Worthy of a career move

Year 5 student Anya Marlow with principal John Worthy and fellow students Brooke Makking-Robinson and Josh Mikhail.www.communitypix.com.au d401059
Year 5 student Anya Marlow with principal John Worthy and fellow students Brooke Makking-Robinson and Josh Mikhail.www.communitypix.com.au d401059

Mr Worthy will farewell his much-loved Baldivis community to take up the head role at Beaconsfield Primary School, in Fremantle at the end of term.

After a decade in the job, Mr Worthy said he has watched Baldivis transform from a small rural school into a vibrant suburban establishment.

He said last year marked a special moment in his career, watching a group of students he first met when they were in kindergarten graduate as Year 7s.

Every morning, Mr Worthy travels to work from Joondanna in Perth and he recently realised he had travelled more than 188,000 kilometres over the past 10 years ” equivalent to five trips around Australia.

Mr Worthy said he wanted to seek a new challenge but was leaving Baldivis with a heavy heart.

‘My decision to leave Baldivis was not an easy one, but I felt that after 10 years it was time to allow a really great school the opportunity to grow and prosper under new leadership,’ he said. ‘This school is extremely unique and it has been wonderful to see changes take place including new projects and facilities for students.

‘It is with great sadness that I leave this school but I think it’s time for me, and the students and staff members have given me memories I’ll always remember.’

Since announcing his departure, Mr Worthy said he had been overwhelmed with letters and emails of support.