Thank you, Sr Margaret

TCC Principal Rob Alexander, Bishop Michael McCarthy and Diocesan Director Catholic Education Leesa Jeffcoat thank Sr Margaret Dixon (second from right) for her years of service.

After 25 years of selfless service to the students and staff of The Cathedral College (TCC), Sister of Mercy Sr Margaret Dixon has retired.

Since the news broke Sr Marg has received an outpouring of gratitude from students and staff, past and present through emails, morning teas, floral tributes and presentations.

A large crowd of students, teachers and staff from TCC and Catholic Education gathered at a Thursday Morning Mass to give thanks for Sr Marg and her significant contribution in creating the Catholic ethos we cherish today. Also, at the College’s Academic Awards evening Principal Mr Rob Alexander, Diocesan Director Catholic Education Miss Leesa Jeffcoat AM and Bishop Michael McCarthy gave a special tribute and presentation to honour Sr Marg’s work of service.

College staff gathered for lunch on Sr Marg’s last day at the school for a teary farewell where she shared a meaningful moment which highlighted her hope for all.

Sr Marg’s genuine interest in each person be they student, boarder, staff member, parent or visitor is where the spirit of Jesus Christ comes alive. “After all it’s people who matter the most”, one staff member recalls Sr Marg wisely offering.

Sr Marg’s service has enriched not only The Cathedral College but many schools across the Diocese and beyond in a career that spanned 54 years. Sr Marg’s first pupils were Grade 3 at Our Lady’s Primary School, Rockhampton in 1968. From there she travelled to Papua New Guinea to teach at St Thomas’s Catholic Primary School at Yangoru in the East Sepik before serving as Principal to primary schools across the Diocese including St John’s Walkerston, St Joseph’s Barcaldine and St Mary’s Bundaberg.

Our hearts are full of gratitude for Sr Marg and her generous gift of service to students, staff and families. We hope her retirement days are full of rest, relaxation and reflection so as to continue to live life in all its fullness.

Thank you, Sr Marg!