Girton Grammar strives for excellence in both academic and co-academic areas of education in a caring Christian environment. Girton Grammar continues 125 years of the Girton name in country Victoria, providing a caring, friendly environment for day students to develop their potential, both academically and socially. There are sister-school arrangements with schools in Japan, Ireland and France providing student exchanges and other social, sporting and academic links.
Facilities: Girton Grammar boasts a delightful mix of historic buildings and modern classrooms situated in the centre of Bendigo and within minutes of the CBD. There are specialised computer rooms with state-of-the-art hardware, a modern JuniorSchool library and well-resourced SeniorSchool library, a Performing Arts building comprising a “Black Box” for drama, Dance Studio plus large rehearsal rooms for music. A two-court gymnasium and indoor swimming pool complement the extensive facilities. In 2014, a new three-storey modern classroom facility was opened which further enhances the School’s outstanding teaching and learning facilities.
Curriculum: Girton Grammar is committed to academic excellence and places emphasis on university entry for VCE students. Languages (Japanese and French) are taught from Preparatory to Year 12.
Sport: House, inter-school and district competitions. Emphasis is placed on personal development and team participation. A wide range of sporting activities includes basketball, cricket, tennis, swimming, football, soccer, rowing, hockey, netball, volleyball and athletics.
Extra-curricular activities: Students are encouraged and required to take part in an extensive range of activities to develop personal skills and interests. Performing arts (drama, public speaking, choirs, orchestra and band) are encouraged, as are clubs related to hobbies, social causes, cultural activities or enrichment of curriculum.
Student welfare programs: Strong emphasis on self-discipline supported by the pastoral care programs and house system. A religious education program develops a caring Christian ethos.