Grammar News August 2017 | Melbourne Grammar School

Grammar News August 2017

Welcome to the 123rd edition of Grammar News.

The theme of this issue is one of the School values – ‘spirituality’. I speak with Dr Felicity McCutcheon who presents a compelling picture of the nature of spirituality. Rev’d Hans Christiansen highlights the role of the Chapel at Melbourne Grammar School and three Senior School students reveal what their faith means to them. In addition, Rev’d William Peacock explains the importance of education in spirituality at Grimwade House.

The edition includes a mini-feature on rugby at Melbourne Grammar and an exploration of the benefits of the School’s Artist-in-Residence programme. You will find a lovely story under Community News where we respond to a question about Houses from Mr Richard Bruce (OM 1952). Jack Wappett, President of the Gay Straight Alliance, has contributed an article about Pride Week. There is news from our community and from the School, Old Melburnian profiles and more.

I hope you enjoy reading this magazine.

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Wendy Lawler Editor

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