Mr Andrew Neal, Principal
Principal's Welcome

Bacchus Marsh Grammar seeks to meet the desire of the community for an independent education which is comprehensive, challenging and enriching.

The school aims to be a safe and caring environment which through its programmes encourages students to be confident, self-aware, and able to contribute to their personal growth and are willing to be active and positive members of society.

We wish to encourage within our students a strong sense of service which sees that a commitment to inclusion and a willingness to assist others is a vital component of developing a positive character and a strong society.

The school seeks to develop a culture of achievement, which encourages staff and students to strive toward achieving their personal best.

The ethos of the School is supported by a clear set of values and habits that we believe are critical for the development of the whole individual.

These values and habits are promoted to students as valuable ways of giving their life direction:

  • A commitment to excellence in all endeavours and a celebration of the achievements of all.
  • A love of learning and the nurturing of enthusiasm or passions which students will want to develop throughout their life.
  • A sense of self-discipline and personal responsibility, which respects the need for regulation and rules in any community.
  • A commitment to the rewards and pleasures of hard work.
  • A commitment to the welfare of all members of the community.
  • A sense of fair play.
  • A belief that a satisfied life is best achieved by a celebration of that which is positive rather than dwelling on the negatives.
  • A willingness to be receptive to change.
  • A willingness to accept differences and have the courage to express personal views that are different from the norm.
  • An education that enables a student to make informed decisions about issues, which have a spiritual and/ or moral dimension.
  • A commitment to providing leadership within the community.
  • A sense of the value of developing and maintaining traditions in any community.


In short, we offer an ...“Education for Life”