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CANBERRA GRAMMAR SCHOOL


Established in 1929, Canberra Grammar School’s campus is situated on 22 hectares in the heart of Canberra. Canberra Grammar School is an independent Anglican school offering outstanding academic education, co-curricular opportunities and pastoral care to day and boarding students of all backgrounds and faiths within a community guided by Christian values. Building on the professional expertise of its staff, the commitment of its community and the resources of the nation’s capital, Canberra Grammar School aspires to be the most dynamic and distinctive centre of learning in Australia.

The school respects and nurtures all students as individuals, seeking to inspire, support and celebrate the efforts of all in realising their intellectual, spiritual, cultural, social and physical aspirations. Canberra Grammar School prepares its students to be intelligent, innovative and international; to be confident, creative and compassionate young leaders of the future. Canberra Grammar School is the only co-ed boarding school in the ACT. Canberra Grammar School is an International Baccalaureate World School and is the only school in the ACT to offer the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Programs offered: Canberra Grammar School caters to a diverse range of learners, and in Years 7 to 10 follows the Australian Curriculum and the ACT Every chance to learn curriculum. In Years 11 to 12, students have the option to study either the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC), or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). A full list of subjects offered is available at https://cgs.act.edu.au/senior-school/curriculum-and-learning/subject-offerings/

Sport: Athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross country, dragon boating, football, hockey, karting, mountain biking, orienteering, rowing, rugby, sailing, squash, swimming, taekwondo, water polo, netball.

Extra-curricular activities: Service Learning (community service), computing and IT, Da Vinci decathlon, dance, drama, debating, choirs, concert bands, orchestras, outdoor education, Sony camp, sustainability group, adventure groups, etc.

Welfare and personal development: Pastoral care is a part of everything that is done within and outside the classroom at Canberra Grammar School. Effective care must be linked with considered and wise discipline and the school’s policies in this area seek to enhance positive human relations and provide boundaries and direction for the boys as they grow and develop. In addition to the pastoral care provided through classes and co-curricular activities, Canberra Grammar School provides a comprehensive range of services and resources to support students and their families. These include the House and tutorial system, the chaplaincy, the school counsellors, a careers adviser and the teaching and learning support department. It is the staff’s fundamental goal that every student feels a sense of belonging to the school community and has the fullest possibility for personal, social, academic and spiritual growth. Canberra Grammar School is a special place with a wonderful student culture and a level of care for boys that enables them to develop fully and to feel at home.

Famous ex-students: Gough Whitlam, Shane Rattenbury, Peter Hazelhurst, Paul Murphy, Peter Leonard.

Head of School: Dr Justin Garrick

Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 2080 students
Fees: Over 16k
tuition only from $9745 (preschool) to $24,800 (year 12). Boarding only from $20,595 (weekly) to $25,950 (full-time). Sibling discounts
Phone
02 6260******* 02 6260 9700
Fax
02 6260******* 02 6260 9701
Address 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill 2603
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