Tony George farewells St Stephen’s School

St Stephen’s School principal, Tony George, has been officially appointed as headmaster of The King’s School in Sydney.

As Principal of Western Australia’s largest independent school, he will continue with St Stephen’s School until the end of term 2, 2017, when he will take-up his new position.

The King’s School is Australia’s oldest independent school and one of only eight Australian schools in the G20 association of secondary schools – schools that have a commitment to excellence and innovation.

“I am both honoured and looking forward to joining an innovative school like The King’s School,” Tony said.

“Just like St Stephen’s School, The King’s School has an outstanding reputation for academic success, whilst focusing on the character development of each and every student. I am truly looking forward to the opportunity of working with the school and community, to inspire each and every student to reach their full potential.”

Chair of St Stephen’s School Council, Dr Brian Handley said Tony is a visionary educator.

“He has been instrumental in developing St Stephen’s School’s pedagogical and pastoral care practices, teacher development, integrated use of technology, and reinforced school-based service learning for students.”

Tony said it was with a great deal of sadness and pride that he was leaving the school.

“I have truly enjoyed serving the St Stephen’s School community. The community we have built together is vibrant, innovative and inspired – and these strengths have been recognised by The King’s School. The school will continue to build upon its excellent reputation as an innovative school that is growing young people to be global leaders.”

Top image: Principal of St Stephen’s School, Tony George, with students from the school.

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