Dear parents/caregivers and community,
We would like to congratulate Mr Noel Rawlins as our new Executive Principal to the College. Noel is very excited to be given the opportunity to lead UCSC in the next part of its evolution, and is particularly keen to be moving to another P-12 school environment. Noel has quite a varied background, having spent the majority of his career in rural and remote locations, but is originally from Brisbane and has worked there and in London for important periods of time as well.
Noel and his wife are looking forward to moving back to the south east corner of the state, where they will be able to spend more time with their two adult daughters and other family members as well. He has been a school principal for 18 years, having spent his early years in P-10 schools, and then an extended period as principal of Malanda SHS on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Noel has had the pleasure and challenge of leading Western Cape College for the last 4 years, a quite complex K-12 multi campus college that provides schooling and residential services to 1000 students, 600 of whom are remote Indigenous students. As much as Noel is looking forward to coming to UCSC, he will find it difficult and sad to move on from the challenging, but hugely rewarding work at Western Cape College.
We welcome Noel and are very excited for him to lead our fabulous College.