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School Crest & Traditions

School Motto - Bonus Intra Melior Exi

Bonus Intra Melior Exi - Enter good, exit better, is the guiding philosophy in our approach to the development of all young Grammarians who pass through the School. This the original motto of the School, established in 1888.

School Song - Carmen Townsvillare

Carmen Townsvillare

Aurum, lapides, argentum
Numero carens armentum,
Opes facilis naturae
Patribus sunt nostris curae.

Id agamus, id agamus
Meliores ut fiamus;
Sicut bene hue intratur
Melius hinc exeatur.

Dum sescenti Townsvillares,
Nostros diligemus Lares,
Stella splendescet nitore
Townsvillaris puriore.

School Houses

The School Houses are named after the first four Headmasters of Townsville Grammar School:

  • Hodges (Green) 
    Foundation Headmaster Mr C.H. Hodges M.A.(Oxen) appointed by Bishop Stanton, Bishop of North Queensland
  • Miller  (Blue)  
    Headmaster Mr F.T. Miller
  • Rowland  (Red) 
    Headmaster P.F. Rowland M.A. (Oxen)
  • Whight (Purple)
    Headmaster T.B. Whight B.A. (Qld)
School Crest
School Crest

The School crest was designed in 1902 by a Sydney architect using ideas suggested by Townsville Grammar School staff and students.

  • The background is symbolic of the Southern Cross.
  • The three turrets are set on the Rock of Christianity, surrounded by the Sea of Plenty.
  • The central turret symbolises spiritual values, while the two side turrets represent intellectual and sporting values.