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.
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