Enthusiasm for new deputy role
HIS ENTHUSIASM to see students blossom, be part of staff development and learn more about his new home cannot be hidden.
Gary Bruce beams as he tells of his ambitions as the new deputy principal of Fraser Coast Anglican College.
It’s all about taking a “very, very good school and making it a great school” that is a leader not only in the region but also the state, and even the country, he says.
“The next five years at Fraser Coast Anglican College will be really great,” he says proudly.
“There’s amazing opportunity with Fraser Coast Anglican College; not only learning for students but opportunities for staff to learn.”
Born and bred in Rockhampton, Mr Bruce started his teaching career in 1987 at Rockhampton State High School.
He taught maths, science and senior chemistry and also had the role of year master and house master.
In 1994, he moved to Brisbane where he worked at Marsden State High School, again in maths and science.
During the last two years there, Mr Bruce was involved in the behaviour management unit and was also acting deputy.
Mr Bruce made the switch from the public education system to the private when in 2000 he took up a post at an all-boys boarding school, Anglican Church Grammar School in East Brisbane.
During his eight years there Mr Bruce was the boarding master, head of the maths faculty and dean of studies.
Despite now being the deputy principal at FCAC, at Wondunna, Mr Bruce still teaches a variety of classes when needed.
“This is one of the beautiful things about our school; people jump in and help.
“This is a fantastic school. I have the opportunity to be involved in the entire school, not just pastoral or academic.”