College Executive

Mr Garth Wynne, Executive Principal

Garth Wynne says his philosophy of education is encapsulated in two words: inclusivity and excellence. It is his responsibility to lead the whole school, to draw all the elements – school, students, home and community – together to work towards the overarching principle of each boy at his best.

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Mr Rob Donaldson, Deputy Principal

Rob Donaldson’s main responsibilities are the day-to-day running of College and the pastoral care of students, as delivered primarily through the House system.

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Mr Robert Aburn, Assistant Principal - Planning and Administration (Director of Music)

Robert Aburn says there is an overall symmetry between his College roles. Both rely on good communication skills, careful planning and close attention to detail.

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Mr Joe Eccleton, Assistant Principal - Curriculum

Recently appointed Director of Studies Joe Eccleton brings a wealth of classroom and leadership experience to Christ’s College.

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Mr Neil Porter, Assistant Principal - Community Engagement and Special Projects

As Senior Master External, Neil Porter engages with the community beyond the gates, working with Old Boys, promoting College, recruiting boarders and liaising with other educational organisations.

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Mr Paul Rodley, Director of Information and Communication Technology Services

Paul Rodley manages all aspects of information and communications technology (ICT) across the whole College campus and is also responsible for the learning associated with digital technology.

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Mrs Claire Sparks, Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications

Claire Sparks oversees Christ College’s marketing and communications strategy, which includes all College publications, advertising and promotion, its social media and web presence, and community engagement, such as open days and information evenings.

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Mr Colin Sweetman, Bursar and Board Secretary

Colin Sweetman’s area of expertise is business and management. He sees the big picture, but pays close attention to detail; he is super organised, deadline driven, task oriented and makes things happen.

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Mr Darrell Thatcher, Director of Boarding and The Centre for Character & Leadership

Darrell Thatcher has been appointed to the new position of Director of Boarding and The Centre for Character and Leadership. He has been at Christ's College for the past 16 years, 14 of which have been involved in boarding.

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