On the 25th September 1984, a meeting of the Council of Central Coast Grammar School was held to determine the way forward with the establishment of an independent school on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

The foundation of the first classroom block was laid on the 1st December 1984 and the first five years saw aggressive land purchase and building development to house rapidly growing enrolment.

The school commenced operation for the 1985 school year with a total enrolment of 165 students and classes extending from Year 3 to Year 11. The first Year 12 students graduated the following year in 1986 with enrolment close to 500.

CCGS 1986 Prefects
First Headmaster, Dr Ron Chambers (centre), with some of the students from the first Year 12 cohort in 1986.

Dr Ron Chambers was the founding Headmaster, succeeded by Richard Lornie in 1986, Bill Low in 2008, and by the current Headmaster Phil O'Regan in 2024.

Since the founding in 1985 the school has continued to grow and develop and is now 39 years old, sitting upon a magnificent 18-hectare tree-studded campus with first class facilities and an enrolment of 1,500 students across Kindergarten to Year 12.


The following timeline gives a brief historical perspective of the development of the school.

The early years

Listen to some of our founders share their insights into the early years of the school. Watch the full video below or view the highlights.