The Mangarra
Society

We are past and present students working together to support Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. We promote support, friendship, networking, community and tradition.

Projects include:

  • Prizes and awards for current students

  • Financial assistance and welfare for students needing additional support

  • Reunion contacts

  • Careers Night

  • Maintaining the College archives

  • Principal’s Portrait Gallery

  • The Laura White Pond

  • The Memorial Garden

  • The installation of name plaques on various buildings at the College

For further information, please contact us via email: tmscgsc@gmail.com

Get in touch with us via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Canterbury.Girls/
https://www.facebook.com/TheMangarraSociety/

The Mangarra Society

We are past and present students working together to support Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. We promote support, friendship, networking, community and tradition.

Projects include:

  • Prizes and awards for current students

  • Financial assistance and welfare for students needing additional support

  • Reunion contacts

  • Careers Night

  • Maintaining the College archives

  • Principal’s Portrait Gallery

  • The Laura White Pond

  • The Memorial Garden

  • The installation of name plaques on various buildings at the College

For further information, please contact us via email: tmscgsc@gmail.com

Get in touch with us via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Canterbury.Girls/
https://www.facebook.com/TheMangarraSociety/

The Mangarra Society

We are past and present students working together to support Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. We promote support, friendship, networking, community and tradition.

Projects include:

  • Prizes and awards for current students

  • Financial assistance and welfare for students needing additional support

  • Reunion contacts

  • Careers Night

  • Maintaining the College archives

  • Principal’s Portrait Gallery

  • The Laura White Pond

  • The Memorial Garden

  • The installation of name plaques on various buildings at the College

For further information, please contact us via email: tmscgsc@gmail.com

Get in touch with us via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Canterbury.Girls/
https://www.facebook.com/TheMangarraSociety/

The Mangarra Society

We are past and present students working together to support Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. We promote support, friendship, networking, community and tradition.

Projects include:

  • Prizes and awards for current students

  • Financial assistance and welfare for students needing additional support

  • Reunion contacts

  • Careers Night

  • Maintaining the College archives

  • Principal’s Portrait Gallery

  • The Laura White Pond

  • The Memorial Garden

  • The installation of name plaques on various buildings at the College

Get in touch with us via email or visit Facebook’s  The Mangarra Society and Canterbury Girls.

Founded in 1928

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is very proud of its long history and its traditions which permeate the College. The school was opened in 1928 in the red brick building that it shared with East Camberwell Elementary School until the 1940s. In those days it was called East Camberwell Girls’ School, but was often referred to as Mangarra. This name was adopted by the former students’ association when it was re-established during the Colleges’ Diamond Jubilee year.

Throughout the 1950s the official name of the school was changed several times and it was not until 1961 that the name Canterbury Girls’ High School was adopted. In 1989, after consultation with the school community, the school’s name was changed in line with Government policy to Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. Miss Kate Flynn, Canterbury’s first principal, chose the school motto, Fervet Opus, which appears on the College blazer pocket. It expresses the notion of working diligently.

The historical signage around the school, the honour boards and the buildings themselves remind the current students that they are part of a long history. 

The College, though, is ever changing and responsive to the modern requirements of education, especially education for girls. The classroom and sporting facilities and the availability and use of information technology allows us to focus on the 21st century challenges that students will face.

Our historical values continue to be perpetuated today by providing students with opportunities to excel, to question, to be challenged and to achieve.

Today Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is a high performing school with outstanding VCE results, and is sought after by parents and carers as a school for their child.

    History

      Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is very proud of its long history and its traditions which permeate the College. The school was opened in 1928 in the red brick building that it shared with East Camberwell Elementary School until the 1940s. In those days it was called East Camberwell Girls’ School, but was often referred to as Mangarra. This name was adopted by the former students’ association when it was re-established during the Colleges’ Diamond Jubilee year.

      Throughout the 1950s the official name of the school was changed several times and it was not until 1961 that the name Canterbury Girls’ High School was adopted. In 1989, after consultation with the school community, the school’s name was changed in line with Government policy to Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. Miss Kate Flynn, Canterbury’s first principal, chose the school motto, Fervet Opus, which appears on the College blazer pocket. It expresses the notion of working diligently.

      The historical signage around the school, the honour boards and the buildings themselves remind the current students that they are part of a long history. 

      The College, though, is ever changing and responsive to the modern requirements of education, especially education for girls. The classroom and sporting facilities and the availability and use of information technology allows us to focus on the 21st century challenges that students will face.

      Our historical values continue to be perpetuated today by providing students with opportunities to excel, to question, to be challenged and to achieve.

      Today Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is a high performing school with outstanding VCE results, and is sought after by parents and carers as a school for their child.

      History

        Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is very proud of its long history and its traditions which permeate the College. The school was opened in 1928 in the red brick building that it shared with East Camberwell Elementary School until the 1940s. In those days it was called East Camberwell Girls’ School, but was often referred to as Mangarra. This name was adopted by the former students’ association when it was re-established during the Colleges’ Diamond Jubilee year.

        Throughout the 1950s the official name of the school was changed several times and it was not until 1961 that the name Canterbury Girls’ High School was adopted. In 1989, after consultation with the school community, the school’s name was changed in line with Government policy to Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. Miss Kate Flynn, Canterbury’s first principal, chose the school motto, Fervet Opus, which appears on the College blazer pocket. It expresses the notion of working diligently.

        The historical signage around the school, the honour boards and the buildings themselves remind the current students that they are part of a long history. 

        The College, though, is ever changing and responsive to the modern requirements of education, especially education for girls. The classroom and sporting facilities and the availability and use of information technology allows us to focus on the 21st century challenges that students will face.

        Our historical values continue to be perpetuated today by providing students with opportunities to excel, to question, to be challenged and to achieve.

        Today Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is a high performing school with outstanding VCE results, and is sought after by parents and carers as a school for their child.

        History

          Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is very proud of its long history and its traditions which permeate the College. The school was opened in 1928 in the red brick building that it shared with East Camberwell Elementary School until the 1940s. In those days it was called East Camberwell Girls’ School, but was often referred to as Mangarra. This name was adopted by the former students’ association when it was re-established during the Colleges’ Diamond Jubilee year.

          Throughout the 1950s the official name of the school was changed several times and it was not until 1961 that the name Canterbury Girls’ High School was adopted. In 1989, after consultation with the school community, the school’s name was changed in line with Government policy to Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College. Miss Kate Flynn, Canterbury’s first principal, chose the school motto, Fervet Opus, which appears on the College blazer pocket. It expresses the notion of working diligently.

          The historical signage around the school, the honour boards and the buildings themselves remind the current students that they are part of a long history. 

          The College, though, is ever changing and responsive to the modern requirements of education, especially education for girls. The classroom and sporting facilities and the availability and use of information technology allows us to focus on the 21st century challenges that students will face.

          Our historical values continue to be perpetuated today by providing students with opportunities to excel, to question, to be challenged and to achieve.

          Today Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College is a high performing school with outstanding VCE results, and is sought after by parents and carers as a school for their child.

          Acknowledgement
          of Country


          Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.

          Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider code: 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au.


          Address


          Mangarra Road
          Canterbury, VIC 3126

          (+61 3) 9830 5099
          Fax: (+61 3) 9836 8958
          info@cgsc.vic.edu.au

          © 2021 Canterbury Girls' Secondary College


          Address


          Mangarra Road
          Canterbury, VIC 3126

          (+61 3) 9830 5099
          Fax: (+61 3) 9830 5099
          info@cgsc.vic.edu.au

          © 2021 Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

          Acknowledgement
          of Country


          Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.

          Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider code: 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au.

          Acknowledgement of Country


          Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.


          Mangarra Road
          Canterbury, VIC 3126

          (+61 3) 9830 5099
          Fax: (+61 3) 9836 8958
          info@cgsc.vic.edu.au

          Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider code: 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au.

          © 2021 Canterbury Girls' Secondary College