in detail:

The School Executive

Mr. Tony George Grad.Dip. Ed, B.Sc, M. Ed, M.Bus Admin, B.Theology - Hons, Dip.Min

Tony George is the 20th Headmaster of The King’s School, taking up his position in July 2017.

Tony is a respected educator with extensive experience in leading large schools and is well-practised in making a considerable contribution to the educational debate. He has a strong background in education, business and not-for-profit sectors, and a range of strategic, commercial and leadership skills that enable him to lead King’s in its mission to equip young students for life in a rapidly changing and complex world. His educational experience in the sciences, social sciences, languages and literature mean that he is well-placed to lead and engage broadly across the curriculum.

Tony holds tertiary qualifications in Science (BSc), Education (MEd, GradDipEd), Management (MBA), and Theology (BTh[Hons], DipMin). His doctoral studies (Ph.D) are in the Philosophy of Education with respect to the collaborative roles that religious, philosophic and scientific modes of human knowledge contribute to our understanding of education.

Tony’s passion is to see children grow with Christian character and integrity. He is married to Jen and has four adult children.

Head of Senior School and Deputy Headmaster
Rev. Stephen Edwards M.Ed (WSU), B.Arts (UoW), B. Theology (Hons), Dip. Arts -Theology (Moore)

Stephen has been deeply involved in education for many years and takes an active interest in the pastoral care of our boys and their families in his role as the Head of Senior School. Stephen is committed and enthusiastic about the King’s education and he has worked at King’s for over 20 years and continues to engage in relationships within our community as the foundation for growing and developing our boys.

He is passionate about sports as the Chaplain to the St George-Illawarra Dragons NRL side and a victorious coach of the First Junior VIII. He is equally impassioned by the bush and can often be found at his family property in the Central West of NSW during term breaks.

More commonly known as ‘Rev’, Stephen is married to Victoria and can be frequently found walking their boxer ‘Tilly’ around the School grounds.

Head of The Preparatory School
Mr Peter Allison M.Ed. (UWS), B.Ed., Dip. Teaching, (Syd CAE), COGE (UNSW)

Peter has served as Head of Preparatory School since 2013, having previously taught at the Prep between 1995 and 2007 and returning to King’s after being appointed Head of Elementary School at the Australian International School in Singapore in the interim.

He is just the fifth Head in the history of the Preparatory School. Throughout his time at the Prep, Peter has had many roles – Class teacher, Year Coordinator, Boarding Housemaster, and Gifted Education teacher, giving breadth to his skill as a leader and remaining close to many present and former members of staff. Peter was instrumental in launching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at King’s, such is his continued passion for inquiry-based learning.

Peter has taken much joy in connecting with families and getting to know every boy that attends the Prep, building an active and close community. Peter is married to Alby and they have a daughter Georgia and two boys – Isaac and Charlie – both of whom are King’s Old Boys.

Head of Tudor House
Anni Sandwell M.Ed. (UNSW); B.Ed. Hons (University of Durham, UK); Grad Cert Ed L’ship. (UNSW); COGE (UNSW); J.P.

Anni Sandwell took up the role of Head of School in May 2017 and is the sixteenth person in the School’s history to hold this office. Anni is an experienced educator and leader, having held teaching and executive roles in both boys’ and girls’ independent schools.

Anni enjoys the thrill of learning through adventure, as is witnessed by the revitalisation of the Kahiba outdoor education program at Tudor House.

Anni is married to Craig who is also a passionate educator and they have two adult sons and a chocolate Labrador called Ted.

Mr Dominic Curtin BFA(UNE). CA.

Dominic has been the School’s Bursar since January 2016. Dominic is a Chartered Accountant and business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in senior finance and operations roles in Australia and overseas in publicly listed companies in the Oil and Gas (Mobil Oil), Chemicals and Consumer products (ICI/Orica), Financial Services (Westpac Institutional Bank) and Not-For-Profit sectors (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences).

Before joining King’s, Dominic was the Business Manager at Ascham school for four years and a Finance Director at the University of Sydney for five years before that.

Dominic is motivated by a high standard of professional conduct and a desire to deliver better organisational outcomes through the application of his experience and skills in areas of strategic planning, financial control and management reporting, governance and stakeholder reporting, process and systems design, continuous improvement and risk management.
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