BGS app

A guide to the BGS app for current parents and staff

It is with great excitement that we launch the BGS app!

The BGS app is the School’s primary parent communication tool for day-to-day operational matters, so it is essential that all parents download the app.

With the new app you can access the latest eNews, school notices, parent portal, calendars, music and sport information relevant to your son(s), on your mobile phone or tablet, using a single sign-on.

How to access your new BGS app 

Step

Search ‘Brighton Grammar’ in the App store on your iPhone and download. You can use this link to download the app below.

Step 2

Sign in using your Brighton Grammar login details as you would currently use for SynPortal/The Hub. If you need any assistance for login details, parentassist@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

Step 3

Manage Subscriptions. Tap settings, then Subscriptions to make your selection. This is an opt-in system, you will need to select categories relevant to your son/s. You can change your subscriptions at any time.

Step 1 

Search ‘Brighton Grammar’ on Google Play from your phone and download. You can use this link to download the app below. 

Step 2

Sign in using your Brighton Grammar login details as you would currently use for SynPortal/The Hub. If you need any assistance for login details, parentassist@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

Step 3

Manage Subscriptions. Tap settings, then Subscriptions to make your selection. This is an opt-in system, you will need to select categories relevant to your son/s. You can change your subscriptions at any time.

Do you need help or have an issue?

For additional support, please log your query with Parent Assist.

An overview of the Modules 

  • Notices

    Here you will find information and announcements relevant to your son(s) year level.

    You will need to opt-in to be notified of specific sports groups/music groups via the Sport and Music modules via Settings under Subscriptions.

     

  • Calendars

    School Calendar
    The calendar module contains dates and events relevant to whole school events. You cannot filter for a particular Year level or section of the school.

    APS Sport Fixtures
    To see your son’s APS Sport Fixtures please choose the filter icon (top right on your screen) and select your son’s sport. This is a subscription where parents will need to opt-in to sports relevant to your son(s). For Sport Notices, go to the Sport module.

    Sports fixtures are subject to change, please ensure you check the fixtures weekly for any updates to times/venues

    Please note: Rugby and Cross Country Fixtures are not currently available via the Calendar and should be viewed via the BGS Sports page

  • Parent Portal

    This is the app version of SynPortal and contains:

    • Attendance records
    • Finance information
    • Internal assessment results (Secondary School)
    • Pay fees online
    • Reports
    • Update contact details
    • Music Forms
    • Parent Teacher Interview (Junior School)
    • Parents’ Contact List
  • Learning

    This module contains:

    • Your son(s) timetable **
    • Classes and Grades (Secondary School) – The Hub
    • Curriculum (Junior School) – The Hub
    • Learning Notifications (Secondary School only) – The Hub
    • The Hub News (SS) – all notifications posted on The Hub
    • Contacts – academic and pastoral contacts relevant to your son(s)
    • To access individual music lessons, please login to Edval. For instructions on how to use and access Edval, visit our webpage
  • Music

    This module contains:

    • Notifications specific to students who participate in Ensembles, Bands, Choirs, Quartets and Orchestras across the School
    • This is an opt-in module, you must select categories you wish to appear via Settings under Subscriptions 
    • To access individual music lessons, please login to Edval. For instructions on how to use and access Edval, visit our webpage
  • Sport

    This module contains:

    • Notifications specific to each sport
    • This is an opt-in module, you must select categories you wish to appear via Settings under Subscriptions 
    • Junior School families should subscribe to *Junior School Sport

    To see your son’s APS Sport Fixtures, go to the Calendar module. You will need to choose the filter icon (top right on your screen) and select your son’s sport. This is a subscription where parents will need to opt-in to sports relevant to your son(s). 

    Please note: Rugby and Cross Country Fixtures are not currently available via the Calendar and should be viewed via the BGS Sports page

    Go to Calendar module

  • Lunch orders

    This module links to Flexischools to pre-order lunches for Junior School and Secondary School. 

    Please note: You will need your Flexischools login details to access.

  • eNews

    Read the latest weekly eNews from Junior School, Secondary School and the Crowther Centre.

  • Absentee

    Notify the school of your son(s) absence when he is unwell or absent from school. You can also log a late arrival or early departure.

  • Menu Bar

    Contact
    List of main contacts and reception points across the school.

    Blog
    Understanding Boys – an educational resource for parents of boys

    Support
    Need help? Contact BGS Support Desk

    School Info
    An alphabetical listing of information relevant to BGS families including:

    • Bus information
    • Booklists
    • Maps
    • Out of school hour care
    • Uniform shop
    • School policies
    • Term dates
    • School website 

Frequently asked questions

  • Who do I contact if I have forgotten my parent login details?

    Username
    Please refer to email from MIS sent to parents and guardians on Monday 3 May or the SMS sent on Wednesday 5 May.  

    Password
    If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password from the Sign In screen via the BGS app or by using the instructions in the Parents Password Reset Guide.

    If you encounter any issues, please contact Parent Assist for assistance.

  • What do I have to subscribe to?

    Subscribe to all co-curricular activities that your son takes part in for Music and Sport. The only automatic subscriptions are notifications specific to his student profile (ie. specific information relevant to each Year level).

  • How do I select my son’s class/classes?

    You will automatically be added to your son(s) classes and will receive information regarding his grades and reporting. You will also automatically receive notices relevant to his Year level.

  • How can I access Rugby and Cross Country fixtures?

    Rugby and Cross Country Fixtures are currently not accessible via the Calendar module and can be viewed via the BGS Sports page

  • What about Schoolstream?

    Notifications via Schoolstream will stop on 28 May. Once you download the new app you can delete the Schoolstream app.

  • How to view Parents’ Contact List via the BGS app

    Step 1:
    Parent Portal
    Go to Parent Portal module and scroll down to Parents’ Contact List

    Step 2:
    In order to see other parents’ contact details, you must also opt-in to share some of your contact details.

    Step 3:
    Manage what details are visible to others
    Using the tick boxes, please select the parent details you are willing to share (for example: Email and Mobile Phone).  Details of Parents’ Contact details will then be made visible. You can change your preferences at any time.

    If you have more than one son at BGS, scroll across to the far right hand side of the screen to select the Year level you wish to view.

    For assistance, please email parentassist@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

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