Aquinas College

Perth, Western Australia

 Commencing Term 4 2022 or later by negotiation



Aquinas College, Perth is a K-12 day and boarding Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition servicing in excess of 1,300 local, country and international boys. Aquinas is one of the oldest schools in Western Australia, with a history dating back to 1894. It is known for its beautiful grounds, located on the banks of the Canning River in Salter Point, Perth, excellent academic and sporting environment and for producing young men of character who strive to do the best they can for others as well as themselves.

For further information about the College, please visit



The Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is seeking to appoint the College’s next Principal, following the announcement that Mr David McFadden will retire from the College at the end of the 2022 school year after six years of exemplary leadership. Expressions of interest are invited from experienced and contemporary educators who will lead with vision and build on the College’s tradition of excellence. The next Principal will lead an outstanding team of professional staff dedicated to providing students with the best opportunities in a safe and inclusive environment.

The successful applicant will be an experienced educational leader with a passion for learning and the relevant leadership experience to satisfy the selection criteria for this key senior position.

An Information Package, outlining the selection criteria and key responsibilities for the position, can be obtained by contacting Madison McQuiggan on (03) 9426 3205 or

Please contact Bryan Rodgers, National Manager Human Resources, for a confidential discussion about the position, on (03) 9426 3205 or



Expressions of interest should be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and can be emailed to Please include a:

1.Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2.Covering Letter, outlining reasons for your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages).


All expressions of interest will be acknowledged by reply email. Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 7 days.

Suitably qualified candidates will be notified and invited to submit a full application, including a detailed written response to criteria.




Employment is subject to compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates and a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance.

All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures.  These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures. 

Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.