Senior Campus and Communities (Year 7 to Year 12)
The Senior School is located on the main campus in Red Hill, and is one of the largest campuses in Canberra with wonderful facilities to complement our academic, co-curricular and pastoral programmes.
The Senior School offers a broad range of subjects in its Year 7 – 10 curriculum, and gives students the opportunity to choose between the NSW HSC and International Baccalaureate in Year 11 and 12 with academic excellent promoted regardless of which programme a student chooses.
To help new students in the CGS Senior School, the Year cohorts are arranged into a House system which helps the students form strong friendship groups within a much larger School. Commencing in Year 7, there are two Houses that support the transition to Senior School and help students build relationships, followed by seven Day Houses for Years 8 to 12.
The Canberra Grammar School community is a unique one, as in addition to having day students the School also offers the opportunity to be a boarder. Boarding students are a part of the House system, and form Manaro House, a house which will fulfil the role of a ‘home’ and community.
House systems play an important part in the Senior School in bringing together each student and allowing them to mentor and support each other, with older students always assisting those younger.
Our Boarding House provides accommodation for just over 80 boys from rural, interstate, overseas or local students whose families may be on overseas postings.
CREATIVE & CO-CURRICULAR
Creative and Co-curricular programmes enrich the learning of all students in a programme of music, drama, art, technology, design and sport. All students are able to find many activities that they can be involved with that allow them to pursue their passions and also explore new interests.
The CGS Senior School encourages positive development and ownership by students in decisions that impact on their lives. The student voice is encouraged through Houses and various student committees including the SRC and year group committees.
The spiritual life of the School is challenged through Chapel and the work of the Chaplains who encourage students to consider the role of faith in their lives.