Campus Development Campaign
Building a World-Class School
At Canberra Grammar School, we are blessed with a large and beautiful campus and some of the finest heritage and modern buildings for education in Australia; but ensuring that our grounds and facilities remain state-of-the-art is forever a challenge.
The School’s original Foundation made a major contribution to the development of the campus.
In 2013, the new CGS Foundation was launched with one of the largest single donations to a school in Australian history. The extraordinary gift of $8 million by CGS Alumnus, Mr Terry Snow, funded construction of The Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century, a landmark symbol of the School’s word-class aspirations, and an outstanding venue for teaching, professional learning, academic conferences, concerts and community activity.
Donation of The Snow Centre via the CGS Foundation also freed the School’s capacity to invest in many other developments. In recent years the School has renovated both of its boarding houses, refurbished its English, History and Languages Departments, expanded the Early Learning Centre, remodelled the Southside Centre and playground, transformed the Art, Design and Technology Centre, restored its ovals, redeveloped its Alexander Street and Monaro Crescent frontages, and begun construction of a new building for Mathematics.
Yet, there is still more to do, and a comprehensive Master Plan is currently in preparation. Through the CGS Foundation,
you can make its vision a reality.
There are two main ways to contribute to the Campus Development Campaign:
1. Donate to the Building Fund
With the launch of the School’s coming master plan, the Foundation will shortly initiate an active campus development campaign. All donations over $2 to that campaign will be tax-deductible,
and will help create a world-class campus for the future.
2. Support Transformative Projects
The evolving master plan envisages a number of significant building projects of different scale in the academic, sports, arts, and boarding areas of the School, each of which will have transformational impact like The Snow Centre. The Head of School, Dr Justin Garrick, and the Chairs of the School and Foundation Boards, Mr Stephen Byron and Mr Eugene Kalenjuk, warmly invite discussion with members of the community who may be interested in contributing to particular projects.