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01 May 2018
Towards the end of Term 1, boys in Year 5 were asked to undertake an independent project designed to make a positive change in their suburb.
24 Jan 2019
Sydney Grammar School competed at the Australian Volleyball School Championships in Melbourne last December. Our senior team consisting of Charles Evans (captain), Brandon Chong, James Gao, Finn Parker, William Zhang (all OS 2018), Jared Adams, Mikey Grogan, Peter Taurian, Hugh Lam (all Form VI) and Marcus Allan (Form V), performed competitively. Faced with a difficult first pool round, the boys put up a convincing challenge. We finished a respectable 15th placing in the Year 12 Division 1. Our junior team consisting of Oliver Duncan, Luc Jeffriess (both Form IV), James Castle, Nick Coren, Malachy Kalowski, Alex Lawson, Thomas Potter, Ravin Ratnayake, Robert Russell, Kieran Webb (all Form III) was the youngest team we have fielded for Nationals. Competing in Year 9 Division 2, the boys experienced a steep learning curve. The team’s competitive skills and volleyball knowledge improved significantly. They will help to provide Grammar with a firm footing at future National Championships.
Congratulations to Mikey Grogan who has been invited to attend the AIS Junior Men’s Volleyball Camp in Canberra this summer.
14 Dec 2018
Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons (2018 Australian of the Year, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, and Sydney Grammar School Trustee) was the guest speaker at the College Street Speech Day on 6 December 2018.
24 Nov 2018
This year's House Sports Day was a tightly contested competition played in good spirit. JKR ousted last year's winners, JDS, to take the Dignan Cup. CP/AHWD won the Form I competition.
05 Oct 2018
Sebastian Bock and Tristan Johnson (V) attended a workshop on Friday October 5 with an Investment Management team from Macquarie Bank after winning the Business Society's Stock Pitch competition. They spent time with Brad Partridge, senior portfolio manager and were particularly impressed with the presentation on quantitative investment by Clint Howard. The team, led by Division Director Benjamin Leung, offered feedback and refinement to the boys' pitch on Micron Technology. Sebastian and Tristan found the session extremely useful. They were most appreciative that the incoming CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake took the time to drop in and welcome the boys to Macquarie Bank.
14 Sep 2018
Fair is fowl, and fowl is fair… Bell Shakespeare comes to Grammar
The Academic Drama course thoroughly enjoyed the presence of Christopher Tomkinson: Actor, Director and Teaching Artist from Bell Shakespeare. Chris inspired boys across multiple forms to take Shakespeare’s great words and make them come alive over an eight day Artist-in-Residency. Chris’ visit culminated in a roving performance around the school of Macbeth. Starting with this coven of witches (featured in the image) who hold all the knowledge and apparitions of Macbeth’s future.
06 Sep 2018
After school on Wednesday September 5, amidst pizza boxes, golden gaytimes and too much soft drink, Form VI boys enjoyed a not-so-serious ten rounds of trivia. The event was organised by the boys to raise funds for the Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation and Youth Off the Streets. Questions ranged from the historical to the preposterous. The auction items were well received, with some generous bidders amongst the crowd. Will Hobkirk and Kye Milne provided intermittent entertainment on electrical guitar and the covers for round 10. A big thank you to the organisers, Mrs Wyndham and the Housemasters for all their effort.
10 Aug 2018
The Global Business Case Competition, run by Tiger Management LLC and Crimson Education, challenges pupils to review business scenarios and apply strategic analysis in order to develop innovative solutions.
John Wang, Henry Xu, Patrick Cahill and Jack Yin (V) won the national rounds in July and secured a place in the international competition in Canberra on 4 and 5 August. The boys faced difficult competition. The case required analysis on a much broader scale, asking competitors to identify one company from the ‘Furious Five’ smartphone brands in China (Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Lenovo) and present strategies to ensure it becomes the leading one in the group. As Huawei had a strong competitive advantage in the form of market presence, solid fundamentals and a diversified business model, it became their choice of company. After 24 gruelling hours to research and prepare the case, they presented their findings to a panel of adjudicators from banking and consulting backgrounds.
Their proposal was a re-branding and consumer outreach programme aimed at education on advanced, yet unknown aspects of Huawei’s business. Additionally, they prepared a restructuring of HR to maximise labour productivity. Ultimately, the boys’ use of creative solutions, presentation and a granular approach to financial modelling, allowed the team to take the silver medal.
John Wang (V)
09 Aug 2018
The newly founded ‘Business Society’ was initiated by three hardworking Form V boys; John Wang, Henry Xu and Oliver Pitman. It aims to gain insights from leaders who are inspirational in their fields and prepared to share that knowledge with pupils passionate to learn more about the corporate world.
Ms Christine Holgate, the current CEO of Australia Post and former CEO of Blackmores, was an excellent choice as the inaugural speaker for the Business Society’s lunchtime seminars. She presented in the Palladium theatre on Friday 3 August. Ms Holgate joined Blackmores as CEO in 2008. Blackmores stock price increased by more than twelve times under her leadership. She moved to Australia Post last year. Ms Holgate spoke about her personal story and current challenges at Aus Post. She had lots of good advice for the boys.
09 Aug 2018
Edited from the Director of Rugby's comments in the programme for rugby fixtures on Saturday 4 August:
On behalf of the Sydney Grammar School, I welcome The Armidale School and its supporters to Weigall.
Sydney Grammar School and the wider rugby community pass on our thoughts to those families from rural areas currently affected by the drought. As a token of support to the regions impacted, the SGS Fathers' Association will donate all takings from the BBQ today to the “Buy a Bale” drought relief fund.
Further to this, the annual Batyr 'one sock, one goal' initiative is being acknowledged. Today all boys in Rugby will be “pulling up” a Batyr Sock in an effort to support Batyr in increasing the awareness of youth mental health. Batyr run programmes for pupils at both Sydney Grammar School and The Armidale School.
Good luck to all boys participating in rugby today. Sport is a wonderful tool to strengthen community....
A total of $5,773 was raised at the the BBQ and Canteen and donated to drought relief. Thank you to all volunteers and generous supporters.
09 Aug 2018
The Headmaster warmly invites you to attend the official opening of the 2018 Exhibition of HSC Artworks on
Friday 31 August
Drinks 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Level 6, Stanley St entrance
Limited parking will be available on Middle Playground
Exhibition open for general admission Monday 3 - Thursday 6 September from 9am - 6pm.
30 Jul 2018
The recent volleyball tour of Italy saw Ms Trinh Loi (Director of Volleyball), Mr Alan Campbell (Director of Cricket), Mr Sam Woodward (St Ives Preparatory School) and twenty boys selected from across the Open volleyball teams visit a range of cities, experiencing Italian art and culture, and playing a high level of volleyball.
In addition to the pizza and pasta, the boys: Jared Adams, Sam Cleary, Lochlann Doyle, Jonah Green, Mikey Grogan, Hugh Lam, Andrew Ren, Peter Taurian (all Form V), Marcus Allan, Jackson Gordon, Aaron Heydon, Kerry Huang, Steven Huang, George Jabbour, Ned Kingston, Oliver Ma, Shelby Narborough, Quentin So (all Form IV), Damon Dyer, Albert Tang (both Form III), enjoyed guided tours of Milan, Lake Como, Verona, Venice, Florence and Rome. St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel were among the cultural highlights of the trip.
The fourteen-day tour was hugely successful. The Grammar teams played eleven matches, recorded two wins and a draw with sets being won in almost every match played. This is quite an achievement considering these matches were against club representative sides, including the top Italian club, Modena Volley and a men’s team. This tour was a once in a lifetime experience.
Ms TT Loi
25 Jul 2018
On Wednesday 18th July, a squad of boys from the First and Second XI travelled to Oxford Falls to compete in the St Pius tournament. The tournament comprised four games against teams from schools and clubs.
Grammar won the first game against St Pius 1st XI 1-0. The boys approached the second game against The King’s School with confidence. Matthew Wahby and Adam O’Connor scored in the second half for a 2-0 win. The third game was against Manly United U16. Unfortunately fatigue took its toll and a lapse in concentration saw Manly take the win 1-0. The final game resulted in a 3-0 win against St Pius U16, with Matthew Wahby and Adam O’Connor scoring and Richard Palumbo taking a penalty for the third.
Overall, the boys played well, and enjoyed the opportunity for some game play as part of their preparation for the second half of the GPS season.
25 Jul 2018
During the recent school holidays, Grammar hosted a football clinic run by two high performance coaches from Spain. Grammar footballers from Year 3 to Form IV came together for four days on the synthetic pitch at Parklands, Moore Park. Boys attending trained with some of the world’s most innovative coaches.Grammar coaches assisting took away some helpful coaching tips. It was certainly an event to remember for those fortunate enough to attend.
Mr A Lambos
24 Jul 2018
The following boys were awarded medals for their performance in the Australian Chemistry Olympiad this year:
Gold: Kieran Connor (VI GDL SD)
Silver: Alexander Crawford (VI GSP SGN)
Bronze: Harry Thawley (VI JAL NPV)
Kieran Connor was been selected to represent Australia at this year’s International Chemistry Olympiad.
23 Jul 2018
Applied Arts Subject Master Mr Nicholas Green introduces us to the world of Applied Arts and what is currently being created in Grammar’s technical workshops.
07 Jun 2018
At the combined House Meeting on Wednesday June 6, the guest speaker was Deng Adut. Mr Adut is a lawyer and refugee advocate, based in Western Sydney, and was a refugee himself.
27 Mar 2018
On Friday, 23 March, jazz maestro James Morrison came to Grammar for a special evening of musical fun. Mr Khusid, the School’s Director of Jazz Studies, has been a friend of Morrison’s from their early days at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the early 1980s, when both were taught by Don Burrows. Ever since, Morrison has been a generous supporter of our School, giving masterclasses at College Street and adding stardust to a number of our jazz concerts.
24 Jan 2018
Ms Helen Bos joined the History department staff during Term III, and having both a father and grandfather with connections to Grammar, tells us about their long-standing loyalties to the School.
24 Jan 2018
Technical skill and a focus on the importance of drawing underpinned this year’s cohort of HSC Visual Arts candidates, reports Subject Master Mark Wilde.
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