Councillor Peter Reidy
Applecross - Mt Pleasant Ward
I was raised in the beachside suburb of Austinmer, north of Wollongong NSW attending the local primary school and Bulli High School graduating in 1970. The next 4yrs were spent at Wollongong Teachers College where I graduating with a Diploma in Physical Education and Certificate in Health Education.
In 1975, I was appointed to Orange High School as Sportsmaster, Two years on, I returned to full time study at the University of WA completing post graduate studies in Sport Science / Human Movement culminating in a Master Degree. I returned to NSW in 1980, teaching in numerous high schools as an executive staff member and also served as the State Consultant in Health and Physical Education, NSW Department of Education until moving to the NSW Academy of Sport as the inaugural Program Director. Several years later I move to the University of New England, Armidale, NSW lecturing in Teacher & Nurse Education. In 1990 returned to teaching as the Director of Sport and Head of PE and Health at The Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane. In late 1995 I returned to Perth with the family and have since worked as a Head of House [Boarding & Dayboy] at Wesley College for the past 14yrs
Throughout my career I have been heavily involved in numerous professional organisations such as Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation [A.C.H.P.E.R].; Australian Sports Medicine Federation [A.S.M.F.] and a member of the Australian College of Education, along with extensive involvement in community sporting clubs and associations or school sports of ...athletics, basketball, cricket, dance sport, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rowing, rugby league, rugby union, triathlons, volleyball, the Royal Life Saving Society [R.L.S.S.] and Surf Life Saving Australia either competing, coaching and/or serving in numerous management positions.
I have keen interests in sports administration and a personal enjoyment of all things aquatic especially boating or fishing on the Swan. Lawn bowls, cycling and swimming are also activities I plan to spend more time undertaking in the future, as the body, especially my ‘new steel knee’, no longer appreciates the requirements of heavy training.
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