Welcome from Ms Jacinda Euler, Principal
Brisbane Girls Grammar is an extraordinary school with a unique heritage of scholarship and innovation. This is exemplified by our talented and optimistic students, dedicated expert staff, and a supportive community of parents, alumnae and friends that values the finest traditions and aspirations in education.
Educating and caring for teenaged girls is our area of expertise. We understand that parents entrusting the education of their daughters to us is a great responsibility. Confident in the strength of our academic traditions and cultural values, the School embraces the challenges of the future to support our girls to become thoughtful, resilient and confident young women.
A Girls Grammar education recognises the particular strengths and needs of the individual, seeking to draw out the very best in every girl.
While Girls Grammar is academically non-selective, our students’ academic achievements are remarkable. We are consistently the top performing girls’ school in the state, with our girls achieving exceptional results in the Year 12 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test, the Overall Position (OP) scores and the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.
Our School is far more than a provider of an academically rigorous education. We offer an environment where girls are encouraged to be discerning and to challenge assumptions; becoming comfortable with uncertainty allows them to be reflective and open to the ideas of others, while fostering a strong sense of self.
The School’s teaching and learning facilities have expanded significantly in recent years, and in 2013 we acquired our Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre at Fig Tree Pocket. Complementing the main campus in Spring Hill and our Outdoor Education Centre in the Mary Valley, this thirteen-hectare site provides the School with its own playing fields and with opportunities to develop additional educational facilities.
In 2013 we commenced work on a significant building project at our main campus — the Research and Innovative Learning Centre. This five-storey building, integrating flexible teaching spaces and a contemporary library facility, was officially opened on Friday 13 March 2015 by Queensland Governor His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC to coincide with the introduction of Year 7 to Girls Grammar and the School’s 140 year anniversary celebrations.
At the heart of the School, and at the core of all that we do, are the young women in our care. In partnership with families, the School’s responsibility is to develop in our girls the capacity to engage with and respond to their world with wisdom, imagination and integrity.
The School’s comprehensive framework of student care, based on the House system, nurtures each girl’s intellectual, emotional and social development. Our expert teachers and specialist staff ensure that our girls receive the understanding, care and support they need during the crucial stage of adolescence.
Our wide-ranging programmes of academic, sporting, cultural, community service and leadership activities are designed to recognise the particular talents of your daughter and to develop her unique abilities.
I encourage parents considering Brisbane Girls Grammar School for their daughters to attend our annual Open Day, or join one of our School Tours, to experience our stimulating and supportive community.