When a student attends Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, he or she receives the benefit of an education from teachers distinguished by dedication and expertise. The high quality of our teachers is reflected in the school being admitted to the prestigious University of Melbourne Network of Schools.

Our teachers are as inquisitive as our students, constantly updating their knowledge and skills to refine their wisdom for today’s classroom. A network of expert department heads and support staff, from the library to IT, ensures the academic year is planned and executed to provide the best possible learning experience for every student.

The promotion of professional development is a core value of the school. We encourage the professional learning of our teachers to enhance our culture of thinking and our commitment to supporting student wellbeing.

Since 2014, our teachers have been working on inquiry-action projects with Ron Ritchhart, Senior Research Associate of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to develop greater understandings and educational strategies associated with Harvard’s well known culture of thinking.

School Leadership

The management structure of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School is headed by the Principal and the Vice Principal who oversee the various Heads of Section, senior management and staff. The Heads of Section supervise the day to day running of each section, as well as dedicated teams who are responsible for individual areas of study, co-curricular activities and student wellbeing.

This structure ensures that students benefit from personal care at every level, with the support of a small school environment as well as the resources of a large and diverse school community.

Board of Management

The Board of Management provides sound expertise for effective governance. Not only do the Chair and Directors of the Board bring a range of invaluable skills and experience, they all have a longstanding affiliation with the school as either former students, or current or former parents, or grandparents.

The Board is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the financial management of the school, providing its physical facilities and supporting the work of the Principal and staff in the provision of exemplary education, student wellbeing and community values.

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