Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)
Anglican Church Grammar School, known internationally as Churchie, has as its central mission the development of young men of good character, strong intellect and generous spirit who will move confidently into the global community and who will use their talents and gifts to lead and serve others.
The School offers a wonderful variety of learning experiences in local, national and international settings. As an academic institution we deeply value intellectual and scholastic pursuits and recognise our role, in partnership with parents and the community, in assisting our young men to develop habits that will enable them to continue their pursuit of knowledge and learning throughout their lives.
The founding tenets of the School—Scholastic Attainment, Spiritual Awareness, Personal Growth and Service—remain at the core of day-to-day activities. Our values, centred upon the Christian faith, are expressed through the development of concern for, and service to, others and mutual respect for all.
As a school community, we are dedicated to celebrating achievement, character, creativity, improvement and effort across a vast range of academic, sporting, cultural and service pursuits, believing that every boy can achieve success and benefit from a broad, liberal education. Churchie men, have for many decades, been viewed as well-rounded gentlemen, scholars, musicians, athletes, leaders and servants, who are prepared to make a generous and worthy contribution to the communities in which they live.
A visit to our beautiful campus will reveal a dynamic and purposeful atmosphere as young men and staff go about our core business of learning. Our world-renowned resources, borne of the vision and commitment by so many people for over 100 years, provide an ideal setting for boys to ‘run and grow and learn’ just as the School’s Founder, Canon WPF Morris, had envisioned.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Churchie is an International Baccalaureate World School authorised for the delivery of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is a globally recognised curriculum and learning framework that places students at the centre of learning. Through the curriculum and learning framework of the PYP, Churchie’s Preparatory School delivers the Australian Curriculum across all the primary year levels, Reception to Year 6.
Learning in the Preparatory School is an intellectually challenging experience, with students emerging from their preparatory years as articulate, confident and independent learners who increasingly take responsibility for their own learning.
Students experience an academic programme driven by explicit instruction, empowering them with the skills to learn purposefully. They undertake studies in English, Mathematics, Units of Inquiry (including Science, Humanities and Social Sciences), Music, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education, Japanese, Religious Education and Library.
Diploma Programme (DP)
Churchie is an IB World School authorised for the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP). In Years 11 and 12, students can undertake either DP or the Queensland Certificate of Education. Students must meet the Year 10 grade point average and subject prerequisites to be selected for the DP pathway.
The DP offers students a broad and balanced range of academic studies and learning experiences. It promotes conceptual learning, focusing on powerful organising ideas that are relevant across subject areas and that help to integrate learning and add coherence to the curriculum.
A DP pathway consists of six IB subjects, three of which are taken at a higher level and three are taken at a standard level. Additionally, there are three core components: the theory of knowledge; the extended essay; and creativity, activity, service.