The gentle winds of change are being felt at Cathedral College Wangaratta as Mr Nick Jones commences his tenure as the College Principal.
Having relocated his young family from Perth to North-East Victoria, Nick is enjoying the challenges of his new position and has been warmly welcomed by the Cathedral College Community and members of the Diocese of Wangaratta.
The College has developed a strong sense of community and inclusiveness in its young history, and this is one of the things that attracted Mr Jones to apply for the position.
"I felt at home as soon as I walked through the school gates, the school has a friendly, welcoming and inclusive feel to it," Nick said.
Cathedral College has undoubtedly experienced a rapid period of growth and development over the past five years.
2020 will bear witness to an enrolment of more than one thousand and twenty students, a milestone that the whole community is incredibly proud of. Mr Jones believes that this type of growth does not occur by accident.
"The College is blessed with a teaching faculty that is knowledgeable, professional, compassionate and committed. Our students learn in modern, contemporary buildings which is enhanced by rich technology and is set in an expansive and natural environment. We are fortunate to offer a unique educational setting within our region as the only independent Prep to Year 12 school."
It is customary for a new Principal to share their vision for the school community. "Cathedral College Wangaratta is a school that inspires a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. Our College is a safe and nurturing place where every individual is valued for their god-given talents. Our students are inspired to be resilient, compassionate and proactive people who go on to contribute to a just, fair and loving world." Nick explains "I am committed to working closely with students, staff and the whole school community to ensure that these principles continue to guide all that we do at our College. Cathedral is a young, dynamic and innovative school which is well-placed to build on the growth and successes that we have enjoyed over the past 18 years."
I felt at home as soon as I walked through the school gates, the school has a friendly, welcoming and inclusive feel to itCathedral College Wangaratta principal Nick Jones