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

Mr Daniel Walker is Canterbury’s fifth Principal. He joined Canterbury in 2019 from Seymour College in Adelaide, where he was the Deputy Principal. He is an experienced school leader, having also served at the Anglican Church Grammar School as Deputy Head of Senior School, and at Brisbane State High School, where he was Head of Humanities and then Deputy Principal.

Mr Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government, History and Economics and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Queensland. He completed his Masters of Education (Leadership and Management) at Monash University.  Mr Walker has taught History, Economics, Political Studies and English in his career, spanning coeducational, boys’ and girls’ schools.

His background across many schools and locations in both pastoral, organisation and academic roles engenders in him a clear idea of what makes a successful school.

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 our students in a full range of sport, the arts, service and leadership is our overall goal.

As Principal, Dan teaches a class and insists on all senior leadership staff teaching as well.  Dan’s formula for achievement at Canterbury is built around the following:


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.

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