In 2019, Canberra Grammar School continued its transition to full co-education across all years by accepting its first intake of girls into boarding. In 2020, the School moved to a new model of residential and pastoral care with the appointing of two new Heads of Boarding.
Jenny Hunter, Head of Girls’ Boarding
Jenny joined CGS in 2019 and has taken the role of Head of Girls’ Boarding. In her early career, she enjoyed working as a PDHPE teacher and Head of Sport before taking up as a role of Head of House and focusing on student well-being. Jenny has a passion for building relationships and promoting young people to become independent, capable citizens who are ready for the world. She believes in encouraging all under her care to strive for personal fulfilment and has a strong desire to lead her staff in supporting the aspirations of all students while developing them into happy and confident people. Jenny had two sons who attended CGS, and she is joined by her husband, living on campus, who helps to transport the boarders to various activities around Canberra.
Kiel Brown, Head of Boys’ Boarding
Joining CGS in 2020 as the Head of Boys’ Boarding, Kiel brings a strong set of skills developed from working as a psychologist, with the past five years working in an educational setting. Before this, he worked in homeless transitional support services and was a member of the Australian Men’s Hockey Team for almost a decade. Kiel is passionate about working with young people in the residential education setting, and his philosophy on boarding centres on creating an environment where every study feels safe, valued and connected, and is provided developmentally appropriate opportunities to explore themselves and their world. He is joined on campus by his wife Jessica and three young sons, Taylor, Finlay and Lennox, who are particularly excited to get to know the students and families of the CGS Boarding community.