New Principal in 2022

Darling Downs Christian School would like to introduce the new Principal for 2022, Mrs Heidi Mazz.

We are excited to work with Mrs Mazz and cannot wait to see where God will lead us.

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I was born in Toowoomba and am a great great granddaughter of the Lockyer Valley. While I have travelled and lived in many places, the Toowoomba region has always remained home base for me. I am also a Glennie Old Girl.

As a child, from a very early age, I was convicted of God’s calling on my life in the area of Education and have spent my career within this calling.

During my study at Avondale College, I spent two and a half years as a student missionary teaching English, Bible and Elementary School in Japan, returning to graduate with an honours degree.

I then began teaching at Brisbane Adventist College as an infant’s teacher and developed a keen interest in curriculum. After a number of years, I moved to a senior primary classroom and took on leadership roles in curriculum, later leading the primary campus as Deputy Principal (Primary).

In 2015, I became a Project Officer for Adventist Schools in South Queensland, leading and supporting our schools in the areas of curriculum and staff growth and support. This role grew into my current role as Associate Education Director for Adventist Schools in South Queensland and Northern Australia.

I am excited about my new role as Principal of DDCS and am pleased to be coming 'home' with my family. Both my children will be attending the school next year; Hamish will be in Year 2 and Emmylou in Kindy. As a family we love picnicking, hunting for precious rocks, and hanging out with our pets. In rare moments of free time, I pursue my interests of sewing and slow fashion, textile crafts, and graphic design.

I am both honoured and humbled to be able to lead DDCS through this next season. I look forward to getting to know the school community more in the coming years; I know that God has planned good works for us to do together in this place.