New Principal at Glennie Heights State Primary School, Paul O'Mara.
New Principal at Glennie Heights State Primary School, Paul O'Mara. Georja Ryan

New principal no stranger to region

PAUL O'Mara has claimed the headmaster's chair at Glennie Heights State Primary School, but this particular "newbie" is no stranger to the school system - or to the Warwick area.

Growing up on the Southern Downs, Mr O'Mara travelled across the globe in his profession, but will step into his 15th year as a principal in his home town.

He said he could not wait to seize the challenge and said it was about preparing kids for life - not just academically.

"Life will throw things at you, so it's also about learning to pick yourself up when it does," Mr O'Mara said.

"Our emphasis is to give kids a balanced education - school means different things to different people.

"Our motto is 'aim for the highest', so that's where we're going."


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