News

Principal of the Year hails from Crestmead

Principal Kerry Mulkerin from St Francis School with Saega Malisi.
Principal Kerry Mulkerin from St Francis School with Saega Malisi.

GROWING up in a household where both of his parents were teachers, it came as no surprise when Kerry Mulkerin decided to follow in their footsteps.

Having been in the industry for more than three decades, Mr Mulkerin said he still loved going to work every day and teaching young minds.

His dedication to the teaching industry was recognised recently when Mr Mulkerin, the current principal at St Francis' College in Crestmead, was named the Brisbane region's Principal of the Year at the Brisbane Catholic Education awards night.

Mr Mulkerin said it was a real honour to receive the top award on the night.

"I was completely overwhelmed, because I was there with a number of talented peers who were also deserving of this award," he said.

"This was the third time the award had been given out, so I was extremely humbled.

"I know a lot of the other teachers and principals who were there and what they do in their own schools, so to be selected was a real honour.

"I know my mother would have been particularly proud."

Having taught at a number of schools during his career, Mr Mulkerin was appointed the principal role at St Francis three years ago.

He said he had enjoyed every minute at the school.

"My experience here at St Francis College has been heart-warming," he said.

"It has a very unique and lovely community.

"When I do eventually have to leave it, I will be very heartbroken because it is just a welcoming and safe community.

"I have enjoyed interacting with all the parents, teachers and students.

"I want all of these children to the best they can be so when they leave school, they have all the skills and knowledge so they can take their own place in the world."

Topics:  education, principal


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Ambo hits road for house fires

LENDING A HAND: Christine and Louie Naumovski from the Logan House Fire Support Network.

OLD ambulance donated to charity.

HEALTH HUB PLAN

Griffith’s Professor Lesley Chenoweth, Mayor Luke Smith, Cr Stacey McIntosh and Logan Bayside Health Network Executive Director Brett Bricknell discuss the plans.

HAVE your say on draft plan.

Stingers stop stolen car linked to crime spree

Trio arrested on crime spree stretching Chinchilla to Brisbane

Latest deals and offers

Fuel stolen at Woodridge

ON Tuesday, July 5, an unknown male driving a white sedan went to a service station at Woodridge, filled the vehicle with fuel and allegedly left without paying

Ambo hits road for house fires

LENDING A HAND: Christine and Louie Naumovski from the Logan House Fire Support Network.

OLD ambulance donated to charity.

HEALTH HUB PLAN

Griffith’s Professor Lesley Chenoweth, Mayor Luke Smith, Cr Stacey McIntosh and Logan Bayside Health Network Executive Director Brett Bricknell discuss the plans.

HAVE your say on draft plan.

Council appoints Milner as new CEO

WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE: Mayor Luke Smith congratulates Andrew Milner on his appointment to CEO of Logan City Council.

Andrew Milner takes over as Logan CEO.

Police urge caution after fake notes used

Queensland Police Service badge on uniform, Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

Businesses on look out for counterfeit $50 notes

Youngsters Get Ready for Work with Multilink

JOB HELP: Bob Kennard from Multilink at Woodridge.

Help available for at-risk youth.

Pokemon Go: Gotta catch’em all at Splendour

BUSY: The gamers are planning to meet at the Amphitheatre stage at 3:15pm on Friday, July 22.

Pokemon Go hunt organised during the festival

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles