Principal’s Biography

Mark grew up in Templestowe. He along with his three brothers attended St. Kevin’s Primary School in Templestowe and then Whitefriars College from 1977 to 1982.

After completing Year 12, Mark was accepted into the Diploma of Teaching (Primary) at Christ College Oakleigh (now Australian Catholic University). His work experience and awards are outlined below:

  • 1986 Commenced his teaching career as a foundation staff member of Nazareth College, Noble Park North
  • 1995 Appointed the first Head of Senior School at St. Peters College, Cranbourne where he led the implementation of VCE
  • 1999 Commenced as the Head of Faith, Mission and Religious Education at St. Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully
    • 2001 Appointed a Deputy Principal of the school. During his time here Mark taught a range of subjects including Music, Physical Education, History, Geography and Religious Education.
  • 2009 Appointed to the position of Principal at Marcellin College, a role he occupied for 11 years
    • 2018 Mark received the J.D. Laing award for Professional Development
  • 2020 Commenced as Principal of Whitefriars College.
    • He is currently the President of the Principal’s Association of Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools

Mark is a firm believer that we are all life-long learners. Over the past 34 years, Mark has completed Bachelors degrees in Arts and Theology as well a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Student Wellbeing), a Masters in School Leadership and an MBA (Exec).

In 1989, Mark married Caroline. Together they have raised five children, three of whom also attended Whitefriars College. Marks interests include playing the piano, surfing, a variety of other sporting pursuits and building.

If you wish to contact Mark, please email principal@whitefriars.vic.edu.au

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