Oxford Falls Grammar School

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Oxford Falls Grammar School
Location
Oxford Falls Grammar School is located in Sydney
Oxford Falls Grammar School
Oxford Falls Grammar School

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Coordinates 33°44′17″S 151°14′48″E / 33.7381161°S 151.2466768°E / -33.7381161; 151.2466768Coordinates: 33°44′17″S 151°14′48″E / 33.7381161°S 151.2466768°E / -33.7381161; 151.2466768
Information
Type Independent co-educational early learning, primary and secondary day school
Motto For Greatness. For Excellence. For Christ.
Religious affiliation(s) C3 Church Global
Denomination Non-denominational Pentecostal Christianity
Established 1984; 35 years ago (1984)
Founder Phil Pringle
Educational authority NSW Department of Education
Headmaster Peter Downey
Years K-12
Enrolment 1,200
Area 6 hectares (15 acres)
Campus type Outer suburban
Colour(s) Junior navy and grammar green         
Affiliations
  • Christian Schools Australia
  • Combined Independent Schools
  • Christian Schools Sports Association
  • Peninsula Independent Schools Association
Website

The Oxford Falls Grammar School is an independent non-denominational Pentecostal Christian co-educational early learning, primary and secondary day school, located in Oxford Falls on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The school is set on 6 hectares (15 acres) of landscaped grounds and incorporate a four-stream infants school, three-stream primary school and a triple-stream senior school of approximately 1,300 students. The school is a member of Christian Schools Australia, the Christian Schools Sporting Association (CSSA) and is a member of the Combined Independent Schools (CIS).

The current headmaster of Oxford Falls Grammar is Peter Downey, who took up his post in 2017.

Headmasters

The following individuals have served as Headmaster of the Oxford Falls Grammar School:

Ordinal Officeholder Term start Term end
2 Gabi Korocz 1998 2014
3 Geoffrey Fouracre 2014 2017
4 Peter Downey 2017 incumbent

Facilities

Oxford Falls Grammar School is set in a semi-rural locale in Sydney's North. Facilities include two full sized ovals, a small oval, an indoor gymnasium and basketball court, a large auditorium, a state of the art theatre with retractable seating, and a Performing Arts Centre incorporating purpose-built Dance and Drama studios, music tuition rooms, a production studio, an acoustic music room, an electronic music studio, and a dedicated concert and stage band rehearsal room and a café.

Sport

Oxford Falls Grammar School competes in many sports, including at state and national levels.

Sports teams at Oxford Falls Grammar include athletics, Australian rules football, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, diving, netball, rugby league, rugby sevens, rugby union, soccer, swimming, tennis, touch football, triathlon, and Ultimate frisbee.

Basketball is one of the main sports played in both the Junior and Senior schools. Teams have gone on to reach national levels, and have competed at events such as The National Christian Schools Basketball Championships. The school is well represented at local and state Rugby, Soccer and Netball gala days. Aussie rules is a popular sport in the Junior school and Oxford Falls Grammar is very successful in competitions; reaching the 2006 NSW Finals in the Paul Kelly Cup. The school competes in swimming, diving, athletics and cross country events at Metropolitan, CSSA State and CIS State levels. Swimmers have gone on past CSSA State level to the annual National Christian Schools Swimming Championships. In 2005, a number of students competed in the Pacific School Games and brought home a number of Gold medals.[citation needed]

PISA sport is also offered and includes T-ball, senior girls softball, senior boys cricket, boys and girls soccer, girls netball, boys rugby league (mod-league) and mixed AFL.

The School is a member of Combined Independent Schools (CIS) which allows a highly competitive pathway for individuals in a large array of sports.

Performing arts

Oxford Falls Grammar School is highly regarded in NSW as a leading Independent School in the area of Performing Arts. The number of students involved in our extra-curricular Performing Arts Program represents two-thirds of students in the School.

Opportunities for students include K-2 Keyboard club, Training Band, Junior Concert Band, Junior Choir, Junior Guitar Ensemble, Junior Woodwind Ensemble, Junior Stage Band, Intermediate Bass Ensemble, Debut Bass Ensemble, Junior Bass Ensemble, Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, Senior Bass Ensemble, Senior Concert Band, Senior Wind Ensemble, OFGS Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Pop & Rock Band, Senior School Choir, Show Choir, Senior Stage Band, Senior Jazz Band, Extra curricular Drama (Junior & Senior School), extra-curricular dance (Junior & Senior School), audition-entry dance eisteddfod team, theatresports classes, and Glee Club.

OFGS has one of the largest music tuition studios in Sydney, with over 600 students weekly receiving private music tuition during school hours.

Students sit the international Trinity College London music exams on traditional instruments, and Rockschool International exams on contemporary Rock and Pop instruments including vocals. Examiners are flown out from the UK in Term 4 to assess the students on their individual exams.

Academic

Students can also participate in extra-curricular Latin, Maths Challenge, Maths Olympiad, Chess Club, Informatics Competition and Olympiad, The da Vinci Decathlon, The Great Engineering Challenge, Science Olympiads, Tournament of Minds, Writing Competitions, and the Model United Nations Debating and Public Speaking Programs and the Debating Team.

Notable alumni

See also

References

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