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Since then we have grown, moved, innovated, changed and developed to become what we are today – Bayside’s leading independent, truly coeducational school.
We have come a long way since that first day, but the last 100 years are just the beginning. Our story continues to unfold today, as each day over 1400 boys and girls from Early Learning to year 12 pass through our gates to learn, discover, play and grow. Every student, every parent and every staff member is part of that story, building on the past and contributing to the future of our school.
We are proud of our rich history and the heritage created by those who have gone before us, and we look to the future with hope and confidence.
Miss Rebecca Cullen establishes a private school at St Leonard's Church Hall with eight enrolled students on the first day
Enrolments grow to 117 requiring the school to move to a larger property in Were Street, Brighton
Miss Florence Munro becomes Headmistress
Miss Thelma Woolhouse appointed Headmistress.
With enrolments reaching 600 the school moves to its current home in South Road, Brighton East
Mr Richard Cornish appointed as the College's first Headmaster
Coeducation introduced with enrolments opening to boys, and the school is renamed St Leonard's College
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme introduced
Cornish Campus opens in Patterson River
Dr Timothy Hawkes appointed Principal
Dr Norman Fary appointed Principal
Dr Roger Hayward appointed Principal
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme introduced in our Junior School
Mr Stuart Davis appointed Principal
Cornish Campus closed and sold to the Uniting Church to operate as an independent school, Cornish College
St Leonard's College celebrates its Centenary
College celebrates 50 years of coeducation, 50 years of outdoor education and 40 years of the IB Programme.
Mr Pat Kenny appointed Acting Principal
Mr Peter Clague appointed Principal