St Leonard’s College Welcomes New Principal – Mr Peter Clague

We are delighted to welcome Mr Peter Clague, who commences his role as Principal of St Leonard’s College today. Peter and his wife Sarndra are New Zealand born but join us from Worcestershire in the UK, where Peter has been the Headmaster of Bromsgrove School for the past eight years. Prior to Bromsgrove, Peter was the Executive Principal of Auckland’s Kristin School. Like St Leonard’s, Bromsgrove and Kristin are progressive schools that span early learning through to secondary education. Both schools offer dual tertiary pathways of the IB Diploma Programme and the local qualification in a co-educational setting and share a similar ethos to St Leonard’s.

Peter is an inspiring and whole-hearted educational leader excited by the opportunity to lead St Leonard’s College. The College Council is excited to support Peter as he embarks on his role as the tenth Principal of our great school.

Peter’s values and experience complement St Leonard’s educational innovation and excellence, and he strongly believes in the benefits of co-education. He is a passionate advocate for a progressive and holistic education that enables young people to thrive and excel academically and personally. Peter’s emphasis on the importance of community aligns with ours, and I know he is very much looking forward to forging new relationships across our community.

Peter and Sarndra look forward to immersing themselves in our St Leonard’s College community and we are confident they will both be warmly welcomed by all as they settle into Bayside.

To ensure the smooth transition of leadership, Acting Principal, Mr Pat Kenny, will continue to be the key point of contact until the end of the term as Peter familiarises himself with the College, meeting students and staff across the campus.

The College Council has very much enjoyed working with Pat, and we share the appreciation that staff, students, and parents have for his strong leadership. We extend Pat our deepest gratitude for his dedication and service to the College.


Jen Neate

Chair, St Leonard’s College Council