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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 […]

Coaching in Action

Our Year 10 students coached the Year 5 boys, and our Year 11s had their final coaching session with Year 6 students. These online activities have energised the younger and older students creating great links across the school. The Year 5 and Year 10 group played a game of Preferences, responding to questions like: Do […]

Helping boys become respectful men

A program on positive masculinity is having a positive impact on students’ wellbeing. Our mental health has a significant impact on our lives: how we interact with others every day, how we plan our life goals and how we deal with stress. Much has been written about toxic masculinity: amongst boys and men there are […]

F1 in schools

Members are BGS students James Mitchell (Year 11), Jenson Galvin (Year 10) and James Tan (Year 9) and past student Ayrton D’Alessandro (Year 10) who was a member at the state finals prior to moving to New Zealand. Each year, more than 17,000 schools in 51 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s […]

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 […]

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 […]