BMus, BEdStuds, Dip Tchg, TTC, Cert Gifted Ed, LRSM
Current Professional memberships:
MACE (Member of Australian College of Educators)
Previous Professional memberships:
NSW History Teachers Association
Australian Institute of Management
1982-1989 - Secretary, Central Coast Rugby Union
1983-1989 - Vice President, NSW Country Rugby Union
1983-1989 - Member of NSW Rugby Union Management Committee
2005-2009 - Member of Curriculum Co-ordinators Committee, NSW Independent Schools
2005-present - Friends of the Performing Arts Precinct (Central Coast) - Member 2005-2008, President 2009-2014, Vice President 2014-present
Peter is an educator with forty years experience in Primary and Secondary education. He has taught in many Curriculum areas, including Music, English, Mathematics and Ancient and Modern History. Peter has worked in all areas of education provision, including public, systemic and private independent education. Peter brings to the Board a working knowledge of the NSW Curriculum and the new Australian Curriculum and their implications to CC Conservatorium. In addition, as a teacher and curriculum developer, he brings a working knowledge of current pedagogical practice and research.
Peter has served on a number of committees of educational, sporting and cultural organisations at a local and state level. Whilst serving on various sporting committees, Peter organised highly successful international rugby matches in Gosford and Country Week rugby carnivals. He acted as a liaison officer for visiting international teams, including the NZ All Blacks, the Argentinian Pumas, Hong Kong sevens team, Fiji and Canada. His skills and experience in governance, event organisation and people management greatly benefit the Central Coast Conservatorium.
Peter has a keen interest in music, both as a performer and listener. He played the tenor horn in a number of brass bands including the NZ B Grade Champion band; the City of Porirua Municipal Band. In addition, he studied French horn method and was a member of orchestras both in NZ and Australia, including the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. He has a passion for all genres of music and has taught music in the classroom, conducted school orchestras and choirs and assisted in the production of school musicals. He hopes his skills and experience benefit the Conservatorium in developing innovative music programs that foster its premier position as a provider of quality music education on the Central Coast.
Peter is committed to the growth of the Conservatorium and improvements in the delivery of all areas of its programs. He recognises the importance of music in the holistic education of our youth and is an advocate of CC Conservatorium’s Patron Richard Gill’s approach to music education.
History of Conservatorium
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.