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 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 five 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 and 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.

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).

More of Cobram Anglican Grammar Schools history to follow.