2021 Principal Appointment

​​Dear Parents,

I am pleased to advise you of the appointment of Miss Rebecca O’Connor as Principal of St Joseph’s School Gayndah from the commencement of 2021.

Rebecca is currently the Rural PLL Coordinator and prior to this was the APRE/PLL at St Joseph’s School Gayndah for two years. Rebecca has had significant leadership experience in Primary and Secondary Learning Leader roles at St Peter’s School Caboolture, St Joseph’s School Gayndah, Saint Mary’s Catholic College Kingaroy and Acting Principal at St Joseph’s School Gayndah.

Rebecca’s qualifications include a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, Bachelor of Primary Education and Masters in Educational Leadership. This appointment follows public advertising and a selection process involving Very Reverend Dr Adrian Farrelly Episcopal Vicar, Parish Priest St Patrick's Catholic Parish Gympie, Dean North Country Deanery, with representatives from the school community and Brisbane Catholic Education.

I take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution of the current Principal of St Joseph’s School, Mrs. Terese Shephard, who will take up the principalship at Holy Family Primary School, Indooroopilly in 2021.

I am sure you will join me in congratulating Rebecca on this appointment.


Pam Betts
Executive Director - Brisbane Catholic Education​