Campuses and Facilities

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EXPLORE our facilities

  • Boarding house
  • heritage-listed Dining Hall
  • Libraries
  • state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre
  • Health clinic
  • indoor swimming pool
  • The Chapel
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Ovals


Boarding house

In 2019, Canberra Grammar School welcomed its first cohort of female boarders into its new state-of-the-art Girls’ Boarding Houses. The male boarders are accommodated across two Boys’ Boarding Houses which have been extensively refurbished.

All students enjoy Wi-Fi internet access, study and social spaces, and modern bathrooms.


The PDHPE features a large open hall space and 2 large basketball courts, a weights room and tiered bleacher seating

heritage-listed Dining Hall

Our heritage-listed dining hall is a wonderful facility that holds a lot of CGS memories. Its vaulted ceilings and gothic tracery windows make it a favourite venue for special events such as weddings and markets. Our boarding students enjoy communal meals with their peers and staff.


The CGS Library is part of the daily life of every student. Physically and intellectually placed in the heart of the School campus, the Library is a changing and dynamic place, at the forefront of the information age aiming to stimulate interest in literature and independence in literacy.

state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre

The Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art complex, purpose-built for theatre, dance, concerts, recitals, lectures, seminars and conferences. This exciting facility gives students to learn skills for performance and stagecraft and technical and backstage roles.

Health clinic

The School runs a fully operational Health Centre at its Red Hill Campus. The clinic is staffed by registered nurses who offer advice and assistance to students and staff. Staff at the Health Centre will work with families to devise health plans for students who require them.

indoor swimming pool

Students and staff use the heated indoor swimming pool to train for competitive swimming and water sports. The popular facility is also used as part of the School’s physical education program and other water-based activities.

The Chapel

The Chapel of Christ the King is an inspiring space that includes a two-storey high ceiling, narrow stained glass splits for windows, conical roof and spire. It is the focal point for worship at Canberra Grammar School, but also other special events.

Tennis courts

Tennis is a popular sport at CGS, both competitively and for recreation. The School has eight tennis courts at its Red Hill campus, which students use. Six of the courts sit amongst our ovals and other sports facilities, creating an inspiring sporting atmosphere.

Basketball courts


Canberra Grammar School offers access to six ovals, each with its character and purpose, including cricket and netball. The Main Oval is a beautiful, traditional ground that includes outdoor tiered seating and a pavilion surrounded by lush, established trees.

Welcome from the Head of School

We are as excited by our school’s future as we are proud of its rich academic, sporting, social and artistic history… and we’re just getting started.

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The International Baccalaureate programme develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.



The School’s heritage is rich and our future full of possibilities. Our connection to Canberra and its people runs deep, and long shall that continue.



Canberra Grammar School term dates are consistent with comparable independent schools in the ACT. The start of Term 1 is generally consistent with the ACT schools return date. The School observes all ACT Public Holidays. You can view these at CMTEDD.ACT.GOV.AU


Monday 31 January – Welcome Day for New Students
Tuesday 1 February – First Day for New Students
Monday 14 March – Canberra Day
Friday 8 April – Last day of Term 1


Monday 25 April – ANZAC Day
Tuesday 26 April – First day of Term 2
Monday 30 May – Reconciliation Day
Monday 13 June – Queens Birthday
Friday 24 June – Last day of Term 2


Monday 18 July – Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 19 July – First day of Term 3
Friday 23 September – Last day of Term 3


Monday 10 October – First day of Term 4
Friday 2 December – Last day of Term 4/Last school day for 2022


We take this opportunity to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, the age-old custodians of the land on which our School stands.

We offer respect and gratitude to their elders, past and present and affirm our obligation to honour the heritage of countless generations in our ongoing care for this special place in which it is our privilege to learn and work.