Camberwell Grammar School
55 Mont Albert Road
Tel: 03 9835 1777
Fax: 03 9835 1752
Email: registrar@cgs. vic.edu.au
Website: www.cgs. vic.edu.au
Religious Affiliation: Anglican
Message from the Principal
Camberwell Grammar School was founded in 1886 and has long been one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools for boys. We aim to give every boy in our care the very best possible education to prepare him for life beyond school. Our school is a ‘learning community’ and we encourage staff students past students and parents to involve themselves with its values. We are proud of the warm spirit that characterises our school family. The school has established a climate in which the potential for boys to achieve to the best of their ability is nurtured. In keeping with this the school has established a strong tradition of high academic performance with an open entry policy. We are also committed to the traditions of a rounded liberal education. Therefore the program encourages all students to develop themselves in a range of areas and activities whether they be academic in the arts or on the sporting field.
“Our school is a ‘learning community’ and we encourage staff students past students and parents to involve themselves with its values. ”
The curriculum has been developed as a cohesive program which begins in the Junior School (Pre-Preparatory to Year 5) continues through the Middle School (Year 6 and 8) and into Senior School (Years 9 and 12). Students benefit from a commitment to excellence in teaching fine facilities and resources and clearly stated expectations and standards. Also on offer is a range of extension and support programs at all year levels.
A rich co-curricular offering includes a wide range of sports – both traditional and non-traditional individual and team contact and non contact. Examples range from cricket football athletics and tennis through to lawn bowls skiing triathlon and kayaking. Cultural life at the school has long had a high profile through an extensive music program with orchestras and choirs at all levels and an extensive program of instrumental teaching and concert performance. The school also undertakes a number of dramatic productions each year and these often involve other schools in the local community.
Students are cared for as individuals with differing abilities interests and goals. Skilled professionals work to further the self-esteem of each boy and his capacity to meet the rigorous demands of learning in an academic environment. The pastoral care structure focuses on the year group in the Junior and Middle Schools and the House system in the Senior School. At Year 9 each boy is assigned a Head of House and an individual tutor who usually remains constant during his secondary schooling. The system is practical building a bridge of understanding between the boy His family and the school.
Located in leafy Mont Albert Road the school is a single campus site encompassing Junior middle and Senior Schools and is a mixture of gracious period architecture and purpose-built facilities. The recently completed Angliss Building features a Middle School complex for boys in Years 6 and 8. The project includes ‘open classrooms’ which support the latest research on the delivery of quality education in schools while the H. R. McDonald Building provides splendid facilities for boys in the senior years. The Performing Arts Centre provides a magnificant showcase for drama and music performance. In 2011 the school began a new Senior School Complex which will be followed by a new Sports Centre.