Brighton grammar Senior School Boys in Assembly Senior School

Everyone walks their own path to success in the company of others

Ray Swann, Head of Senior School

The culture of the Senior School is one where we recognise and celebrate our community of excellence. Excellence in academic effort, the arts, sport and music.  

But also excellence in character traits like respect, acceptance, resilience, empathy and perseverance.

Specialist academic support

A happy Senior Brighton Grammar School Student in Class

Specialist academic support Never is academic dedication and development more critical than in the senior years.   As an open entry school we cater for boys of all abilities by acknowledging the individual needs and differences of each boy. That said, each boy is encouraged to achieve his utmost – to reach, if not exceed, his natural potential.  

Various programs offer targeted support to the boys.

  • The Syndicate Program
  • Old Boy scholars
  • Individual learning support programs

 

Striving for personal best

In the Senior School we strive to instil culture of excellence and achievement through pushing each boy to strive for his personal best in every endeavour.  

Boys are challenged to be the best they can be. They are encouraged to push boundaries, to contribute and to become involved in a diverse range of programs.  

Key to our success is the way we foster a ‘give it a go’ approach to life.  Boys need to learn that is it ok to make a mistake and you don’t need to be good at everything.

The Syndicate - it's a game changer!

Students assist each other in Senior School Class at innovative boys school, Brighton Grammar

The Year 12 Syndicate program taps into coaching techniques often used in sport to improve the boys VCE performance. 

The boys are taught the ‘rules’ of the game, speak of sharing the load, game plans and focus on the ultimate prize.

The brainchild of Ray Swann, the collaborative nature of the Syndicate, taps into proven techniques to enhance performance such as reciprocal teaching, small group work and team-based co-operative learning.

The program is a core element of the Year 12 program.  

The ritual of Chantology 

Brighton grammar Boys chanting at inaugural and creative Chantology Assembly

Our motto is ‘Tonantes ad meliora’ (The ones who thunder go to better things).  

Whether  supporting teams out on the Crowther Oval, or the Year 9 boys at the start line for the Final in the Head of the River or celebrating victory in chess through Chantology our boys know everyone walks their path to success in the company of others.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • LOTE
  • RE /PEB (Religious Education/Philosophy, Ethics and Belief)
  • Drama
  • PE
  • CDT
  • Outdoor Education – Sea Change
  • PROSPER

 

  • Applications of Maths & Engineering
  • Art
  • Bridging EAL (English as an additional language)
  • Chinese
  • Commerce
  • Drama
  • EAL (English as an additional language)
  • English
  • Financial Literacy
  • Forensic science
  • Foundation English skills
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • IT Games development
  • IT programming
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Out door Education
  • PE
  • Psychology
  • RE /PEB (Religious Education/Philosophy, Ethics and Belief)
  • Science
  • Sports exercise science
  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Wood technology

 

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Second Language advanced
  • Chinese (second Language)
  • Drama
  • EAL (English as an additional language)
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History (20th Century)
  • Information Technology
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Maths general further
  • Maths general specialist
  • Maths methods
  • Outdoor education
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Production Design and Technology
  • Psychology
  • RE
  • Visual Communication and design

Year 11 boys are able to enrol in various VET subjects (such as Building and Construction, Electronics Technology Cert. 2 and Plumbing Cert 2 ) offered off-campus.

 

  • 12 VET Building and Construction
  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese (second Language)
  • Drama
  • EAL (English as an additional language)
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Global Politics
  • History (Revolutions)
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Maths – Further
  • Maths – Specialist
  • Maths Methods
  • Music performance
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Production Design and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Software development
  • Theatre studies
  • RE
  • Syndicate
  • Visual Communication and design

  Year 12 boys are able to enrol in various VET subjects (like tourism, Hospitality, Music production, Building and Construction, Electronics Technology and Plumbing) which are offered off-campus.