Mr Séamus Scorgie Appointed Deputy Principal and Director of Studies
Loreto Toorak is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Séamus Scorgie to the role of Deputy Principal and Director of Studies to commence Term 1 2021. Séamus has held the position of Deputy Principal and Director of Staff since 2018 and previously held the positions Director of School Operations and Senior Studies Coordinator. Prior to joining the staff of Loreto Toorak, Séamus held curriculum leadership positions at Salesian College as Head of eLearning and Catholic Ladies' College as Head of Science.
Séamus is a dedicated lifelong learner undertaking a wide range of academic qualifications prior to commencing his teaching career, including a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, a Master of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University. Since joining the staff at Loreto Toorak, Séamus has also completed a Master of Education from the University of Melbourne as well as a Graduate Certificate of Catholic Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Management of Not-For-Profit Organisations and most recently an Executive Master of Business Administration from ACU. In addition to undertaking formal study, Séamus has also continued to pursue his interest in Egyptian Archaeology and has recently had a chapter on “Egypt's Second Intermediate Period” published in the internationally acclaimed book, “Dust, Demons and Pots: Studies in Honour of Colin A. Hope.”
Séamus is an outstanding and well-respected teacher. At Loreto Toorak, he has taught VCE Biology and Science, and has been responsible for the introduction and promotion of two new electives, Archaeology and Aviation. For both these new electives, he developed and wrote the course, inspired the inaugural students and in so doing, contributed meaningfully to the School’s strategic imperative to promote STEM for girls.
Séamus is well known in the broader educational field, and actively contributes at network and association level. He has worked extensively with the VCAA including the position of Assessor for both Environmental Science and Biology, and as an Examination Vetter. Séamus has also acted as Victorian representative at the ACARA Senior Science Forum.
Séamus has demonstrated his faith leadership as an existing member of the Loreto Toorak Leadership Team, and his instinctive alignment with the Catholic values of Loreto, and the charism of Mary Ward have always guided his practice.
We warmly welcome Séamus to the position of Deputy Principal Director of Studies, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, commencing January 2021. Congratulations Séamus.