Christ Church Grammar School announce new principal

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Dear Christ Church Community Members,

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Jones as our next Principal. 

Alan has been appointed after an extremely competitive and intensive recruitment process. He is currently the Acting Headmaster/Deputy Headmaster of The Hutchins School in Hobart, Tasmania, an Anglican K-12 day and boarding boys’ school. He is a highly respected educator with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.

Alan is a product of a boys’ school and has held executive positions in well respected boys’ and girls’ schools. He has an excellent understanding of creating and delivering a rigorous age and stage education based on the advantages of boys’ schooling.

Alan currently serves on the Anglican School Australia Board of Management as the Tasmanian representative. His educational philosophy is based on Christian values and strongly advocates equality and social justice. He believes, from an ethical perspective, in educating students to be internationally minded ensuring they have the skills to succeed in their globalised world.

Alan’s professional background includes leadership positions at The Hutchins School in Hobart, Tasmania and at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, Haileybury School and Huntingtower School all located in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a teacher of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and has held positions which include, Head of Science, Head of Sport, Pastoral care co-ordinator, Head of administration, Head of Senior School and Deputy Headmaster.

Alan brings experience in leading educational communities through rigorous external accreditations including the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Primary Years Program (PYP).  He is skilled in developing, communicating and implementing strategic plans.

Alan is a keen cricketer and hockey player, having represented his State in both sports at various levels. He has also competed locally and internationally in triathlons, iron man events and marathons.

Alan is married with two children who are currently studying in Melbourne and Hobart and together with his wife Carol, is looking forward to becoming part of the Christ Church community.  

Alan has a strong foundation on which to build, and I look forward to introducing him to the Christ Church community and know that he will be made very welcome as Principal commencing January 1, 2016. School Council believe Alan’s values, vision and passion will ensure the School continues to build on its reputation as one of Australia’s leading boys’ schools, and look forward with enthusiasm to this new era for Christ Church Grammar School.


Yours sincerely

John Poynton AM - Chairman

Christ Church Grammar School Council