Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Principal Ms Debbie Dunwoody
Year levels K to 12
Enrolment numbers 795
Boarding or day day
Phone (03) 9813 1166
Fax [email protected]
Postal address 2 Torrington Street, Canterbury

Camberwell Girls Grammar School was founded in 1920 in the hall of St Mark’s Church in Camberwell. This rich heritage and strong Christian foundation remains a cornerstone of the school today. In 2020, CGGS is celebrating its Centenary – a century of educating young women.

At CGGS, girls not only enjoy equal opportunity, they enjoy every opportunity. They participate fully in an environment where there are no boundaries. As a result, they whole-heartedly explore their passions and interests and together, they create an environment of strong academic achievement.

We are fully committed to supporting young women in becoming equal partners in shaping lives, shaping society and shaping the future. We recognise the vital importance of preparing girls for life and work in a rapidly changing world. We offer learning in areas that have been traditionally male-dominated spheres and our curriculum is diverse and challenging and it plays a significant role in assisting students to identify their interests and strengths.

We know the benefits of a balanced lifestyle and opportunities to participate in activities outside the classroom are endless. With over 70 offerings, including performing arts, sport, music, debating, design, special interest clubs, competitions and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – there is something for every girl.

Everybody is welcome and everybody belongs. Our own Wellbeing Program enables our girls to be comfortable with who they are and not what they are expected to be. Each girl matures into the best version of themselves in all areas of life, with an awareness of the needs of others as much as themselves.

Our students and staff all live the school motto, ‘Utilis in Ministerium’ (‘Useful in Service’). Students are empowered to lead with humility and inspired to make a difference by contributing to build a more just and sustainable world. With dedicated service learning classes, students are encouraged to take action.

CGGS offers opportunities for every girl to create her tomorrow. For 100 years our girls have left the school with global perspectives, a determination to pursue their dreams and a passion to work towards positive changes in society.

To learn more about Camberwell Girls Grammar School, please join us at one of our Open Mornings.