Dr David McClintock has been appointed as the next principal of Avondale School in Cooranbong, New South Wales. Dr McClintock will take up the role when school resumes in late January 2017.
Currently serving as the South Pacific Division associate education director, Dr McClintock has been responsible for the teaching and learning development of more than 2500 teachers across the Pacific region. He has previously been an education director and a curriculum writer for Adventist Schools as well as deputy of three schools and principal of five, three of which were boarding schools. His real passion remains the school community and throughout his career he has stepped back into full-time classroom teaching on a number of occasions. He said he’s happiest interacting with students and loves being in a school setting.
“I am honoured and excited to be asked to be the new principal at Avondale School. I am looking forward to continuing the strong academic excellence that Avondale School is renown for. A key focus will be to nurture and support each person’s relationship with God,” said Dr McClintock.
Retiring principal, Dr David Faull has served in leadership at Avondale School for the past 18 years and is well regarded and highly respected. As the 2016 school year draws to a close he will be leaving behind a legacy of accomplishments, which include the amalgamation of the primary and secondary schools into one campus in 2002 and the construction and opening of the Early Learning Centre in 2003.
"I am looking forward to continuing the strong academic excellence that Avondale School is renown for."
Dr Faull will be remembered for his effective vision for growth and infrastructure, his passion for the students and their achievements and his focus on mission work and spirituality.
“The time at Avondale School has gone by so quickly. I have spent 18 years working with wonderful students and such a supportive community. It has been a real privilege. I have so enjoyed watching young people grow and mature and become successful adults with families of their own,” said Dr Faull.