Welcome to Canberra Grammar School. A website can give only a glimpse of our community, so – whether you are new to the School or already know us – you are warmly invited to visit us in person to see how our boys and young girls are learning.
We are blessed at Canberra Grammar School with a large and beautiful campus, fine facilities and excellent teachers. Our history is rich in academic, sporting and artistic achievement, and we are fortunate to be in the heart of Australia’s capital, surrounded by the great intellectual, cultural and political institutions of our nation. However, the true indication of a school’s quality is not in its environment or its past but in how well its students learn to become intelligent, innovative and international, confident, creative and compassionate young leaders of the future. That is our aspiration; that we prepare our students to embrace the challenges of our century as opportunities to make a difference.
Our students are our greatest ambassadors. Speak to them and they will tell you far more than I or this website can about what makes Canberra Grammar School special. They present themselves with an engaging mixture of openness, sincerity and passion. Be it in classrooms, in orchestras, on stage, on the sporting field or in Chapel, they are enthusiastic and determined; they care for each other and they aspire to the highest standards in education.
I am proud of them and I invite you to meet them.
Welcome once again.
About the Head
Justin Garrick became Head of Canberra Grammar School in 2011. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University, where he graduated with first class honours in English Literature. He also has a master’s degree in Education from the University of New England. He earned his PhD as a Cambridge Australia Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and he has an MBA from the University of London. He has taught at Sydney Grammar School, St Paul’s School in London, Oundle School and Wellington College, where he was Head of English and then Deputy (Academic) prior to joining Canberra Grammar School. He is married to Dharini Ganesan Raju, an IT and business consultant. Their daughter, Janaki, was born in 2011 during their first year at the School.