New Trinity principal Brother Peter Carroll, who will take over from Brother Peter Pemble from first term next year.
New Trinity principal Brother Peter Carroll, who will take over from Brother Peter Pemble from first term next year.

Trinity Catholic College gets new principal

By Luke Prendergast

TRINITY Catholic College, Lismore, will have a new principal next year.

Brother Peter Carroll, currently headmaster of Marist College North Shore in Sydney, will replace Brother Peter Pemble from term one.

Brother Peter Pemble, who has been principal of Trinity since 2001, will take up the position of headmaster at St Gregory's College Campbelltown. Trinity Catholic College acting chair, Dr Berenice Kerr, said. Brother Peter Pemble's commitment to the students and the college community over the past seven years was deeply appreciated.

Dr Kerr said the appointment of Brother Peter Carroll affirmed the continuing commitment of the Marist Brothers to the college.

He has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education and a Master of Education from the Australian Catholic University, and a Master of Religious Education from Loyola University, Chicago.

Brother Peter Carroll has held his current position for the past five years.

He outlined his educational philosophy in a meeting with the college council.

"Both Nano Nagle and Marcellin Champagnat were motivated by a deep love of young people and a genuine concern for their well-being," he said.

"By the very nature of what they proclaim Catholic schools must provide quality care for students care characterised by understanding, compassion and recognition of the gifts that each one possesses."

"A school must have a strong culture of learning. All activities planned or endorsed by the school must have as their ultimate purpose, learning.

"Whether in cultural; pursuits or sporting competitions, or lessons in classrooms or laboratory, learning is at their heart."

Brother Peter was also previously the principal of St Peter Claver College Riverview, from 1997 to 2000.



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