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St Michael’s will continue to flourish in 2023

We will be welcoming Mr Tony Daley as the new St Michael’s College Principal in 2023, and look forward to introducing him to the College community.

Mr Damian Patton will conclude his time as Acting Principal at the end of 2022, returning to his role as Head of Primary. “As an old scholar of the College I have thoroughly enjoyed my time leading the College and thank the staff, students and their families for their support. One of the most rewarding aspects of the role was further connecting the staff and students at the Primary and Secondary Campuses. Many of the programs are now well established and I look forward to them continuing into the future.”

Tony will be welcomed into the community in 2023 supported by a smooth transition process from Acting Principal, Mr Damian Patton. Tony’s alignment with the College’s Lasallian values is felicitous and he has shared the sentiment that, “developing authentic relationships with the College community is important for successful leadership, that education needs to be accessible, engaging, creative and challenging, as well as meeting the needs of each student, and that the primary role of education is to equip the young people in our care with the skills, values and virtues to succeed in the world.”

Tony comes to us with a wealth of educational leadership experience, he was the Principal at St Patrick’s College, Launceston for six years, and has held a range of senior leadership roles in schools in Queensland, including St Hilda’s School, and John Paul College.

Tony holds a Master of Education from Australian Catholic University, a Bachelor of Science from Griffith University, a Graduate Certificate in Theology from Charles Sturt University, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from QUT, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Notre Dame University.

We look forward to getting to know our new Principal through the eyes of our students as they pose a range of very interesting questions!  Look out for our upcoming student video features as we head into Term 1.