College Executive

Brad Cooney

Principal

An outstanding educator with over 20 years’ experience Brad is passionate about excellence in girls’ education. He has a strong interest in professional learning, curriculum and teacher development and wellbeing programs. Brad is focused on creating and delivering an environment where individuals can flourish and receive an education that will set them up for life.

Brad has gained extensive teaching and leadership experience in the Catholic and independent school sector in NSW and the ACT. He has been a Head of House, Head of Creative Arts and Deputy and Assistant Principal of two girls’ schools in Canberra.

Dearne Marrapodi

Assistant Principal Curriculum and Assessment

Dearne brings over 15 years’ experience as an educator and leader in education in the Catholic and independent sector in the ACT and VIC. An advocate for an all girls education, Dearne is committed to fostering a culture of strong academic achievement, empowering girls to challenge the gender stereotypes that attempt to define them. A high level of engagement with contemporary research into teaching and learning practice, including the use of assessment and data to inform and drive school improvement and effectiveness, Dearne is committed to leading innovation and strength-based approaches to create positive change in schools and the social factors that influence education.

Monica Bailey

Assistant Principal Pastoral Care

With over 20 years’ experience in ACT and NSW Catholic schools, Monica is passionate about the role of girl’s education in shaping a learning community that supports individuals to negotiate academic challenges whilst further developing an understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Pastoral Care is fundamental in this process, ensuring a holistic approach to education; supporting all facets of the girls’ development that builds resilience and resolve, to face the challenges with wisdom and assuredness. Monica strives to ensure students are open to opportunities that develop forward thinking, compassionate change makers who recognise the importance of the female perspective in the wider community.

Bridget Bandle

Assistant Principal Staffing and Administration

Bridget is dedicated to ensuring that College staff develop their professional practices so that they can provide the young women in their care with the outstanding education they all deserve. Bridget promotes targeted professional learning plans that support innovation and excellence in teaching practices. She considers living out gospel values to be the core expression of a culture of care.

As a leading educator Bridget has a wealth of experience in Catholic schools in the Canberra region, specialising in teaching that is purposely designed to engage learners.

Julie Fitzgerald

Business Manager

Julie is passionate about supporting teaching and learning in the College.  She and her team strive for the best possible outcomes in managing and expanding the financial, administrative and physical resources of the College, including good governance and quality facilities, grounds, equipment and IT for our students. Julie leads a dedicated team of support staff across a myriad of services, committed to continually developing and implementing innovative projects and services for the College.