Girton Grammar School

Girton Grammar School

Bendigo VIC, Loddon-Mallee

Girton Grammar School is an independent, coeducational school from Prep to Year 12 that strives for excellence in both academic and co-academic areas of education in a caring environment. Founded in 1884, Girton Grammar is one of Australia’s oldest schools with a rich history of traditions that give the school its distinct character. 

Delivering exceptional student wellbeing is one of the most important aspects of the School’s operations.  Excellence in wellbeing is achieved through generating connectedness, collegiality and positive relationships. A key to this is the recognition and development of Emotional Intelligence and the acknowledgment of the importance of adherence to the “Golden Rule” – do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  

Academically, Girton Grammar students achieve results comparable to some of the bigger and better-known independent schools in Melbourne and Australia. Girton Grammar aims to be the Australian benchmark for excellence in Regional education with the achievements of our students the most important measure of the success of the school.  

At Girton Grammar an appreciation of Art, Music, Drama as well as cultural and community endeavour is fostered from the very beginning with the aim of having every student participating in at least two co-curricular activities. 

With around 20 sports on offer at Girton, and a range of outdoor education opportunities, cooperation, integrity and sportsmanship are fostered at the local, regional, state and National level.  

A vast array of Musical opportunities are available at Girton Grammar with a range of ensembles, choirs, recitals, concerts, orchestras and musical tuition of the highest standard, readily offered. 

Public performances within the school and broader community and a range of music and performing arts competitions are undertaken every year. 

Girton Grammar is a world leader in the teaching of emotional intelligence in the school environment. Since 2011 the school has been implementing the RULER approach from Yale University’s Centre for Emotional Intelligence. Yale’s research shows that students with a higher level of emotional intelligence are better prepared to manage their emotional lives so that they can focus, learn and do their best in school. 

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1067
Up to Year 6: 358
In high school: 709
In Year 12: 118

Gender in depth

Female: 51%

Male: 49%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
French, Japanese

Senior secondary subjects overview

46 VCE level 3/4 studies
189 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

9 VET program(s) available
33 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 18%

Median Score: 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 92%


Bachelor enrolled: 58%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 11%

Apprentice/Trainee: 3%

Employed: 5%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (13)


Music (12)


Sports (16)

Support Staff

Support Staff (10)

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School Details









Head of School: Dr Clayton Massey


22 Vine Street Bendigo Victoria 3550

Tel: (03) 5441 3114

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