Profile: MET Regional Principal Patrick McGing


Profile: MET Regional Principal Patrick McGing

Monday 3rd April, 2017


OneSchool Global’s MET is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick McGing as the new Regional Principal for the school.

Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, with over 25 years of teaching experience. This includes positions of Head Teacher of English, Director of Policy and Planning and Deputy Principal of independent co-education school Bankstown Grammar School (K-12) and Deputy Principal of St Clares’ College in Waverley. His most recent appointment was that of Principal of Georges River Grammar.

Duties have included teaching English, drama, legal studies, being the coordinator of gifted education and year coordinator. Patrick has been heavily involved in the administration side of the education system including School Certificate and HSC marking, holding the position of coordinating supervisor of marking for HSC Area of Study, HSC advice line adviser for Advanced and Extension English, as well as HSC marker for Extension 2 English.

From an academic perspective, Patrick has lectured for Sydney University, the English Teachers’ Association, Southern Cross University and the Board of Studies.

When asked what attracted him to the role of RP for MET, Patrick says it’s the uniqueness of the school and the support teachers receive.

“The national and international focus of MET as part of One School Global is unique in Australia and OSG have placed a great deal of emphasis on teaching and learning and self-directed learning in particular,” he says. “At MET School, teachers receive an exceptionally high level of support and are engaging with some of the latest technology in the educational sector. As RP I am responsible for leading this focus on teaching and learning and enjoy working with a talented team of educators.

“Although I am new to the role I have already begun to appreciate the outstanding level of support from the parent community and the extended MET community. The level of respect extended to the professional community makes my role a rewarding, albeit busy one. Ultimately, the most rewarding aspect of my position is the connections I make to students, staff and parents in the various campuses throughout NSW. ”

And his teaching philosophy? “I believe that teachers have the privilege of shaping the future of tomorrow,” says Patrick. “Young people have tremendous capacity to learn and grow and it is our role as educators to ensure that we guide young people to achieve their best. Nourishing creativity, overcoming self-doubt and encouraging young people to see learning as relevant and a life-long journey is at the centre of my philosophy of education.”