Category: Community

Last Friday evening saw BGS Old Boy Charlie Carrington award-winning chef and owner of Atlas restaurant hit the virtual stage as special guest for the Year 7 Virtual Social Evening.     Thank you Charlie for an entertaining evening.      

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On Wednesday the Secondary School held a Father’s Day virtual Coffee and Chat hosted by Dr Rachel Horton with special guests Jack Clarkson (School Captain) and dad (John), along with Craig (Year 12) and Brad Marais (School Captain 2018) and dad (Rob).   Recalling memories and talking about family and the importance of listening and […]

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Earlier this year, we ran a Bushfire Appeal raising funds for classroom and community equipment at Clifton Creek Primary School. CCPS have sent our community a big thank you, along with an invitation to BGS to visit one day, something we’re sure the boys would like to take up in the hopefully not too distant […]

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Six boys from Year 7-12, and four staff members took up the challenge to sleep outdoors for this year’s Winter Appeal. While in their Zoom chat during the evening they were visited by the Headmaster who told them he would match all their donations – doubling their efforts. Thanks Ross! And a big thanks to […]

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We are excited to announce that our BGS Business Directory now features over 150 businesses owned and operated by current and past parents, Old Boys and friends of BGS. Stage 4 restrictions have had a great impact on these businesses and we encourage you to search through the Directory to view the diverse range of […]

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The School is creating a whole school community virtual choir video and the Headmaster and Director of Music invite all in the BGS community to be part of this wonderful experience. Boys, families and staff from ELC–Year 12 are asked to submit videos of themselves singing the song ‘We Belong’ (by the Australian band Sheppard) […]

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Nathan Lovett-Murray, the School’s Indigenous Mentor, who is a former AFL star with the Essendon Football club,  was on the Yokayi Footy Show last night. It’s a new, different kind of football show, championing diverse young players and airs on SBS’ NITV channel.  Reviewing Round 6 of the AFL, the episode looked at racism on […]

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BGS has yet again risen to the occasion and provided much needed food to be donated to St Mark’s church in Fitzroy who provide meals to the less fortunate. A huge thank-you to families that have already contributed and just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to donate before the products are delivered. […]

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Today is Mabo Day. On this day in 1992 the High Court ruled “that the Meriam people were entitled to possession, occupation, use and enjoyment of (most of) the lands of the Murray Islands. Eddie Mabo fought for decades to ensure the sovereignty of his people and sadly passed away before the verdict was heard. […]

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That’s a wrap on our first Reconciliation Week webinar. Thanks to everyone who shared in Nathan and Sarai’s discussion of the film ‘In my blood it runs’. It’s been exciting for everyone involved to put this together this afternoon and we hope the attendees enjoyed the discussion as much as we did bringing it to […]

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