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In the Middle School, we are currently focusing on the power of feedback and other Wellbeing Fitness Challenges, including leadership. This focus is especially important as the boys complete their academic program and begin to prepare for examinations. During adolescence, the boys’ capacities to stay focused on the job at hand and ignore distractions are […]

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Four trunks sit at the base of the Oak in the Senior School. These trunks have come to represent a place at the heart of the school where we can store a hope, wish or ambition. They are a daily visible reminder of something that might help us grow. As part of the Legacy Project, […]

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Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows … You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep […]

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We all understand how important it is for boys to have a positive male role model. Last Thursday night, we celebrated the dads in our ELC. After an exciting lead-up to the evening, by the time fathers and sons arrived at 5.30pm, the Centre was buzzing. The dads were invited to share in a mindfulness […]

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On Sunday 20 August, 18 Year 9 Sea Change students flew out of Melbourne, and out of their comfort zones, for a week of activities on the mid-north coast of NSW. It may sound idyllic – perfect late-winter weather, migrating whales, dolphin pods and an abundance of bird life – but, in between some great […]

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Jack Carlson (Year 12) is one of six BGS students donating their time to ‘Paint Your Case for a Cause’. The event, organised by the Magical Getaway Foundation in collaboration with our School, is raising awareness that 1 in 3 Aussie kids have never been on a holiday – not even a weekend away. The […]

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The Legacy Project is the main leadership initiative in the Senior School. Throughout this year the student leadership group has been working with international best-selling author James Kerr (Legacy: 15 Lessons in Leadership). The Project aims to foster a school culture based around the principles of high performance (using organisations like Team Britain, the All […]

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Last week, the Year 7 boys heard from two special guests: Jamie Howden from the Cathy Freeman Foundation and Sally Treacy from Projec10. Jamie is a BGS Old Boy and CEO of the Cathy Freeman Foundation. He described what he remembers about life in the Middle School and what inspired him to become involved in […]

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At the Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Morning last week, the Lower Primary boys played host, serving their guests a delicious morning tea. The Year 2s, who have been working on vocabulary building, knew that some of their grandparents loved crossword puzzles – so we brought out the puzzles and pencils! Much discussion and a lot […]

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Wayne Schwass, the former AFL footballer who lived with depression for 12 years in silence, was very positive about BGS and our attempts to deal with the tough issues at last week’s BGS parent seminar on mental illness. He started his presentation by declaring: “You are lucky. This school gets it. Yes, this school gets […]

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