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Canberra Girls Grammar School

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Canberra Girls Grammar School is the oldest independent day and boarding school in Canberra. Founded in 1926, Canberra Girls Grammar School is an Anglican School which offers a dynamic learning experience in an innovative environment, consisting of an Early Learning Centre (co-educational 3 to 5 year olds), a Junior School (co-educational Prep to Year 2 and girls only Year 3 to Year 6) and a Senior School and Boarding House (girls Year 7 to Year 12).

At Canberra Girls Grammar School educating students is about providing an environment in which students can be stimulated to achieve their potential – in whatever they set out to do. Reflecting Canberra’s dynamic and diverse population, CGGS students interact with peers from a wide range of cultures. We prepare our students for further studies, for leadership and for life. We are committed to providing a challenging, enriching and supportive learning experience and encourage our students to become informed, resilient, forthright, resourceful and ethical global citizens.

Canberra Girls Grammar School academic achievements are consistently outstanding and Canberra Girls Grammar School is renowned for its academic excellence and breadth of curriculum. The School aims to empower each student to achieve their potential and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

Our facilities

Canberra Girls Grammar School is set on two beautiful campuses, just one kilometre from Parliament House, covering ten hectares and includes facilities such as an indoor heated pool, indoor gymnasiums, sports courts, playing field, chapel, an Aquatic Centre on Lake Burley Griffin and purpose-built buildings for the performing arts, ICT, art, textiles, music and a 1000 seat hall.

Pastoral Care

Canberra Girls Grammar School offers a pastoral care program which focuses on growth and development of the individual, whilst maintaining our Anglican traditions. Pastoral Care is one of the distinctive features of Canberra Girls Grammar School which extends across all facets of education and involves all teaching staff.

Pastoral Care builds and supports the entire school community, making connections between its members. It encompasses all aspects of school life through a combination of structured activities and personal relationships. Pastoral Care is concerned with the total well being of individuals within the School community and with the development of the whole person.

Each student in the Junior School and Senior School become a member of a House which reinforces a sense of community and every member of staff understands themselves to be part of a team devoted to ensuring the academic, emotional, spiritual and physical growth of each student.

Our boarding house family

Canberra Girls Grammar School is proud of its heritage and uniqueness. Canberra Girls Grammar School is the only girls boarding school located in the Australian Capital Territory, conveniently within easy access to the central business district, road, rail and air transportation, whilst at the same time, providing the advantages of a leafy, almost rural atmosphere. Canberra Girls Grammar School boarders are a diverse group with a large percentage coming from rural townships in New South Wales. They are joined by students whose parents are on overseas postings and international students.

Canberra Girls Grammar School is committed to ensuring that boarding is a happy and fulfilling experience, providing students with a ‘home away from home’ environment. The Boarding House offers accommodation for three to four students per room from Years 7 to 10, two students per room in Year 11 and then single rooms in Year 12. The catering staff provide delicious and well-balanced meals and the students contribute to the planning of menus.

The students have a voice in the Boarding House through the Boarders Council and are encouraged to raise issues or make recommendations for improvements.

The Boarding House offers a unique health program for Canberra Girls Grammar School boarders. BoHo Alive is a fantastic program which facilitates the development of physical health, emotional well being and self awareness. In partnership with a local fitness provider, instructors come to the Boarding House once a week providing a variety of activities which have included cardio, strength, pilates, yoga and meditation.

Canberra Girls Grammar School

Melbourne Avenue
Deakin, ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6202 6420
Fax: 02 6273 2554



Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Girls
  • Religious Affiliation: Anglican
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate: Yes


Campus Locations
Senior School & Boarding House
- Melbourne Avenue,  Deakin
Early Learning Centre & Junior School
- Grey Street, Deakin

Virtual Open Days
Please visit:
School Tours and Information Sessions – Canberra Girls Grammar School

School Tours  
Regular School tours occur throughout the year.  Please visit the CGGS website for further information. Or visit: 
School Tours – Canberra Girls Grammar School

For further information, please contact the Director of Admissions on 02 6202 6420
Or visit:
Admissions – Canberra Girls Grammar School

Did you know
- Canberra Girls Grammar School is co-educational to Year 2?
- The Early Learning Centre, located on the
Junior School campus, provides high quality educational experiences in a purpose built facility for boys and girls from three to five years. The students then progress into the Junior School which is co-educational to Year 2 then girls only from Year 3?
- Canberra Girls Grammar School is the oldest independent day and boarding school in Canberra
Canberra Girls Grammar School is the only girls’ boarding school in Canberra?
- Canberra Girls Grammar School is now an authorised International Baccalaureate World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme.  CGGS is currently a candidate school for the IB Primary Years programme?


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