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Sacred Heart College, Kyneton Farewells Principal and Looks to the future


Mr Craig Holmes has recently resigned from his position as Principal of Sacred Heart College Kyneton, effective from the end of the 2018 school year. Craig has been appointed as the Principal of Thomas Carr College Tarneit within the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


“On behalf of Mercy Education, I offer Craig our warmest congratulations,” said Sylvia Williams RSM, Mercy Education Board Chair.


Craig’s leadership at Sacred Heart College has been marked by his commitment to Mercy which has driven his leadership and the strategic direction he has set for the school in his time as Principal.


At the end of 2018, Craig will have completed eight years as Principal of Sacred Heart College.


“In that time he has led the College diligently and with dedication,” continues Sylvia. “He has been student-centred in his leadership and has been able to implement contemporary arrangements for learning and teaching resulting in continuous improvement in student outcomes.”


“Craig has been fully committed to provide resources to assist staff in their teaching. He has done a great deal to enhance the existing attractive site to develop a campus fit for contemporary learning with areas for reflection, recreation and the pursuit of academic excellence.


“The Directors of the Board of Mercy Education are grateful to Craig for his contribution to Sacred Heart College and wish him well in this new chapter of his professional life at Thomas Carr College.


The conclusion of Craig’s tenure as Principal of course, will mean changes at Sacred Heart College as Mercy Education looks to employ the next leader of this wonderful school. This recruitment process is expected to attract a high quality Catholic educational leader to take charge of the College. As part of the discernment process there will be formal consultation with the Staff, the College Advisory Council and the school community in order to identify hopes and aspirations into the future.”


Subject to the approval of the appointment by the Institute Leader of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Eveline Crotty RSM and ratification by the Archbishop of Melbourne, Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli, Mercy Education expects to introduce the new Principal during Term 4 2018.


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Messages to: Sylvia Williams RSM, Mercy Education Board Chair.