Mr Tony Paatsch
Principal & Board Executive Officer

My teaching career has been spent in large Catholic boys’ schools including De La Salle College, Malvern and Mazenod College, Mulgrave. In 2000 I was appointed Deputy Principal at St Joseph’s College Geelong, a position I held for nine years until my appointment as Principal at St Bernard’s College Essendon in 2009. During this period I remained connected to the St Joseph’s with my wife Louise serving as a Board member for four years and our son William graduating in 2016. Our daughters; Gabrielle and Georgette graduated from Sacred Heart College during this time.
My teaching background is in Religious Education, Physical Education and Science and I spent many years coaching adult and schoolboy football teams. I have Masters degrees in Education and Theology and will complete an Executive Masters of Business Administration in 2017.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with this Board that I know provides such professional, supportive and committed leadership to the learning community of St Joseph’s College.


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