St Joseph’s College principal Kate Fogarty will be Assumption College’s first female principal when she takes over the role next year.IVY WISE July 25, 2014 3:36am
Echuca’s Kate Fogarty will become Assumption College’s first female principal in its 121-year history.
Announced late yesterday, the St Joseph’s College principal will start in her new role at the Kilmore school at the start of next year.
Head of St Joseph’s for the past six years, Ms Fogarty said she looked forward to the new challenge.
‘‘It’s an exciting opportunity to be involved in a school that’s quite different to this one,’’ she said.
‘‘Assumption is a great school with a tremendous reputation and it’s great to be part of their story and offer the best opportunities for all of their students.’’
Assumption College is a Catholic, year 7-12 co-educational, day and boarding school, founded by the Marist Brothers in 1893.
Ms Fogarty said she felt privileged to be the first female principal and hoped to build the college into the best school it could be.
‘‘I want to build on the tremendous heritage of the school and the possibilities for rural students .
Ms Fogarty said it would be hard to say goodbye to the St Joseph’s College community at the end of the year.
‘‘I have absolutely adored my time here and I will leave with a heavy heart,’’ she said.
‘‘This school community has been welcoming and open to engaging with the issues of education in the 21st century in a way that’s set it apart and allowed it to develop into a wonderful, healthy community for young people.
‘‘I am so thankful to the community, students and staff.
‘‘They have been a tremendous group to work with and I will be lucky to find a community at Assumption who are as engaged in learning and a love of life as those at St Joseph’s.’’
In making the appointment, Marist Schools Australia national director Brother Michael Green said Ms Fogarty was an exceptional Catholic educational leader with a distinguished academic record.
‘‘She will bring to the college both vision and enthusiasm for what a contemporary school can be, a fine mind and proven ability as a strategic thinker, and a leadership style characterised by warmth, compassion and justice and infused with the gospel,’’ he said.
Toolamba pole dancer Michaela Webster wins two awards at Australia Pole Championships in Canberra.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
As part of its continuing international development, Bega Cheese Limited signed a supply and distribution agreement on Friday, September 19, with one of China’s leading retail groups, Chongqing General Trading Group, to supply them with Bega branded UHT milk produced in Australia for distribution in China.
Echuca police officers were joined by community members at a National Police Remembrance Day serivce on Monday.
Darren Pain from Sportspower is encouraging people to support small businesses on Saturday.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Rail line manager sends out warning after trespassers get too close to tracks to take photos.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote cheerleader Taylah Kurrle is part of the Cheer Factor All Stars team for the Duel in the Desert championship in Palm Springs, California.
International cricket superstar Adam Gilchrist becomes number-one ticket holder and junior program ambassador for local club.
Deni Ute Muster thank myriad of volunteers.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Tears flowed freely from players and supporters on Sunday when Benalla lost the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final by three points.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.