Established in 1985, Central Coast Grammar School is a co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 school with a Christian ethos. With an enrolment of 1150 the school offers a comprehensive and broad education. The school enjoys a magnificent setting and first class facilities set on 17 hectares in the picturesque Matcham Valley in Erina, 1.5 hours north of Sydney. The school’s Mission “Striving for Excellence in All Endeavours in a Happy, Caring and Supportive Environment” encapsulates the day-to-day operation of the school.
CCGS prides itself on the pursuit of academic excellence and balanced, well-rounded education. Academically, the school has a consistently outstanding record for a non-selective school with 75 per cent of its graduates receiving first-round university offers. The school’s plans for the next five years and beyond are outlined in Future Directions 2009–2014. This document may be viewed on the school’s website.
Facilities: Specialist learning areas are provided for Art, D&T, Food Technology, IT, Photography, Performing Arts and Science. The Year 12 Centre enables senior students to study and socialise in an adult environment. The Infants Centre provides large, light-filled learning areas, which complement the natural environment, providing expansive space for children to grow and learn.
In addition to a multi-purpose sports centre with netball and basketball courts and gymnasium, the spacious grounds allow for extensive sporting facilities which include three rugby ovals, cricket oval and nets, hockey oval, cross-country track, tennis courts, multi-purpose synthetic sports field, new library, resource centre and lecture theatre.
Sport: Sporting choices include athletics, basketball, cross-country, equestrian, hockey, netball, rugby, softball, swimming, tennis and snow sports. Junior School students enjoy additional sports opportunities, ranging from surf lifesaving to ice skating and yoga.
Co-curricular activities: The school believes students can gain fulfilment and enjoy success in a variety of arenas. Opportunities include a K to 12 outdoor education program and a diverse range of sports, music, debating and public speaking and performing arts choices.
Wellbeing: The unique House Family Program promotes the notion of a school as a family, where every child is known and valued. This program has been a feature of the school since its inception. This positive, nurturing environment coupled with an active parent body provides a constant network of support for students through their growing years.
Special features: CCGS students can experience global connections via a broad student exchange program, visiting school tours and participation in humanitarian, cultural, music and sporting overseas tours.
Scholarships: Academic: Year 5 and Years 7 to 11 and Music Year 7.