Todd Dalton has seen a lot of changes during his teaching career at Camden Haven High School over the past decade.
In 2019 Todd will start his new job at Kempsey High School as head teacher of physical education.
"It's a 12 month contract with the opportunity to secure a permanent position there after," he said.
Todd has helped teach physical education and other targeted classes, where students undertake a project based on their own interests.
Todd was the coach for the year 10 volleyball team who recently travelled to Melbourne for the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.
It was the first time the school had been able to represent at this event in the 18 years of Camden Haven High School.
The high school was also the first school from the North Coast to represent in about 15 years.
"So a very big honour for the team, and hopefully the start of big things to come in the local area for volleyball," Todd said.
The team worked diligently for over two years to hone their skills and compete at a high level.
"As a team they have travelled to Newcastle and Sydney numerous times to play in the NSW State Cups,” Todd said.
"They have trained three days a week during school and held afternoon training sessions to prepare for this event.
"A number of the girls have been selected into representative teams over the years at an open age level, while still in year 9 and 10."
The coach said he was proud of the team and the efforts of all team members.
"I am really proud how well the team has worked over the years in preparation for this opportunity,” he said.
Todd said he will miss the friendly and hard-working staff at the high school.
Over the past three years Todd said teachers had worked really hard to push students to achieve their best.
"The latest HSC results have demonstrated what teachers are doing has really paid off," he said.
Todd grew up in Lake Cathie and lives at Wauchope. He has played sport in the Camden Haven over a number of years.
Todd is looking forward to embracing new challenges at Kempsey High School and hopes to work with other teachers at the school to improve academic standards.
"Hopefully I can take the experience I've gained at Camden Haven High School to make some great changes," he said.