Australia is undoubtedly a fantastic place to live and learn. It’s a culturally and geographically diverse country, rich with colour and ethnicity and a unanimous positive attitude! It has one of the highest standards of living in the world, and boasts a strong, international reputation for educational excellence. Geelong Grammar School is Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school. The school opened in 1855 as a private Anglican venture in temporary premises. That very first term, the school was home to just twenty-two pupils. Now, the school caters to 1,500 girls and boys from pre-school through to year 12. As you can probably imagine; a lot has happened in the 160 years since the school first opened, and Geelong Grammar has seen many a student come and go…and now, it boasts a number of extremely famous alumni!
click here to the link: 5 Famous people who went to Geelong Grammar
5. John Gorton, Politician
So, not only have you got international monarchs and TV royalty on the list of Geelong’s infamous graduates; you’ve also got one of Australia’s most notorious Prime Ministers. John Grey Gorton was born in 1911. His early years were spent with his mother’s parents in Port Melbourne, as his parents were constantly on business trips to Sydney, New Zealand and England. They settled down in Sydney in 1916, and five year old John was enrolled at Edgecliff Preparatory School. He later attended Headford College, before boarding at Shore, the Sydney Church of England Grammar School.
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In 1965, Vlad Mosmondor was commissioned to produce a scultpture, made from fibre glass.