2018 New Principals

2018 New Principals

Join us in welcoming our new principals for 2018.

COLETTE WILLIAMS - ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, BOWEN

What is your vision for your new school?
My vision is to lead St Mary's Catholic School by deeply embedding the Mercy Charism and Gospel Values through actively living my faith and developing authentic relationships in order of building a strong sense of community. My goal is for St Mary's to feel like one big family.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
I am most excited about getting to know all of the students, staff, parents and members of the Parish and to share collective goals to continue to see the school grow and flourish.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
"Never see a need without doing something about it" Mary MacKillop

GLENDA SCRASE - GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL, RASMUSSEN

What is your vision for your new school?
My vision for Good Shepherd Catholic School is for it to continue to be a happy, caring, safe and supportive school that provides lifelong learning experiences and equal opportunities for all in our community.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
I'm really looking forward to getting to know our students, families and staff.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
"In a world where you can be anything.....Be Yourself!"

CARLA JOHNSON - ST COLMAN'S SCHOOL, HOME HILL

What is your vision for your new school?
My vision for St Colman’s is that students are taught in a safe and supportive environment, where they can reach their full potential in all learning areas.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
I’m most excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of St Colman’s.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

BRENTON PLACE - ST FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL, HUGHENDEN

What is your vision for your new school?
My vision is to work inclusively with staff, students, families and the parish community to continue to make St Francis a place where all are welcomed and where each individual can realise their full potential. An exciting part of education is the challenge that every learner is different. I look forward to working with staff to find ways to teach concepts and foster the joy of learning in our students.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
I am most excited about getting to know our students, families and staff that make St Francis a wonderful school. I look forward to listening to students about their interests and hobbies and forming relationships based on mutual respect. I am also looking forward to being able to walk to school and sample the fresh eggs from our school chickens.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
“The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you will go.” ~ Dr Suess ~

JUSTEN ORFORD - ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, MUNDINGBURRA

What is your vision for your new school?
St Joseph's Catholic School, Mundingburra is a school focused on service. My vision would be to see the growth of this charism within the school and be profiled in the community. A school that focuses on nourishing the whole child and allowing opportunities for students to grow using the gifts and talents they hold.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
Starting a journey in a new school community and looking at what is possible. Aiming high and trying to give different opportunities and challenges to the students within St Joseph's Catholic School.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
"Find Happiness in making others happy." - St Mary MacKillop

MICHAEL CONN - ST TERESA'S COLLEGE, ABERGOWRIE

What is your vision for your new school?
To enhance the already positive reputation that the College has as a leading Residential College for Indigenous boys by providing a truly wholistic education providing diverse pathways to success. Also to offer relevant and meaningful educational activities that improves both life skills and the quality of life for the students.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
The challenge of helping some of our remote community’s most vulnerable boys reach their full potential as humans and become all that God created them to be.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
‘We confide in our own strength, without boasting of it; we respect the the strength of others without fearing it.’ - Thomas Jefferson.

MARK HOLMES - ST JOHN BOSCO CATHOLIC SCHOOL, COLLINSVILLE

What is your vision for your new school?
My Vision for St John Bosco is the continuation of quality individualised learning that is quickly gaining results. I see a school where all aspects of student growth is nurtured in a spiritually caring and supportive environment.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
Getting to know the staff and families of the school and wider community and doing this with the challenge of effectively leading the school utilising their local knowledge and expertise.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
“You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad. love what you got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change, things go wrong, but just remember life goes on.”

KATHERINE ALPERT - ST MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, PALM ISLAND

What is your vision for your new school?
Our students and our staff will dare to be brilliant: Have the courage to be deadly! Furthermore, let's make our school the heartbeat of the community.

What are you most excited about for this school year?
I am very keen to get to know each member of our school community; their strengths, their interests and how we can work together to help them achieve their best.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". - Edmund Burke