As only the twelfth Headmaster of the first independent boys school in Brisbane, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website.
Brisbane Grammar School has an outstanding 148-year historical commitment to educating boys which is expressed both in terms of academic outcomes and the development of lifelong learners. I hope throughout these pages you’ll discover the essence of a Brisbane Grammar education and its capacity to provide your son with the best preparation for his future.
Our historical commitment to a broad liberal education continues to best prepare our boys for an exciting but complex world of change and diversity. As the world changes, we too as educators must continue to innovate to remain at the forefront of advancing teaching and learning practices.
In 2010 we opened our world class integrated learning centre, The Lilley Centre. This magnificent building epitomises our School’s innovative spirit. Its learning spaces and powerful technologies enable rich, collaborative, real-world learning experiences – experiences which will help develop the abilities to think creatively, respond imaginatively, analyse critically and communicate effectively: essential skills for our 21st century citizens.
Of course an important part of learning at Brisbane Grammar happens beyond the classroom. Our extensive and balanced extracurricular program across sports, art, drama, music and a vast array of clubs and activities caters for boys simply wanting to learn new skills and make new friends through to elite performers with the highest aspirations.
For many boys, our outdoor education program is a particular highlight if not all-time favourite. This world class facility with specialist staff offers a unique and transformative adventure experience, or if you ask our students they will simply say it’s ‘a slice of boy heaven’.
Our student wellbeing program represents an integral element of our mission. The School is committed to a culture that fosters and inspires the ongoing development of resilient, responsible and happy individuals.
Last year we expanded our vibrant community of learners to welcome Year 5 into our highly successful Middle School. This year we increased our Year 7 intake as Year 7 moved out of the primary school system across Queensland.
Throughout his journey, a BGS boy will be challenged to rise to his best. We will aim to nurture his talents in a caring and supportive environment in which he can flourish and grow into a thoughtful and confident young man of character who contributes to his community.
For an in depth view of the School's Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 here.
I invite you to explore our website, where you can also enrol online when you are ready. If you would like to know more about how Brisbane Grammar can best serve the educational needs of your son, please call our enrolments staff, join us for a tour, or visit us on Open Day on Saturday 12 August when I look forward to personally welcoming you to Brisbane Grammar School.