Northern Territory and New South Wales Education systems.
“An important aspect of my work in Naracoorte will be to build strong relationships with the students, teachers and families. My number one educational priority has been, and always will be, improving pathways and outcomes for students, and I will work alongside our teachers and support staff to ensure our students are exposed to curriculum and instruction that is engaging, challenging, flexible and relevant,” Mr Harris said. “I look forward to meeting and working with the staff and students of Naracoorte High School and community members as we start this new and exciting stage together.”