Former Marist headmaster gets OAM award

Marist Headmaster

FORMER Marist College Canberra Headmaster Ross Tarlinton has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to secondary education.

The award, which was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, acknowledges his distinguished career in educational leadership and governance of Catholic schools over many years.

Mr Tarlinton is Regional Director of Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern NSW Marist Schools Australia.

His new role follows on from terms of leadership as Headmaster of St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill (2006-17) and Marist College Canberra (2001-05).

He also made a significant contribution to Catholic education as former deputy director of schools and principal of two schools in the Diocese of Lismore, as well as other significant governance and advisory roles including a member of the NSW Catholic Education Commission and Member of the NSW Ministerial Committee for School Education Leaders.

National Director of Marist Schools Australia Dr Frank Malloy said the award was further recognition of Mr Tarlinton’s exemplary leadership as a Marist educator and his continuing commitment to the educational advancement of young Australians and those who teach them.

“I know Marists throughout the country join in congratulating Ross on this important recognition and honour for his contribution to our nation through Catholic education,” he said.

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