Twist comes full circle

A familiar face … John Twist with new preps Brandon, Sofia, Jak, Laura and Charlie. A familiar face … John Twist with new preps Brandon, Sofia, Jak, Laura and Charlie.

By Melissa Meehan
HAILEYBURY College in Berwick welcomed some new faces this week as well as a familiar one as founding principal John Twist returns for 2010.
Mr Twist has worked at the college for 30 years, beginning at Berwick in 1989 and shifting to the Keysborough campus in 2000.
When he opened the school back in 1989 the school had 45 students and three teachers – now, it’s a very different world.
“We now have 660 kids, modern facilities, and the grounds are just wonderful.”
Mr Twist is well-known for meeting and greeting parents and students at the entrance of the school every morning.
“I like to be able to get out there and be seen,” he said.
“Not locked up in the office away from the action.”

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