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 of 1958 who also celebrated their 60th reunion on the day.
Ron Bourne, the school captain from 1958 was invited as the guest speaker and addressed the current students about what school was like in his time and the differences in day to day life as a boarder. He also gave advice to the boys to always believe in themselves and though at times they may not consider themselves to be great academically or sporting, every student has the potential for success given their education at Ipswich Grammar.
The day allows for all of the Ipswich Grammar School community to reflect on the fact that as Queensland’s oldest secondary school, the values and dreams of the founding members have endured 155 years and will remain a legacy for the students into the future.
Any Old Boys looking to organize a reunion on this day please contact Dave Rosenthal 07 3813 9651 or firstname.lastname@example.org