Adrian is the Assistant Principal for year 10-12 at Bayview Secondary College and has been a member of the Bayview Secondary College teaching and leadership team for 10 years.
Adrian is passionate about working with young adults in the senior secondary area to help guide them towards post year 12 pathways. Adrian’s passion and commitment in this area is evident in the growth and development of Bayview Secondary College’s award winning year 11-12 team.
Bayview Secondary College started delivery as an Extension Project High School in 2017. Through his leadership, the 11/12 program has developed and grown from 8 students in 2017 to its current cohort of 55 students and growing. Students attend our programs from all over the Eastern Shore. Along with growth in student numbers Adrian has guided the development of curriculum in this area. Bayview now offers a diverse range of curriculum offerings, some of which are unique to Bayview Secondary College and not offered at any other senior secondary site in the state.
Adrian has developed a number key industry partnerships to complement vocational training course at Bayview Secondary College. These partnerships include many industry bodies and employers in the area of civil construction, health services, hair and beauty and creative industries. Adrian has also developed partnerships with training providers such as TasTAFE and the Swinburne University of Technology to deliver new and exciting courses at Bayview Secondary College. Adrian believes that vocational training is the starting point for numerous career opportunities and will continue to develop meaningful industry relationships to benefit the students at Bayview Secondary College.
Adrian has also been integral to the establishment and strategic development of the teggana Collective. The teggana Collective is a group of high schools and colleges from the eastern shore of Hobart who are working collaboratively to increase educational achievement and attainment in years 11-12. Our dedicated team of school leaders have been recognised as setting a gold standard for educational provision in years 11/12 and have won several awards.
As a past Head of Department for Science and Mathematics at Bayview Secondary College Adrian maintains a passion for the development and integration of authentic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum. Adrian led the Bayview Secondary College team who were selected by the Department of Education to develop integrated STEM teaching resources for use in schools around Tasmania as part of the “Amplify STEM” program. Adrian’s work on this program at Bayview Secondary College led to his nomination for “STEM Teacher of the Year” in 2017.
In his role as Head of Science at Bayview Secondary College Adrian worked with the Beacon Foundation and North Melbourne Football Club on establish the GOAL! learning program. As part of the GOAL! team Adrian developed a number of integrated STEAM learning resources for teachers around Australia. Currently GOAL! is used by more than 100 schools around Australia.
Adrian’s early career was accelerated through receiving a Scholarship as part of the Partnerships in Teaching Excellence program, which was a joint initiative between the Department of Education and the University of Tasmania. This program identified the best young teachers in the state and provided them professional learning and increased experience in schools. With a Bachelor of Science in Marine, Freshwater and Antarctic Biology with Honours and having participated in research expeditions to Antarctic, Adrian maintains a keen interest in all things Science and is highly valued in the Department of Education as an outstanding educator.