AFTER 19 years at Beechboro Christian School, head of campus Geoff Dunjey will leave the school this term.
Principal Justin Krause said Mr Dunjey made a lasting impact.
“Geoff’s conviction, wry sense of humour and strong relationships with students and staff will be missed,” he said.
“The impact he has made on so many lives and families will be felt for years to come.
“My experience of Geoff is one of a fiercely loyal man when it comes to the school.
“In an ever changing world, where the next generation are predicted to have 12 to 15 jobs, it is wonderful to have worked with someone who has made such an investment in one community.”
Mr Dunjey joined Beechboro Christian School as a teacher in January 1998 and has served as a senior teacher and head of campus in that time.
He played a major role in championing activities that celebrate the school’s Christian values and sense of community, such as Compassion Day, Harmony Day and the Bennett Springs Fair.
At an afternoon celebration organised by the school on November 17, Mr Dunjey said he would miss seeing the students grow.
“There is no secret that I value building relationships as a top priority,” he said.
“Scripture teaches that when we put God first, blessings follow. In a school I believe that if we put relationships first, results follow.
“In looking forward, I know our school is very good hands and feel I can pass on with confidence the baton I was handed.”
Erin Streeton, a graduate of the school and 2016 Captain of Swan Christian College, also spoke at the event.
“You have impacted so many lives over the course of the last 19 years,” she said.
The event also featured a presentation from Dolly, star of the Kindergarten class’s puppet show, performances from the school’s choirs, a video presentation by students of ‘What we like about Mr D’, and a prayer from the chaplain Rebecca Royle.
Mr Dunjey will finish at the school at the end of this year and plans to continue in a leadership role in the education industry.