School Principal

Elisabeth Rhodes is Lowther Hall’s 13th Principal. A passionate advocate for girls’ education, Elisabeth’s commitment to Lowther Hall, its values and ethos is longstanding. Prior to her appointment as Principal, Elisabeth played a key role in the successful growth and development of Lowther Hall as the School’s Deputy Principal for ten years.

Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Education (School Leadership). Her tertiary qualifications were gained at the University of Melbourne.


Elisabeth was educated at Presbyterian Ladies' College and worked at Yarra Valley Anglican Grammar School, Donvale Christian College and Methodist Ladies' College before coming to Lowther Hall. She is a communicant member of the Anglican Church.

I honestly believe I have the best job in the world! Working every day with our girls and helping them to discover more about the world and about themselves is an absolute privilege. I like to follow each girls' journey and to get to know her as a learner so that I can work with the staff to ensure she gets the best possible education for her particular needs. I am fortunate to have a team of dedicated professionals working with me to achieve the School's mission, and a School Council which offers clear guidance and support. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the School further, please feel free to make an appointment to speak with me in person.

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