Leadership Team

Ms Peggy Mahy
B.A. (Hons), Dip.Ed., M.A., PostGrad.Cert.Ed.(International Baccalaureate), MACE, FACEL (ACT), GAICD

Bringing her extensive experience in education, Peggy commenced as Principal of The Scots School Albury in 2014. Starting her career in 1987 at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar as an English and History teacher, Peggy’s professional expertise today is in contemporary pedagogy, improving teacher quality, student learning and wellbeing.

Before joining Scots, Peggy was Deputy Principal, Head of Learning and Teaching at Radford College in Canberra for five years. She also has experience leading in the tertiary sector, specifically at Monash University where she was Deputy Principal of Monash College, working closely with international students and academic staff both on and off-shore. Prior to this, Peggy was Head of English and Director of Learning at St Catherine’s School, a girls’ school in Melbourne.

In all contexts, Peggy has sought to enhance the capabilities of teachers with a clear focus on outcomes for students. Peggy is also a firm believer in holistic education and in the power of experiential learning to transform lives. This belief drives her current involvement as a Board Director for the Outdoor Education Group.

Peggy loves her connection with the community at Scots and with the Border region which has warmly welcomed her and her family. Inspired by the rich history of The Scots School Albury, its commitment to outstanding holistic and progressive education, Peggy says, “Scots is the best school I have ever worked in. The calibre of students, professionalism of staff and commitment from families makes this School a unique place to be”.

“Scots is the best school I have ever worked in. The calibre of students, professionalism of staff and commitment from families makes this School a unique place to be.”

Deputy Principal
Mr David Armstrong
B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., Grad. Dip. Bus. Mngt., Vincent Fairfax Fellow, MACE, MACEL

David started at Scots in 2015 as Deputy Principal and is currently Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School.
David’s early education career was in Outdoor and Adventure Education, including many seasons, work as a whitewater rafting guide (which included fracturing his leg and consequential helicopter evacuation on the Snowy River – just ask him for the story!) and a freelance Outdoor Educator for a number of Victorian independent schools.

David moved to St Philip’s College in Alice Springs in 1997 as an Outdoor Education teacher, soon becoming Head of Outdoor Education. Over 18 years there, he held a number of roles, including Head of House and Head of Boarding. He spent five years as Assistant Deputy Headmaster (Students), a role focused on student wellbeing and supporting teachers quality engagement with students.

David was awarded a prestigious Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in 2001, which he rates as one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences of his life. The Fellowship is designed to develop the capacity of participants to make clearly thought through and ethical decisions as a leader. This was undertaken in various contexts in Australia (including remote North East Arnhem Land) and in Vietnam and Malaysia. He also served for more than 10 years as a Board Member of the Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre, a remarkable not-for-profit educational organisation north of Omeo.

Since moving to the Border region he has taken keenly to skiing with his family, and recently completed the first stage of telemark skiing instructor training. A lifelong relationship with the Victorian Alps has been reawakened, and he is enjoying the special pleasure of sharing them now with his own children.

A highlight of his role is working across the Junior and Senior School.

“The culture of learning, engagement and perseverance is very special here. It is evident in the classroom, as much as it is on the sporting field, the stage or in a whiteout on a snow day. When you combine this culture and attitude with our remarkable staff, it is little wonder that Scots students do as well as they do in so many domains.”


Head Of Junior School
Mr Matthew Boundy
B. A. (Music) B. Ed. (Primary)

With an extensive and successful career in education and leadership, Matthew has particular passion for students’ well-being and learning by doing. He is an energetic, talented and progressive educator from the Woodleigh School, on the Mornington Peninsula, where he has been a leader in teaching and learning, staff mentoring, and the Director of Young Round Square Initiatives for over 12 years.Before working at Woodleigh, Matthew’s career includes four years teaching at Wesley College in Melbourne where he was trained in the PYP. At Woodleigh, he has had a number of leadership roles and has been actively engaging with the PYP as that school transitions to an IB approach.Matthew holds a Bachelor of Education and is currently completing a Master of Education at the University of Melbourne.Privately, he is an enthusiastic musician and sportsman.
Business Operations Manager
Mrs Julie Ferrari
MBA, CPA Australia, B.Bus. (Accounting / Legal Studies)

With many years of strategic, people leadership and operations management experience from within the Corporate sector, Julie is a passionate and trusted business leader with a proven record of good governance, results delivery and process transformation. She brings strength in driving collaboration and communication across organisations and stakeholders.

She has a strong connection to the Albury Wodonga region, growing up in the area and starting her finance career at a local Accounting firm. Julie spent several years in Canberra working in both Corporate and Government role, returning to the Border with Mars Australia and held a variety of finance and operations leadership roles at Mars both locally in Australia and also globally (including living in the US for 4 years).

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business and Masters of Business Administration. She is also a member of CPA Australia.

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