Daily Archives: May 6, 2021

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2021 Photography Competition!

Congratulations to the three winners of our 2021 Photography Competition!

The theme for this year was ‘Generations’ and entries were judged by Mr Stewart Service, our previous BGS Head of Art and a keen photographer himself.

Middle School Winner: Elliot “Mothers and daughters” (Year 5) – Babushka dolls representing generations of women.

Senior School Winner: Nate “Turning back time” (Year 9) – Capturing the joy associated with learning something new, especially when it is the younger generation teaching the older generation.

Staff Winner: Chris Walker “Talking with Granddad” (Staff) – In matching wide brim hats, great grandad and great grandson discuss life at different ends of the spectrum. Almost 90 years separate the pair.


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Visit by Gwenda Stanley

Last week our Year 5 boys were treated to a visit by indigenous performer Gwenda Stanley. The session showcased Gwenda’s deep understanding and passion for her Gomeroi culture. Through song, dance, story, language and the demonstration of traditional tools and artefacts, Gwenda inspired the boys to learn and engage with her living culture. The boys will draw on this knowledge in Term 3 when they read Walking the Boundaries as part of the English curriculum.

Ms Palmer and Mrs Lusink


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ANZAC Day

Last week our Year 6 boys were reflecting on ANZAC Day in their Library lessons. The book The Beach they Called Gallipoli by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley was shared and this set the scene for a sombre but thoughtful reflection on the Gallipoli campaign. Following the reading and discussion of the text, boys worked to make paper poppies which they attached to our ANZAC display on the windows. The symbolism of this reflects the placing of poppies on the Wall of Remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.