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Toowoomba Grammar School provides an inspiring and broad curriculum that is delivered by outstanding educators who are specialists in their fields

Our teachers adopt a research-informed approach to teaching, using data and evidence to improve student outcomes.

We use technology and innovative approaches to transform learning outcomes. TGS is one of just a handful of schools Australia-wide to be recognised by Microsoft as a ‘Lighthouse School’ for leading the way in the use of technology in education. We also have four staff members, Mr Michael Cocks, Mr Paul Barton, Dr Brett Sawyer and Mr Clinton Owen, who are recognised as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, providing information and advice to other educators globally.

Toowoomba Grammar School has consistently achieved strong ATAR results. In 2021, seven students recorded an ATAR over 99.00, 23% of our students had an ATAR between 95.00 and 99.95 and 65% of students recorded an ATAR over 80.00. Over 95% of our 2021 cohort received their first preference university offer with students studying in diverse fields such as Biomedical Sciences, Advanced Finance, Engineering, Education, Psychology and Law.

2021 ATAR Results



“University was never going to be for me, so it was good to have the backing of Toowoomba Grammar School’s VET pathway to get into the workforce and start my apprenticeship earlier. It’s important to offer programs like this so that students like me can experience different trades to see what suits them for their future. Mrs Rathie has been a massive help and she can’t be thanked enough for the huge amount of work she does for not only me, but all the VET boys at TGS. ”
Henry Ford, Year 12

Thirty percent of TGS students are on a vocational pathway, working in fields ranging from Business, Agriculture, Health and Fitness and trades such as construction and electrotechnology. TGS supports several vocational programs through our own School curriculum and some students attend TAFE or participate in SchoolBased Traineeships and Apprenticeships. In 2021, 45% of our students received one or more Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, with 47 students receiving either a Certificate IV or a Diploma.

“The VET pathway is helping to achieve my goals of getting a trade and to be prepared to get a job when I finish school. I am getting a head start on my apprenticeship while still being able to finish my schooling. Not everyone wants to go to university and the VET pathway gives you a head start and ultimately a great chance of getting a job as soon as you finish school.”
Will Holley, Year 11

We have also had huge success with our Performing Arts students, with graduates being accepted into various Conservatorium of Music programs across the country, as well as the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Students are supported with their aspirations to study internationally, with TGS graduates accepted into various universities or colleges around the world to pursue their sporting and academic passions.

Our diverse curriculum allows our students to explore a variety of pathways for life after school. The dedication and experience of our teaching staff and careers team provide continuous support to provide opportunities for all students, no matter their passion.