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Message from Mr Herbertson - the new Director

Mr Maclean and Mr Herbertson
​Mr Maclean (L) with Mr Herbertson

My name is Gordon Herbertson and I am the new Director of the Northern Peninsula Area College. I am from Far North Queensland and I am very familiar with communities in the Torres Strait as well as those on Cape York.

I taught on Thursday Island in the mid-70’s and I was the Principal of Pormpuraaw State School on Cape York for a number of years.

I am really looking forward to building on all the work of done at the College over the last five years. NPA College made headlines recently with its outstanding 2013 NAPLAN results. My job is to keep the momentum going so we can demonstrate even more improvement. 

I am asking everyone who is reading this and is connected to the College to please be involved. Just by encouraging children to come to school, or talking about how important and good education is, you will help us keep this college strong. 

I hope to meet many of you over the coming months and hear your views on how we can keep NPA College on the map for all the right reasons. 

Cheers, everyone,

Gordon Herbertson