Category: Innovation and Learning

Dr Ray Swann and Christian Machar presented at the IBSC (International Boys’ Schools Coalition) Regional Conference in Adelaide last week. The title of the conference was Bucking the trend – What works for boys? and our staff members spoke about the BGS pilot program, the Legacy Project. In particular, Ray spoke about the importance of […]

Patrick Sanders, Head of the SS Science Faculty, has been nominated as one of 30 Rising Stars across Australia by The Educator magazine. Rising Stars are young up-and-coming leaders in the education sector (from Prep to Year 12) who, according to The Educator, “eschew acceptance of the status quo and spend considerable time and energy […]

The 21st Century has continued to be an exciting time for libraries. Modern libraries are expanding their information service from access to knowledge, and offering a wider range of resources to support inspiration. At BGS, we aim to provide a library service that gives boys the opportunity to be creative, innovate and explore through a […]

Our young men are growing up in a society that, in many cases, reinforces unhealthy connotations of masculinity. Boys are often taught that ‘being a man’ means placing little or no value on caring, relationships or empathy, and that respect is linked to violence. The media frequently backs up the that view ‘being a man’ […]

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Today’s employers are crying out for graduates with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. However, research (and experience) shows that if boys don’t understand the practical application of what they are learning in the classroom – and don’t get the chance to get hands-on with this application – STEM can easily be dismissed as […]

Theory came to life when 21 boys and their teacher Anthony Keane recently visited a construction site of The Fawkner at 499 St Kilda Road, a large office block being converted into modern apartments. The excursion gave the boys a realistic understanding of engineers work in the real world. The boys were guided around the […]

Boys working on computers

A key component of the VCE Unit 1&2 Information Technology course requires boys to develop a solution for a ‘real life’ business problem. Three mates, Ben Tegoni, Nick Parsons and Max Bowyer, all in Year 10, who have been friends since their days at Brighton Primary School, worked together to build a timetable widget for BGS. […]