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Townsville Grammar School Freezes Boarding Fees for 2016


In response to the heartbreaking drought in Queensland and its impact on many boarding families, the Townsville Grammar Board has today decided to freeze Boarding fees for the next 12 months. The Board has considered ways in which it can assist its boarding community and, at this time, a freeze on boarding fees has been considered an appropriate response to the hardships experienced by many families with children living away from home - many at Grammar.

Townsville Grammar has been a home away from home for the children of rural and remote families for 127 years and has reached out at this time of crisis by absorbing cost increases for 2016. Board support for this drought assistance was adopted unanimously by the Trustees of the School.

“As a School community, we are acutely aware of the emotional and financial hardship that many of our boarding families are facing at present.  Not only farming families are affected, but also small business owners in rural and regional areas.  We join them in praying for drought breaking rains over the next wet season and, in the interim, they have our full support.  We hope and trust that this decision by the Board sends a verytangible message of comfort to our families, a number of whom are second and third generation Grammarians,” said Principal, Mr. Richard Fairley.

This news has already hit the Grammar Boarding grapevine:

“We are very grateful for the decision the Board has made,” smiled Edwina Hick from Julia Creek and a Clermont Grammar mum, Lorissa Dennis said in support, “It is one less worry in a time of hardship for us all.”

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