Mr Pansini acknowledged past and present staff at the school, in particular business manager Sheryl Mansfield and deputy principals Nola Smith, Mesha Steele and Kathryn Grzelec.
“They are amazing, and make my job so much easier with their incredible support and expertise,” he said. Mr Pansini said the dedication of the staff, combined with the commitment and support of families and the school board, made for an environment where the students needs were always put first.
And it was those very students who treated him to a rock-star reception after the ceremony, forming a guard of honour that wove through the school grounds.
Mr Pansini said he felt that he had the best principal’s position in WA at Aubin Grove. “It is one of those jobs that gives you more pleasure and more reward than any other job imaginable,” he said.