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Profile - Carol Bellchambers - Ulverstone Secondary College

Carol Bellchambers

Business Manager, Ulverstone Secondary College

I started my career with the Department of Education at Arthur District Office in 1994, on secondment from TASTAFE. I have also worked at Burnie High School

– Administrative Officer, Learning Services – HR Payroll Officer, Educational Performance Services – Data Management Officer and at the Professional

Learning Institute – Business Manager.

The Department gave me the opportunity to complete my Associate Degree in Applied Business through UTAS and the University College; it was a new challenge and one that I was happy to embrace.

I have had many notable moments working for the Department, but the following stand out;

The first was whilst at Learning Services being appointed to the Steering Committee for Romaine Park Primary School, which saw the amalgamation of Brooklyn, Upper Burnie & Acton Schools to form the new school. This involved stakeholder and planning meetings. Once the building plans and costings were completed for Romaine Park Primary School, I attended the Parliamentary Standing Committee session to get government approval for the expenditure. Closer to the completion of the new school I was responsible for sourcing and procuring the furniture and fittings.

The second was working beside Dr John Ewington establishing the Professional Learning Institute. In 2015 the Department decided that they wanted the Professional Learning Institute to be centralised to Hobart, therefore I was transferred to Ulverstone Secondary College.

Ulverstone Secondary College is a 7 -12 school with an enrolment of over 625 students. We have a senior enrolment of 90 students, which also includes shared enrolments with Don, Yolla and Sheffield. Extending to year 11-12 has been favourably accepted by the school and the wider community.

I thoroughly enjoy my diverse role at Ulverstone Secondary College working alongside our dedicated team, educating our future generation to reach their potential aspirations.