A warm welcome to Mr Andrew Landroth as the new Deputy Principal Curriculum and Innovation at St John’s Anglican College.
Prior to joining the College, Andrew held leadership positions focused on Curriculum and Cognitive Development, Innovation and Community Partnerships at Brisbane Boys’ College. As a global citizen, Andrew has also lived and worked extensively in Finland and Peru.
While Andrew’s teaching area is Science (specialising in Biology), he has also tutored students in Robotics and is a registered Tennis coach, having previously owned and operated a tennis tuition business.
Andrew’s appointment coincides with College’s transition to the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance System and ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). He has already commenced the preparation with the Year 11 students as well as Year 12 in order to qualify for a QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education). In conjunction with the Principal, Mrs Maria McIvor, Andrew and the Heads of Department have begun a series of presentations for students and parents about this transition.
Andrew said, “St John’s is at the forefront of this transition and as a passionate educator I look forward to providing our students with the best preparation possible.”
For students graduating in 2020 and beyond under the new Queensland system (replacing the OP) the benefits of the changes for students and their parents include more transparency of results, greater comparability between schools, reinvigorated curriculum, clearer evidence to determine fair subject results and reducing the summative assessment load.
On Andrew’s appointment St John’s Principal, Mrs Maria McIvor said, “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the St John’s community and look forward to working with him to improve educational outcomes for our students”.
Andrew has a Masters in Educational Studies and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland School of Education.