I am delighted to share the news that Melbourne Grammar School has successfully met the ambitious $15 million goal of the New World of Teaching and Learning fundraising campaign. These funds are being used to support the delivery of the $34 million state-of-the-art Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub. With the opening to occur early next year, this building will affect the education of thousands of students, helping to prepare them for a changing world of work.
Almost 600 donors from our community contributed to this achievement. I thank the many parents, Old Melburnians, and friends who gave so generously, enabling the School to re-imagine Science and Technology education.
It is through the direction and leadership of a group of passionate, hardworking volunteers that the culture of philanthropy continues to grow at Melbourne Grammar School.
After more than 19 years as a member of the Melbourne Grammar School Foundation Board, and President since 2000, Mr Lloyd Thomas resigned from the Foundation Board at its Annual Meeting in April 2017. His unswerving energy, commitment and leadership have been outstanding throughout his tenure, and his financial contributions continue to aid the School in many ways. We are fortunate that Mr Thomas will continue as Deputy Chairman of the Melbourne Grammar School Council.
Mr Philip Solomon QC (OM 1986) is the new President of the Melbourne Grammar School Foundation Board. As a former President of the Old Melburnians, current parent, and Foundation Board member since 2009, Mr Solomon brings a unique perspective to the role. His strategic guidance on philanthropic endeavours will be invaluable, as is the work of all members of the Foundation Board and its sub-committees.
Roy Kelley Headmaster