Daily Archives: March 11, 2015

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Academic Support

Academic support is a wonderful service performed by some of our year 12 boys.  They generously give up their own time to assist other students in their studies.  Today it was a privilege to witness these boys helping younger students in different areas of study.  Not only were the boys being helpful but they were setting a wonderful example for their younger peers.  It certainly is a great opportunity for the younger students to not only access support, but to get to know these year 12 boys.  Academic support is on offer in all three of the libraries at Brisbane Grammar.


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Author Mark Greenwood visits Year 6

On Monday our Year 6 boys were lucky to attend a session with Australian author Mark Greenwood. Mark is passionate about stories and history and has the ability to blend the two together into great picture books. He told the boys how he enjoys really getting into the stories he writes, so much so that he has a replica of Ned Kelly’s armour that he wore for a while as he was writing Ned Kelly and the Green Sash. He journeyed to remote areas of the Kimberleys with Terry Denton and braved crocodile infested waters to explore the story of Jandamurra and bring it to life for contemporary readers. It was a wonderful opportunity for our boys to learn about how a small artefact can lead to an entire picture book.