Craig Deayton



Craig Deayton

Current School:

Guilford Young College

Previous Position:

Principal – Sacred Heart College Hobart

First Year as a Principal:


My big picture for my current school is:

Successfully bring the College through the major restructure of Catholic Secondary school in 2023, establish the new vision for Guilford Young College in adult learning in the senior secondary college model and guide the major expansion of VET in the GYC Registered Training Organisation

The Joy of Principalship is:

working with young people and leading a marvellously dynamic and committed staff.

Favourite Book:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Favourite Food:

Korean BBQ

Interests / Hobbies:

Writing, cycling, surfing, military history

My Favourite Well-Being Strategy:

An hour in kindergarten

Advice for a Beginning Principal:

Be open to seeing the joys and opportunities of the role. Problems come and go, but there’s no problem so unique and difficult that an experienced colleague hasn’t successfully managed so reach out, build a support network and actively seek out their advice – especially if you don’t think you need it.

Favourite Leadership Quote:

“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.” - Joanne Ciulla

What Title would you give to your TED Talk or Book:

At Any Price

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