St Joseph’s College to farewell longest-serving Headmaster

Posted on October 14, 2016

The Headmaster one of Australia’s leading independent boys schools, St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill, has announced he will be concluding his term of appointment at the end of the 2017 academic year.

Mr Ross Tarlinton has served as head of St Joseph’s College since 2006. He was the first lay Headmaster appointed to St Joseph’s and is the longest serving Headmaster in the college’s 135-year history.

National Director of Marist Schools Australia, Br Michael Green, described Mr Tarlinton as a gifted educationalist and administrator and an outstanding leader of St Joseph’s College. “The 12 years that Mr Tarlinton will have been at the helm of the college have seen St Joseph’s continue to grow and to flourish…Joeys is an extraordinary place for young men to receive a Marist education. This has only been enhanced by Mr Tarlinton’s leadership of the college….We look forward to his future contribution to the Catholic education sector, to the Marists, and to the Church more broadly.”

In a letter sent to the college community this week Mr Tarlinton said the decision to conclude his term as Headmaster was one of mixed emotions. “I feel so blessed to have been Headmaster of the college. The honour and privilege, let alone the trust and confidence, placed in me by the Marist Brothers to lead this college has been a period in my life that has been full of graced moments.”

The search for the next Headmaster of St Joseph’s College will be managed by Marist Schools Australia and will begin immediately. It will be a thorough process, involving consultation with staff and the broader college family.

Headmaster Ross Tarlinton.