Geelong Grammar School

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Formation1855
HeadquartersGeelong, Victoria, Australia
Ruling class school. The school's fees are the most expensive in Australia.

Geelong Grammar School is an independent Anglican co-educational boarding and day school. The school's main campus is located in Corio on the northern outskirts of Geelong, Victoria. Established in 1855 under the auspices of the Church of England, Geelong Grammar School has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,500 students from Pre-school to Year 12, including 800 boarders from Years 5 to 12[1]. The school's fees are the most expensive in Australia based on a comparison of Year 12 student fees. Until the 1960s it was a boys school.

In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked Geelong Grammar School fourth in Australia's top ten schools for boys, based on the number of its male alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians).[2] Like schools such as Melbourne Grammar and Sydney Grammar, and even more privileged, it has one of the strongest old boy networks in Australia.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

In September and October 2015, the Royal Commission held a public hearing into sexual abuse at the Geelong Grammar School, an elite Anglican boarding school for boys which had once counted Prince Charles among its students. In 2015-2016 the Royal Commission then investigated the allegations brought forth at the hearings, and handed down a report published in February 2017, which is available on the internet.[3] The report details many incidents of abuse by the school staff between 1956 and 1989, including three Anglican priests, three boarding house masters, and a live-in boarding house assistant. (p. 20-30) One can sense from the testimony of former students that Geelong was a “strict, authoritarian and regimented place” (p. 21), where sexual abuse was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what would lead an adolescent boy to despair. One complainant said he witnessed “repeated physical and psychological abuse” in addition to sexual abuse, and that there was a “code of silence” about this at the school; all of this left him with a sense of “shame, helplessness and powerlessness.” (p. 29) Three of the sexual abuse cases led in the victims to later struggles with depression, suicidal thoughts, and attempted suicide. (p. 26, 28, 31) Five former staff members of the school were convicted of child sex offences. (p. 31-32)


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Peter Barbour5 October 192522 November 1996AustraliaSpookWhen the government ordered ASIO to sever all ties with the Central Intelligence Agency, Barbour decided to ignored the order.
Alexander Downer9 September 1951AustraliaPolitician
Deep state operative
Malcolm Fraser21 May 193020 March 2015Politician
John Gorton9 September 191119 May 2002Politician
Farmer
Ranald Macdonald27 June 1938AustraliaDeep state operative
Newspaper executive
Influential Australian newspaper executive
Charles Mountbatten-Windsor14 November 1948UKRoyaltyUK royal whose wife documented her anxiety, two years before she died in a car crash, that he would have her killed in a faked car crash.
Rupert Murdoch11 March 1931USMedia mogulAustralian American media mogul who uses his power as part of the deep state.
Michael Thawley16 April 1950AustraliaDiplomatWhile Thawley Ambassador to the United States, the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement was established, opening Australia to US products.
Richard Woolcott11 June 1927AustraliaDiplomat


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