Category: Innovation and Learning

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 […]

The iDesign Program delivered a buzz of excitement with an accompanied flying helicopter to present the iDesign Trophy for 2018. On Tuesday 9 October students from Year 8 were invited to submit their iDesign Project and to publicly speak to their peers in each Year 8 House. It was a wonderful and engaging opportunity for each […]

BGS has been named a winner in The Educator’s Innovative Schools awards. The awards recognise ‘those that are truly pushing the boundaries of education’. The School’s submission was based on its iDesign program, now in its eighth year. Jamie Watson, Head of Creative Design and Technology, dreamt up iDesign to stimulate the boys’ creativity, to […]

Case study: A study group program making waves Who’d have thought Year 12 could be a team pursuit? At Brighton Grammar School in Melbourne, it is just that. Sport is a big deal at this boys’ school. All the students play sport, whether it’s cricket, badminton or volleyball in the summer, or rugby, basketball or hockey […]

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 […]