Old Sydneians continue to reunite and rekindle their friendships, forged during their school years at Grammar.


New York drinks

On 21 June, the Headmaster had the pleasure of meeting around forty Old Sydneians at the National Arts Club in New York City. The event, which was hosted by Mr Ben Hartley (OS 1984) Executive Director of the Arts Club, gave our Old Boys the opportunity to reminisce and forge new friendships.

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Dr Richard Malpass with Mr Tom Vince (OS 2000)

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London gathering

Mr James Aitken (OS 1988), the Honorary Secretary of the OSU London branch, organised a group of around thirty Old Sydneians to meet with the Headmaster on 27 June. It was a very successful evening at one of the oldest pubs in London, The Footman, in Mayfair which has been in place since 1749.

OSU Annual Long Lunch

Mr Walter MacCallum and the OSU Committee organised a very successful lunch at the Royal Automobile Club on Thursday 25 August. Almost 100 Old Sydneians, aged from 20–87, mingled happily for several hours.

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Class of 1992 30-year reunion at Big School

1971 50-year reunion lunch

A delayed 50-year reunion for the class of 1971 was held at the Castlereagh Club in May. It was a very well attended event with over 60 Old Boys in attendance. Convenors: Sam Lamond, Craig Moran, Peter Middleton, Phil Garling, Carey McMahon and Steve Ward did a wonderful job organising an enjoyable event.

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Alumni Office

Ms Wendy Scotter has been the heart and soul of the Sydney Grammar School Alumni Office for twenty years. In 2023, she will be reducing her workload to two days a week and Ms Charlotte McColl, who has been working in Archives, will become a major contributor to the Alumni Department. Steve Gonski (OS 1975) will continue to provide assistance in liaising with Old Sydneians. Ms Sharon Ditmarsch, who has been a long-serving Economics master and Director of Timetable and Fixtures at Sydney Grammar School, has taken on a new position as Director of Community.

Upcoming Events

1962 60th Reunion Lunch
Friday 7 October, Weigall Pavilion

OSU Annual Golf Day
Wednesday 12 October, Coast Golf Club

1976 Delayed 45th Reunion Drinks
Saturday 15 October, Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

1960 and 1961 Delayed 60th Reunion Lunch
Thursday 20 October, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

1972 50th Reunion Dinner
Saturday 29 October, The Australian Club

2016 Delayed 5th Reunion
Saturday 29 October, The Lord Dudley Hotel

1982 40th Reunion Cocktail Party
Saturday 12 November, Big School

2012 10th Reunion Drinks
Saturday 12 November, The Keg and Brew Hotel

2010 Delayed 10th Reunion Drinks
Saturday 12 November, Shelbourne Hotel

1950-51-52 Annual Lunch
Wednesday 16 November, AMT Foyer College Street

2002 20th Reunion Drinks
Friday 25 November, The Bellevue Hotel

1991 Delayed 30th Reunion Cocktail Party
Saturday 26 November, Big School

2011 Delayed 10th Reunion
Saturday 3 December, The Bellevue Hotel

Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List

Officers (AO) in the General Division

Professor Guy Barrington Marks AO (OS 1974)
For distinguished service to respiratory medicine and research, and to tertiary education.

Members (AM) in the General Division

Philip Stuart Garling AM (OS 1971)
For significant service to the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors.

David Alexander McCredie AM OBE (OS 1996)
For significant service to Australia-United Kingdom business and trade relations.

Order of Australia Medals (OAM) in the General Division

The Late Dr Richard John Dunstan OAM (OS 1970)
For service to medicine as a paediatrician

Have your contact details changed?

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e-Newsletter, emailed every term, please contact the school’s Alumni Office at or call (02) 9332 5843