Head of Junior School Appointment

Posted 19 November 2021 11:46am

To the CGGS community,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter McDonald to the position of Head of Junior School. Peter is well known to the CGGS community, having been in the role of Deputy Head of Junior School and ELC since the beginning of 2021, and Director of Junior School (Year 3 to 6) in 2017.  Prior to his move to CGGS in 2017, Peter held the position of the Assistant Head of Junior School – PYP Coordinator, at Radford College for almost three years, and has taught internationally in the United Kingdom.

Peter brings significant International Baccalaureate experience to this role, with experience as both an IB workshop leader and site visitor, both in the PYP and in the MYP. He is an accredited assessor for Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher certification and holds the Experienced Teacher accreditation himself. Peter has participated in and has led a wide range of initiatives in his career, including mentoring staff through the accreditation and certification process, facilitating increased connections between families and school, the promotion of Mathematics across the primary sector, leading the PYP in all areas in his former school, and as a lecturer for aspirant teachers at Western Sydney University.

Peter is committed to the education offered at CGGS to boys and girls, and is well placed to continue the award winning work that the Junior School and ELC teams have been doing. We are thrilled that we were able to appoint a new Head of Junior School from within our highly capable staff and congratulate Peter on this appointment.


Anna Owen