Vision and Values

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is an educational institution and learning is our core business. We understand that 'knowing' has shifted in meaning from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to find and use information.

Students need to learn a core of knowledge that will provide the common understandings and language needed to be able to work with others in a variety of contexts and develop the research and analytical skills to find and use information when it is required. Our aim is to develop students who will become independent, reflective, lifelong learners.


Canberra Girls Grammar School aims to be an example of educational excellence by:

  • delivering outstanding academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs
  • recruiting, developing and retaining high quality staff
  • building a caring, inclusive and nurturing school community; and
  • providing new ways of learning in an innovative, progressive and responsive educational environment.

Our Values

We strongly believe when the things you say and the things you do are in alignment with your beliefs, a thriving culture emerges.

We have developed a values system in our School that sees our core Anglican values as the foundation of everything we do.

Our organisation values see us bringing to life, a culture of teaching and learning - and our community values speak to the founding principles of the trailblazing women who began the journey to empower and develop well-educated young women, and create for them, a world of diversity, equality and inclusion.

Our Core Anglican Values

Compassion and kindness

Treating others with compassion and kindness is at the heart of our faith.

Security and inclusivity

Supporting the needs of our community and respecting the diversity within it.

Justice and forgiveness

Acting justly and fairly in all circumstances.

The courage to hope

Courageously standing by our beliefs

Dignity and respect

Treating others as you would like to be treated.

Our School Community Values

A trailblazing spirit

Carrying the torch of a century-old spirit of a fiercely independent community dedicated to teaching and learning.

Celebrating a world of diversity & equality

We celebrate a world that includes everyone, from all walks of life and ensures they are given equal opportunity.

Empowering young women

Everyone in our community works towards a world where young women are empowered.

Our Teaching & Learning Values

Family and community

We are a community of families working together.

Continuous learning and personal development

Every day is a learning opportunity for educators and students alike.

Every young person needs a champion

All young people need someone to inspire them - someone who is devoted to their welfare.

Listening and collaborating

We listen and collaborate to foster relationships as the basis of all learning.