Category: Outdoor Education

Year 9 boys entered their final term by heading straight back out the gates again!  Off to solidify the lessons learnt on the Great Southwest Journey, and set themselves up for their Year 10 World Class Journeys with some skills extension.   The boys were able to put preferences in for which ‘river’ venue they attended, […]

Every day this week, groups of our Year 10 boys are getting up early and heading out to the airport to catch flights around the world. The final Victorian crews depart on Friday morning to world class destinations at our door step. There is that amazing, exciting and nervous ‘buzz’ at the St Andrew’s gates as […]

Early Monday morning over the past two weeks, 90 Year 6 boys and their classroom teachers joined the Outdoor Education team for an expedition to Camp Coolamatong on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Over five days, the boys have been given the opportunity to challenge their self-management skills and build their classroom community, while developing some […]

Year 8 boys from Rofe, School and Hancock houses followed in the footsteps of Armstrong, Crowther and Dixon this week by making the journey out to the ancient lands of Gariwerd (the Grampians) to experience the wildflower season. The weather has been cooler and a little wetter, but that hasn’t stopped a number of our […]

Brighton Grammar Outdoor Education Team, Carly West, James Hilditch, David Gemmell, Nathan O'Malley

In my first year as the Head of Outdoor Education at Brighton Grammar, I have learnt that BGS not only talks about a three-cornered learning partnership (school, student, parent), but it continuously works towards the mutual benefit of all three partners.  Embracing this partnership, I had the pleasure of meeting with the BGS Parents Association to […]

This year’s Year 10 Alpine Journey was epic in more ways than one. The Bogong High Plains had the biggest dump of snow for many years, bringing the snow base up to 176 cm. At times, there were whiteout conditions, meaning visibility is so severely reduced that the horizon disappears and there are no reference […]

Last week, eight Year 6 boys spent eight days at the Milikapiti School on the Tiwi Islands, continuing the program begun in 2010. The boys spent time in the four classrooms from pre-school to Year 6, working closely with the local students. Both the boys and the staff were overwhelmed by the kindness of the […]