CANBERRA GIRLS' GRAMMAR SCHOOL
The school aims to empower each student to achieve their potential, develop a sense of social responsibility, grasp life's opportunities, adapt to change, and build strong value systems. The majority of students who graduate from Year 12 at Girls' Grammar pursue their studies at a tertiary level. Co-educational to Year 2.
Facilities: The school is set on two beautiful campuses in the suburb of Deakin. Facilities include a chapel, two assembly halls, an indoor swimming pool, two libraries, a drama centre, a music centre, an information technology centre, a specialist senior centre (for Years 11 and 12), tennis courts, hockey fields, an oval, netball courts, two gymnasiums, and an aquatic centre located by Lake Burley Griffin, which includes a rowing shed and a function centre.
Boarding facilities: The school's boarding house offers accommodation for 90 students, with bedrooms for one to four students. Students in Years 11 and 12 have facilities for working in their rooms, while Years 7 to 10 students do their homework in the library or the boarding house's computing room. Boarders have recreational areas, music practice rooms, computer facilities and use of the library and the school's sporting facilities. Their activities are carefully supervised and students are encouraged and assisted to develop into responsible members of the boarding house community.
Curriculum for Years 7 to 10:Year 7 core: English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Introduction to Computing, Science, Physical Education/Health, Religion and Philosophy. Two of the following subjects are taken each semester: Drama, Music, Textiles and Design, Visual Art and Design. Two languages are chosen to be studied for one semester each: French, German, Japanese and Latin.
Year 8 core: English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Science, Physical Education/Health, Religion and Philosophy. Two of the following elective subjects can be chosen: Asian Studies, Computer Applications, Dance, Drama, ESL, Latin, French, German, Japanese, Music, Textiles and Design, Visual Art, Design and Technology, Independent Learning Program and Sports Science.
Years 9 and 10 core: English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religion and Philosophy, Civics and Citizenship. Three electives can be chosen from the following: Asian Studies,Commerce, Computer Applications, Dance, Drama, ESL, History, Geography, Independent Learning Program, Latin, French, German, Japanese, Music, Sports Science, Textiles and Design, Visual Art, Design and Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Art and Photography, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Drama, Earth Science, Economics, English, Film Studies, Textiles and Design, French, Geography, German, History, Hospitality, Human Development, Information Technology, Japanese, Latin, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Human Movement, Physical Education, and Tourism Studies.
Sport: Includes athletics, basketball, equestrian, cross-country, gymnastics, hockey, netball, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, water polo, dragon boats, and rowing.
Extracurricular activities: Amnesty International, chess club, dance, Double Helix club, drama, Dukeof Edinburgh's Award, music, debating, public speaking, Tournament of Minds, exchanges for students of foreign languages, Living Latin, science enrichment club, Mock Trial.
Pastoral care: Pastoral care is an important element of the school and students work in a caring and supportive environment. Each student belongs to a house and participates in house activities. The tutor group system provides a structured personal development program at each year level. School counsellors are available to attend to student concerns and needs. Work experience and career guidance is available.