School picks new boss

Principal Stuart Chisholm and community liaison Nadya Semenova at the school site.
Principal Stuart Chisholm and community liaison Nadya Semenova at the school site.

AS construction starts on a private school in Alkimos, the Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) has appointed its foundation principal.

Stuart Chisholm will be the first principal at Northshore Christian Grammar School, due to open in 2017.

“Mr Chisholm has more than 20 years of teaching experience, including school leadership both internationally and in Australia,” SCEA chief executive Stephen Lee said.

“He is known as a hands on school leader, with a proven ability to provide vision and empower those around him.”

Taking up the role in |February, Mr Chisholm said he was excited to establish and grow the school with local |families.

“Northshore will embrace the culture of the area, helping to shape a bright and positive future for our children and the wider community,” he said.

“I look forward to working closely with parents to build a school that delivers on all aspects of education; from academic success to sports prowess, accomplishment in the arts and second-to-none pastoral care.

“Above all, because we know that students learn best when they are happy, I am keen to craft a school environment in which students actually love being and growing.”

Construction has started on the school, designed by Broderick Architects, in the central precinct of Peet’s Shorehaven estate.

Peet Limited managing director and chief executive Brendan Gore said the school would be a great addition to the community as more young families moved into the area.

“The Shorehaven population is expected to expand to around 7000 people over the next decade or so and the school will help accommodate the needs of our growing community,” he said.

Northshore Christian Grammar School will initially offer Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2017 and extend to Year 12 over the following six years.