Meet the Principal

Canterbury College has a well-earned reputation as one of Queensland’s most innovative independent schools. Our fundamental belief at Canterbury is that every student is deserving of the best teachers, coaches, instructors and wellbeing providers, as they develop skills to tackle the world with confidence.

At Canterbury, we value the development of the whole person, from our youngest Kindergarten students to young men and women who emerge by Year 12. Academic and co-curricular excellence, Anglican Church values and an emphasis on serving our community, underpin our approach.

The world is changing rapidly and new skills and insights are required for young people to thrive in the 2020s and beyond. Our aim at Canterbury is to create learning environments which challenge, nurture and provoke our young people to be the thinkers, leaders, entrepreneurs and contributors of tomorrow.

 I invite you to Canterbury to see one of Queensland’s premier coeducational schools in action.

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

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Canterbury College


About our Principal

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.  He 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.  Daniel has taught History, Economics, Political Studies and English in his career, spanning coeducational, boys’ and girls’ schools.