Principal from 1974 - 1993
Warren Stone was Kilvington's first male Principal, filling this role from 1974 – 1993.
A firm supporter of the Arts, Mr Stone encouraged the Music and English departments to produce the school first-ever musical in 1975, Gilbert & Sullivan's H M S Pinafore. The remarkable success of this production led to a cherished tradition of Kilvington musicals which continues to this day. Mr Stone was also a strong supporter and promoter of Kilvington concerts, which were performed at Robert Blackwood Hall.
Under Mr Stone's guidance, Kilvington enjoyed a burgeoning reputation as a fine girls’ school. Facilities were expanded and improved during his tenure: buildings were renovated and modernised, Dalton Hall was completed and the current Senior School was built, among other achievements.
Religious Education formed a large part of the Kilvington curriculum under Mr Stone. The students received an Assembly book with responsive readings, hymns and prayers. Kilvington attended annual Church services with Strathcona and Carey at this time, and benefited from its strong connection with the Baptist Union.
Mr Stone has a very close family, and his wife was responsible for writing the Religious Education curriculum used in State primary schools at the time. A firm believer in the importance of a good work-life balance, he advised staff to set aside time for family, which he believed should be sacrosanct.
In Assembly, Mr Stone was famous for terrifying ‘talkers’ with his famous saying, ‘I’ll see you in my office after Assembly. You know who I mean.’ However, he was always extremely supportive of staff and students: each year at Kilvington was concluded by a staff-student match, in which he was always an enthusiastic participant.