Leadership and Service Learning | Melbourne Grammar School

Leadership and Service Learning

Creating leaders who will empower rather than dictate, mentor rather than instruct, inspire rather than intimidate and create rather than replicate.

As we believe that every individual has leadership capabilities, we integrate learning about leadership into a broad range of academic and co-curricular programmes, encouraging our students to develop their minds and learn from their actions.

Drawing on a range of theories and models, we place a strong emphasis on wisdom and engaged action. This results in the development of leadership skills and integrity with a focus on the dynamics of the process rather than the explicit outcome of becoming a leader. In equipping students with the skills required to live with purpose in a rapidly changing world, we prepare them to think and respond in a constructive and ethical way to the dilemmas of our times.

Our leadership programme is embodied in the Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, a world-class facility housing an extensive library, lecture hall and information technology hub.

Leadership in the Curriculum

Leadership development is formally integrated into the curriculum and co-curricular activities at all levels in order that our students develop ethical hearts, engaged minds and meaningful relationships that contribute to the community.

Service Learning


At Melbourne Grammar School, we value the significance of leadership as ‘service’ and the importance of teamwork within a strong ethical and moral dimension.

Through our Service Learning programme at Wadhurst and Senior School, the students are able to meaningfully connect with local and international communities through volunteering and philanthropic opportunities.

In this section



Phil O'Connor
Phil O'Connor
Head of Service Learning and Indigenous Programme Manager

Phil is the Head of Service Learning across the School and manages our Values in Action programme and popular Community Speaker Series. Phil is also our Indigenous Programme Manager and acts as a link between the School, our Indigenous students and their families.

Matt Houniet
Matt Houniet
Leadership & Service Learning Coordinator - Wadhurst

Matt drives Wadhurst's Service Learning programme and manages the School's relationship with partners such as Mission House. He is also a Teacher of History.

John Donaldson
John Donaldson
Leadership Coordinator - Grimwade House

John is a Teacher of Year 5 at Grimwade House and he also manages our junior school's Leadership and Service Learning programme.

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