THE first day at a new school is always intimidating - even if you're the boss.
But Jane King said that Launceston Church Grammar School's pupils and staff had been welcoming during her first week as the school's junior campus head.
Mrs King arrived in her new role after two years as principal of Waverley Primary School, replacing retiring junior campus head Mark Saunders.
Mrs King said her new pupils had been eagerly showing off their work.
``They have also taken quickly to singing `Good morning, Mrs King,' which is lovely,'' she said.
Mrs King said the challenge of adapting staff and pupils to the new four-term system only made her job more enjoyable.
``It has certainly made things more exciting,'' she said. ``It will be a gradual process to get used to (four terms), but we'll take it in our stride.''
Mrs King has spent 25 years in education, formerly teaching at East Launceston, Norwood and Ravenswood primary schools, as well as taking on a number of leadership and advisory roles.
She also has extensive experience in south-east Asia, being a founding staff member of the Tanjung Bara International School in Borneo and the Batu Hijau International School in Indonesia.
Her last job in the private education sector was at the British International School in Jakarta six years ago.
Mrs King said that her global experience had taught her the importance of a good-quality education.
nts``No matter the setting, it is imperative that teachers have the same goals and hopes for their students,'' she said.
``It's about fostering the aspirations of our children and helping them achieve their best.''