BORN in KwaZulu-Natal, Creston College executive headmaster, Noel Coetzee, said its good to be back in his home province and on the coast once more.Coetzee was announced headmaster two months ago by the SGB.Coetzee has been involved in various phases of education before taking up this position.He was previously Business School Netherlands manager, involved at tertiary level by marketing the school, optimising training opportunities and liaising with stakeholders in the business and academic power.Coetzee said after working for Business School Netherlands he returned to the world of industrial management.“I was the general manager of Mooi River’s Tai Yeun Textile factory during its initial establishment. The programme required training programmes for the diverse cultural groups that were employed in different departments. “I ensured that employees completed all the courses and passed skills test and I was recognised for this at the annual prize giving,” said Coetzee, which he said was one of his highlight achievements, among others.He was also was the headmaster of Treverton Preparatory School and College in Mooi River and a Director of Education for Pembury Lifestyle group and opened two schools - Willowview Academy in Kempton Park, and Ballito Academy in KZN.Coetzee is a BA Unisa Graduate majoring in communications and international Politics. He completed the IRDP at Stellenbosch Business School and was awarded an MBA from the Business School of Netherlands. He also holds a diploma in business management.Coetzee is married to Mandy and they have two children.“I am a family man with two children, who are graduates,” he said.His hobbies and interests include bird watching, boating, caravaning, cycling and a healthy outdoor lifestyle.“I am a very keen cyclist and participated and completed nine Argus Cycle Tours,” he said.His short- and long-term goals for the school start continuing to fly the flag of the wonderful reputation the school has.“The school has a good reputation in the education sector and my long-term goal is to build on to that track of it academic record,” said Coetzee.He said his short-term goals include a number of things which will be coming up soon.The school is revamping its marketing material, working towards a building facility and new classrooms are already under construction and will be available for use in September.“We are also planning to have a gym at the school,” he said.He said being a manager is not different from being a teacher in terms of marketing and dealing with pupils, parents and staff.His short- and long-term goals for the school start continuing to fly the flag of the wonderful reputation the school has..The school has a good reputation in the education sector and my long-term goal is to build on to that track of it academic record.