AS FAR as good days go, Horsham's Jason Przibilla's Saturday was a great success.
Mr Przibilla interviewed for and accepted the new position as head of middle school at Holy Trinity Lutheran School in the morning.
In the afternoon, he won a Horsham District Football League senior grand final with Laharum.
Mr Przibilla is now looking ahead to next year, when he will oversee the Horsham school's transition into including a middle school campus.
The current acting principal will be joined at the campus with colleague Sally Kuchel, who will direct teaching and drive curriculum.
Mr Przibilla said his position would include helping create a culture within the new middle school.
"I'll be doing a bit of everything except planning of curriculum,'' he said.
The school will have its first year seven class next year.
It will have both year seven and eight classes in 2015, before expanding to years seven to nine in 2016.
The school spent almost two years going through processes to have a middle school - years seven to nine - approved.
Mr Przibilla said he had been at the school for nine years, despite originally planning to stay for two years.
He credited Horsham as a great place to raise a family.
Mr Przibilla said he had also not planned to step out of full-time teaching so soon.
"I thought it would be something I'd do later on,'' he said.
"But it's a perfect opportunity to step into this role and do it with the team we've got.
"There's a lot of support.''
Mr Przibilla said the school had been happy with enrolments for year seven next year.
There were still limited places available and people could call the school to organise tours or to enrol.
The middle school could provide for students who wanted a smaller campus or who planned to attend boarding school in years 10 to 12.
Mr Przibilla said it would take a few years for the middle school to grow.
"We've got a lot of students with siblings at St Brigid's or Horsham College,'' he said.
"We understand they'll want to follow their brothers or sisters.''
Mr Przibilla thanked parents for their support.
"They are putting a lot of faith in what we can offer and taking in what we tell them,'' he said.
"We think it's a third viable option within Horsham.''
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