The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) was founded in 1959 through the concerted efforts, vision and energy of the late Bishop Gordon Begbie and a dedicated band of 'founding parents' who firmly believed in the need for a regional Anglican School to be based in the Illawarra.
The vision and philosophy of those families to fully develop young people spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically in order that they might enter society with strong Christian Foundations to lead and serve are still followed today. The School has come a long way in its short history thanks to the leadership of successive administrations and the dedicated support of its many families.
Services We Offer
TIGS now has an enrolment of over 1000 students, Preparatory to Year 12, housed in a modern educational setting with a well-established and acknowledged reputation for delivering programs of excellence.
Junior and High School
TIGS Junior School is a vibrant, caring community where students learn, laugh, play and explore the world around them. It's a welcoming, Christian environment where friendships can flourish and personalities develop. Our pastoral care program helps each student develop confidence, feel part of their class group and their school, and grow into happy, enthusiastic learners.
TIGS Senior School
At TIGS your child will be encouraged to discover and develop their academic gifts to their full potential. While academic standards across the School are high, we offer a broad and diverse range of subjects to cater for the different needs and interests of your child throughout their years of schooling.