IN one of her last official duties as principal of Orange Anglican Grammar School, principal Ann Brown presided over the school’s 2012 open day activities on Saturday.
Mrs Brown indicated earlier this year she intended to retire and Len Elliot has been appointed to take over.
Mr Elliott is a former teacher at PLC Pymble and more recently has been working overseas at an international school in Asia.
“Mr Elliott will be introduced to the school community when he comes to Orange for a few days from November 9,” Mrs Brown said.
Mrs Brown originally wanted to spend more time in her garden during retirement. However, there has now been a change of plan for the popular principal.
“Then along came an opportunity for me to work in a school in Vietnam for twelve months,” she said.
“I was the guardian of two Vietnamese children who came to our school and when an opportunity arose for me to teach at a school where I could be near them in Vietnam I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to also experience a different education system.”
Next year the Orange Anglican Grammar School will extend it’s learning base with the first group of Year 10 students to be taught at the school.
Mrs Brown started with the school when it was initially set up in the hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
“That was back in 2007 when we had five pre-schoolers and two girls in Year 3,” she said.
Mrs Brown said Mr Elliott was excited about taking up the position and would be introduced shortly.
“I think being able to take him to the business awards will be another excellent opportunity for him to get to know the community,” Mrs Brown said.