English as a Second Language (ESL)

Townsville Grammar School is an outward looking learning institution that embraces students from different cultures.  At the North Ward Campus there are approximately 30 students who attend the English as their Second Language (ESL) support classes where they receive individually tailored language and subject-specific support.

Specialist ESL teachers are timetabled to teach multi-age groups across the Middle School and the Senior School. The School recognises the importance of providing direct language assistance to this group to enhance their learning outcomes.

In addition to ESL support classes, the School offers specific after school tutorials to students. Should an ESL student find exam preparation or assignments challenging they can attend subject tutorials and receive help to complete their homework.  ESL evening tutorials are also held regularly.

Years 7 - 9
  • ESL support classes run four lessons per 10 day cycle.
  • Students are withdrawn from various classes for ESL lessons.
  • Student progress is reported 4 times per year.
Years 10 - 12
  •  ESL support classes run four lessons per 10 day cycle.
  • Students study ESL in lieu of the Thursday afternoon optional programme.
  • ESL students are eligible for Special Consideration for QCAA assessment.

Contact our Campuses

North Ward Campus
45 Paxton Street
Townsville QLD 4810
(07) 4722 4900

Annandale Campus
1 Brazier Drive
Annandale QLD 4814
(07) 4412 4800

North Shore Campus
Erskine Place
Burdell QLD 4818
(07) 4412 6600


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Title The Board of Trustees of Townsville Grammar School trading as Townsville Grammar School.
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Mr Timothy Kelly

Mr Timothy Kelly

Townsville Grammar School Principal

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