CGGS at a Glance

A community devoted to excellence

At Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) we ensure that every student has the opportunity to develop their strengths, inside and outside the classroom. Alongside four Rhodes Scholars, CGGS has produced Olympians, award-winning lawmakers, a Supreme Court judge, film-makers, actors, spiritual leaders and an aerospace engineer - just to name a few.

We take pride in our award-winning initiatives, specifically designed to assist students in fulfilling their dreams, and create independence and pride, a home for the brave hearted.

 CGGS awards


Signature programsSignature Programs

Our signature programs are whole-school initiatives which foster interdisciplinary skills across pastoral, academic and co-curricular domains. Our signature programs assist students on their journey of personal growth, self-reflection and development.

Junior School signature programs

Senior School signature programs

World SchoolWorld School

CGGS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorised to offer both the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP - from 2022) and the Diploma Programme. CGGS works in partnership with the IB to share the responsibility of providing your child with the highest level of international education.

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IB PYP Curriculum

Boarding HouseFlexible Boarding Options

We are the only all-girls' boarding school in the ACT and provide the advantages of a leafy, almost rural atmosphere. The Boarding House provides easy access to the central business district, road, rail and air transportation.

We are committed to ensuring that boarding is a happy and fulfilling experience, providing students with a ‘home away from home’ environment.

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Academic engagementAcademic Engagement Program

Students at CGGS with diverse learning needs may include gifted and talented students, students with disabilities or specific learning difficulties, and students whose welfare or emotional wellbeing need particular support. Diverse learning is recognised and accommodated inside and outside of the classroom as required.

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Co-curricularCo-curricular Program

We firmly believe that success in future studies, employment and life after school is a result of a balanced approach to work and broader social commitments. CGGS encourages participation in our broad co-curricular program to help students develop their capacity to work effectively with others.

More on the Junior and Senior School co-curricular programs.

House systemHouse-based System

The House-based system is the basis of our Pastoral Care program at CGGS. Members of Houses work together to create and maintain a caring and positive environment in which all students are valued as individuals and have the support necessary to become responsible members of the CGGS community.

More on the Junior and Senior School house system.

The Music Academy at CGGSThe Music Academy

The Music Academy at CGGS creates a culture of respect and trust, setting the stage to collaborate, experience empathy and develop a sense of our shared humanity. The Music Academy is a core part of our curriculum, and is a fun and engaging program designed to differentiate for the learning needs of all students.

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Scholarships at CGGSScholarships

Our Scholarship and Bursary Program is designed to recognise high achievers as well as provide opportunities to girls and young women who may not otherwise have the chance to attend the School. The Program specifically acknowledges and rewards students who have demonstrated academic excellence in combination with high achievement in sport, music, cultural pursuits, or across multiple disciplines.

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Defence mentor programDefence School Mentor Program

The Defence School Mentor supports Defence students and their families from Reception to Year 12. The Defence Mentor works with the Pastoral Care team and in partnership with teaching staff to help all Defence students reach their best educational outcomes.

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Peer mediationPeer Mediation Program

The aim of the Peer Mediation program is to encourage the development of pastoral care and leadership skills in our Year 6 students. After participating in a short training program designed to enhance the development and use of mediation techniques, as well as an apprenticeship period, these students commence the following year as Year 6 peer mediators.

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Holiday programHoliday Program

Canberra Girls Grammar Junior School offers a Holiday Program open to students enrolled in any primary school across the ACT. The Holiday Program provides children with a safe and nurturing environment, where they can engage in a range of experiences with their peers and supportive educators.

More on the ELC and Junior School holiday programs.

Campus and facilitiesCampus and Facilities

Located in the leafy inner Canberra suburb of Deakin, the School is easily accessible for students and their families. The School campuses cover 10 hectares and include facilities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasiums, sports courts, playing fields and purpose-built buildings for science, creative arts and ICT.

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living in CanberraLiving in Canberra                                                               

Canberra offers all the benefits of city living in a rural environment, and is consistently ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities. You can enjoy year-round festivals and world-class arts, culture and entertainment in a safe, inclusive city. Canberra also offers quality education opportunities for students post-Year 12.

More on living in Canberra.