Girton Grammar School Bendigo
Academic Excellence, Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Accomplishment, Athletic Mastery
Broaden your child's opportunities with an excellent education at Girton. With a strong desire to see every student excel, our staff work tirelessly to help students bring out their best. The results are clear: Girton students are confident, caring, high-achieving members of society. With students representing Australia at the 2019 UNESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads in Earth and Environmental Science as well as the prestigious 2019 Shell Eco-Marathon event in Malaysia, Girton is proud to uphold a tradition of academic rigour that builds a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
"What difference can good teaching make? It can alter the course of a child’s life." - Teacher Mrs Laura Dusseljee
With academic achievement and passionate staff, students can fulfil their potential at Girton. Consider the 2018 Year 12 cohort, where 22% of the year level were ranked in the top 10% of the State. As students rise together to support each other through an important year, they are inspired and mentored by staff who want them to persist. Resilience through challenges, guidance through adversity, accepting limitations - if students feel empowered and understood, they can thrive.
"With more than half of our students achieving an ATAR over 80, myriad future pathways are opened up for our graduates." - Headmaster Matthew Maruff
The Place For Musical Ability To Be Fostered
Let your child experience the thrill and joy of being part of a school musical. They can learn an instrument alongside students who love to learn. For those with exceptional musical aptitude, like our year 8 student with an AMusA or our Year 12 student who received a score of 50 for Music Investigation, we foster ability and ensure there are no barriers to high levels of success. We believe all students have the ability to benefit from a musical education, with joy and comraderie consistent outcomes of our music program.
National Sporting Champions
All students are encouraged to improve their physical skills and experience the benefits of regular exercise. With a high value on sporting activity, Girton promotes physical activity for all students. We celebrate with our teams that reach high rankings in State and National competition, like the successful Girton volleyball group and our long-distance athletes preparing for the 14km Sydney City to Surf. Whether your child needs convincing or whether they are impossible to hold back, our physical education staff will challenge and equip them.