Posted by Merv McCormack
on 7 June 2021
Mr Tim Logue will retire at the end of 2021 after 11 years of dedicated leadership as Principal of De La Salle College, Revesby. His service to Catholic education will have covered 44 years. It is a momentous time and one which calls for grateful celebration of a loyal and committed man.
Memories of Tim will be as varied as the thousands of teachers, students and parents with whom he has journeyed over those years. For this writer, recollections of Tim will be of the unfailingly positive colleague who invariably sought the best outcomes for those entrusted to his care. Never one for the limelight or personal acclamation, Tim was the most grounded of leaders. His interest was in making a difference in the lives of others, never for achieving laurels for himself.
Tim's challenge of others was motivated by what was best for them. In others, he saw potential they did not see in themselves. For the College, he wanted the best. Lasallians would speak of his zeal. In an increasingly complex educational milieu, Tim's leadership was straightforward and unfussy accompanied by his wonderful sense of humour. He took his work seriously, but not himslef. He wanted high quality teaching and learning, superior pastoral care, and the best possible school facilities. He wanted a Lasallian school where people were welcomed and respected. He led the way in achieving these things.
Tim always believed that every boy deserved a compassionate hearing. In a previous career working with Tim, I asked favours for places where boys needed fresh starts. Tim never hesitated- of course, would be his standard response, let's see what possible. He intuitively grasped St John Baptist De La Salle's words:
To be entrusted with the teaching of the young is a great gift and grace of God.
Tim, to you and Kerrie, go with our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes for a wonderful retirement with the family which means so much to you. What a loyal and longserving Principal and friend you have been.