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Aims and Objectives

The Great Public Schools' Association of Queensland Inc. (commonly referred to as the GPS) was established with the following objectives:

a) to promote and conduct various forms of activities between member schools with a view to fostering a spirit of fellowship, sound educational practice and mutual support and assistance among schools;

b) to promote the welfare and best interests of the Great Public Schools of Queensland

c) to consider, deliberate upon and deal with educational matters and questions of common policy and principle concerning the Great Public Schools of Queensland;

d) to contribute to and influence the formulation and advancement of educational policy in Queensland;

e) to exercise general supervision and control over the joint activities of the Great Public Schools of Queensland; and

f) to do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the aims and objects set forth above or any of them.

Member Schools
The GPS Schools which are members of the Association include:

  • Anglican Church Grammar School;
  • Brisbane Boys' College;
  • Brisbane Grammar School;
  • Brisbane State High School ;   
  • St Joseph's College - Gregory Terrace;
  • Ipswich Grammar School;
  • St Joseph's Nudgee College;
  • The Southport School; and
  • Toowoomba Grammar School

Current Activities

Sixteen GPS interschool sports and activities are included in the annual program :
Academic Day of Excellence, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, Football, Gymnastics, Music, Rowing, Rugby Union, Sailing,  Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

2015 GPS CALENDAR - Term Summary

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Swimming

Football

Rugby

 Day of Academic Excellence [Y6-7] 

Cricket

Debating

Basketball

Track and Field

Rowing

Cross Country

Chess

Gymnastics

Volleyball

Tennis

Gymnastics

Sailing

Debating

Music Showcase

Track & Field

Pre-season T1 Activities 

Sailing

 

Music Day of Excellence

 

LATEST RESULTS

TrophyFor the latest results for Term 3 and 4 activities follow the links below:

Gymnastics

Track and Field

The Trophy Room

 

Notice Board

 STATEMENT FROM ROBERT HENDERSON, CHAIRMAN

THE GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND INC.

At the May meeting of the GPS Headmasters’ Council, a resolution was made as follows:

From the commencement of the 2014 school calendar year the current Year 8-12 sporting and cultural involvement in the nine member schools will be extended to also include these schools’ students in Years 5-7.

The Headmasters are confident this change will further enrich the current outstanding sporting and cultural programmes offered to our students.

6 May 2013