31 Jul 2019
My name is Martin Toaetolu and I have been successful in being appointed to Acting Principal at Bass High School for 2019 following the retirement of the Principal David Horton. I consider it an honour to serve this school and its community to build upon the legacy of David Horton and past leaders.
I am motivated to ensure that our students are equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills they require to engage successfully with learning opportunities and jobs that they find themselves in. The school exit position is influenced by the expertise and hard work of their teachers. I will be supporting the ongoing development of our teachers to meet the changing and diverse needs of our students.
I am the child of two Samoan parents who moved to New Zealand where I grew up and began my education. My mother was a primary school teacher in Samoa who would read to me and my siblings developing in us a love for reading. My surname is pronounced TOE – EYE – TOH – LOU and it was my Grandfather’s name that I carry as part of my identity and his legacy.
I have been at several schools that include Canley Vale High, Robert Townson High, Eagle Vale High, Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High, Elizabeth Macarthur High and James Meehan High School. The experiences gained in a senior leadership role have provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead Bass High School.
I look forward to meeting the challenges of the Principal role at Bass High School and working with and alongside the school community of students, staff and parents to continue building a better learning and teaching environment for all.
Bass High School