As the students of St Patrick's in Stawell returned to school in term four of 2020 they were greeted with a new face.
Chris McAloon has been appointed the new Principal of the school and commenced in his role on Monday, October 5.
Mr McAloon joins the school from St Mary's Primary School in Ararat where he was the Co-Deputy Principal.
During his six years at St Mary's he also held the positions of Learning Diversity Leader and Junior Area leader.
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Prior to his time at St Mary's, Mr McAloon taught in the Northern Territory and managed education programs for the Department of Justice.
Mr McAloon said he was excited for the challenge of leading the school.
''I am really looking forward to getting to know the students, staff and families of the St Pat's''," he said.
He said he was been warmly welcomed by the school community.
''Everyone I have meet so far has been very friendly and positive'," he said.
He thanked the work of the school's previous principals Michelle Hogan, Liz McIntrye and Kate Harney for their efforts to ensure the school was in a fantastic position.
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