Category: Innovation and Learning

Powering through his Iso to-do list, Dr Ray Swann has ticked another box, appearing in the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) journal ‘Independence’, writing “Developing data use and application in a school setting”. The article briefly covers the development of data use, and in particular, exploring BGS as an example case […]

On the ‘Mr Barton Maths Podcast‘. It’s teacher-centric, and more so Maths teacher-centric but there are some takeaways in there for all of us. Bryn and Ollie provide interesting and personal insights into the distance learning experience across two Melbourne schools, both positive and negative. And what’s a post on teaching without a quiz? For […]

It’s a Zoom meeting watching a Zoom video of course! Led by Mark Dowley, this is phase two, (the improvement cycle) of the Distance Learning rollout, as the coaching team examines current online classes for opportunities to apply the four factors of better instruction, routines, feedback, checking for understanding and opportunities for interaction.  

Ready to Learn

April 16th, 2020 by Michele Fisher

On your mark, get set and ready to learn. With the start of Term 2 it is books out, devices charged and sport uniforms on as we enter BGS Distance Learning 2.0. Much work has been done to apply our Effective Learner Model to distance learning. As always, the boys have embraced the challenges with […]

Brighton Grammar offering school holiday program kids can do during lockdown By Jordy Atkinson, Bayside Leader A Brighton school has come up with an innovative solution to give students — and parents — a break from lockdown holiday boredom. Just because they’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean kids have to be bored thanks to a […]

Brighton Grammar Schools students James Mitchell (Year 9), Max Kortge (Year 10) and Aryton D’Alessandro (Year 8) will compete at the F1 in Schools Australian National Finals in March 2020. The boys are part of an international collaboration team that has been granted a wildcard entry to the finals. The other three team members are students from Saint Kentigern […]

Congratulations to the five teams from BGS who competed in the F1 in Schools State Finals at Scienceworks on 14–16 October. With 20 students involved in three different classes –  Cadet, Development and Professional – the boys have worked tirelessly over the past eight months in order to compete against some of the strongest teams in […]

Congratulations to Mark, who has been recognised as one of 20 ‘up and coming trailblazers’ nationwide in The Educator’s Rising Star awards for 2019. Since joining BGS in 2017 as the Director of Staff Development, Mark has been instrumental in implementing the School’s cutting-edge Instructional Coaching Program from ELC to VCE. Mark has improved, and […]

Visiting the National Finals at Bosch was a great way to kick-start the Program for all of the boys interested this year. Being able to observe the standard at which teams need to perform to make the National Finals, as well as providing an opportunity for those boys fresh to the Program to gain some […]

BGS participated in the F1 in Schools Victorian State Finals held at Bosch in Clayton in November. Victoria is the strongest state in the competition in Australia, and Australia is current world champion, so it is a highly competitive environment. One hundred teams had registered although not all of these teams were able to compete […]