‘Dedicated’ school leader
BY JOHN MCLAURIN
PRINCIPAL Daniel Lawler leaves St Edmund’s College in a better place after his three years at the helm according to chair of the board Michael Cooney.
“Daniel has been a dedicated school improver and an authentic Catholic leader,” he said.
Past pupil, Mr Cooney says Mr Lawler has laid important foundations during his term in office.
“I’m very grateful for his hard work for our school. Daniel is an Eddies old boy now.”
Among the satisfying outcomes during his time, the departing headmaster outlined key initiatives including enhanced access to and use of Information Communication Technology.
He also spoke of a new timetable, extensive staff professional development, new assessment and reporting processes, and redeveloped tutoring and studies skills programs for students.
Although he has not made any concrete decisions with regard to his future, he says he is every chance to staying involved with education.
He says in collaboration with others that an immense amount of work has been done to enhance educational practices and he believes the results of this work will become increasingly apparent.
“The highlight for me is seeing the boys grow, develop and succeed – from Year 4 to Year 12,” he said.
“That is what gives energy and life to the school and to me.”
Mr Lawler says he wishes the school every success.
Following the school year he and his family will relocate to Adelaide.