Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School, or SCEGGS, is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
It was founded in 1895, making it one of the oldest schools in Australian history. It is an Anglican Girls school catering for students from K to year 12. SCEGGS is predominately a day school but does accommodate boarders.
SCEGGS is not an academically selective school it achieves outstanding results. Girls educated at SCEGGS will complete and education where her personal and academic potential is developed equally.
The Christian faith of the school is intertwined in all that the students do. Girls are given the freedom and support to explore their own spirituality and form their own opinions. Questioning, debate, research and inquiry and conducted in an open environment.
Pivotal to the success of a girls education at SCEGGS is the partnership between the school, teaching staff and the parents. Parents are included and connected throughout the school year on a regular basis.
The Pastoral Care program is crucial to the hearts of everyday life at SCEGGS. A focus is placed on the everyday wellbeing of the students – emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. The program cultivates a sense of inclusion and belonging alongside skills to help the students grow into well-rounded young women.
Between years 2 to 9, girls participate in a varied outdoor education program which provides opportunities to engage in learning outside the classroom. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is offered from years 9 to 12.
Leadership skills are developed throughout the girls’ education. Individuals take on leadership in a variety of roles as service to the school community and in doing so, strive to uphold the core values of the school.
Co-curricular activities at SCEGGS are offered to provides a wide variety of opportunities for the girls to develop new skills in different contexts. These are offered both before and after school, at lunchtimes and also on weekends.