Construction of the BGS STEAM Precinct began midway through this year. The project is the most significant in the School’s 153-year history.
The acronym STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics – refers not just to these standalone disciplines but to a way of thinking.
Instead of teaching subjects in isolation, STEAM disciplines can be taught in a way that combines scientific inquiry with technological implementation, engaging the problem solving of engineering, the creativity of art, and mathematical modelling to support students' comprehension and understanding of the real world.
The STEAM Precinct will provide the School with the opportunity to lead education in Australia, differentiating the BGS educational experience from other schools in the country.
Exposure to a collaborative and creative environment where diverse disciplines work together to solve problems will equip BGS students with vital technical and social skills and provide them with a competitive advantage at university and in the workplace.
BGS Boarding’s $5 million redevelopment is almost complete, giving every boarder a private, modern room. Harlin House for Senior School boarders in Years 9 to 12 will open Term 1 next year. This follows the opening of Griffith House for Middle School boarders in Years 5 to 8, which opened in May 2020. Progress photos of Harlin House are shown below.
- Journey - December 2021