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 BettsExecutive Director - Brisbane Catholic Education