Assumption College Principal Kate Fogarty is proud to be a leader in Catholic education because, she says, it formed her well and each day she sees the wonderful opportunities, challenges and worldviews it can offer young people.
“Here at Assumption we continually strive to understand and better articulate what it is that distinguishes us from other forms of education,” she said. “In a modern, secular world, we straddle a mid-ground between preparing young people for the exciting world of possibilities and the call we all have to grow into the best, most generous, peaceful and loving people we can be.”
Assumption College is one of Australia’s best-known Catholic co-educational day and boarding schools. It has a long history of providing outstanding opportunities for the young people in its care, and is committed to catering for their diverse educational, physical, social and spiritual needs. “Our dedicated teachers and extraordinary support staff guide and support our students so that they can embrace and respond to the future with confidence and passion. Similarly, our outstanding facilities provide for engaging learning experiences, where personal endeavour can be celebrated and individual talent brought to life.”
“In a world where speed, multi-tasking and constant connection are important, we also make time for quiet, reflective and prayerful moments, so that our whole community can know and value God’s love,” Miss Fogarty said.
Kate is committed to life-long learning and is completing a Masters of Instructional Leadership at the University of Melbourne. She is “a huge enthusiast” of 1:1 technology in the classroom and finds inspiration from the teachers she sees in action every day. “At my own school and online through Twitter, which I use to build my own professional learning experiences, and share with and learn from all kinds of educators.”
Miss Fogarty is the first woman to lead Assumption College which was founded by the Marist Brothers in 1893.