This year is one of change at Hills International College.
As of January 1, the new management structure came into effect.
Principal Kevin Lynch became the college chief executive, which will mean a more streamlined management of the school structure, to focus on educational facilities and teaching and learning outcomes.
This year, Hills will welcome Matthew Noel as the new head of primary school.
Mr Noel's predecessor, Lyn Davis, has relocated to her home in South Australia after a 10-year tenure at the school, where her efforts will be felt within the school for years to come. "Mr Noel is moving from Tamborine Mountain College so is very much accustomed to the small country school feel at Hills College and is excited to meet the students and join the close community the school enjoys," Mr Lynch said.
"The excitement for the new school year also comes from some great initiatives and results that took place in 2019 that the school look forward to continuing for the students in coming years, which includes a reduced fee structure which comes as a result of streamlined processes.
"Last year was a great one for the school, with 16 per cent of eligible students earning OP1-5 results, and two graduates being offered international scholarships to universities in the United States.
"A new learning support team was implemented last year introducing maths and other focus classes held before school to assist students at varied levels, as well as increasing the focus group learning and one-on-one assistance.
"The fundraising efforts of the school P&F have seen some great initiatives being put in place, and some exciting major events for the Jimboomba community being hosted on Hills grounds, including a PBR event, an Ekka-like extravaganza and a circus."
Mr Lynch expressed pride in all of the students' efforts and the compassion they have for each other.
"I am honoured to be able to be a part of the college and looking forward to an eventful year ahead and continuing the great community spirit the school enjoys for many years to come," he said.
Hills College aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and resilient young people who achieve their potential, within a safe environment.