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The Hill years

Mr AJ de V Hill succeeded Mr Moyes in 1982. One of his first duties was to invite Mr Moyes to open the new McClemans Boarding House.

The next five years saw significant developments in the school curriculum and system of pastoral care. A focus on music was promoted with the School joining with St George’s Cathedral to provide the Cathedral Director of Music and the Cathedral Choir. The outdoor education centre at Kooringal, near Dwellingup, was extensively redeveloped and its courses became an essential part of each student’s education.

Broad changes were made to the education curriculum, including compulsory study of a foreign language from Year 1 to Year 8.

The School Council established a new Computing Centre, a new building at Kooringal, a greatly extended Music School in the old Preparatory School, a fully-equipped Drama Workshop and Media Studio in Memorial Hall and a new Preparatory School. Financial support from parents and Old Boys enabled the School to spend more than $2 million on new facilities in less than three years. A major appeal in 1984 yielded $850,000.

After serving as Headmaster for six years, Mr Hill left in December 1987.