The Illawarra Grammar School
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|The Illawarra Grammar School|
Latin: De virtute in virtutem
From Strength to Strength
|10–12 Western Avenue
Mangerton, New South Wales, 2500, Australia
|Opened||February 3, 1959|
|Head of school||Stephen Kinsella|
|Grades||Preparatory – Year 12|
The school currently caters for about 1100 pupils from pre-preparatory school to Year 12.
The Illawarra Grammar School was founded in 1959 through the efforts of the late Bishop Gordon Begbie and a dedicated band of 'founding parents' who firmly believed in the need for a regional Anglican School to be based in the Illawarra. On its opening day on 3 February 1959, the first Headmaster, Rev R F Bosanquet and two staff, welcomed 28 boys into "a close and caring community". According to Rev Bosanquet's Golden Jubilee address on 3 February 2009, 27 of the 28 boys came on the first day. In 1975, the school became co-educational when it amalgamated with SCEGGS ‘Gleniffer Brae’. In 2009 TIGS celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its founding.
In 2012 TIGS became an International Baccalaureate School, implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Middle Years Program (MYP).
- Rachael Murphy (1999) - star of reality TV show America's Smartest Model; graduated dux of the Class of 1999.
- Robert Hurley (2006) - Australian swimming team
- David McKeon (2010) - competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games for the Australian swimming team.