Sydney Grammar School is one of the oldest schools in Australia. Its ancestor, the Sydney Public Free Grammar School, opened in 1825 with LH Halloran as Headmaster. In 1830, Sydney College was founded. Sir Francis Forbes, Chief Justice, became President of the College and laid the foundation stone of the present building in College Street on the 26 January 1830. In 1835 Sydney College opened in this building with WT Cape as Headmaster. In 1842, he resigned and was succeeded by TH Braim. In 1850 Sydney College was closed. Sydney Grammar School was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, after Sir Henry Parkes, the Father of Australian Federation, tabled a petition from a group of citizens concerned that the fledgling University of Sydney should have a 'nursery' to provide it with well-prepared undergraduates. The re-founded School's work commenced in 1857, in the College Street buildings, which had been occupied immediately before this by the University of Sydney. Grammar has remained here ever since. More recently, Preparatory Schools at St Ives and Paddington have been established, and we take one hundred and twenty boys each year from these two institutions. The modern College Street has around eleven hundred boys, St Ives over four hundred, and Edgecliff three hundred. Our boys now proceed from the School to a variety of Universities in New South Wales and beyond, but the basic purpose of Grammar as set out in the Act – 'to confer on all classes and denominations of Her Majesty's subjects resident in the Colony of New South Wales, without any distinction whatsoever, the advantages of a regular and liberal course of education' – remains the same. Since its foundation, the School and its Old Boys (called 'Old Sydneians') have played an important part in the history of this country.
Anglican Pre K-12 Day & Boarding School for Girls; encouraging students to develop their potential by fostering pursuit of personal and academic excellence. Abbotsleigh provides a quality, well-balanced education, underpinned by the Christian faith. Each girl is empowered to be a courageous, constructive and compassionate world citizen, who embraces diversity and has a will to serve others. For many generations, Abbotsleigh has been empowering young women by providing them with an education that prepares them for their future. Education includes more than academic excellence, so Abbotsleigh seeks to focus on the whole girl, offering girls unparalleled opportunities to develop their gifts and talents as well as their character.
Established in September 1918 to serve the needs of ‘isolated’ and ‘outback’ children in the primary years, the School of Isolated and Distance Education has a varied history. It has evolved into an online K-12 school based in Leederville, a suburb of Perth. It continues to provide an education to Western Australian children and young people who are living in isolated, regional or remote situations. A hallmark of the school has been its adoption of new practices and technologies to improve the quality of the education it provides. In the past this has included print materials, television, video and audio recordings, use of the Royal Flying Doctor two-way radio, satellite, and more recently, internet technologies. Over the last decade, SIDE has transitioned from teaching and learning through correspondence to an online model. Students around the State and travelling in other parts of Australia or the world receive their education through modern digital technologies, including: Cisco Webex, an online classroom where teaching and learning occurs in real time. Moodle, an online learning management system that allows students to access lesson materials and activities, upload work and interact with their teachers and peers 24/7.
Alinjarra Primary School, located in the northern suburb of Alexander Heights Perth, opened in 1988. The word ‘Alinjarra’ is an aboriginal word meaning “North”. The school caters for Kindergarten to year 6 students and offers a safe, caring and positive learning environment. All classrooms are air-conditioned, fully networked with computers, have interactive whiteboards to enhance student’s learning and a well-developed, monitored website. A wide range of learning activities are offered across the curriculum including the specialist areas of Science, Music (a school choir and instrumental programs in flute, guitar and clarinet), Italian, ICT and Physical Education. Talented and gifted students are also catered for in a variety of programs across the school and district, including PEAC and EYES. The school continues to develop strong links with the local community. Our community consists of a variety of nationalities, with over 20 different languages spoken by our families. The school works in partnership with our School Council, P&C, School Volunteers and Chaplaincy programs to ensure the best outcomes for our students. Together at Alinjarra Primary School we equip our students to strive for excellence, be healthy active lifelong learners and responsible members of the community who possess the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to achieve their individual potential.