From the Head of the Crowther Centre – Dr Ray Swann 

Honouring the Sage in all of us

One of the main principles from the Rites of Passage work is that we take time to deliberately and publicly honour and recognise the ‘genius’ in each boy.

It was wonderful to be able to do this for a group of our academically high-performing students in the Secondary School this week. Following a great speech from Rachel Horton, we paused to acknowledge the following boys:

Year 7 Academic Awards

  • Tristan Orb
  • James Clarkson
  • Jenson Galvin
  • Josh Finkelstein
  • Matthew Cruse
  • Oliver Goodger
  • George Roubos
  • Lachlan Molloy


Year 8 Academic Awards

  • Jorge Houridis
  • Jonah Campigli
  • Jamie Hope
  • Matthew Hill
  • Aaron Hong-Dunnett
  • Zach Bowen
  • James Bourke
  • Mitchell Kuzilny


Year 9 Academic Awards

  • Hamish Roberts
  • Jack Anson
  • Tony Li
  • Max Kortge
  • Eric Sima
  • Lucas Williamson
  • Oliver Lally



Year 10 Academic Awards

  • Jaikob Akinci
  • Harrison Kirkham
  • Liam Konidaris
  • Ben Sexton
  • Wei-Yee Hall
  • Lachie Caldwell
  • Carl Rumbens


Year 11 Academic Half Colours

  • Joshua Sum
  • Max James
  • Leo Kouskouris
  • David Li
  • Martin Kulesza
  • Curtis Wilson
  • Dennis Gu



Whilst these boys have achieved academic distinctions, it is important to also recognise the progress of each boy in his learning. Over the dinner table, you could use a ‘WWW’ (‘what went well today?’) or ‘what are we learning about in school?’ question and just listen, then take a moment to acknowledge your son and his thinking. This may seem like a self-evident and simple process; it is, but it is also about taking the time to do it (which can be a little more tricky).


Crowther Events 

Parent Workshop Program – Term 3

Our workshop program for parents continues. Last week we hosted parents from the Junior School with Director of Teaching and Learning Jo Davies. In the session, we examined the Effective Learner model and how we can build routines to support learning at home. As Jo pointed out, there are many resources available to parents and guardians on the Hub as well as in the student diary. Further, please contact your class teacher if you would like any help or ideas about home-reading, setting out a homework plan and so on. 

Should you wish for Crowther to present or explore the best research available on a certain key topic, please contact us at:

For the remaining Term 3 Workshops, please see dates below along with links to book your place. Places are strictly limited and are booking out fast. I would encourage you all to book your place now or risk missing out.  

  1. Teens and Technology

This workshop will have a focus on all things technology, including: managing technology at home, problems with engagement/disengagement, as well as issues around cyber-bullying, sexting, inappropriate content and more.

When:      Wednesday 22 August 4.30–5.30pm

Where:    Wellbeing Centre

How:        This event is full. To put your name on the waitlist, click HERE


  1. Effective Learner Part II – Building Deeper Routines

This workshop is Part II in our Effective Learner series and best suited to those who have previously attended an Effective Learner workshop.

The workshop will continue to explore the Effective Learner model and look deeper into how to build routines into the home. It will also provide discussion on common issues faced by parents and strategies on how to combat these.

When:      Wednesday 29 August 7.00–8.00pm

Where:     Wellbeing Centre

How:         Book HERE


  1. PROSPER for Parents

A workshop for parents and guardians of boys from ELC to VCE.

The PROSPER model is our wellbeing framework at BGS and stands for: Positivity, Relationships, Outcomes, Strengths, Purpose, Engagement and Resilience.

This workshop will cover what the model is, how it is used at BGS, as well as how can you implement the language and framework in your home.

When:      Wednesday 12 September 4.00–5.00pm

Where:    Wellbeing Centre

How:         Book HERE