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Last Sunday evening, the Meliora Club held its annual Sunset at the Sheds to formally welcome the BGS rowing community to their home on the Yarra. Despite a stormy start to the day, Melbourne turned on the weather as the crowds gathered. The riverbank was filled with laughter, cheering and the sound of mateship as […]

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Nathan Murphy (Year 12) was selected by Collingwood in last Friday’s national draft, having had to choose between a focus on Australian Rules footy and cricket. (This time last year, he was playing at the national cricket championships.) He is delighted to have been picked up by Collingwood (“a future in football excited me more […]

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You may have seen ballroom dancer Jaxon Putland (Year 9) featured in the Winter 2017 edition of Meliora Sequamur. Recently, ‘Jacko’ and his dance partner Nicky competed in the Malaysian International Championships. The pair made it into the Under 21s final and won! They then competed in the open event (dancing against older and more […]

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On 5 November at the University of Newcastle, a world premiere performance took place. Paul Copeland’s (OB 1963) award-winning piano composition, ‘Audacious Binary Forms’, was performed by Michael Kieran Harvey and streamed live. The piece was the winner of Australia’s most prestigious piano composition competition, the Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition. Firsts are not […]

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Anticipation built towards the State Athletics Championships as all three Junior School 4 x 100m relay teams had qualified to compete. With all the training and preparation complete, it was now time to head to Lakeside Stadium for the biggest day on the School Sport Victoria Primary calendar. In the heats, the 10 Years team […]

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At the end of Term 3, the 2017 BGS Percussion Awards took place in the Senior Music Centre, giving the percussionists, who are sometimes overlooked but play a vital role in keeping the orchestra together, a chance to step into the limelight. Now an annual event in the BGS music calendar, the awards seek to […]

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In other exciting motor racing news, Nic Carroll (Year 12) made his debut at the Mount Panorama Circuit on 8 October. The circuit is widely regarded as the most technically challenging and unforgiving race track in the country. The Toyota 86 Series, in which Nic competed, is one of the support categories for Australia’s biggest car race, […]

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For the first time, BGS boys were on the podium every day of the recent 7-day Victorian Interschools Championships at Mt Buller. In a nutshell… 56 boys competed 22 qualified for the National Championships (which have now begun) BGS was placed 3rd overall in the Primary School Competition BGS was placed 3rd overall in the […]

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Two events occurred in the Middle School last week: the 37th Annual House Athletics and the highly anticipated BGS/FGS Year 7 Social. Both were outstanding, though one demonstrated fancier footwork than the other. As the clouds rolled in and the rain began to fall on the mighty Crowther, Mr Marshall started to look a little […]

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The combined BGS/FGS concert occurs only once every four years. On Tuesday evening at the world-class Melbourne Recital Centre, molto crescendo stunned the audience. The performance included pieces by Bartok, Brahms, Elgar and Orff, as well as more contemporary music ­– jazz by Michael Buble and scores from James Bond films. Students revel in the […]

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