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​​​​ABOUT

Underpinned by values of endeavour, learning, respect, leadership and community, the Brisbane Grammar School purpose is to educate boys by nurturing their intellectual, physical, and emotional wellbeing to become thoughtful, confident men of character who contribute to their communities.

An independent, non-denominational day and boarding school for boys, located in Spring Hill, BGS caters for 1700 students. Complementing extensive extracurricular and academic programs, the student wellbeing program represents an integral element of the BGS mission.

  • ​​This special edition celebrates our 150-year anniversary. Some of the stories inside include: a six-page feature on some of the BGS community members who achieved extraordinary things across a wide variety of fields; Australia’s oldest and longest-serving teacher, Don Barrett, who retired following a 67-year career in education; student stories on a trip to NASA headquarters in Houston, a world-class fencer, and up-and-coming racing drivers; ​​

  • The intent for Brisbane Grammar School’s 150-year anniversary was to Celebrate our Community and there is no doubt this was achieved throughout 2018. From the major BGS150 events including the Gala Dinner, a royal visit and Sports Lunch, to reunions around Australia and overseas, the theme of ‘community’ was front and centre.

  • The best performed academic and extracurricular students were recognised and the graduating Class of 2018 farewelled at Speech Day in November. The special event also provided an opportunity to hear from the School’s leaders and guest speaker BGS Old Boy Simon Fenwick ’87. Outgoing School Captain Marcus Ray spoke about the importance of community in his eloquent address – the theme for the School’s 150-year anniversary.
  • ​Congratulations to BGS Old Boy Neil Peacey ’71 who won the Audi raffle at the BGS150 Sports Lunch on Friday afternoon. He drove away in a new Q2 1.4 TFSI S Tronic Black with 18” Alloys valued at $50,424 proudly donated by Audi Centre Brisbane.​