Townsville Grammar, founded in 1888, has a mission to provide the highest possible standard of educational experiences and opportunities for its students. This will equip them with the essential learning and competencies to become socially responsible, effective and valued members of society.

Facilities: The purpose-built Junior campus in Annandale caters for students from Pre-Preparatory to Year 6 and is fully air-conditioned and computer networked to the senior campus and the internet. Townsville Grammar Junior offers specialist teaching in sport, performing arts, music and LOTE. The North Ward campus, hosting the Middle and Senior Schools, also has an Olympic-length swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, a weights training area, three ovals, basketball and netball courts, and an adjacent synthetic running track.

Curriculum Years 7 to 9: Compulsory: English, Mathematics, Science, Performing Arts, Studies of Society and the Environment, Health and Physical Education, Design and Technology, Information Technology, Visual Art Electives: LOTE (French, Japanese, Indonesian or Italian) and Music.

Curriculum Year 10: Compulsory: English, Mathematics, Science. Electives: Drama, Geography, History, LOTE (French, Japanese, Italian or Indonesian), Art, Business Studies, Graphics, Physical Education, Hospitality, Information Technology, Music, Technology Studies, Philosophy.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Earth Science, Economics, English, Geography, Graphics, Hospitality Studies, Industrial Skills, IPT, Legal Studies, LOTE (French, Japanese, Indonesian or Italian), Modern History, Multi-Strand Science, Music, PE, Physics, Mathematics, Technology Studies, Visual Art. The school also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, subjects for which are: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, French, Japanese, Spanish, Visual Art, Music, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Theatre Arts.

Sport: Competitive — rowing, basketball, netball, volleyball, cricket, tennis, hockey, swimming, water polo, rugby union, Australian Rules, soccer, gymnastics, softball, athletics, cross-country.

Extracurricular activities: Public speaking, debating, chess club, science club, art club, musical productions, symphony orchestra, performance choirs, school bands.

Welfare and personal development: The school offers pastoral care and a peer support system. It has a full-time student counsellor available for both personal and career counselling. Students identified as gifted and talented are given extension work within existing subject areas. Three resource teachers assist students designated as having special needs. Individual and small-group tutoring is provided for overseas students. Each Key Learning Area provides open tutoring one afternoon per week.

Special features: Townsville Grammar is the most northern member of the Grammar School system in Queensland. It is the oldest co-educational school on the Australian mainland and has provided an all-round, balanced and disciplined education to the youth of North Queensland since 1888. The ethos is fundamentally academic, but it also boasts an impressive record of sporting and cultural achievements.

Famous ex-students: Greg Norman, Sam Scott-Young, Keith deLacy.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Non - denominational
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 530 students on junior campus, 940 students on senior campus.
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: IBDP  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 4k - 8k 2011 tuition prep to year 6 $6632, years 7 to 12 $8928. boarding $13,620.
  • Phone:07 4722 4900
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sport, performing arts, music

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