Ms Jenny Williams


Principal Firbank

As Firbank Grammar School Grammar’s 10th Principal, Ms Jenny Williams is a passionate and dedicated leader. She believes that every child should be allowed to live up to their potential so that they may become an extraordinary person. Jenny is committed to working with staff to provide exceptional educational opportunities at Firbank Grammar School so that the School’s girls and boys can form a lifelong love of learning.

Ms Williams believes in working with the School community to nurture the well-being of our students and encourages students to live Firbank Grammar School’s values every day.

Jenny inspires students to look beyond themselves and show kindness and compassion to others. She feels that knowing and caring for each student at Firbank Grammar School Grammar will foster academic excellence and individual and team success.

Leandra Turner

Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School

Leandra Turner Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School

“Firbank Grammar School’s Senior School is the perfect place for our students to learn, grow and become leaders. We encourage our girls to be conquerors of learning and to face new challenges with the knowledge that they will be supported by the very best teachers, curriculum and our strong School community. Firbank Grammar School supports students in their endeavours so that they may achieve, be adaptable and strive to give new opportunities a go.”

Brad Nelsen

Head of Campus, Junior School, Sandringham

Brad Nelsen Head of Campus, Junior School, Sandringham

Mr Brad Nelsen has been Head of Sandringham Campus since 2014, helping the girls and boys there grow and develop, enabling them to thrive as they prepare to enter Senior School and life beyond.

Brad has a long association with Firbank Grammar School and has held many academic positions at various independent schools. He has taught in London and Australia with previous roles, including Upper Primary Coordinator, Deputy Head of Junior School and Head of Junior School, and Assistant Principal.

Believing that schools must prepare students for life by enabling them to have integrity and empathy makes Brad perfect to lead Firbank Grammar School’s Sandringham Junior Campus.

Melanie Smith

Head of Campus, Junior School, Brighton

Melanie Smith Head of Campus, Junior School, Brighton

Mrs Melanie Smith took the position as Head of Campus for Firbank Grammar School’s Turner House in October 2020. With extensive experience at Firbank Grammar School, both as a staff member and an Old Grammarian, Mel thrive in leading our Brighton Girls Junior Campus, maintaining a close relationship with students, staff and parents.

Before accepting the role as Head of Campus, Mel served Firbank Grammar School as the Acting Co-Head of Turner House, proving her capability for the position. Mel’s other functions include Educational Leader of the Early Learning Centre and Primary Years Program Coordinator. Mel was also responsible for coordinating our Junior School curriculum, from Early Learning to Year 6.

Mel’s success in these roles has come from her compassion, understanding, passion for teaching and deep knowledge of Firbank Grammar School.