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15 May 2019
Year 6 boys at Edgecliff embarked on an exciting history project designed to be a window into what life might be like at College Street, and an investigation into what helped shape the lives of our Old Sydneians.
15 May 2019
Director of Preschool – Year 2/Science Teacher Mrs Michele BonDurant-Scott shares an exciting way that our Youngest SGS Scientists are getting ready for the future at St Ives Preparatory School.
14 May 2019
On Friday 10 May, the Sydney Grammar School Business Society was lucky enough to have Brad Banducci, CEO of Woolworths speak about the importance of values and business strategy.
14 May 2019
On Wednesday 8 May, the Sydney Grammar School Business Society invited Robyn Denholm, Chairwoman of Tesla Inc. and CFO of Telstra to talk to the boys.
14 May 2019
On Friday 5 April the School welcomed the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he visited the school to speak at Assembly.
13 May 2019
This year, Spanish in Edgecliff has embarked on a new venture. After visiting a few schools in Spain the Pen Pals program came to life with ‘El Pilar’ school, located in the city of Valencia.
04 May 2019
First performed in 1947, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons tells the story of a family torn apart by competing values. Having already lost a son, a fighter pilot, in the Second World War, the Kellers struggle to know how to deal with their grief and move on – a predicament complicated by the fact that a terrible secret lurks in the background. As always with Miller, the noble ideals of America risk being overwhelmed by the harsh realities of commercialism.
A sterling performance in the Alastair Mackerras Theatre on Thursday 9, Friday 10 May 6:30pm and Saturday 11 May 7:30pm.
29 Apr 2019
The 1st and 2nd XI Football teams travelled to Spain in the April holidays, enjoying training sessions with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Valencia, Villareal, Barcelona and Espana football clubs. Each team played 4 matches, with the 1st XI earning 3 draws and 1 win, while the 2nd XI earned 1 loss, 1 draw and 2 wins.
12 Apr 2019
The traditional send-off for crews rowing in the Head of the River celebrates and acknowledges the intense preparation by the rowers.
Here are some highlights from 22 March at College Street.
02 Apr 2019
Christopher Lee (OS 2018) was selected to perform in the NESA Encore concert held earlier in the term at the Sydney Opera House. This concert features a selection of the best performances from the 2018 HSC Performance and Composition examinations. Chris performed the final movement from the Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor by Shostakovich which was from his Music Extension programme.
02 Apr 2019
Sydney Grammar School was again presented with the Most Outstanding Accredited School at the recent Presentation Ceremony of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) at the John Clancy Auditorium. This is the 25th time in 26 years in which Grammar has won this shield. Mr Gaske was there to accept the shield at the ceremony where other musicians who successfully passed their Associate and/or Licentiate examinations were also acknowledged.
01 Apr 2019
The 146th Sydney Grammar School Athletics Championships were held at Weigall on Wednesday 20 March under dubious skies but in good spirit. Thanks to Sam Duckworth (V), we have some photographs that capture the enthusiasm, participation, friendly banter and high levels of participation on the day. Ms Govers gets our appreciation for organising the event; a highly professional and well-organised gig. Off the back of their House Sports Day victory last November 2018, JKR once again reigned supreme, taking out first place in the point score.
26 Mar 2019
The 2018-19 season of rowing was capped off by the AAGPS Head of the River, at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith on March 23. This year’s regatta saw every Grammar crew record their fastest times. It was wonderful to see Grammar represented in nearly every race of the day; three Year 10 VIII’s, three IV’s and two VIII’s raced. The highlight of the day was definitely the 1st Year 10 VIII, who finished 2nd by a whisker behind Shore. Having said that, all crews raced with determination, and the boys should be congratulated for the manner in which they carried themselves.
Mr S Tong
21 Mar 2019
Although only eight weeks into term, on March 19 at the Term I Concert more than 200 of Grammar’s finest musicians presented a programme containing repertoire worthy of the world’s best concert halls. Excerpts from Mussorgsky’s evocative Pictures at an Exhibition and Mozart’s beautiful Requiem were amongst the masterpieces performed. Another highlight was the brilliant rendering of Brazilian composer's Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, featuring soloist Christian Fane, winner of Grammar’s 2018 Form V Instrumental Competition.
Mr P Gaske
Director of Music
21 Mar 2019
Simone Fraser has been our first Art Fellow at College Street for 2019, concluding in an exhibition of work titled, Touch. Fraser’s work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and many other regional galleries around the country – including public collections in NSW, Victoria, WA, South Australia and Queensland. To date she has had over 100 solo and group exhibitions and has been published widely. She has lectured extensively in many tertiary institutions including the National Art School in Sydney. Fraser was inducted into the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva) in 2018. Simone Fraser’s exhibition can be viewed at SGS College Street, Level 4 from Monday April 1 – Wednesday April 10 9.30am – 4.30pm (closed weekends).
06 Feb 2019
Sydney Grammar School invites you to attend a very special Jazz concert in the AMT on March 8 at 6.30pm. Sydney jazz great Dr Sandy Evans will perform with Stanley Street Big Band, Sydney Grammar School Big Band and Dr V’s Swing Thing. The second half of the concert will feature Australia’s premier world music band, Marsala.
Marsala has become something of an institution in Sydney. Attracting high-level musicians and people who really want to dance, Marsala pumps out the world: Dance music from Africa, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European gypsy music to Cuban salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes. Marsala brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. Their knowledge and understanding of various traditions sees ‘the world' presented in music.
Our very own Head of Jazz, Mr Vlad Khusid performs with Marsala!
Tickets are available from Saturday morning February 9 via Trybooking:
Prices: Adult $30, Concession $15
PR Gaske, Director of Music
04 Feb 2019
In December, sixteen Grammar rowers and two coxswains ventured to Lake Karapiro in New Zealand to test themselves in a different environment and a world-class setting. The boys were hosted by the St Peter’s School, members of the Cambridge (NZ) Rowing Club. The boys trained hard for four days before the start of races as an U17 VIII, an U17 IV and an U16 4x (quad scull). The U17 VIII performed extremely well in their heat to qualify for the A-final, finishing only one second behind SHORE. The Quad, consisting of Ben Wheen, Jack Sproats, Michael Campbell and Henry Gayst should be congratulated for their selection into two B-Finals. The IV faced tough weather conditions in their two races, and unfortunately did not perform as expected.
A week out from the start of the 2019 school year, the senior shed found themselves training night and day for seven days in Canberra. We were fortunate to be housed in cutting edge facilities at the Australian Institute of Sport. The boys were involved in numerous training programs using the Australian National University (ANU) sporting facilities, and ANU Boatshed on Lake Burley Griffin. This served as a great start for the build-up and intensity of the training, culminating in the The Head of the River.
26 Jan 2019
The Annual Tri Grammar Series was held in Brisbane from 14 - 20 January.The series included two T20 games and two, two day games. Melbourne Grammar School won “The Bat” and Brisbane Grammar School the T20 competition. There were some terrific individual performances by the Grammar boys and, as a result, four players were selected in the ‘Team of the Week’. They were Max Glen (IV), Ethan Kooner (IV), David Matthews (VI) and Jackson Watson (V).
Mr A Campbell
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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