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New role for Rostrevor principal

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Rostrevor College principal Brian Schumacher has been elevated to the role of regional director, Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA).

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From January Mr Schumacher will begin a 12-month secondment to support the work of EREA principals in SA, WA and NT as well as numerous EREA Flexible Learning Centres in the central-west region.

Deputy principal (dean of students) Frank Ranaldo has been appointed Rostrevor acting principal for 2021 and will be supported by deputy principal Nicole Laube.

Mr Schumacher said leaving the principal’s role had been an extremely difficult decision to make, but he was confident the college would continue to thrive under Mr Ranaldo with the support of Rostrevor’s “energetic and talented leadership team and superb teachers”.

“I have greatly enjoyed being principal of Rostrevor College – a place I have grown to love – and have watched go from strength to strength,” he said.

“I feel Rostrevor is in a really good place with enrolments approaching 900 and our boys enjoying great success in academia, music and co-curricular pursuits. With Mr Ranaldo at the helm, Rostrevor is guaranteed stability and a continuation of the great strides the college has made in recent years.”

Mr Schumacher said it would be good to share his skills and experience with the whole organisation.

“Edmund Rice Education Australia delivers exceptional learning to children from all walks of life – including some of our more disadvantaged and marginalised students – and I am keen to be part of that and to contribute to the broader work of EREA.”

Mr Schumacher will be regional director for 10 schools including Rostrevor, CBC and St Paul’s in SA.

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