Aims and Objectives


The Great Public Schools' Association of Queensland Inc. (commonly referred to as the GPS) was established with the following objectives:

a) to promote and conduct various forms of activities between member schools with a view to fostering a spirit of fellowship, sound educational practice and mutual support and assistance among schools;

b) to promote the welfare and best interests of the Great Public Schools of Queensland

c) to consider, deliberate upon and deal with educational matters and questions of common policy and principle concerning the Great Public Schools of Queensland;

d) to contribute to and influence the formulation and advancement of educational policy in Queensland;

e) to exercise general supervision and control over the joint activities of the Great Public Schools of Queensland; and

f) to do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the aims and objects set forth above or any of them.

Member Schools

The GPS Schools which are members of the Association include:

  • Anglican Church Grammar School;
  • Brisbane Boys' College;
  • Brisbane Grammar School;
  • Brisbane State High School ;   
  • St Joseph's College - Gregory Terrace;
  • Ipswich Grammar School;
  • St Joseph's Nudgee College;
  • The Southport School; and
  • Toowoomba Grammar School


Current Activities


Sixteen GPS interschool sports and activities are included in the annual program :
Academic Day of Excellence, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Debating, Football, Gymnastics, Music, Rowing, Rugby Union, Sailing,  Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.