Mrs Erica Thomas became Head of Newcastle Grammar School in October 2014. She has worked at leading Independent Schools in NSW including SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Barker College, Kincoppal-Rose Bay and Queenwood.
She attended Macquarie University where she obtained her initial degree - a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching in English and History. She went on to further study and achieved a Masters’ degree in Curriculum.
Mrs Thomas held various leadership positions in schools before arriving at Newcastle Grammar School. These included over one year as an Acting Principal, six years as a Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School, A Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Curriculum, Director of Boarding and Department Head. She is a passionate educator who enjoys her daily interactions with students and staff. She actively encourages students to think outwardly and flexibly as they prepare to meet the challenges of a changing world.
At Newcastle Grammar School we have a strong desire to help each student reach their potential and maximise their abilities so that they are ultimately able to lead lives of purpose and success.
We believe that education should be rich in curriculum offerings and co-curricular opportunities as well as provide an environment where student wellbeing and personal growth are encouraged.
We are proud of our history of success for over 100 years and our forward looking vision.
Newcastle Grammar School is a wonderful place for young people to learn and grow and it is indeed a privilege to lead the School and work positively to provide a quality learning environment.