Category: Junior School

Last week, the Year 6 boys gathered early in the morning to leave for the airport and a fun-packed four-day camp in Canberra. As part of their Democracy unit, the boys toured Parliament House, Old Parliament House, the Museum of Democracy, the Electoral Education Centre and Government House. They also visited the CSIRO, the High […]

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How can a man’s 60-year love affair with Brighton Grammar, during which he had such a wonderful impact on so many staff, students and parents, be acknowledged in a few paragraphs? Of course it can’t. But I hope that the following words will provide those of you who have not had the privilege of knowing […]

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A Maths Evening may not sound like your idea of a great night out, but the Green Hat Workshop can make it so! The Year 3s and 4s boys invited a parent to join them for an evening of open-ended play. Each pair received a box of planks. An hour and a half later, everyone […]

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The Year 5s have been studying gold and its impact on Australia. They have been very engaged with the topic and have built a considerable bank of knowledge around life in nineteenth-century Victoria. Their knowledge came alive when they visited Sovereign Hill. In particular, they were fascinated by a $100,000 gold pour, and by a […]

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The Year 5 boys are busily constructing their pinball machines after moving through the research and design phases earlier this term. This project stretches across many areas of the curriculum: planning (what parts will be required?), maths (are the machine’s angles correct?), woodwork (having learnt the techniques required, the boys are able to work on […]

During four recent ELC visits to the beach, many of the boys spent time climbing in the ti trees, ‘rescuing’ each other in their guise as the ‘Mountain Brothers’. They were keen to replicate the experience at School, so we set out to find a climbing tree.   As we walked along, Adam described the […]

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As a cast member and lead role in Legally Blonde, I can say that the work behind the scenes was massive! We rehearsed on Fridays and Sundays – a total of around 6 hours a week – since February. At times we felt the work was tough, but in the end we reaped the rewards […]

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Congratulations to our Year 6 2016 Relay for Life team, who ran overnight last year (in the rain!) to raise more than $15,000 for cancer research. As a result, a Research Award has been granted in the name of Brighton Grammar Junior School. We have submitted a range of Cancer Council research projects towards which […]

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Four Year 6 Art Monitors are working with boys in Years 2, 3 and 5 in the Juniors School Art Club this term. The boys have made striking clay poppies, which will be glazed, fired and mounted for unveiling at the Remembrance Day Service in November (no previews!). They have also been painting with marbles, […]

The House Cross Country is perhaps the most physically demanding activity the Junior School boys undertake during the year. Although we celebrate our best runners, the focus of the event is on everyone ‘giving it a go’. Every boy from Prep to Year 6 is encouraged to run the course and the effort the boys […]

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