Our Christian Heritage
More than 30 years ago, the Rector (Fr. Tony Wood) and the Assistant Rector (Fr. Arthur Rossiter) opened St. Paul’s Choir School in the Rectory of St. Paul’s Anglican Church Bankstown, so that they could have a choir to sing the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Anglican Service each Sunday. It was here in such humble beginnings that the foundations of Georges River Grammar were established. As the small school grew, the need became apparent for a Secondary school, which would see the Anglican and Uniting Churches in Bankstown starting Bankstown Grammar School as a joint venture. In 1988, the Uniting Church withdrew from the partnership and Bankstown Grammar School became an independent coeducational Anglican Secondary School.
Bankstown Grammar School moved to the Georges Hall site in 1989 followed by St Paul’s Choir School in 1991. While both schools were entirely separate entities, the Schools had the same Principal and in an effort to extend this continuity, in 2004, the two Schools combined into one entity. Today, this journey of over three decades has transformed St Paul’s Choir School and Bankstown Grammar School into Georges River Grammar; a School in the Anglican Tradition.
It is our aim to foster a relational community where love, grace and forgiveness are learned and practised, that reflects the Anglican Christian values, through life example and mission, to our local community and the world in which we live.
At Georges River Grammar, our aim is to provide each student with a Christian foundation that encourages them to understand Biblical reliability and theology for today’s world. Through weekly Christian Studies classes and student Chapel services, we encourage all students to grow with a sound understanding of who God is and who they are according to the scriptures. We learn about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and provide opportunities for spiritual growth through Christian service and acts of charity towards the poor, underprivileged and marginalised. All who support the Anglican ethos of the School are welcome in our GRG Community.