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This year’s Junior School Art Trail had the theme ‘Art Inspired by the Masters’ – and inspired the boys certainly were! With their artworks hung throughout the Junior School, the boys became professional guides, leading their parents, grandparents and siblings around the Trail and providing them with interesting facts about each of the artists and […]

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Earlier this month, the Year 10 Drama and English Literature classes combined to attend an amazing interactive Shakespearean performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Pop-up Globe near the Myer Music Bowl. Crammed within the Wooden ‘O’, we were transported back to the vasty fields of France, to the battlefield of Agincourt in 1415. We […]

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Art can change the way we see the world… Year 8 decided to change the way we see the Tuckshop! The Creative Design and Technology students worked in small groups to research the Pop Arts Movement. Each group then reflected on the space that these pieces would be exhibited in and the food on offer […]

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This year, for the first time, a staff category was included in the iDesign competition, judged by the Year 8s. Courageously, five staff entered. Paul Stewart designed and painted a mural in the Middle School Library, to encourage reading and conversations about books, to add to the ambience of the library, to explore a new […]

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This term in English, the Year 7 boys have been studying the novel ‘Runner’ and were extremely fortunate to meet the author, Robert Newton. Rob spoke to the boys about the inspiration for his novel, which began with his mother’s enthusiasm for the 1920s Melbourne gangster ‘Squizzy’ Taylor (born 1888 in Brighton before moving to […]

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Phyl is 103 years old. She loves doing crosswords. Andy Nie (Year 11) painted Phyl for the exhibition ‘100 portraits of 100 year olds’ (as part of the Centenarian Portrait Project by Teenagers). Andy first met Phyl, along with her daughter Lib, in August at the RSL Care where Phyl resides. He learnt a lot […]

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F1 in Schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition for school children. Groups of 3–6 students are required to design and manufacture a miniature ‘car’ out of the official F1 Model Block using computer-aided design tools. The project is highly integrated, involving aspects of project management, engineering, design, marketing, finance and trade display. At the end […]

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The Year 9s have been off-site on Sea Change experiences in various locations over the past fortnight. A small group of boys chose to undertake an art-based experience at Berendale School, which caters to students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Throughout their week-long experience, our boys teamed up with Ashley Ronning, our Artist in […]

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e-commerce trail-blazer Maggie Zhou, Managing Director for Alibaba Australia and NZ, was the guest speaker at our BGS Breakfast Bios event on Tuesday. Maggie wowed the audience of 160 guests (parents, Old Boys, staff and sponsors) with the sheer scale and numbers around the 19-year-old online retail giant, which is arguably the largest e-commerce company […]

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