SHOCK EXIT: Kort Goodman will finish up by the end of this school year.
SHOCK EXIT: Kort Goodman will finish up by the end of this school year.

School shock as Warwick principal takes job at new school

THE shock departure of their principal has left one Warwick high school racing to fill the spot before the upcoming school year.

Assumption College principal Kort Goodman announced on Thursday that he would be leaving the school, effective by the end of the school year.

Mr Goodman confirmed in a letter he sent out to the school community that he had accepted a principal position at Toowoomba’s St Joseph’s College.

“I have always openly stated that I am very proud to be the principal of Assumption College and that it is a great privilege to have been provided with the opportunity to be part of the team leading this college,” he said.

“I am also not afraid to admit that at times the role has been very challenging, but for the great majority of the time it has been extremely rewarding.

“Witnessing the growth in the college, the growth in the students and staff and the improvement in the outcomes for the students has been a highlight.”

Mr Goodman stated the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office was exploring options for the appointment of an acting principal, but that a permanent appointment would not be made until Semester 2, 2020.

Originally from Roma, Mr Goodman spent 15 years as a teacher, acting principal and deputy principal at St John’s Catholic School before moving to Toowoomba where he was the principal at St Mary’s College.

Mr Goodman took the reins from former Assumption College principal Peter Maloney in 2016.

He soon oversaw the integration of Year 7s into the school as well as the school’s $4.5 million upgrade.

A media representative for Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools said it was too soon to comment on Mr Goodman’s departure or possible replacements.



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