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    Sydney Church of England Grammar School

    Founding year: 1889
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Boys
    Leadership: Dr. Timothy Wright (Headmaster)
    Number of staff: 0

    Shore was established in 1889 as a leading comprehensive school for the education of boys. In 2003 we also welcomed girls to our Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 facility at the Northbridge Campus. Our rich history and traditions have powerfully shaped our school, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
    Reflecting on Shore's Christian foundations, we focus on developing the whole person - intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We place a strong emphasis on character formation, challenging our students to be responsible citizens of integrity who seek to serve the wider community.
    Our commitment to a genuinely comprehensive education means we pursue engaged rigor in academic work and offer a wide range of learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom. We create a genuine partnership between the school and home, enabling each student to discover their talents and preparing them for the realities and challenges of our contemporary world.
    We believe the best evidence of success will be exhibited in the adult lives of those who have passed through the school. We are proud of our many Old Boys who have served in all walks of life with great dedication.
    Shore's dynamic tradition is founded on authentic and transformative Christian faith, emphasizing engaged rigor in academic work, relational service of others, growth in character, personal best in games, and co-curricular activities. With this as its foundation and within its charter, Shore seeks to be the leading comprehensive school in Australia.
    The school stands on a site of just over eight hectares on a hill-top two hundred meters from the North Sydney railway and bus station. It has magnificent views of the Harbour and the City of Sydney.
    The site is all the classroom blocks, administrative offices, the Library/Resource Centre, Information Technology Centre, Lecture Theatres, a 500 seat auditorium, and an Assembly Hall. The BH Travers Centre opened in 2000, incorporates the Playfair Hall, the Boer War Contingent Memorial Library, the Information Technology Department, and a gymnasium. The Chapel, dedicated in 1915, can seat 350 and occupies a central position in the school. Nearby are four Boarding Houses and a central Dining Hall.
    The Preparatory School (founded 1926) adjoins the primary school on the western side. It was significantly upgraded in 2006, and the complex provides expanded classrooms and other educational accommodation for Prep boys.
    For organized games at North Sydney, there is one oval and numerous cricket nets, tennis, and basketball courts. There is also a fully equipped physical education complex with two gymnasiums, circuit and weights training areas, two squash courts, and an eight-lane 25-meter swimming pool, with a separate diving-pool.
    The school's main sports facility is at Northbridge, five kilometers to the north, where the school bought 9 hectares of land in 1916. This now has one of the most delicate ovals in Sydney and five other full-sized ovals, as well as tennis courts, pavilions, and dressing rooms. The Northbridge campus also incorporates the K-2, Early Learning Centre, and Long Day Care, which opened in 2003 as a significant addition to the Preparatory School at North Sydney. The grounds were opened in 1919 as a memorial to the 880 Old Boys who served and the 122 who died in the Great War.
    Rowing has been part of the School tradition since 1890. The Gladesville Rowing and Function Centre is pleasantly situated on Looking Glass Bay, Gladesville, ten kilometers west of North Sydney.
    The school also owns about 20 hectares of bushland at Linden in the Blue Mountains. In 2009, the school acquired the adjacent site Graythwaite and this 2.7-hectare site has given a whole fresh perspective to the school and educational opportunities.

    Address: Sydney Church of England Grammar School, Blue Street, North Sydney, New South Wales, 2060, Australia

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