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Return to school transition tips

From a social aspect, he may be feeling excited about reconnecting face-to-face with his peers, but he may have some reservations about how some friendships may have changed. Academically, your son may also be feeling overwhelmed about returning to a more formalised learning style after months spent learning in a more relaxed environment. Here are […]

End-of-year time management

This week’s Melbourne Cup Weekend marks, for me, the start of the run home as we hurtle towards our 7 December completion. So much happens between our return to School next Wednesday and the first week of December that our boys have little choice but to be alert to ‘the little things’. I invite Middle […]

Respect for First Nations people and culture

Acknowledgement Brighton Grammar School acknowledges that our school is on Country of the people of the Kulin Nations. We wish to honour the sovereignty and connection to Country of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to their Traditional Custodians and Elders past and present. Wominjeka Our RAP and strategy – Under Construction […]

Words of wisdom from celebrated Old Boys

Peter Harvie (OB 1957) These are strange times, in uncharted seas. Yet opportunities exist and sometimes are magnified in challenging social and economic environments. These times will pass but you should not wait until easier times to put your personal targets (and often dreams) into practice. Above all, look after your families, your friends and […]

Warm welcome to Secondary School

A total of 159 Year 7 boys arrived at School on 30 January bearing gifts, well more like boxes of books and bellies of nerves. I’d like to pull the curtain back and give parents an insight into what unfolded on your son’s first day in the Secondary School.  The boys were met by their […]

First Horizon Program

The inaugural Year 10 First Horizon Program marks the transition of our boys into emerging young men. It is a celebration for our community that honours the boys’ achievements and encourages them to create their own unique vision for their future. Our Year 10 families met under the oak tree to see off the 85 […]

Indigenous School’s visit to BGS

Students from Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) experienced a day at BGS, ably guided by Cecil and Calvin (Year 8).  The boys had a kick on the Crowther Oval, met with our Head of Secondary School, Dr Horton, created colourful slime in Science with Mr Hollingsworth and undertook a conditioning circuit in Annandale Gym to […]

Have a crack!

At the Year 12 Prize Giving Assembly a few weeks ago, high-performing students in Years 11 and 12 were awarded books by School Council Chairman Peter Ickeringill and addressed by Gary McPhee, who has taught at BGS since 1985 (when there was only one female member on the Senior School academic staff!) Gary marvelled at […]

Assembly Dreamtime

Ancient cultures collided during this week’s Middle School assembly. Before the Year 8s displayed their martial arts practice (see here), Brady Cooper, from the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS), spoke about Indigenous history and culture in Australia. He also introduced the origins of NAIDOC Week (which will be celebrated nationally during the school holidays between July […]