In 2003 the dream of creating Balcombe Grammar School (BGS) began. The dream belonged to Fay Weston who over the ensuing years displayed great determination and strength to ensure that a co-educational school based on Christian values was established in Mount Martha. In 2004 and 2005 Fay gathered support from a number of local residents including Barry Steggall, Reverend John Leaver and Evelyn Sayers.
By 2006 the dream was well and truly alive and after a number of successful public briefings 30 students were enrolled at Balcombe Grammar School for the beginning of 2007. These students were transferred by bus to Cranbourne Christian College (now Casey Grammar School) for the first year of their Balcombe Grammar education while facilities were built on the Mount Martha site.
In 2008 these students along with another 116 students began their education at the Balcombe Grammar Mount Martha site. Led by Matthew Dodd the school quickly grew from eight classrooms to the wonderful school that we have today. A school that has excellent facilities, passionate staff, an inclusive culture and a very supportive student and parent community. In the 12 short years that have followed, Balcombe Grammar has grown to be a highly desirable choice for families on the Mornington Peninsula seeking a co-educational experience for their children.
The implementation of the ‘2020 and beyond’ Strategic Plan will build on the values-based education that our founders dreamed of. The plan develops and further enhances the innovative and future-focused learning experiences that we offer our students to enable them to thrive in what is a rapidly changing world.