Helen Finlay

Principal, St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School (SA)

After an extensive search of educational leaders with demonstrated credentials, the St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School Council has announced the appointment of Helen Finlay as the next Principal of the school, to commence in 2021. The comprehensive recruitment process , conducted by Hutton Consulting Australia, commenced in March of this year and attracted an excellent field of candidates from within Australia and overseas.

Helen is currently the Head of Junior School, St Philip’s Christian School, Gosford, and Director of Teaching and Learning across the whole school (Reception to Year 12). She has previously been an education consultant for the NSW Association of Independent Schools, and taught at St Luke’s Anglican School Bayview and Oxford Falls Grammar School.

Helen holds a Master of Education from the University of NSW, Certificate of Gifted Education from the University of NSW, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from Macquarie University, and is currently completing her Masters of Education Leadership at Macquarie University.

Helen is enthusiastic, engaging, and has extensive teaching experience in primary education, together with considerable International Baccalaureate experience and accreditation. She is a passionate, innovative and resourceful leader in education, with a proven ability to cast vision, drive twenty first century learning, and lead staff through the necessary changes of school improvement. As an experienced speaker, she has presented at education conferences and written and delivered over thirty professional development courses for teachers and education leaders, and consulted to principals and teachers across a range of Independent Schools.

Hutton Consulting Australia congratulates Helen on her appointment.