Category: Junior School

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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Brighton Grammar Junior School Chapel occurs each Friday morning at St Andrew’s Church. The aim of the service is to inspire boys to Christian living and principles, equipping them with the tools to live virtuous lives and enabling them to develop into well-rounded boys who flourish in the modern world. The Chapel themes and addresses […]

At the Year 4 Father/Son Night, boys and their dads were challenged to a paper plane competition, in line with Term 3’s cross-curricular focus on flight. First, they watched the final minutes of the classic Australian Movie, Paper Planes. Then they put the concepts of balance, drag and dihedrals into practice by experimenting with a […]

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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