Ballarat Grammar School

Ballarat and Queens Anglican Grammar School is an independent, Anglican Church school located at Wendouree , Victoria, 123 km west of Melbourne.HistoryBallarat Church of England Grammar School for Boys was opened by Bishop Green and on the current Forest Street site in 1911. The Church of England Girls’ Grammar School was acquired by the Anglican Diocese in 1918 having formerly been Queen’s College which was established 1877, and later having “Queen’s” once again included in the name.The two schools amalgamated in 1973 and became Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School on the Forest Street site.For the 2011 Century Year Celebrations a book, Met by Wendouree, captures much of the history of the schools. Although both were originally small schools, many alumni have made significant contributions to the Nation, in politics, in academia, education and health services, in business and as musicians and artists. Many are mentioned in the book.There is also Mainly About Girls, A History of Queen’s, Ballarat 1876 – 1972 written by Susanne White and Winds of Influence, A History of Ballarat Grammar School 1911 – 1971 by Michael Boyle.CampusBallarat and Queens Anglican Grammar School is located in Ballarat, on the corner of Howitt and Forest streets, Wendouree. The expansive campus stretches as far north as Norman St, and west towards Dare St. Both the Senior School and Junior School are situated on the same campus, sharing many facilities and resources. The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts is accessed by students via the southern part of the campus, and by general public via Howitt St.The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts (WCPA) was opened in 2006 through a partnership between the School and the wider Ballarat Community. The main auditorium seats 857 and the expansive stage area has the capacity to handle a range of performances. It is used by the School and also hosts community events and performances. Ballarat Grammar's Music School is located within the WCPA, featuring tutorial and rehearsal rooms, and a professional recording suite. The WCPA also features natural cooling utilizing underground catacombs and natural air-flow.