Firbank Girls' Grammar School


Firbank Girls' Grammar School

Infobox Aust school private
name = Firbank Girls' Grammar School


motto = _la. Vincit Qui Se Vincit
("She conquers who conquers herself")
established = 1909
type = Independent, Co-educational (Primary), Single-sex (Secondary), Day and Boarding
denomination = Anglican
slogan = "A Place to Grow"
key_people = Dr. Anne Sarros (Principal)
Mr. I S Goddard (Chairman)
fees = AU$9,900–19,800 p.a (Day)
AU$36,300–38,400 p.a (Boarding)cite web |url=http://www.firbank.vic.edu.au/_uploads/Schedule_of_Fees_20082.pdf |title=Schedule of Fees 2008 |accessdate=2008-01-27 |format=PDF |work=Enrolment/Scholarships |publisher=Firbank Girls' Grammar School]
city = Brighton
state = Victoria
country = Australia flagicon|Australia
coordinates = coord|37|54|22|S|144|59|45|E|display=inline,title
enrolment = ~1,100 (ELC–12) [http://www.firbank.vic.edu.au/home/inner.asp?mainID=9&subID=34&pageID=34 Firbank Anglican School: General Information] (accessed:31-05-2006)]
num_employ =
revenue =
colours = Green, Gold and White color box|#228B22color box|#FFD700color box|#FFFFFF
homepage = [http://www.firbank.vic.edu.au www.firbank.vic.edu.au]

Firbank Girls' Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school, situated in the suburb of Brighton, in the bayside area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Established in 1909, by the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Henry Lowther Clarke, the school currently caters for approximately 1,100 students. The Early Learning Centre and primary school are co-educational, whilst the secondary school (Years 7–12) is for girls only.

Firbank is a member of the Australian Anglican Schools Network, [http://www.aasn.edu.au/index.cfm] the British Schools and Universities Foundation [http://bsuf.org/index.htm] and Girls Sport Victoria (GSV). Firbank has close ties with its brother school, Brighton Grammar School, a boys' school. Students of the two schools participate in a number of co-educational activities together such as music and drama.

History

Firbank Girls' Grammar School was established as a Christian, day and boarding school for girls in 1909, by the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Henry Lowther Clarke who was left a legacy for "educational purposes". The Archbishop purchased 'Gawsworth', a property which stretched between Outer and Middle Crescents, and named the school after his birthplace in Westmorland, England. He chose the motto, "Vincit Qui Se Vincit" ("She conquers who conquers herself") and gave the School his Archbishop crest.

Under the leadership of Maud Cameron, Firbank's first and longest serving Headmistress, enrolments grew and further land was purchased, including the 'Pen-y-bryn' estate and 'Atherstone' in Sandringham. Since its foundation, Firbank has maintained a strong connection with St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton where formal school services are held. [http://www.firbank.vic.edu.au/home/inner.asp?mainID=6&subID=27&pageID=27 Firbank Girls' Grammar: History] (accessed:15-08-2007)]

Campus

Firbank consists of three educational sections on two campuses: 'Sandringham House', a co-educational primary school in Sandringham; 'Turner House', a primary school for girls; and the Senior School catering for girls only in Years 7 to 12.. The houses are Sheppard-Tyson,Aylwin-Cameron, Tonkin-Clarke and Hancock-Crowther.

port

Firbank has competed in rowing since 1992. It claims to have produced many nationally and internationally recognised swimmers.Fact|date=January 2008

Media

The Brighton campus was one of the sites for filming the 2005 television series "We Can Be Heroes" and, in 2007, two episodes of the television production "Neighbours".Fact|date=January 2008

Notable alumnae

*Diana Bryant – Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australiacite news| first = Jonathan| last = Green | title = Famous alumni on Latham's hit list| url = http://www.crikey.com.au/Politics/20060614-Famous-alumni-on-Lathams-hit-list.html| work = Politics| publisher = Crikey| date = 2005-03-30| accessdate = 2007-08-06]
*Chris Gallus – Liberal MHR
*Jennifer Hansen – Former co-presenter, Channel 10 News
*Kirstie Marshall, OAM – ALP celebrity MP for Forest Hill and former Aerial Skiing World Champion
*Amber Petty – Bridesmaid to HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and roving reporter on Molly Meldrum's music show
*Therese Rein – Wife of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and founder of employment agency Ingeus.
*Jan Wade – Jeff Kennet's Attorney General
*Michael Benson – Known to be the resident stalker of the school. The total has accumulated to well over 20 girls from a variety of year levels ranging years 10-12.
*Jackie Cooper - Aerial Skiing World Champian

References

See also

* List of schools in Victoria
*List of schools in Victoria, Australia according to 2006 VCE results

External links

* [http://www.firbank.vic.edu.au Firbank Grammar website]
* [http://www.anglican.org.au/ Anglican Church of Australia]


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