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Students Claim Tea Duel Prizes!!

The art of Tea Duelling, ‘an elegant sport for a civilised age’ comes from the realms of Steampunk and involves contestants duelling with biscuits dunked in hot tea, rather than with swords or guns.  This was the third time we have held our Annual Tea Duel and, as always, it was a fun way for the boys to

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Year 7 Storytellers Wow the Judges!

The standard of competition in our Year 8 Poetry Slam is getting stronger each year and now we know why – our Year 7 boys are outstanding storytellers and performers and this is feeding through! At our second annual Year 7 Story Slam both teachers and judges were astonished, firstly by how well-written the boys’ ballads were; secondly

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Something Squishy This Way Comes!

Our Year 6 students participated some very squishy lessons recently exploring electrical circuits using play doh, battery packs, insulating material, LEDs, small motors, buzzers and switches.  This has been an awesome way to explore electricity and conductivity in a hands-on and fun way. In the first lesson Ms Smith guided the students through the basic concepts of electrical circuits, basic safety

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Book Bowling Fun!

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Boys in Year 6 have been brushing up on their catalogue skills. With a lesson on the Dewey Decimal System under their belts, it was time to tackle the issue of how to locate a book they want to read once they have found it in the catalogue. Prac teacher librarian Mrs Lusink and Ms

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BGS Plays Host to Fellow Book Lovers

In recent weeks our BGS Book Clubs have been lucky enough to host  book club members from both BGGS and Terrace.  These wonderful opportunities offer the students a chance to engage with books and students of a similar age in a social setting.  The Inside Story Book Club, comprised of students from Years 7 and 8, 

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STEAM Soap Making

Recently the boys went back to basics with the ultimate STEAM activity…soap making. Soap making is a perfect mix of chemistry and creativity. Our aim was to make ‘sustainable’ soaps using all natural ingredients. The boys made ‘castile’ olive oil soaps, coffee scrubs and cucumber and mint rejuvenation bars. Our goal was to get our

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