Principal Lester Saegenschnitter

The Principal at Adelaide International School has a breadth of experience in Independent School leadership in 3 Australian states and leads a team of committed professionals within the school.

Before being appointed as the Principal of Adelaide International School,
Lester Saegenschnitter completed a tenure of 12 years as Principal of the highly regarded Concordia College in Adelaide. Concordia is an International Baccalaureate School and under his leadership, Lester developed and enhanced the international program at the College including the introduction of the IB Diploma Programme and the growth of overseas student enrolments at the school.

His background includes leadership in the Science Faculty of 3 different schools and was the Dean of Student Welfare at another school. He was the Director of Studies and Deputy Principal of Concordia College prior to being appointed as Principal.

Lester has visited China and Vietnam many times in recent years and has highly respected relationships with key agencies in these countries.

A belief in the benefits of multicultural understanding and the importance of international educational experiences is very evident in his approach to education.

Lester brings to Adelaide International School a commitment to support students in their learning within an environment that provides quality academic experiences for all students.