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St Mary Magdalene’s School recently welcomed a new leadership team following the retirement of long-time Principal Mrs Trish Jones.

Mr Chris Platten, a former student of the school, was named the new Principal of St Mary Magdalene’s School. He is joined by the new Head of Campus, Mrs Ciara James, and supported by Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission, Mrs Melissa Musolino and Inclusive Education and Well-Being Coordinator, Mrs Leah Williams.

With one term under their belt, the new team have been busy getting to know the community and preparing Term 3 Reception students for their commencement.

St Mary Magdalene’s School is a Mercy school, which means its core values include the Mercy Values of Respect, Courage, Compassion, Justice, Service, and Hospitality.

Mr Platten said the new leadership team were putting a renewed focus on these values to help drive positive change within the school.

“We have very strong core values and beliefs, and these inform everything we do at St Mary Magdalene’s School and St Mary Magdalene’s School Community Hub,” Mr Platten said.

“I am delighted to be back in the place where I completed my primary education and supporting students and families through their own educational journeys.”