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Twenty Years of GSG

In June 2018, Great Southern Grammar celebrated the 20th anniversary of the school’s founding.

Commemorative events began with an exhibition of Great Southern Grammar's story, curated by Ms Annette Davis and open to the public in the foyer of the Albany Entertainment Centre from Monday 11 to Friday 16 June. The exhibition featured a timeline of Great Southern Grammar's development over the past 20 years, which we have reproduced digitally below.

In Term One of 2018, GSG Principal, Mr Mark Sawle, unveiled the 20-Year Anniversary logo, a stamp in the school colours featuring the rope and stars from the school crest. The logo, pictured at the top of the page, also incorporates the school’s brandline, Embark on a Journey of Discovery. It was used extensively in the lead-up to events celebrating of the foundation of the school in June this year.

On 15 June, Great Southern Grammar hosted parents and friends for the Foundation Day Assembly and a much-loved tradition, Running of the Flags. We chose this occasion to open the school’s new Multi-Purpose Sport Courts, officially unveiling them as the Tomlinson Courts in honour of Founder, Mr John Tomlinson. The school community offers thanks to the P&F for most generously supporting this important project.

The followed evening, 16 June, 190 guests celebrated the school’s rise to its current status as a leading regional independent school. Founders of the school shared stories, Music students and GSG alumni entertained, and we were served delightful canapés by Great Southern Grammar’s outstanding Hospitality students. To view photos from all commemorative events, please visit the following links:

To commemorate our early days, footage was shown featuring audio of interviews with many of those who assisted in the school's early years and video from the first ever assembly held at Great Southern Grammar's current campus, in Term One, 2000. The footage can be viewed below.

The convivial and collegial atmosphere of the gala underscored the foresight, wisdom and endeavour of those who, 20 years ago, raised Great Southern Grammar from the spark of an idea to a spacious, well-equipped 144-acre school with 750 students enrolled. We look forward to sharing with you the next 20 years at GSG, and endeavour to plan with wisdom equalling that of our forebears.

Thank you for helping GSG celebrate its 20-year journey. For more information on future commemorative events and projects, or to discover sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Community Relations, Ms Claire Hanson, via 9844 0475 or email[email protected]

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