Rockhampton Grammar School
Ranked among the Top Schools in Queensland and one of the Best Country Schools in Australia by The Australian newspaper, The Rockhampton Grammar School is Central Queensland’s best performing School.
There are thousands of reasons why. The most important reason, though, is that parents, teachers, students and past students work together to provide every boy and girl every opportunity to do his or her best, every day.
Parents, teachers, students and past students… we are The Grammar Family and in every way, we are a learning community.
We are passionate about every individual student’s education and character development in all aspects of their life, throughout life.
We are equally committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning opportunities to staff.
The Rockhampton Grammar School is the only school in the country that offers a Masters of Education to each and every teacher. Designed and delivered in partnership with Griffith University, our investment in our teachers’ ongoing education is the single most important advantage we can provide to our students.
Rockhampton Grammar School students are active young women and men, inside and outside of School.
They take their education seriously, but through balanced academic, sporting, co-curricular and social activities, their learning is well-rounded, exciting, engaging and enlightening.
They participate proudly and contribute thousands of hours to causes and community organisations every year throughout Central Queensland, Australia and the world.
Their ideals, and the School’s, are exemplified in our motto:
Macte Virtute Et Litteris or Grow in Character and Scholarship.
We are Queensland’s largest boarding school. Approximately 1400 day and boarding students, from all ages and backgrounds, are nurtured, respected and supported here.
Set on 7.5 landscaped hectares, the School is well-appointed and features two large sporting ovals, tennis courts, a 50-metre swimming pool, a multipurpose gymnasium/hall, a modern health care facility, dance studios, a professional theatre and more.
Our beachfront education centre, Ritamada, is located at Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast. The School also maintains a small farm at nearby Port Curtis and The RGS Rowing Club on the Fitzroy River, in town. In addition, students enjoy exclusive access to Belmont Station, the former CSIRO cattle research facility at Etna Creek owned by AgForce Queensland.
The School’s Learning Framework is specific to RGS. Neither a course or syllabus, it provides teachers and learners a structure which guides curriculum planning and delivery. At its centre is Dimensions of Learning, which synthesises the latest research and cognition and the working of the human brain whilst focused on the student as a lifelong learner. This has been integrated with Harvard’s Teaching for Understanding Project which focuses on students’ deep and rich understanding of knowledge. The School’s framework also focuses on Literacy and encompasses Positive Education, which strengthen students’ relationships, builds positive emotions, enhances personal resilience and promotes mindfulness.
Ritamada, The Rockhampton Grammar School’s beach-front education facility, takes students (in all Year levels) away from the routine of the classroom and extends the curriculum into nature and the great outdoors where they learn valuable life skills and grow in confidence in a safe and stimulating environment.
Located along the beautiful Capricorn Coast just outside Emu Park, courses and activities range from challenge ropes to sea kayaking and adventure caving. Activities are conducted within a challenge-by-choice philosophy and an atmosphere of encouragement, support and fun.
All students spend time at Ritamada during the school year as part of our pastoral care programme, providing students opportunities for self-growth and discovery.
Indoor gymnasium and fitness centre
Two sporting ovals
Indoor multipurpose sport centre
An outdoor Olympic size swimming pool and aquatic centre
Tennis and volleyball courts
Cricket training nets (4)
Fitzroy River rowing facilities
Industrial Designs and Technologies centre
Performing Arts theatre
The RGS Dance & Musical Theatre Academy
The RGS Port Curtis School Farm
Belmont Station, a working cattle property and research facility
Private music studios
Commercial training kitchens