Mick March

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Mick March

Brief summary

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.

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