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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

Old Boys’ Day at Rugby and Basketball

Hundreds of Old Boys and members of the IGS community flocked to Old Boys' Day which saw the school take on Brisbane Boys College in Rugby and Basketball. A great day had by everyone the event continues to be one of the feature events on the school calendar. Members of the 1998 cohort [...]

2018-08-13T16:09:04+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys’ Day at Rugby and Basketball

Politis reaches 25 year milestone

Nick Politis (Class of 1960) is celebrating 25 years as chairman of NRL club the Sydney Roosters. His involvement in Rugby League spans four decades but after joining the club in 1993 he has become a 'Rooster for life'. A very successful businessman, Politis ran and expanded WFM Motors Pty Ltd from 1974, rebranding it [...]

2018-08-10T12:44:57+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Politis reaches 25 year milestone

Old Boy living the Volleyball dream

Tom Wheeler (Class of 2016) has continued with his volleyball post graduation and taken his playing career to the next level after securing a position at the Australian Institute of Sport at the end of 2016. A stint in their volleyball program prepared Wheeler for scholarship opportunity in Canada where he has just returned to [...]

2018-08-10T11:15:11+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boy living the Volleyball dream

Business Breakfast

The latest Ipswich Grammar School Business Breakfast hosted by the Old Boys was another success and guests were privileged to hear from guest speaker Matt Hood (Class of 1985). Hood is Director of Rugby Farm, a large scale fresh produce and distribution business located in the Lockyer Valley. Hood spoke fondly of his time at [...]

2018-07-26T14:27:21+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Business Breakfast

Deng break 50 year old record

Joseph Deng (Class of 2016) has broken the Australian 800m in a Diamond League athletics event held in Monaco. Deng's time of 1min 44.21 seconds beat the 50 year old record of 1:44.40. The original time was set by gold medalist Ralph Doubell at the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico City and equaled 46 years [...]

2018-07-24T15:01:30+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Deng break 50 year old record

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