In an address to staff, local Catholic priest Father Constantine recently announced that Lumen Christi Catholic College principal, Paul Carroll, was leaving at the end of 2012.
Mr Carroll has agreed to take on a new position as principal of St. Clare’s in Canberra in 2013.
In a statement about his new role Mr Carroll said, “The offer to become principal of St Clare’s College came as a big surprise. I am humbled to be given the opportunity to lead another school and I will leave Lumen Christi with a combination of sadness and wonderful memories.”
Lumen Christi will be well served in 2012 by acting principal, Colin Butters, who has an intimate knowledge of all college, Board of Studies and Catholic Education Office processes and will bring stability during this period of change.
As foundation principal of the college, Mr Carroll’s contribution to the local community has been invaluable.
His vision and dedication to providing quality Catholic education will not go unacknowledged.
When queried on his achievements he stated: “I believe the college has developed a sound reputation in the local area and we have been blessed with a committed and professional staff, supportive parents and students who want to do their best.”
Under Mr Carroll’s leadership and after humble beginnings with an intake of less than 100 students, Lumen Christi has bourgeoned into a college of substantial proportions.
Mr Carroll said, “The opportunity to oversee the six building projects has been a wonderful experience and there will be one more in 2014 to complete the college facilities.
“The college has brought a significant injection to the local community in capital works and recurrent funding.”
Mr Carroll can be particularly proud of his role in the commencement of Lumen Christi as a K-12 College, the only one of its kind in the archdiocese.
“One of the joys this year was to see the introduction of the primary aged students to the college. Watching the little ones learn how to write and read for the very first time is priceless.”
In conclusion Mr Carroll said, “The role of foundation principal is an honour and a privilege and I have enjoyed the position immensely since beginning in late 2000. I would like to thank the community for their support during my time here and I am appreciative for the contribution that many have made to Lumen Christi for the benefit of the students.”