About our Principal, Stuart Meade
Stuart Meade has enjoyed a distinguished career and joined Matthew Flinders Anglican College in 2017 as an established leader. He is currently also Principal in Residence at Bond University. Stuart was previously Headmaster at one of Australia’s leading schools, Hale School, in Perth, where he had been Head for 14 years. Previously, he served as Deputy Headmaster at Cranbrook School in Sydney, and prior to that, Deputy Head of Newcastle Grammar School.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Master of Education degrees from UNE and USQ, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stuart has served on the Board of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, was Chair of the Principals’ Advisory Panel of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (WA) and is a member of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian College of Educational Leaders. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.
Having coached the Australian Schools Rugby Union team from 1997-2000, he currently serves as Vice-President of the Australian Schools Rugby Union.
Stuart’s overarching philosophy is that a school, in the context of a Christian community, should seek to inspire students to learn, lead and serve as they strive for excellence together. Stuart believes the core of any great school is the quality of teaching and the calibre of its teachers. He also believes the values which are the foundation of Christian principles should underpin the leadership of the school so the students are well prepared to serve their families and the wider world. He believes that a school striving for excellence must understand that its role is not simply achieving high academic standards, but developing and nurturing the young hearts and minds entrusted to it.