Brother Michael departs from his role at Red Bend Catholic College

Brother Michael (pictured centre) will be retiring from his position at Red Bend Catholic College. Also pictured; Clayton Wing Yip, Evie Martin, Benji Glasheen and Amity Payne.

Brother Michael (pictured centre) will be retiring from his position at Red Bend Catholic College. Also pictured; Clayton Wing Yip, Evie Martin, Benji Glasheen and Amity Payne.

There will be change a of leadership at Red Bend Catholic College in term three when long-serving principal of Red Bend Catholic College, Brother Michael, steps down from his position at the school.

Brother Michael joined the teaching staff of the College in 2013 and will be heading to Sydney to study theology, as well as invest more time in reading and writing.

It's been a great honour to be the principal here and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be here in Forbes and the support I have had from the students, the staff and the community in general.

Brother Michael

Before moving to Forbes, Brother Michael was an accomplished school teacher with over 38 years in classrooms.

Brother Michael also taught catholic school teachers how to be more spiritual, which would be passed on to students.

Since coming to Red Bend, the school has had an improvement in the quality of facilities available, which Brother Michael said has lead to an increased quality of education for the students.

Brother Michael said the main thing he will miss about the school is the interaction with the students, teaching them or assisting them to learn, as that is what attracted him to education.

"It's been a great honour to be the principal here and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be here in Forbes and the support I have had from the students, the staff and the community in general."

Brother Michael said he will miss Forbes and really enjoyed living in the Central West.

"I find the community very friendly, very supportive, very welcoming, that's something I will miss - living in Forbes."

Stephen Dwyer, who has been the school's deputy principal, will be taking over from Brother Michael as Red Bend Catholic College's new principal.

Brother Michael said he has absolutely no doubt that Mr Dwyer will do an excellent job in the role as principal.

Brother Michael said he will be studying theology in Sydney as it always been a great interest of his and he will enjoy getting back into it and add to his discipline.

There are currently no plans for Brother Michael to return to Red Bend Catholic at the end of his studies.

Students return for term three of the school year on July 23 after a two week break.