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Our School

Founded in 1881
Co-educational, Prep to Year 12 plus Early Learning
Queensland's largest boarding school
Ranked among the Top Schools in Queensland
One of the Best Country Schools in Australia
Central Queensland’s best performing School 

Grow in Character and Scholarship: Get a guided 360-degree view of The Rockhampton Grammar School, one of Australia’s Top Country Schools, and visit our classrooms, sporting ovals, farms -- even splash around with students surfing at our outdoor education centre on the beach at Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast. Former students Elizabeth Clarke and Blake Moore walk around with you and show you everything! View full screen and be sure to use your mouse or pointer to navigate the video so you get the full view around, above and below you. (Runs: Approximately 4:30.)

This video, hosted by former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr Mike Duggan, is an overview of RGS that takes you back to our founding in 1881 through to today. (Runs: Approximately 9:45).

There are thousands of reasons why. The most important reason, though, is that parents, teachers, students and past students work together to provide every boy and girl every opportunity to do his or her best, every day.

Parents, teachers, students and past students… we are The Grammar Family and in every way, we are a learning community.

We are passionate about every individual student’s education and character development in all aspects of their life, throughout life. 

We are equally committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning opportunities to staff.

The Rockhampton Grammar School is the only school in the country that offers a Masters of Education to each and every teacher. Designed and delivered in partnership with Griffith University, our investment in our teachers’ ongoing education is the single most important advantage we can provide to our students. 

Our expectation is that every student will seek to do his or her personal best in all that they undertake.

Rockhampton Grammar School students are active young women and men, inside and outside of School. 

They take their education seriously, but through balanced academic, sporting, co-curricular and social activities, their learning is well-rounded, exciting, engaging and enlightening.

They participate proudly and contribute thousands of hours to causes and community organisations every year throughout Central Queensland, Australia and the world.

Their ideals, and the School’s, are exemplified in our motto: Macte Virtute Et Litteris or Grow in Character and Scholarship.

We are Queensland’s largest boarding school. Approximately 1500 day and boarding students, from all ages and backgrounds, are nurtured, respected and supported here. 

Set on 7.5 landscaped hectares, the School is well-appointed and features two large sporting ovals, tennis courts, a 50-metre swimming pool, a multipurpose gymnasium/hall, a modern health care facility, dance studios, a professional theatre and more. 

Our beachfront education centre, Ritamada, is located at Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast. The School also maintains a small farm at nearby Port Curtis and The RGS Rowing Club on the Fitzroy River, in town. In addition, students enjoy exclusive access to Belmont Station, the former CSIRO cattle research facility at Etna Creek owned by AgForce Queensland.

Whilst we are large enough and resourced to support a diverse and rich curriculum, the four Schools within The Rockhampton Grammar School – The Early Learning Centre, Primary, Middle and Senior – are each small enough to provide individual care and attention to each boy and girl.

It is an environment in which 21st century learners thrive and emerge educated, well-rounded and confident; equipped to pursue their ambitions, secure in their sense of self and their capacity to make the most of opportunities and meet future challenges.