A Message From our Principal

We welcome Paul Bottcher as our new Principal for Canning Vale College commencing in 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 he was 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.

Paul Bottcher
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