Beerwah State High celebrates 30 years


Contributed by Lyn McDonald

IN 2022 Beerwah State High School is celebrating its 30th year. Mr Mike Anderson, our foundation principal started the school in 1992 with 26 staff and a very keen group of roughly 110 Year 8 students.

 That year Mr Steve Woods, Mrs Dianne Walton and Mr Mark Reed were appointed and all three are still working at Beerwah State High School today. They have attended this school for approximately 6,000 days – what a commitment! In 1992 Mr Dan Leftwich, our current Head of Department, was one of our foundation students in year 8.  In 1993 Mrs Kath Bateman and Mrs Deb Holland were transferred to the school making this their 30th year of service this year. These staff were acknowledged and thanked at a special assembly held on Monday, May 16. We were thrilled to invite Mr Mike Anderson into the school to make a presentation to each staff in front of all students and other staff. We thank them for the outstanding commitment they have made and the positive impact each and every one of them has had within our school community.

 We are also pleased to announce that we will be having a community event at the school on Saturday, July 23 during the day and into the evening to commemorate our 30 years. This event will include a musical line up and a trivia contest. We hope that you will be able to join us.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more detail.

Main image: Mike Anderson (foundation principal 1992 – 1997), Leasa Smith (Assistant Regional Director, North Coast Region), Dianne Walton, Mark Reed, Lyn McDonald (current principal), Steve Woods, Deb Holland, Dan Leftwich (year 8 foundation student and current Head of Department) and Kath Bateman

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