Dear College Community  

Although everyone seems to have enjoyed the Easter holiday break, it is great to be back for Term Two. Many years ago, we held a three-week break for our students over Easter, but until this year, it has been an arrangement in our distant memory 

As we begin the term, our staff have returned to the College refreshed and rejuvenated; our students seem to be extremely settled also. 

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce some new staff to our College who have joined us in recent times.  

Teacher Assistant  Performing and Media Arts:  Mr Nathan Humphreys 

Nathan returns to the College having been a Year 12 graduate in 2017. Nathan has been providing technical services to events, shows, concerts and functions since 2016. 

His role is to support teachers with technical assistance in the areas of Drama, Media and Music under the coordination of Mr Tom Lamb. 

Teacher Assistant  VET Automotive and Construction:  Mr Michael Scott 

Michael is widely known as a multitalented tradesman, gardener, and utility officer at MRC. In addition to his Monday gardening duties, Michael will be supporting Mr Jamie Luck and Mr Shaun Summers in VET Automotive and Construction on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Student Support Coordinator:  Mr Damien Gale 

Damien joins the College following 14 years at Parklands High School. He has a Master of Education and is an experienced Advanced Skills Teacher and Year Level Coordinator.  

He has also held the role of Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator, taught a number of subjects, and been involved with Traineeships and Apprenticeship Pathway program (TAPP).  

Damien will work with MrSophia Jackson to coordinate the Student Support Centre.  

Teacher Religious Education/Curriculum Support:  Mr Richard Lawson  

Richard has relocated to the Coast from NSW having taught for many years in Sydney. Having decided to take a break from teaching, Richard completed a law degree before returning to education and establishing his own tutoring business.  

He joins the College from Yolla District High School where he has taught English and mentored teachers in the role of Quality Teaching Coach – Literacy. Richard has wide experience programming and teaching students with specific educational needs. 

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings were held at the College yesterday. It was great to see so many families taking the opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s progress and development. 

If you were not able to attend, meetings can be requested at other times during the year by contacting the Main Office to schedule a mutually convenient time to meet with your child’s teacher.  

From what I could see during my presence throughout the sessions, 99%  of interactions between teaching staff and parent/guardians were highly constructive and affirming. If you are in the 1% who has ongoing concerns or worriesplease do not hesitate to contact the College to make an appointment with a relevant staff memberAs a partner in the important role of your child’s education, we maintain a strong motivation to bring to your child what it is they need, whether this be socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically or academically.  

In partnership 


Mr Gregg Sharman