It is with sadness that we advise our school community of the imminent retirement of Bruce and Miranda Little.
Bruce retires from school life after almost 19 years of service to St Columba Anglican School students, staff and community.
Bruce joined the school at its inception in 2002 as the Head of Primary, working alongside the School’s Foundation Principal, Mr Chris Pitt. As part of the foundation staff team, Bruce worked tirelessly to establish St Columba as a leader in education in the Port Macquarie Hastings area, and has seen the school grow from 79 students in its first year, to 1150 students in 2020. In recent years Bruce made the decision to step back from the Head of School role and go back in to the classroom, which has been a blessing for the students fortunate to have had him as their teacher over the past few years.
With Bruce’s departure, the School is losing a great asset, a dedicated teacher, and he will be missed by the SCAS community.
The School is also saying farewell to Bruce’s wife, Miranda Little, who has worked in the administration arm of the school for the past seventeen years. Miranda has undertaken a wide range of roles in her years at SCAS, and is currently our Enrolments Officer.
Bruce and Miranda’s faith in the school was shown by the enrolment of their three children, Cassandra, Chelsie and Cameron, who were outstanding students and members of our school community, and a credit to their parents.
We thank both Bruce and Miranda for their years of service to the School and its students. Their bravery in taking on key roles in the birth of our School and the creation of its successful culture is testament to their sense of Christian service.
Bruce and Miranda are excited to be able to spend more time with their much loved grandchildren, Billy and Jimmy, and are also looking forward to the birth of another two grandchildren at the end of the year.
I am sure you will join me in wishing Bruce and Miranda all the very best for the future as they transition into the next exciting chapter of their lives.