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2018 Dr George Fielding Awards

A special honour for a number of our Year 12 students who have shown consistent work ethic from Years 8 to 12.

An incredible forty boys were presented with the prestigious Dr George Fielding Award for receiving either Pro Summa Diligentia or Pro Diligentia Awards for a minimum of 75% of their time in the Senior School. That’s a minimum of eight Diligentia awards presented to each of those boys during their time in Senior School.

Dr George Fielding attended Toowoomba Grammar School from 1944-48. He was appointed Senior Prefect at Toowoomba Grammar School in mid 1947 when the then Senior Prefect left the School. George Fielding was also the Senior Prefect the following year, 1948.

He then took up studies in medicine at the University of Queensland. He trained in the UK for a number of years and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, in 1959 and received his Fellowship to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1963.

Dr Fielding was one of the first surgeons to work at the Wesley Hospital that opened in 1977 and was instrumental in creating the Wesley Breast Clinic.

He was President and Examiner of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and in 1989 received a medal from the College for his service to the College.

In the 1996 Australia Day Honours List, Dr Fielding was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for “service to Medicine, particularly as a surgeon”.

Relevant to this particular Toowoomba Grammar School award, Dr George Fielding clearly demonstrated application and diligence throughout his life. In addition to his application and diligence to his medical career, Dr Fielding also showed great diligence by returning to tertiary study when he was aged in his late 60’s. In this regard Dr Fielding completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Double Major in History.

The School is extremely proud to have Dr George Fielding as a distinguished Old Boy.