Get to Know the Dedicated Senior Staff of Ballarat Grammar
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.
Deputy Head and 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.”
Head of Middle School
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.”
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.”
Assistant Head - Teaching, Learning and Innovation
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.”
Assistant Head - Wellbeing and Pastoral Care
Mrs Sandra Warwick
BEd MHealthSc(UB) DipArts(Res Care)(ACU)
“As an educator at Ballarat Grammar I endeavour to provide the students with an array of opportunities for learning and personal growth and the means for achieving their greatest potential.”
Assistant Head - Administration
Mrs Sue Hinchliffe
"What I love about Ballarat Grammar is that it is a place where the professional growth and wellbeing of all members of our School is at the heart of what we do; for both staff and students.”
Assistant Head of Junior School - Learning, PYP Co-Ordinator
Mrs Maria Cahir
"I am proud to be part of a wonderful Junior School Team - together we work hard to help our students grow into knowledgeable, capable and caring young people."
Assistant Head of Junior School - Staff Development, English Co-ordinator
Mrs Helen Trotter
"At Ballarat Grammar Junior School, we work closely together to create the environment where everyone can be their best. To be a part of this community is a great privilege."
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.”
Director of Leadership & Service
Ms Adele Ryan
B Sc (Melb); Grad Dip Ed (ACU); Grad Dip Ed RE (ACU); M Ed (Melb)
“At Grammar we challenge students to seek out opportunities to make a positive difference in the world. Our students move from being participants in service activities, to becoming initiators of service opportunities for themselves and others, and thereby becoming change agents."”
Director of Care
Dr Meredith Rayner
BSc (VU) Hons(VU), PhD (Swinburne), MAPS.
"There are certainly great opportunities available to boarders, but they also become part of a huge, warm and supportive boarding community where people genuinely care about each other. We celebrate the successes and navigate the difficulties together. It’s like a big family away from home."
Director of Staff
Mr Glenn Wilkins
BA Urban Studies (Victoria University) Grad Dip Ed (Ballarat University)
“What I love about Ballarat Grammar is the collegiality and the willingness of all stakeholders to aspire for continual growth in order to become flourishing citizens.”