Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Middle School Book Fair

During the past three days the Middle School Library (located above MS reception) has been hosting a book fair. This event was supported by Dymocks Brisbane who delivered all sorts of books and fun items to the School. Students have been able to browse and make purchases should they wish. The latest releases, plus some old favourites, have been available. While the bulk of items are aimed at our Middle School boys there were also items suitable for other people and this was used as a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping. Boys were able to shop during the day and parents were welcome to come before school or after school. The school received 30% of all sales which we will use to purchase new books for our libraries. Some very happy students and staff were seen exiting the Middle School Library with some wonderful purchases.

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Visiting Poet for Year 5

This week the Year 5 students were treated to a performance by visiting poet Marco Gliori in the Middle School Library. This event was a special introduction to the poetry unit they will be doing this term in English.  Marco has been to the school many times and this most recent performance did not fail to impress. He has a great repertoire of his own poems many of which require audience involvement. He also created poems on the spot for the boys which they thoroughly enjoyed. A number of boys were involved in acting out The Man from Ironbark which was very entertaining and highlighted the importance of bringing poetry to life by speaking it out loud or acting it out, not simply reading it from the page. The boys left eager to begin their own poetry journeys.

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The Strategic Games Club

“At strategic games club we play many games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Munchkin. We always come as it is a good place to relax and socialise with others. Most games are accepted. Everyone should come as it is a great club.”

– Nadeesh, Club Member

This year the members of the Strategic Games Club have enjoyed a wide variety of activities ranging from fierce Yugi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering card battles to desperate struggles with hordes of zombies in games such as The Last Night On Earth and The Walking Dead. Let’s not forget our players outwitting and outfighting cunning villains and terrible monsters from myth and legend in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons.

Students from years 7-12 are welcome at our weekly club meetings in the Lilly Centre, 3:10pm – 5:00pm, held every Tuesday afternoon.

David Hills.

MIC Strategic Games Club.

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GLOW Design15

The Lilley Centre’s learning commons have been filled with some fantastic creations for the past two weeks for Brisbane Grammar School’s annual Design and Technology Showcase ‘GLOW Design15’.   The showcase will run until Friday 16 October and focuses on BGS students’ ability to create, innovate, invent and problem solve.  It also celebrates the original thinker, the tinkerer, the doer, the gadget maker, the ideas man and the dreamer.  Called GLOW, the theme derives from when a young designer captures that ‘aha’ moment of pure creativity, where two things happen. The first is a twinkling in the eyes that something special has connected in their brains, followed by the overall exuberance or elation that reflects their physical energy.  This is called the designers ‘glow’.  The BGS Design and Technology Department showcases Year 12 students’ work in an annual exhibition, providing them with an opportunity to share their designs with the community and be able to reflect, enact, produce and be reinspired.  Make time to visit GLOW and be amazed by some of the innovative designs, during school hours until 16 October.
Article taken from the BGS News page.