Principal's Message

Principal's Message

It is my great pleasure to welcome you and your family to Balcombe Grammar School where we provide a safe, nurturing and dynamic co-educational experience for all children from Foundation through to Year 12. Our vibrant learning community values academic achievement, creativity, a healthy lifestyle and service to others.

When it comes to your child and their future, few decisions in life hold the same significance as selecting a school that is the right fit for them. It is a choice that not only has a pivotal role in shaping who they are during their schooling years, but one that also plays a key role in setting them up for life beyond the school gates. Understandably, when it comes to making this decision, you are looking to provide them with every opportunity to feel connected, to develop a love of learning, to be able to explore their passions both inside and outside the classroom and to be happy. We believe that the safe and supportive environment at Balcombe Grammar, built on the values of compassion, confidence, curiosity, inclusion and optimism, allows us to provide this experience for all children. Furthermore, it enables us to regularly challenge our students to move out of their comfort zones and into their stretch zones and as a result, make the most of their individual potential throughout their schooling journey.

At Balcombe Grammar we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community spirit. The small student population size ensures that students in all year levels are provided with opportunities to interact and learn from one another. Our School is small enough for each student to be personally known and recognised, yet large enough to offer an extensive range of opportunities that assist our students to grow and develop as a well-rounded person.

Please take some time to explore our website as it will provide you with an overview of our academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs; however, to truly discover whether our school is the right fit for your family, I encourage you to arrange a time to visit and tour our beautiful school. During this visit you will have the opportunity to meet our caring staff, wonderful students and most importantly see our school in action.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family to Balcombe Grammar School.

Ross Patterson