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Principal's Message

Dear Rockaway Collegiate students and prospective students,
It is with great pleasure and relief that I get to welcome you back to a face to face 2021-2022 school year! I am honored to serve as your principal and to be a part of this prestigious school community. Serving you during the e-learning experience has made me proud. We all experienced unique and challenging situations but, we came together and accomplished many wonderful things.  I have spent time listening to many students and their families, and I can assure you that my focus this year is to make a connection at all levels with as many students as possible. 

Here at Rockaway Collegiate we take the time to invest in all aspects of each students development. We will continue to provide a strong culture of caring, innovative learning, and high educational standards for every student. It is the Rockaway Collegiate spirit to lead with perseverance and tenacity in every difficult situation.


We are entering a time when we all need to focus on more than just learning how to solve difficult math problems or answering higher level reading questions.  Think about how you can contribute to your success and leave your mark on the community.  We will rise above all adversity and soar.  My desire for all of you is that you SOAR HIGH in the direction of your dreams. 


Patrick Murray
I.A. Principal