Mr Daniel Walker – B.A. B.Ed. (UQ), M.Ed. (Monash), MACEL.

Mr Daniel Walker is Canterbury’s fifth Principal, having joined the College in 2019.

As our Principal, Dan is committed to Canterbury College being known as a school which inspires ‘all-roundedness’ in its students. Although he sees academic achievement as our number one priority, the engagement of students in a range of sport, music and the arts, service and leadership opportunities is our overarching goal.

His “formula” for achievement is built around the following:


Mr Walker’s previous roles in pastoral, academic, co-curricular and human resources leadership roles engender in him a clear idea of what makes a successful school. He sees the great strength of Canterbury is our ability to deliver a seamless, age-appropriate education for students from 3 to 18 years of age. The concept of ‘journey’ through 14 years of education at Canterbury is an important part of what makes our school so special.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government, History and Economics and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Queensland. His Masters of Education in the field of organisational behaviour was awarded by Monash University.  Mr Walker has taught History, Economics and English in his career which has spanned boys’, girls’, coeducational, public and independent schools. As Principal, Mr Walker teaches a class, as do all other senior leadership staff at Canterbury.

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