Calrossy Anglican School
|Calrossy Anglican School|
East Tamworth, New South Wales|
|Type||Independent, single-sex, day and boarding|
|Chaplain||Rev. Andrew Newman|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, cream and blue|
|Slogan||"Christian - Personal - Caring"|
The Calrossy Anglican School (Calrossy) is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys and girls and incorporates a primary and preschool. Calrossy is located in East Tamworth, a suburb of Tamworth, a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.
Established in 1919, the school has a non-selective enrolment policy, and caters for 470 secondary girls and 155 secondary boys and 375 primary students. With 180 boarders, Calrossy has one of the largest boarding enrolments among New South Wales boarding schools. In 2006, Calrossy joined with William Cowper Anglican Boys High School and William Cowper Primary School, to create the Calrossy Anglican School. The school now incorporates a secondary day and boarding school for girls (Calrossy), a secondary day and boarding school for boys, a co-educational prep and primary school, and a co-educational preschool, with total enrolments of 1000.
The school is affiliated with the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA), the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA), and is an affiliate member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS). Calrossy is administered by the Anglican Diocese of Armidale.
The school was named as the Tamworth Church of England Girls' School (TCEGS), by a group of parishioners from St John's Parish Church, Tamworth, led by the Vicar, Canon Rupert Fairbrother with seventeen foundation students. The school occupied a site close to the church in East Tamworth. Lessons were held in the church hall, and the boarding house was an old building on the corner of Brisbane and Carthage Streets.
The school moved to its present site in Brisbane Street in 1923, to a property formerly owned by John Patterson. His home, the centrepiece of the new school, was named 'Calrossy' after his family property in Scotland. The school adopted the name in 1969.
TCEGS remained a parish school until 1936, when it was taken over by the Diocese of Armidale and administered in a similar way to the Diocese' other schools, The Armidale School and the New England Girls' School.
In 2006, Calrossy joined with William Cowper Anglican Boys High School and William Cowper Primary School, to create the Tamworth Anglican College (TAC), subsequently the school's name was changed to Tamworth Anglican College - Calrossy Campus. The amalgamation created a Pre-school to Year 12 with school, with a co-educational primary school and two single-sex high schools (Secondary Girls and Secondary Boys). Each sub-school has retained its own crest and traditions. In 2007, the name "Tamworth Anglican College" was changed to Calrossy Anglican School. The senior school for girls is now therefore named Calrossy Anglican School - Brisbane Street Campus.
|1919 – 1921||Matilda Stockfeld|
|1922 – 1925||Katharine Bedford|
|1927 – 1929||Annie Dannevig|
|1930 – 1940||Annie Parr|
|1941 – 1951||Gwendoline Horton|
|1951||Rita Allen (Acting)|
|1952 – 1961||Audrie Stafford Smith|
|1961 – 1968||Winifred Wetherall|
|1968 – 1976||Frances Stacey|
|1976 – 1988||Rev Peter Smart|
|1989 – 2001||Graham Hilder|
|1999-2006 (William Cowper Anglican School)||Ann Brown|
|2001 – present||Elisabeth Jackson|
Calrossy Anglican School is registered and accredited with the New South Wales Board of Studies, and therefore follows the mandated curriculum for all years. The school offers core and elective subjects designed to prepare students for a range of opportunities in tertiary studies and career pathways.
Students in Years 11 and 12 may follow different Higher School Certificate (HSC) pathways, and complete vocational courses at TAFE or at school. Students may also undertake school-based traineeships, linking HSC studies with workplace developed competencies. Current subject choices include Agriculture, Agricultural Technology, Modern and Ancient History, Australian History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Christian Studies, Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Food Technology, French, Hospitality, Information and Software Technology and Design, Japanese, Music, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Photography, Society and Culture, Studies in Religion, Technology, Textiles Technology, Textiles and Design and Visual Arts.
The school offers music ensembles, such as orchestra, jazz band, string ensemble, cello choir, woodwind ensemble and choir. Links with the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music enable the school to provide private tuition in piano, guitar, violin, clarinet, flute, cello and drums on the school grounds.
Calrossy offers sports, from beginners to advanced level, and offers pathways into professional sporting accolades. The school participates in local community sporting associations, where competition takes place throughout the week outside school hours.
Calrossy is an affiliate member of the Independent Girls' Schools Sporting Association (IGSSA) and participates competitively against 28 other similar type independent girls' schools in Swimming, athletics, cross-country, tennis and gymnastics. There is an opportunity for students to represent IGSSA in hockey, netball, waterpolo, swimming, athletics, cross-country, tennis and gymnastics. Other sports available include touch football, basketball, soccer, equestrian and softball.
An overseas exchange program is in place for students in Years 11 and 12, whereby students may attend schools in England or Canada. Some students arrange short term stays at the completion of their Year 10 School Certificate course.
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