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Headmaster of Top Private Boys School, Ross Featherston, talks to Year 10 students

I am partway through Dr Leonard Sax’s republished book, Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men (click here), and one line particularly struck a chord with me: “Manhood is mimesis; to be a man, a boy must see a man.” I would rework that slightly: To […]

Welcome to Term 3. I hope all members of the BGS community enjoyed an opportunity to refresh and recharge over the break. Last week, I wrote to all parents informing them of some key leadership appointments for 2018. One of these was Dr Ray Swann’s promotion to Deputy Headmaster/Head of Crowther (ELC–VCE) from the beginning […]

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Upon reviewing Term 2, I am again reminded of the breadth and depth of what goes on at BGS and our unwavering commitment to ensuring we provide a stimulating and challenging (yet supportive) environment where every boy can be the best version of himself. Here are some of the Term 2 highlights: Going Grey in […]

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Today I’m excited to launch the BGS Annual Appeal. The 2017 appeal is one with a difference – but we’ll get to that. First, I’d like to share the reasoning behind the appeal. Over the past few years, BGS has established seven means-tested scholarships, giving the gift of opportunity and bringing diversity to the student […]

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Apparently, Bill Gates did not give his children a phone until they were 14. This prompted me to perform some basic research that indicates the average age that children get a smartphone is just 10. As a parent of children who are in this age ‘zone’ of mobile device ownership, the online world our children […]

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