Challenging boys to be their best
Brighton Grammar School aspires to provide for your son the best possible learning environment where a culture of achievement is embraced. We aim to give boys the opportunity to excel and maximise their potential in all aspects of life within the Senior School. We believe our diverse and numerous boy focussed programs to be first class.
We strive to ensure that when our boys leave the Senior School they are equipped to lead an engaged and meaningful life. They will be leaders in their community, willing to contribute to things bigger than themselves and capable of forming meaningful and lasting relationships. They will be ready to succeed in an ever changing world and to play their part in making the world a better place. In order to achieve this we offer a broad, liberal and contemporary education where boys are known and know that they belong and know they will be supported and cared for.
Boys are challenged to be the best they can be. They are encouraged to push boundaries, to contribute and to become involved in a diverse range of programs.
Our Staff have high expectations of the senior boys: we expect our boys to live their lives in line with the School’s four values - to have Passion, Respect, Integrity and Accountability in all that they do.
Building on the programs in the Junior and Middle Schools, there continues to be a strong emphasis on leadership and leadership training. Student leaders play an active role in the School undertaking such roles as assisting to run events, fundraise, welcoming guests, and attending many formalities.
At Brighton Grammar School we recognise the key role technology plays in learning today. From the beginning of 2012, every boy and teacher from Year 7 to Year 12 carries a mobile tablet allowing immediate access to the world wide web for research and information. Using tablets as a key learning tool has lightened the school bags as eBooks become more common place, encouraged collaborative learning with peers geographically close or far away, enhanced organisation and time management skills, and simply made learning more fun. Another important benefit is that valuable learning can now easily occur anytime anywhere!
Underpinning everything at the Senior School is a comprehensive pastoral care program which monitors and enhances each boy’s overall wellbeing. Each individual boy is known by staff and each boy knows he belongs.
Boys belong to one of six Houses where they belong to a small Tutorial Group within that House. This vertical structure allows for boys to mix with boys across the four year levels of the Senior School. Each boy is under the care of their House Tutor (a member of the Teaching Staff) and Head of House.
A boy’s progress in all aspects of school life is tracked within his Tutorial Group and House and further support is offered through the School Counsellors. Programs of personal development that are targeted at particular year levels are also a key part of the pastoral care that boys receive.
In addition programs such as Peer Counselling, Keys Please, Driver Education and Careers Education ensure boys are equipped and prepared for life beyond Brighton Grammar School. A positive working relationship between a boy and his family and his House is crucial for his success and wellbeing while at School.
We encourage our boys to be accountable for their learning. We want boys in the Senior School to be intrinsically motivated, to be self starters and to be self directed learners who are organised, diligent and who have a genuine love of learning. It is through the cooperation and collaboration of the teacher, the student and the home that the best learning outcomes are achieved.