ST Mark’s Anglican Community School welcomed its new principal at a formal commissioning service this month.
Before joining the Hillarys school, Steven Davies served as Dean of Student Wellbeing at All Saints’ College in Bull Creek.
St Mark’s chairman Simon Green said the school community had warmly welcomed Mr Davies as he stepped into his new role as the school’s fourth principal.
“I have no doubt Steven will continue to build upon the strong Christian foundations and strategic educational goals that continue to underpin the school’s enviable reputation as a school of choice in the wider community,” Mr Green said.
In his address at the commissioning service, which was led by the Assistant Bishop of Perth, the Right Reverend Jeremy James, Mr Davies said he felt privileged to have been entrusted with the responsibility to lead St Mark’s.
“From the moment I set foot on campus, I had a sense this was a grounded community and I feel this is the place for me,” he said.
“It is an exciting time in education; a time in which the young people in our care and those still to come look forward to a future very different to the one I looked towards when I completed my secondary education in 1979.
“Students may well be creating their own jobs, ones that don’t currently exist, ones that will be of great value to others and ones that will fulfil their dreams.”
“As educators, our focus into the future will be to nurture successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.
“Personal skills and strengths will have great value in the future as the nature of work changes.”