Canberra Grammar School
|Canberra Grammar School (CGS)|
Latin: Deo Ecclesiae Patriae
|Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Single-sex, Day & Boarding|
|Sister school||Canberra Girls' Grammar School|
|Head of school||Dr Justin Garrick|
|Chaplain||Fr Christopher Welsh|
|Campuses||Southside Campus & Northside Campus|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue & Sky Blue|
|Slogan||Lead the Future|
The school was founded in 1929, the foundation stone being laid on 4 December 1928 by Prime Minister of Australia Stanley Bruce. Initially it was attended by only 63 students, but has grown sharply since the early 1950s to a total of 1,655 students in attendance as of February 2013
Unlike other schools in the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra Grammar School awards the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) to its Year 12 students. The curriculum in Years 11 and 12 is thus based on New South Wales HSC courses. Canberra Grammar is an IB World School.
The school offers many activities outside of school hours. These include sport, music and other activities.
- Junior School: Athletics, Ball games, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country Running, Drama, European Handball, Gardening, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Mini Volleyball, Multimedia, Orienteering, Rugby, Art, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Triathlon.
- Senior School: Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Community Service, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, Dragon Boats, Drama, Duke of Edinburgh awards, Football (soccer), Golf, Hockey, Karting, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Outdoor Education, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Snowsports, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Triathlon, Track Cycling, Venture Group, Water Polo.
- Junior School Music: Junior School Chorale, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, String Orchestra, Concert Band, canberra Grammar School Stage Band.
- Senior School Music: Canberra Grammar School Choir, Chapel Choir, Guitar Orchestra, Horn Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble.
- Combined Canberra Grammar School and Canberra Girls' Grammar School Ensembles: Clarinet Ensemble, Guitar Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, Lloyd (Elementary) Concert Band, Hultgren (Beginner) Concert Band, Stanhope (Intermediate) Concert band, Grainger (advanced) concert band, Junior Big Band, Senior Big Band, String Orchestra, Symphony orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Motet Choir, Senior Percussion Ensemble, Intermediate Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Band
|Garnsey||Sky Blue||Dove with Olive Branch|
Also two year seven houses:
|Clements||Agnus Dei (Lamb)|
The two Boarding houses are smaller than the day boy houses, to allow for more one on one pastoral care, during school sporting events they combine to form Monaro house to remain competitive with the larger day boy houses.
In the Junior School, there are four houses.
|Rev Canon W.J. Edwards||1929–1946|
|Rev A.E. Gardner||1947|
|Rev Canon D.A Garnsey||1948–1958|
|P.J McKeown A.M||1959–1985|
|Rev Christopher Welsh||2010|
- Jacob Wolf Taylor, Blaxland, Rhodes Scholar (2013).
- Peter David Arthur Garnsey, Rhodes Scholar (1961).
- Michael Stanier, Rhodes Scholar (1992).
- Tom Snow, Rhodes Scholar (2000).
- Mayur Pater, Rhodes Scholar (2007).
- Daniel Guinness, Rhodes Scholar (2008).
- Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor and President, City University, London; Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University
- Professor David Braddon-Mitchell, Philosopher
- Professor Toby Miller, Sociologist
- Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Political Scientist
- Professor Jeffrey Grey, Australian Military Historian
- Professor Thomas Alured Faunce, Health Law and Medical Education
- Professor Stephen Bartos. Director, National Institute of Governance.
- Kerry Packer, publishing, media and gaming tycoon.
- Terry Snow, Executive Director of the Canberra Airport Group, Australian businessman (trained accountant), entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed philanthropist
- Media, entertainment and the arts
- Richard Glover, author, journalist, ABC radio presenter
- Jim Hilvert-Bruce, Advertising professional
- Francis James, journalist
- James O'Loghlin, ABC Sydney presenter
- Peter Leonard, former WIN News Canberra reader
- Mark Walmsley, musician and composer for ABC children's CDs
- George Washingmachine international jazz musician
- Howard Penny cellist
- Dan O'Malley, author of The Rook
- Politics, public service and the law
- Alan Hilvert-Bruce, administrative and criminal lawyer, professional musician and author Australian Capital Territory
- Wallace Clyde Fife, Liberal Party of Australia Federal member for Hume, New South Wales
- Shane Rattenbury, Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, 2008–2012 and Speaker
- Andrew Refshauge, deputy Premier of New South Wales 1995-2005
- Richard Refshauge, ACT Supreme Court Justice
- Jon Richardson Australian High Commissioner to Ghana
- Gough Whitlam, (Dux three years running), Prime Minister of Australia 1972-1975
- Peter Webb, New South Wales State member for Monaro 1999-2003
- Stephen Walmsley, NSW District Court Judge and Acting NSW Supreme Court judge
- David Gallop, Former Chairman of the National Rugby League (NRL)
- Michael Milton, World and Australian Record Holder, Winter Paralympic Gold Medalist
- Rod Kafer, Wallabies rugby union player
- Guy Shepherdson, Wallabies rugby union player
- Nick McDonald Crowley, Olympic rower
- Peter Kimlin, Wallabies rugby union player
- Bob Brown, Former Wallabies rugby union player
- Andy Friend, ACT Brumbies Former Head Coach
- Jacob Taylor, Australian rugby sevens player
- Josh Bruce, GWS Giants Australian rules football player
- Fergus Pragnell, Australian representative rower
- Edward Bissaker, Junior World Champion Cyclist
- Ben Treffers, Junior World Champion Swimmer
- Cody Meakin, Australian Wheelchair rugby paralympian
- List of schools in the Australian Capital Territory
- List of boarding schools
- Associated southern colleges
- Australian School Choice- Canberra Grammar School[dead link] (accessed:20-06-2007)
- Canberra Grammar School Annual Report 2006[dead link] (accessed:20-06-2007)
- "Years 11-12". Canberra Grammar School. 2009-03-13.[dead link]
- "Co-Curricular". Canberra Grammar School. 2009-03-13.[dead link]
- "Microsoft Exchange - Outlook Web Access". 2009-03-13.
- "Houses". Canberra Grammar School. 2009-03-13.[dead link]
- "NSW Rhodes Scholars"[dead link] — University of Sydney list, (retrieved 16 April 2007)
- CGS Rhodes Scholars. Red Hill Outlook 2011; 28
- "City University web site", (retrieved 1 January 2009).
- Debating Team. Original choral music composition YABROVIII won 1976 music prize The Canberran 1976: 44: 72.
- Butler Prize for Modern History. Debating Team. The Canberran 1976; 44: 166
- 1st XI and early entry ANU. The Canberran 1976; 44: 79 and 91
- Smarden Essay Prize 1976. Debating Team. The Canberran 1976: 44: 38-43, 166
- Pursehouse Prize for Cricket (Cptn 1st XI); Prize for Ancient History; Littlejohn Prize for Public Speaking (Senior). Debating Team. 1st XV. The Canberran 1976: 44: 90 and 165.
- Debating Team.McKeown PJ (ed) Deo, Ecclesiae, Patriae Fifty Years of Canberra Grammar School ANU Press Canberra 1979 p195
- "Chip off the old block". Melbourne: Fairfax Digital. 2005-12-31.
- Debating Team. The Canberran 1976: 44: 38-43.
- Interview with Francis James
- [dead link]
- [dead link]
- 2nd place music competition The Canberran 1976: 44: 72
- Clarence Festival. George Washingmachine.http://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=728 accessed 15 June 2010
- Howard Penny. http://www.anam.com.au/cms-2011-faculty/howard-penny.phps accessed 14 Dec 2011
- The Hon. Wallace Clyde FIFE
- Dodd, Mark (20 October 2008). "Eco-brawler unworried about front line". The Australian.
- "Passions kept Carr on track". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2005-08-03.
- 1st X1 and 1st XV The Canberran 1976: 44: 88
- National Museum of Australia: Gough Whitlam (accessed:02-08-2007)
- Mr Peter William WEBB
- "A man on top of his game". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2007-03-10.
- Michael Milton
- Rugby — Canberra Grammar School
- 1986 National Championships - Australian Rowing History
- Rugby.com.au | Australian Sevens Player Profiles[dead link] (accessed:26-11-2009)
- ROMS | Crew listing for Canberra Grammar racing the Schoolboy Coxed Quad Scull at 2009 Hydro Tasmania Australian Rowing Championships and Interstate Regatta
- Athlete profile: Fergus Pragnell
- Edward Bissaker
- Swimming Australia
- Inquiry into fitness to plead of David Harold Eastman[dead link], page 56
- McKeown, P.J., Editor (1979). Deo, Ecclesiae, Patriae; Fifty Years of Canberra Grammar School. Australian National University Press. ISBN 0-7081-1591-8.