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Staff Profile – Troy FrancesconiPosted in College Community,Staff Profile on Friday, 8 March, 2019

Tell us about your family:
My wife Dani is a remedial masseuse which is really good – although it can be quite painful. She enjoys reading fantasy books and watching different Netflix series with me. Aiden is 11 and enjoys swimming, soccer and recently, crabbing. Lily just turned nine (9) and loves soccer, piano, art and making jokes and little Evie is five (5) and likes getting up to mischief, cuddles and soccer.

What about your education/ qualifications?
Ba. Sc. Cartography. Masters of Education (Gender Studies), Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

Tell us about your history with MCC:
Not sure if 6 weeks qualifies as History! Prior to starting in January, I had very little history with MCC.

What did you do before MCC?
Worked at a Catholic School, John Paul College in Kalgoorlie for eight (8) years.

What do you in the community?
Having recently moved I am still finding my way in the community. I’ve joined Our Lady’s Assumption parish and have met a lovely group of people who are very committed to making the parish a welcoming and inclusive place. I have been riding with a local group and did a great ride in the hills around Jarrahdale last weekend.

Tell us about your passion:
Recently I’ve developed a passion for road cycling. I enjoy the challenge of getting up super early, particularly in winter, and trying to maintain a base level of fitness. Moving back to the coast I am needing to dust the cobwebs off my surfboard and get back in the water as this is a lifelong passion that I have neglected living in the desert!

What are you listening to/ watching/ reading right now?
Just finished a great book A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett. I love reading historical fiction and usually find myself becoming sidetracked researching interesting historical tidbits that are revealed through these books.

What is your greatest achievement?
Getting married to my lovely wife Dani and our three children. Whilst young kids are hard work it is always a joy to come home to a noisy and lively household.

What is the single most important thing you learnt at school?
Be inquisitive – when finding out about something interesting throw yourself into learning as much as possible about it.

What do you love about our College?
In my experience people make a school memorable – the friendly and welcoming nature of MCC staff is fantastic. My children were very nervous starting in primary school but came home on Day 1 over the moon because they had ‘awesome’ teachers and the kids were all so friendly to them.

What are your plans for the future?
Get settled in Mandurah – potter around the house and get some frequent flyer points at Bunnings working through a long list of DYI projects.

One way you hope to impact the College in the future:
I am very passionate about the purpose of Catholic schools. We have a responsibility to produce productive future citizens that are good people – I feel strongly that Catholic values facilitate good people. I hope to impact by working in collaborative and collegial spaces to provide lots of experiences to help students discern what is truly important about the attitudes, values and habits they take into the workplace and wider community.

What is your favourite MCC memory and why?
Not really sure at this stage – so much has happened need time to process.

Sum up your life right now in five (5) words:
Busy with new exciting opportunities.