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Our Strategy

At Canberra Grammar School, we have a shared mission, purpose and vision as a well as a set of values that guide our Strategy and sustain us through our journey as a School and community. 

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate students who embody the qualities that we value. it is to educate curious, creative, confident and Compassionate Citizens, ready for the world.

 

OUR VISION

By it’s centenary in 2029 Canberra Grammar School intends to be one of the most outstanding centres of learning in Australia: Excellent in all that we do, and distinctive in who we are. The School will be:

    A Centre of Educational Excellence

    We aim to be one of the most dynamic centres of educational excellence in Australia.  We will provide a distinctive P-12 CGS Curriculum that actively develops learning capacity and explicitly prepares students to be curious, creative, confident and compassionate citizens of the world. 

    An Inclusive and Caring Culture 

    Guided by our Anglican values, we embrace diversity and we aim to know, respect and nurture all students as complex human beings.  We will seek to inspire and celebrate the efforts of all in realising their intellectual, spiritual, cultural, social and physical potential. 

    A Place of Challenge and Opportunity

    We aim be distinguished for the outstanding spirit and quality of our co-curricular opportunities.  We encourage and support both broad participation and the achievement of excellence in enrichment activities, service learning, the creative and performing arts, sport, and outdoor education. 

    A Globally-Oriented Innovator

    We aim to be known for its commitment to innovation and globallyoriented education.  We will embrace the power of technology, and we will play our part as a leading school in Australia’s capital for the advancement of Indigenous education and the promotion of global perspectives. 

    A Fulfilling and Rewarding Workplace

    We aim to be a fulfilling, collegial community, and a leader in professional development.  We are committed to the care and wellbeing of colleagues, and to investment in the professional growth of our teaching and operational teams. 

    A Committed and Connected Community

    We aim to be outward-looking and engaged with our community.  Embracing the diversity, expertise and commitment of our families and alumni, we will enrich the experiences of our students and staff, and we will give to the life of our city and the future of Australian education. 

    A Thriving and Sustainable Enterprise

    We aim to be an efficient, financially and environmentally sustainable organisation.  We will invest in the educational opportunities for students, the professional growth of our staff, and the continuous development improvement of our outstanding campus and facilities. 

    OUR VALUES

    We are guided in all that we do by our aspiration to be: 

    • Curious

      we strive to fuel our students’ fascination, to equip them with the skills of inquiry, and to give them a thirst for ever-greater knowledge and understanding. 

    • Creative

      we aim to inspire our students’ imagination, to nurture a love of beauty and ideas, and to give them the skills to embrace challenge and innovation. 

    • Confident

       we seek to encourage our student’s sense of self, to build their motivation and capacity, and to help them find fulfilment in courage and leadership through service. 

    • Compassionate

      we aspire to nurture our students’ empathy and respect for all, to uphold their integrity, and to support them in their love and care for humanity and creation. 

    • Citizens of the World

      we desire to see our students use the power of their education and the quality of their characters to shape a just, sustainable and prosperous future for all. 

     

      To download a copy of the CGS100 Centenary Plan (Strategic Directions toward 2029), CLICK HERE.