St Paul's Anglican Grammar School
As one of the leading regional schools in Australia, students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School experience a sense of belonging and a generosity of spirit. With personalised learning and student wellbeing at the core of our purpose, we believe in the development of the whole person and equipping our students to live meaningful, purposeful lives as contributing members of modern society.
From humble beginnings in 1982, we have grown to be a school of approximately 1500 students and 250 staff across two campuses in Warragul and Traralgon, with plans for a new ELC and primary school campus to be operational in Drouin from 2024.
Why is Gippsland a great place to do business?
Gippsland has an abundant and diverse business sector centred around a country lifestyle that thrives as a result of a strong, connected community. Many current families and past students of St Paul’s have formed successful careers and businesses in Gippsland across a variety of fields.
What is the one thing about your business that you wish others understood better?
A St Paul’s education is the whole package providing access to high-quality education coupled with an immense co-curricular program of sporting, performing arts, personal development, outdoor education, visual arts, cultural, leadership and service activities that prepare our students to pursue their potential. Our students are encouraged to live by the school’s values and consequently develop into young responsible individuals, ready to commence further study or careers.
Why do you support Gippslandia?
As a non-profit organisation, Gippslandia highlights the wonderful region we live in and delivers stories of encouragement, support and hope. Gippslandia also has a direct connection to St Paul’s with some contributors being past students.
Why is it important for your business to support local initiatives?
St Paul’s students are taught the importance of being connected to the community and providing service from a young age. Thus, it is imperative that the school be connected to these initiatives as an avenue of teaching our students the importance of giving back to the community. We are a community within a community, and our students love being able to help others outside of the school.
What does a successful and supportive community look like to you?
A successful community, such as the one we live in, is a connected, compassionate community, where people welcome diversity and truly support one another. People also share visions of the future, working together towards a common goal of continual improvement in Gippsland.
What do you love about being based in Gippsland?
Surrounded by scenic vistas, the areas to explore are endless. With pathways and rail trails, there are multiple opportunities to get out and about to enjoy our fresh air with some light exercise. Gippsland also has a dynamic mix of local food, produce and art and crafts that you just cannot take for granted.
What is your ‘not to be missed’ tip for people visiting our region?
Take a day or weekend out to discover the true beauty of Gippsland and its wonderful residents for yourself, you will not be disappointed!