ANDY Müller was installed as the new principal of Launceston’s Scotch Oakburn College, a Uniting Church day and boarding school
for boys and girls in April.
And the following month the man he replaced, Andrew Barr, was officially installed as the 11th principal in the 152-year history of The Geelong College.
Both installations were conducted by the ex-moderator of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Isabel Thomas Dobson.
Following the installation of Mr Müller, the chairperson of the board of governance, Christine Arnott, officially introduced Mr Müller to college community representatives including heads of school and students from the junior school, middle school and senior school, parents and friends, collegians and staff.
Mr Müller thanked the community for its warm welcome and expressed his keenness to “commit my experience, energy and enthusiasm to ensuring that Scotch Oakburn College and the Uniting Church work in partnership to provide the best possible education for our young people, in order to prepare them for their future”.
About 1000 members of The Geelong College school community joined with the Uniting Church to welcome Mr Barr and his family to the college.
The short ceremony was followed by a community welcome which brought representatives from the entire college community onto the stage.
The evening concluded with a spirited rendition of the college song, ‘Sic Itur Ad Astra’ (Thus is the Way to the Stars).
Mr Barr said he looked forward to a promising future at the college.
“I feel very humbled and honoured to be the 11th principal of The Geelong College and look forward to working with all to develop strongly the success of the college to serve the learning needs of students now and into the future,” Mr Barr said.