Local recognised for years of service as high school deputy

Cobar High School’s deputy principal Shane Carter (who is currently acting as the school’s relieving principal) was recently bestowed with a NSWSDPA Life Membership honour.

Cobar High School’s Shane Carter was recently bestowed Life Membership to the NSW Secondary Deputy Principals’ Association (NSWSDPA).

Mr Carter, who is currently acting as the school’s relieving principal, has been a member of the NSWSDPA since 2007, and it’s believed he is the first Western Region deputy principal to earn the honour.

The NSWDPA supports government school deputy principals across NSW through advocacy, professional learning and collegial networks with the aim of producing better outcomes for students in public education.

The association has a membership of approximately 550 with Mr Carter joining the honour roll of just 22 deputy principals on their Life Membership list.

Mr Carter said he was “pretty chuffed” with the honour.

“It’s an accolade I didn’t realise was coming, and not something I thought someone out here could get,” Mr Carter said.

“I suppose it’s an acknowledgment that I’ve made a contribution.”

Mr Carter said he is often called upon from members of the association for his advice on a range of matters.

“Cobar is set up exceptionally well in a lot of the processes that we have. We seem to supply a lot of information to a lot of schools in terms of how our school processes are set up.”