About Us - History

Christ the King Anglican College (CKC) opened in 2000 with a total of 26 students spread throughout Years 5, 6 and 7. The founding principal was Mr Andrew Williams who worked tirelessly to establish the school in the local community. Other founding members of staff were Mrs Tricia Seccull, Mrs Heather Stammers, Mrs Simone Tynan and Mrs Allyson Willis.

At the time of its opening, the College consisted of one building incorporating the Principal's office, library, staffroom and two classrooms. The first Anglican College in the diocese, CKC was built through the generosity and vision of many in the local community. Bishop David Farrer was the first chairman of the College. Fr. Lyall Cowell was the driving force behind the school in its early years.

The Gearing Wing, a demountable classroom block, was added to the College in the second half of 2001, greatly expanding the number of available classrooms. In April 2003, the old Library and Administration Building was opened, the first structure built in the school’s characteristic red brick style. In 2005 the first CKC students completed Year 12 and attained their Victorian Certificate of Education. In the same year a new Science Wing was constructed.

In its ten year history, the College has grown steadily. In 2006 the first group of Prep students joined the school. Since then the primary has grown to include Seven composite classes. The College has become well known for addressing the academic and pastoral needs of its students through its developing primary and middle years programmes as well as engaging its senior students in a wide variety of VCE subjects.

In 2009 a new Art Wing was opened at the southern end of the College, The new facility has enabled the College to enrich its offerings in the Arts enormously. In the new Art building students have access to a modern, well equipped visual and ceramic arts classroom with its own kiln. The Administration Wing was renovated to provide a spacious, comfortable reception area, a student foyer, administrative offices and a new staff room.

During 2010 a new library building and Junior Primary classroom block were built in the north-west corner of the campus. The new facilities were opened in 2011 together with a new Senior Computer laboratory in the Gearing Wing and a new sports oval on the eastern side of the school, replacing the old orchard.
2012 saw the opening of more classroom facilities for Junior School students with two extra classrooms available for the use of students in Years One and Two, complete with breakout area, and toilet and disabled facilities. These facilities were enhanced with the addition of an adventure playground.

More classrooms were added in 2014 in response to steadily increasing students numbers. These included classrooms for year Three and Year Four students, as well as a dedicated Food Technology room. Again in 2015 increasing numbers demanded the establishment of more classrooms. These facilities included a staff area for middle and senior school staff members and more classrooms for our growing middle school population.

As of the 1st of January 2015 the school became apart of the Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) and is now trading as Cobram Anglican Grammar School (CAGS). 2016 saw the establishment of a cover for our Basketball Court and an area which in time will be developed into a gymnasium. As well as a large amount of new paving around the senior and middle school to tie in to the new gardens around the school.

2017 will see a Performing Arts Centre be built in the space cruntly between the Sicence and Admin bulidnings as well as an expansion to our Technology Wing.
Also 2017 will see the installations of a new sand pit for the junior school and a giant chess board to encourage more students to join the schools already extremely successful chess team.

The school is an exciting place to be, as we continue to implement our School Improvement Plan, and our building masterplan. More of Cobram Anglican Grammar Schools history to follow.