New Principal 2020


Highly-credentialled educator Cameron Bacholer is the new Principal of Pulteney Grammar School.

He will join Pulteney in January from The Knox School in Melbourne where he was Vice Principal since 2016.

Mr Bacholer was selected from an outstanding field of local, interstate and overseas candidates.
A feature of his approach to education is his commitment to develop colleagues and students through ‘student agency and personalised learning’. This approach enables learning through activities meaningful and relevant to the learner, driven by their interests and often initiated by them with appropriate guidance from their teacher.

It gives students a voice and choice in how they learn.

At The Knox, Mr Bacholer was responsible for the day-to-day leadership in a period that recorded a 20 percent increase in enrolments, a median ATAR increase of 11 points and high parent satisfaction ratings.

This year, Mr Bacholer was named by Educator Australia magazine in its ‘Hot List’ top 50 educators. Educator Australia described him as:
‘at the vanguard of the next generation of school leaders… at The Knox School he has led the community through a systematic revitalisation of teaching, learning and wellbeing. He has overseen curriculum changes, including the introduction of entrepreneurship education at Year 7 that coalesces with the school’s design thinking framework and offers students a problem-solving toolkit to adapt and apply across their learning. This initiative culminated in the recent success of the school’s Year 10 entrepreneurship team at the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Global Challenge.’

Mr Bacholer holds a Master of Business (Strategy and Organisational Culture) from the Melbourne Business School along with a Master of Education, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching, all from The University of Melbourne.

He takes over from Anne Dunstan who leaves Pulteney to become Principal of Guilford Grammar School in Perth. Ms Dunstan gave Pulteney exemplary leadership and guidance throughout her six years at the School.

- ALLEN CANDY Chair Pulteney Grammar School Board of Governors