Category: Around the school

In the UC library this week, we celebrated a significant event for all women across the globe – International Women’s Day. Books about women who have contributed to the world were displayed in the library for us to explore. We also found out many famous men and women who support the rights of women and […]

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The first major trophy of the year, the House Swimming Cup, has been won by Rofe House, for the second year in a row. Our two values for 2020 are Passion and Participation, and the Rofe boys certainly brought both on the day! Proudly holding the cup above are, from left, Jordan Segar (Vice-Captain), Mr […]

In February, Brighton Grammar welcomed a group from the Association of Danish School Students (Danske Skoleelever). The aim of the group’s 14-day tour was to examine student voice in Australian schools.  The students heard from various staff about student leadership roles, as well as student-led initiatives such as the Legacy Project, to programs such as […]

It’s been a big day across the School. For many it’s been a day of firsts. The first day of School, the first day of Secondary School. Though it often takes more than a bit of nudging to get the boys to talk about their day, it has been with consideration, planning and warmth that […]

It is a joy to watch the Year 11 student coaches and Year 6 coachees engage in deep conversation as they make their way from Chapel at St. Andrew’s to the Wellbeing Centre on Fridays.  After some familiarisation activities early this term, the student coaches have led their coachee through conversations to establish a personal […]

There is something wonderful about multiple generations attending the same school. When you arrive on your first day as a second, third or fourth generation BGS student, there is already an affinity with the place, knowing that family members have gone before you. You’ve heard stories, you know what house they were in. It’s a […]

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Last Thursday 14 February was St Valentine’s Day, and the Secondary School celebrated with Library Lovers’ Day. Staff and students were invited to have a blind date with a book. Books were wrapped in brown paper and students and staff were asked to borrow by reading the blurb without unwrapping it until they got home. Hopefully, […]

For the Centenary of Armistice, we were privileged to have Bob Elworthy AM (President of the Victorian Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia) give the address at the Remembrance Day Chapel. He spoke of honouring the dead while still fighting for the living. He encouraged everyone to reach out and touch a name […]

The annual BGS vs Firbank Grammar Prefects’ Netball game was as entertaining as ever this year. Firbank’s superior netball skills were evident and even the boys’ skirts weren’t enough to get them over the line. Congratulations on the win, Firbank, and well done to players and spectators alike for the wonderful spirit of the game.

This weekend the BGS 1st XVIII will play Melbourne Grammar School and to celebratie the LGBT community with our second annual APS Pride game. It is brave to show your feelings in any situation even more so with whom you love when you know it may be met with adversity from your community. Our school […]