The Illawarra Grammar School
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|The Illawarra Grammar School|
Latin: De virtute in virtutem
From Strength to Strength
|10–12 Western Avenue
Mangerton, New South Wales, 2500
|Opened||3 February 1959|
|Head of school||Stephen Kinsella|
|Grades||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 on 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.
- Rachael Murphy (1999) - star of reality TV show America's Smartest Model; graduated dux of the Class of 1999.
- Robert Hurley (2006) - 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.
- The Illawarra Grammar School: History (accessed::2012-06-18)
- Michelle Webster (17 Feb 2009). "TIGS Back in Time". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- International Baccalaureat (accessed::2014-06-10)
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- Illawarra Mercury (accessed:2012-06-18)