New appointments will help college prepare for success

Two recent appointments to the leadership team at Marist Catholic College North Sydney will help ensure all students are well cared for when the new K-12 college opens its doors in 2021.

Richard Grech has been appointed Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition for the new school, while Brigid Taylor has been named the Assistant Principal of Marist College North Shore, which will become the college’s secondary campus.

Preparations have already commenced for the arrival of the first co-educational Year 7 class, and both new roles will be pivotal in leading the new college and its network of primary schools forward. Formerly the Assistant Principal at Marist College North Shore, Mr Grech will use his existing relationships within the school community to help students and staff prepare for and manage the college’s transition.

Marist Catholic College Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition Rick Grech with Year 9 student Lucas Longley and his sister Isabella Longley, who will join Lucas at the college in 2021.

His role will include developing relationships with students at St Mary’s North Sydney, which will become the new school’s primary campus. He will also work with Sacred Heart Mosman, Blessed Sacrament Clifton Gardens and St Michael’s Lane Cove to ensure local Catholic students feel welcome if they choose to attend secondary school at Marist. “I am excited about working with staff, students and the community to bring the vision for the precinct and network to life,” he said.

Miss Taylor joins Marist College North Shore during a pivotal time in the school’s transition to co-education, and will advocate for the interests of both girls and boys. She joins the school following five years as the Assistant Principal at Brigidine College Randwick, and has previously worked in both boys’ and girls’ single-sex colleges. “I am acutely aware of the issues girls face and the concerns parents have for their daughters,” she said, “and I know the hopes and dreams we all have for our beautiful boys.” “I’m very much looking forward to bringing a girls’ perspective to the college. Your daughters will be well looked after and unapologetically, there will be high expectations placed upon them to succeed as there will be upon all students at the college.”
Marist Catholic College Assistant Principal Brigid Taylor comes to the College after five years as the Assistant Principal at Brigidine College Randwick.
Meet the Marist Catholic College North Sydney leadership team and learn about the
many opportunities on offer for boys and girls at the college’s open afternoon on
Wednesday 27 February 2019 from 4pm-5.30pm at 270 Miller Street, North Sydney.