Rockhampton Grammar School

The Rockhampton Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, day and boarding school located in The Range, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia catering to students from Early Learning through to Year 12.

The Rockhampton Grammar School
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Location
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Coordinates23°23′04.85″S 150°29′37.93″E / 23.3846806°S 150.4938694°E / -23.3846806; 150.4938694Coordinates: 23°23′04.85″S 150°29′37.93″E / 23.3846806°S 150.4938694°E / -23.3846806; 150.4938694
Information
TypeIndependent, day & boarding
MottoLatin: Macte Virtute Et Litterus
(Grow in character and scholarship)
Established1881
Head teacherPhillip Moulds
Years offeredP3N15
GenderCo-educational
Number of students~1350
CampusThe Range
Color(s)Red, white & black               
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The School was founded in 1881, and was originally a co-educational school before becoming an all-boys school, until 1976, when it again became co-educational.

In 2007, the Rockhampton Grammar School Early Learning Centre was established, catering for children aged 6 weeks to Kindergarten. The Centre currently cares for approximately 100 children.

The four School houses are Wheatcroft, Wheatley, Kellow and Jardine, all being named after previous headmasters. Headmaster, Islay Lee, retired at the end of the 2009 school year. Phillip Moulds, former deputy headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, replaced him from 2010.

With approximately 350 boarding students, The Rockhampton Grammar School is the largest co-educational boarding school in Queensland.

The School has many buildings under development, including upgrades on the boys and girls dormitories to cater for the new Year 7s in 2015.

Some of the school's buildings were listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992.[1]

AlumniEdit

  • Alexander Belonogoff, Olympic rower
  • J.S.S. Martin, Scottish military doctor in both World Wars
  • Stephen Moore, Captain of Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies
  • Stuart Robert, politician and former Minister for Human Services
  • Alex Russell, film actor
  • Cameron Thompson, 1st Federal Member for Blair in the Federal Parliament from 1997–2007, defeating Pauline Hanson Leader of One Nation. Instrumental in the amalgamation of the Liberal Party and National Party in forming the united LNP Liberal National Party.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rockhampton Grammar School (entry 600781)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Clinch, Toby A; Rockhampton Grammar School (1982), The history of the Rockhampton Grammar School, centenary 1881-1980, Rockhampton Grammar School, ISBN 978-0-9592910-0-1

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