Category: Secondary School

When people ask me what I’ll miss about our time of distance learning, the first thing that comes to mind is Tonner Time. Tonner Time gave Year 9 and Year 10 students the opportunity to learn a new skill during their time away from school. For my team that involved learning to cook. Teams chose […]

The project was born from the themes of leadership and high performance that Kerr explored in his book, Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life. This week, he talked with Dr Ray Swann and our Prefects by Zoom about best leadership practices in the time of COVID-19. The 2020 […]

Boys will be invited to be a part of the preparations for our Reconciliation Action Plan and the events of Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June.  Community support will be called for as both Brighton Grammar and Firbank Grammar Schools come together to watch, In My Blood It Runs, a film by the Arrernte […]

It is a book that was given to all Prefects this year and is full of powerful lessons. As the title states, McRaven suggests that the habit of making your bed each morning is more than just a seemingly simple habit. “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task […]

Over the past two weekends, boys have returned to undertake testing whether it’s been in the socially distanced Business Management SAC or an ensemble performance SAC for VCE Drama.

While grocery store shelves may be empty, the library bookshelves are still full! The Secondary School Libraries have rolled out a ‘click and collect’ service and boys can now borrow their books online and collect or return them on Wednesdays, with times spaced for social distance and to minimise contact. So if your son is […]

As we are heading into the improvement phase of DL 2.0, BGS has established the International Students Forum which can be found at The Oak on the Hub. This platform is dedicated to creating more connections among our international students. Our very first event organised for the boys is the BGS 2020 Chinese Debating (Virtual) […]

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This extended break from school affords the chance for staff and students to spend extra time with their families, and learn differently. The shift to our homes to work and learn unearths daily ‘gold’ for us all and I encourage you to find it. Students are checking in with their tutors twice a day and […]

Career Ready

April 23rd, 2020 by Michele Fisher

With BGS in distance learning mode, BGS Careers Counsellor Dr Sophie Keele has had to think creatively on how to provide personalised career guidance to our Year 10 students. This week the Year 10s have begun planning their study pathways to help them shape their final years of schooling at BGS , their tertiary study […]

A total of 159 Year 7 boys arrived at School on 30 January bearing gifts, well more like boxes of books and bellies of nerves. I’d like to pull the curtain back and give parents an insight into what unfolded on your son’s first day in the Secondary School.  The boys were met by their […]