Welcome to our new Headmaster
The Chairperson of the Board, Professor Marcus Haward is pleased to welcome Dr Rob McEwan as the 19th Headmaster of The Hutchins School. Dr McEwan commenced his appointment on 1 January 2017 following the retirement of the previous Headmaster, Mr Warwick Dean. Dr McEwan was appointed following an international and national search that considered a number of outstanding candidates.
Dr McEwan has had a distinguished career in education, first as a classroom teacher of music from all levels Kindergarten to Year 12 and more recently in senior leadership positions including his most recent position as Head of Senior School at Scotch College in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to his position at Scotch College Dr McEwan was Deputy Headmaster/Head of Senior School at Newcastle Grammar School.
Dr McEwan has a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Tasmania, a Masters in Education from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Education from the WACAE. He has additional qualifications in information and communications technology and business administration and is currently completing an MBA from the University of Newcastle. He is also a member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE) and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (MACEL).
Dr McEwan’s doctoral thesis focused on student motivation. He is committed to excellence in education and has been involved in a range of initiatives, including staff professional development and the development of whole school critical thinking skills program in schools across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Dr McEwan is an active member of the Anglican Church and will continue to develop and grow The Hutchins School’s commitment to its Christian faith as embodied in the School’s Mission and Guiding Statements.
Dr McEwan is married to Gaye and has a son, Tom. His interests include music (playing the trumpet), sport (cricket and Australian Rules Football) and enjoys classic car restoration.