Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

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Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Location
Gelorup, Western Australia
Information
Type Co-educational, Day & Boarding, Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary
Motto Fide et opere (by faith and work)
Denomination Anglican
Established 1972
Employees 160[1]
Key people Headmaster - Mike Giles
Enrolment 760 (Day)
107 (Boarding)[1]
Colour(s) Blue, Gold and White             
School fees $1,536 to $9,568 p.a. (Day)
$20,508 p.a. (Boarding)[2]
Website

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School (often denoted BCGS), is an independent school in Gelorup, Western Australia, a semi-rural suburb 10 kilometres south of Bunbury. Providing kindergarten, primary and secondary education, the school serves approximately 900 students and employs 160 staff. The school is a participating member of the Round Square Organization,[3] and Diocesan School of the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury.[4]

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School's campus is situated on 33 hectares of bushland,[5] consisting of a primary and secondary school, sporting and boarding facilities.

History[edit]

In 1967, a small group of volunteers, led by the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury, Bishop Ralph Hawkins, organized the creation of an Anglican, co-educational day and boarding school. Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School became operational in 1972, with an enrolment of 78 students.[6]

The school has published a magazine called the Grammarian quarterly.

Dr Bruce Matthews was the headmaster at the school from 1998 to 2011, when he left to take up a position on the inaugural board of the newly formed School Curriculum and Standards Authority.[7] The headmaster that replaced Matthews was Mike Giles[8] who joined the school in late 2011 from Great Southern Grammar.[9]

Academics[edit]

The school has produced two Rhodes scholars: M. W. Rennie (1983) and Rachel Paterson (2012).[10]

The school has performed well in the WACE exams and has consistently rated in the top 50 schools in the state, the top school in the South West and often is the top regional school in the state.

Year % +75 in WACE[i] State ranking[ii] % +65 in WACE[iii] State ranking % graduation[iv]
2012 16.59 20 47.56 19 100[11]
2011 12.47 48 47.61 34 100[12]
2010 11.84 39 46.05 39 100[13]
2009 35 45 100[14]
  1. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
  2. ^ Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
  3. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
  4. ^ Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School". Published by Australian Boarding School Association. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School statistics". International Education. Published by intedu.com. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "List of Round Square International member schools". Published by the Round Square Organization. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Schools of the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury". Published by the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Our School". BCGS website. Published by BCGS. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Our History". BCGS website. Published by BCGS. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "The Board - Processes and Protocols". School Curriculum and Standards Authority. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Diocesan Schools". Anglican diocese of Bunbury. 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Anchor Term 3 Week 10 2011" (PDF). Great Southern Grammar. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°24′20″S 115°38′20″E / 33.405449°S 115.638946°E / -33.405449; 115.638946