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Our Principal

Michael Morgan took up his appointment at Shenton College as Principal in 2008. Prior to joining Shenton College, Michael was Principal Consultant and Principal in the Goldfields region of Western Australia and Pilbara region. Michael has extensive educational experience and a strong record of significant and successful leadership in secondary school education. Michael has established strong international and domestic education partnerships and strategic alliances. In 2013 Michael was announced as Secondary Principal of the Year and Shenton College was also announced as Secondary School of the Year.

I believe in a school that is much more than marks. The College’s motto established in 2010 “Much More Than Marks – Learning for Life” embodies my belief that a child’s schooling experience is more than an outstanding academic result. Educators and schools should strive to develop their students’ knowledge of the world and to foster the emotional and social intelligence they need to be active participants and leaders, now and in the future.

In 2014 Michael was awarded a State and National Australian Council of Education Leadership (ACEL ) Fellowship and a Churchill Fellowship. He focussed his Churchill Fellowship research in the USA around efficient ways to measure effective teaching and empowering teachers to improve their practice.

In 2016 Michael took up a position as Executive Principal to the Director General in the Department of Education (WA). Michael was seconded for 2016 and 2017 by the Director General to support her in facilitating the Department’s Comprehensive School Leadership Strategy and Principal Performance Improvement Tool. Having seen these projects through to fruition, Michael returned to the College as our Principal in 2018.

More recently, Michael has undertaken other system leadership roles. In 2023 Michael was part of a Ministerial Taskforce – Expert Review team, to provide the Minister of Education with recommendations that could enhance pathways to success for all senior secondary students across the state of WA.