"Co-curricular is so much more than sport, it’s about connecting with community, serving others, pursuing new interests and equipping kids with healthy habits for life."

Peter Wilson

Director of Co-Curricular Activities

Master of Education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Educational Studies, Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Certificate III & IV Fitness, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

In a career that has combined teaching, pastoral care, learning support, coaching, sports administration and management, Peter Wilson is as comfortable in the co-curricular space as he is in the classroom.

What started as a job in teaching, first at Ipswich Grammar, and then in various schools (across various roles) in the state and independent system, has become a lifelong passion for education in all its forms.

After completing a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Educational Studies, Peter developed a keen interest in the ‘thinking behind thinking’ while teaching maths and junior science at Ipswich Grammar. This saw him take on new roles, including Head of Year 8, where he helped to implement Professor Brendan Bartlett’s pedagogical framework, Learning Made Easy, which changed the way educators thought about curriculum development and delivery.

From here, Peter went on to complete his Masters in Education, where he focused on cognition and reading theory. Yet it wasn’t until he was approached to run the activities program, while working at Mansfield State Highschool, that the co-curricular theme would emerge. Following this, Peter made the move to Brisbane Boys’ College to manage the school’s rugby program, involving more than 550 students and around 60 staff.

For Peter, developing new skills and pursing a range of interests has been key to his career; a philosophy evidenced by the roles he’s held from teacher to Director of Rugby, to Housemaster, to coordinating the delivery of certificate programs in fitness, to spending two seasons with the Broncos, right through to where he finds himself today at SCOTS PGC.

It’s also a philosophy he’s carried into the College’s co-curricular program with Peter placing a strong emphasis on ensuring students can engage in a broad range of experiences that enable them to develop a broad range of skills.