Townsville Grammar School

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Townsville Grammar School
Badge of Townsville Grammar School
Location
Townsville, Queensland
Australia
Coordinates 19°15′3″S 146°48′18″E / 19.25083°S 146.80500°E / -19.25083; 146.80500Coordinates: 19°15′3″S 146°48′18″E / 19.25083°S 146.80500°E / -19.25083; 146.80500
Information
Type Independent, Day & Boarding, IB
Motto Latin: Bonus Intra Melior Exi
(Come In Good, Go Out Better)
Denomination Non-denominational
Established 1888
Headmaster Timothy J. Kelly
Grades P-12
Gender Co-educational
Enrolment ~1,400
Colour(s) Black and Gold
         
Website

Townsville Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, day, International Baccalaureate and boarding school, located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Townsville Grammar School 1900
Townsville Grammar School 1905

Established in 1888, it is the oldest secondary school on the Australian mainland [1]It is the most northern member of the Grammar school system in Australia.[citation needed] During World War II the school was acquired by the Royal Australian Air Force for use as barracks accommodation for the No. 3 Fighter Sector RAAF.

School badge[edit]

The School Badge was designed in 1902 by a Sydney architect. The background represents the Southern Cross, with the Three Turrets set on the Rock of Christianity, surrounded by the sea of Plenty. The central turret symbolises spiritual values, while the two side turrets represent intellectual and sporting values.

The Latin text on the badge reads "Bonus intra melior exi", literally "Come in good, go out better".

Headmasters[edit]

Period Details Notes
1888 E. F. Upward [2]
1889 – 1900 C. H. Hodges [3]
1901 – 1904 Fredrick Thomas Miller [4][5]
1905 – 1938 Percy Fritz "Boss" Rowland [6]
1939 – 1946 Thomas Burnside Whight [7]
1947 – 1948 A. Campbell Logan [8]
1946 – 1965 Maurice William Blank [9]
1966 – 1975 Leonard Stanley Daniels
1976 – 1992 Alan Douglas Morwood
1993 – 1997 S. C. Paul
1998 – 2017 Richard W. Fairley
2018 - Present Timothy J. Kelly

P. F. Rowland is as of 2018 the longest serving headmaster, holding his position for 34 years. During his time,"Boss" Rowland taught the School's two Rhodes Scholars, Chester Parker and George Hall.

Campuses[edit]

North Shore[edit]

The Junior School North Shore campus teaches from pre-kindy (for children turning 3 before 30 June). This campus opened in 2015, and continues to grow.

Annandale[edit]

The Junior School Annandale campus teaches from pre-preparatory (for children turning 4 before 30 June) to grade 6. This campus opened in 1997.

North Ward[edit]

The North Ward campus is situated in the seaside suburb of North Ward in Townsville. It comprises the Middle School (grades 7-9) and Senior School (grades 10-12). The School House building is now heritage-listed.[10]

Sporting Houses[edit]

The four sporting houses are named after former headmasters:

  • Rowland - Red colour
  • Miller - Blue colour
  • Hodges - Green colour
  • Whight - Purple colour

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Townsville Grammar School. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Our Townsville Letter". The Telegraph (4,829). Queensland, Australia. 3 April 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "TOWNSVILLE". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXIX, (4159). Queensland, Australia. 9 February 1889. p. 6. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "MR. F. T. MILLER." Morning Bulletin. LXI, (10,932). Queensland, Australia. 14 December 1900. p. 5. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "TOWNSVILLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL". Morning Bulletin. LXVI, (12167). Queensland, Australia. 6 December 1904. p. 5. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Townsville Grammar School". The Telegraph (10013). Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1904. p. 6. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "FORMER PUPIL". The Northern Herald. 101, (1339). Queensland, Australia. 10 December 1938. p. 9. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "T.G.S. HEADMASTER". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LXVII. Queensland, Australia. 26 October 1946. p. 2. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  9. ^ "PERSONAL". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LXIX. Queensland, Australia. 13 May 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ "School House (entry 601029)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

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