We are a vibrant blend of courage, culture, innovation and curiosity. We act with passion and purpose and celebrate each student as a unique individual.

Central to the Hunter Valley Grammar School experience is a deep sense of care and compassion; it’s what makes us different. It sets us apart. We unashamedly believe that an optimistic, healthy learning environment is the catalyst for lifelong learning.

We know that when the right learning environment exists, children feel safe to challenge and question the world around them and participate in all aspects of school life.


students having fun together


Values for Life

We live and breathe our values, and we walk our talk. Our Values for Life are anchored in our culture and they guide us in our work and behaviours, in the decisions that we make, and how we treat ourselves and each other.

Our Values for Life are:

  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Citizenship
  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Optimism
  • Gratitude


Our motto

Our motto, Success Through Endeavour, perfectly encapsulates the HVGS attitude to life and learning. 


“HVGS is a nurturing and positive place in which to learn and just be. The School’s ethos encompasses the Values for Life, and the tone of the School absolutely reflects those values in action.”

Wendy – Grandparent