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ANZAC Day lessons for younger boys

ANZAC Day is an incredibly important part of Australian history, but talking about such a serious subject with young boys can be challenging. However, at BGS we believe that this day of remembrance has many lessons to teach that the ELC boys can relate to, including respect, bravery, mateship, and being a team player. Baking […]

How the buddy program helps boys thrive

The buddy program (based on the Better Buddies program) is an integral part of the Junior School Student Wellbeing program, reinforcing the friendly and caring environment and culture that is inherent at BGS. In the program, older boys are paired with younger boys from ELC 3 to Year 6 (with the exception of the Year […]

Breakfast with Vaughan Bowen 26 May

BGS Breakfast Bios – 12 years and counting For over a decade, Brighton Grammar has run a successful business breakfast event series, which is open to all members of the BGS community. The BGS Breakfast Bios were established to allow those with an interest in business to get together and learn from an inspirational guest […]

Have lessons with our award-winning vocal teacher

It is easy to forget the sort of extraordinary talent our staff bring to BGS.  One example is the highly acclaimed Barbara Zavros, our vocal teacher. Barbara’s introduction to the world of music was through playing the sax and singing in choirs while at primary school. Vocal lessons followed in her teens leading to ultimately […]

More than a name on the wall

By: Martin Kulesza (Year 10) At School: Harold Oscar Teague was born on the 15th October 1877 in Victoria Park, Western Australia and brought up in the Church of England religion. His father’s name was John Henry Teague – who worked as a Commercial Agent, mother is unknown, and he had one sibling – a sister, […]

Dylan Alcott awarded the Newcombe Medal

You may have already read or heard in the media this morning that Old Boy, Dylan Alcott (2008) was last night awarded the Newcombe Medal, Australia’s highest individual honour for tennis. Dylan also shared the award for “Most outstanding athlete with a disability” with his gold medal winning doubles partner, Heath Davidson. Dylan was inducted […]

The maker journey: allowing boys to innovate and collaborate

The 21st Century has continued to be an exciting time for libraries. Modern libraries are expanding their information service from access to knowledge, and offering a wider range of resources to support inspiration. At BGS, we aim to provide a library service that gives boys the opportunity to be creative, innovate and explore through a […]


On Thursday 21 July eight BGS boys made the trip to Lowther Hall, a girls school in Essendon, to participate in a Year 4 Maths Games Day.  This was a fabulous opportunity to meet and work with like-minded students and to further develop their mathematical thinking skills. The boys didn’t just have a fun day, they […]

23 August: Diversity presentation by 2016 Australian of the Year

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept – a challenge for Australia’s youth Free presentation for parents and Senior School boys. As part of our Understanding Boys series of expert guest speakers discussing topics related to raising boys, we are privileged to welcome Lieutenant General David Morrison, 2016 Australian of the Year,  will who discuss gender […]

Ted, from Ted’s Camera Store shares his story of migration

Ted, a masterful story teller, wove humour and drama into his account of growing up in war torn Hungry and his family’s journey to Australia via refugee camps in Austria when he was 15.  Ted, was invited to BGS by Year 6 boy Henry Williams, who chose Ted as the subject of his research project […]