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.


Every Individual Matters—each individual within the School community is important and will be treated with respect, kindness and fairness.

An Anglican School—Christian faith, ethos and values are a foundation for all that the School does. This enables the School to welcome and include all nationalities, faiths and backgrounds.

A Learning Community—staff and students are encouraged to aim high and enjoy the challenge of change and development. We aim for the best quality possible in terms of teaching and learning, pastoral care, range of opportunities and the School’s physical environment.