Old Boy News

Building project moving forward

The state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) building project will soon become a reality with final stages of the planning and development process being addressed. The school is hoping that students will be using the new facilities by the middle of 2020. The project will be the first new building in the secondary school [...]

2019-02-07T10:22:30+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Building project moving forward

Old Boys re-open Ipswich icon

One of Ipswich's popular restaurants, the Bakehouse Steakhouse has re-opened it's doors after being closed for many years thanks to brothers Alastair (Class of 1996), Chris (Class of 1999) and Nick Stevenson (Class of 2005). The building was originally Halley's bakery established in 1916 and remained a bakery until 1964. Reopening in the 1970's the [...]

2019-02-04T14:48:55+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys re-open Ipswich icon

Charity cricket match a great success

On Monday January 28, the main field at the IGS sporting fields at Brassall was a hive of activity as the highly anticipated match between the 2019 First XI and the IGS Old Boys took place. The inaugural game was well supported by the IGS community and a great afternoon of cricket with the younger 7A's [...]

2019-02-01T13:25:46+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Charity cricket match a great success

Walkley Award winning Old Boy

Aaron Hollett (Class of 1994) was presented with his third Walkley Award at a ceremony in Brisbane. It was Hollett's first award for the category of Television/ Video Journalism and was recognized for his work on Four Corners episode, "City of Ghosts" which documented the search for foreign fighters in the city of Raqqa in [...]

2018-11-26T15:33:15+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Walkley Award winning Old Boy

Old Boys welcome new President

The Old Boys are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kenman (Class of 1983) to the position of President the Old Boys Working Group. Andrew will take over the position from Alec Teevan (Class of 2012) who after four years in the role has stepped down to focus on his legal career. Alec has [...]

2018-11-23T13:49:12+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys welcome new President

Old Boys welcome Class 155

The transition from Ipswich Grammar School student to IGS Old Boy is a unique experience and one that can be defined as a somewhat surreal feeling. To go from being in uniform with a group of over 100 to join the ranks of a network of thousands spread around the globe is a new concept [...]

2018-11-15T15:08:12+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys welcome Class 155

GPS 100 years strong!

This year has seen the centenary of GPS and the nine schools involved have all contributed throughout the year in celebrating this milestone. A special commemorative video highlighting the spirit shared amongst all the GPS schools, was previewed at the recent GPS Track and Field championship. Each school has captured unique footage of what being [...]

2018-11-06T15:04:14+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on GPS 100 years strong!

Foundation Day

The current boys returned to school on Monday after their holiday break to a special assembly celebrating Foundation Day, where 155 years ago on the 7th October the school officially commenced with 16 students beginning their education at Ipswich Grammar School. A large contingent of Old Boys were in attendance including members from the Class [...]

2018-10-12T13:23:31+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Foundation Day

From Boarding Captain to President

Suriyarajan Maniam (Class of 2016) (left) was recognized as leadership material in his final year and had the full support of the boarding students and staff when he was appointed Boarding Captain. This was a role that saw him working with the boarding community to ensure a positive environment was maintained and the boys could [...]

2018-09-20T13:29:07+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on From Boarding Captain to President