The Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century
Canberra Grammar School is ensuring our students will be informed and compassionate leaders in the Asian Century.
Building on the School’s history of excellence in Chinese and Asian Studies, and as an International Baccalaureate World School, The Snow Centre will firmly establish Canberra Grammar School as a leading educational institution in the nation’s capital.
Through The Snow Centre, the School aims:
- to offer a contemporary curriculum with global perspectives
- to present unrivalled opportunities for regional cultural and linguistic immersion; and
- to provide world-class facilities for the study of Asian languages, history and culture.
In doing so, we aim to be a leader among Australian schools in advancing:
- the Australian Curriculum’s cross-curricular priority for Asia literacy;
- the professional development of Australian teachers in Asia-related studies; and
- the educational and cultural interaction of young Australian and Asian students.
More than any generation before them, our students will live, study and work across cultures and languages in an increasingly mobile and permeable world.
With the dynamics of change, one thing is certain: the twenty-first century will be shaped by the economic, politic and educational emergence of Asia as the world’s dominant region; the Asian Century.
The students at Canberra Grammar School are part of the world’s first truly global generation.
In 2015, Canberra Grammar School established The Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century. The Centre will focus on the advancement of Asian Studies at primary and secondary school levels, and is a bold expression of the School’s strategic focus to educate students for a global future.
This flagship facility was funded by the extraordinary endowment of Canberra Airport owner, philanthropist and CGS Alumni, Mr Terry Snow.