Category: Junior School

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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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 […]