From the Head of the Crowther Centre – Dr Ray Swann 

Thank you

As the year draws to a close, I would like to thank the hundreds of parents who have attended our workshops, provided feedback and engaged in our programs.

I would also like to thank the Crowther team: Mark Dowley (Director of Staff Development), Clair Marshall (Acting Director of Studies) and Jo Davies (Head of Junior School Teaching & Learning); our coaches, including Raelene Plozza; Danielle Wolff (particularly for her work in presenting workshops and research); Dr Sophie Keele (for her work on the research team); Christian Machar (Head of Student Leadership); Peter Whitehead (Head of HPE); Monica Le Couteur (Junior School Student Wellbeing Coordinator); and Kay Rogers (Head of Mindfulness), as well as the benefactors that have supported our work.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Kate Casey (Crowther Centre Manager), who will be taking maternity leave in 2019, for her tireless work.

I otherwise wish you all some quality, meaningful time over Christmas and look forward to all that is to come in 2019.


Steve Biddulph is coming to BGS!

World-renowned author of Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph will speak on:

  • how to raise sons who are kind, confident and safe
  • boys and school
  • the importance of dads
  • what single mums can do
  • the three stages of boyhood
  • boys and housework.

This life-changing seminar is unforgettably moving – and funny, too. 

Tickets will sell out so book yours now for Tuesday 21 May 2019 (7.30pm in the Robert Sanderson Centenary Hall).

Please note: We regret that babies and children cannot be admitted to the session.


Parent Workshop Program – Term 4

Our workshop program has concluded for 2018. However, if there is an area of interest that you would like to suggest for our 2019 workshops, or feedback you would like to give, we would love to hear your thoughts.  Please email us at