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Year 7 students have been out and about in Church Street and Bay Street Brighton, diligently collecting data on what makes Brighton such a liveable suburb. The boys were on a field trip as part of a Place and Liveability unit in Geography. They observed and collected data to gauge the contribution that both streets […]

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This week the Youth in Philanthropy team visited three environmentally focused charities. Having been tasked with the role of allocating $10,000 to our chosen charities, we soon discovered this was going to be a challenging process. In making our decisions, our team must take into account the priorities that we committed to earlier in the […]

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The BioDash coaching experience was one that was very valuable to myself and also the other year 11 students that participated. We assisted a group of Year 9 students on a 2-3 week basis with setting their goals for their academic, sporting and social lives and offered our tips for how to best approach the […]

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Throughout the boys’ journey through BGS, an exceptionally important and exciting element of their learning focuses on Outdoor Education. In Year 3, Candlebark Farm at Healesville provides students with three days of ‘healthy’ challenges that contribute significantly to each boy’s personal development. The concept of ‘team’ is emphasised in many ways. Boys sleep together in […]

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During yesterday’s assembly, Year 7 and 8 students showcased their experiences of learning targeted languages. Performances were in French, Japanese and Chinese. The boys had spent many lunchtimes rehearsing. As head of Middle School LOTE, I couldn’t help but glow with pride as I listened to stories of great student development, and saw in action […]

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After being closed for some exciting and long-awaited renovations during Term 3, the new Junior Library space was finally revealed this term.  The light-filled, flexible learning space incorporates reading nooks, collaborative work spaces, a ‘campfire’ couch and a purpose-built ‘Experience Room’ for coding, robotics, animation and film-making – including a feature-painted ‘green screen’ wall. The […]

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Internationally renowned educational expert Jim Knight invited BGS staff Dr Ray Swann and Mark Dowley to the University of Kansas in early November for a training course in Instructional Coaching. The trip was funded through an Australian new business grant and was part of an ongoing relationship with the Instructional Coaching Group and the Crowther […]

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With examinations already begun for some and fast approaching for others, I’d like to offer some guidance in the area of time management. Of course, these suggestions are useful throughout the year too! 1. Make a to-do list every day. Put things that are most important at the top and do them first. 2. Use […]

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At the Year 12 Prize Giving Assembly a few weeks ago, high-performing students in Years 11 and 12 were awarded books by School Council Chairman Peter Ickeringill and addressed by Gary McPhee, who has taught at BGS since 1985 (when there was only one female member on the Senior School academic staff!) Gary marvelled at […]

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“There sure are a lot of clothing stores and cafes but not many drinking fountains [on Church Street].” “I never see anyone using the benches in the middle [of Church Street]. It’s a waste.” “All types of events have been held at the MCG. It was even used for World War II!” “I found my […]

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