Boys in Years 7 and 8 have been learning about the significance of Remembrance Day over the last two weeks. The picture books One Minute's Silence and And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda provided the stimulus for thoughtful discussions.
Our second annual Year 8 Poetry Slam was an outstanding success, with the quality of poems far exceeding our expectations!
Thank you boys for your wonderful creative input!
(Read more at our Library blog, The Pulse)
On Friday we will be hosting a TEDx event for Year 12 students from BGS and BGGS. We are very excited about our speaker line-up, which includes three speakers and three performers from BGS, and two speakers and five performers from BGGS, as well as seven amazing external speakers.
Our boys were keen shoppers at the recent Book Fair held in the Middle School Library. The fair was organised by Dymocks Brisbane who did a great job in keeping up with demand as titles sold out. Among the most popular titles was the new Jack Heath book 400 Minutes of Danger, the sequel to very popular 300 Minutes of Danger which Jack promoted when he was visiting BGS in Book Week.
On the weekend Ms Barker presented a workshop in The eXchange to teacher librarians on effective marketing techniques.
A project of
Have you read a green book recently?
To celebrate our unique Australian heritage and lifestyle, we've borrowed an idea from The Courier Mail and created a display using well-known or significant books about Australian identity. Make sure you call into the Senior Library to borrow one of these iconic books.
Author Christine Bongers is currently working with small groups of boys in Years 5-8 to help them develop their writing skills. The program will continue into next term. It is great to have Christine back working with us again.
Christine is the author of Henry Hoey Hobson, Intruder and Dust.
Last Friday lunchtime Brian Ruddle, Managing Director of the
Impact Innovation Group, a specialist innovation and technology commercialisation company and Project Director for Innovate Queensland
spoke to some of our Year 11 and 12 boys.
Brian's message: See opportunities and take them.
If you’re not learning, re-think what you’re doing so you keep growing,
What's a Frankentoy?
Two parts broken toy, one part super glue, and five parts wackiness. That's the recipe for creating a Frankentoy. Find some broken toys and bring them back to life by splicing them together to form something crazy. The freakier the better!!
Frankentoys are coming to the eXchange!! Watch this space!!