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Grafton High School (New South Wales)

Grafton High School

Coordinates29°40′58″S 152°55′59″E / 29.682698°S 152.933059°E / -29.682698; 152.933059
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational dual modality partially academically selective and comprehensive secondary day school
MottoLatin: Enitere ad finem
(Strive to the end)
Established1912; 112 years ago (1912)
School districtRural North[1]
Educational authorityNSW Department of Education
PrincipalScott Dinham[2]
Teaching staff72.2 FTE (2018)[3]
Enrolment905[3] (2018)
Campus typeRegional
Colour(s)Navy and white

Grafton High School (abbreviated as GHS) is government-funded co-educational dual modality partially academically selective and comprehensive secondary day school, located in Grafton, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1912, the school enrolled approximately 900 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom 15 percent identified as Indigenous Australians and four percent were from a language background other than English.[3] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Scott Dinham.[2]


Grafton High basketball team, pictured in 1926

Grafton High School was established on 1 January 1912 and opened on 1 July of that year as a formal education system was being established in New South Wales. A new building opened on 17 May 1915.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Contact Rural North – Grafton",
  2. ^ a b "Our staff". Grafton High School. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Grafton High School, Grafton, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "GHS – Steeped in History". Grafton High School. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
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