Home Edition 140, July 2022

Edition 140, July 2022

From the Chair of Council and the Headmaster

We are delighted to present Towards 2030 which sets out Melbourne Grammar School’s strategic intentions. We believe it is a confident response to the changing nature of the world around us and it builds on the essence of Melbourne Grammar: the pursuit of excellence in all its forms.

Excellence and Achievement

Family and community drive Geelong star’s success

Geelong full-forward Tom Hawkins knows success comes in many forms, and that behind each achievement is the effort of a whole community.

New accolades for 2021 VCE students

Five exceptional students have been recognised for their academic excellence through the Premier's VCE Awards.

Finding success by following a craving

Natasha Chiam’s entrepreneurial spirit has taken her from market stall owner to leader of an international brand.

Rowing success

Congratulations to our rowers - past and present - on their continued success.

2022 Queen’s Birthday honours

Congratulations to the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honour recipients from the Melbourne Grammar School community.

Balancing change and tradition over two decades

After 22 years of service, John Jesson retires with a legacy that spans many of our School’s most significant projects, and a reputation for leading by example.


Why Latin and the Classics still matter

The benefits of studying these subjects goes far beyond knowing the facts of ancient history.

A new view of innovation and success

A new Senior School elective is challenging students to think beyond traditional definitions of entrepreneurship.

A more inclusive view of leadership

As a School, our concept of leadership is always evolving to recognise the contribution each individual can make.

Building empathy and resilience at Wadhurst

Wadhurst teachers and students are finding new ways to bring the ideas behind restorative practices into their campus relationships.


A constant during periods of change

Change can be daunting at the best of times. Not long after a global pandemic, we are facing a new political landscape, an energy...

Meet The Old Melburnians Council members

Meet the volunteers helping Old Melburnians to 'connect and grow'.

Old Melburnian clubs welcome new members

Joining an Old Melburnian Club is a great way for Old Melburnians to connect with others who have similar interests.

2022 Old Melburnian reunions

View images from 2022 Old Melburnians reunions here.


Classics and Latin at Melbourne Grammar

An overview of the history of teaching these important subjects at the School.

Connection and support across generations

The story of Ross House is one defined by intergenerational connection, friendship and support.

A gift of care and affection

Harold Down was the second Principal of Grimwade House. Pierre Gorman (OM 1942) was one of his students. Here is their story.


An open-minded view on spiritual connection

Our first Chaplain with Indigenous heritage at Grimwade House, Rev'd Helen Dwyer, is looking forward to welcoming students and families of all spiritual understandings.

Community service shapes deeper understanding

Students involved in our Values in Action program gain new perspectives, while giving to others.

A commitment to understanding and change

Reconciliation Week highlights our ongoing support for reconciliation across Australia.

A timetable change leads to new opportunities for learning

Students and staff are collaborating in a new seminar program.

A new classmate brings more joy to Grimwade

Grimwade House welcomes a new, four-legged friend.

You are invited to a special event

Please join our talented musicians as they perform in venues around Victoria during December 2022.

Students make their mark on Motor Works

Our latest artist-in-residence is a large-scale mural expert who worked with students to transform an entire Melbourne Grammar building.

Tut, Tut! was great, great!

The Year 6 production shone with vibrancy and energy. Well done to the cast and crew.