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The foundation principal of Glowrey Catholic primary school is Tim Kelly who comes to our school with a wealth of experience gathered from leading two large and successful Catholic primary schools. Most recently Tim was the principal of St Carlo Borromeo in Greenvale where he developed an active and supportive parent community who were encouraged to participate in the life of the school.

Tim will be encouraging families to similarly participate at Glowrey because he is passionate about making sure that a school is a place where students and staff want to be at and where parents feel very much part of the community.

One of his first and most important jobs will be to recruit teachers who share his vision to make Glowrey Catholic school an outstanding learning community: “I am very driven to really build a community where parents, students and staff all feel a sense of belonging and ownership with a deep connection to being part of St Peter’s Parish.”

“I am looking for staff that will work as part of a team and work towards a shared vision where we can be aspirational for every student. I want staff that are willing to go ‘above and beyond’ to ensure every student is supported in a safe, engaging and nurturing school environment.”

Tim is particularly looking forward to the unique opportunity to build a new school from the ground up. “Glowrey will offer a wonderful contemporary learning environment where our new school vision will develop and grow as the school does.”

Glowrey opened in 2019

He is also excited to develop the school learning philosophy because he is passionate about ensuring that students reach their full potential, take risks in their learning and dream big.

“Glowrey will be a school where students come first. It will be a place of high quality education where each child‘s learning and social/emotional needs will be catered for. It will be driven by a strong Catholic ethos where Gospel values will be lived and visible in all that we do.”

Personally, Tim’s wife understands and supports his work because she too is a Catholic school principal. Together they have a son, who is studying Law at university, and a dog “who is very spoilt.” He loves to travel and spend time in his garden.

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