How disappointing to see the Education Department treat a school principal who cares and does a fantastic job in this disgraceful manner.
I did my Grad Dip in Education at a Queensland State High School with a hopeless principal and the weak leadership created a cesspool that could barely be called education. The school was filthy, rubbish everywhere. The kids continually smoked in the toilets, with the pungent stench of cigarette smoke wafting around the scool. Children spent lesson time in the library researching assignments (they were easier to control in the library), research that should have been done in their own time. No homework was given. Mobile phones permitted in classrooms. Children would spend entire lessons drawing "ink tattoos" on their arms, (only one teacher made them wash them off prior to the lesson commencing). The police did a daily truant pick up run.
The principal was so weak the teachers nicknamed him "The Jellyfish".
On my last day of prac work, the kids were smoking something definiteley not tobacco. Not one staff member wanted to investigate.
No wonder the government doesn't want NAPLAN testing in Queensland schools.