Mrs Beryl Gregory

Beryl Elizabeth Gregory (nee Hargreaves) was born in Bendigo 27 July 1948. She was educated at Girton Church of England Grammar School and then at the University of Melbourne where she did a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She lived at University Women’s College where she became Senior Student.

She worked as an economist with the Commonwealth Statistician before doing Dip.Ed and then taught at St Vincent’s College Bendigo, and at MLC (Kew) where she was Senior Economics teacher. She left teaching to raise a family, returning in 1982 to Wesley College (Prahran) where she taught Economics, Mathematics and Legal Studies, becoming Coordinator of the Senior College. In 1990 she was appointed Vice Principal of Camberwell Anglican Girls’ Grammar School.

In her time at Camberwell she served as Acting Principal and also as Head of Ormiston, the junior school. At Camberwell she taught Economics, Legal Studies and Religious Studies.

In 1996 she was appointed Headmistress of Christ Church Grammar School and she held this appointment until she retired in December 2010.

She served on the Council of the University Women’s College (now University College) being deputy chair of the Council, and was made a Life Governor of the College. She also served on the executive of the College’s Past Students’ Association for many years. Since 1974 she has been a Civil Marriage Celebrant.

During her time at Christ Church she also served on the various committees associated with an Anglican School. For seven years she was a Member of the Board of Lifeworks (the Counselling agency for the Anglican Church) and also served as a member of the St Paul’s Cathedral Restoration Appeal.

She is currently a member of the Melbourne Grammar School council.

In 2004 she was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to education and the community.

She is married to Dr Alan Gregory AM, an educationist and historian, and has three adult children, Michael, Elizabeth and Christian and lives in East Malvern. She has been associated with St George’s Malvern as her parish church.