Announcement From the Chair


10th October 2019

The Chair of the Girton Grammar Board, Mr David Jemmett, has accepted the resignation of the School’s long-standing Headmaster Mr Matthew Maruff, after ten years of passionate and dedicated service.

The Girton Chair said that Mr Maruff had been an asset to the school, building on strong educational and co-curricular foundations and helping to shape one of Australia’s finest regional schools.

“Today, I advised the school community that our Headmaster will conclude his duties at Girton Grammar at the end of Term 1 in 2020.”

“The timing of Mr Maruff’s resignation gives the Board ample time to recruit a suitable candidate to the position as Head of Girton Grammar. We will be looking to secure an exceptional leader to continue to implement the strategic vision of the school.”

“Much has been achieved at the School over the last ten years under the current Headmaster’s leadership, notably, the introduction of the explicit teaching of emotional intelligence using Yale University’s RULER Approach and a $25 million building program.“

“Under Mr Maruff’s leadership, the School has enjoyed excellent academic results, and exemplified the Headmaster’s passion for ensuring that students leave Girton well prepared for whatever comes next as well as a lifelong love of learning and a desire to develop personally.”

“The Board will be engaging expert educational recruitment specialists to ensure we make the best possible appointment for our wonderful school.”

“I believe we are in an excellent position to attract the highest calibre of applicant that our school community both expects and deserves, and that the School’s future is bright,” Mr Jemmett said.