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New Senior Educational Leader for Northern Beaches

February 27, 2024


New Senior Educational Leader for Northern Beaches

Catholic Schools Broken Bay (CSBB) has recently appointed Mark Robinson as the Senior Executive overseeing the transformation of the delivery of Catholic education in the Northern Beaches Precinct.

Most recently a State school Principal, Mark is recognised as a deeply experienced educational leader and innovator.

Mark will play a pivotal role in advancing the establishment of the Precinct including transforming St Paul’s Catholic College into a co-educational institution.

Bishop Anthony Randazzo said he was delighted that Mark is joining the CSBB team, “Mark is a remarkable educator and brings to CSBB deep experience and a proven track record of delivery within several leading State schools. He shares our passion for ensuring all children entrusted to our care come to know Christ, love learning and be the very best they can be”.

“This is only possible through the hard work of the CSBB team and Mark will add new expertise to help ensure the transformation of the Northern Beaches precinct proceeds rapidly over the coming months and years”.

Danny Casey, Director of Schools CSBB joined Bishop Anthony in welcoming Mark to the Senior Leadership team.

Danny Casey said, “We have been making terrific progress on our Towards 2025 journey and the appointment of Mark will help us further progress the exciting new initiatives we have planned for the Northern beaches. Mark’s background as both an educational leader and a financial management professional will help ensure the transformation becomes a reality, enhancing the options for Catholic education across the Precinct”.

Mark Robinson said he was very excited to be joining such an innovative and committed team of educational professionals. Mark said “As well as setting the standard for innovation and improving learning outcomes, CSBB clearly places students educational needs at the center of everything they do. That seeks a genuine partnership with parents and carers to develop the best outcomes for their children”.

“I am looking forward to meeting with parents and others from the community at the open days in the coming weeks”.

Mark will be based at St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly, and will work closely with all CSBB schools in the Northern Beaches Precinct.

The Precinct of schools comprises St Paul’s Manly, St Mary’s Manly, St John the Baptist Freshwater, St Cecilia’s Balgowlah and St Kieran’s Manly Vale.

Further information on the exciting plans that CSBB is progressing on the Precinct can be found at About the Northern Beaches – Catholic Schools (

CSBB is encouraging the community to explore the various opportunities to visit their schools, including upcoming Open Days. Interested families can register via LINK or enquire further about any of our 45 schools across Catholic Schools Broken Bay at


For information regarding this release contact:

Katrina Lee 0403 950 652


General Information 

At Catholic Schools Broken Bay, our vision is to provide ‘authentic, professional Catholic education, delivered with care and compassion’. The vision is underpinned by our exciting and robust Towards 2025 Strategy which places students at the centre of everything we do, and which brings schools and Parishes together to work as one. The Towards 2025 Strategy commits our system of schools to being at least as good as the very best, to maximise the learning growth of every student, and to inspire hearts and minds to know Christ and love learning. Covering an expansive geographical area which includes the Central Coast and Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore, Catholic Schools Broken Bay is a system serving 44 Catholic Schools with around 17,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Further information on Towards 2025 is available at the CSBB website

 Our Strategy – Towards 2025 – Catholic Schools (