Newcastle Grammar School enrols boys and girls from Pre-school through to Higher School Certificate level.
With a Two Campus Focus – Park Campus (Pre-school to Year 4) and Hill Campus (Years 5-12) all the children in the family are able to be educated at the one school.
Modern facilities have been purpose built to cater for the special needs of all sections of the School. The School's campuses give the best possible opportunities for all students.
With excellent results in academic, cultural and sporting pursuits as well as consistent performances well above the State average in all external examinations and competitions, Newcastle Grammar School has an enviable record of achievement. Classes are structured to allow each student to work towards realising his or her potential in a supportive atmosphere conducive to achievement.
Park Campus (Pre-school)
The Pre-school caters for children in the year before Kindergarten.
Our hand-picked, caring and qualified staff work in a safe, fun and challenging environment. They allow children to explore, experiment, create, discover and interact, developing the skills recognised as the foundations for a balanced life. The flexible programmes promote self-discovery and spontaneous learning in a happy and secure way.
Visits to specialist teachers in the Music Room and the Library at Park Campus as well as visits to Kindergarten help in the transition to school.
Park Campus (Kindergarten - Year 4)
Students from Kindergarten to Year 4 are taught in an environment that is warm, friendly and supportive. The Park Campus allows the students to feel secure in their early years of primary education.
The School provides the structure and discipline required for young children to develop both socially and academically. Although the curriculum provides a broad based introduction to the adventure of education, the emphasis is on the traditional areas of literacy and numeracy. Students work in ability groups in several areas of the curriculum.
Specialist teachers work in the areas of music, PD/H/PE, library, support education and languages other than English. A varied programme of excursions and camps provides opportunities for the children to experience at first hand the subjects studied.
ICT (Information Communication Technology) specialist lessons are also taught at Park Campus with each class K-4 having a set of iPads which are integrated across Key Learning Areas to support learning.
Hill Campus (Year 5 - 8)
On Hill Campus, Years 5-8 make up the middle years of schooling which is a discrete learning environment set up to cater specifically for young adolescents (between the ages of 10 and 15) and created to allow a gradual, seamless transition from Junior to Senior School.
Students have a Home Base with one person as their key carer. Although students have specialist teachers, the number of teachers a student has to encounter in these formative years is reduced significantly from traditional Secondary School settings.
In Years 5 to 8, our aim is that students' learning is more meaningful and they become more connected students who are able to achieve and excel. Students are encouraged to become aware of and strengthen their preferred learning styles and take advantage of the array of opportunities on offer at our School.
Hill Campus (Years 9 - 12)
The Senior School, Years 9 to 12 is located at the Hill Campus.
The School curriculum meets all Board of Studies requirements. The Years 9 & 10 Curriculum and Years 11 & 12 Curriculum are designed to develop the academic potential of each student, with the pursuit of excellence being the underlying objective.
The Years 9 to 12 students are given opportunities to develop in leadership roles in all aspects of School life. Support, guidance and encouragement are given to them by their mentors and teachers as they make choices in their selection of elective subjects.
Before School, After School & Vacation Care
Newcastle Grammar School has a Before School and After School Child Care Programme and Vacation Care available for students in Pre-school to Year 8.