The Headmaster (since 2003)
Mr Peter Hauser, born in Melbourne, was educated at Wesley College. After completing an Economics degree at Monash University he worked as a Management Consultant. He then decided to return to the university to fulfil a desire to be a teacher. He taught at a suburban high school for five years and was then seconded by the Education Department of Victoria to its Head Office as a curriculum specialist. After two years he left the Education Department and joined the teaching staff of Scotch College, the oldest independent boys’ school in Melbourne. During his 14 years at Scotch College, he held many positions of responsibility. At various times he was House Master and Head of the Commerce Department and for ten years he was the Group Master of Years 11 and 12.
The Deputy Headmaster
Mr John Anderson is the School’s Deputy Headmaster. Mr Anderson commenced this role in 2018 following his position as Head of Senior School from June 2012. Prior to this appointment he was the School’s Director of Sport and Activities for eight years. Before coming to Toowoomba Grammar School, Mr Anderson was the Acting Principal of Blackheath and Thornburgh College in Charters Towers.
The Head of Senior School
Mr Mark Oliphant has been appointed as the Head of Senior School beginning January 2018. In 2005 Mr Oliphant was employed at Toowoomba Grammar School as a teacher of Health and Physical Education and Science. Mr Oliphant was also the Boyce Boarding Housemaster from 2009 until he departed in 2011 after accepting a role at Newington College in Sydney as Boarding Housemaster and Director of Athletics and Cross Country. Mr Oliphant has subsequently worked at Churchie as the Director of Boarding. Mark has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Education Degree.
The Head of Junior School
Mr Scott Campbell has been the Head of the Junior School since 2004. He holds the degree of Master of Education and prior to his appointment to Toowoomba Grammar School was the Deputy Head of the Junior School at Newington College, a GPS school of NSW. Mr Campbell is a specialist in the education of primary age boys in Australia.
The Director of Studies
Before commencing as the Director of Studies at Toowoomba Grammar School in January 2016 Dr Alison Young was Head of the Science Faculty at ‘Churchie’. Dr Young has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology from the University of Queensland and also holds the degrees of Master of Teaching and Master of Learning Innovation (Leadership), both degrees conferred by Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Prior to her eight years at Churchie, Dr Young spent five years at Brisbane Grammar School as a teacher of Senior Biology. She is also a former lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology.
The Director of Sport and Activities
The Director of Sport & Activities is Mr Wesley Dunne who joined the School in 2018. Mr Dunne was formerly the Sportsmaster of Saint Ignatius’ Riverview (a member school of the GPS Association of NSW). Mr Dunne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and a Diploma in Education specialising in Inclusive Education. He has taught Geography and History from Years 8 – 12 and is fully cognisant of how a GPS sporting program fits into Year 12 external examination schedules.
Mr Dunne has been a Master-in-Charge of Cricket, a 2nd XV Rugby Coach and a Basketball Coach and has a keen interest in all aspects of the School’s co-curricular program.
The Director of Boarding
Mr James Noble came to the School in 2008 as the Boarding Housemaster of Mackintosh House and was promoted to the position of Director of Boarding in 2010. As well as being the Director of Boarding, Mr Noble is also the Boarding Housemaster of Taylor House. Previously, he spent many years as a Housemaster at Nudgee College and whilst at the School also held the senior position of Acting Director of Senior School Students. Mr Noble has been a District Panellist in his main subject area, Accounting, and is also a teacher of Economics and Business Studies.
The Chief Financial Officer
With over twenty years’ experience in the independent school sector in Queensland, Mr Graham Woolacott provides prudent financial advice to the School’s Board of Trustees. Mr Woolacott also provides specialist financial and professional advice to the organisation, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), through his involvement in the Block Grant Authority. Mr Woolacott, a parent of a Toowoomba Grammar School Old Boy, came to the School in 2007 having transferred from Fairholme College in Toowoomba where he was the School’s Business Manager.
The Director of Enrolments & Marketing
Mr Ben Foley commenced his employment at Toowoomba Grammar School in December, 2010. Mr Foley, a former lawyer by profession, specialised in workplace, employment and discrimination law whilst in practice with previous experience in family law. Mr Foley also has a commercial background in the agribusiness sector, having worked for a publicly listed company in sales and marketing in Queensland and Victoria.