November 2011 - Ipswich Grammar School

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November 2011 - Ipswich Grammar School

IPSWICH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

OLD BOYS’ ASSOCIATION

NOVEMBER 2011

OBA COUNCIL

President

Bob Adcock

Vice President/Treasurer

Greg Whitehead

Secretary

Russell Brockman

Registrar

John Edmondson

Assistant Registrar

Eric Clarke

School Liaison Officer

Oliver Hughes

CONTACTS

Email

oldboys@ipswichgrammar.com

Online

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Phone

(07) 3813 9600

Fax

(07) 3280 1311

Post

Ipswich Grammar School

Old Boys’ Association

Locked Bag 6000

North Ipswich Q 4305

Ipswich Grammar School has

honoured former student,

teacher and cricket coach Earle

Williams with the naming of the

Earle Williams Literacy Centre.

The $2.5 million building was

officially unveiled in October.

It features a library, assembly

area and multipurpose

classrooms for students from

Prep to Year 6.

IGS Headmaster Robert

Henderson said he was proud

to recognise Mr Williams’

contribution to Ipswich Grammar.

“So many Old Boys have a

favourite Earle Williams’ story,”

he said.

“It is important that these

stories are passed on to younger

Brenda Williams,

widow of former

student and

respected teacher

and cricket coach

Earle Williams,

with IGS Head

of Junior School

David Macknish,

Headmaster Robert

Henderson and

Ipswich City

Councillor Andrew

Antoniolli.

Photo: Danny Breen

WILLIAMS HONOURED

generations so that we can honour

the great people in our history.”

Mr Williams was a member of

the First XI from 1937 to 1941,

scoring five centuries including

217 not out.

He returned to Ipswich

Grammar as Assistant Master

and coached the First XI to

premierships in 1957, 1958, 1968,

1969 and 1975.

In the classroom, he taught

geography, maths, history and

citizenship during his 32 years at

the school.

Mr Williams passed away in

March this year.

His wife, Brenda, attended the

official literacy centre opening at

the school.

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MARATHON MATT TAKES ON NYC

Five-time Ipswich Grammar School Cross Country Champion and 1994 Old Boy Matt Casos shares

his experience from this month’s 42km New York City Marathon...

Sunday, 6 November began with

a bus ride to the start at 5.30am.

With 48,000 runners all going to

the same place it was a long wait,

but we were well looked after.

The starting gun was fired at

9.40am and I had a great getaway

being on the eighth row.

The weather was perfect, not

a cloud in the sky, and it wasn’t

long and we had passed from

Staten Island into the second

borough, Brooklyn.

The atmosphere was

incredible. I literally had to hold

myself back from running too

fast as the music and crowd

were deafening.

I went through the 10km mark

at exactly the pace I wanted to

run and felt good.

We then ran through the third

New York borough, Queens,

and again the crowd was so

loud I kept saying to compose

myself and run to plan.

I passed through halfway in

one hour and 25 minutes, dead

on track.

We climbed over the

Queensborough Bridge, into

Manhattan and onto First Avenue.

The crowd was incredible,

lining both sides of the avenue.

I went through 25km still on

track, but not feeling as flash as

a few kilometres earlier.

We past a banana aid station

and got some energy gel tables

and I felt good again shortly after.

I hit the 20 mile mark (32km) in

two hours and four minutes, which

Old Boy Matt Casos crosses the finish line at the New York City Marathon.

was my target, as we entered the

final borough, the Bronx.

The last six miles (10km) were

tough and the New Yorkers

were unbelievable in support.

I was cramping badly at this

stage and had to stop a few

times to stretch. The goal now

was just to finish.

The course wound into Central

Park and mile 24 was slightly

uphill for hundreds of meters.

I just kept thinking about

that finish line and was so

determined not to give in.

Mile 26 took forever – I knew

this part well having run it early

in the week.

It was great to see my family

in the front row on the finish

line and my partner Laurelle

handed me a huge Aussie flag to

finish with.

I crossed the line in 1,685th

position in a time of 3.06.14.

Not in my wildest dreams did

I ever think I would one day

run the NYC Marathon. Now I

know exactly what it feels like.

The legs are sore and the blisters

will heal, but this experience will

never be forgotten.

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Queensland Bulls young gun Cameron Gannon returned to Ipswich for the annual OBA Cricket Day in January this year.

GANNON RUNNING WITH BULLS

Click on the links or copy and

paste them into your internet

browser to see who has been

making headlines.

• Grissell in with a shot at

Brazil, The Queensland Times,

November 16

http://tinyurl.com/6llox5j

• Watson rips through Proteas,

ABC Online, November 11

http://tinyurl.com/buzltor

• Albert’s fat winner’s cheque,

The Queensland Times,

November 9

http://tinyurl.com/bv3sy2k

• Gannon fires in west, The

Queensland Times, November 8

http://tinyurl.com/bmvrzul

• Star performer takes five

prizes, The Ipswich Advertiser,

November 6

http://tinyurl.com/8a2rlxs

• Late call-up delivers Mark

Zahra the Emirates Stakes on

Albert The Fat, The Herald Sun,

November 5

http://tinyurl.com/7h8n5nd

• Spirit hoists squad to win, The

Queensland Times, November 1

http://tinyurl.com/7kyap3u

• Success far from Pye in the

sky, The Queensland Times,

November 1

http://tinyurl.com/7g9wdd6

• City turns red for Daniel, The

Queensland Times, October 29

http://tinyurl.com/6pg3ft2

• Matt’s tartan track dream, The

Queensland Times, October 29

http://tinyurl.com/7u7fuv8

• How tragedy inspired poetry,

The Queensland Times, October 25

http://tinyurl.com/86vluxx

Ipswich Grammar School

student Adam Wilson wants to

reach the top of rowing, Ipswich

News, October 25

http://tinyurl.com/6tf2gee

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IPSWICH GRAMMAR SCHOOL SESQUICENTENARY PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRE

Name:_____________________________________________________________

Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone number :___________________________________

Email address: ___________________________________

Attended IGS from _______ to ________ as a boarder/day boy (delete as applicable).

What is your earliest memory of IGS?

Please describe any significant/interesting memories of being in the classroom (eg topics you studied, books you

used, classroom equipment, humorous incidents etc):

Please describe any memories relating to particular teachers:

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Please describe any memories relating to your classmates/peers:

Please describe any memories relating to sports or extra-curricula activities:

If you were a boarder, what was boarding life like? Were you homesick? What was the food like? What were the

facilities/accommodation like?

Finally, what does being an IGS Old Boy mean to you?

Thank you very much for completing this questionnaire; your time is greatly appreciated. Please sign the consent note

below and return the form to Sophie Church at Ipswich Grammar School, Locked Mailbag 6000, North Ipswich 4305.

I, _____________________________________ understand that the information I have provided on this questionnaire

will be held by Ipswich Grammar School. It will not be passed on to third parties but may be used for publication

purposes by Ipswich Grammar School. I assign all rights in the material provided on this questionnaire to Ipswich

Grammar School.

Signed: _____________________________________

Date:____________________________

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RAISE YOUR GLASS

AND CELEBRATE HISTORY

OLD BOYS’ 150 WINE

HARSLETT FARMS

Tawny Port presented in a wooden box

with the Old Boys’ and 150th anniversary

logos printed on a Perspex front.

Limited edition of 500 bottles.

$55

One bottle of award winning 2007

Chardonnay and one bottle of 2003

Cab Sauv with commemorative labels.

Limited edition of 1,000 twin packs.

$35

Six bottles of 2006 Chardonnay or 2004

Cab Sauv with commemorative labels.

Red $75 White $75

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