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    Welcome to Brisbane Grammar School. We are an inclusive community where students from diverse backgrounds combine to live the School's values of learning, leadership, endeavor, respect, and community. Our ambition to be the best school for boys in Australia inspires us to create an environment where boys pursue their talents and realize their potential.

    The education of boys requires scholarly, social, and emotional instruction. Our mission is to teach, model, and build academic and social behaviors that will lead to full and successful lives beyond School. Every boy is given a place to belong and an opportunity to excel. Our broad liberal education, combined with extensive Curriculum and Student Wellbeing programs, provides every boy with the grounding to take on diverse careers.

    We remain resolute in our commitment to developing thoughtful and confident young men of character who contribute to their communities.

    Our talented teaching staff is innovators, continually developing and expanding their learning for the benefit of students. We continuously review and develop our programs, practices, and facilities to equip boys with skills for the 21st century: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and teamwork.

    Brisbane Grammar School educates boys within an influential learning culture that is innovative yet respectful of its traditions. They nurture their intellectual, physical, and emotional well-being to become thoughtful and confident men of character who contribute to their communities.

    Brisbane Grammar School aspires to be the best school for boys in Australia and an international leader in teaching and learning. The School is committed to offering excellent educational and leadership opportunities for boys of all backgrounds, strengthening its global connections and building a vibrant school community among students, parents, staff, Old Boys, and the broader society.

    The School is committed to a liberal education philosophy. Our primary goals for each boy are:

    • Develop attitudes, skills, and a base of knowledge as a foundation for critical intelligence, imaginative and creative powers, effective communication and the capacity and enthusiasm for independent, lifelong learning
    • To develop and extend personal character traits and talents and
    • To develop a strong sense of service, community, leadership, and loyalty to others.

    To achieve these goals, the School seeks to provide:

    • A broad and balanced academic curriculum in which each boy is challenged to do his best
    • Highly competent teaching staff who are committed to the School's purpose
    • A disciplined and supportive environment for learning
    • A broad program of cultural, intellectual, sporting and other outdoor activities and
    • Sporting activities where boys are encouraged to strive for success are always within the finest traditions of sportsmanship.

    As each boy's education and personal development is a responsibility shared between the School and the home, the School promotes effective communication with families.

    The Grammar Schools Act of 1860 enabled funding for secondary education in Queensland. By 1868, enthusiastic public subscribers had raised enough money to establish Brisbane's first Grammar School and first independent boys school. In that same year, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone at Brisbane Grammar School's original site in Roma Street.

    The new School opened in February 1869 with 94 students and four masters under the leadership of Headmaster Thomas Harlin. In 1881, the School was moved to its present site, and the magnificent neo-gothic style Great Hall and classrooms were opened that year. In 1886, the School became one of the first to provide student boarding facilities on site with the opening of the Boarding House. State-of-the-art science laboratories were built in 1912.

    The School consistently anticipated educational needs, providing a resource library and language laboratory in 1968, before Commonwealth funding made them standard school facilities. With the purchase of the former Primary Correspondence School in 1993 at the School's southern boundary, BGS grew to accommodate 1200 students. In 2003, the Middle School opened for Years 6, and 7 and 1400 students attended the School.

    Two essential and impressive sporting facilities complement the Spring Hill campus: The Northgate Playing Fields opened in 1997 and the Indoor Sports Centre in 2000. In 2010, the School opened The Lilley Centre, which combines technology and flexible learning spaces with a well-resourced library and programs to help students navigate their learning. In 2010, the Centenary Building was refurbished to provide similar learning spaces for Middle School students.

    Brisbane Grammar School
    Founding year: 1868
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Boys
    Leadership: Mr. Anthony Micallef (Headmaster)
    Number of staff: 0



    Address: Brisbane Grammar School , 24 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, Australian Capital Territory, 4000, Australia

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