Category: Junior School

We live in a world that is constantly changing.  Even things that we may consider immoveable, such as mountains or rock formations, are gradually changing, sometimes with processes that are visible in our lifetime. This term the Year 4 boys are studying rocks and soil in a Science unit called ‘Beneath our Feet’. It has […]

Some lucky cast members of the 2019 Junior Production were visited by some local celebrities in order to give them some acting tips. In a fantastic initiative arranged by Miss Jessica Taylor and Miss Karla Nyhuis, the Year 12 Drama Captains from both Brighton Grammar and Firbank Grammar volunteered their time last week in order […]

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The boys arrived at School extremely excited on Monday. They spent the day celebrating 100 days of Prep. From the first day that the boys walk through the entrance of the Junior School, anxiously holding a parent’s hand, to the confident boys they have become 100 days into their school life, Prep students go through […]

Six figures stand huddled around the light. It’s minus 2, and the fog is setting in. The boys have finally gone to bed after a day of travel, experience, engagement, and seeing powerful life changing images from Parliament House and The Australian War Memorial. Each teacher comments on the day, the boys in their care. […]

Imagine being able to walk in the shoes of a soldier during the First World War: pride, courage, sorrow. Through a powerful unit of work completed in Year 2, the boys have embraced their learning of the Anzacs through imagery, films and picture story books which has ultimately left them feeling a part of it. […]

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Aboriginal elder of the Wurundjeri tribe, Murrundindi, came to visit the year 4 students on Thursday 7 February. The boys were engaged in learning about the Aboriginal culture and customs. Murrundindi showed a variety of artefacts including the boomerang which the boys enjoyed learning how to throw. The boys were also enthralled when Murrundindi played for […]

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Boys have been training on this patch of ground since the original Annandale Pavilion was opened in 1956. The design was ahead of its time and a great boon for the 600 boys then at BGS. It was named in honour of Walter Annandale Jack, who attended BGS from 1885 until 1892, along with his […]

Most pleasing was the manner in which the boys conducted themselves during the event. While the competition is geared towards finding a winning house or individual, it was the encouragement the boys showed towards each other through both success and disappointment that proved most valuable.

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There was a lovely sense of calm and respect as the Year 1 boys celebrated a busy term with their Grandparents and Special Friends. The morning opened with the boys performing ‘Those Magnificent Men on their Flying Machines’ and ‘Truly Scrumptious’. The boys then hosted their guests in the classroom with activities around our Humanities […]

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Prep to Year 2 BGS boys and Firbank girls were treated to an incursion by Opera Australia on Monday. The students embarked on a fabulous journey with the cantankerous cat and exuberant owl in the opera ‘By the Light of the Moon’. The work explores the tales of Edward Lear’s beloved rhyme ‘The Owl and […]

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