All members of our staff meet the highest professional standards and are committed to the philosophy and values of the School. They are dedicated to ensuring that academic and personal growth are at the core of every student’s experience at Grammar.
Meet our Senior Staff Team
Mr Adam Heath
BA(LaTrobe) DipEd(LaTrobe) MSL(Melb) M.A.C.E.
"Our focus is on the development of the whole child. We support students to develop a genuine belief in service just as much as we nurture them to achieve outstanding academic results that create opportunities in the furture."
Read the full Welcome Message from the Headmaster.
Head of Senior School, Deputy Head
Mrs Christine Shaw
BEd(Ballarat) GradDipEdAdmin(Melb) MEd(Melb)GAICD
“I believe that strong and resilient communities are about challenging and inspiring each other to learn and accomplish, knowing that together we can serve others.”
Assistant Head of Senior School – Learning
Mr Chris Beechey
BA(Sc)(Deakin) DipEd(Melb) MEd(Deakin)
"My passion is to ensure that the learning experience of each student is as engaging and dynamic as it can be – the learners themselves develop skills that will enable them to venture into the world full of confidence and optimism and with an appropriate skill set for their life journey.”
Assistant Head of Senior School - Curriculum (Acting)
Mrs Brianne Cuthbert
“It is the potential within the students I teach that inspires me; my aim is to enable each learner at Grammar to thrive and go into the world beyond school confident, hopeful and prepared.”
Head of Junior School
Mr Mark Warwick
BTeach BEd(La Trobe Bendigo)
“Ballarat Grammar facilitates the development of relationships among students and staff in all areas of our program – in the classroom, service, sport, outdoor education and any of the other co-curricular activities that we offer.”
Reverend Eleanor O'Donnell
BTh-Hons (CSU Canberra), GradDipEd (Wesley Sydney)
“In the context of educating the whole person, the nurture of thoughtful spirituality and optimistic, hospitable faith are my passions as a chaplain in the Ballarat Grammar community.”
Mr Peter Hunt
MBA(UNE) FINA GAICD AIMM JP
“What is most important to me is the financial and governance aspects of managing the School – with a focus on long-term affordability of our School to assist as many students as possible obtain a quality education so they can reach their potential. I am especially passionate about providing regional students with the opportunity to learn about agriculture and environmental sustainability, whether through farming or good business practice.”
Director of CEEd
Mrs Koren Naylor
BAppSc(Deakin) DipCServices(Childcare)(Swinburne) GradDipEd(EC)(RMIT)
“I am committed to the care, education and development of Ballarat Grammar’s youngest learners and to finding ways, in collaboration with the children, their families and other early childhood professionals, to maximise this important time in a child’s life.”
Director of City Cite
Mr Harry Leather
BSc(Melb) DipEd(Melb) MProfAcc(Deakin) MACE
“As the Director of City Cite, Ballarat Grammar’s Melbourne campus, it has been personally an exciting journey to grow and develop the campus and its programs. It has also been a delight to watch the development of independence and confidence of the many students from a wide range of schools who have experienced a City Cite program."
Director of Admissions
Mr Bruce Pipkorn
BBus(BCAE) CA GradDipEd(Sec)(ACU) CertRelEd(ACU) GradDipMSMaths(ACU)
“I find it so encouraging to see our students embrace learning across all areas of life at Grammar in such a positive and inspiring way - it is no surprise to me that their futures beyond Grammar are full of great opportunity and achievement.”