Welcome back to all our families. What a fantastic start to the term we have had at Grammar. The students across the School have returned with energy and zest. I would like to thank our students who represented the School at the Launceston City Service for their attendance and support of this important occasion. At school we honoured the sacrifice of those who have served and each of our three services recognised the importance of the freedoms that we enjoy.
As a school with a strong connection to service in the armed forces, it was timely that on the 18 April at a small service, we celebrated the centenary of the laying of the Foundation Stone for the first building at the Senior School campus at Mowbray. The laying of the Foundation Stone was on what the Examiner described as “a glorious day and an important milestone in the progress of the state”. It was the realisation of the hopes, the crowning success and the ceaseless efforts of our 9th Headmaster, Rev’d John Walter Bethune, the Trustees and the Old Boys of the school. A great new structure that would be a fitting memorial to the 100 Old Scholars who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War.
I am excited for all of the events and special experiences that our Junior School students will participate in this term. Importantly, the opening of the play areas and the development of our green spaces will be a highlight in the lead up to Foundation Day. I am also looking forward to the Launceston Competitions and wish our students well. I have been privileged to see several rehearsals and I know our students will give it their best. If you have the opportunity to attend AGFEST we look forward to you dropping into the Grammar site!
Wishing all of our Grammar families a wonderful weekend.