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Catholic Identity and Mission Advisor


Mary Manning has been appointed to the position of Catholic Identity and Mission Advisor, within the Catholic Education Office team, commencing in January 2024.

Mary is an outstanding, long-serving leader at Caritas College, having served the community for over 33 years as teacher, Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission, Deputy Principal and Principal at the College.

Drawing on her strong commitment to the Catholic faith and inspired by contemporary Josephite spirituality, Mary has formed, supported, and led hundreds of staff and students. 

Mary demonstrates deep courage, care, and innovation through her leadership across all aspects of the College. She is a key contributor and wise leader, influencing culture and practice across the R-12 school, and the broader parish and local communities. 

Mary’s contribution to staff formation and professional learning enables an ongoing legacy and enlivening of the mission and vision of Catholic Education at Caritas College.  She has a passion for ensuring the provision of high quality, contemporary learning opportunities for all students.

I know that Mary Manning has found her time in leadership at Caritas College personally and professionally fulfilling and has deeply appreciated the support of the students, staff, parents, parishioners, and the local community. 

Mary will continue to lead and enhance Catholic education as she takes up this new system leadership role supporting leaders, staff and students across all Diocese of Port Pirie schools.

Mary Manning is a highly regarded colleague within our diocesan and broader Catholic education community, and I know the Caritas College community will join me in wishing her every blessing in her new role. 

Nichii Mardon
Diocesan Director
Catholic Education, Diocese of Port Pirie