I am absolutely thrilled to share that this year, a record 498 guests joined us at The Glasshouse, Melbourne, to celebrate our whole school Mother’s Day Lunch – Celebrating Women within our Community (below).

The day commenced with some wonderful speeches from Year 6 Grimwade House girls, who spoke about inspirational women and their contribution around the world. We were also fortunate to hear a heartfelt speech from Year 12 boarding student, Dudley Raurela, who spoke beautifully about his mother.

It was fabulous to see all our guests catching up with old friends as well as connecting with new ones. The wonderful buzz in the room was a true indicator of how much everyone enjoyed the day. What an incredible way to celebrate women within our Melbourne Grammar Community!

Save the Date:

Senior School Boy’s Big Breakfast – featuring Mark Skaife

Monday 4 September

Kate Anstee President, FOG Senior School & Executive


We have had a great year so far with cocktail evenings, coffee mornings, lunches, bubble soccer, lawn bowls, family picnics and many other events and activities that have brought our community together. We were delighted with the success of our Mothers’ Day stalls and our Tuckerbox Lunches. It was also wonderful to see so many Wadhurst families at the Wadhurst Family Breakfast. I thank the FOG committee, class representatives and parent helpers who assisted in all these events.

The next event in the FOG calendar is the Father/Son   Trivia Night to be held on Monday 28 August. The night is   a great opportunity for fathers and sons to get together for a fun night of pizza, games, trivia, and prizes. We hope to see you there!

Maria Pirpiris President, FOG  Wadhurst


The FOG Grimwade events and activities for 2017 have included a mixture of parent and parent/child events with great attendance and support from FOG members and volunteers.

Social highlights include the FOG Mothers Day’s lunch, new parent’s morning teas, and cocktail parties held in the Netley Gardens. Child focused events such as the annual Year 3 Father/Special Friend and Child Night provided plenty of fun, whilst the annual Mother’s Day stall was almost a sell out with children from Prep to Year 6 finding some unique gifts to suit their tastes (and hopefully their mothers!)

Middle Primary Music Assembly performers and guests appreciated the class representatives providing a sumptuous afternoon tea for families and friends following the concert, and Term II concluded with a thank you morning tea for the parent volunteers and teachers who assisted with this year’s Year 6 production Disney’s Peter Pan Jnr.

Sarah Sefton President, FOG Grimwade  House