College Leadership Team

At CBC we embark on a shared journey with the families of the College in the development of their sons from today’s boys into the gentlemen of tomorrow.

The College Leadership Team works closely with parents, staff and Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) to continue to evolve academic policies, pastoral care developments, planning and management in all areas of operation while remaining true to the charism of Edmund Rice.

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DOMENIC BURGIO
Principal

Domenic was inducted as Principal of CBC Fremantle in 2018. Prior to that he was in the role of Vice Principal – Pastoral Care and was pivotal in the articulation of the CBC journey that captures the transition of today’s boys into tomorrow’s gentlemen. Dom commenced at CBC in 2008 as Director of Staff after holding several senior positions in public high schools. CBC is the perfect match for Dom, who was born and raised in Fremantle and is often presiding as an Acolyte at St Patrick’s Basilica. At the heart of Dom’s mission is the teachings of Christ and he seeks to apply the Gospel Values to every action he takes as head of the College. He studied Physical Education and received a Diploma of Education at The University of Western Australia, and a Master in Religious Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Dom has three children and two grandchildren who love to spend time with their Nonno.

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NEIL ALWEYN
Vice Principal – Mission and Identity

Neil commenced at CBC Fremantle in 2016 as the Deputy Principal of Teaching and Learning, and began his role as Vice Principal in 2018. Neil’s portfolio includes driving the College’s Mission and Identity, as well as the daily operations of the school and supporting the Principal in whole school vision and strategy. His commitment to Gospel Values provides the College with a strong compass for the faith formation of the students through the liturgies and retreats programme. Prior to joining the CBC community, Neil was Deputy Principal at Emmanuel Catholic College. He studied a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at The University of Western Australia, and also completed a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) at The University of Notre Dame Australia.  He is married with three children, and is a passionate Fremantle Dockers supporter.

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TONY PITOS
Business Manager

Tony commenced at CBC in 2001 after an extensive period in commercial organisations in various senior accounting and management roles. He has contributed to the financial stability and capital development of the College that has resulted in CBC being a school of choice with an exciting future. Tony is also responsible for the administration and maintenance staff and is an ex-officio member of the College Board.

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SCOTT MCDONNELL
Deputy Principal -- Teaching and Learning

Scott started at CBC Fremantle in 2019 and he works collaboratively with the Heads of Learning Areas to maintain an effective, engaging and rigorous curriculum. Scott and his team continually explore how boys learn and ways the College can improve teaching practices to assist every young man to achieve his future career aspirations and study goals on his academic journey. Prior to joining CBC Fremantle, Scott was Deputy Principal of the Middle School and Assistant Dean of Academic Administration at Penrhos College.  He studied a Bachelor of Education majoring in Health and Physical Education and subsequently completed a Master of Education (Leadership and Management).  Scott is married with three children who love sport and regularly takes his family camping in remote parts of Australia. 

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GARY BAILEY
Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care

Gary moved to CBC from Emmanuel Catholic College at the start of 2018 as the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care. He works closely with the Heads of House and the College Psychologist and Counsellor to support and advocate for the young men at CBC and ensuring their journey is safe, productive and enjoyable. Gary gained a Bachelor of Honours degree at Anglia Polytechnic in Business and Information Systems and a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) at The University of Notre Dame Australia. He moved to Perth from the UK in 2002 and is married with three children. Sport plays a big role in Gary’s life with his passion being Norwich City and cricket.

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JENNY KNOX
Director of Staff

Jenny joined the CBC Fremantle community in 2018 as Director of Staff. Her role focuses on the welfare and development of employees, as well as curriculum and administrative responsibilities. Jenny has many years of experience in boys’ education including in her role as Deputy Principal of Senior School at Mazenod College. She has completed a Bachelor of Education at Edith Cowan University and a Master of Religious Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia. She has also undertaken studies in Literature, History and Philosophy at Murdoch University. As an active member of the Good Shepherd Parish, Jenny serves as a Eucharist Minister and Lector. She is married with two children and is an avid reader, adventurer and bird watcher.

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MIKE PICKFORD
Director of Student Leadership

Mike commenced his tenure at CBC Fremantle in 2019 as the Director of Student Leadership bringing with him a wealth of experience in adolescent rites of passage. His role focusses on providing a clear leadership map for students from Years 7 to Year 12 with particular attention to the opportunities of growth and transition for the young men in the Year 9 Rite Journey programme. Mike is inspired by the development of young people and is driven to create a space for students that allows social and emotional skills to flourish, which encourages academic success. Prior to CBC, Mike was at Mazenod College where he was in various leadership roles. He acquired a Bachelor of Education and Social Sciences at Edith Cowan University, completed studies in Positive Education with the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) with The University of Notre Dame Australia. Outside of the College, Mike enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children.