Below are excerpts of an interview with Mr Morison as he prepares to take up the role of Principal of Mount Lilydale Mercy College.
Essentially I believed that I was ready for a change and I wanted to come back to Melbourne where most of my family reside. I knew a lot about Mount Lilydale Mercy College because of my friendship with Bernard, my friendship with Beth Calthorpe and I had watched it grow over a long period of time. As a child I often visited an uncle who lived in Clarke Street (and still does) and so I knew much of the history going back to the 60's when it was still a girl’s College. Whilst at St Joseph’s Ferntree Gully, I travelled here for EISM competitions in both football and soccer. As a member of the Mercy Network of schools I have visited Mount Lilydale quite a few times over the years. I have always been impressed by the College but in particular by the hospitality. I was looking for a school that was more than a school. I was looking for a community and I believe Mount Lilydale to be just that. To me Mount Lilydale Mercy College services a wide range of both suburban and rural areas just like a country school in a town like Warrnambool. I look forward to immersing myself in the Mount Lilydale culture and vision.
The facilities also helped as did the vineyard and the location. Having previously lived in Selby and Upwey I am looking forward to returning to the Yarra Ranges.... read on