Andrew Baker

Current School:

Nazareth R-12 Catholic College

Previous Position:

Principal Gleeson College, Golden Grove

First Year as a Principal:


The hope for my current school is:

That it continues to be a place of genuine welcome for all students and families, and a place where the young people in our care feel safe and valued.

The Joy of Principalship is:

Journeying with young people and their families, and witnessing them strive to improve and ultimately flourish.

A Book I would recommend:

Legacy, James Kerr

Fun Fact about me:

I run every day and have completed several marathons.

My valued Well-Being Strategy:

As above

Advice for a Beginning Principal:

Don’t think that you need to have all the answers. Build a great team and allow them the freedom and flexibility to lead in the best way that they know how.

Inspiring Leadership Quote:

“Be who you are, and be that perfectly” St Francis de Sales

What Title would you give to your TED Talk or Book:

“What are all the ‘T’s’ on the wall?” (Quote from a beautiful young person on a school tour referring to the crosses on classroom walls!)

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