Redlands Announces New Principal Commencing 2020

Posted on March 11, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Mr Stephen Webber has been appointed as our new Principal, succeeding Dr Peter Lennox from the start of the 2020 school year. Stephen will be joining us from Perth where he has been the Headmaster of Guildford Grammar School, one of Perth’s leading independent schools, for the past nine years. 

Stephen’s appointment concludes an extensive national and international search which has seen the Board consider an exceptional field of educators to select an educational leader of outstanding capabilities to continue our mission of providing a world recognised, contemporary education for our students.

Prior to taking up the position of Headmaster of Guildford Grammar School, Stephen was Head of Senior School at Wesley College WA, Director of Studies at St Peters College SA and taught Science and Mathematics at Trinity College SA. Stephen has a Master of Education from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide.

Throughout his career Stephen has fostered a culture of academic rigour and continuous improvement to curriculum programs, while supporting teaching excellence to meet the learning needs of students across a broad spectrum of abilities and interests. The School Board was impressed with many of Stephen’s qualities including his focus on 21st century skills of creative and critical thinking, interest in innovative program development, purpose driven leadership, commitment to quality pastoral care and enthusiastic support of our School’s mission to develop engaged global citizens who will make a positive difference in the world.

Stephen will succeed Dr Peter Lennox after he retires at the conclusion of the 2019 academic year. Dr Lennox has led Redlands with distinction for the past twelve years and the Board would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank him for his outstanding contribution to the School. Under his leadership, Redlands has continued to achieve excellent academic results, whilst at the same time encouraging the broad scope of co-curricular activities that enable our children to “let their light shine”.

Stephen is very much looking forward to building upon Dr Lennox’s legacy when he commences at Redlands in January 2020.  We warmly welcome Stephen to the Redlands community.