Headmaster's Welcome

At Camberwell Grammar School, we aim to give every boy in our care the very best possible education in order to prepare them for life beyond school.  Our School was created in 1886 by A.B. Taylor for ‘the boys in the local community’ and our motto, Spectemur Agendo (By Our Deeds May We Be Known), encourages our students to act with integrity, and to be people of their word.

Learning here takes place in many shapes and forms. Students have the opportunity to participate fully on the sporting field, on the stage and on the debating platform.

The sort of education which encourages students to be curious, to ask searching questions, to debate rationally and civilly is hard work, and requires great effort. But it is essential if we are to build a future in which citizens can challenge the status quo, defend their rights, and the rights of others, hold governments to account and participate fully in public discourse. It is equally essential if our students are to lead full and meaningful lives. Such education requires clear vision, and hard work, so that we can teach our students what it means to be a good person, a good man, and an active citizen. This is a vision of education which is transformative, and which aims to make the world a better and more humane place. That is our goal at Camberwell Grammar School.

Dr Paul Hicks, Headmaster

Headmaster Dr Paul Hicks, BA (Hons), M.Ed., Ph.D (Melb.), PGCE (Cantab.), MACE, MAEL

Dr Hicks took his Doctorate in History from the University of Melbourne in 1988, and then spent twelve months in Cambridge, England with his family where he studied teaching. On returning to Australia he taught at Haileybury College for two years, before moving to Camberwell Grammar School, where he was Head of History between 1991 and 1996. After four years as Director of Studies at St Kevin’s College, Dr Hicks was appointed Deputy Principal and Head of Wheelers’ Hill Campus at Caulfield Grammar School, in 2001. He commenced as Headmaster of Camberwell Grammar School in 2005.