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Tips for Distance Learning in Junior School

As parents, you are not expected to be full-time teachers. You are there to provide support and encouragement.  It is a different way of working for students and balancing interactions with live content and working at own pace is complex. Every boy is on a different learning journey and some may require explicit teaching of […]

Distance Learning in action

Distance Learning includes a mix of live and pre-recorded videos which provides structure and repetition. Here’s an example of David Eggleston filming a MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) lesson.    Afterwards, it’s great to see an equally organised and focused Andreas (Year 2) watching and encoding his words. Well done!

Pastoral Care in Distance Learning

This extended break from school affords the chance for staff and students to spend extra time with their families, and learn differently. The shift to our homes to work and learn unearths daily ‘gold’ for us all and I encourage you to find it. Students are checking in with their tutors twice a day and […]

Distance Learning Explained

Dr Swann hosted webinars for parents over two nights and talked about the teaching and learning principles behind distance learning, how the program is structured and the role parents can play while students are learning off-site. His key takeaways were that parents can assist by: helping the boys to maintain their physical and mental health […]

Distance Learning launches

In a first for Brighton Grammar, the School has moved to Distance Learning from 23 March, with boys and most staff working offsite. Much planning and preparation has gone into transferring our high impact relational teaching practices onto an online environment. The boys have responded enthusiastically, adapting and applying themselves to their distance learning tasks.

The Impact of online learning on schools

Earlier this year, the Headmaster was asked to give his thoughts alongside other School Heads across Melbourne on the adjustments to being back at school after our experience of distance learning during 2020. Below is an excerpt from the article.  “We’re a boys’ school, and boys respond well to routine. If there’s an interpersonal connection […]

Return to Outdoor Education

As parents and carers, there is a strong desire to see the boys disengage from technology for a little while, roam a little freer, and engage with expanded communities of peers. The BGS Outdoor Education programs provide a great avenue to achieve these outcomes and reconnect with people and land without the aid of digital […]

The power of student coaching

Lockdown and distance learning did not stop the coaching program from going ahead with Year 11 coaches linking up with Year 6 students online.   The connections built over the last six months were apparent in the Zoom coaching sessions, with lots of smiles on the faces of both age groups. Highlights included the opening […]

Katie is a Rising Star

Rising Stars are young up-and-coming leaders in the education sector (from Prep to Year 12) who, according to The Educator, demonstrate effective leadership, innovation and achievement in their career to date. Katie was nominated for her work last year as a Head of Years 7-8 and her ability to foster a high-performance learning environment amongst […]

Crowther Parent Videos

Parent Videos The Crowther Centre videos are relevant to parents at each section of the school, share some conversations and tips on staying focused and getting through lockdown with your son.  We would encourage you to view the following videos. Lower Primary  Parent chat with Alex (Prep mum) for Lower Primary Parents Distance Learning presentation by […]