PETER ELLIS & PETER HUTTON
Co-principals Templestowe College
Co-principals Hutton and Ellis not only work to improve their own school but also lead the Templestowe College (TC) consultancy, a group of students and staff committed to supporting other school communities in taking on genuine models of student empowerment. TC has no bells, no year levels and no detentions. Students, supported by staff and their families, develop their own five-year individualised learning plan and develop their own academic program from more than 150 electives. Students can even take time out of the curriculum to write a book, run their own business or pursue a passion of their choice. TC employs over 80 of its own students to help run the school, including in areas such as IT, reception, maintenance and even tutoring other students.