New principal for St Thomas of Canterbury College ready to lead

Steve Hart, new principal at St Thomas. Picture Martin Hunter

St Thomas of Canterbury College’s new principal is looking forward to his big move down the hallway.

Deputy principal and head of sport, Steve Hart, will be principal starting at the beginning of next year.

Mr Hart has been deputy principal for 10 years and has been with the school for 13 years.

He will be taking over from the current principal Christine O’Neill – who announced her resignation earlier this year.

Mr Hart said he feels really grateful to be leading the school.

“It’s an amazing place here. We produce top quality young men and I feel privileged to lead them and the school,” Mr Hart said.

He is looking forward to working with the staff and helping develop them as leaders.

Mr Hart said his favourite part of his role as deputy principal was working with the students.

“I love coming to work each day. The students are honest and enthusiastic and they always put a smile on my face,” Mr Hart said.

Mr Hart said his role as head of sport was another chance to help young men develop. He said they received the best results when they focused on performance goals rather than the outcome.

“I read a quote once which said ‘sport is a great practise for life’ and this is so true,”
he said.

Mr Hart said St Thomas of Canterbury’s improvement in sport is down to the hard work staff members put in when coaching and taking on other voluntary roles.

He said the future is bright for the school.

The board of trustees are yet to decide on who will be replacing Mr Hart as deputy principal.