Overview


headmaster-43Girton Grammar School is an independent, coeducational school from Prep to Year 12 that strives for excellence in both academic and co-academic areas of education in a caring Christian environment.Founded in 1884, Girton Grammar is one of Australia’s oldest schools with a rich history of traditions that give the school its distinct character.

JUNIOR SCHOOL AND SENIOR SCHOOL

The school is spread over 2 campuses. The Junior School (Prep to Grade 6), is located at 105 MacKenzie Street, Bendigo. Each class has a maximum of 25 students and classroom assistants in each Prep class who work with students primarily on Literacy and Numeracy in the mornings, five days a week.

The Senior School campus (Year 7 to 12) is located a few minutes’ walk from the Junior School, at 38 Wattle Street, Bendigo.  The focus in Senior School is on ensuring that each student has the strongest academic record possible to allow maximum choice for further studies and career. Additional support is offered to students at the VCE level, which includes additional tutorials and intensive holiday classes.

ACADEMIC

Academically, Girton Grammar students achieve results comparable to some of the bigger and better known independent schools in Melbourne and Australia. Girton Grammar aims to be the Australian benchmark for excellence in Regional education with the achievements of our students the most important measure of the success of the school.

CO-CURRICULUM

At Girton Grammar an appreciation of Art, Music, Drama as well as cultural and community endeavour is fostered from the very beginning with the aim of having every student participating in at least two co-curricular activities.

With around 20 sports on offer at Girton, and a range of outdoor education opportunities, cooperation, integrity and sportsmanship are fostered at the local, regional, state and National level.

LizCrothers_1396_NewA vast array of Musical opportunities are available at Girton Grammar with a range of ensembles, choirs, recitals, concerts, orchestras and musical tuition of the highest standard, readily offered.

Public performances within the school and broader community and a range of music and performing arts competitions are undertaken every year.

RULER APPROACH

Girton Grammar is a world leader in the teaching of emotional intelligence in the school environment. Since 2011 the school has been implementing the RULER approach from Yale University’s Centre for Emotional Intelligence. Yale’s research shows that students with a higher level of emotional intelligence are better prepared to manage their emotional lives so that they can focus, learn and do their best in school.