Introducing our new Principal | Coomera Anglican College

Introducing our new Principal

We are delighted to introduce Mr. Patrick Innes-Hill as the new Principal of Coomera Anglican College.

Patrick is a highly regarded educator and leader with 30 years of experience in education.  He was previously the Principal at Emmanuel and Josiah Colleges on the Gold Coast and, most recently, the Head of Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.

A lifelong learner, Patrick has a BA (Hons) in English from Kingston University in London, the English Post Graduate teaching Qualification from the University of East Anglia, and a Masters in Education (Leadership and Applied Linguistics) from the Open University in the United Kingdom.  He is also a Lay Reader in the Church of England.

Patrick’s vision for Coomera Anglican College is that it can continue to lead the way in developing education that values every person’s dignity, which has breadth and depth, joy and hope, and the kind of meaningfulness that enables all its students to make a real difference in the world.

“I have a vision of a school that strives to nurture young adults who want to and can make a real difference in the world – young adults filled with what one of my educational heroes (Kurt Hahn) lists as: “an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.”

An avid lover of the arts, music, theatre, and literature - Patrick’s interests also include an array of outdoor sports namely swimming, scuba diving, hiking, and mountain biking, to name a few.

Patrick, his wife Helen, and their family look forward to joining the Coomera Anglican College Community.

“I feel deeply privileged to be taking on the role of Principal of Coomera Anglican College.  It is an amazing school with still more potential, and I am extremely excited to be able to be part of the next chapter in this unique school’s development. And, right now, what I am most excited about is simply getting to know our students and the wider College Community.”