The Head of Senior School is Peter Tooke, who has held the position since 1999. Peter was born in Singapore and undertook primary education both in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur before moving to Perth where he completed his secondary schooling.
Peter undertook a BSc at the University of Western Australia, followed by a Dip Ed, B Ed and finally an M Ed, having been attracted into teaching by his Alma Mater, Christ Church Grammar School. Since then he has taught in the UK and in Australia, including appointments as Senior Master at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth, Deputy Headmaster at Brisbane’s Anglican Church Grammar School and Headmaster of Pulteney Grammar School in Adelaide.
A very active sportsman in his youth, Peter played high level cricket and AFL football until his knees told him ‘enough!’ Since then he enjoys golf (three holes-in-one to his name already) and skiing.
He loves classical and pop music, his favourite musical is ‘Les Miserables’, favourite singer Robbie Williams, and he is still attempting to conquer the digeridoo. His favourite red wine is Rockford’s Basket Press Shiraz, his favourite meal beef wellington with the works and his AFL team is the mighty West Coast Eagles.
“During my career I have maintained a passion for single sex education especially in the adolescent years and believe in the building of self esteem and resilience for young men.
I have long believed in the provision of pastoral care through a vertical House system. Breadth and balance are keys to a successful pathway through the Bluestone and we certainly challenge our boys academically, artistically, culturally, physically and mentally. A number of significant rites of passage denote the various stages of the educational journey from dependence to independence and from imposed discipline to self discipline.
I hope our graduates leave us imbued with the ten MGS key values and go on to make their mark for the betterment of the State, Nation and beyond.
MGS is a very special place for staff and students alike. I love this community and hope you will develop a love of it too."
Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School