Join us as we celebrate Toowoomba Grammar School's 150th anniversary in 2025

2025 marks the Toowoomba Grammar School sesquicentenary - our 150th anniversary.

Created by the community for the community in 1875, TGS was founded to ensure that families have access to a high quality, holistic education for their sons within a welcoming environment that understands their needs. For generations we have developed boys to be ready for lives of meaning and success.

Since the laying of the foundation stone, the School has sought to grow and build our students to succeed - to succeed in their chosen careers, to succeed as sons, partners and parents and to succeed as leaders in their community and beyond.

What's on in 2024

Date Event
Monday, 6 May
Sundowners with TGS Old Boy, Charlie Mort (1979-1983), at Beef Australia (Rockhampton)
Monday, 5 August
Grammar 150 video launch

What's on in 2025

Date Event
Friday, 24 January
Launch of the TGS history book written by Mr Peter Hauser
Tuesday, 28 January
Headmaster's welcome drinks
Saturday, 22 February
"Across All Boarders" luncheon
Saturday, 8 March
Women of Grammar lunch
Friday, 28 March - Sunday, 30 March
Grammar Art Show
Thursday, 24 April
ANZAC Day service and Senior School Grandparents' Day
Tuesday, 5 August
Opening of the time capsule
Friday, 15 August - Sunday, 17 August
Old Boys' reunion weekend
Saturday, 16 August
O'Callaghan Cup - Grammar Downlands rugby match
Friday, 17 October
Reinternment of the time capsule
Saturday, 8 November
Grammar 150 gala ball

Further details and additional events will be published in due course. We hope you can join us for some of these events to help us celebrate in style.

Celebrating past milestones

1975 - Centenary of laying the foundation stone

Dr Rupert Goodman, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Queensland wrote the School's official history, A Centenary History.

The Centenary Ball was held at the Toowoomba Indoor Bowls Hall on Friday, 1 August with 768 guests.

Prior to the Centenary Week in August, the Centenary School Dinner was held in the Assembly Hall for 585 people including the Governor of Queensland.

A tree planting ceremony was held on Monday, 4 August where 100 trees were planted in the grounds by the boys of the School to honour the centenary.

Interesting fact: the School's tuition and boarding fees were $230 and $360 a term respectively for a three-term year.
Interesting fact: in March, colour television broadcasts first commenced in Australia.

2000 - 125th anniversary of laying the foundation stone

A formal black-tie dinner was held in the Assembly Hall and was hosted by Old Boy, Mr Alan Belford Jones AO (TGS 1955-1958).

A Brisbane Girls Grammar (also celebrating their 125th anniversary) cricket team played the TGS First XI.

A history of the School, Still Playing The Game, authored by former staff member, Mr John Keeble Winn, was published and launched by Mr Alan Jones AO.

Interesting fact: the population of Toowoomba at the commencement of the new decade was approximately 90,000 residents.