UPDATED REVIEW: Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Are you contemplating sending your daughter to Brisbane Girls Grammar School? This parent fact sheet reviews important need-to-know information for parents looking to enrol their child in the Brisbane Girls Grammar.
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About Brisbane Girls Grammar
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is an independent secular school that provides a broad, liberal education for girls from Years 7 to 12 in the Grammar tradition of scholarship and innovation. In partnership with families, the school prepares girls for their futures, developing the capacity to embrace challenges and contribute to their world with wisdom, imagination and integrity. The school’s dedicated, expert staff create meaningful education and life experiences for each student.
Where is Brisbane Girls Grammar?
The BGGS main campus 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 School’s Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre, a dedicated outdoor education campus, is situated in the Mary Valley near Imbil, approximately two hours’ north of Brisbane. Outdoor Education is a core component of the curriculum, and supports students in the development of personal, social and leadership skills.
A third campus located in Fig Tree Pocket, Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre, provides a home ground for sports such as hockey, cricket and touch. It is also used for environmental initiatives such as the ‘Grammar Goes Green’ Cubberla Creek rehabilitation project.
Why choose Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Brisbane Girls Grammar 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 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.
BGGS offers eighteen competitive sports and the music program offers places for every student who wishes to pursue her musical talents.
What sports can my daughter play at BGGS?
At BGGS, all girls are encouraged to participate in physical activity and competitive sport to support their physical, mental and social wellbeing. The school maintains a 13-hectare sports campus at nearby Fig Tree Pocket. Brisbane Girls Grammar School is a founding member of QGSSSA – Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sporting Association – and offers girls the opportunity to participate in:
Water Polo (BWPI)
Girls also have the opportunity to participate in independent club competitions including rowing, water polo and fencing, and non-competitive ‘lifestyle activities’ such as yoga, pilates, aquarobics, fitness and rock climbing.
Co-curricular activities at BGGS
The Co-curricular Program inspires girls to strengthen existing talents and discover new areas of passion.
The school offers an instrumental music program with instruction in a variety of string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments and numerous orchestras and ensembles to join. Other activities include drama, debating, service in the community, and a range of academic clubs and activities.
International learning opportunities provide Grammar girls the chance to expand their horizons, immersing themselves in new cultures while completing a range of academic and co-curricular activities. The school offers its students the opportunity to experience a US Space Camp, or to participate in a locally-led project in a developing country.
Brisbane Girls Grammar School enrolments
Brisbane Girls Grammar School accepts enrolments any time after birth. Most students join BGGS in year 7 although some places may be available in higher year levels. Application begins by completing the application form and paying a non-refundable application fee. Find out more about enrolling at Brisbane Girls Grammar School here.
Brisbane Girls Grammar School fees
Brisbane Girls Grammar has an all-inclusive fee policy that covers the cost of tuition, as well as a range of curricular and co-curricular activities. Current tuition fees can be found on the school’s website.
Brisbane Girls Grammar scholarships and bursaries
The school does not offer scholarships but does have a number of bursaries that cover part or all of the tuition fees only.
Boarding at Brisbane Girls Grammar
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is a day school and does not offer boarding.
How will my daughter get to BGGS?
There are many public transport options available for students of Brisbane Girls Grammar. They may travel by train (Roma Street Station or Central being the closest) or any number of suburban buses that frequent the area (Normanby Busway is the closest main stop).
If you are driving, there are safe areas to stop to collect and drop off 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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