Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College


Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is a dynamic learning community based on the principles of partnership, support and responsibility and fosters high levels of achievement and satisfaction.

Students are constantly challenged in their learning and the emphasis is on problem solving.

Valued College traditions develop a sense of continuity and identity for students and teachers. Both individual achievement and contribution to group activities are encouraged and valued.

The recognition of achievements occurs in a number of ways including Presentation Night (Canterbury Celebrates), House Chorals and House Dance Drama Festivals and at General, Subschool and Year Level Assemblies.

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards.
VCE Results
Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College achieves outstanding VCE results. The students’ ATAR scores in 2016 showed that:
· 41 students (25.9%) achieved ATAR scores above 90 placing them in the top 10% of students across the State
· 82 students (51.8%) achieved ATAR scores above 80 placing them in the top 20% of students across the State
Student Leadership
Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College encourages students to undertake leadership roles and provides a structure and program for developing student skills in leadership. The development of these skills is strongly supported through participation in leadership programs within the College and through our links with the local community.
The music program at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is a vibrant one offering a wide range of learning and performance opportunities to all students. The program boasts three large concert bands, two string orchestras, a symphony orchestra, stage band, rock bands, guitar ensemble, Klezmer ensemble and many smaller chamber groups. The College has a strong tradition in choral work ranging from whole school events such as the House Choral Festival to the choirs including the award winning Canterbury Chorale. All of our ensembles perform regularly at school events and also in the broader community. Our annual Music Night showcases the talents of our young musicians.

Instrumental tuition is available in all woodwind, brass, string and percussion and also vocal and guitar. Students who learn away from the College are welcome to participate in our ensemble performance program.
Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College has an extensive sporting program, including Physical Education as a curriculum program, Sport Education in Years 7 and 8, and involvement in a wide range of inter-school sporting competitions.

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College has continued its dominance of many sports in the inter-school competitions by adopting a healthy participation rate and dominating many team sports. Our growing reputation as a strong sporting school has been enhanced with excellent team and individual performances. The Sport program is supported by specialist coaches and training sessions to enable students to develop further their sporting skills.

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is the best school to educate girls.