Berwick Grammar School

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Berwick Grammar School
File:Berwick Grammar School Logo.png
Coordinates38°3′10″S 145°24′48″E / 38.05278°S 145.41333°E / -38.05278; 145.41333Coordinates: 38°3′10″S 145°24′48″E / 38.05278°S 145.41333°E / -38.05278; 145.41333
TypeIndependent, boys' school, middle, secondary, day
MottoLatin: Virtute et Labore
(Virtue and Labour)
PrincipalSteven Middleton
Years offered7 to 12 (2017 school year)
Colour(s)Navy, red, and gold    
WebsiteBerwick Grammar School

Berwick Grammar School (BGS) is the senior boys campus of St Margaret's and Berwick Grammar School, located in Officer, Victoria, Australia. The St Margaret's senior girls campus and co-educational junior school are both located in Berwick. The head of campus is Steven Middleton, with the current school principal being Annette Rome. BGS has approximately 180 enrolled students and is part of the Victorian School of Performing Arts.

Berwick Grammar School was opened by then Governor of Victoria, David de Kretser, on 9 November 2009.

Between the years 2009 (the foundation year of the school) and 2014, the school progressively expanded from offering years 5 to 7, to eventually becoming a year 5 to 12 school. In 2016, it was announced that by 2018 the Year 5 and 6 classes would be relocated to the St Margaret's junior school campus in Berwick, to focus on co-educational opportunities within the junior school.

History[edit | edit source]

Berwick Grammar School was founded in 1882 as a school of approximately 400 students; contemporary commentators noted that the enrollment was below expectations, but spoke highly of those students who were enrolled.[1] In World War I, nine students signed up as soldiers and were killed in action, which spurred the creation of a memorial on campus grounds in 1920.[2]

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Berwick Grammar School is one of the highest-ranked schools in Melbourne's southeast, with an average study score of 31 out of 40 in 2020.[3]

Houses[edit | edit source]

There are three houses at BGS. These are Forsyth (yellow), Richards (red) and Battye (blue). Each year they compete in numerous inter-house competitions to win the annual house cup. These houses are named after prominent founding members of the school.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Berwick Grammar School". South Bourke and Mornington Journal. 26 December 1883. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. "School Honour Roll". The Argus. 12 June 1920. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  3. "Top VCE schools in Melbourne's southeast revealed". Herald Sun. January 2021.

External links[edit | edit source]

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