Week 3 Term 4
Friday 22 October 2021
In this issue:
- Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School reflects on the Class of 2021
- Christmas Hamper donation callout
- 15 awards received in Queensland Historical Writing competition
- A third BGS student secures The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award in 2021
This week’s Senior School Assembly was an important and emotional one, as students and staff farewelled the Class of 2021.
Before I detail the strengths of this group of young men, I want to take you back to the start of 2020, when we introduced a new leadership role for our Year 11 students – Outdoor Education leaders. With the new ATAR system, Year 12 Form Seniors could no longer attend the Moogerah camp with their younger Tutor Group, so we created an opportunity for Year 11 students. The current senior cohort took up the role enthusiastically, with over 120 students receiving training prior to attending Moogerah with a younger Form Class. We have seen the boys develop skills that they have taken into their senior year, and we have been overwhelmed by the success of the program.
Leadership at BGS is directed towards a greater purpose than self, which is service beyond personal needs to include the needs of the School and the local and global community. The greatest achievement of the senior cohort this year has been the connection they have created with each other and their commitment to the younger students at school.
Each year, the Headmaster and I meet with each of the Year 12 Tutor Groups to talk about what they believe has gone well during their time at the School. I cannot remember a single Tutor Group that did not acknowledge the commitment to each other and the desire to work closely with younger students. I am so proud of how they have made this a priority, and the impact their actions will have on future senior cohorts. In fact, we are making changes to Public Purpose committees as a result of their work. In 2022 all Public Purpose project groups will be vertical – students from all year levels will be able to get involved in projects they’re interested in and work closely with students from different year levels. Thank you to the Class of 2021 for starting this initiative.
I also want to praise the work of the senior students who engaged in the senior committees. The numbers this year were unprecedented and show a commitment from all senior students, not just those who were appointed to specific positions. This is a culmination of the work of the senior cohorts from the last few years and it is pleasing to see the continued improvement this year.
I am grateful to the work of the School and Boarding prefects and their leadership of the student body this year. They have been innovative, supportive, and consistent and the School and Boarding House are better thanks to this work. I also wish to acknowledge the Form Tutors and Boarding Tutors who have supported the senior students this year. The positive relationships they have fostered over the years are a powerful component of our wellbeing model and are a great support for our senior students.
Finally, I wish to acknowledge the work of the Student Leadership Team – Tom Stunden, William Staib, Harry Anstey-Walsh, Aly Sultan and Campbell Watchirs – who have provided the glue that has connected their cohort. They have been a pleasure to work with and have demonstrated the BGS values and the selfless actions that make up the BGS leadership style.
Each year, BGS is fortunate to have a wonderful group of senior students and 2021 has been no different. Thank you for what you have done and best of luck in the upcoming external exams.
- School Magazine goes digital
- 2022 ACER Scholarship Examination - Registration Open
- Translink bus service changes in 2022
- Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan – Roadmap
Brisbane Grammar School Magazine goes digital
At the beginning of each new school year, Years 6 to 12 students take home a copy of the Brisbane Grammar School Magazine, an annual review of school events and cocurricular activities from the previous school year.
We have identified that many parents prefer to read BGS publications online. This is a more environmentally sustainable option.
In January 2022, the 2021 School Magazine will be available to all parents as a free downloadable PDF. A limited number of hard copies will be printed, primarily for Year 12 students who will receive a copy at their home address in January 2022.
We encourage all other parents to read the School Magazine in the new paperless digital format. If, however, you still wish to receive a hard copy, please opt in here before Friday 26 November. Print copies will not be available after this closing date.
Brisbane Grammar School has a long and proud tradition of offering scholarships and bursaries to boys who have demonstrated they have the potential to derive great benefit from a Brisbane Grammar School education.
Academic Scholarships (Trustees’ Scholarships) are awarded on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence to boys commencing Year 7 or Year 10 in 2023, based on their performance in the annual ACER Scholarship Exam, an interview with the Headmaster, and a willingness to contribute to the wider school community.
The ACER Scholarship Examination will be held at the School on Saturday 26 February 2022. Registration is only available online here until midnight AEDST Monday 7 February 2022. The cost of registration is $140.
Director of Enrolments
BGS has been informed of changes to Translink bus services in early 2022 that may impact boys’ journey to and from school. Please visit Translink’s Journey Planner two weeks before school starts in 2022 for updated information and to plan your journey.
Any questions related to school travel can be directed to Translink at 13 12 30 or online here.
Director of School Operations
The Premier has announced this week Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan providing a roadmap to the easing of restrictions and opening up borders in the lead up to Christmas.
Once 70% of Queensland’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated (expected on 19 November 2021) anyone who has been in a declared domestic hotspot in the previous 14 days can travel into Queensland provided:
- They are fully vaccinated
- Arrive by air
- Have had a negative COVID-19 test in the previous 72 hours
- Undertake home quarantine for 14 days
Direct international arrivals into Queensland will have to complete 14 days quarantine in a government-nominated facility.
International arrivals who arrive via another state or territory will have to quarantine in a Government-nominated facility until 14 days have passed since they arrived into Australia.
Once 80% of Queensland’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated (expected on 17 December 2021):
- Travellers from an interstate hotspot can arrive by road or air
- They must be fully vaccinated
- They must have had a negative COVID-19 test in the previous 72 hours
- No quarantine required.
Direct international arrivals can undertake 14 days (subject to review by AHPPC) home quarantine and subject to conditions set by Queensland Health provided they are:
- Fully vaccinated
- Have a negative COVID test in previous 72 hours.
Once 90% of eligible Queenslanders are fully vaccinated:
- No border restrictions or quarantine for fully vaccinated people
- Unvaccinated travellers will need to meet requirements for entry and undertake a period of quarantine.
As of yesterday, 58.7% of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated.
For the full details of Queensland’s COVID Vaccination Plan please read the Queensland Premier’s media release https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93541.
- Academic updates | Subject selections
- Outdoor Education
- Student Wellbeing
- Queensland Historical Writing Competition
Director of Digital Learning
2022 subject selection for all year levels has concluded. As previously advised by the Deputy Headmaster – Teaching and Learning, 2022 sees the biggest changes to curriculum structure at the School since the mid-1990s. Student subject preference information has been used to determine the structure of the School’s timetable, including the number of classes, class sizes and the numbers of teachers required.
Last week, all students in Years 8 to 10 received an email confirmation of their subjects for the start of 2022. Booklist information will be published shortly.
Some students have indicated that they wish to change their preferences. This is not possible at present. The Director of Assessment and Reporting is responsible for managing the formal process for subject changes. This involves completing a formal written application and an interview with the student, his current teacher and Head of Department of the subject he wishes to move to. In many cases, advice or counselling from Student Services is also required before considering the request.
However, at the start of each year a small window is provided for boys in Years 9 to 11 to apply without the usual formal processes. Note, any change is dependent on resourcing constraints such as class size, room and teacher availability. The Director of Assessment and Reporting will advise students of the exact timing of this window next year. Any request to have a change considered must be made in person by the student.
Director of Boarding
I remember my first year of teaching well, working at a large boarding school north of London. In a time before the proliferation of technology, the items brought in by students were very different to what we see daily in Griffith and Harlin Houses. Normally it would be a well-secured 'tuck box' full of treats to supplement their diet, the odd piece of sporting equipment and, more often than not, a bag of coins.
These were for the coin-operated phone that could be found in each boarding house. If you didn’t know where the phone was, all you had to do was to look for the queue of boys. There was an unwritten rule of how much time you had on the phone, controlled as much by the depth of the queue as the number of coins in the bag. The advent of mobile phones has been, for the most part, a welcome and positive development. They have facilitated a far better connection to home for students in boarding.
That said, the phones that we today have access to are far more than merely a way of calling home. They do our banking, our COVID check-in duty, are a way of navigating, and much more. For me, my phone is a miniature computer managing boarding through Reach, emails, texts, the odd Facetime call, and some contact through WhatsApp with overseas parents. There are times when I find myself checking it when I should show greater control. I sense that the same challenges are faced by our boarders and have observed not only a fascination with the latest from Snapchat or TikTok, but equally an overwhelming desire to play games, especially for our younger boarders.
With this in mind, I want to revisit one of the prime reasons why we collect phones at night: sleep.
Extensive studies indicate the benefits of good quality sleep. These include improving physical and mental resilience, sporting performance, the ability to focus and make decisions, improved memory and a reduction in stress. There are also factors that play a part in getting a good night’s sleep. These range from getting sufficient exercise to creating the right environment and establishing a good bedtime routine. Part of that routine is the management of screen time.
As we approach the end of the year, we look to enable the boys to make good decisions around screen time and a healthy lifestyle. Should parents wish to discuss any element of our approach, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Director of Outdoor Education
10F managed some windy conditions on Lake Moogerah during their aquatic leadership session. They facilitated flat water rafting activities, including the standing team, flipping and righting the raft, and some hard team paddling into the wind.
The boys went on their expedition on Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to some program changes, they enjoyed the chance to paddle across to Sandy Creek Gorge and complete the Giant Ladder height activity.
Taj Saini was a kind and mature student. He demonstrated initiative during the expedition and was consistently supporting his peers and the staff. Taj made some excellent navigation decisions as a leader and made the most of the adventure. Lachie Reck maintained great energy and enthusiasm for the outdoors. His positive attitude had a great impact on the group. Lachie wrote a poem reflecting on his Moogerah experiences, which can be heard in the video link below.
Daniel Johnson and Kai Scott-Thompson were both hard workers and great navigators. They were valuable group members and helped their group stay focused and motivated during the long expedition day. Rowan Tong-Law was an excellent leader who brought the group together to make the difficult decisions during the expedition. Rowan maintained the respect of his group and was widely celebrated by his peers and staff.
Hansa Tennakoon was mature and reliable in the outdoors. His efforts were valued by his group, and he always got the job done. Ozair Rahman proved to be a capable leader who showed initiative and took on extra roles at every opportunity.
David Yu reflected on his time at Moogerah and wrote: "… I've loved each experience I've had here. Outdoor Education has allowed me to connect better with my peers, challenge myself and face new experiences that I otherwise wouldn't have the chance to encounter. Here, I've found my passion for climbing, facing heights, and experiencing the outdoors overall. It is always a great feeling to look back on how far you've come, whether it's yourself in Year 6 or your hike up to the top of Mt Moon."
A short movie of the boys' experiences can be viewed via the 10F 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 10 folder in Pixevety.
Director of Student Wellbeing Programs
Student Wellbeing Curriculum Senior School
Last week, I shared an overview of the Middle School Student Wellbeing Term 4 curriculum. This week, the Senior School Term 4 curriculum is in the spotlight. Each Student Wellbeing unit is supported by resources on GrammarWell, including our new section For Parents.
Year 9: Positive Choices – understanding my current and future capacity to make good decisions
In this unit, learning to be responsible and making good decisions is the focus. Boys learn they can strengthen the emotional or reactionary part of the brain. They do this by working through and thinking about possible outcomes of their chosen actions. This helps them make choices that best serve them and others. We also look at concepts of self-awareness and social management, to help boys understand their obligation to make ethical, safe and legal choices.
Discussing real life scenarios, boys are learning how alcohol and other drugs, including vaping, affect their developing brains and bodies, encouraging them to make healthier choices.
Year 10: Stepping Up – embracing my Senior School journey
Research shows that making good transitions from one school year to the next, or between other educational stages, is important to positive social, emotional and academic outcomes.
In this unit, boys build on the confidence they need to succeed in the final stages of their schooling. Through mental rehearsal, boys discuss possible challenges or adversity in Year 11 and develop a tool kit of strategies in response. In addition to discussing transitions, boys are also having conversations about male body image. Using the excellent resource, Reset, provided by the Butterfly Foundation, boys unpack the messages that influence their understanding of healthy body image and explore ways to challenge harmful stereotypes.
Year 11: Building culture through leading others
Leadership is the focus for Term 4. Boys are invited to consider the culture and tone they wish to create in 2022 and how they can demonstrate leadership individually and collectively. During Monday’s lesson, boys discussed why leadership is a core value at BGS and the importance of leadership for the boys, the School, the community, and the future. Extending what they learned during their Collaborative Leadership seminar with Peer Power, they examine how to build trust and being trustworthy when leading others. We hope that through this process, boys realise they all have an essential leadership role in 2022.
Public Purpose – Middle School Christmas Hampers
The Middle School will once again be supporting families in need through our annual Christmas hamper drive. Form Classes are invited to contribute a selection of items to be collected by our friends from St Vincent de Paul and distributed to families over the festive season.
The below flyer outlines items to include and avoid. The hamper drive will run from the start of Week 4 to the end of Week 8. I hope you will join us in showing kindness to those in need.
Queensland History Teachers’ Association
Historical Writing Competition 2021
Congratulations to the 13 BGS boys who received 15 accolades ranging from first place to highly commended in the 2021 Queensland History Teachers' Association Historical Writing Competition.
Year 12 Ancient History
- Second: Max Simonidis
- Highly Commended: Andrew Shuttleton
Year 12 Ancient History Independent Source Investigation
- First: Alexander Cain
- Third: Maximilian Sawley
Year 12 Modern History
- Highly Commended: Maximilian Sawley
Year 12 Modern History Independent Source Investigation
- Highly Commended: Jacob Donald
- Highly Commended: Max Simonidis
Year 11 Ancient History Independent Source Investigation
- First: William O’Quinn
Year 11 Modern History
- Highly Commended: Lucas Sherington
Year 11 Modern History Independent Source Investigation
- First: Hamish Moss
- Highly Commended: Michael Murray
Year 9 History
- First: Ed Cooper
- Second: Aiden Xiao
Year 8 History
- Second: Luke Saywell
- Third: Samuel Chan
Susan du Rand
Head of History
This week, our Year 6 boys enjoyed participating in our virtual Grandparents’ Day. They prepared handwritten letters and engaged in Teams meeting with grandparents near and far. Grandparents also enjoyed a pre-recorded concert and engaged in an activity with their grandson. Thank you to Mr Paul Kenny and our Year 6 teachers for facilitating this special event.
We were thrilled to host our Interwing Swimming carnival this week, albeit in a modified format. The boys enjoyed cheering on their mates and earning points for their wing. Our interwing events are a highlight of the Middle School calendar and are a wonderful way to build school spirit and community. Mr Glenn McFarlane and our Wing Coordinators go to incredible lengths to make the day a success; we greatly appreciate their efforts.
Term 4 is traditionally a short and fast-paced term. I strongly encourage all boys to begin perusing the assessment schedule to ensure they are aware of upcoming due dates. The assessment schedule can be accessed via the Academic section of MyGrammar.
Our annual Book Fair took place this week, with boys and teachers eager to find new books. Dymocks Brisbane supplied all items for purchase, ranging from books for toddlers to adults, stationery and other fun items. Boys visited the fair during class time and were also able to browse during the breaks. Thank you to everyone who supported the fair. Proceeds go towards the Centenary and Middle School Libraries.
Preparations continue for this year’s Middle School Dramatic Production of The (Un)Remarkables, premiering Wednesday 3 November. It has been another busy week of rehearsals as the cast and crew work to put the finishing touches on the production with the introduction of costumes, props and tech.
Have you got your tickets yet? Thursday and Friday shows are sold out, so if you are wanting to see the show, head to the BGS Events page now to purchase your tickets for the Wednesday evening performance.
- Venue: BGS Theatre
- Dates: Wednesday 3 November, Thursday 4 November and Friday 5 November
- Time: 7.00pm (approximately 45 minutes duration)
Ben Newth, Jeffrey Lewis, Dom Russell, Sarah McDonald and Michael Moloney
The Creative Team
Preparations for the 2022 GPS Cricket season started this week, with sessions available for all year levels. The afternoon storms forced some cancellations, although a large number of sessions were still able to be completed. Thank you to Peter Steindl and Graham Power for coordinating and running all the sessions at BGS and Northgate.
Boys were joined by some new coaches. Welcome to former Australian Fast Bowling Coach Troy Cooley, who will be working with our aspiring fast bowlers. Former Queensland Bulls Spin Bowler Trent Ryan and First Grade wicket-keeper Leigh Drennan also joined as Specialist Coaches for the upcoming season.
The schedule for current year levels is below and available via MyGrammar.
|Sport Afternoon Sessions (1.15 – 2.45pm)||
After school (3.20pm – 5.30pm)
Triage – Senior Squad
All current Years 7 and 9 cricketers.
Navy Blues (Years 9 and 10)
Year 5 (started 19 October)
All current Year 8 and 10 cricketers.
Sky Blues (Years 7 and 8)
All current Year 11s and senior development squad members.
Baby Blues (Years 5 and 6)
Year 6 (started 14 October)
Senior development squad
Powderfinger Cup competition
The annual Powderfinger Cup competition against Gregory Terrace will be held in the first week of November at Northgate. B teams will play on Monday and Tuesday, and A teams will play on Wednesday and Thursday.
Selections will be made and announced during Week 4, Term 4. Please make every effort to attend preseason sessions to prepare for your matches.
2022 season sign on
A survey has been sent to all 2021 cricketers asking you to sign on for the 2022 Cricket season. Please complete the survey here as soon as possible.
Annual Cricket Camp
Our Annual Cricket Camp at Northgate will run from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 January 2022. The invitation, sign-on survey and registration details are available via MyGrammar.
GPS Swimming Camp 2022 (Years 7 to 12) | 17 – 19 January 2022
The annual swimming camp will be held at the Sunshine Coast in the last week of the Christmas school holidays from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 January 2022. The camp is essential for boys who are interested in trying out for the 2022 GPS Swimming team. All swimmers in Years 7 to 12 in 2022 are invited to attend. The camp will include pool sessions, beach visits and a range of other activities. Please see the below flyer for further information and registration details for the camp. Camp registrations and payment will close on 15 November 2021.
Swimming Clinic 2022 (Years 5, 6 and 7)
The Years 5, 6 and 7 swimming clinic will be held at the BGS Indoor Sports Centre during the last Friday of the school holidays (21 January 2022). The intensive swimming clinic is an excellent opportunity for boys interested in trying out for the BGS Swimming team to kick start their preparations. It also gives new BGS boys a chance to familiarise themselves with the School, staff and students. Sessions will involve stroke technique work in the pool, dry land training, race practise, and fun team-building activities. Please see the below flyer to register.
Visit MyGrammar for up to date information about the upcoming season.
Gold Award achieved
With great pride, we have the opportunity to present another recipient of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Gold Award to the BGS community – Joshua Wong (Year 12).
Joshua welcomed the challenge of entering the Duke of Ed program at the gold level in April last year. To enter at this level, Josh was required to commit 18 months to the award. The normal gold program is six months for participants who work through the levels.
The COVID hurdles and limitations did not phase Joshua, but instead allowed him to be flexible and employ creative problem solving. Using his initiative, he proposed alternative solutions such as tutoring his brother on the piano to continue his service hours, and skill and strength training at home as an alternative to his gymnastic training during lockdown.
As a student, Joshua fully immersed himself in what BGS has to offer while utilising his time to complete the hours required. He has maximised his participation in the gymnastic team, as well as his passion and unwavering commitment and leadership to the Music Department through his skill in different string ensembles.
Josh’s scheduled time with the Outdoor Education leader program for his residential project was also impacted by COVID. Instead, he selflessly involved himself in the Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) camp, spending a week at Moogerah with younger students to further embrace and learn about Christian values.
The BGS Outdoor Education staff navigated national park campsite closures by using Pepperina Hill as a base camp to complete boys’ adventurous journeys. Each day, they hiked to different locations, including Mt Barney and the Lower Portals. They explored surrounding terrain that many BGS students have appreciated from afar during their Outdoor Education experiences.
BGS has seen great Duke of Ed success this year, with three gold and a suite of silver and bronze awards being received. Thank you to all volunteers who have supported our boys in their pursuits. Notably, thank you to the passionate Outdoor Education team for their continued support of the award. Your commitment is at the heart of our boys’ success.
It has been a privilege and honour to support such wonderful young men while leading the Duke of Ed program for the past six years. I wish Mr Casey Walker the best of luck for next year as I hand the reins to him before I depart. I hope to continue to the Duke of Ed program at my new school and look forward to the potential of joint adventurous journeys in the future.
If boys are interested in joining the DoE program or would like some more information, please email Kimberley.Kovacevic@brisbanegrammar.com.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader
Last Saturday morning, four Greening Grammar students embarked on a walk in the beautiful wilderness of Brisbane’s Mt Coo-tha. The aim was to have fun, enjoy nature, clear the mind and pick up bits and pieces of rubbish along the way.
Year 12 students Aiden Catakovic, Simon Gong, Alex Sim and Max Wagland set a blistering pace up to the waterfalls along the Eugenia trail. We were rewarded with stunning city views from the Simson Falls bridge. A short and steep hill connected us with the Powerful Owl track, taking us back to where we started for a total of 7km.
We spotted the School’s running champion flying past us on the home stretch, but we did not see any goannas or other native animals along the way (maybe next time…).
The group thoroughly enjoyed the outing and might consider taking friends and family along for a walk in the future. The track network is extensive, and there are plenty of options.
Greening Grammar Coordinator
Future Problem Solving National Finals
Over the weekend, one of our BGS teams competed at the Future Problem Solving (FPS) National Finals at Moreton Bay College. Students from across the country competed in a range of events designed to challenge students to solve problems our planet faces now and into the future. In Queensland, we were able to host a state hub for the 16 teams could compete in person. All other states had to compete remotely.
FPS requires teams of four students to complete their booklet in only two hours. This involves reading a new future scene, identifying 16 challenges, developing 16 solutions, ranking these solutions to find the best one and finally identifying a ‘Plan of Action’ to help solve their underlying problem. They then had three hours to prepare their presentation of the ‘Plan of Action’ before presenting to the other teams, which was recorded for judges to score.
The topic at the National Finals was Personalised Medicine. This vast topic allowed teams to gain insight into the future of health care in Australia and around the world.
At 12.00pm today, the results were announced via a YouTube livestream. Invitations to the 2022 International Conference in America were also announced.
Congratulations to our National qualifying team of Dennis Zhou (Year 8), Dominic Forrest (Year 9), Lucas Bell (Year 9), Neil Sarikwal (Year 9).
Future Problem Solving Australia – Queensland Convenor
- P&F Auxiliary | Connect - Care - Contribute
- Volunteer Roster
- Art Support Group
- Basketball – Hardwood Club AGM
- BGSOBA Community Business Breakfasts
- Year 5 Parent End of Year Celebration
- Year 10 Parent Afternoon
- Upcoming Events
- BGS150 History Book
- 2021 Calendar
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.
Open weekdays from 7.30am to 11.00am.
Year 8 students should plan to visit the Grammar Shop this term to purchase their Senior School uniform (blue shirt, trousers, trouser socks and tie). It is not necessary to make an appointment, just come in either before school or during Break 1.
Year 11 students are welcome to come to the Grammar Shop to purchase textbooks for Units 3 and 4 and senior ties.
The Grammar Shop has recently relocated to the basement level of The Lilley Centre. Staff need to maintain social distancing parameters of 1.5m, but students are welcome to try on uniforms themselves, or parents may wish to come to the shop to fit their son/s if they prefer. Please call us on 07 3834 5347 to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help.
Tuckshop +61 7 3834 5229
Grammar Shop +61 7 3834 5347
Roster Secretary Lana Szumowski - 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.
Art Support Group Update
The 2022 Art Support Group Executive has been formed following the AGM held on Thursday 7 October 2021.
- President – Peta Spence
- Vice President – Rachael Browning
- Treasurer – Jo Waite
- Secretary – Kami Prasad
The Art Support Group Executive look forward to working with Teacher of Art Mr Liam Herne to support and promote Art education at BGS.
We would like to thank Miss Kimberley Kovacevic and Ms Amanda Stuart for their involvement and support on the Art Support Group in 2021.
Planning has commenced for the BGS 53rd Annual Art Show to be held Friday 6 May 2022. If you are interested in getting involved, now is a great time. We are looking for volunteers keen to assist our experienced curators with the selection of 3D, photography and jewellery for the show. We are also looking for people with social media experience to keep our socials happening throughout the year.
If you are interested in joining the Art Show team, come along to our next meeting or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 53rd Annual Art Show. If you would like to contribute to this amazing Art fundraising opportunity, please contact email@example.com.
Art Support Group Vice President
The Hardwood Club Basketball support group invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 4 November at 6.00pm in the Indoor Sports Centre.
All voluntary positions on the support group committee will be declared vacant.
Nominations for the following positions must be received by Wednesday 3 November 2021:
To make a nomination for a position or RSVP for the AGM, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Hardwood Club or the AGM, please contact Harwood Club President Nicole Hastie via the above email or 0448 733 566.
Harwood Club President
Don't miss the next BGSOBA Business Breakfast following the first and second events being sold out!
The BGS community is invited to join the below upcoming BGSOBA Business Breakfast – The Business of Sport – 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 event to hear from reputable speakers in the field:
- The Business of Sport | Thursday 11 November, 7.00am to 8.30am.
- Panellists include:
- BGS Old Boy Richard Watson '85
- BGS Old Boy Clayton Cook '87
- Russell Wilson
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.