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One of BGS’s beloved mums, Rose Voutsas-Mennie, passed away as a result of cancer on 1 November 2017, aged 49. Her two sons, Nicholas Mennie (Year 12) and Stephen Mennie (OB 2014) pay tribute. Nicholas I am very fortunate to have had the privilege of spending so much time with my mum. She always spoke […]

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Last Friday evening, the Crowther sported 60 inviting tents as 110 participants (Year 4 boys, their parent/mentor and staff) gathered for the second annual Young Warriors’ Camp. The aim of the camp is to help boys feel secure, connected to family, and valued in a way that has a direct impact on their wellbeing. The […]

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On the weekend of 28–29 October, a team of Year 6 boys, staff and families participated in the Murrumbeena Relay for Life held at Duncan McKinnon Reserve. The event ran for 24 hours and members of the team ran, jogged and walked around the track nonstop to raise money for cancer research and to support […]

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Dr Arne Rubinstein facilitated a High Tea for Year 8 boys and their mothers last week. The aim was to strengthen the bond between these young men and their mums, but it was clear from the beginning that these bonds are already strong in very beautiful ways. Perhaps the real purpose – and Arne’s dexterity […]

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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 […]

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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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