Townsville Grammar School
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|Townsville Grammar School|
Latin: Bonus Intra Melior Exi
Come In Good, Go Out Better
|Type||Independent, Day & Boarding, IB|
|Colour(s)||Black and Gold
Established in 1888, it is the oldest co-educational school on the Australian mainland. It is the most northern member of the Grammar school system in Australia. 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. Townsville Grammar is also well known amongst Townsville for its rivalry in the cultural, sporting and academic fields against The Cathedral School, Townsville.
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".
|1888||E. F. Upward|
|1889 – 1900||C. H. Hodges|
|1901 – 1904||F. T. Miller|
|1905 – 1938||P. F. "Boss" Rowland|
|1939 – 1946||T. B. Whight|
|1947 – 1948||A. C. Logan|
|1946 – 1965||M. W. Blank|
|1966 – 1975||L. S. Daniels|
|1976 – 1992||A. D. Morwood|
|1993 – 1997||S. C. Paul|
|1998 – Present||R. W. Fairley|
P. F. Rowland is as of 2011 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.
The Annandale campus of TGS is commonly known as the "Townsville Grammar Junior School", and teaches from pre-preparatory (for children turning 4 before 30 June) to grade 6. This campus opened in 1997.
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.
The four sporting houses are named after former headmasters:
- Rowland - Red colour
- Miller - Blue colour
- Hodges - Green colour
- Whight - Purple colour
- Karen Andrews, politician, current member of parliament for McPherson
- Charles Davidson, politician and former Postmaster-General & Minister for the Navy
- Ted Harding, politician and rugby league player
- Harold Lowes, lawyer and politician
- Micheal Luck, professional rugby league player
- Agnes McWhinney, first female solicitor in Australia
- Greg Norman, former Number 1 ranked golfer
- Frederick Perkins, teacher, headmaster and minister
- Douglas Reye, pathologist, first to study and namesake of Reye syndrome
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