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Georges River Grammar
Coordinates33°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
TypeIndependent, Co-educational, Day School
MottoLatin: Exultate Deo
(Exalt greatly in God)
Established1984 (as St Paul's Choir School, later named Bankstown Grammar School)
ChairmanDavid McGregor
PrincipalRaquel Charet
Colour(s)Blue and White
SloganCommunity, sacrifice, service and compassion.

Georges River Grammar (GRG) is an independent, co-educational, Anglican day school located in Georges Hall, a suburb of South-Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The school was established in 1984, as a non-selective school and currently caters for approximately 880 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.[2]


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. In 1988, the Uniting Church withdrew from the partnership and the Bankstown Grammar School became an independent, coeducational, Anglican school.[3][4] 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, and that the school had outgrown its local name and drawing area of Bankstown.[5] It also reflected a unified identity after the amalgamation of St Paul's Choir School and Bankstown Grammar School in 2004.[6]

According to researchers, the school's outgrowing of its local area is a pattern common with religious and other independent schools in Australia, as growing enrolment in Australian non-government schools confirm that parental desire to provide the ‘best’ schooling for their children will often override factors such as the school location.[5]

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.

In the mid-1990s, the school participated in a psychological research study conducted on the topic of self-concept. 395 students participated in the research.[7][8][9]

In 2009, the school campaigned to discourage unhealthy food and drinks, banning a number of items from school lunch boxes, and hiring a dietician to speak to parents.[10]


The school is a member of the Sydney Anglican Schools Ministry Association.[11]

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  1. ^ Bankstown Grammar School Annual Report 2006 (accessed:13-08-2007)
  2. ^ a b "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Georges River Grammar. Retrieved 11 Nov 2018.
  3. ^ "Our Christian heritage". Georges River Grammar. Retrieved 11 Nov 2018.
  4. ^ "Schools". Anglicans Online. Retrieved 11 Nov 2018.
  5. ^ a b Bugg, Laura, and Nicole Gurran. "Urban planning process and discourses in the refusal of Islamic Schools in Sydney, Australia." Australian planner 48, no. 4 (2011): 281-291.
  6. ^ "About Us: School History". Georges River Grammar. Retrieved 11 Nov 2018.
  7. ^ Marsh, H. (1994). The Importance of Being Important: Theoretical Models of Relations between Specific and Global Components of Physical Self-Concept. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 16(3), 306-325.
  8. ^ Marsh, Herbert W., Garry E. Richards, Steven Johnson, Lawrence Roche, and Patsy Tremayne. "Physical Self-Description Questionnaire: Psychometric properties and a miiltitrait-meltimethod analysis of relations to existing instruments." Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology 16, no. 3 (1994): 270-305.
  9. ^ Marsh, Herbert W. "Physical Self Description Questionnaire: stability and discriminant validity." Research quarterly for exercise and sport 67, no. 3 (1996): 249-264.
  10. ^ "School warns children off 'LOL' juice". The Daily Telegraph. April 21, 2009. Retrieved 11 Nov 2018.
  11. ^ "Member schools". Sydney Anglican Schools Ministry Association. Retrieved 11 Nov 2018.

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