After a rigorous interview and selection process our Executive Director, Tony Farley, is pleased to announce – along with Father Paul Smithers, Parish Priest of the Parish of Sydney City South – the appointment of Bernard Ryan as Principal of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Rosebery.

Mr Ryan will begin his new role at the start of Term 4 2021.

“Bernard is currently the Principal at St Columba’s Catholic Primary School Leichhardt North, where he has demonstrated the ability to transform the learning culture of the school community into a place where all students take responsibility for their learning, have opportunities to be creative and to reflect critically on their learning and their world,” Mr Farley said.

“This is an energising time for the future students, staff and community of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Rosebery and the Parish of Sydney City South and we congratulate Bernard on this significant appointment” – Tony Farley

St Joseph’s Rosebery is planned to commence construction in late 2021, with the first Kindergarten cohort slated to begin in 2023.

“Bernard will bring to life a parish-centred primary school that will embrace an innovative approach to learning,” Mr Farley said.

He went on to describe Mr Ryan as “a strong leader, who will bring a deep understanding of the achievement of student outcomes through data driven practice.”

Mr Ryan has welcomed his new role. “I am honoured to be leading the establishment of a vibrant and contemporary catholic primary school, where children will receive an exciting and excellent Catholic education,” he said.

“I am also looking forward to working with Father Paul and all in the Catholic community of City South to make St Joseph’s a place where all will come to know and love Christ through learning.”