As the new Director of Advancement and Admissions, I am delighted to welcome you to this edition of Grammar News and, in particular, to its theme – ‘a sense of community’.
‘A sense of community’ is central to the School’s revised Mission, Vision and Values statements, which were published at the beginning of Term 1. They clearly articulate the School’s motivations, aspirations and priorities now and into the future. In their respective columns, the Chairman of Council and the Headmaster provide some valuable insights and background to the statements. I encourage you to take particular note of their articles.
'A sense of community' is also reflective of the collective sense of identity that we enjoy at MGS. Whether as students, staff members or through the activities of the Friends of Grammar, The Old Melburnians and The Foundation, we are each an important part of a larger, vibrant whole. This collective sense of identity and purpose is never more apparent than when the School embarks on a major educational initiative. Such is the case with the launch of the capital campaign to support the School's exciting new Science & Technology Hub. Incorporating the very latest advances in education, the Hub will usher in a 'new world of teaching and learning' for senior science and technology students.
All these stories and more are covered in this edition of Grammar News. I hope you enjoy it.
Andrew Boyd Director of Advancement & Admissions