Five Heads of School have led SCEGGS since 1895:

  • Miss Edith Badham (1895-1920)
  • Miss Dorothy Wilkinson (1921-1947)
  • Miss Barbara Chisholm (1947-1977)
  • Miss Diana Bowman (1978-1995)
  • Ms Jenny Allum (1996 +)

Under their leadership, SCEGGS has expanded from a terrace house in 1895 to a campus incorporating the new Joan Freeman Science, Art and Technology Centre, the new libraries, a new Primary School, Senior Studies Centre, Performing Arts Centre, Sports Hall, Great Hall, and many other buildings containing attractive, functional classrooms surrounded by appropriate, appealing outdoor areas and playground spaces for students.

Jenny Allum

Jenny Allum Ms Jenny Allum B.Sc. M.A. D.Litt. Dip. Ed. F.A.C.E. In her twenty-fifth year at SCEGGS Ms Allum is… Read More

Diana Bowman

1978-1995 Background Diana Bowman was the first SCEGGS Old Girl to be appointed Head of School. She was also the… Read More

Barbara Chisholm

Background Originally from New Zealand, Barbara Chisholm completed her Bachelor of Arts at Canterbury University College in 1939 and had… Read More

Dorothy Wilkinson

1921 -1947 Background Born in England, Dorothy Wilkinson emigrated to Tasmania at the age of six, returning to England for… Read More

Edith Badham

1895 – 1920 Background Edith Annesley Badham, SCEGGS’ first headmistress, was born at Louth, Lincolnshire in December 1853, the eldest… Read More