Grammar eNews | February 2018 | Headmasters Message

​​​​​​​​​Launching BGS150 Celebrations


The official launch of our BGS150 celebrations is upon us. As a symbol of our 150-year history and synergy with the community of Brisbane, this week the Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge will be lit up in Brisbane Grammar School's renowned light dark blue colours from tonight. The Story Bridge is representative of BGS' connection to Brisbane, named after prominent Old Boy John Douglas Story, who after graduating from BGS went on to become a distinguished Queensland public servant.​

The theme for our 150-year anniversary is Celebrating our Community and throughout 2018 we will host a number of events that do just that. I encourage you to join us as we reflect on and celebrate our successes as a community over 150 years. The response to our BGS150 Gala Dinner on Saturday 3 March has been overwhelming, with tickets sold out and over 700 people set to enjoy a wonderful evening at City Hall. Other opportunities for our community to reconnect with BGS are included in this edition, including our 150 Years of BGS Sport and Community event on 7 September.

As well as looking ahead to BGS Foundation Day this Friday, this Grammar eNews edition takes a look back at our incredible partnership with ANZ Bank that stretches back to our beginnings; acknowledges the BGS community members honoured on Australia Day; features an enlightening Q&A with Old Boy and now-retired rugby great Stephen Moore; offers an update on the revitalisation of the War Memorial Gardens and Library; and reveals the Class of 2017 academic results and early graduate outcomes.​

I also draw your attention to the summer 2018 edition of Grammar News, available online here.

Anthony Micallef
Headmaster​