Georges River Grammar

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Georges River Grammar
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Location
Georges Hall, New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 33°54′50.23″S 150°58′56.81″E / 33.9139528°S 150.9824472°E / -33.9139528; 150.9824472Coordinates: 33°54′50.23″S 150°58′56.81″E / 33.9139528°S 150.9824472°E / -33.9139528; 150.9824472
Information
Type Independent, Co-educational, Day School
Motto Latin: Exultate Deo
(Exalt greatly in God)
Denomination ostensibly Anglican
Established 1984 (as St Paul's Choir School)
Chairman David McGregor
Principal Denis Lee
Employees 100[1]
Enrolment 870
Colour(s) Blue and White
Slogan a caring, learning environment.
Website

Georges River Grammar (GRG) is an independent, co-educational, day school located in Georges Hall, a suburb of South-Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1984, the school has a non-selective enrollment policy and currently caters for approximately 920 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.[2]

History[edit]

Georges River Grammar was founded in 1984, initially as a Primary school based at St Paul's Anglican Church in Bankstown. In 1986, a secondary school, Bankstown Grammar School was commenced as a joint venture of the Anglican and Uniting churches in Bankstown.[3]

The name of the school was officially changed in early 2011 from "Bankstown Grammar School" to "Georges River Grammar" to reflect the reality that it draws broadly from the Georges River area. It also ensures a unified identity after the amalgamation of St Paul's Choir School and Bankstown Grammar School in 2008.[4]

The school began in 1984 as the choir school of St Paul's Anglican Church Bankstown, and GRG was founded to enable students to proceed to a secondary education.

The school currently has four houses – Wood, Jackson, Rossiter and Chamberlain – named for the founders of the school. Previously, it had six – Wood, Jackson, Rossiter, Chamberlain, Broughton and Barker.

Unlike other new Anglican schools, GRG has had no financial support from the Diocese of Sydney and has only loose association with the structures of the Anglican Church.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bankstown Grammar School Annual Report 2006 (accessed:13-08-2007)
  2. ^ SchoolSeek: Bankstown Grammar School (accessed:13-08-2007)
  3. ^ Bankstown Grammar School: School - BGS (accessed: 13-08-2007)
  4. ^ "About Us: School History". Georges River Grammar. 

External links[edit]

  • Georges River Grammar School