Category: Junior School

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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Susie O’Brien, Herald Sun susan.obrien@news.com   BOYS as young as three are engaged in daily mindfulness and wellness training at Brighton Grammar. A few times each day the boys stop classes and take some time to meditate, do yoga or listen to music. “For preps it might mean lying on the floor with soft music […]

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A number of Junior School boys were recently selected to undertake the challenging ICAS test paper (an independent assessment developed in conjunction with Macquarie Dictionary). The boys did the whole School proud.  Matt Hill (Year 6 – pictured above) was the spelling superstar of the day, performing in the top 1% of all participants and achieving a […]

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On Thursday 21 July eight BGS boys made the trip to Lowther Hall, a girls school in Essendon, to participate in a Year 4 Maths Games Day.  This was a fabulous opportunity to meet and work with like-minded students and to further develop their mathematical thinking skills. The boys didn’t just have a fun day, they […]

Last Friday, ten of our best chess players took a long trip to Castlemaine to compete in the Mount Alexander Schools Chess Competition. It was a unique opportunity for the boys to play in a team event against schools from all across Victoria.  Our ‘A’ team, including chess captain Phillip Guo, as well as Sasha Parsons, […]