Former St Patrick’s College Wellington rector, Gerard Tully is the new rector at St Patrick’s College Silverstream.
The decision was described as “straightforward” by Board of Trustees Chairperson, Denis Boyle.
The board viewed Gerard Tully as an extraordinarily well-credentialed person who will bring a wealth of experience to the College.
“Most importantly he embodies the Marist charism that gives our college its identity and set it apart from other schools,” said Boyle.
“Throughout the interview process he was very clear that Silverstream must be a “Gospel-based school.” Gospel teaching are his guiding principles and will underpin the ongoing development of the college under his leadership.”
For the last five years Mr Tully has been involved in the Marist Education Project. This project, established by the Society of Mary, promotes the Marist educational ethos to al its staff, students, parents and even the board.
The project also includes the well sought after Marist Youth Leader programme, which Mr Tully has been involved in leading.
Prior to being named rector of St Patrick’s College Silverstream, Mr Tully taught Mathematics at St Patrick’s College Wellington, Wellington College and Naenae College.
He was deputy principal at Porirua College, Principal of the Challenge 2000 College, a school for troubled youth.
When rector at St Patrick’s College Wellington the college enjoyed considerable success in lifting its academic, sporting and cultural performances.
Gerard Tully is married with three children, is a keen sportsman and enjoys the Theatre. An old boy of Silverstream, the College hopes he will be able to join them towards the end of the third term.
The announcement was may jointly by Denis Boyle, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Brian McGuinness, Chairperson of the Board of Proprietors.