Appointment of new Principal
On behalf of the St Mark’s Council and the Anglican Schools Commission Inc, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Steven Davies to the position of Principal of St Mark’s, effective Monday 6 August, 2018.
Mr Davies is currently the Dean of Student Wellbeing at All Saints’ College, Bull Creek.
Steven completed an Applied Science Degree in Chemistry in 1982. He then combined working as a Chemist (Industrial/Analytical) with overseas travel before completing a Graduate Diploma in Education. His Science teaching career began with the Education Department at Forrestfield SHS, followed by a teacher exchange to Orkney, Scotland, before returning to Armadale SHS. His independent school career commenced at All Saints’ College in 1995 where, as a Science/Chemistry teacher, and as a Head of House, he developed a strong interest in pastoral care of students.
In 2008 Steven was appointed Head of Senior School (Years 10-12) at Tranby College and after six years he returned to All Saints’ College to take up an executive position as Dean of Student Wellbeing. In July 2016 he was appointed for twelve months as Acting Vice Principal, which included a period as Acting Principal, providing valuable leadership experience in high-level operational and strategic matters. During this time, Steven also led the College’s successful re-registration for the maximum period of 5 years.
Steven is passionate about facilitating success for young people and providing opportunities for them to pursue their interests and to cultivate their talents, while preparing and equipping them for their futures in a changing world. Steven’s leadership style aims to demonstrate humility and empathy, whilst modelling positive and respectful relationships with staff, students and the wider community.
Steven is communicant member of the Anglican Church and currently attends All Saints’ Chapel. He is a former A grade cricketer, and a volunteer for the Disabled Surfers Association WA, Nulsen Disability Services and the Salvation Army. He is a positive, optimistic person with energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.
Steven is very much looking forward to taking up his new position, and I am confident that our School community will welcome him warmly as he steps into his new role as the fourth Principal of St Mark’s. I have no doubt that Steven will continue to build upon the strong Christian foundations and strategic educational goals that continue to underpin our School’s enviable reputation as a school of choice in the wider community.
I am sure you will join me in welcoming Steven to his new role next term.
Chair of School Council