Home Edition 137, October 2021

Edition 137, October 2021

From the Headmaster

There are numerous people in our School community who are the very best at what they do, and this is often underpinned by a highly competitive spirit. This level of motivation to succeed varies across individuals but it invariably works best when it goes hand in hand with a strong focus on collaboration and a respect for others.

Excellence and Achievement

The passion and persistence of our fifth Gold Medallist

“My Olympic dream came to life at Grimwade,” says Jessica Morrison, who has faced multiple setbacks on her path to a Gold Medal.

Premier’s Award success

Six current and former students achieve one of the highest academic pinnacles.

2021 Hockey premiership

Congratulations to the First XI Hockey team on their 2021 success.


Finding connection in a fractured time

As a boarding family, the Smiths have had to adapt many times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and find new opportunities to give and receive support.

New Head of Wadhurst appointed

Anna-Louise Simpson will commence as Head of Wadhurst in January 2022.

Flack Park, sanctuary in the city

The latest custodian of Edwin Flack Park is using her knowledge and initiative to create a habitat corridor for Melbourne’s fauna.

A scholarship history that spans generations

Eighty years after his death, Edwin Flack’s generosity is still having a positive impact on Melbourne Grammar students, their broader community, and the world at large.

Old Melburnians giving back

Baillieu and Brumby share leadership perspectives

While their political views may have differed at times, two former Victorian Premiers trace many of their shared values back to their time at our School.

Exploring new leadership models with an industry pioneer

Cruise industry innovator Ted Blamey returned to Melbourne Grammar this year with questions that prompted students to explore their own approach to leadership and personal values.

A new approach to career planning

Old Melburnians recently shared their career experiences and stories in a virtual careers event for students.


We encourage Old Melburnians to stay in touch through:
– OMLink
– Reunions, OM Journeys and other events

Learning During Lockdown

Confidence, resilience and new friendships

Even though performances are paused, preparing to go on stage has been a transformative experience for our Year 6 and 7 drama students.

Science Week: different by design

Staging Science Week during a COVID-19 lockdown led to new approaches and mindsets.

Walk for Women sparks a broader conversation

Undeterred by changing restrictions, student organisers found new ways to make this year’s Walk for Women as significant as any other.

Music concerts continue during lockdown

Performance in front of an audience is an important aspect of a musician's education.

History and Recollections