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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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Not all the boys are back at school, and distance learning does provide for a different type of school day. While still off-site, Keaton (Year 2), visited the amazing mural by Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner of Melbourne’s Murals and Interior Design in nearby Black Rock. It can never be said enough, Thank-you frontline heroes!

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Tuesday 26 May marks Sorry Day, in recognition of members of the Stolen Generations who were First Nations children taken from their families to be assimilated into white Australian society. The generational trauma that this caused is still felt today. Wednesday 27 May is the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, when 90% of Australians voted […]

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This morning we had over 150 BGS mums signed in to see Dr Rachel Horton having a fireside coffee and chat with Lisa McCune. Mums were split into breakout rooms that sought to replicate informal chats around the table in the spirit of community. We hope the session brought a warm mother’s day feeling to […]

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Thanks BGS!

May 4th, 2020 by Arthur Le

In these times, we’re uplifted by members of our school community who added us to the list of Telstra’s #SayThanks digital billboard. Teaching is a grand duty, and we’re proudly at your service.

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Launched on May 1, at lunchtime was the RCD Foundation’s Go Grey in May, a festival of activities to raise awareness and funds for Brain Cancer Research. The usual launch was like everything now, webinar-ised! Thanks to Liz Dawes who was on hand to speak to the boys. Watch this space!

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On Anzac Day we make a commitment to never forget the spirit of courage and sacrifice that binds us all. It is a responsibility, through classroom activities, discussions, and chapel services to ensure all boys in our care continue to learn and remember the importance of Anzac Day, not only today but for all days. […]

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