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.

Important Notice - 2018 GPS Centenary Rowing Championships

Please follow the link below for important information regarding traffic, shuttle buses and parking arrangements for the 2018 GPS Centenary Rowing Championships:



TrophyFor the latest fixtures and results for activities follow the links below:

Term 1

Cricket [My Cricket Website]

Cricket [Results Archive - Cricket]






Term 2



Cross Country


Term 3




Track and Field

The Trophy Room