If Queen's High School new principal, Di Carter, has
plans for the South Dunedin secondary school, she is not
revealing them just yet.
The 53-year-old said yesterday it was too early to announce
her plans for the school.
Mrs Carter, at present deputy principal of Rotorua Girls'
High School, will take the helm at Queen's High School at the
end of September.
She was selected by the Queen's High School board of trustees
recently to replace present principal Julie Anderson.
News of Mrs Carter's selection was announced to staff
Mrs Carter said she was looking forward to returning to the
south, having been born and educated in Timaru.
''I'm elated, absolutely elated,'' she said.
''I'm looking forward to forging really good relationships
with King's High School, and working and being principal in
an all-girls school.''
Mrs Carter started her teaching career relatively late after
spending much of her early life working for the Sport Tasman
She began teaching 16 years ago at Timaru Girls' High School,
when she realised ''if I wanted to have a say in education, I
needed to be in education''.
''I wanted to have a say on the direction of where I thought
education should be going.''
Since then, she has taught at Tweedsmuir Junior High School
in Invercargill, Mt Anglem College (Invercargill), where she
was head of physical education for three years, Porirua
College and Paraparaumu College before moving to Rotorua
Girls' High School, where she has been the deputy principal
for the past seven years.
She has a husband, Kevin Carter, and three adult children.
In an ''unplanned and unexpected move'', Mrs Anderson (56)
resigned in June this year to take up a newly developed
position as Ministry of Education director of education for
Otago and Southland.
Mrs Anderson finishes at the end of this month and deputy
principal Barbara Agnew will be acting principal until Mrs
Carter's arrival on September 29.