Hello and welcome to Mt Maria College Petrie. My name is Kerry Maher and I'm taking on the role of Acting Principal from January 2023. I have been a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Mt Maria College Petrie for the past 8 years and in the role of Deputy Principal since 2019. Prior to joining the college, I spent three years as an Education Officer – School to Post-School Transitions, with Brisbane Catholic Education. Here I worked in partnership with Griffith University to build the knowledge and understanding of leaderships teams in our Catholic secondary schools (North Region) in 'best transition practices' informed by inclusive education. I am deeply invested in ensuring that every student is given the opportunity to achieve their potential and in promoting student wellbeing.Maintaining high expectations for our learners and teacher practice and embedding our Marist values in all that we do are my key priorities. In this way we can continue to nurture and inspire our students to go out and make a difference in the world in the knowledge they have the skills and dispositions to do so. I strongly believe that parent engagement is essential to successful student learning and wellbeing outcomes and that this can be achieved when parents and teachers share open and respectful communication to achieve the shared goal of maximising learning and wellbeing outcomes. I want you to know that I lead a team of committed educators who are dedicated to the mission of learning and teaching forever mindful of, and responsive to, the needs of their learners.You are invited to come and meet me, see our beautiful campus, and meet our teachers and students. Please get in touch anytime, I'd love to show you around and look forward to meeting you personally.
Kerry MaherActing Principal