Great Public Schools Association of Queensland

The Great Public Schools Association of Queensland Inc. (GPS) is an association of nine south-east Queensland secondary schools established in 1918. With the exception of Brisbane State High School, GPS schools are all-male, private schools. As of 2013, seventy percent of Queensland's Rhodes Scholars have attended a GPS school.[1] Similar associations exist in New South Wales (AAGPS) and Victoria (APS).

Great Public Schools Association of Queensland Inc.
GPSqldlogo.jpg
Formation1918
HeadquartersBrisbane, Queensland
Membership
Anglican Church Grammar School
Brisbane Boys' College
Brisbane Grammar School
Brisbane State High School
Ipswich Grammar School
St. Joseph's Nudgee College
St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
The Southport School
Toowoomba Grammar School
Official language
English
Secretary General
Nicole L'Efevre

SchoolsEdit

Current member schools[2]Edit

There have been critics of the GPS competition of Brisbane State High's membership to the GPS Competition, primarily because it is the only Public School in the GPS competition. However, its membership is maintained despite dispute. The term "Public Schools" in the GPS acronym encompasses all public education including the Grammar Schools who are indeed themselves Public Schools. (Grammar Schools Act, 1860)

School Location Enrolment Founded Denomination Day/boarding Year entered
competition*
School colours School nickname
Anglican Church Grammar School[note a] East Brisbane 1,800 1912 Anglican Day & boarding 1918 Blue and grey
        
Churchie
Brisbane Boys' College Toowong 1,600 1902 Uniting Church/Presbyterian Day & boarding 1918 Green, white and black
            
BBC or College
Brisbane Grammar School Spring Hill 1,700 1868 Non-denominational Day & boarding 1918 Dark blue and light blue
        
Grammar or BGS
Brisbane State High School South Brisbane 2,949
(approximately 1,558 males)[note b]
1913[3] Secular Day 1921 Cerise and navy blue
        
State High or Brisbane High
Ipswich Grammar School Ipswich 1,080 1863 Non-denominational Day & boarding 1918 Red and white
        
Ipswich or IGS
St Joseph's College, Nudgee Boondall 1,750 1891 Catholic Day & boarding 1918 Blue and white
        
Nudgee
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace Spring Hill 1,691 1875 Catholic Day 1918 Red & black
        
Terrace or Gregory Terrace
The Southport School Southport 1,305 1901 Anglican Day & boarding 1920 Maroon, navy and white
            
TSS or Southport
Toowoomba Grammar School Toowoomba 1,258 1875 Non-denominational Day & boarding 1920 Blue and gold
        
Toowoomba or TGS

Former member schoolsEdit

School Location Enrolment Founded Denomination Day/boarding School colours
St Laurence's College South Brisbane 1375 1915 Catholic Day Black and gold

Central Technical College High School, a Government-run school, was initially a member from 1918 but merged with Brisbane Junior State High School and High Top Wynnum State School in 1921* to form Brisbane State High School, which is still a member of the association.

St Laurence's College was forced to leave the GPS in the 1920s because it did not have a cricket pitch and a football oval. They competed at least up to and including the September 23, 1928 Athletics Carnival. They are now members of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) Competition.

Physical recreationEdit

BasketballEdit

The schools have competed in an annual basketball premiership since 1986. A summary of First V winners appears below. For a full list of premiers by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Premierships Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 7 2 5
Anglican Church Grammar School 7 5 2
Brisbane State High School 10 5 5
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 4 1 3
The Southport School 3 2 1
Ipswich Grammar School 8 6 2
Toowoomba Grammar School 0 0 0
Brisbane Grammar School 0 0 0
Brisbane Boys' College 5 4 1

Notes

  • Results up to and including 2019 season.
  • Brisbane State High School has been the most successful school in GPS Basketball based upon premierships.

LIST OF GPS Basketball 1st V PREMIERS:

1986 Ipswich Grammar School

1987 Brisbane Boys' College

1988 Anglican Church Grammar School

1989 Anglican Church Grammar School

1990 Anglican Church Grammar School & Nudgee College

1991 Nudgee College & Ipswich Grammar School

1992 Nudgee College & Ipswich Grammar School

1993 Ipswich Grammar School

1994 Ipswich Grammar School

1995 Brisbane Boys' College

1996 Ipswich Grammar School

1997 Gregory Terrace

1998 Brisbane State High School & Nudgee College

1999 Brisbane State High School

2000 Brisbane State High School & Gregory Terrace

2001 Nudgee College

2002 Brisbane State High School

2003 Nudgee College

2004 Brisbane State High School & Gregory Terrace

2005 Brisbane Boys' College

2006 Brisbane State High School

2007 Brisbane State High School

2008 Anglican Church Grammar School

2009 The Southport School

2010 Brisbane State High School

2011 Brisbane State High School & Brisbane Boys' College

2012 The Southport School

2013 Anglican Church Grammar School

2014 Anglican Church Grammar School

2015 Ipswich Grammar School

2016 Brisbane State High School

2017 Brisbane Boys' College

2018 Ipswich Grammar School

2019 Gregory Terrace & Anglican Church Grammar School

CricketEdit

The schools have competed in an annual cricket premiership since 1919. A summary of First XI winners appears below.

School Premierships Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 10 10 0
Anglican Church Grammar School 18 16 2
Brisbane State High School 7 7 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 2 2 0
The Southport School 20 18 2
Ipswich Grammar School 13 13 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 12 12 0
Brisbane Grammar School 17 12 5
Brisbane Boys' College 5 4 1

Notes

  • No competition held from 1942 to 1945 inclusive due to World War II.
  • Current Premiers (2018): The Southport School
  • Results up to and including 2018 season.
  • The Southport School has been the most successful school in GPS Cricket based upon premierships.

LIST OF GPS 1st XI CRICKET PREMIERS:

1919 Brisbane Grammar School

1920 Brisbane Grammar School & The Southport School (tie)

1921 Brisbane Grammar School

1922 Ipswich Grammar School & Nudgee College (tie)

1923 Toowoomba Grammar School & The Southport School (tie)

1924 Toowoomba Grammar School

1925 Nudgee College

1926 The Southport School

1927 The Southport School

1928 Toowoomba Grammar School & The Southport School (tie)

1929 Church of England Grammar School & The Southport School (tie)

1930 Brisbane Grammar School

1931 Brisbane Grammar School & Church of England Grammar School (tie)

1932 Toowoomba Grammar School

1933 Toowoomba Grammar School

1934 Church of England Grammar School

1935 Church of England Grammar School

1936 Toowoomba Grammar School

1937 Ipswich Grammar School

1938 Nudgee College

1939 Nudgee College

1940 Church of England Grammar School

1941 Church of England Grammar School

1942 to 1945 No Competitions (World War II)

1946 Brisbane Grammar School

1947 Brisbane Boys’ College

1948 Church of England Grammar School

1949 Brisbane State High School

1950 Church of England Grammar School

1951 Brisbane Grammar School

1952 Gregory Terrace

1953 Ipswich Grammar School

1954 Brisbane Grammar School

1955 Brisbane Grammar School & Church of England Grammar School (tie)

1956 Brisbane Grammar School

1957 Ipswich Grammar School

1958 Ipswich Grammar School

1959 Church of England Grammar School

1960 Brisbane Grammar School

1961 Brisbane Grammar School

1962 Brisbane Boys’ College & Church of England Grammar School (tie)

1963 Church of England Grammar School

1964 Nudgee College

1965 Brisbane Grammar School

1966 Brisbane State High School

1967 Church of England Grammar School

1968 Ipswich Grammar School

1969 Ipswich Grammar School

1970 The Southport School

1971 The Southport School & Brisbane Grammar School (tie)

1972 The Southport School

1973 The Southport School

1974 The Southport School

1975 Ipswich Grammar School

1976 Church of England Grammar School

1977 Brisbane State High School

1978 Brisbane Grammar School

1979 Brisbane State High School

1980 The Southport School

1981 The Southport School

1982 The Southport School

1983 Brisbane Grammar School

1984 Church of England Grammar School

1985 Brisbane Boys’ College

1986 Toowoomba Grammar School

1987 Toowoomba Grammar School

1988 Toowoomba Grammar School

1989 Ipswich Grammar School

1990 Toowoomba Grammar School

1991 Nudgee College

1992 Brisbane State High School

1993 Brisbane State High School

1994 Nudgee College

1995 Brisbane Boys’ College

1996 Anglican Church Grammar School

1997 Anglican Church Grammar School]

1998 Nudgee College

1999 Anglican Church Grammar School

2000 Toowoomba Grammar School

2001 Nudgee College

2002 Brisbane State High School

2003 Brisbane Boys’ College

2004 Gregory Terrace

2005 Toowoomba Grammar School

2006 Ipswich Grammar School

2007 Ipswich Grammar School

2008 Ipswich Grammar School

2009 Nudgee College

2010 The Southport School

2011 The Southport School

2012 Anglican Church Grammar School

2013 Brisbane Grammar School

2014 The Southport School

2015 The Southport School

2016 Ipswich Grammar school

2017 The Southport School

2018 The Southport School

Cross CountryEdit

The schools have competed in an annual cross-country championship since 1971. A summary of winners appears below. For a full list of premiers by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 4 3 1
Anglican Church Grammar School 17 16 1
Brisbane State High School 0 0 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 9 7 2
The Southport School 1 1 0
Ipswich Grammar School 3 2 1
Toowoomba Grammar School 0 0 0
Brisbane Grammar School 16 15 1
Brisbane Boys' College 2 2 0

Notes

  • Current Premiers (2019): Brisbane Boys' College
  • Results up to and including 2019 competition.
  • Anglican Church Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Cross Country based upon premierships.

GPS CROSS COUNTRY PREMIERSHIPS

1971 Church of England Grammar School

1972 Church of England Grammar School

1973 Church of England Grammar School

1974 Brisbane Grammar School

1975 Brisbane Grammar School & Church of England Grammar School (tie)

1976 Church of England Grammar School

1977 Church of England Grammar School

1978 Church of England Grammar School

1979 Brisbane Grammar School

1980 Church of England Grammar School

1981 Brisbane Grammar School

1982 Brisbane Grammar School

1983 Church of England Grammar School

1984 Brisbane Grammar School

1985 Anglican Church of Grammar School

1986 Anglican Church of Grammar School

1987 Anglican Church of Grammar School

1988 Anglican Church of Grammar School

1989 Anglican Church of Grammar School

1990 The Southport School

1991 Ipswich Grammar School

1992 Ipswich Grammar School

1993 Brisbane Grammar School

1994 Brisbane Grammar School

1995 Brisbane Grammar School

1996 Brisbane Grammar School

1997 Brisbane Grammar School

1998 Brisbane Grammar School

1999 Nudgee College

2000 Brisbane Grammar School

2001 Gregory Terrace

2002 Gregory Terrace

2003 Gregory Terrace

2004 Gregory Terrace & Ipswich Grammar School (tie)

2005 Nudgee College

2006 Brisbane Grammar School

2007 Anglican Church Grammar School & Ipswich Grammar School (tie)

2008 Gregory Terrace

2009 Anglican Church Grammar School

2010 Gregory Terrace & Nudgee College (tie)

2011 Gregory Terrace

2012 Anglican Church Grammar School

2013 Gregory Terrace

2014 Gregory Terrace

2015 Nudgee College

2016 Brisbane Grammar School

2017 Brisbane Grammar School

2018 Brisbane Boys' College

2019 Brisbane Boys' College

GymnasticsEdit

The schools have competed in an annual gymnastics competition since 1915, making it the oldest GPS sport.[4] A summary of winners appears below. For a full list of premiers by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 3 3 0
Anglican Church Grammar School 16 16 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 5 4 1
The Southport School 6 0 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 2 1 1
Brisbane Grammar School 62 61 1
Brisbane Boys' College 6 5 1

Notes

  • Brisbane State High School and Ipswich Grammar School have never competed in gymnastics. Anglican Church Grammar School, Toowoomba Grammar School and Nudgee College no longer consistently compete in gymnastics (occasionally, small teams/individuals have represented these schools at the championships).
  • No competition in 1924 or from 1929 to 1932 inclusive.
  • Results up to and including 2017 competition.
  • Brisbane Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Gymnastics based upon premierships.

RowingEdit

The schools have competed in an annual Head of the River rowing championship since 1918. A summary of winning Eights crews (Fours from 1918 to 1954 inclusive) appears below. For individual results, see GPS Head of the River - Queensland.

School Wins
Brisbane Boys' College 24
The Southport School 21
Brisbane Grammar School 20
Anglican Church Grammar School 16
Brisbane State High School 5
St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 4
St. Joseph's Nudgee College 9

Notes

  • Ipswich Grammar School and Toowoomba Grammar School do not take part in rowing competition.
  • Gregory Terrace first competed in 1928 but did not compete again until 1954.
  • Nudgee College first competed in 2002.
  • No competition 1942 to 1945 inclusive due to World War II.
  • There have been 2 ties for first place - 1928 and 1965.
  • In all, there have been 5 ties for a podium (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) position; the most recent of which was for 3rd in the 2019 race.
  • A "No Race" was declared in 1983 due to multiple protests regarding the outcome of the race.
  • Results up to and including 2019.
  • Brisbane Boys' College has been the most successful school in GPS Rowing based upon 1st VIII premierships.

The schools have also competed for the Old Boys Cup for best overall school at Head of the River since 1988. A summary of winning Schools appears below. For individual results, see GPS Head of the River - Queensland.

School Wins
Anglican Church Grammar School 7
Brisbane Boys' College 5
Brisbane Grammar School 5
The Southport School 4
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 4
St Joseph's Nudgee College 4
Brisbane State High School 0

Notes

  • There has been 1 tie for first place - 2012.
  • Not awarded in 2010 due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Results up to and including 2019.
  • Anglican Church Grammar School has been the most successful school in the Old Boys' Cup.

RugbyEdit

The schools have competed in an annual rugby premiership since 1918 (initially playing rugby league until 1928, when the schools reverted to rugby union).[5]

School Premierships Outright Shared
St. Joseph's Nudgee College 42 35 7
Anglican Church Grammar School 18 14 4
Brisbane State High School 16 8 8
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 10 8 2
The Southport School 11 8 3
Ipswich Grammar School 8 6 2
Toowoomba Grammar School 6 2 4
Brisbane Grammar School 7 3 4
Brisbane Boys' College 1 0 1

List of GPS rugby XV premiersEdit

Year Premiership winners
1918 Ipswich Grammar School
1919
1920 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1921
1922 The Southport School
1923 St Joseph's College, Nudge
1924 2-way tie between; St Joseph's College, Nudgee and Toowoomba Grammar School
1925 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1926 The Southport School
1927 St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
1928 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1929
1930 Toowoomba Grammar School
1931 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1932 2-way tie between; St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace and Toowoomba Grammar School
1933 The Southport School
1934 Ipswich Grammar School
1935 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1936
1937
1938 The Southport School
1939 Anglican Church Grammar School
1940 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1941
1942 Official competition suspended due to World War II
1943
1944
1945
1946 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1947 Brisbane State High School
1948 Toowoomba Grammar School
1949 Anglican Church Grammar School
1950 2-way tie between; Anglican Church Grammar School and St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1951 Anglican Church Grammar School
1952 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1953
1954 4-way tie between; St Joseph's College, Nudgee, Anglican Church Grammar School, Toowoomba Grammar School and Brisbane Boys' College
1955 Anglican Church Grammar School
1956 3-way tie between; Brisbane Grammar School, Toowoomba Grammar School and St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
1957 Anglican Church Grammar School
1958 Brisbane Grammar School
1959 Anglican Church Grammar School
1960 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1961
1962 Anglican Church Grammar School
1963
1964 Brisbane State High School
1965 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1966
1967 Anglican Church Grammar School
1968 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1969 Brisbane State High School
1970 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1971
1972 Brisbane Grammar School
1973 2-way tie between; Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane State High School
1974 2-way tie between; Brisbane State High School and Anglican Church Grammar School
1975 Brisbane State High School
1976 2-way tie between; Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane State High School
1977 St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982 Anglican Church Grammar School
1983 Brisbane State High School
1984 2-way tie between; Ipswich Grammar School and Brisbane State High School
1985 Ipswich Grammar School
1986 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1987
1988 Ipswich Grammar School
1989
1990 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1991
1992 2-way tie between; Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane State High School
1993 3-way tie between; Ipswich Grammar School St Joseph's College, Nudgee and Brisbane State High School
1994 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1995
1996 St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
1997 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
1998
1999 Anglican Church Grammar School
2000 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
2001 The Southport School
2002 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
2003 2-way tie between; Anglican Church Grammar School and The Southport School
2004 St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
2005 2-way tie between; Anglican Church Grammar School and Brisbane State High School
2006 The Southport School
2007
2008 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
2009 Brisbane State High School
2010 3-way tie between Brisbane State High School, St Joseph's College, Nudgee and The Southport School
2011 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
2012 Brisbane Grammar School
2013 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
2014 Anglican Church Grammar School
2015
2016 Brisbane State High School
2017 2-way tie between; St Joseph's College, Nudgee and The Southport School
2018 St Joseph's College, Nudgee
2019 The Southport School

Notes

  • Premiers are determined by win-loss records only and not by bonus points or points differential.[6]
  • St. Joseph's College, Nudgee has been the most successful school in GPS Rugby based upon premierships.

SailingEdit

An annual Sailing competition was instigated in 2000. A summary of winners appears below. For a full list of winners by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins
The Southport School 7
Anglican Church Grammar School 4
Brisbane Grammar School 4
Brisbane Boys' College 3

Notes

  • Brisbane State High School, Gregory Terrace, Nudgee College, Toowoomba Grammar School and Ipswich Grammar School do not compete in sailing.
  • Not awarded in 2012 due to bad weather.
  • Up to and including 2018.
  • The Southport School has been the most successful school in GPS Sailing based upon premierships.

GPS SAILING PREMIERS

2000 Brisbane Grammar School

2001 Anglican Church Grammar School

2002 The Southport School

2003 The Southport School

2004 Anglican Church Grammar School

2005 Brisbane Grammar School

2006 Brisbane Grammar School

2007 Brisbane Boys' College

2008 Brisbane Boys' College

2009 Anglican Church Grammar School

2010 Anglican Church Grammar School

2011 Brisbane Boys' College

2012 Not awarded as all races were not conducted due to weather

2013 Brisbane Grammar School

2014 The Southport School

2015 The Southport School

2016 The Southport School

2017 The Southport School

2018 The Southport School

SoccerEdit

The schools have competed in an annual Association football competition since 1991. A summary of winners appears below. For a full list of winners by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
Brisbane Grammar School 6 4 2
Ipswich Grammar School 7 5 2
Brisbane Boys' College 5 5 0
St Joseph's Nudgee College 7 5 2
Brisbane State High School 2 1 1
Anglican Church Grammar School 1 1 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 0 0 0
The Southport School 3 0 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 1 0 1

Notes

  • Current Premiers (2019): Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Up to and including 2019.
  • Ipswich Grammar School and St. Joseph's College, Nudgee have been the most successful schools in GPS Soccer based upon premierships.

GPS SOCCER 1st XI PREMIERS

1991 Brisbane Boys’ College

1992 Brisbane Grammar School

1993 Brisbane Boys’ College

1994 Brisbane Grammar School

1995 St Joseph's Nudgee College

1996 Ipswich Grammar School

1997 St Joseph's Nudgee College

1998 Ipswich Grammar School & St Joseph's Nudgee College (tie)

1999 Brisbane Grammar School & Ipswich Grammar School (tie)

2000 Brisbane Grammar School

2001 St Joseph's Nudgee College

2002 Ipswich Grammar School

2003 St Joseph's Nudgee College

2004 Brisbane Boys' College

2005 Brisbane State High School

2006 Brisbane Grammar School & Brisbane State High School (tie)

2007 Brisbane Grammar School

2008 Ipswich Grammar School

2009 Ipswich Grammar School

2010 Brisbane Boys' College

2011 Brisbane Boys' College

2012 The Southport School

2013 St Joseph's Nudgee College & The Southport School (tie)

2014 St Joseph's Nudgee College & The Southport School (tie)

2015 Toowoomba Grammar School

2016 Toowoomba Grammar School

2017 Toowoomba Grammar School & St Joseph's Nudgee College (tie)

2018 St Joseph's Nudgee College

2019 Anglican Church Grammar School

SwimmingEdit

The schools have competed in an annual swimming competition since 1918. A summary of winners appears below. For a full list of winners by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 20 19 1
Anglican Church Grammar School 21 21 0
Brisbane State High School 12 12 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 16 15 1
The Southport School 16 16 0
Ipswich Grammar School 0 0 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 1 1 0
Brisbane Grammar School 19 19 0
Brisbane Boys' College 0 0 0

Notes

  • No competition took place in 1932, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1966 or 1967.
  • Up to and including 2019.
  • Anglican Church Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Swimming based upon premierships.

GPS SWIMMING PREMIERSHIPS

1918 Gregory Terrace

1919 Gregory Terrace

1920 Brisbane Grammar School

1921 Gregory Terrace

1922 The Southport School

1923 Nudgee College

1924 Brisbane Grammar School

1925 Brisbane Grammar School

1926 Brisbane Grammar School

1927 Brisbane Grammar School

1928 Brisbane Grammar School

1929 Brisbane Grammar School

1930 Church of England Grammar School

1931 Brisbane Grammar School

1932 No Competition

1933 Brisbane State High School

1934 Brisbane Grammar School

1935 Toowoomba Grammar School

1936 Brisbane Grammar School

1937 Church of England Grammar School

1938 No Competition

1939 Church of England Grammar School

1940 Church of England Grammar School

1941 Church of England Grammar School

1942 No Competition

1943 Church of England Grammar School

1944 Church of England Grammar School

1945 Church of England Grammar School

1946 Church of England Grammar School

1947 Church of England Grammar School

1948 Church of England Grammar School

1949 Church of England Grammar School

1950 Church of England Grammar School

1951 No Competition

1952 Gregory Terrace

1953 Gregory Terrace

1954 Nudgee College & Gregory Terrace (tie)

1955 Gregory Terrace

1956 Church of England Grammar School

1957 Gregory Terrace

1958 Gregory Terrace

1959 Gregory Terrace

1960 Church of England Grammar School

1961 Church of England Grammar School

1962 Church of England Grammar School

1963 Church of England Grammar School

1984 Church of England Grammar School

1965 Church of England Grammar School

1966 to 1967 No Competition

1968 Brisbane State High School

1969 Brisbane State High School

1970 Gregory Terrace

1971 Brisbane Grammar School

1972 Brisbane Grammar School

1973 Brisbane Grammar School

1974 Brisbane Grammar School

1975 Brisbane Grammar School

1976 Brisbane Grammar School

1977 Brisbane Grammar School

1978 Brisbane State High School

1979 Brisbane State High School

1980 Brisbane State High School

1981 Brisbane State High School

1982 Brisbane State High School

1983 Brisbane State High School

1984 Brisbane State High School

1985 Brisbane State High School

1986 Brisbane State High School

1987 Gregory Terrace

1988 Gregory Terrace

1989 Gregory Terrace

1990 Gregory Terrace

1991 Gregory Terrace

1992 Nudgee College

1993 Nudgee College

1994 Nudgee College

1995 Nudgee College

1996 Nudgee College

1997 Nudgee College

1998 Nudgee College

1999 Nudgee College

2000 Nudgee College

2001 Nudgee College

2002 Nudgee College

2003 Nudgee College

2004 The Southport School

2005 The Southport School

2006 Nudgee College

2007 The Southport School

2008 The Southport School

2009 Nudgee College

2010 Nudgee College

2011 Nudgee College

2012 Nudgee College

2013 The Southport School

2014 Anglican Church Grammar School

2015 The Southport School

2016 The Southport School

2017 Brisbane Grammar School

2018 Brisbane Grammar School

2019 St Joseph's Nudgee College

TennisEdit

The schools have competed in an annual Tennis competition since 1918. A summary of First IV winners appears below. For a full list of winners by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 10 7 3
Anglican Church Grammar School 11 11 0
Brisbane State High School 5 4 1
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 7 5 2
The Southport School 9 8 1
Ipswich Grammar School 6 3 3
Toowoomba Grammar School 11 11 0
Brisbane Grammar School 41 36 5
Brisbane Boys' College 13 10 3

Notes

  • No competition took place from 1945 to 1945 inclusive due to World War II.
  • Up to and including 2019.
  • Brisbane Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Tennis based upon premierships.

GPS 1st IV PREMIERSHIPS

1918 Brisbane Grammar School

1919 Brisbane Grammar School

1920 Brisbane Grammar School

1921 Brisbane Grammar School, Ipswich Grammar School, The Southport School (tie)

1922 Brisbane Grammar School

1923 Brisbane Grammar School

1924 The Southport School

1925 Brisbane Grammar School

1926 The Southport School

1927 Toowoomba Grammar School

1928 Brisbane Grammar School

1929 Ipswich Grammar School

1930 The Southport School

1931 Brisbane Grammar School

1932 Toowoomba Grammar School

1933 Brisbane Grammar School

1934 Brisbane Boys’ College, Brisbane Grammar School, The Southport School (tie)

1935 Nudgee College

1936 Nudgee College

1937 Toowoomba Grammar School

1938 Toowoomba Grammar School

1939 Toowoomba Grammar School

1940 Toowoomba Grammar School

1941 Church of England Grammar School, Ipswich Grammar School (tie)

1942 to 1945 No Competitions

1946 Toowoomba Grammar School

1947 Toowoomba Grammar School

1948 Church of England Grammar School, Toowoomba Grammar School (tie)

1949 Toowoomba Grammar School

1950 Brisbane Grammar School

1951 Brisbane Grammar School

1952 Toowoomba Grammar School

1953 Brisbane Grammar School

1954 Brisbane State High School

1955 Gregory Terrace

1956 The Southport School

1957 Church of England Grammar School, Toowoomba Grammar School (tie)

1958 Church of England Grammar School

1959 Brisbane State High School

1960 Church of England Grammar School

1961 Church of England Grammar School

1962 Church of England Grammar School

1963 Brisbane Grammar School

1964 Brisbane Grammar School

1965 Brisbane Grammar School

1966 Brisbane Grammar School

1967 Brisbane Grammar School

1968 Brisbane Grammar School

1969 Brisbane Grammar School

1970 Brisbane Grammar School

1971 Brisbane Grammar School

1972 Brisbane Grammar School & Brisbane State High School (tie)

1973 Brisbane State High School

1974 Brisbane Grammar School

1975 Brisbane Grammar School

1976 Brisbane Grammar School

1977 Brisbane Grammar School

1978 Brisbane Grammar School

1979 Brisbane Grammar School

1980 Brisbane Grammar School

1981 Brisbane Grammar School

1982 Brisbane Grammar School

1983 Brisbane Boys’ College

1984 Brisbane State High School

1985 Brisbane Grammar School

1986 Brisbane Grammar School

1987 Brisbane Boys’ College

1988 Nudgee College

1989 Nudgee College

1990 Nudgee College

1991 Brisbane Grammar School

1992 Gregory Terrace

1993 Nudgee College

1994 Nudgee College

1995 Gregory Terrace

1996 Anglican Church Grammar School

1997 Anglican Church Grammar School

1998 Gregory Terrace

1999 Gregory Terrace

2000 The Southport School

2001 The Southport School

2002 Ipswich Grammar School & Gregory Terrace (tie)

2003 Brisbane Grammar School, Gregory Terrace, Nudgee College (tie)

2004 Anglican Church Grammar School

2005 Anglican Church Grammar School

2006 Brisbane Boys’ College

2007 Brisbane Boys’ College

2008 Brisbane Boys’ College

2009 Brisbane Grammar School & Ipswich Grammar School (tie)

2010 Ipswich Grammar School

2011 Brisbane Boys' College, Brisbane Grammar School & Nudgee College (tie)

2012 Brisbane Grammar School

2013 Brisbane Boys' College, Brisbane Grammar School & Nudgee College (tie)

2014 Brisbane Boys' College

2015 Brisbane Boys' College

2016 Brisbane Boys' College

2017 Brisbane Boys' College

2018 The Southport School, Brisbane Boys' College (tie)

2019 Brisbane Boys’ College

Track and FieldEdit

The schools have competed in an annual athletics competition since 1918. A summary of winners appears below. For a full list of winners by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 20 19 1
Anglican Church Grammar School 21 19 2
Brisbane State High School 14 14 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 5 5 0
The Southport School 5 3 2
Ipswich Grammar School 22 22 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 3 3 0
Brisbane Grammar School 14 13 1
Brisbane Boys' College 6 6 0

Notes

  • Up to and including 2018.
  • Ipswich Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Track & Field based upon premierships.

GPS TRACK & FIELD PREMIERSHIPS

1918 The Southport School

1919 The Southport School & Nudgee College (tie)

1920 Nudgee College

1921 Nudgee College

1922 The Southport School

1923 Church of England Grammar School

1924 Brisbane Grammar School

1925 Brisbane Boys’ College

1926 Brisbane Grammar School

1927 Gregory Terrace

1928 Brisbane Grammar School

1929 The Southport School & Church of England Grammar School (tie)

1930 Gregory Terrace

1931 Nudgee College

1932 Brisbane Grammar School

1933 The Southport School

1934 Gregory Terrace

1935 Brisbane Grammar School & Church of England Grammar School (tie)

1936 Brisbane Grammar School

1937 Brisbane Grammar School

1938 Brisbane Grammar School

1939 Brisbane Boys’ College

1940 Nudgee College

1941 Brisbane Grammar School

1942 Brisbane Boys’ College

1943 Church of England Grammar School

1944 Church of England Grammar School

1945 Toowoomba Grammar School

1946 Brisbane State High School

1947 Brisbane State High School

1948 Brisbane Grammar School

1949 Church of England Grammar School

1950 Gregory Terrace

1951 Gregory Terrace

1952 Church of England Grammar School

1953 Church of England Grammar School

1954 Church of England Grammar School

1955 Nudgee College

1956 Church of England Grammar School

1957 Church of England Grammar School

1958 Church of England Grammar School

1959 Church of England Grammar School

1960 Church of England Grammar School

1961 Church of England Grammar School

1962 Church of England Grammar School

1963 Church of England Grammar School

1964 Church of England Grammar School

1965 Church of England Grammar School

1966 Brisbane State High School

1967 Brisbane State High School

1968 Brisbane State High School

1969 Nudgee College

1970 Nudgee College

1971 Toowoomba Grammar School

1972 Toowoomba Grammar School

1973 Church of England Grammar School

1974 Church of England Grammar School

1975 Brisbane State High School

1976 Brisbane State High School

1977 Brisbane State High School

1978 Brisbane State High School

1979 Brisbane State High School

1980 Brisbane State High School

1981 Brisbane State High School

1982 Brisbane State High School

1983 Brisbane State High School

1984 Ipswich Grammar School

1985 Ipswich Grammar School

1986 Ipswich Grammar School

1987 Ipswich Grammar School

1988 Brisbane Grammar School

1989 Brisbane Grammar School

1990 Ipswich Grammar School

1991 Ipswich Grammar School

1992 Ipswich Grammar School

1993 Nudgee College

1994 Brisbane Grammar School

1995 Brisbane Grammar School

1996 Nudgee College

1997 Nudgee College

1998 Ipswich Grammar School

1999 Ipswich Grammar School

2000 Ipswich Grammar School

2001 Ipswich Grammar School

2002 Ipswich Grammar School

2003 Ipswich Grammar School

2004 Ipswich Grammar School

2005 Ipswich Grammar School

2006 Nudgee College

2007 Ipswich Grammar School

2008 Ipswich Grammar School

2009 Ipswich Grammar School

2010 Nudgee College

2011 Ipswich Grammar School

2012 Ipswich Grammar School

2013 Nudgee College

2014 Nudgee College

2015 Nudgee College

2016 Brisbane Boys’ College

2017 Brisbane Boys’ College

2018 Brisbane Boys' College

VolleyballEdit

The schools have competed in an annual volleyball premiership since 1994. A summary of first team winners appears below. For a full list of winners by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Wins Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 1 0 1
Anglican Church Grammar School 4 4 0
Brisbane State High School 0 0 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 6 2 4
The Southport School 0 0 0
Ipswich Grammar School 1 0 1
Toowoomba Grammar School 0 0 0
Brisbane Grammar School 13 10 3
Brisbane Boys' College 6 5 1

Notes

  • Up to and including 2019
  • The Southport School do not take part in Volleyball
  • Brisbane Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Volleyball based upon premierships.

GPS VOLLEYBALL PREMIERSHIPS

1994 Brisbane Boys’ College

1995 Brisbane Boys’ College

1996 Brisbane Boys’ College & Gregory Terrace (tie)

1997 Gregory Terrace

1998 Anglican Church Grammar School

1999 Brisbane Boys’ College

2000 Brisbane Grammar School & Gregory Terrace (tie)

2001 Brisbane Boys’ College

2002 Ipswich Grammar School & Nudgee College (tie)

2003 Brisbane Grammar School

2004 Brisbane Grammar School

2005 Brisbane Grammar School

2006 Brisbane Grammar School

2007 Brisbane Grammar School

2008 Brisbane Grammar School

2009 Brisbane Grammar School

2010 Brisbane Grammar School & Gregory Terrace (tie)

2011 Brisbane Grammar School

2012 Brisbane Grammar School

2013 Brisbane Grammar School

2014 Gregory Terrace

2015 Brisbane Grammar School & Gregory Terrace (tie)

2016 Anglican Church Grammar School

2017 Anglican Church Grammar School

2018 Anglican Church Grammar School

2019 Brisbane Boys' College

Former SportsEdit

Academic EventsEdit

ChessEdit

The schools have competed in an annual chess premiership since 1995. A summary of first team winners appears below. For a full list of premiers by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Premierships Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 0 0 0
Anglican Church Grammar School 11 10 1
Brisbane State High School 2 2 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 0 0 0
The Southport School 0 0 0
Ipswich Grammar School 0 0 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 1 0 1
Brisbane Grammar School 12 10 2
Brisbane Boys' College 0 0 0

Notes

  • Results up to and including 2017 season.
  • Brisbane Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Chess based upon premierships.

GPS CHESS CHAMPIONS

1995 Brisbane Grammar School

1996 Brisbane Grammar School

1997 Anglican Church Grammar School

1998 Anglican Church Grammar School

1999 Anglican Church Grammar School

2000 Anglican Church Grammar School

2001 Anglican Church Grammar School

2002 Anglican Church Grammar School

2003 Brisbane Grammar School

2004 Brisbane State High School

2005 Brisbane State High School

2006 Brisbane Grammar School & Toowoomba Grammar School (tie)

2007 Brisbane Grammar School

2008 Anglican Church Grammar School

2009 Brisbane Grammar School

2010 Anglican Church Grammar School & Brisbane Grammar School (tie)

2011 Brisbane Grammar School

2012 Brisbane Grammar School

2013 Brisbane Grammar School

2014 Brisbane Grammar School

2015 Anglican Church Grammar School

2016 Brisbane Grammar School

2017 Anglican Church Grammar

2018 Anglican Church Grammar School

DebatingEdit

The schools have competed in an annual debating premiership since 2002. A summary of first team winners appears below. For a full list of premiers by year, see http://www.gpsqld.org.au/.

School Premierships Outright Shared
St Joseph's Nudgee College 0 0 0
Anglican Church Grammar School 2 2 0
Brisbane State High School 0 0 0
St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 4 2 2
The Southport School 0 0 0
Ipswich Grammar School 0 0 0
Toowoomba Grammar School 0 0 0
Brisbane Grammar School 14 9 2
Brisbane Boys' College 0 0 0

Notes

  • Results up to and including 2019
  • Brisbane Grammar School has been the most successful school in GPS Debating based upon premierships.

GPS DEBATING CHAMPIONS

2002 St Joseph's Gregory Terrace & Brisbane Grammar School (tie)

2003 Brisbane Grammar School

2004 Brisbane Grammar School

2005 Brisbane Grammar School & St Joseph's Gregory Terrace (tie)

2006 St Joseph's Gregory Terrace

2007 Anglican Church Grammar School

2008 Brisbane Grammar School

2009 Brisbane Grammar School

2010 Brisbane Grammar School

2011 Brisbane Grammar School

2012 Anglican Church Grammar School

2013 Brisbane Grammar School

2014 Brisbane Grammar School

2015 Brisbane Grammar School

2016 Brisbane Grammar School

2017 Brisbane Grammar School

2018 Brisbane Grammar School

2019 St Joseph's Gregory Terrace

GPS Music ShowcaseEdit

The GPS Competition holds an Annual Music Showcase where member schools present a set repertoire that is decided by the school who is hosting for that particular year. Students then rehearse for a final concert which, in 2019, was held in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The event celebrates the creative talent of students across all 9 of the member schools.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Queensland Rhodes Scholars". Uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Member Schools". Great Public Schools Association of Queensland. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  3. ^ Hawkins, T. Max. The Queensland Great Public Schools - A History. Jacaranda Press. 1965. p. 231
  4. ^ "History - Gymnastics - The Great Public Schools' Association of Qld Inc - SportsTG". SportsTG. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Official Website of Queensland Reds Rugby". Qru.com.au. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

BibliographyEdit

  • Hawkins, T. Max (1965). The Queensland Great Public Schools - A History. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press.

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