Week 1 Term 3
Friday 16 July
In this issue:
- Welcome to Term 3 after busy term break | Semester 1 reports
- Importance of re-establishing routines
- GPS seasons begin for Basketball, Chess, and Rugby
- BGS Golf Day is back in 2021 to raise funds for bursaries
COVID restrictions continue
The same restrictions will continue next week. Please keep your son at home if he is unwell. Students over 12 years old are required to carry a mask and wear it when outside their home, including on public transport. They are not required to wear a mask when on the school premises. We appreciate the effort of our older students to ensure they wear a mask when off campus – they have done a great job this week. Teachers are not required to wear a mask when teaching.
Wearing face masks remains mandatory for all parents and visitors to the School. We request all parents dropping off and collecting students at school to remain in their vehicles and follow all directions from staff.
Welcome back after a busy term break
Semester 2 has begun after a great deal of very positive activity over the break: BGS camps for rugby, chess and basketball. Sadly, the National Sailing Championships in Sydney were cancelled due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak.
I thank the many staff and parents who dedicated holiday time facilitating these indispensable extension activities. I also thank the program leaders: Michael Lake (Basketball), Peter Brunkhorst (Chess), Phillip Mooney (Rugby) and Tim Holzgrefe (Track and Field) for organising pre-season camps and activities. I also wish to congratulate Campbell Watchirs and Jackson Barling for their selection in the Queensland Reds Under 18 team.
Congratulations to Year 12 student Liam Scheel who has signed with Aquinas College in Michigan to continue his studies and volleyball career beyond BGS. Liam is the fifth BGS First VI player to follow this pathway, behind Thomas Douglas-Powell, Max Senica, James Takken, Steven MacDonald.
Some of our Years 11 and 12 students attended the Cape York Indigenous Immersion over the holidays. The nine-day trip to remote Indigenous homelands saw students working on projects chosen by Traditional Owners and spending time with local children.
A number of staff used the term break for professional development opportunities: Ms Jacqui Zervos, Professor Peter Taylor and Dr Hannah Campos-Remon presented at the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) virtual conference, while a number of other staff joined the conference as attendees. Their involvement is consistent with our strategic aim to widen our staff's professional learning opportunities. Mr Simon Canfield is also involved in the IBSC Action Research Project: Boys and Technology - New Horizons, New Challenges, New Learning.
IBSC promotes collaboration between educators from member schools worldwide to design, implement, evaluate, and report on in-depth “action research” projects they have undertaken to improve their effectiveness in the classroom and beyond. Working remotely with a team of educators with similar interests, these researchers engage in discussion, offer informed reflection, and generate and evaluate innovative ideas about best practices in the education of boys.
First semester reports
Students’ first semester reports indicate the majority of our students made effective use of their learning opportunities during the first six months and have been very constructive contributors to a broad range of extracurricular activities. It is encouraging when reading the reports to note how fully many of our students commit to the notion of balance, not only between academic and cocurricular involvements, but also in the diversity of their cocurricular commitments and public purpose contributions. I am pleased with the Year 12 results and urge seniors to enhance the academic gains in this critical third term.
At the start of each new term, I remind parents about the importance of following traffic controllers’ directions at the front and back of the School. I ask that parents adhere to the rules that we have created to protect the boys. While there will always be the odd issue to sort out, many can be avoided by drivers being patient and students being cautious. I do thank our community for their constructive and supportive response thus far. We will continue to evaluate procedures and invite community feedback from time to time.
This weekend sees the opening of the GPS competitions in chess, basketball and rugby. I wish all our competitors much success in the opening round.
Finally, I wish to welcome the following new teaching staff to the school: Kirsten Allingham (Languages), Harry Curtin (Senior PE), Sally Loane (Senior English), Adrian Howard (Senior Mathematics), Ally Kettle (Middle School Core), Lisa Miller (Junior English), Jack Straughan (Junior History and Geography), Stuart Shirley (Middle School Core).
- Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School | David Carroll
- Outdoor Education
- Student Wellbeing
- Academic Updates | Tertiary Studies Expo
It has been great to welcome back students and staff to Term 3. I appreciate your efforts to ensure your son’s return with the correct uniform and appropriate hairstyle.
We have given the boys a clear message about the importance of re-establishing routines after the three-week break, and I ask you to focus on this at home. I know Mr Williams-Jones and Mr Byron will be working with the boarders to do the same. Establishing key routines quickly will help boys achieve their best during the term. Heads of Year, Assistant Heads of Year and Form Tutors will focus on student engagement in class and they will contact you if they think there is an issue. If your son is not working at home, please contact his Head of Year so we can address this together.
The final round of football was a great success for our school leaders and the Spirit Committee. The crowd supporting our First XI Football team led by King Gee was fantastic. This term, boys are welcome to support our flagship teams in basketball, chess and rugby. They will be required to wear full school uniform and sit as a group. Staff and student leaders will be on hand to supervise.
Director of Boarding
As we begin Term 3, I would like to welcome three new boarding students to our community. I wish Sieg Mackellar (Year 12), Henry Tuma (Year 9), and Borui Robertson-Zeng (Year 6) all the best in Harlin House and Griffith House. We also welcome Mr Tim Fulton (Acting Assistant Head of Year 12 and Teacher of Economics) to our Boarding Tutor team and look forward to his ongoing involvement on Wednesday evenings.
As we look ahead, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide an insight into one of our important rituals in BGS Boarding.
Each Monday evening, our House Families gather in the Dining Room to help the boys form friendships across the houses. We have eight families in total, each of which is led by one of our Boarding Tutors (teachers within the School) and assisted by a member of the residential team. Each family consists of boys from Years 6 to 12, facilitating those all-important connections with the residential setting. The House Family is a core element of the Boarding program, and each week the Boarding Tutor will check in with their respective students. It has been heartening to see the impact of this important aspect of the program.
During the evening dinner, we sit and eat with our House Families, rather than year groups. For Mrs Williams-Jones and me, it is a privilege to sit with each family over the course of the term. It is great to connect with the boarders in a more relaxed setting, but equally, it is rewarding to hear the conversations taking place between the different year levels.
We also traditionally have an address during the meal delivered by a member of the House Family elected for that week. Next week, Chanula Wanasinghe (Year 11) will deliver his speech; it has been rewarding working with him to develop his ideas.
We have a theme each term, and over the next 10 weeks, we will explore the topic of gratitude, knowing the positive benefits of being grateful for what we have and the actions of those who live alongside us.
I very much look forward to hearing about gratitude from the viewpoints of our boarders and how they believe gratitude will improve and enrich the boarding experience.
Director of Outdoor Education
9D attended Moogerah in the final week of Term 2. Their experience was shortened slightly to allow for the early school finish time, and this allowed the class to complete their service project at Pepperina Hill instead of Bitenbar. The class spread mulch on a grove of native saplings planted during a Year 10 service project in 2019. The plantings have had an excellent survival rate to date and the work of 9D will ensure they have every chance of maturing. The boys will be able to see the impact of their work when they return in Year 10.
The class were enthusiastic about the outdoor education experience and the opportunity to finish the term at Moogerah. The students demonstrated the components of ‘leading self’ by taking responsibility, completing tasks in full and showing independence and initiative.
Jack Webb was an enthusiastic participant. He put effort into all aspects of the program and was willing to challenge himself. Jack chose to take on the crack climb on the climbing tower and completed the challenge with the support of his peers. Rupert Thynne was a great contributor. He worked hard during the expedition by completing the group duties of washing up dishes, collecting firewood and maintaining the campsite. Rupert was a valued team member and maintained a positive attitude through all the tasks and challenges.
Oliver Cray and Alexander Sclavos were enthusiastic about the whole program. They spent time at the campsite learning the knots as part of the knot tying competition. After some practice, these boys were confident tying all four knots and were willing to challenge the staff. With a 15-second head start, the boys finished the four knots before the teachers and had their backpacks carried back to the centre as a reward for their efforts.
Year 11 Outdoor Education Leaders Will Motley, Alex Thakur and Tom Jackson were a strong and reliable leadership team. They developed a connection with the Year 9 students, were proactive leaders and made excellent contributions to the 9D experience.
A short movie of the boys' experiences can be viewed via the 9D Video link.
Outdoor Education photos are now available via the School’s photo management system, Pixevety. The platform helps the School safely manage and share our photos. This user guide provides instructions on how to access, navigate, search and download photos. The system uses single sign on and must be accessed via MyGrammar > Useful Links > Pixevety. Once activated, you will be prompted to enter a login email and password, but please do not attempt to login this way. Instead, go back to MyGrammar and click on Pixevety again. You can then view the photos by clicking on the Outdoor Education Year 9 folder in Pixevety.
Director of Student Wellbeing Programs
Parent Webinar Information Evening | Monday 19 July 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Respectful Relationships with Dr Tessa Opie
A reminder for families that Dr Tessa Opie will be to speaking to parents and caregivers about the world of relationships, which our young people are attempting to interpret and negotiate in a digital and hyper-sexualised climate. She will explore the impact of the media and online pornography on our children’s attitudes and expectations in relation to sexual activity. She will also discuss what we can do as parents, caregivers and role models to positively encourage our young people to develop a healthy and realistic sense of self and ‘other’.
Here is the link to the webinar Relationship and Sexuality Education Evening. The webinar will be recorded and accessible for parents and caregivers for one week.
If you are interested in the work of Dr Tessa Opie, please visit inyourskin.
Brisbane Grammar School is committed to working in partnership with parents and caregivers to equip students with the skills they need. Healthy, respectful relationships are something we all want for young people. As parents and educators, we are concerned that with new technology explicit sexual material is not only easier to access, it is also easier to make and share. Young people’s exposure to and capacity to create and share explicit sexual material raises a range of concerns for their optimal social and sexual development and wellbeing.
Student Wellbeing Curriculum – Respectful Relationships Education
A great deal of work is currently underway to ensure our Student Wellbeing curriculum explicitly addresses the issue of respectful relationships and sexuality education through an age-appropriate program. During Student Wellbeing lessons this semester, boys in Years 7 to 11 will be challenged to consciously consider their relationship values, attitudes, and expectations, in a social climate that feeds misleading and often harmful messages about sex and relationships. We hope that by engaging boys in robust and pragmatic discussions, they will be empowered to make good choices about relationship expectations, enabling them to establish safe personal boundaries for themselves and others.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the program, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or your son’s Head of Year.
2021 Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)
The 2021 Tertiary Studies Expo is going ahead this weekend. This is a great opportunity for Years 10, 11 and 12 students to explore tertiary options.
Date: Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 July.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds (600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills).
The TSXPO is Australia’s largest Tertiary Studies Expo for school and post-graduate students. The expo provides an excellent opportunity for students to find all the information they need to support their post-school career plans. Admission is free.
Exhibitors at the event will include local, interstate and overseas education and employment providers (universities, private education providers, TAFE, Defence Force recruiting, employers, etc).
Click here for more information.
Director of Counselling and Academic Services
It has been wonderful welcoming the boys back to campus after the mid-year break. It seems that many enjoyed the opportunity to relax and unwind and were keen to reunite with their friends.
As we move into Semester 2, your son will note some changes to his timetable. Consolidation and Preparation will be trialled before lunch for the remainder of the year. Boys will also be studying different semester-based subjects. It is important that boys note when they are required to bring in PE uniform and musical instruments as these days may have changed. I strongly encourage the boys to print out their timetable and put it on the fridge or in a highly visible spot to assist with their daily organisation.
A reminder that winter uniform continues until Monday 6 September. Students are required to wear their School jumper to and from school and to Middle School Assemblies until this date.
Next week, parents are invited to participate in parent teacher interviews. The purpose of these interviews is to discuss any concerns relating to the Semester 1 report. Interviews will be online for parents in Years 7 and 8. Parents in Years 5 and 6 will be offered the choice of face-to-face or online interviews. All parents should have received information regarding the booking process.
As we move into a new term, many boys will be engaged in various new cocurricular activities. A reminder that Years 5 and 6 students must attend BGS supervision if they finish training or rehearsals before 5.30pm and are not collected at the conclusion of the activity.
We extend a very warm welcome to Ms Ally Kettle who has joined the Middle School community as the 7C Form Tutor.
- Deputy Headmaster Cocurricular | Greg Thorne
- BGS Public Speaking competition (Years 5 - 12)
- Grammar Literary Competition
- Track and Field
Important information | Term 3
Welcome back to Term 3 and the commencement of a new range of Cocurricular sporting opportunities for our students, with the start of the GPS seasons for Basketball, Chess, Rugby and soon, Track and Field. In the Performing Arts, our Junior Dramatic Production is in full rehearsal, as are our musical ensembles who have been keen to resume.
With all this activity, please review the following information as a reminder of our expectations and the GPS Association’s expectations.
Late yesterday, the GPS Association responded to the updated information from the Queensland Government relating to COVID restrictions and guidelines. Many of you would have received the notification via the BGS app and had the opportunity to read this statement from the GPS. If not, please review it here.
Further updates relating to COVID restrictions and guidelines will continue to be communicated via the BGS app and MyGrammar.
This week, teams were settled for the first round GPS Basketball, Chess and Rugby. In Basketball, we were not able to meet the demand of students seeking to play. I wanted to take a moment to explain this and provide some context that may be helpful in discussions with your sons.
The GPS competition is restricted to fixtures taking place on a Saturday, between a designated window of time. We cannot play until late in the afternoon, nor can we begin too early. Add to this the venue restrictions; Basketball is one of the few sports played in a split-venue arrangement. On most rounds, if Years 9 to 12 students are playing away, our Years 5 to 8 students will play their fixtures at home. This optimises the use of all available courts throughout the fixture window. We also arrange to use other courts to further enhance our offerings.
For those who did not gain selection in a GPS Basketball team, our new Basketball Director is making arrangements for involvement via an intra-school competition, with details to be available via the Basketball page on MyGrammar soon.
At assembly this week, we presented representatives of our flagship teams for Basketball, Chess and Rugby. The School wished them well for the fixtures ahead. Our Chess students compete at The Southport School (TSS) this evening, and our Basketball and Rugby students play tomorrow against TSS.
I wish to remind our community members of our respective roles in Cocurricular participation and performance. Our students are involved in the sport, supported and guided by our coaches. As a parent myself, I understand that it can be challenging to spectate and remain calm at times. We care about our children, and sport (especially contact sport) can be confronting. Should you have significant concerns about the competition or the conduct of individuals, these are to be raised with BGS staff. We will then take the matter up with the opposition school and work to resolve the issue. The BGS coach or program leader is the best starting point and they will intervene and/or elevate matters as required.
The GPS Code of Conduct outlines the expectations across all sports and activities for students, coaches, officials, parents and spectators. Our competitions cannot exist without true community cooperation, and I thank you for playing your part in supporting us and your son.
Middle School Dramatic Production
Auditions for this year's Middle School Dramatic Production have created a buzz of excitement in the Middle School this week.
Close to 100 students expressed interest in the production, and the directors have been highly impressed with the energy and talent on display.
We can’t wait to announce this year’s cast to the community in our next Newsletter article.
Co-Director, Middle School Dramatic Production
Junior Dramatic Production - The Scene Project
Rehearsals for this year’s Junior Dramatic Production kicked off this week with an Artist in Residence visit. Professional actor Lauren Jackson from Queensland Theatre worked with our Years 9 and 10 cast, offering her insights into The Scene Project script, We Are The Mutable. Drawing on her physical theatre background, Lauren pushed the ensemble to think and work in new ways, creating fresh interpretations of the text. We thank Lauren and look forward to channelling her advice and enthusiasm as we continue to refine our performance.
We will be presenting our abridged version of the script at the Bille Brown theatre on 18 August and again at our BGS showcase on 20 August. Information on ticketing will be released shortly – watch this space!
Amy Irvine, Naomi Russell, Tania Connell and Carly Wilson
Term 3 Concerts
It is almost concert time again! While some of our more senior ensembles have performed recently at Grammar in Concert and Open Day, there is a wonderful collection of bands and choirs very keen to showcase their fine work. The school community is invited to support our young musicians and to enjoy some excellent music by attending these concerts. Students have been emailed the details.
Chamber Ensemble Concert
|Date||Thursday 22 July|
|Time||6.00pm (students are required no later than 5.45pm)|
|Venue||The Great Hall|
|Cost/Entry||Adults $10, Students/Concession $5. Book online here|
|Uniform||Performance uniform (white shirt and tie)|
|Ensembles||Grammar Chamber Strings, Guarneri Strings, Tartini Strings, Junior Percussion Ensemble, Grammar Voices, Chamber Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, Flute Ensemble|
Bands and Percussion Concert
|Date||Thursday 29 July|
|Time||6.00pm (students are required no later than 5.45pm)|
Adults $10, Student/Concession $5. Book online here
|Uniform||Performance Uniform (white shirt and tie)|
Boom Percussion Ensemble, Crash Percussion Ensemble, Senior Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Grammar Symphonic Band, Grainger Concert Band, Williams Concert Band, Holst Concert Band
As we approach the Performance Awards season at BGS, we are excited to offer two extension opportunities to our young musicians.
Chamber Music Performance Awards
Boys are invited to form small chamber music ensembles of two to eight performers and prepare a piece to be performed in the Great Hall on Sunday 29 August. They will be judged by the visiting adjudicators with prizes awarded as part of the Performance Awards. This is open to students of all levels with any combination of instruments and/or voices encouraged. Repertoire is to be prepared independent of BGS music staff, though they will be available to assist with repertoire selection and rehearsal organisation. Details on MyGrammar.
Boys are invited to submit their original compositions to be judged by external judges. There will be a variety of categories in each of three age groups: Junior (Years 5 to 7); Intermediate (Years 8 to 10); Senior (Years 11 and 12).
- Solo instrument or voice
- Chamber Ensemble (three to eight independent parts)
- School Ensemble
- Singer Songwriter (contemporary song that may be a live performance rather than a written composition)
Submissions are to be student-generated and not be a formal music assignment as part of the academic music program. There will be several lunchtime tutorials to support the boys in their endeavours. Entries will be due on Friday 10 September with places announced early Term 4. Details on MyGrammar.
Head of Music
BGS fencers were busy over the school holidays with the School Fencer Individual Championships on 19 June, and the Cadet & U15 State Championships on 26 June, both held at Yeronga. It was great to see so many boys participate in fencing outside of school. We look forward to cheering on those fencers who have entered the Cadet & U15 National Championships. This competition has been postponed until September due to the lockdown in Sydney.
School Fencer Individual Championship Results
|Intermediate Boys Epee||Tim Hinton||Ryan Malone|
|Intermediate Boys Foil||Daylin Johnson|
|Intermediate Boys Sabre||Oliver Tu||Lucas Lu||Sahej Bansi|
|Senior Boys Epee||Sterling Saini|
|Senior Boys Sabre||Ian Wong||Oliver Tu||Lucas Lu|
State U15 and Cadet Championship Results
|U15 Boys Epee||Ryland Malone|
|U15 Boys Foil||Hanbi Seo||Daylin Johnson||Nicholas Howarth|
|U15 Boys Sabre||Oliver Tu||Lucas Lu|
|Cadet Boys Epee||
|Cadet Boys Foil||Thomas Kwan||Hanbi Seo|
|Cadet Boys Sabre||Ian Wong||Oliver Tu||Lucas Lu|
Fencers should keep their whites until the School Magazine photo on Monday 11 October. Details of photo times will be confirmed later in the term. Those with annual hire are required to return their whites before the last week of school in Term 4.
Students who would like to continue fencing should look for opportunities from QFA or consider joining a club. More information is available from any of our coaches or Ms Chin.
Term 3 Internal Fixtures
First round of Term 3 fixtures is on tonight for all Year 8 to 12 students who signed on for this activity. Thank you to Lucas Raaymakers and our Captain Tom Strooper for leading this initiative. Check MyGrammar for the teams list and draw.
These are informal internal fixtures and out of season. Any students wishing to fence who have other sport or activities in Term 3 should honour their in-season commitments as a priority.
The next meeting is on 9 August in ISC Classroom 1. New members always welcome and a membership form can be found on MyGrammar. The Musketeers AGM will be on Thursday 26 August on Microsoft Teams. More information will be available soon.
The annual BGS Public Speaking Competition allows keen speakers to deliver an original speech to an audience of their peers on a topic of their choice. There is no fixed genre; it may be persuasive, informative, reflective or even narrative.
For Years 5 to 8, trials to select eight finalists for each year level competition will be held on the following days:
|year 5||Week 6, Tuesday 7 August||10.05am in CB201|
|year 6||Week 5, Tuesday 10 August||10.05am in CB201|
|year 7||Week 4, Tuesday 3 August||10.05am in CB201|
|year 8||Week 7 Wednesday 24 August||10.05am in CB201|
Year level finals for the eight finalists selected in the trials will be held in Weeks 7 and 8:
|Year 5||Week 7, Wednesday 25 August||Period 6 in the MS Amphitheatre*|
|year 6||Week 7, Wednesday 25 August||Period 5 in the MS Amphitheatre*|
|year 7||Week 7, Monday 23 August||Period 5 in the MS Amphitheatre*|
|year 8||Week 8, Monday 30 August||Period 5 in the MS Amphitheatre*|
*If Year Level Assemblies are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions, student speeches will be filmed and presented during online assemblies instead.
Boys who wish to participate in the Middle School trials should collect further information from Middle School Reception where they should also complete the Application Register.
For boys in Years 9 to 12, the competition for each year level will be held on the following days:
|Year 9||Week 7 Term 3, Thursday 26 August||3.20pm in the Forum|
|year 10||Week 6 Term 3, Thursday 19 August||3.20pm in the Forum|
|year 11||Week 2 Term 4, Thursday 14 October||3.20pm in the Forum|
|year 12||Week 7 Term 3, Monday 25 August||3.20pm in the Great Hall|
More information for Years 9 to 12 students is available in each year level’s English course. Boys who wish to speak should register their interest with Mr Greg Howes, either in person (in the English/History Staffroom) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Carla Salmon and Greg Howes
Internal Public Speaking Coordinators
The Grammar Literary Competition is open to students in Years 9 to 12 and aims to encourage and acknowledge student writing. There are categories for narratives, poetry, biographies and essays. The winner of each category will receive a Speech Day prize and will potentially have his work published in The School Window.
More information about the competition and its categories is available in an announcement in each year level’s English course.
Entries must be submitted to the relevant dropbox by Wednesday 1 September.
The 2021 Track and Field season starts in Week 3 of Term 3. The training schedule and calendar will be posted on MyGrammar shortly.
Nominations for external competitions will be open soon. Students competing in 13 years to Opens will be able to nominate for Met North, and students competing in the 10 years to 12 years will be able to nominate for City District.
All information relating to Track and Field can be found in the Cocurricular tab on MyGrammar.
Track and Field Director
- Volunteer Roster
- P&F Auxiliary | Connect - Care - Contribute
- BGS Golf Day 2021 | Friday 20 August
- The Jam | Saturday 21 August
- BGSOBA Business Breakfasts
- Year 11 Parent Function
- Year 12 Mother's Lunch
- Upcoming Events
- BGS150 History Book
- 2021 Calendar
Tuckshop +61 7 3834 5229
Grammar Shop +61 7 3834 5347
Roster Secretary Wendy Smith - email@example.com
Grammar Shop hours
Weekdays 7.30am – 11.00am
Weekdays 7.00am – 2.00pm
Due to social distancing, we can only have three volunteers for breakfast and six volunteers for morning tea and lunch.
The P&F Auxiliary is a subcommittee of the P&F Association that facilitates fundraising and fosters parent fellowship and the sense of strong community at Brisbane Grammar School. All profits are returned to the School to enhance the experience for students and families.
The Tuckshop and Grammar Shop are currently operating cash-free, so please plan accordingly. Safety guidelines regarding social distancing and hand sanitising will continue in both locations.
Open weekdays before school, during breaks and at lunchtime.
The Tuckshop provides a selection of hot food, fresh salads, wraps, rolls and drinks. Please recharge your BGS Card here.
Part-time Tuckshop Assistant Position
The P&F Auxiliary is seeking a Tuckshop Assistant for nine hours per week, 11.00am to 2.00pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the school term. We encourage interested applicants to apply using this link.
Open weekdays from 7.30am to 11.00am.
Grammar Shop staff appreciate parents arranging payment for their sons prior to their arrival. The simplest way for students to pay is by using their BGS Card, which can be topped-up online (MyGrammar\BGS Card).
NEW BGS TUMBLERS
The Grammar Shop has a new product: Luigi Bormioli veronese glass tumblers designed with oval bases and round rims for that extra flair and comfort in the hand. With the BGS logo etched these will make beautiful gifts or mementos.
Please call the Grammar Shop on 07 3834 5347 to discuss your needs.
Tee up your team – BGS Golf Day is returning in 2021!
We'd love you to join us again on Friday 20 August at The Brisbane Golf Club for a great day of golf and networking to support bursaries.
In 2019, the BGS Golf Day raised over $20,000 for the BGS Bursary Fund to provide financial support for a boy who does not have the means to attend the School. This year, we have a target of raising over $30,000. Sponsorship and prize donation opportunities are available to support our fundraising efforts.
The BGSOBA is proud to present the return of The Jam – Band Battle '21 at Brisbane's iconic music venue The Triffid, owned and operated by Old Boy John Collins ’87. Come and cheer on some amazing bands and mingle with our community. All members of the BGS community, family and friends are welcome to attend this event.
The winning band will win a day in Airlock Recording Studios with Old Boy Ian Haug ’87 from Powderfinger and The Church. The winner’s recorded song will then be streamed via Gyrostream thanks to Andy Wilson.
Don't miss the next two BGSOBA Business Breakfasts following the first event being sold out!
The BGS community is invited to join the below upcoming BGSOBA Business Breakfasts at The Grove Rooftop, 480 Queen Street Brisbane. Community members are encouraged to invite their peers and business associates from beyond the BGS community for this networking opportunity. Join the below events to hear from reputable speakers in the field:
- Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy | Wednesday 15 September, 7.00am to 8.30am. Panellists include Brett Clark '85 (ePharmacy) and Steve Baxter (entrepreneur, investor, and ‘Shark’ on Shark Tank Australia).
- The Business of Sport | Thursday 11 November, 7.00am to 8.30am. Panellists announced shortly.
Light Dark Blue: 150 Years of Learning and Leadership at Brisbane Grammar School is available for purchase. The beautiful 500-page hardcover book updates the BGS story with previously untold anecdotes, rare photographs and illustrations. With a limited print run, it is sure to become a sought after collector’s item. Standard edition and limited editions are available.
Click here to view all BGS150 merchandise – limited stocks remain.