Principal's Welcome

Daley, Tony.jpgA warm welcome from St Patrick’s College, Launceston.

St Patrick’s College has a tradition of education spanning over 140 years in the Launceston community. We are an energetic, lively learning community offering a very wide range of activities and opportunities for each person to discover their passion and explore their talents.

We believe that students thrive in our positive learning community with supportive, highly qualified staff, excellent facilities and with our focus on the growth of the whole person. We are first and foremost a Catholic College with emphasis on spiritual growth and social justice. Families of other faith traditions and families who share our values as expressed in our Mission are most welcome to apply for enrolment.

Please browse through the various pages of our site. I encourage you to contact the College for further information if we can be of assistance to you.

Mr Tony Daley


Principal Tony Daley

Mr Tony Daley comes from Brisbane in Queensland where he attended Iona College from 1975 to 1982.

He has now been in education for a period of over thirty years with twenty of those years being in positions of added responsibilities and senior administrative positions. In his career, Tony has performed the following roles in a number of different schools: Head of Middle School, Dean of Students P-12, Acting Head of Campus P-12 and Director of International Baccalaureate. His previous position was the Head of Curriculum at St Hilda’s School, Southport.

He holds a Masters of Education from the Australian Catholic University which focused on leadership, management, curriculum and technological pedagogy. Tony also has a Science degree from Griffith University, a Diploma in Teaching from QUT and has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Theology through Charles Sturt University.

On a personal note, Tony is married to Tina and has three children who are completing or have completed their tertiary education at Queensland universities.

He was a member of the Wynnum Parish before his recent move to Launceston to take up the Principalship of St Patrick's College. His interests outside of education include spending quality time with his family and watching, playing and coaching sport.