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New St Joseph’s principal loving life in Coleraine

ST Joseph’s Coleraine has seen a new role model join its ranks this year with Karl Dwyer stepping into the school’s principal role at the beginning of term one.

Formerly of Warrnambool, Mr Dwyer said returning to a rural community was something both he and his wife, Emily, had planned.

After 14 years of living an hour down the highway, the position at St Joseph’s became available when former principal, Josh McElgunn moved to school in Torquay last year and provided the perfect opportunity for Mr Dwyer.

Making the switch from a school with around 250 students to St Joseph’s with just 43 was something Mr Dwyer said he had enjoyed.

He enjoyed getting to know the students’ families on a personal level and said it was something he wanted to continue to do.

“I’ve really enjoyed the move,” he told The Spectator.

“I come from a farming background myself, so it’s been good to get back to the country.”

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