Meet Our Team

Principal Mr Adrian Fitzpatrick, Dip T, BEd (Primary), Grad CE Children’s Art

I really do believe education is greater than just the academic. It covers all aspects of our intelligences. Academic intelligence is only one indicator of our success in life.

Adrian began working as a primary teacher in northern NSW in 1989. He then moved to Sydney where he upgraded to a Bachelor of Education and became principal of Hurstville Adventist School in 1997. He went on to complete a Graduate Certificate in Children’s Art at the University of Technology in Sydney, working as an art specialist in education for a number of years. He moved to Queensland in 2004 and taught art and drama at Darling Downs Christian School for nine years before taking on his role as the school’s principal.

Business Manager, Mr David Peers

David is a Toowoomba local who worked for the Public Service for 31 years prior to joining the team at Darling Downs Christian School in March 2013. The school is not new to David, as he has been actively involved on the School Advisory since 1990. He said he “counts it a privilege to work with committed Christian staff at the best school in Toowoomba”.


Our local, national and global network ensures that every student has access to the experience and care of a nurturing, caring team of qualified staff.

All Seventh-day Adventist Schools in the South Queensland region form a single system, with each school being constitutionally tied to the central body for the area— Adventist Schools South Queensland Ltd. This central organisation manages the employment of teaching staff and is involved in financial matters and curriculum development. This assistance gives our teachers freedom to focus on their central calling – to inspire, educate and mentor the young lives in their care.

Darling Downs Christian School is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist education system - believed to be the largest Protestant education system in the world. With 140 years of educational excellence, the system operates more than 7,500 preparatory, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in 100 countries and has enrolments of more than 1.5 million students.