New Head for Kings
The Council of The King’s School has announced the appointment of Tony George as the 20th Headmaster of the School.
After a rigorous international and national search process, the council said it had appointed Mr George to succeed Dr Timothy Hawkes from 1 July 2017.
An announcement from the Council said "In making this important decision, The School Council assessed many high-calibre candidates with strong credentials. The final decision was not easy, but Mr George emerged from the process as the educational leader best equipped to lead The King’s School into the next decade and beyond."
Mr George is currently the Principal of St Stephen’s School in Perth, Western Australia, a Uniting Church K-12 school. With more than 2,600 students and 450 staff on a multi campus site, St Stephens is now considered one of Australia’s largest and most complex schools. During his tenure as Principal, Mr George has introduced a strong focus on teacher recruitment, improving teacher training and professional development, technology in learning, co-curricular programs, school community and strategic partnerships with external organisations
The council says Mr George "brings a strong background in not only education, but also in the business and not-for-profit sectors. This diversity of experience provides him with a range of strategic, commercial and leadership skills which will allow him to lead King’s as it seeks to equip our young men for life in a rapidly changing and complex world."
Mr George has tertiary qualifications in Science (BSc), Education (MEd, GradDipEd), Management (MBA), and Theology (BTh(Hons), DipMin). His doctoral studies (PhD) are in the Philosophy of Education with respect to the collaborative roles that religious, philosophic and scientific modes of human knowing contribute to our understanding of education.