Townsville Grammar School
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|Townsville Grammar School|
|Type||Independent, Day & Boarding, IB|
|Motto||Latin: Bonus Intra Melior Exi
(Come In Good, Go Out Better)
|Headmaster||Timothy J. Kelly|
|Colour(s)||Black and Gold
Established in 1888, it is the oldest secondary 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.
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||Fredrick Thomas Miller|||
|1905 – 1938||Percy Fritz "Boss" Rowland|||
|1939 – 1946||Thomas Burnside Whight|||
|1947 – 1948||A. Campbell Logan|||
|1946 – 1965||Maurice William Blank|||
|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.
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.
The Junior School Annandale campus 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
- "History". Townsville Grammar School. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Our Townsville Letter". The Telegraph (4,829). Queensland, Australia. 3 April 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "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.
- "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.
- "TOWNSVILLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL". Morning Bulletin. LXVI, (12167). Queensland, Australia. 6 December 1904. p. 5. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Townsville Grammar School". The Telegraph (10013). Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1904. p. 6. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "FORMER PUPIL". The Northern Herald. 101, (1339). Queensland, Australia. 10 December 1938. p. 9. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "T.G.S. HEADMASTER". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LXVII. Queensland, Australia. 26 October 1946. p. 2. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "PERSONAL". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LXIX. Queensland, Australia. 13 May 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 30 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "School House (entry 601029)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
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