Principal Bruce Douglas commenced with Cornerstone at the beginning of 2011, and comes to the College with over 32 years of experience in Education.
Bruce holds an impressive array of qualifications, all acquired in his home-land of Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Humanities from the University of Guelph, a Bachelor of Education in Counselling and secondary Humanities from the University of Western Ontario, has completed Masters units in Counselling and Leadership from Trinity Western University, and also holds a Christian Teachers Diploma. These academic strengths and qualifications are enhanced by his natural love for people, and especially the students he has the privilege of encountering in his role as Principal.
Bruce, along with his wife Ren, are no strangers to life in Western Australia. A 7 month teacher exchange to Strathalbyn Christian College in Geraldton in 1993, turned into an 11 year stay after they fell in love with our State. At the end of his tenure as the Head of Secondary with Strathalbyn, Bruce felt he had accomplished the task he had been called to complete there and they returned to their northern homeland. The Australian way of life was too hard to resist and after only two years as an educator and administrator on Vancouver Island, Bruce began to look for opportunities to return to Australia. When the position at Cornerstone was offered, Bruce felt strongly that this was God’s appointed place for him, and a significant return move south was undertaken
Bruce has had extensive experience in both teaching and administrative positions during his career, with Duncan Christian School in Canada, and Strathalbyn being the main beneficiaries of his expertise and leadership. His passion for Christian Education, and desire to provide the very best opportunities for students and staff alike, make him a popular and effective leader. Bruce has an easy-going nature and quick humour, which, married with his listening ear, make him very approachable.
When asked about what he perceives his greatest desire for our students to be, he answered with the following;
‘My greatest hope for our graduates at Cornerstone, is that they realise God has given them gifts and talents, and that they will reach for, and achieve their personal potential. Coming to a deep acceptance and understanding of all they can be with God at the heart of their lives is a great motivator for me in my leadership at the College’, he said.
When he isn’t at the College, Bruce loves nothing more than spending time with his wife, children and grand-children. He enjoys the ocean, spending time at the beach, and exploring the great outdoors. There is no better part of the world that brings these loves together than Busselton.