Simon Cobiac

Sue Hyslop

Simon is principal of St. Patrick’s College, Launceston. Simon believes that understanding and practicing social justice is essential for the growth of the whole person. In 2013 Simon was privileged to visit Kenya and Tanzania as part of the Edmund Rice Education Australia Immersion Program. Simon states that the program was remarkable as the small group was greeted with such warmth and generosity and inspired by the compassion, resilience, humility, faith and hunger for justice they encountered. He saw ļ¬rsthand the reality of poverty and through conversation with students and adults in their homes he learned about the struggles of people and the strength of family and community networks.