An experiential learning program is transforming Years 9 and 10: B2M.
Brighton Grammar's B2M program spans Years 9 and 10 – a vital time in the education of every boy.
Throughout Years 9 and 10, there exists a series of dynamic, engaging, diverse opportunities to help boys to become successful men. Together, these opportunities are known as 9/10 B2M. The 9/10 B2M program has been carefully designed to work alongside Year 9 and 10’s strong and supportive academic, co-curricular, and pastoral care programs to create the ideal educational experience.
Some of the benefits of the 9/10 B2M program
Promotes guided, supportive, shared transition as boys become young men
Strengthens family, community and peer relationships and connections
Helps boys learn and grow through transformational experiences
The 9/10 B2M program is built around the four archetypes that represent a BGS boy as he becomes a successful man: the caregiver, the wizard, the warrior, and the sage. Through a variety of programs spread across Years 9 and 10, the boys will personally grow and develop, be extended and challenged and finally, near the end of Year 10, complete the First Horizon program. Once this program is complete, the boys are welcomed back into the community as young men and they will then lead the School through their Years 11 and 12.
While the transition into manhood is the pinnacle, the journey itself is a crucial part of the process.
The key features of 9/10 B2M are:
World-class outdoor educational journeys.
Some opportunities include:
- The Great South West Journey
- Sea Kayak FNQ
- New Zealand Cycle Glacier Tour
- Bogong High Plains Ski Journey
- King Island Surf Safari
- Lurujarri Cultural Tour
Local, national and international opportunities to contribute to ‘Service’ programs with various foci:
- Marine biology
- Indigenous communities
- Social problem solving through creative and innovative thinking.
‘Connor’s Run’ – a community-based charity fun run that holds a special place in the BGS community – where all boys will contribute either by running or working in support.
The 9/10 B2M program is complemented by a robust academic, rich co-curricular, and strong, supportive pastoral care program. This is Year 9 and 10 at BGS.
BGS boys understand there are many component parts of every boy and successful man. These component parts are represented within our student community as the ‘archetypes’ – the magician, sage, warrior and caregiver. More broadly, the terms ‘Creating, Learning, Playing, Being’ are recognised as strategic pillars that guide much of what we do at BGS. These pillars and archetypes can help explain 9/10 B2M – they can be found behind and within each of the components of the 9/10 B2M program.