Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Brisbane Girls Grammar School

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Brisbane Girls' Grammar School, is an independent, secular, day school for girls, located in Spring Hill, an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Founded in 1875, the school is one of eight grammar schools in Queensland which were established under the Grammar Schools Act of 1860. The school originally opened as a branch of the Brisbane Grammar School, with fifty students, under the direction of a Lady Principal, Janet O'Connor. Today the school caters for approximately 1,150 students from Years 8 to 12.

Brisbane Girls' Grammar is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), and is a member of the Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA).

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Brisbane Girls Grammar School was founded in March 1875, six years before women were admitted to universities in Sydney and Melbourne. The School opened as a branch of Brisbane Grammar School with fifty female students, under the direction of a Lady Principal, Janet O'Connor, in premises on George Street, Brisbane. Within six months the School outgrew these premises and subsequently moved to Wickham Terrace.By July 1882, the School was well established and a decision was made to separate from Brisbane Grammar School, so as to operate independently under the Grammar Schools......
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