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Are you considering enrolling your daughter at Brisbane Girls Grammar School? The information in this review may help you make this important decision.

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About Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is an academically non-selective, independent school that provides a broad, liberal education for more than 1530 girls from Years 7 to 12 in the Grammar tradition of scholarship and innovation. 

Established in 1875, Girls Grammar is a leader in exceptional scholarship, exemplified by its curious, adventurous and principled students, dedicated expert staff and a supportive community of parents, alumni and friends who value the finest traditions and aspirations in education. The School was ranked as the top-performing Queensland school for ATAR results in 2020.

Where is Brisbane Girls Grammar School located?

The main campus of the School is located on Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, and is accessible by car and public transport. You can find the Brisbane Girls Grammar School map location here.

The home of sport at Brisbane Girls Grammar School is Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre, located in Fig Tree Pocket. Rangakarra is a 13-hectare home venue for competitive sports including cricket, football, touch, hockey and cross country invitational meets, as well as a training venue for other sports offered by Girls Grammar.

The School’s Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre, is a dedicated outdoor education campus situated in the Mary Valley near Imbil, approximately two hours’ north of Brisbane.

Why choose Brisbane Girls Grammar School?

Girls on laptops at at Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Brisbane Girls Grammar School provides a vibrant learning environment that fosters exceptional scholarship. It is consistently the top-performing girls’ school in Queensland, with students achieving excellent academic results. An academically non-selective school in the main year of entry, Year 7, that offers no scholarships, these results are a credit to the dedication and diligence of teachers and students.

The School’s wide-ranging academic, sporting, cultural, community service and leadership programs are designed to recognise the particular talents of each girl and develop her unique abilities.

Grammar girls can participate in 19 competitive sports, which foster important leadership, decision-making and teamwork skills, that are highly valued in future careers and life pursuits.

The Instrumental Music Program offers places for each student who wishes to develop her musical ability. Currently more than two-thirds of students participate in 34 ensembles, including bands, choirs, orchestras and chamber groups.

What sports can my daughter play at Brisbane Girls Grammar School?

The School’s sports program currently offers 19 competitive and several non-competitive sporting activities. The School is a member of the Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) competition and participates in a range of Brisbane club associations. In addition, students participate in a comprehensive interhouse sports program, and Strength and Conditioning, Rock Climbing, Yoga and general fitness activities are also offered.

Girls Grammar coaches include former Olympians and experienced athletes, along with many past students who enjoy maintaining their connection with the School through their continued involvement in school sports.

Co-curricular activities at the School

Girls Grammar believes that providing experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting is an
invaluable aspect of learning and development. Grammar girls are encouraged to explore their skills
and interests through a diverse range of co-curricular activities. Each student has the opportunity to be
involved in a variety of pursuits including service, performing and visual arts, music ensembles, sport
and activities such as science olympiads, study tours, debating and public speaking.

Designed to complement and balance the curriculum, these programs encourage friendship, participation, teamwork, self-confidence and creativity in our girls.

Additionally, the girls take on a variety of leadership roles that provide opportunities for significant
personal development. A Girls Grammar education recognises the strengths and needs of the individual, and seeks to draw out the very best in every girl, whatever her passions and interests may be.

Languages and study abroad

Students have the option of learning Latin, German, Japanese, Chinese and French and can participate in local and overseas study tours, as available, to immerse themselves in language and culture.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School enrolments

Brisbane Girls Grammar School accepts enrolments any time after birth. Traditionally, girls join our School in the first year of secondary school in Queensland, which is Year 7. However, with globalisation and increased labour mobility, places can become available throughout the year at any year level. Places in Years 8 to 11 are offered at the discretion of the Principal, and we encourage families interested in places for their daughters in Years 8 to 11 to enquire through the Enrolments Office.

If you would like to make an application for your daughter to attend Brisbane Girls Grammar School, please complete an enrolment application online through the School’s website.

Enrolment fees at Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Brisbane Girls Grammar School has an all-inclusive fee policy that covers the cost of tuition, as well as a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities. Current tuition fees can be found on the School’s website.

Does Brisbane Girls Grammar offer scholarships?

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is academically non-selective in its main year of intake (Year 7) and may offer bursaries each year to students entering into Year 7. Awarded on the basis of overall merit and financial need, the recipients may be entitled to either part or full fee remission. Only families who would otherwise experience difficulties in paying their daughter’s tuition fees should apply.

Is there boarding at Brisbane Girls Grammar School?

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is a day school and does not offer boarding.

How do students get to Brisbane Girls Grammar School?

The School is well connected to all corners of the city, and students often use the train network (arriving at Roma Street Station) or the bus network (with many arriving at Normanby station) to travel to School.

If you are driving, there are safe areas to stop and drop off and collect your daughter. There is also space nearby for senior students when they gain their Provisional Licences but there is no parking on site.

Find out more about Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Address: Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3332 1300
Website: Click here

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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