Robson House Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar School

Robson House Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar School

Robson House Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar School is a boarding house at Shore (also known as the Shore School, SCEGS or simply SHORE) is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys, located in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1889 by the Church of England, Shore has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1600 students from kindergarten to year 12, including 200 boarders from years 6 to 12.The school is co-educational from Early Learning Centre to year 2, and these students are housed on separate campus in suburban Northbridge.The school is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Australian Boarding Schools’ Association (ABSA),theHeadmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, and is a founding member of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of New South Wales (AAGPS).

In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked the Sydney Church of England Grammar School seventh in Australia’s top 10 boys’ schools, based on the number of its alumni mentioned in Who’s Who in Australia (a listing of notable AustraliansThe Sydney Church of England Grammar School was founded on 4 May 1889, and was the initiative of Bishop Dr. Alfred Barry of the Sydney Diocese of the Church of England. The site of the school’s first building stands on that of the Victorian mansion of the famed gold prospector Bernhardt Holtermann, a German migrant who discovered the Holtermann Nugget in the Australian gold fields. He used his new-found wealth to build a magnificent home in North Sydney which is now a boarding house of Shore. His sons were among the first students enrolled at Shore.

The school officially has two names, the “Sydney Church of England Grammar School” and the Shore School has long been known by the latter, however it was not until the early 1990s when the name “The Shore School” was officially adopted. The name came about at sporting matches where supporters could not chant ‘Grammar’, as this was already done by the students of Sydney Grammar School. Another reason for the name change was that Sydney Church of England Grammar School was shortened to S.C.E.G.S, which sounded similar to S.C.E.G.G.S (Sydney Church Of England Girls’ Grammar School), the sister school of Shore. The name comes from the school being located in Sydney’s North Shore region.