Westbourne Grammar School

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Westbourne Grammar School
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Location
Truganina, Victoria
Australia
Coordinates 37°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
Type Independent, Co-educational
Motto That Which You Do, Do Well
Denomination Non-denominational
Principal Meg 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 is also popular internationally and hosts several international students each year; it has a specially designed facilities dedicated for international students and a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The school has in excess of 150 teachers, support staff and office workers. The current 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.

School 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 participate 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)

Junior (7-9) Sports

Girls Summer- Volleyball, Netball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball

Boys Summer- Cricket, Softball, Table Tennis, Hockey

Girls Winter- Table Tennis, Hockey, Basketball, Netball

Boys Winter- Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, AFL

Senior (10-12) Sports

Girls Summer- Volleyball, Netball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball

Boys Summer- Cricket, Softball, Table Tennis, Hockey, Futsal

Summer Mixed- Touch Rugby

Girls Winter- Table Tennis, Hockey, Basketball, Netball, Futsal

Boys Winter- Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, AFL

Winter Mixed- Badminton, Beach Volleyball

Junior School Sport (5-6)

In the Junior School, Westbourne participate in the SYDSA (South Yarra District Schools Association) where they compete in weekly sport as well as carnivals (Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country)

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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