College Leadership

Helena College is fortunate to have experienced, highly skilled teaching professionals at every level who are committed to nurturing and challenging our students throughout their school years. The leadership approach is centred on the belief that young people are more likely to reach their full potential through education if there is a close and positive personal relationship between teacher, parent and student.

New Principal 2020

Experienced educator Peter Coombs will join the College in Semester Two 2020, taking over from Acting Principal Justin Pitt.

Peter holds a Masters in Education with a focus on school leadership, and he is an advocate of an inquiry-based approach to teaching with the aim of making learning purposeful for each student. He has spent the past twenty years as a teacher and school leader at international schools in Taiwan, Hong Kong, The Netherlands and Singapore. Before heading overseas, Peter taught at several schools in Melbourne, the last being Toorak College. He has presented at international education conferences on assessment and reporting and also served on independent school accreditation teams accrediting schools in Asia, Europe and Africa.

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