Georges River Grammar School
|Georges River Grammar|
Latin: Exultate Deo
Exalt greatly in God
|Georges Hall, New South Wales, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Co-educational, Day School|
|Established||1984 (as St Paul's Choir School)|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Slogan||a caring, learning environment.|
Established in 1986, the school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 900 students from Kindergarten to 12.
Georges River Grammar is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the New Anglican Schools Sports Association (NASSA), and the Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (AICES).
The name of the school was officially changed in early 2011 from "Bankstown Grammar School" to "Georges River Grammar" to reflect the reality that it draws broadly from the Georges River area. It also ensures a unified identity after the amalgamation of St Paul's Choir School and Bankstown Grammar School in 2008.
The school began in 1984 as the choir school of St Paul's Anglican Church Bankstown, and GRG was founded to enable students to proceed to a secondary education. In 2008, St Paul's Choir School ceased to exist and simply became the junior school of Georges River Grammar.
The school currently has four houses – Wood, Jackson, Rossiter and Chamberlain – named for the founders of the school, where previously, it had six - Wood, Jackson, Rossiter, Chamberlain, Broughton and Barker.
Unlike other new Anglican Schools, GRG has had no financial support from the Diocese of Sydney and has only loose association with the structures of the Anglican Church.
The school has a good record of 'participation' in sporting events, providing a range of options for students, but has not displayed pre-eminence in any particular sporting endeavour. Debating and public speaking are strong points for the school, with strong curricular and co-curricular programs developed over many years. The school has always had a substantial brass band program and varying choral programs. GRG has developed a tradition of regular blood donation by senior students and has consistently been the areas largest donor, winning the 'Vampire Shield' on a number of occasions. The school was a pilot school for the SES Cadet program and has participated in that program since its inception.
- SchoolSeek: Bankstown Grammar School (accessed:13-08-2007)
- Bankstown Grammar School Annual Report 2006 (accessed:13-08-2007)
- Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia: NSW (accessed:13-08-2007)
- Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (accessed:13-08-2007)
- Bankstown Grammar School: School - BGS (accessed:13-08-2007)