CHS on the hunt for a new principal

Cobar High School (CHS) farewelled principal Safija Bristina last week at the end of Term 1.

Ms Bristina has taken up a tenure as the principal of Forbes High School.

The director of Public Schools NSW, Charles Dwyer, informed the school community of the change of leadership for CHS last week.

“I am excited to congratulate Ms Safija Bristina on her success in gaining the position of Principal, Forbes High School, through a merit selection process,” Mr Dwyer said.

He explained that CHS’s deputy principal Shane Carter will fulfil the principal’s role in a relieving capacity for Term Two and Term Three with a formal merit selection process taking place during Term Three to appoint a new principal.

The successful applicant will then begin in Term Four.

“Mr Carter’s appointment ensures a continuity of successful leadership for CHS during this time of transition and will allow for strategic planning which is evidence-informed and focused on student and staff achievement, growth and wellbeing,” Mr Dwyer said.

Ms Bristina said she appreciated the experience of working alongside committed, passionate and hard-working staff, parents and students at CHS.

“Our teachers and school administration officers including school learning support officers are determined, dedicated and always go beyond the call of duty to serve our students best,” Ms Bristina said.

She described CHS’s students as respectful and responsible and they had been “an absolute privilege to serve”.

“I am confident that CHS is in a great  position as I leave and I wish everybody continued success in the future under the leadership of Mr Shane Carter,” Ms Bristina said.