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George Miller inducted to Hall of Fame

Legendary film director and Ipswich Grammar Old Boy, George Miller was recognised for his role as an industry leader in the global film business with being inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Miller (Class of 1958) helped to put Australia on the world stage for film making with his 1979 film Mad [...]

2018-07-20T15:55:50+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on George Miller inducted to Hall of Fame

Vale Lieutenant-General Henry John Coates

Lieutenant-General Henry John Coates (Class of 1951) continued his education at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, from which he graduated in 1955, returning later as its Commandant. He served on exchange with the United States Army and British Army before commanding a Cavalry (Armoured Personnel Carrier) Squadron in South Vietnam from 1970-71. He was the [...]

2018-06-20T13:52:09+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Vale Lieutenant-General Henry John Coates

Old Boys’ Day at Football and Tennis

It was great to see another large turnout of Old Boys at the GPS home round for Football and Tennis on the weekend for the first Old Boys' Day of the year. Held at the IGS Sporting fields at Brassall the round combined with the annual Junior Spartan Day which resulted in a day that [...]

2018-06-11T12:37:25+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys’ Day at Football and Tennis

Celebrating our boys’ ‘Place in History’

In the long history of Ipswich Grammar School since the doors opened on October 7th 1863, each student has been involved in the legacy of the school. The first sixteen students there on day one would never have imagined that their school one day would be 155 years strong with now 17,184 boys enrolled during [...]

2018-06-07T15:25:50+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Celebrating our boys’ ‘Place in History’

Old Boys take on Mongol Rally for Multiple Sclerosis

Three Old Boys will this year take on an adventure of a lifetime when they compete in the 2018 Mongol Rally. In their desire to do something adventurous but meaningful the rally caught their eye but until now university and work have not made their dream possible. Cameron Busch (Class of 2012) will join fellow [...]

2018-05-29T15:23:31+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys take on Mongol Rally for Multiple Sclerosis

Launch for new STEM Building

The school is excited to announce that a modern state of the art STEM building will be the next addition to the school facilities and open many opportunities to the students. The building will incorporate the education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and will house numerous laboratories, lecture theatre, and plans for an interactive [...]

2018-05-15T14:56:59+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Launch for new STEM Building

Old Boys welcome Class 154

The Old Boys hosted a special breakfast to welcome Class 154 into the fraternity. This event which was started last year allows the current Old Boys the opportunity to meet the graduating class and present them with their Old Boy badges. It was a significant moment for a number of Old Boys to [...]

2017-11-24T08:58:39+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys welcome Class 154

2018 Event Schedule

February 12   Masterclass March 1     Old Boys Business Breakfast 16   Golf Day, Indooroopilly Golf Club May 10  Old Boys Breakfast, Ipswich Grammar School 21  Masterclass June 9    Old Boys Day Football & Tennis v Gregory Terrace Brassall Sports Complex July 26  Old Boys Business Breakfast August 6    Masterclass 11  [...]

2017-11-09T15:17:14+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Old Boy News|Comments Off on 2018 Event Schedule

Business Masterclass

The most recent session of the successful Masterclass series looked at the world of Business, and students welcomed back Old Boys Barry McNamara (Class of 1961) and Charlie Mayne (Class of 2014) who answered questions relating to their own careers, in addition to the industry pathways that business can provide. Barry has had a successful [...]

2017-10-30T14:50:47+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Business Masterclass

IGS celebrate Foundation Day

October 7th 1863 saw sixteen boys commence their education at Ipswich Grammar School. This date is celebrated each year with a special assembly that commemorates the legacy that these sixteen boys and the staff started 154 years ago. The school hope to honour them and over 16,000 other students that have followed in their footsteps [...]

2017-10-11T14:14:37+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Old Boy News|Comments Off on IGS celebrate Foundation Day