A Word from the Headmaster – Ross Featherston

Welcome back to Term 2. The mode of learning may look a little different this term but our basic premise as experienced educators remains the same – to engage with the boys and help them become effective learners.

A priority this term is to promote connectedness with the boys and with each other, encouraging our boys to be ready to learn. Our staff, led by Dr Ray Swann, have worked tirelessly over the holiday break to refine our Distance Learning curriculum. You can learn more at Crowther Centre news.

How you can help is to work with your son so that he is ready to learn at the start of each school day, by having his laptop, books and resources on hand, being logged in to the School network and by establishing a good work from home routine. All the information he needs is available on The Hub (Secondary School) and via his Year Level blog (Junior School).

As well as the boys’ academic commitments, we are keen to promote their creativity this term so they have productive time offline and can engage with their student voice.

I am confident in the boys’ ability to rise to the challenges and adapt to changes that once seemed improbable. This can be their time to shine, to show their resilience and determination to work with their teachers to achieve the best outcomes.

I look forward to a productive term for boys and staff. Look after yourself and each other.

 

From the Deputy Headmaster, Head of Junior School – Peter Tellefson

Welcome back to Term 2 albeit from a distance!  I hope this newsletter finds you and your family members safe and well as we navigate our way through these challenging times. Special welcome to Eric Ding (ELC3 Bilby), Bodhi Lockett (ELC3 Wombat), Rohan Srinisvasan (ELC3 Bilby), William Sullivan (ELC3 Bilby) and Silas Rack (3 Wills).  We wish these boys and their families a long and happy time at Brighton Grammar.

I appreciate the support all parents provided to their sons at the end of Term 1 and I admire the time, effort and commitment shown by our team of Junior Staff as we transition from Term 1 and implement Distance Learning 2.0. We anticipated we may have experienced some technical glitches this morning, it is my hope all was sorted this afternoon.

At the end of last term, I enjoyed the opportunity to chat with our Junior School Captain, Kenneth Yeung via Zoom. At the end of the interview, I asked Kenneth if he had any questions, he asked me a number of them and you can watch our video conversation below.

As you can see from the video footage, Stage 1 of our renovations is complete and Stage 2, the Lower Primary playground, is near completion. All is in readiness for our boys to access the music, indoor sport spaces and our swimming pool on their return.

Please pass on my best wishes to your boys, I miss my morning greetings, shaking of hands and my daily interactions. Take care.

 

Ready to Learn

It’s been a big day, as school resumes for Term 2.

​While it’s a change of scenery, it’s good to see these boys back in ‘class’ and Ready to Learn! 

 
 

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