A Message From our Principal
We welcome Paul Bottcher as our new Principal for Canning Vale College, commencing January 2018. Paul comes to us from Hamilton Senior High School.
"In 2016 I went to Hamilton on secondment and continued at the school as Principal in 2017. I have over 37 years of experience in both public and private education, prioritising high quality public education three years into my teaching career.
I was the inaugural Associate Principal at Byford Secondary College for 3 years, and prior to this the Deputy Principal at Safety Bay and Mirrabooka SHS for 7 years. I have extensive experience as a school administrator in the areas of senior schooling, vocational education, student services and school development, and more recently as a Principal of a Senior High School.
My experience in a range of country and metropolitan schools including the Pilbara and Goldfields has seen me gain a wealth of experience. This has been in a variety of areas including Aboriginal education, culturally and linguistically diverse students and their communities as well as extensive Student Services experience.
I believe all students have the potential to become leaders, active citizens and positive contributors to 21st century society. I hold the belief that schools have the capacity to provide differentiated curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of all students, ensuring success for all.
I believe in creating vibrant, successful secondary schools where every student matters and receives the help and support they require to achieve their lifelong goals, ensuring that a culture of success exists."