Boarding at Canberra Grammar School

Canberra Grammar School

Canberra Grammar School is an independent Anglican co-ed school offering outstanding academic education, co-curricular opportunities and pastoral care to day and boarding students of all backgrounds and faiths.

CGS is fully co-educational from Pre-School to Year 12, with boarding placements accommodating 135 students at full enrolment in the purpose-built boarding house, which forms part of the school’s residential community.

CGS has always acknowledged the responsibility and commitment it takes to nurture students who are entrusted to the school’s care. CGS Boarding offers girls and boys in Year 7-12 a home away from home, and allows students to develop their independence, to build a lifelong set of friends as part of a unique community, while surrounded by dedicated pastoral care staff, international student support and access to a range of sports and co-curricular activities.

All boarders have access to Wi-Fi, computer areas and a library. The Common Room is equipped with a kitchen, billiards table and television. Students also have access to laundry services and have catered meals provided in the beautiful Dining Hall. Students can enjoy a range of premier music and sporting facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis courts.

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The school is also due to launch a brand-new state-of-the-art auditorium, music centre and library in August 2022. The facility will have a 1400-seat auditorium, four music classrooms, up to 20 music tuition rooms and a 450-square-metre library and independent learning space to cater to the growing needs of the school.

Boarders receive 24-hour, seven-day-a week support from an incredible team of dedicated and caring professionals including resident and non-resident tutors, a registered nurse and a visiting doctor.
As well as traditional term-time boarding, Canberra Grammar School offers flexible boarding to assist with the ever-changing needs of families.

The goal of CGS in providing an unmatched boarding experience, as in every aspect of school life, is to respect and nurture all students as individuals, while supporting and celebrating their efforts to realise their aspirations.

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Initially founded in Cooma as Manaro Grammar School in 1908, the school was re-established on its current site in 1929 […]

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