St Francis Xavier Primary School


5 Maitland Street
​Geraldton 6530
PO Box 131
(08) 9921 1711

School leadership Team

Ben Doyle

My name is Ben Doyle and I have the privilege of being the Principal of St Francis Xavier School, Geraldton. I have been working in Catholic Education in Western Australia for over twenty years, the past seven as school Principal.

The Principal’s role is to lead the school community in the provision of quality education for students. This includes being the champion of learning and taking responsibility of the pastoral, theological and managerial direction of the school. At St Francis Xavier, the Principal is greatly assisted in this role by the School Leadership Team.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead St Francis Xavier School Community and look forward to working collaboratively with staff, parents and students.

Kind Regards

Ben Doyle

Assistant Principal (Religious Education and Student Wellbeing):
Murray Gardiner

Hi, my name is Murray Gardiner and it is with pleasure that I welcome you to St Francis Xavier Primary School. I started working at St Francis Xavier Primary at the beginning of 2001 as a classroom teacher and then in the middle of 2002 took on the role of Assistant Principal.

The role of Assistant Principal is to share with the Principal the educational, pastoral, theological and managerial leadership of the school and its community. My main responsibilities as part of the school leadership team are based on the day to day running of the school, developing and implementing policies or procedures, behaviour management, and planning, developing and implementing curriculum throughout the school.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working at St Francis Xavier with the fantastic school community of staff, students and parents that we have here. I look forward to continually working towards St Francis Xavier providing the high standard of Education it has been known for.

Kind Regards

Murray Gardiner

Assistant Principal (Administration, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning):
​Judi Hollands

I am incredibly honoured to be joining the St Francis community as the new Assistant Principal for 2016. Originally from Perth, my experiences include teaching Primary students from kindergarten to Year 7, in Northampton and Geraldton.

In addition to working with students, I have supported early career teachers and administrators throughout the Diocese as an educational consultant for the Catholic Education Office over the past five years.

My prime role is to facilitate an environment which nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, emotional, religious and creative development of students. My key responsibilities are staff development, instructional leadership, monitoring student performance and curriculum to ensure that each student has the opportunity to access quality educational experiences.

I am committed to developing and implementing the vision of the school to empower all students to become life-long learners in collaboration with all members of the school community.

I look forward to working together to ensure 2016 is a successful school year for our staff and students.

Kind Regards

Judi Hollands

Christus Lux Mea