New Director of Boarding at PAC

Zac Savage, Director of Boarding Prince Alfred College.

Prince Alfred College is pleased to welcome Mr Zac Savage, as the new Director of Boarding. Zac comes to PAC having enjoyed an interesting and varied career.

After completing his Bachelor of Education at the University of South Australia, Zac began his teaching career with one-year postings in China and Slovenia. These experiences early in his career gave Zac a broad perspective to his teaching which is still valuable to his work today.

Upon returning to Adelaide, Zac spent four years teaching in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, in the far north of South Australia. Living and teaching on the APY Lands taught Zac a great deal about life in remote locations and the role a community plays in supporting and caring for its members. This position eventually led to a move back  home where Zac worked closely with students who were boarding in Adelaide.

This experience resulted in a move to Westminster School, Adelaide, where Zac enjoyed six years working with boarding students and their families. Prior to joining PAC, Zac was the Director of Boarding at Westminster School.

Zac understands the importance of providing a supportive and friendly environment which celebrates the uniqueness of each boy. Families exercise a great deal of trust and faith when they choose a boarding school for their son. Zac understands how important this decision is and  strives to ensure boys and their parents feel supported and cared for during their time with the school. In this manner, Zac is looking forward to developing positive connections with  boarders, parents and families  so as to become part of the PAC  community and contribute to the life of the school.

Zac enjoys study and continued further education while developing his teaching career. He has completed postgraduate studies in Mathematics and also holds a Master of Business Administration. This learning has been of great value in performing the role of Director while also allowing him to have empathy for the challenges of study whilst living away from home, experienced by students.

Zac and his family have been living in boarding schools for a number of years and enjoy the day to day interactions this opportunity provides. During school holidays, Zac’s family enjoy travelling around the country and visiting boarding families to gain a greater appreciation of the lives and interests shared by the boys. This is something they are looking forward to as they start their time living in the PAC community.

2020 sees PAC start its first full year in their new Boarding House. With the new facility at capacity and caring for 156 boys, it is sure to be an exciting and rewarding year. The boys are looking forwarding to working with their new Director of Boarding as they engage in the many and varied experiences a year at PAC brings.

Zac invites inquiries from any rural based families who may be considering a boarding related education for their son  to contact him for a chat, or better still make a time to drop in for a tour of the College and the Boarding facility.

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For information about enrolments, boarding and scholarships at Prince Alfred College, contact Michelle Roberts, Admissions Registrar 08 8334 1293 or email: mroberts@pac.edu.au