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 December 2017 we launched our major Campus Development Plan (click here to read a full outline) which set out the vision for the decade ahead. In 2018-2019, we aim to benefit as many students as possible by rebuilding the School’s Rowing Shed, developing new tennis and netball courts, improving Flinders Oval and the Main Oval Pavilion, beginning the first phase of new co-educational boarding, and undertaking renovations to a range of classrooms in the Primary and Senior Schools.
To realise these aspirations, we need your help to make the CGS Foundation’s vision a reality.
How you can help
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to support the CGS Foundation’s Campus Development Campaign and build a world-class school – donate now online.
You might also have an idea for a transformative project. The Campus Development 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.
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.
'My contribution will get things started, but others will need to come on board as well. The vision the School has outlined is about fully embracing and engaging with Asia and the wider world. Grammar has everything going for it: access to intelligent students, local universities with a very strong Asian Studies core, situated in Canberra with a community that is more externally-focused because it is the national capital. All my life I have believed if you want to make it happen, you just go and do it. I want to see our national capital equipped with the learning institutions to lead our national engagement with Asia. I believe CGS can deliver this and I want to give them the tools to do it.' - Mr Terry Snow AM, Class of 61