Modified December 14, 2021
4.5 min
Modified December 14, 2021

Nurturing a strong sense of community is one of our biggest priorities at Geelong Grammar School. Throughout the year, we endeavour to provide a number of opportunities for our families to connect and experience the joy of being a part of a warm, inclusive community.

Athletics Day

All four school campuses participate in Athletics Day held at Corio in August each year. The day commences with an outdoor chapel service, followed by house events. Food is available for purchase and parents are invited to bring a picnic and stay for the day.

Family Day

Family Day is a celebration of the Corio community and a special day on the school calendar. Senior School families enjoy a relaxed lunch within their houses. The day culminates with the John Landy Duathlon, which finishes at the SPACE where all families are able to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with jazz.

Friends of Senior School (parent association)

The Friends of Senior School (FoSS) is an integral part of our community. It exists to act as a central liaison point for Senior School parents, and to raise funds to support Senior School programs and students. The committee meets regularly during term time and encourages members from across Australia and internationally. Annual events organised by the Friends of Senior School include the FoSS Spring Luncheon, where all families, friends and alumni from all campuses are invited to come together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For further information about becoming involved in the FoSS, contact supportgroups@ggs.vic.edu.au  

Hirschfeld-Mack Club

The Hirschfeld-Mack Club is a parent support group for the arts at Geelong Grammar School. News of arts events and achievements around the school is regularly posted on Instagram @hirschclubggs. For further information about becoming a member of the club, or to sign up for the club’s newsletter, contact supportgroups@ggs.vic.edu.au

House dinner

House dinners take place in Term 3 each year in a venue in or around Geelong and are a welcomed opportunity for parents to connect with other parents of the same house. Details for the event are communicated by the Head of House through Hive.

Sport support groups

A number of parent groups play an active role in supporting sport at GGS. For further information, contact supportgroups@ggs.vic.edu.au

Brazier Club (Sailing)

Doc Dunn Club (Soccer)

Frank Sedgman Club (Tennis)

Geelong Grammar Equestrian

Geelong Grammar Hockey

Geelong Grammar Netball

Geelong Grammar Polo Club

Geelong Grammar Snowsports

Landy Club (Athletics)

Lewis Club (Rugby)

Tunbridge Club (Cricket)

Newman Club (Football)

WH Pincott Club (Rowing)

Valedictory dinners

Year 12 students, parents and staff are invited to attend a valedictory dinner at a location in or around Geelong in October each year.

Past Parents Network

The Past Parents’ Network makes it possible to keep friendships fresh and alive and retain the great depth of wisdom and experience that resides among the parent group. The Network provides a valuable vehicle to maintain links, share news, follow our children’s lives, occasionally meet face to face and keep in touch with the School Community. Further information for joining may be found on the GGS website.