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Leadership

GOVERNORSHIP

Catholic College Bendigo operates under the sole governance of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. We are a fully-sponsored Mercy college under the direction of Mercy Education Limited ACN 154 531 870.

The Governors appoint the Principal to whom they delegate the administration of the College. The Principal is responsible for the Catholic ethos of the College, the educational administration, the selection of staff and designation of duties within the College, the curriculum, the academic standards, school discipline within the pastoral criteria established by the Council and the care and maintenance of the College.

COLLEGE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mr Gregory Sheehan 
Mrs Fiona Russell
Mr Jeff Westbrook
Sr Geraldine Larkins
Mr Lee Bombardieri
Mr Tom Maher
Mrs Maree Martini
Mr Brian Turner (Principal)

COMMITTEES

The College Advisory Council has set up the following three committees:
  • Building & Planning
  • Finance 
  • Uniform

Catholic College Bendigo employs over 240 staff and has approximately 1740 students. The following people currently hold positions of leadership and responsibility: 

STAFF LEADERS 2017

College Leadership Team

Principal: Mr Brian Turner
Deputy Principal - Faith & Mission: Mrs Trish Schofield
Deputy Principal - Learning & Teaching: Mr Timothy Edwards
Deputy Principal - Director of Campus - Coolock & Major Projects: Mr Michael Chalkley
Director of Campus - La Valla: Mr Leonard Watson

Heads of House

Backhaus: Mr Anthony Chalkley (La Valla) and Ms Fiona Bell (Coolock)
Champagnat: Mr Colin Hogan (La Valla) and Ms Terrie Driscoll (Coolock) 
Jaara: Mr Damian Driscoll (La Valla) and Mr Damian Bier (Coolock)
MacKillop: Miss Cara-Lee Lewis (La Valla) and Mr Simon Van Dillen (Coolock)
McAuley: Mr Scott Vaughan (La Valla) and Mr Ashley Taylor (Coolock)
Vincent: Ms Jemma Sharman (La Valla) and Mrs Maria Slater (Coolock)

YEAR 12 STUDENT LEADERS 2017

College Captains:

Yohannes Basha and Meg Patterson

Faith Captains:

Genevieve Ellis and Amy Wardell

House Captains:

Backhaus: Emily Patterson
Champagnat: Samantha Portelli
Jaara: Ashleigh Zera
MacKillop: Brody McDowell
McAuley: Haydn Stephens
Vincent: Tia Needs

SRC Year 12 Leaders:

Maggie Coghlan, Harry Enever, Grace Kopp and Claire O'Donoghue

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC) 2017

Year 7 Leaders:

Audrey Ellis, Grace Reading, Lily Giles, Arkie Donnelly, Grace Devlin and Courtney Gooch

Year 8 Leaders:

Sam Lewis, Deanna Duane, Mikaela Toman, Grace Byrne, Thomas Turner, Connor Beens and Matthew Wilkinson

Year 9 Leaders:

Will Edwards, Holly Normoyle, Gemma Ritchie, Bronte McConnachie, Georgia Martini and Poppy Skipper

Year 10 Leaders:

Seth Feeney, Alana Gray, Eva Jan, Charlotte Turner, Harry Goldsmith and Stephanie Kemp

Year 11 Leaders: 

Laine Graham, Olivia Turner, Oliver Chappel, Peter Shanahan, Harrison Skinner and Thalia Thirunavukarasu

CHAPLAINS

College Chaplain: Fr Rob Galea