Category: Creative Arts

It is with great pleasure that we announce the cast of the 2020 Year 7-12 Production of Matilda the Musical. After a highly competitive audition process that saw over 150 very brave students showcase their talent over 5 nights, followed by a full dance audition and call-backs, the show has finally been cast. Almost. We […]

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Term 4 kicked off with the annual Creative Arts show, showcasing the artistic talents of Secondary School students. Students and their families had the opportunity to view students’ work from Art, Visual Communication Design and Product Design and Technology (wood) and hear the boys talk about their work and the rationale behind their design projects.

Jared Furtado always knew he’d be a teacher, but the ‘rush’ he gets from performing has drawn him back to the stage. Ten years after his last show (Jerry Springer the Opera at the Sydney Opera House), he has landed a lead role in Chicago the Musical, produced by the Gordon Frost Organisation, opening at […]

Last Friday saw the coming together of the huge cast and crew of Anything Goes for the first Senior Production rehearsal. The Brighton and Firbank Grammar students involved spent some time mingling and catching up at the beginning, before getting to the business of learning the titular song: ‘Anything Goes’. After a couple of hours, […]

iDesign is landing – literally – on the Crowther Oval at 12.15pm on Thursday 11 October, when one of the judges, Christopher Ride (managing director of Interactive), will arrive by helicopter to watch the Year 8s present their projects. It’s an exciting time for the boys and their mentors as they reveal the designs they’ve […]

On Saturday 11 August, Brighton Grammar teamed up with Firbank Grammar to enter a ‘Theatre Sports’ improvisation competition. We had two Firbank teams in the intermediate and two mixed Brighton/Firbank teams in the senior category. After some fantastic efforts from student at both schools, we took home 1st place in both the intermediate and senior categories. […]

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Throughout the course of Term 2, the Unit 1/2 and 3/4 Drama students invested their time into creating, editing and refining three ensemble pieces. These were presented to the wider community and also assessed internally as a major SAC. The presentation evening brought laughs and entertainment, in conjunction with striving to educate the audience about […]

It is indeed a tale as old as time. The story of Belle and her Prince reminds us all to look at what lies beneath the exterior. Year 6 students from BGS and Firbank combined talents to produce a show chock-full of singing, dancing … and magic. The chorus was split into two groups – […]

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Will Feng (Year 12) has always been interested in art. He dabbled in oil painting outside school. Then, two things happened: he was inspired by a client of his father’s who is an industrial designer, and he went to the US and visited some design schools. RISD (the Rhode Island School of Design) in particular […]

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This term, Year 7 and 8 students have learnt how to make origami paper cranes.  The crane is the national bird of Japan and, as a symbol of longevity and good luck, it features in many Japanese myths. Students studied the story of Sadako Sasaki, who made paper cranes in her hospital bed in 1955. […]

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