Staff Spotlight: Kester Lee

Dr Kester Lee | Deputy Principal | 27 March 2023

Introducing our fantastic Deputy Principal, Dr Kester Lee! Dr Lee commenced at St Luke's at the beginning of 2023 and has settled into the School Community with ease.


What makes St Luke's Grammar School special?

I love that St Luke’s is coeducational, encompasses the full range of C-12 ages, and is based on the Christian faith. In these first few weeks I’ve found that St Luke’s has a vibrant, welcoming community and that students, parents, and staff are always happy to say hello and engage in a warm and friendly way.

What do you love about teaching?

Originally, I went into teaching because it was an opportunity to share my passion for mathematics, and from serving at my local church I knew that I would enjoy working with children and young adults. Now with two children of my own, I appreciate even more the importance of being able to guide and work alongside young people, encouraging them in not just their academic studies but their early steps through life.

What can you be found doing when you’re not teaching?

Family time is a big component when you have a 10 year-old daughter and a son of 18 months. Ideally I’d also be out playing some tennis, enjoying making music (on the violin, piano, or the guitar and drums if I’m being more adventurous), some travel as the kids get older (particularly revisiting the UK and USA), and watching a movie. Some of it’s pretty normal stuff, but often that’s where the real magic happens!

What is your favourite book?

Lately I’ve been enjoying reading some investigative journalism and “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou is a fascinating chronicle of what happened with the infamous blood-testing company Theranos. However, I also can’t go past a good fantasy novel and “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman is probably my favourite stand-alone tale – inventive, rollicking good fun.