Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt yesterday participated in the Principal for a Day initiative at Innisfail East State School and today will try his hand as Principal for a Day at Hambledon State School.

Mr Pitt will ‘job shadow’ Principal Meaghan Rodgers to get a first hand look at some of the great things happening at the school.

“The Principal for a Day program is organised by the Department of Education, Training and Employment as part of State Education Week celebrations,” Mr Pitt said.

“I am very much looking forward to my experience as Principal for a Day as it will be a wonderful opportunity to gain an insight into the daily operations of the school.

“Having grown up in a family where both parents were teachers, I will be especially interested to see how the classroom has changed.

“During the day I will have the chance to interact with students, teachers and the wider school community.”

“The annual program allows the school, its teachers and the students, their parents and carers to establish and maintain important partnerships with high-profile members of the wider community.

“Schools will receive visits from media, entertainment and sporting personalities, local mayors and Aboriginal elders.

“This will be the ninth year the program has been run in Queensland. It has also been run successfully in Victoria and is based on a similar program in the United States.

“This is just one of a range of activities held during State Education Week to honour and showcase the fantastic work being done in our state schools.”

A full list of Principal for a Day participants can be found on the Department of Education, Training and Employment website, at