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Each of the eight Grammar Schools in Queensland is constituted under the Grammar Schools Act 2016 (Qld) and is a Statutory Body, governed by a Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustee Election Update 
The term of the current Board of Trustees of Townsville Grammar School ends 23 September 2024. A ballot for the election of three members of the Board of Trustees was completed on 7 June 2024 in accordance with the Grammar Schools Act 2016 and Grammar Schools Regulation 2016 (‘the Act’). On 10 June 2024, the ballot determined the following three elected persons are to be considered by the Governor in Council for the next reconstituted Board of Trustees of Townsville Grammar School:

  • Mr Grant Bell
  • Mrs Susan Kinobe; and
  • Mr Carl Valentine

The appointment of the above elected persons to the next Board of Trustees is entirely conditional on the review and approval by the Governor in Council, in accordance with the Act, and is expected to be completed this year. The Minister for Education will propose an additional six appointments to the reconstituted Board of Trustees in accordance with the Act. In the meantime, the current Trustees remain in office on the Board of the School.                             
Greg Walsh - Secretary to the Board of Trustees

  • Mr Carl Valentine - Chair of the Board of Trustees 
  • Mrs Bev Price - Deputy Chair
  • Mr Grant Bell
  • Professor Chris Cocklin
  • Mr Michael Koen
  • Mrs Sally McCutcheon
  • Mrs Suzy Wilson

Senior Management Team

  • Mr Timothy Kelly - Principal
  • Mr Greg Walsh - Business Manager
  • Mr Connor Barrett -  Deputy Principal & Head of School (North Ward)
  • Dr Carolyn Moores - Director of Curriculum
  • Mr Martin Tait - Head of Junior School
  • Mr Daniel Fox - Director of Boarding
  • Mrs Kristell Scott - Director of Enrolments
  • Ms Julie Plath - Director of Marketing

Annual Reports

Queensland Grammar Schools

The eight Queensland Grammar Schools were established between 1863 and 1892.

Historically, the establishment of a Grammar School was a form of community-government partnership that provided a cost-effective way for the State Government to support secondary school education, before the newly independent State was in a position to establish state secondary schools. The contemporary approach is for the State to provide secondary education through the establishment of a state school under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.

The State Government also supports the provision of education through the regulation and funding of non-government schools. Read more here.

Grammar Schools of Queensland:

  • Ipswich Grammar School (Est.1863)
  • Brisbane Grammar School (Est.1868)
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School (Est.1875)
  • Toowoomba Grammar School (Est.1875)
  • Rockhampton Grammar School (Est.1881)
  • Townsville Grammar School  (Est.1888)
  • Rockhampton Girls Grammar School  (Est.1892)
  • Ipswich Girls Grammar School (Est.1892)

The Grammar Schools Act

The Grammar School Act 2016 (GSA) and the Grammar Schools Regulation 2016 provide a framework for the establishment and regulation of eight Queensland Grammar Schools. Each school is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor in Council. The GSA provides that the Board of Trustees for each Grammar School is a statutory body. The GSA regulates the business of the Grammar School Boards, the keeping and auditing of accounts and making of budgets

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North Ward Campus

45 Paxton Street
North Ward Qld 4810

4722 4900

(Years 7-12 Day & Boarding)

Annandale Campus

1 Brazier Drive
Annandale Qld 4814

4412 4800

(Pre-Prep to Year 6)

North Shore Campus

North Shore Boulevard
Burdell Qld 4818

4412 6600

(Pre-Prep to Year 6)