Category: Student Achievement

Congratulations to Julian Ou (Year 12) and Sasha Parsons (Year 12), who were recently presented with Premier’s VCE Awards for their outstanding academic results in 2016. Julian received a Study Award for excellence in Music Studies and Sasha received a Study Award for Economics. The annual Premier’s VCE Awards recognise the top-performing students in the state, with more than […]

The first questions everyone asked me when I got back from my 10-day voyage on the Young Endeavour were ‘Were you sick?’ and ‘Were you scared?’ Well, everyone was sick at first, and I think everyone got scared. For me, the most frightening thing was being sent up the mast with another Youth Crew member […]

After achieving second place in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, Zac Shieh (Year 6) was invited to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in April. Zac was relieved to receive his cello a day after his arrival in New York, after it failed to arrive with the baggage. However, the cello’s bridge […]

Andrew McGrath AFL number 1 pick Bombers

Andrew McGrath’s professional AFL career officially started on Friday night, when Essendon made a seriously good call.   The BGS community shared a collective sigh of relief and sense of excitement when Andrew was announced as the number 1 AFL draft pick of 2016.   Do yourself a favour and have a read of this […]

On 1 October BGS Year 11 student 17 yo Dan Canta won the Manhattan Marathon (45.8km) in 7hrs55mins.  If that isn’t amazing enough, it was done a week after completing the Catalina Channel swim (33km).  These achievements, added to his previous swims of the English Channel (33.7km) have now placed him in a rarified club […]

On July 3, Isaac Lee (Year 6) was invited to perform Boccherini’s Concerto in G major (First movement) in the Winners Recital of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition 2016  at Carnegie Hall, New York City.  He was an Honorable Mention Winner (12 and under Age Category) of the competition being selected from a large field of competitive applicants to […]

Motivation, dedication, and many nights of training in the cold and dark at Albert Park after school have paid off for Matty Goss (Year 5).   Travelling to Darwin in the mid year break to represent Yachting Victoria at the 2016 Australian Minnow Nationals, Matty battled against hot, tidal, and shifting conditions in crocodile and […]

Congratulations to Owen Dials who has taken his inline hockey skills to the land of the luau. The Year 7 is currently playing for the Team Australia Under 12’s at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics Inline Hockey Tournament in Kapolei, Hawaii this week.  The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is an amateur multi-sport organisation based in […]

Up and coming driver Nic Carrol (Year 11) has been hitting the racetrack in the Australian Formula Ford series, a competition renowned for producing future motor racing champions. Like many young drivers, Nic started in Karts where he honed his skills and filled his trophy cabinet before graduating to the Formula Ford category this year. […]

Ethan O’Brien (Year 10) has been selected as a member of the Victorian Sailing Team for 2016/17 as a result of outstanding achievements in the National Championships, National Youth Championships and State Championships in the 420 Dinghy. In April, Ethan successfully competed in the Club Marine – Victorian Youth Sailing Championships involving 150 boats and […]