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this is an outline of some of the things that occupied me after leaving Telopea
1969 Finished the year at Telopea Park and started to prepare for next year.
1970 in January, unexpected appointment to Deputy Principal at Narrabundah High School
1972 In April, Comonwealth Teaching Service Act passed separating the teaching services of NSW and the ACT. In August new teachers union formed. Planning began to consider Colleges for the ACT.
1973 Appointed Principal at Narrabundah in May. In October, ACT Schools Authority began operations. I was a teacher member of that authority until late 1977.
1974 The authority accepted recommendation to continue planning for colleges. Decision made to have Telopea as a four year high school and Narrabundah as a college for years 11 and 12. New school based curriculum proposals accepted and planning begun. Internal school assessment proposals also accepted.
1975 Appointed principal of Narrabundah College. Spent full year planning the college.
1976 Colleges formally began operating in the ACT.
1979 Spent September 1979 to July 1980 at University of Alberta.
1981 Gained PhD. Awarded MBE for services to education.
1988 Resigned from position of Principal at Narrabundah at the end of the year.
1989 Started Educational Consultancy – among other things this included teaching at University of Canberra and ANU as well as spending 1992 in Islamabad helping rewrite the Physics curriculum for Pakistan schools.
2000 Stopped consultancy work. Retired!!
2011 Surprisingly, for some, still living.