For over 100 years, Newcastle Grammar School has been a beacon of educational excellence in the community. As students enter our doors, they are enriched by a quality educational experience that develops the whole child and prepares them for the complexities of the future.

The School has a history of giving generously towards building projects and assisting families and students to access a life-changing quality education. Now is the time to impact the lives of current and future students — to provide the opportunity for more students to access the facilities and transformational tools, resources, programs and wellbeing support that distinguishes NGS as the leading school in the region. The power of collective community giving can truly create a legacy. The joy of seeing the positive impact your contribution makes now and for future generations of NGS students is tangible.

We invite you to be a part of the heart of our future.

The growth of the Building Fund allows continued investment into improving developing the learning and play facilities on both the Park and Hill Campuses. The investment into the Scholarship Fund, allows NGS to develop Academic and Indigenous Scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the opportunity that is an outstanding NGS education.

The Building Fund

The NGS Cool the School campaign involves raising funds for the supply and installation of air-conditioning to our two major function areas – the Sandi Warren Performance Centre at Park Campus and the Horbury Hunt Hall at Hill Campus. Both spaces are used regularly by students, staff, parents and visitors for examinations, learning, performances, assemblies and the broader Newcastle community.

Air conditioning these spaces will allow for greater learning and comfort for all users.

School fees and government grants alone do not provide for the ongoing advancement of Newcastle Grammar School, therefore we rely on the generosity of our community to achieve the School’s broader educational aspirations and vision.

Our goal for this project is $400,000. Can you help us reach our Cool the School target to benefit students now and into the future? Every gift, regardless of size, will help shape the future of NGS.

All donations over $2 to these funds are tax deductible.

Aerial view of Newcastle Grammar School Hill Campus

The Murray/Wotton Bursary

The Murray/Wotton Bursary will be awarded to an Indigenous student who demonstrates a commitment to their academic studies and a commitment to the broader School community.

This bursary is named after Stewart Murray and the Reverend Roy Wotton, who both served in the Australian Army in World War II. Stewart Murray, a young Indigenous soldier, was a remarkable servant-hearted man. Murray assisted the Reverend Wotton with burial services during the war and then went on to form an Aboriginal tradesmen’s company, became Aboriginal Father of the Year in 1969, became a Justice of the Peace and was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). The friendship between the men lasted well after the war and became a legacy of connection between their families.

This bursary was first proposed by the Reverend Roy Wotton’s daughter, Judith, in memory of this special friendship and in the hope that this living memorial reminds us of the need for connection and the ‘building of bridges’ with First Nations peoples.

If you would like to give to any of the projects mentioned here, please contact the philanthropy team at or the NGS Accounts Department on 02 4929 5811. Or give directly by completing the form below.

Giving Form