Dr Chris Hayes appointed Head of St Joseph’s College for 2018

Posted on January 27, 2017


Marist Schools Australia has appointed Dr Christopher Hayes as next Headmaster of St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill, to begin at the start of the 2018 academic year. Chris is a renowned, highly successful, and experienced Catholic educational leader in Australia. Currently Principal of Xavier College in Melbourne, Chris has also been Headmaster at St Edmund’s College, Canberra. At St Ignatius’ College Riverview, Chris held the positions of Director of Senior Schooling, and Director of Boarding. Chris’ distinguished leadership has consistently been characterised by prayer, generosity, and a determined commitment to creative learning and improved academic outcomes for all students.

Chris’ passion for providing a rich and nurturing Catholic education is evident in his Doctoral studies with the Australian Catholic University, which explored how Christian values can be authentically incorporated in pedagogy and the daily interactions between teachers and students in the classroom. Chris also has a Masters of Education in Religious Education from the Australian Catholic University, and a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from the University of Sydney.

In Dr Chris Hayes, St Joseph’s will have a Headmaster who will continue to build on the excellent leadership of Mr Ross Tarlinton, and the Headmasters before him, in contemporary and exciting ways. As Mr Ross Tarlinton concludes his appointment as Headmaster of St Joseph’s College at the end of the 2017 academic year, this will mark the end of not only the longest tenure of a Head of St Joseph’s but also one that has been, and continues to be, one of its most outstanding.

Dr Frank Malloy
National Director
Marist Schools Australia