Welcome from the Principal

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

It is with great pride and excitement that I have been appointed Acting Principal at Thomas Carr College for Semester 1.  I am both honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to serve and lead such a wonderful school community. I have been Principal at Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs for the past seven years. I would like to acknowledge the outstanding leadership that previous Principal, Mr. Craig Holmes, provided over his four-year tenure. I wish him all the best as he begins his new journey as Regional Leadership Consultant for the Northern Region of the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACS). We embrace the exciting challenges of the future, while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. MACS will be running an extensive recruitment process for the appointment of a new Principal, who once appointed will begin their tenure at Thomas Carr College beginning in Semester 2, 2023.

A very warm welcome back to all students and families. We particularly welcome those who are joining the Thomas Carr College community for the first time. We have a total of 268 Year 7 students beginning their journey with us this year, as well as 38 students joining us in Years 8 -12. We warmly welcome you all. The school community will ensure that our new students are warmly welcomed and supported in their transitional period. I also extend a warm welcome to those families that are also joining our community for the first time. I hope that your time within the Thomas Carr College community is both enriching and rewarding.

It is important that all students begin the year well in every context. It is important that the College uniform is worn well at all times; it means getting down to the core business of working hard in class and working with every teacher to produce the best set of results possible.  I also ask all students to challenge themselves to participate in the vast array of co-curricular activities available and to embrace and contribute to the numerous, leadership, faith and social justice opportunities available at the College. May all members of the college community truly live, breathe and enact our College motto of ‘They Will Shine’.

Mr. Jamie Madigan