Year Levels: Yrs 7-12
RED HILL, ACT, 2603
Head of School: Dr Justin Garrick
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Mr Gareth Downey
Telephone: (02) 6260 9880
Number in School: 1675
Number of Boarders: 85
Canberra Grammar School began life as a boarding school for boys in 1929 and the thriving boarding community is still the heart and soul of the School. Canberra Grammar provides a friendly, comfortable and recently refurbished home away from home with modern bedrooms and bathrooms and large, vibrant social spaces.
All boarders have access to Wi-Fi internet, computer areas and a library. The Common Room is equipped with a kitchen, billiard table and television and students and staff eat their meals together in the beautiful Dining Hall. Students also have access to a range of premier music and sporting facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis and squash courts.
Boarders receive 24-hour, seven day a week support from an incredible team of dedicated and caring professionals including live in and visiting tutors, a registered nurse, visiting doctor and a Housemother who is the mum away from home, meeting the everyday needs of the boys.
By living in Canberra, boarders experience all the advantages of the national capital, including access to top universities, libraries, and cultural and sporting institutions. They also enjoy the uncongested ease of a safe yet vibrant capital city that is close to many regional centres.
As well as traditional term-time boarding, Canberra Grammar School offers flexible boarding to assist the ever changing needs of families. Flexible boarding allows students to spend Monday to Thursday nights at the boarding house, taking advantage of the study, social and sporting resources available, before returning home for the weekend.
Boarders at Canberra Grammar School generally excel in their studies, take an active role in school life and become significant leaders within the School. All students are taught to respect each other’s differences, accept responsibility, focus on service to others and lead honest, generous, happy, caring lives together.
Academically, Canberra Grammar students do exceptionally well. In 2012, 41% of students sitting the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) achieved scores of 90% or more in at least one of their subjects, and 95% of the year group received university offers. Canberra Grammar School offers students the choice to study the HSC or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.