Arcadia College Staff

Arcadia College Principal

Tahlia McGahey

Tahlia believes that Arcadia College provides a unique form of education. The motivated and committed staff facilitate an innovative and flexible educational program, with a focus on individual opportunity and success.

Tahlia is the Principal of Arcadia College. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the school and holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), and a Master of Forensic Mental Health. Additionally, she is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Southern Cross University, researching the topic of School Improvement through the Arts.

Tahlia believes that Arcadia College provides a unique form of education. The motivated and committed staff facilitate an innovative and flexible educational program, with a focus on individual opportunity and success. Tahlia is very proud of how the school has grown and evolved since its beginning.

As the school moves to a new campus at Robina in 2021, Tahlia’s focus is to continue to cater for a unique student group, and to foster and support their individual successes. The aim is that the students will be healthy, happy, and successful learners who continue on their individual pathways into a prosperous adulthood.

Tahlia draws inspiration from Elliot Eisner; an educator and educational researcher. His quote: “Art is literacy of the Heart.” is among Tahlia’s favourites.

On weekends and school holidays, Tahlia can be found performing at venues on the Gold Coast as a Country Music Artist. She has also toured and recorded in Tennessee, USA.

Deputy Principal

Byron Cracknell

Arcadia College 2020 Staff