Meet the Principal

​​​​​​Peter Edwards is an experienced educator who feels a great sense of honour and privilege to be chosen to lead San Damiano College in the community of Yarrabilba.

Following his formative years of learning within ​Brisbane Catholic Education schools, Peter studied a Bachelor of Education at university. He later went on to gain a Master of Education and post-graduate qualifications in Religious Education.

Peter began his teaching career in North Queensland’s state schools. He later moved to Beaudesert where he worked as a behavioural specialist at BoysTown, a boarding school run by the De La Salle Brothers. This experience provided him with life-long memories and experience supporting vulnerable students. Peter is passionate about First Nations education, helping at risk students, and the role education p​lays in breaking down barriers.

Peter has committed nearly two decades to the students and staff of Carmel College at Thornlands where, for the past three years, he has held the position of Deputy Principal. In this time, Peter’s contribution to the college has seen enrolments soar from 600 to more than 1250 students. He was also instrumental in creating a Student Support Team, bringing together college counsellors, learning support teachers, pastoral leaders, and outside health professionals, to establish structures and practices for student well-being. In 2015, he steered the college through the significant move of Year 7 to Secondary, the introduction of the new Queensland Certificate of Education program, and alternate pathways for senior students.

Peter wholeheartedly believes that a quality education can transform and change people’s lives for the better. This will be his aim as Principal of San Damiano College.

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