Principal’s Welcome

Principal's welcome

Principal Mr. Stuart Johnston

“It is the right of every child to learn and pursue personal excellence. It is this belief that ensures every Peninsula Grammar student will find the courage to forge their own path, drive confidently towards their own dreams and step willingly into the possibilities of a brilliant tomorrow.”

–  Principal Mr. Stuart Johnston

Hear from the Principal, Stuart Johnston


Welcome to Peninsula Grammar


Welcome to Peninsula Grammar. It is my hope that as you journey through the pages of this website you discover the true meaning of our school, its people and its past.

We are a proudly coeducational school, renowned for our academic achievement, extensive co-curricular activities and our community spirit.

Learning is the work, and at Peninsula Grammar every opportunity afforded to our students is centred on their growth. Our teachers are adaptable, flexible and dedicated, not only to the development of the children in their charge, but to their own professional advancement.

We set high expectations for all and live out our motto, Quod Bonum Tenete, ‘hold fast that which is good’, through the curriculum we design, the experiences we provide and the commitment we make, to ensure every child knows success.

VISION, MOTTO AND VALUES


Our vision is to be Australia’s premier coeducational day and boarding school; known globally for our quality teaching, inspired standards and the pursuit of excellence for each student.

The key to delivering the highest quality education, is the highest quality teachers. At Peninsula Grammar our teachers are exceptional in the way they teach and engage each child in every classroom nurturing and inspiring students to reach for personal excellence.

Our community spirit and steadfast commitment to positive education fosters self belief and creativity in each child.

In a coeducational environment that reflects the way in which the world operates, our school community is shaped by Christian faith and produces active and informed global citizens.

Our Motto


“Quod Bonum Tenete” – Hold fast that which is good.

Our motto embodies the importance placed on traditional values at Peninsula Grammar. We value a spiritual and moral view of life that prizes the highest standards of personal character with a Christian ethic of service and concern for others. At the same time, we proudly see ourselves at the forefront of contemporary education, developing the intellectual talents of our students and equipping them with the skills to contend with life’s challenges. As global citizens, students are encouraged to develop an attitude of service that will enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the world.

Our values


Stewardship

As custodians of the School we are entrusted with the health and wellbeing of our community and our institute. Sound principles of leadership and governance underpin all that we do in striving to ensure the prosperity and longevity of our School for the benefit of current and future generations. In enacting our stewardship, we choose service to our community over self interest.

Integrity

Our School motto ‘Hold Fast To That Which Is Good’ underpins the moral and ethical principles by which we operate. We prize consistency of values and actions and are committed to always acting in a socially responsible and virtuous manner for the greater good of our community.

Coeducational learning

We are proudly coeducational. We offer a diverse, vibrant and challenging learning environment which promotes equality and fairness of opportunity. We believe that an integrated, coeducational approach best serves Australian society by promoting mutually respectful interactions between boys and girls in a safe, secure and rewarding environment.

Personal excellence

Our students are inspired and supported to develop their natural gifts and to become lifelong learners. We encourage students to understand that potential is best achieved through self reflection and the commitment to hard work. The School looks for opportunities to acknowledge individual improvement and personal best as well as celebrating those who achieve at the highest level.

Community spirit

We are a community in which a sense of affiliation and connectedness flourishes. We boast an enviable culture that is underpinned by acceptance, friendship and interdependence. An ethic of service abounds in our School family which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.

Christian faith

The School is founded on the Anglican tradition through which we are guided by God’s love and grace. Students are encouraged to explore the spiritual dimensions of their lives and to embrace Christian principles. We are a diverse and inclusive community which welcomes international students and respects the beliefs of all faiths.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM


Mr. Stuart Johnston - Principal

“It is the right of every child to learn and pursue personal excellence. It is this belief that ensures every Peninsula Grammar student will find the courage to forge their own path, drive confidently towards their own dreams and step willingly into the possibilities of a brilliant tomorrow.”

Mrs. Lucy Gowdie - Deputy Principal

“There is no more important profession than the one that is charged with shaping the young citizens of tomorrow. It is a privilege to work in a school that deeply values and celebrates the uniqueness of every individual, enabling them to pursue excellence and know success across any endeavour.”

Mrs. Sharyn Curtis - Head of Senior School

“Encouraging young adults to be the best versions of themselves in every aspect of their lives, from academics to wellbeing, and helping prepare them for success in life beyond our gates is what inspires me about teaching and my role.”

Mr. Phil Henniker – Head of Pre-Senior School

“As educators on a journey with each student it is our role to provide opportunities for young adults to lead, thrive and grow in an environment where they feel safe, confident, and inspired to discover experiences that will help shape the 21st Century.”

Mrs. Muriel Bakker - Head of Middle School

“I am passionate about supporting the wellbeing and academic development of all Middle School students. I am inspired by their creativity, their compassion and their commitment to all that it means to be a student at PGS.”

Mrs. Louise Nicholls-Easley - Head of Junior School

“It is a privilege to lead the Junior School at Peninsula Grammar. I am inspired by our students and their curiosity and confidence in who they are and all that they do. Our strong learning culture challenges each student to develop a sense of wonder and inspire others with their strengths and student led action.”