Marg Blythman

Where is your College located in relation to the Capital of your state/territory Mildura is a regional city in northwestern Victoria, Australia It is located in the Sunraysia region, and is on the banks of the Murray River. It is 550 kms from Melbourne. Our College is in the centre of town.
What is the nature of your College Yr. 7 -12 school
How many students 935
In what year did you commence as Principal of this College 2016
What was your role prior to taking up this appointment

Deputy Principal at St Francis Xavier College, Melbourne.

What are the one or two aspects of your College that you are especially proud of
  • As the new Principal of St Joseph's College, Mildura I am honoured to be part of the Catherine McAuley and Mercy tradition. 
  • I am delighted to be involved with a community which has provided wonderful educational opportunities for young people for over a century. St Joseph's is a place where strong connections are made between the home and school and where all staff members are committed to developing the whole child.
What are the main challenges to you and other Catholic schools in your local area
  • Creating the conditions in which every student flourishes. I want our College to be the best learning community it can be for everyone.
  • Implementing and sustaining the context where every student is challenged to do and be the best possible.
What do you believe are the one or two main issues confronting Catholic Secondary Colleges nationally
  • Ensuring Catholicity is reflected in everything we do in our Colleges - from the curriculum, the social justice activities, the prayer and liturgical life of the school and in the relationships within the College community.
  • Sustaining a faith filled centre where students put forth their best effort to learn, where parents are welcome partners in the education of their children and where staff come to work with a sense of anticipation and leave at the end of the day with a feeling of satisfaction




195 Brighton Road, Somerton Park
South Australia, Australia 5044