Dr. Andrew Cousins commenced as the seventh Principal of Clayfield College in Queensland in January 2020.
Dr. Cousins has an outstanding reputation as an education leader. Prior to his appointment at Clayfield College, he held the positions of Deputy Principal of Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Perth and Dean of Teaching and Learning and Dean of Middle Years Learning at Somerset College on the Gold Coast.
Dr. Cousins is passionate about inspiring a love of lifelong learning in young people, igniting their natural curiosity, and developing them to be bold, imaginative and reflective. “The education of the whole child and providing students with the opportunity to discover their talents have been of particular interest to me for a long time and formed the basis for my PhD in education,” Dr. Cousins said.
Dr. Cousins holds a Doctor of Philosophy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Music. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Associate of Music Australia (The Australian Music Examination Board) and served on the Board of Governors at Cromwell College at the University of Queensland.
He has published papers from his PhD in the Cambridge Journal of Education and the International Journal of Science Education.
Dr. Cousins’ strong spiritual and community values, passion for music and the sciences, together with his enthusiasm for great educational outcomes for students, align with the values and culture of Clayfield College.