Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership

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Extending over three levels, the Nigel Peck Centre for Leadership and Learning (CLL) offers a centralised resource-rich learning environment for Wadhurst and Senior School students.

Opened in 2008, it houses:

  • the Parncutt Library, which holds a collection of more than 50,000 books and electronic resources for both Wadhurst and Senior School students. 
    It has many areas designed for private study and small group collaboration. 
    The Library also has space for three classes to operate in the Library without disturbing each other.
  • the 220-seat Higgins Theatrette which is used for various student-focused learning and cocurricular activities, staff professional development, community events and more
  • two large seminar rooms
  • exhibition spaces for student artwork and academic displays


About Nigel Peck AM (OM 1945)

The CLL was named in honour of Mr Nigel Peck AM in recognition of his outstanding service to the School over many years. One of the School’s most prolific benefactors, he also gave generously of his time, expertise and experience.

The founder of a highly successful industrial electrical products firm, Mr Peck’s foresight, drive and energy had a significant impact on the evolution of the School over more than 50 years.

When remembering his time at Melbourne Grammar School, Mr Peck spoke of his desire to seize every opportunity to participate in School life. This approach extended beyond graduation into achievements across multiple fields of endeavour including winning two sailing world championships.