Our Principal

Dr Andrew Watson was appointed as the third Principal of Thomas Carr College in 2011, following on from Foundation Principal Mr Paul D'Astoli and Mr Bruce Runnalls.


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Dr Andrew Watson

Prior to his appointment at Thomas Carr College, Andrew was Principal of Mercy Regional College in Camperdown for six years. During this time he restructured the College focusing on teaching and learning along with completing significant capital redevelopment. Andrew's vision for Thomas Carr College seeks to improve learning and teaching, developing the use of technology across all areas of the College. He also recently announced a $22 million capital development plan for the next 10 years.

Before his appointment as Principal, Andrew held numerous positions of leadership at St Patrick’s College during his 9 years. In 2003 he was appointed the inaugural Head of Senior School.

Andrew commenced his teaching career in Cairns at Trinity Anglican School after completing a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Education. He has since gone on to complete a Master of Education and in 2007 obtained a Doctorate of Education from the Australian Catholic University. His thesis centered on leadership within Catholic Schools.

Andrew is a member of the Australian College of Education, is currently serving on the Executive of the Principal’s Association of Victoria of Catholic Secondary Schools and is Secretary/Treasurer of the Regional College Principals Association.

Born in Ballarat and educated initially by the Mercy Sisters at St Francis Xavier College (Villa Maria) and then by the Christian Brothers at St Patrick’s College.

Andrew is an active member of the St James the Apostle Parish in Hoppers Crossing North.