After three years of outstanding leadership and service to the Lasallian community at De La Salle Secondary School, Bomana, Br Antony Swamy will conclude his principalship at the conclusion of the 2020 academic year. Br Antony has been appointed by Br David Hawke, Br Visitor (Provincial) of the District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, to commence as Principal at La Salle Technical College, Hohola at the beginning of the 2021 school year.
Br Antony's ministry as DLS Bomana's Principal has been a period of enormously successful change. Strengthening of the Catholic and Lasallian culture has been accompanied by vast improvements in teaching and learning practices, as evidenced in the school's rapid rise in national examination rankings. A recently conducted performance appraisal of Br Antony also highlighted extensive advances in pastoral care policies and practices, staff professional development, as well as the building of new facilities and extensive refurbishment of existing structures. While he has faced numerous challenges during these past three years, Br Antony has always demonstrated determination and resilience in providing the best possible educational opportunities for all members of the DLS community. We are indebted to Br Antony for his committed and diligent leadership and we offer him our grateful appreciation for his inspiring ministry.
The Catholic Education Secretary will soon undertake an appropriate process to appoint a new Principal to continue Br Antony's fine leadership.
Br John Pill, Principal of La Salle Technical College, Hohola, will conclude his principalship at the end of the current school year, and will return to duties in Australia. Br John is owed sincere appreciation for undertaking leadership of the school at short notice last year. He brought a wealth of experience to the role in what transpired to be a very challenging COVID-19 environment. Br John quickly established himself as a highly regarded leader and mentor to the staff, and as Brother and friend to the students. During his principalship, Br John refined numerous policies and practices, as well as extensions to the College's Resource Centre. To ensure a smooth transition to the College's new leadership, Br John has been recently engaging closely with Br Antony and will continue to do so during Term Four.
On behalf of the Lasallian community in Port Moresby, we offer our deepest appreciation to Brothers John and Antony for their very fine work in ministry.