It is with sadness that we acknowledge the following members of staff who have resigned from their roles at MSM in the last six months.
Dr Madonna Ahern, Deputy Principal - Students, commenced at MSM in 2008 and retired from this role at the conclusion of the 2021 academic year. The Deputy Principal – Students role can often be a challenging position in a school and Dr Ahern conducted her duties with the highest level of professionalism. Dr Ahern’s legacy is the Positive Education program which she first introduced to the College in 2011 and ensured that it remains responsive to our student’s wellbeing needs.
Ms Juliette Bentley, Teacher, has been a teacher at MSM for 21 years. As a teacher of Religious Education and English, Ms Bentley has cared for her students with warmth and enthusiasm. Her legacy is the Writers Club which she established and has brought together hundreds of our students on Friday afternoons to share their love of writing. We offer Ms Bentley our best wishes as she begins a new exciting chapter of her life in July 2022.
Mr Stephen Campion, Deputy Principal – Mission, accepted a position as Assistant to the Principal – Religious Education at Clairvaux MacKillop College to commence in January 2022. During his 17 years at MSM he has served the community as as Head of Religious Education and Deputy Principal – Mission. He has also been a member of the MSM Alumni Committee attending monthly meetings and assisting with tours of the College at reunions. Mr Campion’s legacy is our flourishing CAN groups, our service learning and our Indigenous Immersions. Mr Campion’s commitment to the strengthening of our prayer life at MSM will be felt for many years to come.
Mrs Jenny Kemp, Community Engagement Officer, was first employed by the College in 2005 as Foundation Officer. Her role evolved over the years to become the Community Engagement Officer where Mrs Kemp has supported the Alumni and P & F in the organisation of events such as the Foundation Mother-Daughter High Tea, Year 12 Mother-Daughter Garden Party, Alumni Coffee and Conversations Breakfast, Year 7 Father-Daughter Breakfast and Trivia Evenings. She has assisted with conducting tours of the College at Alumni Reunions. We offer Mrs Kemp our best wishes as she commences a new role in an educational institution in June 2022.
Ms Kath Page, Sports Assistant, graduated as a student from MSM in 2007 and has worked in the sports department for the last eight years. She has been integral to the success of our sporting program due to her hard work and dedication to the students of MSM. Ms Page (KP) is a self-proclaimed “MSM’s greatest supporter”. We wish her all the best as she embarks on a career change in July 2022.
Mrs Jan Woods, College Receptionist, is our longest serving staff member having been employed at the College for almost 31 years. In this role she has cared for our students when they have been sick or injured, found their lost property and delivered messages. Her face is well known to so many of our families; she knows our students and their families and their stories and in some cases generations of families. Mrs Woods concludes her time at MSM at the end of June 2022 as she enters a new phase of her life, retirement, where she intends to spend time with her husband and her family, being in her house and garden and plan trips.
We sincerely thank these staff for their commitment and dedication to the Mt St Michael’s College Community and the charism and educational vision of Mary Aikenhead and the Sisters of Charity.