Maitland Grossmann High School

Maitland Grossmann High School (abbreviated as MGHS) is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in East Maitland, in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The school is situated on Cumberland St, adjacent to the old Maitland Gaol.

Maitland Grossmann High School

Coordinates32°44′39″S 151°35′29″E / 32.7441°S 151.5913°E / -32.7441; 151.5913Coordinates: 32°44′39″S 151°35′29″E / 32.7441°S 151.5913°E / -32.7441; 151.5913
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoLatin: Labor Omnia Vincit
(Work Conquers All)
Established28 January 1884; 137 years ago (1884-01-28)[1]
(as Maitland Girls' High School)
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalDr Di Soltau
Teaching staff83.4 FTE (2018)[2]
Enrolment1,196[2] (2018)
Campus typeSuburban
  •   Brewster
  •   Campbell
  •   Grossmann
  •   Watson
Colour(s)Navy blue and white

Established in 1884 as the girls only single-sex Maitland Girls' High School, in 1986 the school collaborated with Maitland Boys High, and now both schools are co-educational, with Maitland Girls' High School renamed as Maitland Grossmann High School, and Maitland Boys' High School renamed as Maitland High School. Maitland Grossmann High School enrolled approximately 1,200 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom seven percent identified as Indigenous Australians and six percent were from a language background other than English.[2] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Di Soltau.[3]

The school draws it name from Jeanette Grossman, who provided accommodation for the school in its early years.[4]

Academic resultsEdit

Maitland Grossmann excels in many areas of study, and is one of the most successful schools in the Hunter Region. The school has a reputation in the Maitland community in the following areas: academic achievement; quality creative and performing arts; excellence in sport; caring student welfare; and highly effective behaviour management strategies.[5]

In 2012, Maitland Grossmann High School celebrated its best NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) results in recent years, being placed 211th in New South Wales and second in Newcastle/Central Coast for comprehensive high schools based on Band 6 results.[6]

In 2017, Maitland Grossmann High School celebrated a student achieve first in the state for Visual Arts. This student was the first ever to come from a public, non-selective high school since the establishment of the HSC.[7]


The school currently[when?] holds the cross country regional combined high schools trophy. The school also contains the swimming and athletics zone trophies, and has for many years running.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "125 Year Celebrations". Maitland Grossmann High School. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Maitland Grossmann High School, East Maitland, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Maitland Grossmann High School, East Maitland, NSW". ACARA. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ Bellamy, Janice E. "Our school history: Maitland Girls' High School". Maitland Grossmann High School. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Our School". Maitland Grossmann High School. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  6. ^ "2012 HSC Success". Maitland Grossmann High School. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  7. ^ "HSC First In State 2017". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 20 December 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Eichholzer, Mollie (ed.). Our Girls, Maitland Girls' High School 1884 - 1984.
  • Watson, Alysson; O'Rourke, Karen (eds.). Cumberland Hall. Maitland Mercury.

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