Claire Wrigley

In the March edition we farewelled Lisa Pope, Assistant Principal - Students, who spent nine years as a member of our Emmanuel family. Lisa was replaced by Claire Wrigley.

Prior to joining Emmanuel, Claire was the Assistant Principal – Students at Mercy Regional College Camperdown. Prior to this she taught at Mount St. Joseph’s College and St Joseph’s College, Geelong, holding leadership roles including Year Level

Coordinator, Community Service Coordinator, Transition Coordinator, Head of Health and Physical Education and Director of Sport.

“Through my years of teaching in a variety of leadership roles, I have always placed priority on working to improve practice, programs and policy. My teaching and leadership approach is based on the ideal of education that nurtures the whole person. I provide leadership that is centred on compassion and respect.” said Claire.

Claire says her leadership experiences have been enhanced and supported by great colleagues, role models and her academic studies. She has a Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education from the Australian Catholic University, a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

At Mercy Regional College in Camperdown, Claire was responsible for founding the ‘Respect Cup’ and creating greater indigenous awareness through the FIRE Carrier leadership and community acknowledgment of indigenous Australia.

“It is with a sense of great excitement that I commenced my role as Assistant Principal

– Students, at Emmanuel College. I feel this year is particularly special as we celebrate 30 years as Emmanuel College with such a rich history having gone before. I look forward to continuing to serve the College and working with the community in promoting our Mercy values.”