HORSHAM Mayor David Grimble has gone back to school for a day as Horsham College principal.
Cr Grimble stepped back into the classroom as part of a statewide initiative to get community leaders involved in education.
He said the half-day visit gave him insight into the opportunities and challenges in Horsham's education.
"It was a good opportunity for me to walk through the school and meet the teachers and students," he said.
"It gave me the chance to see not only the opportunities but also what people's issues are.
"People have a mindset that council has a big budget and can fix everything but there are a lot of areas out of our control.
"As mayor, I certainly can't fix everything or answer everyone's questions but I can find out who can."
Cr Grimble said he was pleased that the college had a strong community focus.
"This is our asset, our community and these students are our future," he said.
"I intend to come again to get a better understanding of the college."
College principal Frank Spiel said the council and college had a strong partnership.
"Horsham College is a community school we have an absolute commitment to that so this visit was about creating connections in the community," he said.
"It was good for the students to be able to see the mayor and have him here."