Westbourne Grammar School

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Westbourne Grammar School
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Location
Westbourne Grammar School is located in Australia
Westbourne Grammar School
Westbourne Grammar School
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Coordinates37°50′59″S 144°43′17″E / 37.84972°S 144.72139°E / -37.84972; 144.72139Coordinates: 37°50′59″S 144°43′17″E / 37.84972°S 144.72139°E / -37.84972; 144.72139
Information
TypeIndependent, co-educational
MottoAge Quad Agas
(That Which You Do, Do Well)
DenominationNon-denominational
PrincipalMeg Hansen
Enrolment~1,390 (P-12)[1]
Colour(s)Blue, green, gold               
Website

Westbourne Grammar School is an independent and non-denominational Christian co-educational day school in Truganina, an outer south-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Westbourne has two campuses. The larger campus, opened in 1978, is located on Sayers Road in Truganina and offers classes for students at all levels, kindergarten to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). A smaller campus is situated in nearby Williamstown and provides education for students up to and including Year 3. There is also a childcare centre at the Truganina campus.

The total enrolment is approximately 1500 students, with 880 at secondary level (Years 7 to 12). Most students come from suburbs in the west of Melbourne, from Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, to Newport and Williamstown, to Sydenham and St Albans, to Footscray and Maribyrnong. The school has a specially designed facility dedicated for international students and a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program. It hosts several international students each year.The school has in excess of 150 teachers, support staff and office workers. The principal of Westbourne is Meg Hansen. She has held the position since July 2010 and is only the third principal of the Truganina campus after John Pascoe and Geoffrey Ryan. Hansen took over from Ryan, who served as principal of the Truganina campus from 1990 to his departure in June 2010.

As of 2017, the school is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Throughout the year the school will be hosting many events to celebrate their sesquicentenary year, including a School Fete and marking the beginning for the construction of the much awaited pool. The sesquicentenary year also included rebranding of the school logo.

House system[edit]

The house system impacts most of school life. Each house has its own locker pod and office. Four major inter-house events (swimming, athletics, cross-country and singing) form the main part of this competition. A shield is awarded to the house with the most points based on their performance throughout the year in these major events as well as other minor events such as badminton, chess, monologue and debating.

Houses[edit]

Senior school houses with house mascots and colours:

  • Derrimut House ("Derrimut Tigers") - Orange
  • Flinders House ("Flinders Falcons") - Blue
  • Hudson House ("Hudson Dragons") - Green
  • Molland House ("Molland Bulls") - Red
  • Pascoe House ("Pascoe Pythons") - Yellow/gold
  • Strathmore House ("Strathmore Sharks") - Purple

The Westbourne Grammar School Junior School houses are for Years 3 to 6. The inter-house sports that the junior school include three major carnival events (swimming, athletics and cross-country running) form the main part of this competition. A trophy is awarded to the house with the most points over the course of the year.

Junior school houses with colours:

  • Gerity House (Blue)
  • Miller House (Green)
  • Price House (Red)
  • Steedman House (White)

Sport[edit]

Westbourne participates in the ACS (Association of Co-Educational Schools) in the Senior School, where they play in weekly sport, as well as carnivals (Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Public Speaking, Chess and Girls Football).

Senior sports (10-12)[edit]

Summer[edit]

  • cricket (boys')
  • futsal (boys')
  • hockey (boys')
  • netball (girls')
  • soccer (girls')
  • softball (girls' and boys')
  • table tennis (boys')
  • tennis (girls')
  • touch rugby (mixed)
  • volleyball (girls')

Winter[edit]

  • AFL (boys')
  • badminton (mixed)
  • basketball (girls')
  • beach volleyball (mixed)
  • futsal (girls')
  • hockey (girls')
  • netball (girls')
  • soccer (boys')
  • softball,(boys')
  • table tennis (girls')
  • tennis (boys')
  • volleyball (boys')
  • WAFL (girls')

Junior sports (7-9)[edit]

Summer[edit]

  • softball (girls')
  • basketball( boys')
  • cricket (boys')
  • hockey (boys')
  • soccer (girls')
  • softball (boys')
  • table tennis (boys')
  • tennis (girls')
  • volleyball (girls')

Winter[edit]

  • AFL (boys')
  • basketball (girls')
  • hockey (girls')
  • netball (girls')
  • soccer (boys')
  • table tennis (girls')
  • tennis (boys')
  • volleyball (boys')

Junior school sports (5-6)[edit]

In the Junior School, Westbourne participate in the Coeducational Independent Primary Schools Sports Association (CIPPSA), with weekly sport matches. All teams also have the opportunity to participate in the Summer and Winter Lightning Premierships. They also compete in the SYDSA (South Yarra District Schools Association) where they compete against other schools in carnivals such as Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country and can progress to the Beachside Division and onto Regionals and State level.

Sport teams are mixed gendered and play through the summer and winter seasons some sports include:

Football, Soccer, Futsal, Handball, Sofcrosse, Softball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Tennis, Netball and Cricket.

See also[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westbourne Grammar School - History (accessed:08-05-2006)
  2. ^ Anderson, Sarah (18 October 2015). "Bella Paige 'grateful and proud' to represent Australia at Junior Eurovision". Herald Sun. Retrieved 11 November 2015.

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