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Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) East Brisbane

Anglican Church Grammar School (also referred to as Churchie) is an independent Anglican school for boys from Reception to Year 12. Located in East Brisbane, Churchie is both a day and boarding school, with boarding available for students in Years 7 to 12. Established in 1912, Churchie tailors its learning styles to the individual needs of each boy by providing a variety of personal development opportunities and exceptional education programmes.

Why Choose Anglican Church Grammar School in East Brisbane?

Churchie’s motto is ‘The Making of Men’ and the school believes that each student can grow in an academic environment that achieves a balance across the school’s founding tenets of academic excellence, spiritual awareness, personal growth and service.

Churchie is an IB World School, authorised for the delivery of the IB Primary Years Programme (in the Prep School) and the IB Diploma Programme. Senior School students can choose whether to pursue the IB or the Queensland Certificate of Education in their senior years; two academically rigorous pathways that are expertly taught by Churchie’s acclaimed teachers.

Churchie is a world leader in creating new learning environments needed for 21st-century teaching, informed from research in partnership with the University of Melbourne. Churchie’s Centenary Library, a tertiary-inspired centre for innovation and learning, is the embodiment of best-practice learning environments.

Not only does Churchie take into account each student’s educational needs, they also run successful emotional intelligence programmes. By providing chances for their boys to build their wellbeing, resilience and understanding of self, they can ensure each boy comes away with a better understanding of themselves and how they can achieve their future endeavours.

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options Churchie?

As part of the Great Public School’s Association and the Independent Schools Competition, Churchie participates in a range of academic, sporting and cultural competitions against other long-standing Brisbane schools. These competitions include Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, Football, Rowing, Rugby Union, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo.

The school is also lucky enough to not only host Army Cadets but also Australian Air Force Cadets and Navy Cadets. The Cadet Programme provides boys with opportunities for leadership, self-growth and training in their chosen Cadet-ship.

Churchie also provides boys with opportunities to participate in the arts. These include annual theatrical productions, art shows, film and TV awards and musical showcases. Co-curricular opportunities exist in music, visual art, photography, stage crew and film making.

Engaging boys in learning

Churchie boys at the hive

Boys will be boys, so they say, but how many of us take this adage to heart and embrace it. For boys at Churchie’s Preparatory School, this is exactly what they do as they pursue their mission; the making of men.

At Churchie, boys explore their values and establish foundations for making responsible decisions. They explore their own definition of self, who they are and what they want to become. They learn to forge healthy relationships, step out of their comfort zone and explore their full potential, preparing them for their roles in a globally connected world.

Churchie’s latest educational facility places these ideals and their mission, the making of men, at the centre of boys’ education. The school has invested in a purpose-built facility that will accommodate one of boys’ great interests and passions—technology. In addition to being home to their Year 3 classes, the building will also include a creative precinct and an exciting new concept, The Hive, to allow boys to actively cultivate their creativity, learning culture and personal growth. It will teach their boys how to take risks and, in turn, become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.

The Hive will be tailored to boys’ learning. Boys need to be excited and challenged, and they need to be connected to their learning experiences to be inspired and engaged. The Hive will use technologies such as Ozbots, Spheros and WeDo 2.0 to introduce boys to the world of coding, science, engineering and design, with 3D printers to turn ideas into a reality. They will write code for drones and discover the mechanical innards of electronics. A green-screen space will enable boys to weave a narrative through audiovisual storytelling, catering to different learning styles through sight, sound, motion and emotional expression. Boys will discover new levels of creativity, collaboration and inspiration in this exciting new space. They will also be developing and refining skills that will prepare them for an ever-changing future.

Learn more at www.churchie.com.au/thehive

What are the public transport options to Anglican Church Grammar School?

Churchie is close to Norman Park Train Station and is surrounded by several public bus stops. Mt. Gravatt Private Coaches also serves Churchie, providing students with another option to get home.  Click here for further details on transport options to Churchie.

What are the school fees per term?

Information about Churchie’s school fees can be found here.

What are the boarding options at Anglican Church Grammar School?

Churchie provides boarding for boys from Years 7 to 12. With two air-conditioned boarding houses, Churchie ensures boys feel safe and comfortable during their stay at the school. Excursions and cultural activities are planned frequently to ensure the boys have fun and time to relax.

Does Anglican Church Grammar School offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Churchie provides a range of scholarships for boys. These include academic, music excellence and choral scholarships. For more information about Churchie scholarships 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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