Illawarra Grammar School
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|The Illawarra Grammar School|
|10–12 Western Avenue
Mangerton, New South Wales, 2500
|Type||Independent, Day school|
|Motto||Latin: De virtute in virtutem
(From Strength to Strength)
|Opened||3 February 1959|
|Head of school||Stephen Kinsella|
|Years||Pre-Preparatory – Year 12|
The school currently caters for about 1100 pupils from pre-preparatory school to Year 12.
The Illawarra Grammar School was founded in 1959 through the efforts of the late Bishop Gordon Begbie and a group of 'founding parents' who firmly believed in the need for a regional Anglican School to be based in the Illawarra. On its opening day, 3 February 1959, the first headmaster, Rev R F Bosanquet and two staff, welcomed 28 boys into the school. In 1975, the school became co-educational when it amalgamated with SCEGGS 'Gleniffer Brae'. In 2009 TIGS celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its founding.
In 2012 TIGS became an International Baccalaureate World School, implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP). In 2016, the school became accredited for the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Students in year 11 are given a choice between the NSW HSC program and the DP program.
- Rachael Murphy (1999) - star of reality TV show America's Smartest Model; graduated dux of the Class of 1999
- Robert Hurley (2006) - member of the Australian swimming team
- David McKeon (2010) - competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games for the Australian swimming team
- Emma McKeon (2012) - won four gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; debuted at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where she won one gold, two silver and one bronze medals
- Jarrod Poort (2012) - competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio for the Australian swimming team
- James Ryan Cooper (2017) - author, entrepreneur, and musician
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- Dimoski, Lile. "Diploma Programme (DP)". www.tigs.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
- Illawarra Mercury (accessed:2012-06-18)
- "Rants, Raves and Reflections by James R Cooper on iBooks". iBooks. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
- "Mixdown Magazine #250 | February 2015". Retrieved 2016-08-10.
- "James R Cooper on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-08-10.