Canberra Grammar School
|Canberra Grammar School (CGS)|
Latin: Deo Ecclesiae Patriae
For God, for Church, for Country
|Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory
|Type||Independent, Day & Boarding|
|Head of school||Dr Justin Garrick|
|Chaplain||Rev Andrew Robinson|
|Campuses||Southside Campus & Northside Campus|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue & Sky Blue|
|Slogan||Ready for the World|
The school was founded in 1929 when the existing Monaro Grammar School was relocated to Canberra from Cooma. The foundation stone was laid on 4 December 1928 by Prime Minister of Australia Stanley Bruce. Initially it was attended by only 63 students, but has grown considerably since the early 1950s to a total attendance of 1,712 students as of December 2014.
In the Primary School, the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework requirements are incorporated through International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
In the Senior School, from Years 7 to 10, the School follows the Australia Curriculum and the ACT Every chance to learn curriculum framework. Unlike other schools in the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra Grammar School does not follow the ACT Year 12 Curriculum. Instead, students in Year 11 and 12 have the option to study either the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. In 2012, Canberra Grammar became an International Baccalaureate 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, Code Cadets, Community Service, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, Dragon Boat, 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, Water Polo.
- Junior School Music: Junior School Chorale, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, String Orchestra, Concert Band, Canberra Grammar School Stage Band.
- Senior School Music is made up of two streams of performance groups:
- The Advanced Musicians Program consists of the Symphonic Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra and Motet. These students have high level performance opportunities in smaller chamber groups.
- The Developing Musicians Program provides larger ensemble-based experiences, including two Concert Bands, two Jazz Bands, two String Ensembles, two Choirs, an Electric Guitar Ensemble and a Piano Ensemble.
Canberra Grammar School uses a wide range of technologies to enhance the learning of its students. Interactive whiteboards are installed in all Senior School and Junior School classrooms and the School has several computer labs available for student use. The School also has campus-wide wireless network available to students, staff and guests. In 2012 the School commenced a Mobile Technology trial giving each Year 9 student an iPad for use in the classroom and at home. This trial was funding by the Federal Government under the Digital Education Revolution. Following the trial, the School decided to implement a BYOD scheme. This began in 2013 and students in the Senior School were encouraged to bring a 'light' mobile device such as a tablet or laptop. These mobile devices had to meet certain specifications set by the School to ensure that they were appropriate and useful learning tools. Junior School students in Years 5 and 6 were also encouraged to bring an iPad to school. From 2014, all Senior Students were required to have a mobile device at school. At the start of 2014, all staff were also issued new laptops, the Sony Vaio Pro, to increase teachers' engagement with technology and as part of the move to a digital attendance system, Synergetic, which took place in February 2013.
The School has a dedicated Education Technology Support Desk located in the Senior School Resource Centre for providing technology support to staff and students. The support desk is staffed by over six full-time employees.
|Garnsey||Sky Blue||Dove with Olive Branch|
Sheaffe House is the current holder of the Manaro House Shield, the award for the culmination of inter-house competitions.
The School also has two Year 7 houses:
|Clements||Agnus Dei (Lamb)|
The two Boarding houses are smaller than the day boy houses, to facilitate one-on-one pastoral care; during school sporting events they combine to form Monaro house to remain competitive with the larger day boy houses.
The Junior School has four houses:
|The Rev. Canon W.J. Edwards||1929–1946|
|The Rev. A.E. Gardner||1947|
|The Rev. Canon David A. Garnsey||1948–1958|
|Paul J. McKeown, AM||1959–1985|
|Timothy C. Murray||1986–1998|
|A. Simon Murray||1998–2010|
|The Rev. Christopher Welsh||2010|
|Dr Justin Garrick||2011–present|
- Rhodes Scholars
- Peter David Arthur Garnsey (1961).
- Daniel Guinness (2008).
- Mayur Pater (2007).
- Tom Snow (2000).
- Michael Stanier (1992).
- Jacob Wolf Taylor (2013).
- Professor Stephen Bartos, Director, National Institute of Governance.
- Professor David Braddon-Mitchell, Philosopher
- Professor Thomas Alured Faunce, Health Law and Medical Education
- Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Political Scientist
- Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor and President, City University, London; Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University
- Professor Jeffrey Grey, Australian Military Historian
- Professor Toby Miller, Sociologist
- 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
- Harry O'Connor, international entrepreneur and innovator
- Media, entertainment and the arts
- Richard Glover, author, journalist, ABC radio presenter
- Francis James, journalist
- Peter Leonard, former WIN News Canberra reader
- James O'Loghlin, ABC Sydney presenter
- Dan O'Malley, author of The Rook
- Howard Penny cellist
- Mark Walmsley, musician and composer for ABC children's CDs
- George Washingmachine international jazz musician
- Politics, public service and the law
- Wal Fife, Liberal Party of Australia Federal member for Hume, New South Wales
- Robert Piper, Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, with the rank of UN Assistant Secretary General
- Shane Rattenbury, Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, 2008–present 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
- Stephen Walmsley, NSW District Court Judge and Acting NSW Supreme Court judge
- Peter Webb, New South Wales State member for Monaro 1999–2003
- Gough Whitlam, (Dux three years running), Prime Minister of Australia 1972–1975
- Edward Bissaker, Junior World Champion Cyclist
- Bob Brown, Former Wallabies rugby union player
- Josh Bruce, GWS Giants Australian rules football player
- Andy Friend, ACT Brumbies Former Head Coach
- David Gallop, Former Chairman of the National Rugby League (NRL)
- Rod Kafer, Wallabies rugby union player
- Peter Kimlin, Wallabies rugby union player
- Michael Milton, World and Australian Record Holder, Winter Paralympic Gold Medalist
- Nick McDonald Crowley, Olympic rower
- Cody Meakin, Australian Wheelchair rugby paralympian
- Fergus Pragnell, Australian representative rower
- Guy Shepherdson, Wallabies rugby union player
- Jacob Taylor, Australian rugby sevens player
- Ben Treffers, Junior World Champion Swimmer
- List of schools in the Australian Capital Territory
- List of boarding schools
- Associated southern colleges
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