Brisbane Girls Grammar School to Open Junior School, Accept Years 5 and 6 Students in 2026

Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Did you know that Brisbane Girls Grammar School will welcome over 200 students from Years 5 and 6 in 2026, when it opens its new Junior School?

Considered one of the top public grammar schools in QLD, Brisbane Girls Grammar School (BGGS) currently caters to students from Year 7 to 12. 

In a letter sent to families on Monday, 16 July 2023,the school announced its plans to establish a Junior School, to be housed in a purpose-designed, five-storey building located at 89 Gregory Terrace, directly across from the existing Spring Hill campus.

Applications for Years 5 and 6 are now open, with priority given to parents who had initially applied for their child to enter Year 7 in 2028.

The expansion to Years 5 and 6 at BGGS is a testament to the school’s commitment to providing a comprehensive and immersive educational experience to its students. Each class in the Junior School will consist of 25 students, led by a dedicated primary school teacher. The official schooling hours for these new year levels are yet to be confirmed.

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Principal Jacinda Euler Welsh, who has been with the school since 2013, expressed her enthusiasm for the addition of the Junior School. She highlighted the benefits that younger students would gain from an early introduction to BGGS, citing the small and supportive close-knit community of BGGS.

The decision to incorporate Years 5 and 6 into BGGS was carefully considered by the Board of Trustees. The school’s new junior campus will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including a library, science, art, and music spaces, a tuckshop, and various green play areas.

Furthermore, students in the Junior School will have access to the existing BGGS campus facilities, such as the pool, sports center, sports fields, and outdoor education centers.

BGGS’s expansion to include Years 5 and 6 is expected to be well-received by the community, where it enjoys an excellent reputation of providing a comprehensive, liberal education for girls and young women.

This achievement further solidifies BGGS’s position as a leading educational institution in the state.

The expansion is poised to further enhance its esteemed reputation for academic excellence and holistic education, fostering a nurturing environment for young girls to thrive.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School has posted the highest operating profit among all eight public grammar schools in Queensland. The school reported an operating profit exceeding $9 million in 2022, making it a financially robust institution.

BGGS Principal Jacinda Euler Welsh was the highest-paid school leader in Queensland in 2021 and the second highest-paid in 2022, after Richard Morrison, Headmaster and CEO of Ipswich Grammar School. 

Published 20-July-2023