Frequently Asked Questions
What makes education at an independent school different?• Engagement • Commitment • Community
Whilst each independent school has its own particular characteristics and ethos, most emphasise, encourage and support engagement in the all-round business of learning and growing. In this regard, co-curricular activities are a critical component as they involve both students and staff in activities which draw them together and encourage positive interaction.
Shared commitment is also an aspect of most independent schools. Parents have placed a high value on education and are keen to work with the school to ensure the best outcomes for their children. This shared commitment lays the basis for a positive learning community. Students work together and with staff co-operatively and purposefully. There is an overall sense that people care about each other. At Grammar visitors often comment on the openness with which students greet them and the positive warmth which is evident in interactions they see between students and staff. That rapport, based on mutual respect and trust, leads to students feeling valued and that they belong.
Would my child do better by attending Grammar?• A School Of Substance
Grammar has a strong commitment to the triple focus of nurturing, challenging and inspiring students. Students are encouraged to see themselves as positive, contributing members of both the school and the community beyond.
They are supported to identify the positive contributions they can make to their world, and to grow into the men and women they have the potential to be.
How does your school deal with bullying?We have a statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities in which rights are matched by responsibilities emphasising our commitment to each other. The School totally rejects any notion that bullying forms a natural part of growing up. Bullying will not be tolerated in any form.
The School periodically consults with the student body on the incidence of bullying within the School and takes positive steps to address any issues identified. The supportive networks of relationships between students and with staff, helps to ensure that bullying is at a very low level of incidence. When bullying does occur the emphasis is on the restoration of relationships.
Often this will involve a mediation process.
Class size guidelineMaximum students per class
Prekinder 15 Kinder 20 Prep 22 Grade 1 - 6 24 Grade 7 - 12 25
Does Grammar have a Middle School?Grammar has deliberated a number of times during the past 25 years on the merits of a separate, middle school campus, but strongly believes that the grade 7 transitional model is by far the best for our students.
For more than a quarter of a century, Grammar has led the way in the education of adolescents with its Grade 7 transitional programme. Rather than a two, three or four year model we believe one year of transition serves our students well.
The School is backed by current research that suggests less transition obstacles are better for the children moving through adolescence. Being geographically within the Senior School but nurtured in the Log Cabin classroom environment, gently exposes them to the wider experience of secondary school.
What can I expect to pay for an education at Grammar?The annual tuition fee ranges from $9,000 - $15,900 per year.
Additional charges include an Annual Levy of between $1,000 and $1,850.
Click here for the Schedule of Fees, or for further information, please contact us.
The school offers a variety of Scholarships and Bursary support can also be sought from the Headmaster. For further information about Scholarship and Bursaries please visit our scholarships page.