Mrs Erica Thomas became Head of Newcastle Grammar School in October 2014. Her long history of leadership in Independent Schools in NSW before her appointment at Newcastle Grammar School, uniquely placed her in a position to prepare and develop the strategic direction of our School. Mrs Thomas 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 global environment. Since 2014, the School has undergone strategic and master planning, has introduced the world class Positive Education approach for student wellbeing, joined the Round Square organisation and consistently achieved outstanding academic results. Newcastle Grammar School is the leading K-12 Independent School in the Hunter Region where the School's extensive and unparalleled academic and co-curricular opportunities provide students with the freedom and support to embark on their own outstanding futures.
Mrs Thomas contributes to the success of education in our region through her involvement on the Executive Committee of the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) and co-education in NSW through leadership in the HICES Organisation (Heads of Independent Coeducational Schools). She is currently a member of the Association of Independent Schools Advisory Council.
"With over 100 years providing unrivalled educational outcomes in our region, we know that academic excellence extends far beyond outstanding school results. Woven through every student’s journey at NGS are our values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. It is how our students consistently graduate as individuals who are adaptable and confidently prepared to take on an evolving global landscape. Our School strives to offer students outstanding opportunities through challenging classroom environments, a dynamic co-curricular programme and a structured approach to student wellbeing.
Newcastle Grammar School is a wonderful place for young people to learn and grow. It is indeed a privilege to lead the School and work with staff and students to provide a quality holistic learning environment."