Mr Mark Tannock
Mark Tannock was appointed as the first lay Principal of St Aloysius' College in 2014.
Mark was educated at John XXIII College - the Jesuit Companion school in Western Australia. After completing his undergraduate study in Western Australia, Mark was accepted into the Alliance of Catholic Education, a teacher service program offered by the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
He spent two years teaching at St Joseph Catholic School in Jackson, Mississippi. Returning to Western Australia, Mark taught at Christian Brothers schools including CBC, Fremantle where he served as Head of Department, Director of Staff and Deputy-Headmaster during five years at the College.
In 2008, Mark was appointed Executive Director of the Sydney Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia and, later that year, Dean of Education. He was an Associate Professor of Education. He returned to Perth in 2011 and was appointed Pro Vice Chancellor of the Fremantle Campus of the University, a position he held until his appointment to St Aloysius’ College.
Mark holds an Honours degree in History from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Boston College and a Masters in Religious Education from the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Rev Fr Ross Jones SJ
The Rector of the College is Rev Fr Ross Jones SJ. Fr Jones grew up in the Jesuit parish of St Mary's North Sydney. He graduated with honours in biochemistry and began his teaching career at St Aloysius' College in 1974, taking science in the senior years. In his time at the College he coached basketball, athletics and debating, and held the rank of Major in the College Cadet Unit. During this period he completed a Master's degree in Education and a Diploma in Theology. After ten years, the last four of which as Year 11 Form Master, he left to join the Society of Jesus.
Philosophy and theology followed in Melbourne, during which time he was for one year the Junior Boarding Master at Xavier College. He tutored in medical physics at Newman College, Melbourne for a number of years. Fr Jones was ordained at the end of 1990 at St Mary’s and celebrated his first mass in The Boys' Chapel at St Aloysius’ College.
The Province was then about to engage in a new school enterprise in the Parramatta Diocese and Fr Jones was appointed Foundation Principal of Loyola College in Mount Druitt, a co-educational senior high school. He was responsible for the building and development of the project and was Principal until 1997.
The Provincial of the day then appointed Fr Jones Socius to the Provincial, Assistant for Schools, and Australian Secretary to the Jesuit Education Conference of East Asia-Oceania. He has been particularly involved in the Jesuit school network throughout East Asia-Oceania. For many years, he has been a member of all the School Councils in the Province. Fr Jones was foundation Chair of the Loyola Institute, a body charged with maintaining the Ignatian ethos and culture of the Society's ministries, but especially the schools. He has a keen interest in the history of Jesuit education and the Society's particular charism and ethos as manifested in the educational apostolate.
The final phase of his Jesuit formation (Tertianship) was completed in the Philippines in 2003-04. These experiences led him to develop the Philippines Immersion Program for students, Old Boys and parents, firstly at St Aloysius’ and then at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview.
Fr Jones served as Rector of St Aloysius’ College from 2003 until 2010 and was then appointed Rector of Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview before returning to St Aloysius’ in 2018.