Some say it takes a village... We say it takes a community.
Since our gates opened in 1869, Brisbane Grammar School has provided financial aid to facilitate access to a BGS education. The tradition of providing support to students whose families could not otherwise afford a BGS education continues today.
Indigenous bursary students Stephen Baronio and brothers Zeke and Micah Leaupepe Perkins were featured in a terrific story in The Courier-Mail in February this year. The story showcased how BGS is improving outcomes for Indigenous boys through bursaries and gave the students an opportunity to explain what they had gained from their BGS journeys.
“The school has given me a very different work ethic, and the teachers do so much to prepare us for life after school,” Zeke told the newspaper.
Headmaster Anthony Micallef said BGS had a social responsibility to support boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“We have 66 families on bursaries, which are all means tested,” he said. “We develop a program for each boy that continues after school when they go to university or become leaders in their own communities.”
Our 2018 Annual Appeal
aims to raise funds to support current and future generations of boys, like Stephen, Zeke and Micah, who attend BGS on needs-based bursaries. Click here
Read more about initiatives that provide essential support for bursary recipients:
Together, we can provide life-changing opportunities for boys in financial need to attend BGS.