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Innovation and entrepreneurship served at breakfast

e-commerce trail-blazer Maggie Zhou, Managing Director for Alibaba Australia and NZ, was the guest speaker at our BGS Breakfast Bios event on Tuesday. Maggie wowed the audience of 160 guests (parents, Old Boys, staff and sponsors) with the sheer scale and numbers around the 19-year-old online retail giant, which is arguably the largest e-commerce company […]

New Principal for Firbank

We would like to join the Firbank Grammar School community in welcoming Ms Jenny Williams, who commenced this term as the school’s 10th Principal. Headmaster Ross Featherston represented BGS at Jenny’s commissioning service at St Andrew’s last Friday. Jenny, who has a maths/science background, is passionate about academic excellence as well as student and staff […]

A chance to try

After many months of planning by Jane Abbott and the Brighton Grammar Snow Club committee, the boys from Year 1 to Year 12 finally got to Mt Buller for the trials event. They had beautiful conditions on Sunday 16 July, when the BGSC paid for a ‘try-it’ snowboard lesson to give the boys the chance […]

Rick Pemberton, our new Mr Chips

How can a man’s 60-year love affair with Brighton Grammar, during which he had such a wonderful impact on so many staff, students and parents, be acknowledged in a few paragraphs? Of course it can’t. But I hope that the following words will provide those of you who have not had the privilege of knowing […]

The power of scholarships

Today I’m excited to launch the BGS Annual Appeal. The 2017 appeal is one with a difference – but we’ll get to that. First, I’d like to share the reasoning behind the appeal. Over the past few years, BGS has established seven means-tested scholarships, giving the gift of opportunity and bringing diversity to the student […]

Not going away these holidays?

Why not enrol in one of Share’s huge variety of holiday programs? Share Community Campus, a joint service offered by BGS and Firbank Grammar, is the largest school holiday program in Victoria, with more than 10,000 enrolments a year. We are very proud of this service, which shares resources with all Bayside families as well […]

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 […]

Violence is not cool

Four times world boxing champ Danny Green took a break from training to address the BGS boys about his ground-breaking Stop the Coward Punch campaign. During his presentation to more than 700+ Year 7 to 12 boys, Danny made it very clear that if you sidle up from behind and crack a guy with an […]

Breakfast Bios with Dylan Alcott OAM

Not many athletes can lay claim to a Paralympic gold medal and a world championship before their 20th birthday. Then again, there aren’t many athletes like Dylan Alcott, OAM. As the current world No. 1 in wheelchair tennis and one of Australia’s most celebrated basketball players, BGS Hall of Famer Dylan Alcott (OB 2008) is the […]