Shelford Girls' Grammar
|This article is outdated. (January 2009)|
|Shelford Girls' Grammar|
Latin: Quaerite Primo Regnum Dei
("Seek ye first the Kingdom of God")
|Type||Independent, Single-sex, Day school|
|Principal||Ms Polly Flanagan|
|Chaplain||Rev. Heather Cetrangolo|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue, Sky Blue & Gold|
|Slogan||"Shelford... Top Girls... Top School"|
Established in 1898, the school currently caters for approximately 600 students from pre-school to year 12.
The School motto, Quaerite Primo Regnum Dei (seek ye first the Kingdom of God) is well known to all past and current students. The word Quaerite is an important one for Shelford. Seek ye, or search, investigate, discover and find out, is what 21st century education is all about. The Pastoral Care Program and Religious Education Program from P-12 is aptly named the Quaerite Program. In this Program students are given an opportunity to investigate a variety of things related to their spiritual, emotional, social, physical and academic development.
As with most Australian schools, Shelford uses a house system through which students participate in inter-house competitions. The four school houses are:
- Langley - Green and Yellow
- Lloyd - Purple and Yellow
- Blundell - Red and Yellow
- Thomas - Blue and Silver
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