HILLS International College principal Kevin Lynch has taken on the role of chief executive officer of the school as his 10-year anniversary looms next year.
Mr Lynch reflected on a series of highlights this year including a strong mix of talented teachers.
Prep teacher Marion Zavattaro was one of two teachers to be awarded through Professionals Jimboomba's Best Teacher 4280 initiative.
A further 20 teachers were nominated for an award including Melinda Bowyer, Stuart Ablitt, Ashleigh Landers, Nardine Roberts, Charmaine Witt, Mark Robinson, Paula McKenzie, Kendall McMillan, Leah Florey, Jane Frost, Tomi Kanaya, Laura Tomlin, Cathy Li, Leah Stone, Vanessa Newbery, Renee Hansell, Katie Davidson, Caroline Barnard and Ashleigh Ford.
The Hills Foundation Day Race also helped the school raise money to support school projects including handball courts and table tennis tables.
Deputy principal Julie Anne Skelton and Mr Lynch (pictured) were subjected to the "slime challenge" after the $4000 target was reached.
Mr Lynch said he took a traditional approach when it came to engaging with the school community and was often seen at the pedestrian crossing near the school entrance greeting students and families on their way to school.
"This is a casual way to engage with parents regularly. New parents to the school have said that it is heart-warming to see students excitedly greeting the principal," he said.
"It definitely makes you feel like your child is in an environment where they will be noticed and valued."