The South Coast Anglican Schools Board is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Principal for Sapphire Coast Anglican College, to start in January 2022.
Mr David Proudlove is currently Deputy Principal at Bayside Christian College in Hervey Bay. He has previously been Head of Senior School and Deputy Principal at SCOTS PGC in Warwick, a school a similar size to ours in rural Queensland. Prior to this, he was Head of Humanities at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth, where he worked alongside Darren McPartland, who is now the Principal of our sister school, St Peter’s Anglican College, Broulee.
A dairy farmer’s son, David was born in Chester in the UK, and raised in Wales. He trained originally as a geologist, and worked in gold exploration projects from Alaska, Nevada and Washington State in the USA to Montserrat and Nevis in the West Indies.
After completing his teacher training in 1996, David commenced his teaching career at a selective, state-funded Grammar school, before commencing middle-management posts at a variety of schools in the UK. David’s final post before leaving for Australia with his family was as Assistant Principal at Cheltenham Bournside School in Gloucestershire, a co-educational, Year 7-13 school of 2000 students.
David sees being a Christian educator as a ministry as well as a job. ‘I aim to facilitate an exciting, dynamic environment where learners leave more curious than when they arrived and where everyone operates within a culture of “Yes” to new challenges and opportunities.’
David has established a record of retaining and increasing enrolments through well-informed and imaginative strategies. He has developed the academic standing of schools where he has had a strategic role, through maximising the effectiveness of learning.
David’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Geology with First Class Honours (University of Southampton), a Master of Science in Economic Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Geography and Physical Education (University of Hull).
We welcome Mr David Proudlove and his family to the Sapphire Coast Anglican College community, and look forward to David’s principalship here.
Congratulations to David…worked alongside David at Scots College in Warwick. Such a lovely man and he will be an asset to this school. It wish him (and Millie) every success as Principal
Fantastic news. Worked with David in the UK and in Perth. Incredibly hard working and a great educator. All the very best David, congratulations.
Congratulations to David….I worked with David at Bayside Christian College and he is a true Professional, an excellent Leader and an extremely wonderful Eductor. I wish David and his beautiful family all the success in this new adventure.🙏
Congratulations to David and Anglicare College. I had the absolute pleasure to work alongside David at Bayside Christian College and can honestly say that he gives his heart and soul in his role. He is a great leader and is happy to help anybody and everyone always with a positive attitude and smile. You are very lucky to have David join your team.
Congratulations David! Well deserved! We wish you all the best
We are so happy for you. You have worked so hard to be where you are.
Such a kind and caring friend. We look forward to coming over for a visit.
Such a lucky school to have David as Principal. I worked with him for several years across two schools. He always has the school’s best interests at heart.
Congratulations David, on your well-deserved success. What an an asset you will be to this new school community.
Congratulations Mr David. I have met many people in my life, but this man and his amazing family are among the most influential and life changing people.
David Proudlove is such a genuine and integral man, the students at Sapphire Coast Anglican College have been gifted an amazing principal. I have no doubt that lives are about to be changed by David’s leadership, compassion and understanding combined with his love for educating.