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OUR VALUES UNDERPIN EVERYTHING WE DO AT BGS

Passion for teaching and learning Respect for people and everything around us Integrity in behaviour and decision making Accountability for our actions, contributions and achievements 2

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BRIGHTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRAMMARIAN 2014

EDITOR

Penny Roberts PROOF READING

Sally Clapp Dani Lord Michele Fisher John Phillips

ART DIRECTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ross Donnan www.rossdonnan.com ILLUSTRATION

Ben Sanders www.bensanders.com.au iStock

PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Natalie van Wetering Avenue Press www.avenuepress.com.au PRINTING

Asia Pacific Offset

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Chew Photography Andrew Lee Photography Arthur Reed Photography Chris Jiang, Year 10 BGS Boys & Staff


A New Era 09

The Leaders’ Perspective 19

Learning outside BGS 83

Learning at BGS 31

House System 91


Sport 119

BGS in the community 107

Year by year 175

Boys creativity 225

Official Photos 233


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New Headmaster

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The year in review

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Our Strategy

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Wellbeing

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The Middle School

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A A NEW ERA

New Headmaster

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New Year. New Head. New Thinking. Same Focus 2014 saw the appointment of Ross Featherston B.A., Dip. Ed., M.Ed. as the new, and eighth Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School replacing Michael Urwin who resigned at the end of 2013. Ross was no stranger to the School having held the role of Head of Senior School in 2012 and 2013. Ross was commissioned as Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School by The Most Reverend, Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, on Wednesday 5th February 2014 at St Andrew’s Church, Brighton. Ross has teaching in his blood with both his mother and father ex-principals as well as his grandfather being a teacher. After completing an Arts degrees, majoring in history and psychology, Ross undertook a Diploma of Education, followed by a Masters some years later. He taught in a number of schools including Melbourne Grammar, Carey and most recently Geelong Grammar School where he held various roles over seven years including Head of History, Head of Humanities, Co-ordinator of I.B., Head of Rowing and Assistant Head of House. During his time at GGS Ross and his wife Rosie had three more children Lucy, Hamish and Pippa, siblings to Will. The Featherston’s love family time and are often spotted around the School enjoying various School events. Ross is well known for being out and about the School talking to staff, boys and parents. He is passionate about boys’ education and transforming the way we teach boys at BGS. Early in the year Ross began talking to parents about his vision for the future of BGS and in the middle of

the year distributed to all staff, parents and future parents, a roadmap of how that vision would come to fruition. Ross has demonstrated a long held commitment to health and wellbeing. A keen and regular exerciser himself, Ross has initiated a number of new programs to enhance the health and wellbeing of staff and the boys, most notably the appointment of a Director of Student Growth and Wellbeing, Kay Rogers.

Ross is well known for being out and about the School talking to staff, boys and parents. Over the year Ross has demonstrated he is a great communicator through his short and insightful reports in the weekly eNews, several video messages, through his weekly Friday afternoon parent meetings and by informally chatting while out and about. Making sure the School community understand what’s going on and what the School is working on is fundamental to Ross’ leadership style. Finishing the year with an APS football premiership, a clear strategy, a reinvigorated staff and record enrolments is a great start to what is sure to be an amazing chapter in the history of BGS.

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2014 IN REVIEW

Ross Featherston starts as the eighth Headmaster of BGS. Ray Swann begins as Head of Senior School.

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Beauty and the Beast Official Opening On the 14 March Sam Walsh AO (OB 67), CEO Rio Tinto Group officially opens the the Middle School.

UK Rugby Tour

Performers in the BGS/FGS senior production Beauty and the Beast played to a sell-out house each night.

There was great excitement when 44 boys and four staff headed off on the very first BGS UK Rugby Tour.

New Support Groups

Middle School The Year 7&8 boys and staff move into the $18 million Middle School.

APS Head of the River A record 17 crews represent BGS in the APS Head of the River – 13 of which are in the A finals.

Enahaced parent engagement in sport with the establishment of two new support groups; the Wick’s Club (Friends of Hockey) & BGS United (Friends of Soccer).

Milikipiti Three Firbank girls joined Year 6 boys for the first time on the 6th annual  Indigenous Exchange to Milikipati in the Tiwi Islands.

Sailing The Royal Brighton Yacht Club becomes the new home base for BGS Sailing.

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Featuring the BGS Senior Concert Band

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PJs, torches, exploring the playground in the dark and dinner in candle light were all part of the fun at the special ELC 4 Twilight session.

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ALL WELCOME & FREE ADMISSION! June, celebrated 50

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However, a ‘gold coin’ donation would be welcomed to support the BGS Music School.

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APS Premiership The Crowther Oval was surrounded by barrackers of every age to see the boys come home after a tight game against Xavier to win the APS XVIII premiership.

Wellbeing 50 ELC and JS staff undertook a six week Mindfulness training course in preparation for the introduction of Wellbeing programs at BGS.

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Music Spectacular Boys from Year 3 to 12 joined together for the Strings Spectacular and Bands Showcase concerts in St Andrews Church.

US Golf Champ Congratulations to BGS Old Boy Gunn (Keon) Yang (2012) who won the US Amateur Golf Championship guaranteeing him entry into the US Open, British Open and the Masters.

Valedictory RCD Fun Run More than 2,000 competitors, and a band of enthusiastic volunteers, many of whom were from BGS, joined together for an amazing RCD community event ‘Connor’s Run’ which raised $300,000 for Brain Cancer Research.

Getting moving

Artist in Residence Pinball machine The Year 5 Design and Technology boys worked in pairs to design and build their own full sized pin ball machine.

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The boys of were inspired over Terms 3 & 4 working in small groups with internationally renowned Australian artist Matthew Johnson, our guest Artist in Residence.

120 Staff sign up to participate in an eight week research trial conducted by RMIT ad Australian Unity using a ‘Fit Bit’ to try and encourage staff to be more active.

Valedictory week is always a highlight for not only the Year 12 boys but also their parents, staff and the rest of the school.

National teaching award

This is only the tip of the iceberg. Read on!

Amelia Barrow, the Director of ELC, was one of 60 inspirational teachers from around Australia to win a 2014 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. The winners were selected from 120 finalists and 1,000 submissions.

Relay for life Life Parent Seminar Lachlan Wallace Lachlan Wallace (Year 12) wins silver representing Australia against 60 countries in the International Biology Olympiad held in Bali.

Ice Bucket Challenge 120 Year 5 & 6 boys joined Mr Tellefson and Headmaster in the ‘Ice bucket’ challenge on Red Square, at the same time raising $3,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Australia.

More than 350 parents attended each of the Crowther Lecture Series parent forums which have been established to support our parents understand key challenges with raising their sons in the 21 century.

Teams from both the Junior School and Middle School walk supported by staff walk for 24 hours around the Duncan McKinnon Oval in the Relay for Life, an event to raise money for cancer.

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Strategy

Strategic Plan The Headmaster and School Council worked closely with staff to refine and clarify the BGS strategic plan which will provide the roadmap to guide BGS transform the way to teach boys to ensure they have the foundation needed to become successful men.

BGS IS ABOUT THREE THINGS:

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Leadership excellence in boys’ education Equipping boys with 21st century skills in 21st century learning environments Teaching boys to become successful men

OUR 2014-16 STRATEGY IS EMBEDDED IN THE FOLLOWING PILLARS:

HIGH PERFORMANCE LEARNING COMMUNITY

INNOVATION AND LEARNING

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To become a global thought leader and renowned practitioner in the art and science of teaching boys through evidence-informed practice. BGS provides learning that inspires boys to become innovators, collaborators, entrepreneurs and creative problem solvers who will succeed and lead in this new world.

To have the highest quality, best performing, passionate staff who motivate and inspire each boy to reach his personal best. We actively engender a culture of aspiration and continuous renewal and improvement.


GROWTH & WELLBEING

THREE CORNERED PARTNERSHIP

ENABLEMENT

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To develop a culture for the growth and wellbeing of boys, staff and parents. To be successful, everyone needs to develop important character strengths including hope, empathy, curiosity, resilience, compassion and accountability.

To move from parent involvement to school-wide parent engagement. We will walk beside, and on occasions guide, parents providing opportunities for them to engage effectively in their son’s education.

To provide the best possible learning environment to meet the specific needs of boys at each stage of their journey through the School. This includes facility development, harnessing the power of technology, improved communications and efficient business practice while remaining financially sustainable.

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Wellbeing

A A NEW ERA Middle School

Wellbeing introduced as a School priority

The new Middle School opens

A key pillar in the BGS strategic plan is Growth and Wellbeing. This entails developing a positive culture which will actively enhance the wellbeing of students, staff and parents. This can only be achieved through the education and training of all members of the BGS community in the philosophy and practices of wellbeing.

A large crowd of parents, donors, staff and friends of the School gathered on Friday 14 March to mark the opening of the $17mil Middle School. Corporate giant and Old Boy, Sam Walsh AO (OB 67), Head of Rio Tinto, travelled from London to officially open the facility. The main building was named in honour of our previous Headmaster Michael Urwin, The Urwin Centre for Learning. Sam was joined by the Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverent Dr Philip Freier, who conducted the blessing.

Appointing Kay Rogers as the inaugural Director of Growth and Wellbeing with the role of developing and implementing a sequential and multifaceted program across the school from ELC to VCE is the first step in this important strategic priority. During 2014 Kay worked with closely with several staff task groups from each section of the School both assessing current programs and planning for the future. In addition all the staff of the Junior School undertook a Mindfulness course after school once a week for six weeks, and 10 staff attended a four day intensive training course about Positive Education and Wellbeing in the September holidays and the Senior Executive Team and 20 other senior staff undertook a two day course at the end of the school year.

The guests were literally awestruck when touring the new learning space after the conclusion of the formalities.

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About the design The new Middle School is a boy friendly environment which is light, spacious and inviting. The main building is based around four Learning Commons, which are an adaptable, agile learning space tailored to support varied modes of learning including independent research, one to one explicit instruction, small group collaborative study and discussion and large group forums. Each has a classroom space, withdrawal areas, instructional spaces, large storage areas, a wet area and direct access to outdoor terrace areas.

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The Commons are arranged around a twostorey atrium with soaring ceilings. On the first level , there is an on-site experimental learning space / science lab for practical science requiring specialist equipment and a specialist LOTE Centre specifically designed for teaching languages. The boys continue to access specialist sports and creative and performing arts facilities across the School.

The Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Freier blessed the building at the Official Opening.

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Headmaster

Headmaster’s Welcome Welcome to the 2014 edition of the Grammarian - a new style and format which I believe captures the spirit and energy around our school this year.

There is no doubt this has been a year of change at BGS. I commenced in the role of Headmaster in January (the eighth in the School’s history) a role I have found to be demanding but also inspiring, exciting and humbling. The Year 7 and 8 boys had the honour of being the first year levels to enjoy the new Middle School facility which opened on Day 1 this year. This stunning spacious building, which works hand in hand with our ‘we teach boys’ philosophy, deservedly won the Best New Building (NonResidential) and Best Heritage Renovation or Restoration at the Bayside Built Environment Awards for 2014. A key focus in 2014 has been the launch of a revitalized strategic plan for the School which will be our ‘roadmap’ to keep us on the path to success. A number of strategic teams, consisting of staff from across the School along with some parents continue to lead the work to make our plan a reality. This year we renewed our commitment to student wellbeing with the appointment of Kay Rogers as Director of Student Growth and Wellbeing. Positive Psychology and Mindfulness have been key planks of the Wellbeing strategy in 2014 with all Junior School staff now having undertaken Mindfulness training and key leaders in the Middle and Senior Schools currently receiving Positive Education training. The Senior School has undergone a significant phase of renewal with the redevelopment of the Hancock Wing – one of the wings of the Senior School Quad. The traditional classrooms of yesteryear have been replaced with seven new bright and vibrant spaces, each designed to be flexible enough to accommodate various styles of learning. In the senior years this various from lectures, content heavy teaching, collaborative study groups, one on one tutoring and individual work. The new learning spaces will also be useful for equipping boys with the skills they need for studying in a tertiary environment in the future.

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We also renewed our dialogue with the BGS community by launching surveys to our parents, staff, students and Old Boys to learn their perceptions of the School. I wrote to parents sharing the findings from their survey acknowledging what we do well and areas we can improve on. The findings from the other surveys will drive further change in the coming years. In summary, if there is anything I want to be remembered about my first year as Headmaster, it is my commitment to transform BGS to a school with an ingrained culture of high performance. I believe the ethos of striving for personal best has begun. Take for example the re-energised performing arts program where we witnessed ‘teams’ of boys in the Strings Spectacular and Bands Showcase concerts as well as the outstanding productions - Pirates of Penzance, Suessical Jnr, Beauty and the Beast and On Our Selection. Another example is the way the teaching staff across the School have introduced diverse strategies to the boys for high performance academic learning. And of course, there are multiple examples that can be drawn from the sports field: the APS Football Premiership (the first since 1992, the National Championship in coxed four rowing, the way the First Soccer team had an undefeated season and the numerous individual sports achievements by various boys. Thank you all for a great year. I trust you enjoy reading the new look 2014 Grammarian.

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Head of Senior School

Head of Senior School Our Senior School was led by Jack Wheeler (Captain) and Nicholas Dawes (Vice-Captain) who both provided excellent examples both in effort and outcomes in many areas of school life. It has been a year of character building as well opportunity and result. From our first assembly we set ourselves the challenge to reach high, as depicted in the BGS crest. Our goal is to develop successful men, and through our academic, sport and performing arts programs our boys create their characters through the tests and challenges on offer. Our guide for the year has been the new BGS strategy and the component parts which enable us to grow as a school. From changes to how parents are engaged, to improving our use of data and metrics to track how boys learn, to setting high standards and a culture that is about success the School has seen a number of innovations and changes. The preliminary work completed in the Student Growth and Wellbeing area (with Coaching Days) provided some incredible connections for tutors and boys and this promises to be a major area of progression in the years to come. This year the boys competed very well in our sports programs. Under the direction of Luke Stewart, whose mantra has been to have quality coaching for every boy in every team, we saw some excellent results realised. One highlight was winning the truly memorable First XVIII Premiership which was secured on an overcast day on the Crowther against Xavier. Our First VIII rowers showed significant speed and determination to place 3rd in the Head of the River, and then went on to win the National Rowing Championships gold in school boy coxed four. In Sailing we established a new home base at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and competed at the Nationals. The Soccer boys came agonisingly close to back to back premierships (equal first on points). But importantly, sport provided us with many stories and opportunities to improve our relationships, and these highlights are not able to fully convey the effort and work of so many.

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The boys certainly made great impressions in performing arts from the concert program and the Beatles Tribute to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘On our Selection,’ which were both directed and produced by Ross Vernon. Our Senior Big Band won Silver at the Victorian School Music Festival. In debating and public speaking, we had many fine performances and our chess boys won through to the State Final. In art we connected with St Andrews in the community competition as well as hosting an extraordinary exhibition at the School which demonstrated the aesthetic abilities as well as the critical thinking of our student artists. Beyond the gates, our boys worked in public service through the Ute Full of Food program as well as raising money and support for RCD Foundation. The Youth in Philanthropy program provided opportunity for boys to really understand the value of what we share on a daily basis. Our service to others in the Christian tradition continued to provide the opportunity to learn through working and understanding others and their circumstances. Again, the quality and dedication to these programs was particularly impressive. Perhaps one of the hardest things to summarise for the year is our culture, as the passage to manhood takes on many trials and opportunities. But for us who experience the daily life at Senior School, I can only speak with pride about the way the boys have approached the year and their results. On behalf of the teachers, it must be said that it is an honour to work in this community. Finally, our Prefects were challenged with creating something for the school and I offer it here:

Ray Swann, Head of Senior School

TONNERS CREED This is the creed of the BGS boys We don’t say it by force, but say it by choice So let us all proclaim together With our strongest voice Today I take the creed The first step along the way Who knows where life may take us It all begins today I will support my fellow students When times seem tough I will fight my hardest To drive us through the rough As the mighty Oak grows upward So too we will grow Reaching for the skies Our pursuit will not slow (Year 12s Only) Now we are all finished here We will not come again Yet we will never forget our school and our brothers Now, we are all Men We are all forever Tonners And In that, we can rejoice


A word from the School Captain In the words of ‘Ross the Boss’, I have three things I would like to talk about.

row together I wanted nothing more than to just pause that moment and live it forever.

Firstly, I would like to talk about what Brighton Grammar has meant to us as a school. For those of you who know me, you may have worked out that I like my rowing. For me, rowing was the first ‘last’ thing I did at BGS, having finished at the end of Term 1. This experience was the closest I ever had to the feeling we all shared under the oak tree on Valedictory Day. I saw rowing as a metaphor for my entire time at BGS. When I began back in Year 8, I didn’t know a thing about the sport. I remembered paddling (or at least attempting to) on the famous Albert Park Lake and thinking to me myself that I didn’t have the slightest clue of the names of any of the boys, except those who were directly in front and behind me. Despite not having a clue about what we were doing, we battled on anyway, as we slowly made our way up the ranks.

As I already said, this passage of time is a representation of the same experience we have all shared at school. The process of going to class, playing lunch time ‘Socs’ and repeating, in itself has no meaning, just like the monotony of the rowing stroke. Somehow, over years of repeating these same repetitive and perhaps, at times, mundane activities, I found that now they mean so much more and, as I found myself reading the last hymn through decidedly misty eyes, I realised I just wanted to pause that moment and never leave.

Many people ask, “Why do you do rowing? It’s so repetitive?”, or more commonly, “What’s the point if you are only going backwards?” and to some extent I guess both these questions are valid. For four years we carried out the same action, up and back the same expanse of water hundreds and thousands of times. Session by session, week by week, we made only the most incremental of changes barely noticeable to anyone but ourselves. Yet something strange happened. Out of nowhere, we were suddenly at the finish, and it all seemed to make sense as to why we did it, and why we had put ourselves through all the pain. The same faces I couldn’t put a name to in Year 8 had over time become my best mates and, despite wanting to quit and stop the pain a hundred times, during our last

However, as I move onto my second point, I think it is important to step back and see our importance in the greater life of the School. At the start of the year, as the prefect body met Mr Swann for the first time, he challenged us to leave a legacy, for the School that will remain long after we leave. Although we see ourselves as important, we need to recognise that none of us is greater than the School as a whole. Next year, and the many years to come afterwards, Brighton Grammar Valedictorians will pace the same steps as we did today, just as has been done for the previous 131 years. This year, I think it’s fair to say we have left a great imprint on the School. As we heard in the reflection of Brad, the Captain of Middle School, during Beating the Bounds, when he spoke of his defining moment of the year as seeing the 1st XVIII win the premiership; the rush of support of the massive crowd of family, friends and BGS boys as they rushed onto the field. Furthermore, even Jaikob, the Captain of the Junior School, spoke of the great example we as

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a year level had set, despite the fact he has never even visited the Senior School. These two young men, despite knowing none of our names (and speaking frighteningly well I might add), were both clearly touched by the actions of our year level. Although it’s great we’ve won premierships, academic awards and wowed crowds with dramatic and musical talents (although not personally), I think it’s something more that we can leave a lasting memory on the School community, and give something back to the place which gave so much to us. Finally, I would like to, as the BGS tradition dictates, leave another challenge for the Year of 2014. Last year, I implored you to lead ‘A year of no regrets’, and to finish your time as a student satisfied. But although it’s great to reflect and I have no doubt we will all remember it, to some extent we do need to move on. We’ve spoken much of our successes this year, but more than anything I hope we do not stop there. We must make sure the highlight of our lives is not the time we spent at School. We must go on with what we’ve learnt at BGS and keep achieving because I want to hear some awesome stories at our reunions in five, ten and fifty years. Jack Wheeler, School Captain. GRAMMARIAN 2014 23


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Head of Middle School

Head of Middle School 2014 saw the long awaited move to our new Middle School appropriately named The Urwin Centre for Learning. It was with great excitement on January 30 our first group of Year 7s moved into the space, followed closely by the Year 8s on the following day. In the days that followed the boys and staff gradually became more accustomed to the Middle School buildings and quickly settled into the various routines and expectations. The move into our Learning Commons with an emphasis on developing more responsible and independent learners was undoubtedly a successful one. The boys throughout the year have been far more able to develop 21st Century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving while often being taught by a team of teachers. Academically, Max Freeman was a most worthy Dux of the Middle School and at Speech Night was awarded six prizes. Academic excellence was also achieved by Ethan O’Brien and Luke Ianuali, each with four prizes. In Year 7, Leo Kouskouris was first in the Year Level and received five Prizes while Curtis Wilson and David Li were awarded three prizes. The prestigious Middle School Public Speaking Prize was won by Max Freeman, the English Essay Writing Competition was won by Anton Deverianko (Year 8) and Gordon Chen (Year 7). Jack Liu (Year 8) came in the top 1% of the Australian Problem Solving Maths Olympiad and gained entry to the School of Excellence for the International Maths Olympiad. Our two flagship programs, iDesign and the Getaway Weekend were very successful in 2014. We will never forget the winning entry and presentation by Josh Sandiford with his Hydrogen Separation Machine. Other worthy prize winners and finalists were Max Freeman, Kevin Gao, Ben Cruse, Lachlan Hodges, Eric Shen, James Hamilton, Ethan O’Brien, Max Twycross and Will Middlemiss. The Getaway Weekend changed venue this year with a move to our Middle School and a full day program under the leadership of Heads of Year 8, Tim Marshall and Anthony Keane. Over 100 fathers and sons attended the program which included our very special guest speaker, Andrew Martin. 24 GRAMMARIAN 2014

In Music, a number of very special concerts were held in St Andrew’s. All performances showcased the strength of Music in the Middle School. Special thanks to the Leaders of Music, Felix Gong, Michael Dean, Luke Ianuali, Kevin Wang, Ethan O’Brien, Nicholas Phillips and Adam Dendrinos for all of their efforts and leadership. The very successful Year 7 and 8 production of Suessical was held with our sister school, Firbank Grammar School. Starring roles were carried out by Mitchell Cole and Ben Warrell many other boys were involved either in acting roles or supporting back stage. In sport, fifty four teams represented the Middle School throughout the year. The highlights of the season were undoubtedly the five teams (3 Tennis, I Cricket and 1 Water Polo) that were undefeated during the course of their seasons. Two boys from the Middle School also represented the Senior School in Open Age Competitions – Connor Hipwell in Tennis and Brad Marais in Hockey. At the APS Athletics, Tristan Schiers, Will Middlemiss and Aaron Leferink won the Under 15 Triple Jump, Under 15 1500m and Under 14 Hurdles respectively. Our Under 14 4X100m relay team (William Lam, Oscar Lewis, Harry Catt and Aaron Leferink) not only won the relay but smashed the APS Record in the process. Tristan and Aaron carried their form into the All Schools’ Athletics Competition winning the Under 15 Triple Jump and Under 14 Hurdles Events with Aaron smashing the State Record. The House Competition for the Cock House Cup under the leadership of Mr Brendan Savage was keenly fought, with Armstrong House winning the competition. Under the direction of the new Head of Outdoor Education, Ryan Teasel, the Year 7s ventured for the first time to Point Leo for a water based activities camp and the Year 8s ventured to Ngarkat National Park in South Australia early in Term 3. Both camps were extremely successful and form an integral part of the School’s Outdoor Education program. A number of fund raising activities were also undertaken to support the RCD Foundation throughout the year. Under the leadership of Tyla Bracken, many boys took part in the Relay for Life at Duncan McKinnon early in Term 4. This activity requires relay teams to walk or run

The Year 7 boys and staff celebrate the very first day in the new Middle School on 30 January 2014.


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Captains of the Middle School around the track for 24 hours. It was undoubtedly a very successful event with over 30 boys involved in it and raised in excess of $7000. Our significant program of activities with Firbank continued in 2014 with two days of activities at both Year 7 and 8, as well as termly Debating, Book Club, Philosophy Colloquium and Chess. The School’s Debating and Public Speaking program continued to grow from strength to strength in 2014 and three very successful debates were held with Firbank. A number of boys were involved in DAV debates and public speaking competitions with Max Freeman reaching the regional finals of DAV Public Speaking. Special thanks to Co-Captains of Debating and Public Speaking, Mikkel Talts and Callum Drake. As part of the Middle School’s commitment to the Three Cornered Partnership, several activities were conducted with parents – the most notable being very successful Mother and Fathers’ Day Chapel Services as well as the Year 8 Mothers’ Luncheon. A big thank you to the Co-Captains Bradley Marais and Ethan O’Brien and Co-Vice Captains, Max Freeman and Nick Phillips. All were exemplary leaders and strong role models for the other thirty School Officers and all boys of the Middle School. In conclusion, it is clear from all that is written above, that the Middle School has had a remarkable year. Many thanks to Middle School staff for their diligence and professionalism to ensure that the year was such a successful one. As this is my last Grammarian Report as Head of the Middle School, I look back over the past eight years as Head of the Middle School with much pride. The Middle School has been transformed from one mired in twentieth century teaching practices and facilities to one that has embraced a new pedagogy in state of the art facilities. It is now widely recognized as being one of the most progressive Middle Schools for boys in the state. It is a job that I have loved and have felt very honoured and privileged to have held and I now look forward to returning to doing what I love most – a fulltime Mathematics teacher at Camberwell Girls’ Grammar. I wish my successor, Jeremy Martin all the best for 2015 as he moves into his new role.

At the start of 2014, the Year 7 and 8 students entered the brand new Middle School for the first time. All the boys were amazed with the new learning areas and technology filled spaces, and were eager to begin the school year. The new science laboratory and Brad Marais media room were definitely the two main stand out areas for all of the students. With a brilliant new learning space, boys were excited to try new and different academic activities. This year saw more Year 7 boys sign up for debating than any previous year.

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Public Speaking was very popular as well, with Year 8 student Max Freeman coming in the top 12 in the Victorian State Public Speaking competition. Boys also competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition, and received some of the highest marks BGS has ever seen. Jack Liu, Year 8, received marks that put him in the top 0.3% for the competition in Australia. On the sporting fields, BGS boys had great success. The Middle School had many boys playing in first teams, such as Hockey, Cricket, Tennis, Touch Rugby, and Sailing, with Ethan O’Brien, Mitch Dow and Devan Nicholls going to Nationals with the First Team, which is an immense effort. Boys enjoyed the weekly challenge of representing BGS every Saturday morning in the APS. Congratulations to all the School Officers of 2014 on showing exceptional leadership skills and attending to all duties they were required for. They have made our job much easier throughout the year with all their help. Finally, we would like to thank all the Middle School teachers for our past two years at BGS. We have loved every minute of our time in Rosstrevor and the Middle School. Bradley Marais and Ethan O’Brien, Co-Captains of the Middle School

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Head of Junior School

Head of Junior School The Junior School has thrived in 2014. Enrolments continue to grow with a record 455 boys in the ELC and Junior School this year. We were delighted to welcome many new boys and families as well as staff members Jessica Taylor, Darren Cook, Amanda Foulds, Madelyn Bolch and Ben Ryan.

Setting the path forward Our new Headmaster Ross Featherston didn’t take long to set a clear direction forward with the release of the BGS 2014–16 strategic plan. This included a renewed emphasis in developing the social and emotional side of boys through Growth and Wellbeing. The Junior School Staff invested significant time in Term 3 undertaking Mindfulness training facilitated by the BGS Director of Growth and Wellbeing, Kay Rogers. All boys also participated in Mindfulness classroom sessions with guest expert Janet EttyLeal and their homeroom teachers. In the ELC the four year old classes of boys were trained in developing their skills of focus through simple yoga classes. Another pillar of the plan is about creating a high performance learning culture. Two new initiatives in the Junior School to support that aim were the appointment of Clair Marshall as a full time resource advancing our teaching and learning – in particular working directly with staff in the classroom coaching and mentoring them as the focus shifts from just content to developing a range of 21st century learning skills in the boys. Further specialist support has been introduced with Pauline Anthony explicitly teaching boys and staff various technology applications in her role of e-Learning co-ordinator. We also introduced Drama as a specialist subject from Prep to Year 6.

Importance of relationships Two programs that I believe really support the culture of inclusiveness in the Junior School are: • Our Buddy system, involving all boys from ELC to Year 6, focuses on the values of friendliness, respect, responsibility, caring, inclusiveness and valuing difference. • Our House System provides healthy competition for the boys as we encourage 26 GRAMMARIAN 2014

them to always give their best. This year boys competed in diverse competitions including: swimming, cross country, athletics, tabloid sports, chess, spelling, mathematics, public speaking, debating and trivia. Because relationships are so crucial for the successful functioning of the School, the emphasis on building a strong Three Cornered Partnership between staff, boys and the home is vital. We try to offer many opportunities for parental involvement and are heartened by participation levels, but I would still encourage you to step forward to be even more involved in 2015. This year parents were involved in • • • • • • •

Information evenings Parent Teacher Interviews JPG social events Year level social gatherings Classroom and excursion support Parent education forums House Sporting events.

Congratulations and thank you to Jo Cantwell and the Junior Parents Group for the many functions organised to support our community and also for your great success in fundraising. The ongoing support of the JPG is certainly valued and greatly appreciated. The positive vibe, sense of community and carnival atmosphere at the end of year Family Fun Night and Willy Wonka Ball were great highlights this year. Our relationship with Firbank Grammar is also important and valued. All boys from ELC to Year 6 experience a variety of learning and social opportunities throughout the year. The visit to Milikapiti and Indigenous Exchange and the Year 6 Combined Musical are just two highlights of our activity with Firbank.

Community service The Junior School commitment to those less fortunate has been outstanding. We have had four collections for the Ute Full of Food, Easter and Christmas donations to Mary MacKillop Family Services, the amazing 24 hour marathon effort in the Relay for Life, the memorable MND Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising for Milikapiti and Baraka this year.


Our staff To educate boys, teachers need to have a significant understanding of what makes boys tick. I often remind staff ‘boys learn teachers, not subjects’. You can be the best mathematics, physical education or art teacher, but if you don’t understand boys, you will not be an effective teacher. Teachers must like boys, as approval is at the heart of working successfully with boys. We are fortunate in the Junior School our teachers have a clear understanding of what makes boys’ tick. I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to all of the Junior School Staff for their excellent work and commitment throughout the year. I am especially grateful to our Director of Administration, Dean Bryan; our Co-ordinator of Teaching and Learning, Clair Marshall; our Director of ELC, Amelia Barrow; Year Level Co-ordinators, Joanne Davies, Monica Le Couteur and Brendan Rahn and our Curriculum Leaders, Sam Kuring, Pauline Anthony, Raelene Plozza, Sheridan Coverdale and Cindy van Dijk.

I often remind staff boys learn teachers, not subjects. You can be the best mathematics, physical education or art teacher, but if you don’t understand boys, you will not be an effective teacher.

It is a joy to challenge our boys to develop a strong sense of pride in themselves, their family and their school. From the ‘good morning’, class visits, sports training, music rehearsals, excursions, camps, meetings, engagement with student leaders, applying an ice pack in sick bay, kicking a football on the playground, to frowning at misbehaviour, not a day goes by where experiences and interactions with the boys don’t bring a smile to my face. I remind myself there is a brilliant child locked inside every student. Ultimately all we do is for the boys in our care. Thanks to all members of the Junior School community. I hope you enjoy the 2014 Grammarian.

Peter Tellefson, Head of Junior School

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Business & Support Services

Business and Support Services

ICT developments The School has continued to develop “The Hub” as the Teaching & Learning and communication portal for boys, staff and parents. We recognize that the user interface needs to be improved and this is a key focus for 2015. In 2014, we strengthened the technology infrastructure in the School to support the individual device strategy and of course technology infrastructure in the Middle School and redeveloped Hancock Wing kept the ICT team busy.

2014 has been a very busy year with advancements on many fronts

Master Plan Review

The Middle School project team of architects, builders and project managers, led by Greg Willcock

The Senior Executive spent time with the School’s architects Clarke Hopkins Clarke during the year to review the 2008 Facility Master Plan to create a refreshed vision for future facilities at the School. A Wellness space, Annandale Pavilion expansion and Creative Education precinct will be the next major projects for which community support will be critical.

One highlight for the year was the recognition of BGS as a “lighthouse” school for Microsoft culminating in the posting of a visual business case on the Microsoft website globally demonstrating best practice in the use of technology for teaching and learning in schools.

Strategic Partnerships The School contributed strongly financially to the Mercantile Rowing Club clubhouse redevelopment as a key strategic partner of the School. This contribution assures access to the club facilities and pathways to boys’ rowing careers beyond BGS for many years to come. The School also contributed financially to the hockey ground surface replacement at Brighton Secondary College again ensuring that the School retains priority access to the ground for hockey and tennis until 2027 and beyond.

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New Bus The School, with great support from one of our valued sponsors Brighton Toyota, has refreshed our bus fleet and we are currently evaluating the addition of a 23 seat bus to improve the efficiency of our transport function.

Hancock re-development The exciting new Hancock Wing re-development in the Senior School was completed at the end of November and is in active use. The varied learning spaces and experiences augment the existing variety of teaching and learning spaces in the Senior School. Thanks go to the Lloyd Group and to Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects for a terrific outcome.

Enrolments Enrolments growth continue to be pleasing with many year levels now experiencing strong waiting lists. The School expects to see strong growth in the coming years with capacity expected to be reached within the next five years.

Catering For a long time we have recognised we are spoilt with the canteen and function catering at BGS, so we were delighted when the BGS Catering Team were recognised as the number one canteen and catering facility amongst independent schools serviced by Compass Group throughout Victoria and Tasmania. We were also pleased to work with Flexischools to rollout out cashless lunch ordering in the Junior School during the year and this approach will be broadened across other function and campuses next year and beyond.

Administration relocation BGS Catering Team

During the year, the Finance, Accounts, Technology and Risk & Compliance teams moved to the administration building on the Rosstrevor site following a review of needs of both the teams and the Senior School. The relocation proceeded very smoothly and has fostered a much closer relationship between these critical teams.

Leadership Change With my retirement pending at the end of the year I join the School in welcoming Michael Arceri.

Greg Willcock, Director of Business and Support Services

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Art

Art Junior School Clay Work in Art Term 3 in the Art Room was full of creativity and clay. The Prep boys created animals out of clay, using a one piece model. Their animal had to have four legs which were formed from the body, without joins. They also had to design an environment for their animal.

Year 1 Year 1 made pinch pots with lids. They used tools to decorate them. The pots were fired in the kiln and then painted.

Year 2 Year 2 carved hands from clay using the slab technique. They used tools to cut out and decorate their shapes.

Year 3 Year 3 made garden snails using the coil technique. They were also inspired by looking at colourful, naïve, Mexican animal candle holders to create their own. They had to ensure their animal would be freestanding and they used the “Wet and wiggle, twist and stick” technique to add the four legs to their animal.

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Year 4 Year 4 made sun plaques using the slab technique, which they decorated and painted. Then they created guppies made from a pinch pot base, with a focus on attaching extra features using the correct technique.

Year 5 Year 5 designed and painted pinball back boards in Art, which they later attached to the pinball machines made in Design Technology. The Year 5 boys also looked at a number of Portraits, before drawing their self-portrait.

Year 6 Year 6 had the amazing opportunity to work with Anastasia Nikakis, our Artist in Resident, to create stunning bust sculptures from clay. This followed their study of Portraits and self-portraits in Term 2.

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Year 12 Finals The students have created artworks that showcase the development of their skills and ideas throughout the Art 3 / 4 course. Boys have pursued areas of self-interest throughout their folios, exploring their personal and conceptual ideas using a variety of media.

Matthew worked on a range of projects and workshops with boys from different year levels, and provided boys with insights into his art practice and current projects. Drawing on inspiration from some early works in his oeuvre, Matthew led the Year 11 Art class on a journey to create a collaborative piece using CD jewel cases as a canvas for the students to paint. Matthew also provided the Year 12 Art class with some invaluable advice regarding the development of their art folios. Matthew was also able to use his artistic connections to put boys directly in touch with some of the artists that they had researched in their folios. Having Matthew at BGS as our Artist in residence was made possible through the generous support of David and Mim Hayes, parents of Charlie in Year 8 and Sam in Year 5.

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Business Studies

Business Studies 2014 has been another eventful year in the Commerce department. The subjects of Commerce, Economics and Business Management are popular choices and continue to be foundational subjects for many students as they prepare for tertiary studies.

Economics In Economics, Teachers Prue McLeod and Simon Kessler demonstrated the fundamental principles of the market environment to their Unit 1/2 students, with an excursion to the Dandenong Markets in Term 1. This was a wonderful opportunity for the boys and two Firbank girls to see the real-world application of many of the theories covered by the course curriculum. The Unit 3/4 course continues to gain popularity as a challenging yet rewarding subject. It was encouraging to see our young economists attending a number of joint Firbank revision lectures in the lead up to the VCE examination. A big thank you goes to Prue McLeod for her organisation of these events.

Commerce The Year 9 and 10 Commerce course is currently undergoing transition to the National Curriculum and it has been good to see the enthusiasm shown by the students for the new content. Boys in Year 9 have been learning about the fundamental principles of economics, business and social enterprises. The Year 10 course continues to be a valuable experience for boys wishing to gain some exposure to the different business-oriented VCE subjects on offer at BGS, including Accounting, Economics, Business Management and Legal Studies.

Business Management

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Business Management continues to be a highly popular subject choice at BGS. The Unit 3/4 course is particularly well patronised by Year 11 students and is often their first exposure to the demands of the VCE. There were three classes of both Units 1/2 and 3/4 this year, totalling over 100 students. As part of the Unit 3/4 course, students were required to study the largescale organisation, Qantas. It was therefore serendipitous that as part of the BGS Breakfast Bios initiative, a number of the boys were able to hear from and even ask questions of current BGS parent and Qantas Board of Directors member, Jacqueline Hey. This was a very special opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most prolific and successful business executives.

This year BGS signed up a large contingent of our Commerce boys to compete in the revamped ASX Schools Sharemarket Game, with the aim of generating some interest in Commerce subjects at school. Students were given the opportunity to invest 50,000 virtual dollars in any of the 150 Australian companies available on the ASX. The game operates in parallel to the real market conditions and participants are able to map the progress of their stocks in real-time.

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Students competed not only against their peers at BGS, but with schools across Australia in the ten week competition. The market was particularly volatile this year and while many students made large early gains on the back of companies such as Qantas and Harvey

Norman, a significant number of portfolios suffered heavy losses around the half-way point of the game. At the conclusion of the competition, there were three clear winners.

Congratulations: Robbie Scacco (Year 11) $51,895.25 Ben Prosser (Year 11) $51,703.12 Michael Wang & James Barber (Year 9) $51,373.31 As a part of the lure for students to compete this year we managed to secure some very significant prizes for the winners. First Prize - The brokerage firm of EVANS & PARTNERS donated: A Day’s Paid Work Experience. Second Prize - $100 iTunes Voucher Third Prize - $50 iTunes Voucher Thanks to the sponsors of the event and thanks also to all the students and staff who took part this year. We look forward to your involvement again in the future. Sean Bryant, Head of Business Management, Economics and Commerce


Chess Since I began my chess journey in the Junior School, I have watched the Team evolve to become a respected name in the chess community, not only in Victoria but nationally as well. In my final year as part of the BGS chess team, I have been gratified by the growing passion and outstanding results that the school has shown in chess, which has become a popular component of the School’s rich cocurricular faculty. The chess team qualified once again to state and national competitions. Despite having tough competition preventing us from entering the nationals, with standout performances from Sasha Parsons, Matthew Balmer, James Moffat, Henry Tang and Jack Wright-Smith all leading the field, we were narrowly able to qualify for the nationals in a close third placing at the State Finals. It is captivating to witness a growing number of boys getting involved in chess both competitively and recreationally, with Centenary Hall being a prime destination on the chess calendar. The introduction of House Chess and the continuation of the chess club, has proven an engaging experience for players of all levels. I must acknowledge the unwavering commitment of Jason Bain in his initiative and co-ordination behind the successful proliferation of chess at Brighton Grammar. Also our resident coach Leonid Sandler whose tutelage has been engaging and insightful for aspiring players. With our qualification in the national finals at the end of the year, even when my academic time at the school is over, it is humbling to be a part of such a prospering school tradition and I look forward to the future pursuits BGS will have to offer. Jeffrey Jiang, Captain of Chess

Junior School Chess sets are regularly used in each and every classroom in the Junior School, as we often witness exciting and talented performances. Chess is a wonderful game that develops concentration, encourages strategic thinking, resilience and good sportsmanship. The large chess pieces in the playground are used across differing ages and the weekly chess club at recess is well attended. The House chess competition involved many rounds of play offs with 120 boys volunteering to take part. A number of boys were selected to take part in the Chess Kids Zone Tournament where they played against boys and girls from around Melbourne and achieved great success. Jane Lowe, Teacher in charge, Junior School Chess

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Creative Design and Technology

Middle School Creative Design and Technology A strength of BGS is the diverse and very popular Creative Design and Technology classes which are part of the curriculum from the early years to Year 12.

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Debating and Public Speaking

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Oral language is a key focus across the Junior School. The boys participated in a House Public Speaking Competition and presented speeches on a range of topics highlighting well developed skills in structuring a speech, eye contact, voice projection and poise. The Year 6 boys embraced the opportunity to debate at class level, inter class and against other schools. They enthusiastically and diligently prepared for debates against Firbank, Trinity and Loreto Toorak. They argued strongly and learnt the importance of research, rebuttals and teamwork. It has been a positive and rewarding experience for all participants.

It has been a great year for the debating and public speaking in the Middle School. We had huge offerings of interest from the Year 7s, keen to hone their skills and step up into secondary school competition, and a core group of Year 8s that have built on their knowledge and technique from last year to become quite formidable. Debating Captains Callum Drake and Mikkel Talts did a good job leading the charge and ensuring the culture has remained very positive.

Jane Lowe, Teacher in Charge JS Debating

The year’s program kicked off in Term 1 with Year 7 and 8 Houses going head-to-head in the annual House Debating competition. The boys did a wonderful job grappling with some difficult topics. Year 7s argued whether or not ‘Rap music should be considered art’, and the Year 8s contested the topic: ‘Should freedom of speech laws protect people who make racist comments?’ At Year 7 level, School House came away victorious with five wins, and Rofe House won at Year 8 level, also with five. In Term 2, four teams from each Year 7 and four Year 8 went to Firbank to compete in the first round of the interschool debating contest. It was an excellent afternoon with members from both schools putting forward compelling arguments. The Year 8s drew with two victories each on the topic ‘$60million spent on the Sochi Olympics was a disgrace’. The Year 7 boys managed to snatch a narrow overall win at three to one on the topic ‘Parents should have access to their children’s Facebook pages’. Firbank graciously took out the Term 3 competition with each debate being decided by less than three points. The Year 7 topic was ‘Science is more important than art’, and Year 8: ‘Feminism is still needed’. Max Freeman and Callum Drake proudly represented Brighton Grammar at the DAV Junior Public Speaking competition early in Term 3. The event took place at St Bede’s College, where the boys were up against contestants from 14 other schools. The competition requirements were for students

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to present one prepared speech, and two impromptu speeches throughout the day. Both boys spoke beautifully on a range of challenging topics. In the end, Max Freeman’s excellent performance was good enough to earn him top four on the day and get him through to the state semifinals. The level of talent amongst the BGS Middle School cohort has been most impressive and we look forward to seeing these groups further develop their confidence and analytical skills in the years to come. Dane Picken, Teacher in Charge, MS Debating and Public Speaking


Senior School 2014 was another very enjoyable year for the boys in Debating and Public Speaking.

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In the DAV Debating, two of our B-Grade teams made it through to the finals. The members of the most successful team were Timothy Semmens, Lachlan Neville, Matthew Evans, Nick Gillies and Anthony Capp in Team 3 who got to the Quarter finals. Team 2 comprising Michael Riordan, Rohan Martin, Campbell Clapp, James Moffat and Liam Cook debated in the Octofinals. All of these boys are to be congratulated on their excellent debating throughout the season. There were eight boys who gained multiple Best Speaker awards in their debates during the DAV season. Our most outstanding speakers were: Edmond Jin, Nicholas Dawes and James Boal in A-Grade, James Moffat in B-Grade, Michael Chang, and Nick Semmens in C-Grade and Julian Ou and David Lawlor in D-Grade. It was very pleasing that Michael Chang won the Swannie Award for having the highest average speaker score in C-Grade Debating for the Brighton Region. Michael was also nominated for the Competition Swannie Award in 2014, which means that he was one of the top five speakers in C Grade from all DAV Regions in the State. This is a significant achievement for Michael and he is warmly congratulated. We had many boys who participated in the Senior and Intermediate Public Speaking Competitions during Term 3. The standard was high in both the Impromtu and Prepared speeches. James Moffat of Year 11 won the Senior Division and Ian Tongs the Intermediate Division. Julian Ou and Rob Tongs participated in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Junior Public Speaking Competition in May. They competed in heats against students from other schools with speeches on ‘Climb every mountain’ and ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ respectively. Both boys delivered engaging speeches with confidence. Julian was unlucky to be pipped at the post for victory in his heat whilst Rob progressed to the second round. In this round there was also an Impromptu Speech in which he did well. Both boys enjoyed the experience and gained some valuable public speaking tips for next time.

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Also in May, BGS hosted the semi-finals of Schools National Debating Championships. This involved the best four school debating teams in Australia and our boys were lucky to have the opportunity to watch these debates. Secret topics are challenging to the most experienced debaters and the audience was treated to some wonderful debating skills at work. Thank you to Ms Andrea Hayes for her leadership in organising this event and to the senior boys who assisted her during Term 2. BGS held its first Virtual Debate this year. This was for Year 9 students against Melbourne Grammar on the topic ‘That charity should begin at home’. The debate was held at lunchtime and streamed live by video link. Our thanks goes to Mr Cameron Taylor for his technical expertise and to Ms Paula Donnelly for assisting the boys with their preparation. Anna Austin, Director of Activities, Senior School. GRAMMARIAN 2014 41


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Drama

Drama Junior School 2014 proved to be an exciting year for the Performing Arts at Brighton Grammar School with the development of a new Drama program at the Junior School. The boys in Prep through to Year 6 embraced the new learning context with open arms, and let their creativity run free. Through a hands-on learning approach, Drama in the Junior School offers boys a creative outlet to express themselves and gain confidence in life skills such as public speaking, creative thinking and correctly identifying and portraying different emotions. Throughout 2014 the boys in the Junior School have had the opportunity to work on monologues, create original puppet shows, perform a hip hop dance, create their own short films about super heroes and put on a play about pirates and dinosaurs! At the end of every Drama session all the boys are required to write a written reflection on the lesson and identify how they felt and why. The boys also use peer and self-assessment to write about their collaboration, focus and performance skills. It has been fantastic to watch the boys work hard in Drama and grow in confidence throughout the year. Madelyn Bolch Teacher of Drama, Junior School

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English

English Year 8 English What do slam poetry, an Archie Roach song, a nursery rhyme, and a Shakespearean play all have in common? Ask any boy in Year 8 in the Middle School and he will be able to tell you: they all use rhyme, rhythm, and language to make political comments about the world around them: the crisis of a world saturated with social technologies, the rights of Indigenous Australians, or the problems of lazy or power-hungry Kings during medieval England. Further, they all use language masterfully to express and share their views with a particular audience. The Middle School English program has been designed to lay the foundations of the skills needed to do well in VCE. An English student must be critical, analytical, and able to decipher the symbolic meaning of texts and, most importantly, be able to argue and communicate their own ideas effectively. And this year we have certainly raised the standard that is expected from our students in the Middle School. Our boys have been taught to be thoughtful, concerned citizens who are able to read the intention behind language choices and make their own judgements about what they are told or shown. In our 2014 Essay Writing Competition are winners were Gordon Chen (Year 7) and Anton Derevianko (Year 8). Our Year 8 boys have tackled some very challenging texts this year: Life of Pi, The Hunger Games, and Richard III. They have learnt that a tiger on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean can be a symbolic exploration of identity of self and faith. They have discovered that Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are not really fighting to survive and win the Hunger Games, but represent criticisms of the ways in which governments maintain control over society. And they have discovered that Shakespeare wrote his plays to reinforce the legitimacy of the Tudor monarch as Queen of England, and so penned King Richard III, a son of York, as a conniving, murderous, and deformed villain who must rightfully die at the hands of the heroic Henry Tudor in the Battle of Bosworth Field. Our Year 8 boys have certainly learnt that a novel or film is so much more than the story that is told. The Year 8 boys drew upon all the skills they had learned throughout the year to produce their final pieces. They needed to address the prompt ‘Power can reveal the Darker Side of Human Nature’ and use the language devices that they had studied in their Shakespearean unit on Richard III to write their own creative piece. The results of this assessment were amazing and mightily impressive. Please enjoy some of the pieces our Year 8 boys have written and their explanations about their choices in form, language and purpose: Kirsten Dunsby, Head of MS English 44 GRAMMARIAN 2014

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Sonnet 1 Power Lurks within all Kings

Solitary and concealed in his elevated spot He likes it like that. He’s killed before from this height. He’s not the biggest beast here, by far, Yet the bark brown feathers and Curves will never be detected here. Talons vicious but hidden, he prepares to strike. Tacitly advancing onto his unwary victims and Eager to fulfil his selfish thirst – He assaults. His claws violently knife the innocent and There is no struggle. Like a blade drop, He wants the instant thrill of eradication. His sneaky might is right. The hawk soars and glides cleanly by. He is King of his land.

Flexing muscle and pointed teeth, Power prowls behind closed doors. Hooded cloak, death underneath, Hungry for destruction and wars. For power does possesseth him, Its murderous ways do dominate. His vicious acts of crime and sin, Powers ways do intoxicate. For all he wants is crown and throne, Torture, terror and death he brings. Thoughts as dark as a rotting bone, Power lives within all kings. Then power leaves him, lurks away, To bring out the evil, in its next prey.

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The Holy Theory Of Magic Chapter: Balance to the equation Libro thrust his aching feet forward on the dry grey stone that crumbled beneath his shoes. His dark grey hood shaded him from the glaring red sun. Broken bits of metal and rock lay waste on the road. Moss grew in the cracks on the ground. In the distance, he could see the city that lay in ruins. Buildings leaning sideways, cars upside down and skulls planted firmly into concrete. A wave of anxiety and disgust flooded through his body as he smelled the rotting fumes of corpses. His legs ached. He had been walking alone for days. Thoughts were clouding his mind. It felt like there were hundreds of them. How is this possible? I mean, is what Consili said really true? Am I “The Balance? Libro felt a deep urge to know more. He took a deep breath, stopped and cautiously removed his backpack. He held it on one knee as he zipped it open and searched for the square crystal. His hands wrapped around something small and warm. It sent a wave of comfort through his body as he pulled it out. The crystal shone a deep blue, illuminating the dull space. Libro cleared his throat. “Hear me Prophetiae!” He pulled out a small yellowed parchment from his pocket. Consili had told him to use it when he was ready to speak with the ancient ones. Libro was ready. He took a deep breath, opened the crinkled parchment and read aloud.

A Digital World

Lady Anne’s Poem

I am a boy with not a hint of devil; There was no such thing as brutality in my life. But social media took me down a level: It took my world away and put me in strife. Power of social media changed me as a boy. It started as a freckle of power, It changed from taking joy to taking lives. I had become a modern day Richard III It went from causing no suicides to five. I was working in a world that was blurred, I realised what I had done and went back to my life. But the burden of those deaths, have changed me for life.

From scallywags to scandrids, betraying tops the worst. Draining my pure blood with sickening amounts of thirst, Poisoning my soul and my heart with his slyness. Piercing and poking like an ungrateful He is a man with way too much greed, And all he ever wanted was to lead. From heroes to villains this man is the worst, Slowly staining me with his foul curse. Killing and slaying anyone in his way, And making sure everyone else has to pay. But hopefully I pray he will do down in flames. And all anyone will remember is the blood covered names.

Finn Parker, Year 8

Lachie May, Year 8

“I am the one, the one they say I am, there is good and evil, peace and passion, light and dark. I am not the end, nor the beginning but instead, I am....The Balance”. The crystal’s aura of light around it intensified and then exploded like a firework. Libro used his arms to shield himself from the blast as everything around him disappeared completely. Whispers of unfamiliar voices shrouded Libro’s mind. The voices inside grew louder and more intense. He opened his eyes. And then, absolute silence. He blinked. There was nothing there. All he could see was one big shade of white. The voices started to stir again, as he stood up. He could hear them traveling around him in a circle. “Where am I?” he asked. The voices stopped dead. An old wise voice broke the silence, “You are here, where time and space do not exist.” Again the whispers began. Libro hesitated, “Who am I?” Again the whispers stopped and the wise voice spoke, as the light around Libro dimmed, “Seven hundred years ago there was a terrible war, a war that was not fought between good and evil, but between science and religion.” Libro stepped forward, further into the abyss. GRAMMARIAN 2014 45


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“What has this got to do with me! Tell me, WHO AM I!” he demanded.

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“Patience young one, you are merely in the form of a mortal. Telling you this now, will not serve you well, you must understand.”

A Shrinklit poem is an 8 – 12 line rhyming poem that summaries a literature text. It must address the themes, setting, characters and plot of the literature text. Humour is considered a good thing. Some Year 10 students studied poems and short stories of the wonderful Edgar Allan Poe and created the following shrinklits.

“I said, TELL ME!” Libro spat. “If you INSIST young one. There is a prophecy told. The prophecy itself is a scientific equation, simply explaining that there is peace and passion. Peace was desired to keep an alliance throughout the world which was used through religion. Passion was the desire to evolve society through science. Religion declared war against science and as odd as the war already was, religion won. The equation suggests that if one belief overrules the other, there must be something else. Something of neither religion, nor science. Something magic. This is what must restore order to Earth. It must restore balance. YOU are the balance to the equation.” The whispers disappeared along with the voice. The white realm began to fade out. Grey buildings appeared in the distance. Libro was back in the city. He placed the square crystal which was now hot, back into his backpack. He felt as though an unbearably heavy weight, had been placed on his shoulders. His chest felt tight and it was hard to breathe. So much pressure, so much at stake. Libro began to walk, then stopped abruptly. Everything began to unfold, like a flower blossoming in spring. All the little moments of his life, where he encountered those unexplained experiences. He had been able to feel the particles inside objects... he had even been able to control their movements. Libro gasped, his name! Libro, it comes from the Latin word for...balance. The wind blew heavily as he stood still. He peered into the distance. Time to make a change, he thought. As he began walking at a steady pace, towards the apocalyptic city of New York. Con Georgiadis – Year 9

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The Black Cat

Even doe I was just a child Our love was much hotter than mild #hot W1nt3r chillz 1 day Her releiz t00k h3r away These 4ngelz are really G4Y Never mind ill have my way ;) In a tomb every night we lay <3Just me and bae <3

From the prison cell where I sat, Thinking about my pets and that one black cat. Pluto, the extremely suspicious feline, My alcoholic abuse caused our love to decline. Hatred grew like a blazing fire, For I was no longer Pluto’s desire. I had to defeat this distancing foe, Hanging him by his neck with limited sorrow. Coincidentally, my house burns down, A ghostly cat appears carrying a frown. Peculiar “GALLOWS” forming on its chest, Following me wherever I rest. With an axe I try to kill the sagacious cat, But my wife interferes and dies with a splat. The mysterious cat had finally vanished, Before the police had me instantly banished.

Annabel Lee & Steven Kavadias

The Raven The fantastic terrors of hope More than a man can cope. Fighting off all the delusion, Broken by the raven’s intrusion. What happened to Lenore? All it could say was ‘nevermore’. His heart now torn, He was left to mourn Taka Fujiwara

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Extension Studies

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Year 9

There were many highlights this year with the shift into the Urwin Centre for Learning being one of them. The focus was on a more integrated approach at Year 7 and 8 with curriculum based in-class support seen as a priority in the Middle School. There was also still time for challenges such as the Maths Challenge and ASX 300 Stock Market Game ranking among the favourites. There was also the opportunity to experiment with liquid nitrogen in Science looking at superconductors and to explore the history of Photography and to use Photoshop along with problem solving in Robotics.

A trip to the Synchrotron along with the Cranbourne Australian Botanical Gardens provided a large group of boys the opportunity to look at the mix of Mathematics and Science in nature and to learn about sub-atomic particle acceleration at Monash University.

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The Philosophy Colloquium program co-hosted by Firbank Grammar provided another great outlet for deep thinking and creative debate. We discussed ‘Justice’, ‘What is Happiness’, ‘What is Art’ looking at Aesthetics and finally ‘Work in the Age of Fulfilment’. We talked about how in our capitalist system work means something we do for pay, not something we do for its own sake. Philosophers call it an ‘instrumental good’, something valuable not in itself, but for what we can use it to achieve. It was mentioned that two new afflictions beset us, with uncertainty about how to choose the right career and major job dissatisfaction. The conversation was animated and varied and the depth of thinking was very impressive.

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01 Year 9 Group shot is the gardens at Cranbourne 02 Branco Stocic leading the way through the weird and wonderful garden 03 Year 9 getting their feet wet at Cranbourne Gardens 04 Branco Stocic and Mitch Hughes enjoying the gardens

The level of magnification achieved by the machine is phenomenal with the ability to map nutrient dispersal across the surface of a single grain of wheat being one of the most amazing images. The investigation into the death of Phar Lap was also a hot topic of discussion following our visit to the stables of pacing legend Hectorjayjay. The arsenic visible in the hair follicle was thought to prove deliberate poisoning was the cause of death although, our guide also suggested that accidental poisoning was also a possibility.

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Year 10 Youth in Philanthropy was a major highlight in Year 10 with the final report from the boys revealing just how seriously they took to this challenge. Youth Grant makers Ian Tongs, Thomas Wallace, Nicholas Semmens, Taylor (Kai Yee) Hall, Kevin Sun, Raymond Li, Jack Coleman, Zak Brighton-Knight, Michael Chang were supported along the way by Mr. Watson and Ms. Duggan and were mentored by Darren McConnell the CFO of the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation. The task was to allocate $15,000 between three charities assigned to us. Over the course of the Lord Mayorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Youth in Philanthropy program, we visited The Andrew Fildes Shine Foundation, The Sacred Heart Mission and The Alternative Technologies Association. Their individual requests were as follows: AF Shine Foundation: $120,000, Sacred Heart Mission: $10,000, Alternative Technologies Association: $9,538. Our decision to split the granted $15,000 was to allocate Andrew Fildes Shine Foundation: $7,500, Sacred Heart Mission: $5,000, Alternative Technologies Association: $2,500 It was extremely difficult to reach an agreement as to how much money each group should receive. One person would express their opinion and there never failed to be a person who disagreed. It was decided the best solution was to allocate each member of the group 15 paper clips, each representing $1,000. These were then placed into paper cups marked with the name of a charity. At the end of the ordeal, the paper clips were counted and the ratio between the individual cups was calculated. Overall, we believed that the Andrew Fildes Shine Foundation demonstrated their need most comprehensively. The reason for this is because the money we donate would have the biggest impact on the lives of the youth and this really touched us. The principal of the school presented their summer program to Brighton Grammar School. The money we donate to this program we felt would directly affect a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development over the summer holidays, enabling them to have the best chance to fulfil their lives. The principal outlined that $1,000 could fund a child over the whole program. This money could pay for comprehensive, multi-disciplinary teaching professionals who would be able to assist and provide the best support for these special kids. As students, we recognise the importance of teaching, education, and support for everyone, and especially when placed in difficult circumstances. Thus, we made our final decision to grant this charity with half of our total fund.

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Sacred Heart Mission located in the heart of St Kilda is dedicated to providing three meals a day to the homeless at no cost. They aim to conquer hunger for the homeless and provide an environment where disadvantaged people can feel a sense of safety, family and love. The amount of food they provide the community however is not cheap, as shown in their total project cost of 2.9 million dollars. We were informed that each meal cost the foundation approximately 4 dollars to cook, and the cost of meat was outside their normal available resources. This foundation receives quite a lot of donations from external sources; however foods high in protein are not abundant. Thus, the $5,000 we would provide would significantly help to increase the quality and nutritional value of meals provided to the public, especially in the winter months.

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11 01 Elliot Eyres meets Hectorjayjay’s brother at the stables in Cranbourne 02 Cameron Berry, Max Freeman and Ethan O’Brien debate sentencing with Firbank students in the Justice Philosophy Colloquium 03 Mind boggle at the complexity of the synchrotron 04 the mathematics behind the Synchrotron is explained 05 Paddy Inglis enjoys posing with Hectorjayjay 06 Nick Semmens, Zak Brighton-Knight, Ian Tongs, Raymond Li, Michael Chang, Kai-Yee Hall, Jamie Watson, Darren McConnell, Jack Coleman, Kevin Sun 07 Julie Trethowen from Firbank Grammar School directing the group discussion at the Philosophy colloquium 08 Benjamin Cruse, Max Freeman and Cameron Berry debate sentencing with Firbank students in the Justice Philosophy Colloquium 09 Will Feng captures the moment at the Synchrotron during the Year 9 Extension Maths excusrion 10 Electromagnetic motors used to accelerate particles at the synchrotron 11 Paris Sitzoukis enjoys posing with Hectorjayjay 12 Tom Zegir, Michael Sigal, Jamie Tzimas experimenting with Liquid Nitrogen in Science Extension activity

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The Alternative Technology Association requested a grant of $9,538, which would go towards their webinars sessions aimed to educate users of the “Sunulator” application, released very recently. We felt that although their intentions were very important to society and the future of sustainable energy use, our money would not have as much of an influence compared to the other two charities. However, our grant of $2,500 would still provide a considerable proportion of their required fund. Throughout the 2014 Youth in Philanthropy program, all of our members experienced a development in maturity and responsibility, as well as recognising the importance of charity. Being able to have such responsibility during this program that affects the lives of so many people has really brought out the best in us. This program exceeded our expectations on so many levels. Jamie Watson, Teacher in Charge Extension Studies

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Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education LEVEL 1

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At level one, boys practised movements such as running, hopping, jumping, rolling, climbing, throwing, catching, kicking and striking. They explored various ways to move that incorporated stopping, starting, changing direction, changing speed and using space.

At level two, boys built on their range of movement skills using equipment such as bats, balls, hoops, skipping ropes, benches and mats. They practised the skills of bouncing, skipping, rolling, throwing, catching and striking and began to apply them in games. Boys advanced from creating and playing games on their own to playing with a partner or in small groups.

At level three, boys increased their range of movement skills involving the use of equipment, such as catching, throwing, kicking, striking, jumping rope and bouncing a ball. They continued to refine skills such as running, skipping, hopping and jumping in moving their body from one location to another. Boys shared equipment and worked co-operatively in pairs, small groups and in team game situations. They responded appropriately to physical activities that had rules and strategies.

At level four, boys further developed movement skills in more complex drills, sequences of movement, and modified sports. They discussed how strategic thinking and increased understanding of a game can enhance individual and team performance. Boys participated in activities where improved communication and teamwork lead to the attainment of a goal. They learnt how muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory fitness, body growth and flexibility influence and are influenced by physical activity, and participated in activities to develop these attributes.

Boys learnt to consider, support and encourage others in movement and physical activities, they shared equipment and adhered to rules that aided participation and co-operation.

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Boys participated in activities that promoted the health related fitness components of cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility and strength.

During Physical Education classes throughout the year, all boys from Prep-Year 6 also practised skills in preparation for House Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics and Tabloid Sports. Ben Ryan and Stuart Thompson, HPE Teachers


Senior School Health Health continues to play a vital role in the development of the BGS student. The department is committed to developing its teaching resources and techniques and during 2014 important links have been developed with Melbourne and Monash University. We understand the pressures of modern day life and the Health curriculum continues to tackle issues such as mental health, relationships, work-life balance and strategies to reduce or manage risk.

Health and PE Week Another great week in 2014 the Health and PE department had many activities for the boys to get involved. These included; Yoga – Both the middle and senior school boys enjoyed the physical and mental benefits that yoga offers. Active Lunch – Hundreds of boys out on the Crowther and Mitchell taking part in lots of activities put on by PE staff and the Wellbeing team. Free healthy breakfasts for students BGS Gift – The traditional handicap sprint race was the highlight of the week. Winner Lucas Derrick won the trophy as he came from behind in the last few meters of the race to beat Joshua Snowsill, Year 7, in second place and Jordan Matera, Year 11, third place.

Physical Education Top right: Mr Swann congratulates Lucas Derrick, winner of the BGS Gift Top: Yoga Above: Healthy breakfast

Pictures of the Year 9 Physical Education Activities on a Monday afternoon highlight just how lucky our boys are to have these facilities so close to us in Brighton. 2014 was another great year for cross-campus links in PE. The year 10 PE classes coached the ELC students in activities such as gymnastics and football. It continues to be a great way to conclude the compulsory PE.

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Humanities & History

History Year 9 Old Boy Research Assignment The task Every year all Year 9 students research the life of a BGS Old Boy who died in World War 1. To do this they are given access to primary sources in the form of scanned army and school records. They also use books and online resources such as databases and the Australian War Memorial website. This research allows them to look at multiple primary and secondary sources, as historians do, and to create a picture of someone’s life.

Edward Toynbee Stevens WORLD WAR 1

Humanities Middle School In the Middle School we like to pack a lot in the Humanities curriculum. This year our Year 7s started the year learning about their local community and the factors that influence its liveability. Taking over Church Street for the day, the boys measured, counted, questioned, and surveyed every inch of the local shopping strip with the aim of answering the question: What makes Bayside so liveable? They also examined Australia’s water crisis and developed an understanding about how Australia’s geography affects our water supply. Using this information, they sought possible solutions to solve Australia’s issues with maintaining a sustainable water supply. In Semester 2 the boys began their senior studies in History. They learned about Australia’s ancient past and unravelled the mystery of the Lake Mungo Man! What sort of jobs did historians do? And how do historians know how old the Lake Mungo Man really is? The Year 7s examined the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, and researched inventions created in Ancient China that were amazing at the time, but are now everyday items to us in the present. What a busy and productive year indeed! Kirsten Dunsby, Head of MS Humanities

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World War 1 was the first global-scaled war the world experienced, starting from June 28th 1914 until November 11th 1918. World War 1 was mainly fought between the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente, which was the alliance or understanding Australia was associated with. A number of Old Boys who attended Brighton Grammar School fought for Australia in World War 1. One notable soldier was Edward Toynbee Stevens who was educated at Brighton Grammar from 1894 – 1899 BACKGROUND Edward Toynbee Stevens lived on 54 The Avenue, Windsor. His parents were Edward and Eliza Stevens who were natives of Essex. His English heritage would have possibly been why he belonged to the Church of England. Stevens was 5ft10’ (178cm) and weighed 74kg with a chest size of 34-59” both considered normal for his height. He was single when he entered the war. Stevens’ next of kin was his father Edward Stevens. EDUCATION Stevens attended Brighton Grammar from 1894-1899, under the leadership of Dr Henry Crowther who was the Headmaster at the time. During these years, roughly 90 boys were at Brighton Grammar. Stevens is not mentioned in Brighton Grammar’s Centenary book, however, we know that Brighton Grammar had just recently expanded when they purchased 3 acres of land in front of New Street in 1888. After he left Brighton Grammar, he then furthered his education at Melbourne Grammar School. Stevens then trained as a dentist before pursuing a career in dental surgery.

5TH BATTALION Stevens enlisted on 2nd September 1914 and belonged in the 5th Battalion. To emphasise the eagerness the men displayed at the time, the whole of the 5th Battalion was raised within two weeks. Along with the 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions, they formed the 2nd Brigade. He was in the Machine Gun Section and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 1st of February 1915 (there would often be a Lieutenant, a Sergeant, a Corporal, 2 drivers, a batman and 12 Privates in each Machine Gun Section). On the 21st of October 1914, he boarded HMAT Orvieto A3 from Melbourne, Victoria. According to the diary of Corporal S. W. Siddeley, when the ship departed, the crowd gave them a “great reception, band played God save our King, Good bye little Girl good bye, Rule Britannia…”After briefly stopping in Western Australia, the Battalion’s first major stop was at Alexandria, Egypt (pictured below) on 2nd December 1914. It took Orvieto close to two months to arrive in Egypt (21/10/191403/12/1914). The soldiers then took a train to Australia Imperial Force’s Mena Training Camp in Cairo. Stevens along with the other soldiers had to complete basic training over the course of two weeks. The reason why they had to travel to Egypt was because there was not enough area to facilitate the number of soldiers that had enlisted. The conditions were tough; they had to march through the harsh desert and sleep without tents. According to Siddeley, they did have time to go sightseeing and observe the environment. Siddeley also wrote that influenza affected the 5th Battalion greatly with “60 out of 1000 men in Hospital with Influenza”. On May 13th 1915, Stevens was deemed physically unfit to serve in the force after he had been diagnosed with prostatitis. 37TH BATTALION After his recovery, Stevens was transferred to the 37th Battalion on January the 16th 1917. This Battalion belonged to the 10th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division. Here, Stevens mainly worked as a Liaison Officer so he had to effectively communicate between different groups. On September 28th 1917, the 37th Battalion travelled to France to aid with the Battle of Passchendaele as for the previous years, there had been a stalemate. BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE The battle of Passchendaele also known as the Third Battle of Ypres was a campaign fought between the British army (including the ANZACS) and the German army from July to November 1917. This would be the third battle to take place after the first from October-


November 1914 and the second from April-May 1915. This conflict took place on the Western Front. The reason for this battle was to gain control of the south and east of Ypres which was a city of Belgium. They decided to try and capture this area so they (the British) could then destroy enemy submarine bases. In the end, the Triple Entente had 200,000-448,614 casualties whilst the Germans had roughly 217,000-410,000 casualties. Despite the high number of deaths, the campaign was, in the end, a success after the Canadian Corps captured Passchendaele in November of 1916. STEVENS AT PASSCHENDAELE As part of the 37th Battalion, Stevens was to fight in the Battle of Passchendaele. On the 9th of October began a battle during the Battle of Passchendaele. The objective of 3rd Division was to attack two objectives. Since this battle was fought in the Western Front, he would have lived in the trenches so conditions were harsh for Stevens and his comrades. The weather during battle was extremely wet; the rain was the heaviest the region experienced in 30 years. Due to the rain, the soil turned to very thick mud that would halt vehicles and clog weapons such as rifles. To understand the extent of the dangers of this weather, horses and men would even drown in the thick mud. Moreover, rats, lice and frogs would often occupy the trenches. The smell was also said to be horrid, with rotting sandbags, decomposing bodies, men who have not showed in months and animals all contributing to the stench. The cold would have been the worst factor where “after a few hours of sleep, only to find your eyelids frozen shut”. People would also have to sleep on top or cover their ink bottles otherwise, the ink would have frozen. It is safe to assume that Stevens would have been surprised by the unforgiving environment and its weather because most people who enlisted thought the war would be a great experience. INJURY AND DISEASE Stevens had experienced a few injuries and diseases whilst in the army. In February of 1915, Stevens was admitted to a general hospital in Cairo and was diagnosed with Prostatitis which was the inflammation of the prostate gland. Due to this, on the 13th of May 1915, he was deemed unfit to serve and was consequently discharged. As stated in the documents of Stevens, he previously had trouble with his prostate glands but after serving in the force, conditions worsened. However, 2 years later on January 16th 1917, Stevens returned and served in the 37th Battalion which belonged to the 3rd Division. Like many other soldiers, Stevens had

eczema feet which is also known as trench foot because his feet were exposed to the cold and damp conditions in the trenches. He was treated at the 3rd Southern General Hospital in Oxford England on June 13th 1917 for trench foot before being transferred to Fargo Military Hospital for further treatment. On top of this, Stevens also had measles and was wounded four times at Sulva Bay at the Dardanelles in 1915. DEATH Stevens was killed in action on the 11th of October 1917 aged 32 during the Battle of Passchendaele which took place in Belgium. Stevens was last seen at a Cavalry farm at 6:30pm. The strange thing about his death was that there was no way of formal identification that it was in fact Stevens, they had to rely on the pay book he was carrying at the time of his death. According to a witness from the 24th Battalion, Stevens had appeared to “be of a highly unstrung disposition and likely to knock up.” This statement suggests that Stevens was not in good health at the time of his death and another witness Sergeant L. E. Hudson found his body and noticed “a wound a couple of inches long in the neck.” Edward Toynbee Stevens was buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, West-Vlaaderen, Belgium. The name ‘Edward Toynbee Stevens’ can be seen on panel number 129 on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial.

REFLECTION After gathering quotes and information from various sources, I discovered that Edward Toynbee Stevens had an “eccentric personality” according to a soldier who knew Stevens well, another said he had an “impulsive nature”. Stevens also decided to continue to serve in the A.I.F even after he was injured which demonstrates his dogged determination and patriotic stance. The past few weeks of researching a particular man in a war not only gave me insight to him, but also World War 1 in the perspective of a regular soldier. I learnt what the conditions were like, what major battles were fought and most importantly I learnt the struggle that each man encountered whilst in the war. This got me thinking, if a regular man like Edward Toynbee Stevens had such an exciting and turbulent career as a soldier riddled with injury, imagine all the interesting stories and battles that would have surfaced from World War 1. We should be truly grateful for people like Edward Toynbee Stevens; the ones who made paid the ultimate sacrifice for the well-being of Australia. Julian Ou, Year 9

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Languages

Languages Year 9 French New Caledonia Twenty students and three teachers departed Melbourne airport in October for New Caledonia as a part of the Year 9 Sea Change program. After a tumultuous four hour flight, we arrived in Noumea, and were whisked away to our hotel. We stayed in Hotel Le Pacifique, located five kilometres away from the city centre and directly opposite the beach, with a fantastic pool and dining area. Despite the fact that we spent many hours relaxing down at the beach and pool, the trip served as an opportunity to improve our French language skills. I found it quite enjoyable attempting to use what we had learnt in the classroom over for the last few years, and turning it into conversation. Over the course of the trip we experienced many different activities, such as Kayaking along the river in Dumbea, spending the day at Amedee Island, touring the streets on the Chou-Chou train and visiting the cultural centre. However, one of the most popular activities we did was touring the foreshore on Segways. Overall, I can speak for all of the boys in saying that I had an awesome time, and special thanks for making it such an enjoyable time: Mr. Bruce McLellan for organizing Sea Change program; G.E.T. Educational Tours, for booking and overseeing the trip; and Mrs Karine Coste, Mrs Bonnie Taylor and Mr Richard Ryan for accompanying us throughout the trip and making it so enjoyable. Jack Mason, Year 9

Exchange student Last year I came five weeks in Melbourne for an exchange program with André Pontifex. I discovered another country, for a very interesting experience especially at school, for example with a no-mixed school and the relaxed relationship between the teachers and students.

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From those five weeks I only lived positive things, everybody welcomed me like a friend, each person tried to integrate me, so thank you very much. I had some great moments outside school for example when I discovered Sydney or went skiing in Mount Buller but also in school notably with the soccer team. I played three games with the 10A team and I really enjoyed it, I also got the opportunity to train with the first team, so thank you to the soccer community. I only keep positives things I am very happy for having shared all those moments with you at school and outside school with some of you. To conclude, I just want to say to you I spent an unforgettable trip here among BGS community, I hope next week I will get the luck to come back here to see you again and to extend my Australian experience! Maxence Lauihle

Year 10 French 2014 has been a great year of French for both of us, with far more ups than downs. There were many highlights throughout the year, including three exchange students who came from France, Monsieur Crepe’s regular visits to Middle School and the diverse range of French movies. By far the best part of the year was when we accepted three exchanges students, all from different regions of France. During this period, the French class was brought together and we got to know the exchange students very well. We were encouraged to speak with them in French in order to help each other advance in our respective languages. This proved to be helpful in our French development, as our oral skills improved rapidly. Another aspect of Madame Coste’s teaching that we thoroughly enjoy is the interactive online activities, which are easily accessible from our laptops. We understand that the knowledge of languages can be very helpful for other subjects, as well as for travel in our future endeavours; which is why we, among other boys, are continuing to study French for VCE. We are looking forward to another great year of French in 2015. Jerry Lee and Andrew Naughton, Year 10

Year 8 Chinese Martial Arts Workshop On the 4th of December a group of 36 Year 8 students were excited to attend the Gong Fu workshop run by Gong Fu Master Mr Wu at the BGS School Gym. During the workshop Mr Wu taught boys skills such as: cross arm, straight arm, double arm grab, headlock, hooks and other self-defence manoeuvres. Mr Wu also introduced the culture ), a form and history of Chinese Yong Chun ( of martial art, and shared his personal experience of how learning Gong Fu has inspired him to become a better community member and how to use his brain effectively. He encouraged the boys to increase their mindfulness, understand what is worth fighting over, and how to use Gong Fu to be in control of situations. The boys were very engaged and really got into the spirit, exhibiting great interest and had plenty of laughs. They asked lots of meaningful questions regarding the relationships between the mind and body. There was a wonderful range of discussion topics and activities during the workshop. The boys started to understand how martial arts can enrich their personal lives in many ways. All the boys who participated are to be congratulated on their engagement. It was a great way to finish this year’s Chinese lessons. I, on behalf of the boys, thank Ms Nancy Ting for organising this great event. Linda Chen, MS Chinese Teacher

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Year 11 Visit to Prep:

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The Year 11 Japanese students were assigned the task of helping teach the Prep students with fun and interactive Japanese lessons. The Year 11 Students came prepared with a variety of games, songs and storytelling in Japanese to help the prep kids with their knowledge of animals. We started by singing a song in Japanese in our personally decorated animal hats, and followed with a board game that helped the Preps with their Japanese animal vocabulary. The prep kids were boiling over with excitement, so much so that they couldn’t sit still for a second, and even though their excitement was hard for the Year 11 students to handle, their enthusiasm to engage in the games and listen intently to the songs made working with them a fun activity everyone.

2015 has been a busy year in Japanese. Initiatives making use of opportunities provided by technology were incorporated, aimed at improving the effectiveness of student learning. These sat alongside the popular series of rotating gamestyle active learning tasks which make learning a language fun. Again, learning about the geography and culture of Japan provided opportunities for students to make links to other subjects and went hand in hand with developing students’ vocabulary.

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Year 10 Japanese Incursion The Year 10 girls who study Japanese from Genazzano and Fintona came to BGS to practise Japanese conversation with the Year 10 Japanese class. Throughout the day we did many activities that not only tested our knowledge of the Japanese language but also our communication skills to try and avoid speaking English and holding up the conversations in Japanese. Some of these activities included; • a get to know you activity which involved us questioning each other about various aspects of our lives like favourite sports, subjects and simple things like name and age

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• a Japanese character interpretation game which involved us all getting into a line and using our fingers to write out a character on the person in front of us’ back with the aim of getting the character from the back to the front of the line without altering the character in the process • a game similar to musical chairs and a role play which got us all into groups to perform a Japanese role play about a “double date”. Between the activities we enjoyed an Obento lunch which consisted of many foods you may eat in Japan. Overall the day was very fun and testing of our Japanese abilities that we have learnt over the years and it was good to speak in Japanese conversations rather than sitting and learning off a book.

The boys used ‘Book Creator’ and ‘Sock Puppets’ apps in order to create their eBooks. Combining images with recordings of their voice correctly pronouncing the Japanese word for the image. The students were highly engaged in this work and enjoyed creating products which could help them learn. At Year 4, taking the lead from their humanities study of indigenous culture and people, we studied the indigenous Ainu people of the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido. By comparing and contrasting the indigenous Ainu with the indigenous Aborigines of Australia, students were able to broaden their understanding of indigenous culture and people. The students were most interested in the way the Ainu children learnt their survival skills through play and storytelling and the students loved the chance to recreate these games and stories. The unit required each student to display their understanding in the form of a poster or oral presentation. In Term 4, Year 5 visited the National Gallery of Victoria’s wonderful ‘Bushido: Way of the Samurai’ exhibition. Accompanied by their classroom teacher and the Junior School Art teacher Ms Amanda Foulds, each class had a guided tour, were informed of what it meant to be a Samurai and the cultural significance of their iconic swords, before completing a workshop which involved creating a Samurai helmet. The workshop provided the boys the opportunity to apply some the knowledge they had gained in regard to the importance of the helmet’s symbolism, including the prominence of a family crest and character defining animals such as tigers. It was also interesting for the boys to hear about the tea ceremony and a little about tea’s role in meditation. There might be room for the role of meditation in Japanese Zen Buddhist culture to be further explored in concert with the school’s focus on mindfulness in the years ahead. Overall, the steps taken to exploit synergies in curriculum undoubtedly helped the students view Japanese as not a mere add on but an integral, valuable study. Ms Yoko Sainsbury, Japanese Teacher

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Library

Library The Norris Family Library Resource Centre The Middle School Library program kicked off with a bang in 2014 – our comfortable furniture, floor to ceiling windows, abundant natural light, and ground floor location deliver an inviting space. Thanks to the builders, a team of movers, and some assistance from Senior Library colleagues, we welcomed staff and students and the buzz of “Wow!” filled the air. Early in the year the School recognised a donation from Mrs Pat Norris by naming the Middle School Library The Norris Family Library Resource Centre.

Senior School Periodically in every work place it is useful to reflect on what is done and why. In 2014 the SS Library team, Ms Penny Roberts, Ms Lisa Tabone and Ms Paula Donnelly, worked to develop both the space and the services for the benefit of teachers and students and to support BGS as a high performance learning community.

Space The SS Library space proved once again that it could host classes, study groups and individual study, often simultaneously, and be a social space at recess and lunch. It is great to see how the students and teachers use the space flexibly and co-operatively, making it a popular area in and out of class time. The addition of board games at recess and lunch, particularly Chess and Battleships, was a great success. We also developed a new online space, the SS Library website inside the Hub, to give access to the catalogue, the e-book library, databases, study guides and topic guides from home and school.

Teaching

The BGS/FGS Combined Bookclub met each term, with 15-20 boys reading the term’s novel, and 15 attending each meeting. Following group discussion, we shared our thoughts with the entire Bookclub, and enjoy afternoon tea before returning to school. This year we read ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green; two novels by Australian writers, Suzy Zail’s ‘The Wrong Boy’ and Jackie French’s ‘Nanberry: black brother white’. These works allowed for plenty of strong discussions as we traversed different time periods, ethical dilemmas, and treatment of others. The library continues to provide a place where boys and their reading interests are supported. I look forward to continuing to work with the boys and staff next year. Kris Paterson, Teacher Librarian, Norris Family Library Resource Centre.

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School libraries are primarily places of education. At BGS we are lucky to have three Teacher Librarians working in the SS Library. This enables us to provide materials that support and enrich the curriculum, and to give help and advice to teachers and students whenever they need it. One of our main emphases is to develop the skills of the students. We ran the Year 9 Information Literacy course in Term 1, giving all Year 9 students a chance to learn and practice the skills of: evaluating a topic; developing research questions and search terms; using databases; effective Google searching; evaluation of sources; note taking and referencing. These skills will support them as they continue their education and for lifelong learning. We also ran reading programs for Year 9 and 10 classes including looking at graphic novels and non-fiction, literature circles and making book trailers.

Programs In 2014, we ran a number of programs at recess and lunchtime that were designed to be enjoyable and to support learning, with an emphasis on enjoyment. In Term 2, we had a

week of storytelling presentations at lunchtime. Presenters, Linton Allan, Jackie Kerrin, Craig Johnston and Simon Oats, demonstrated the skills of telling stories through pictures, using props, through music and by holding their audiences’ rapt attention. We also ran a series of puzzle competitions, where students competed at word targets and soduko to win canteen vouchers. In Term 3, we ran a series of events for Book Week. Students competed to match teachers with their favourite books – a process that gave rise to much entertaining speculation! We asked students to let us know what their favourite book was and why, then turned their contributions into a display. Based on Wil Kotsakis’s book, The First Third, we asked them to tell us their bucket list, revealing that there are many future stars and adventurers in our midst. Scot Gardner, an acclaimed author of Young Adult fiction, spoke to all Year 9 English students and in the library at lunch. It was an engaging presentation where he talked about life and writing. He also presented the prize to the winners of the match the teacher to the book competition, Jack Langan and Lucas Cheesman. The main Book Week event was a writing competing, run by Greg Feng and Lloyd Hutson in Year 12. Students were asked to write in any format or genre in response to an image or a quote that were chosen by Lloyd and Greg. We wondered how many would take the time to enter, but were overwhelmed with the number and quality of responses. We had to give prizes for Intermediate (Years 9 and 10) and Senior (Years 11 and 12) entries to acknowledge this. The panel of judges, Greg, Lloyd, Mr Shaw, Mr Swann and Ms Hayes had a difficult time choosing the winners and there was a great deal of discussion. The winners were: Nick Gilles and Morgan Holmes (Senior Joint winners) and Angelo Lim (Intermediate winner) and Kayne Davies (Intermediate runner-up). They received a voucher of their choice and are published here. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we have. 2014 was an exciting and busy year in the SS Library, but one that we all enjoyed. We’re already planning the roster of competitions, teaching programs and events for next year and hope to see you then. Penny Roberts, Head of Library.


SS Library Writing Competition 2014 “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” - Victor Kiam

What Goes Down Must Come Up They said I was different. Say what you want, I’m human like you. In primary school, I was placed in ‘quarantine’. I would constantly remind myself that I was no different to my classmates. We are human alike, like the like poles on a magnet, however, they seemed to always repel my presence. “That kid has no life.” the older students would say, “His best friend’s probably a science textbook.” I’ve envied many people; the way their parents allow them to browse all day long on Facebook, have sleepovers at their friends’ house or even express themselves freely and naturally without being verbally abused. At an age of seven, I had already known my future would be haunted and followed by the black dog. They had a life that I could never have, but I had a dream they could never achieve. *** 2003, Christmas Day I dashed down the stairs eager to open the presents that lay on the kitchen table on Christmas Day. Please be an iPhone, please be an iPhone…please! I reached the bottom of the mahogany staircase, only to see Dad beaming a cordial smile with his hands tucked behind his back. Strange. He slowly brought his arms forward, and there resting on his hands was a compact box wrapped with cheap wrapping paper. My hands involuntarily shot forward to retrieve the present. Staring at the present dumbfounded and curious, I wondered if it was the iPhone I was desperately hoping for. I hurriedly unwrapped the present, only then to read the words “Year 3 Advanced Mathematics 2nd Edition” printed on the front cover of a thick textbook. Dad’s smile widened and his hands were clenched in front of his chest. He was expecting a hug. My heart sank staring at my present. No, it was not a present, it was extra homework! I saw red in front of me, deep red. Since the day I had started primary school, Dad’s been adding weights on my shoulder. I hurled the textbook halfway across the room with all the power my feeble arms could generate. When red smoke jetted from Dad’s nostrils, I realised I had made a dreadful mistake. Dad clutched my two bony

shoulders and hurled me to the ground. Pain shot through my body like electricity on wire. I stormed towards my bedroom, terrified and shocked. Dad, watched his trembling hands like he had just committed a murder and I knew what he was thinking just by observing those teary eyes: Will my hands ever be clean? As I sat on my soft bed, I could hear Dad’s continuous rapping on the door. I ignored him, like the way I ignored the bullies at school and the hundreds of death threats that had flood my inbox. However, there was something that clung to my mind like superglue. As I stared at Mum’s photo that rested on the bookshelf, I started to take a walk down memory lane. In the last few seconds of Mum’s life, I swore an oath. “Mum, you have my word. I will not commit suicide,” I whispered in her ear. That was the last time I had seen her smile. Mum, why did you have to leave me? My empty heart yearns for your love. When I was lonely and depressed, you were the one who sat by my side. The love you provided is one I still cherish. It reminds me of the good in the world, and I’m thankful for that. Your love was a burning candle that gave me warmth and comfort. When I was lost, you provided me with the light to find my own path again. When I was scared, the flame disintegrated all my worries. However, the wax that fueled your flame slowly melted away. Your last moments were of suffocation and pain. The burning of flame extinguished on your last breath…but that love still remains. The flame that that you once carried has revived from the ashes, and now lives in my soul. The hatred that once possessed me, no longer fills my heart. What fills my heart now is Mum’s warm flickering candle that provides me fuel to carry on. Those who have hurt me in my past no longer bother me, instead I feel grateful that they have reinforced my determination and consolidated my strength. Dad’s knocking was endless. The textbook Dad gave me before was still a present, right? At least he had considered giving me one. I rushed to the bedroom door and opened it to see Dad about to knock on the door once again. His eyes were moist and his hair was a mess. I beamed a smile and open my arms wide. This time, I was expecting a hug. Angelo Lim, Year 10, Intermediate Winner GRAMMARIAN 2014 57


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A Young Boy’s Dream The day couldn’t have arrived any earlier. The plane departed at 5:00AM, and was expected to arrive in London by 7:00PM that night. My dad couldn’t arrange tickets for accommodation, so I was flying solo. This was the first time that I had gone away from home without my dad. If I had one wish, besides winning gold at the Olympics, it would have to be for my dad to travel with me to witness my debut on the world stage. As I stepped off the plane, the cold wind had an icy sting to it. The weather was dull and miserable. Running has always come naturally to me. My family often remind me that I was born running. It was in my blood. My father had represented Australia in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. He medaled in his debut on the world stage. Post retirement, my dad has taken the role as my coach, my mentor. Our relationship has flourished since I began my competitive running career; fifteen years ago. My dad is the closest person to me; he is my guardian, my role model, my supporter and my best mate. We do everything together. Today was the day that we had been waiting for. The last opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Four years of grueling, tiresome training and preparation has come down to the next forty-five seconds of my life. The sun was emerging from behind the gloomy clouds-there was no wind. The conditions were ideal for a fast race. The turbulent echoing of the P/A system signified the immediate marshalling of all competitors in the 400m Open A Race. Nerves were beginning to engulf my stomach. It was do or die. I wanted to run well for myself, and my dad. I didn’t want to let him down. All I was thinking of was my dad’s words before the race - fast out of the blocks, lean into the first bend, attack the straight and go; FLAG. The whistle erupted. My heart was racing. “On your marks.” A short pause. “Set.” My body was trembling. The gun exploded. We were off. In my head, all I could think of was “FLAG, FLAG, FLAG”. I kept on repeating the same phrase over and over in my head. Approaching the front straight, I was ahead by a narrow margin. I could see my dad standing at the finish line. It was just like a training run. The race finished. A comfortable win secured my ticket to London for the 2012 Olympic Games. I was ecstatic. My dreams of representing Australia were becoming a reality. The day had finally arrived. The day I had been anticipating since I was seven years of age. The 58 GRAMMARIAN 2014

stadium was filled to the rafters with spectators. It was exhilarating. If only my dad could’ve been here to experience it with me. My nerves were overpowered by my determination. I knew what I had to do to execute the perfect race. While warming up for my event, my team manager informed me of the recent scratching of three of the favorite competitor in my race. Ben Johnson from the United States, Anthony Harrison from England and Robert Marley from Jamaica. The odds were now in my favor. I knew that I just had to get out there and give it my best. This reminded me of something my dad often told me: “giving anything less than your best is sacrificing your gift.” I had to give it my all. The commentator introduced each of the competitors. I was in lane four. My favorite lane. “And the favorite from Australia, with a personal best of 44.52, David Kane.” I was ready to go. My time had come. It was now or never. The whistle blasted. “On your marks.” “Set.” I couldn’t stop thinking of my dad; the nerves he would be feeling, despite being on the other side of the world. “BANG!” I felt strong out of the blocks. I was focused on the athletes in front of me. Like a lioness hunting down its prey; I was determined. One hundred meters down… Mid-stride, a sudden sharp pain crept up from my lower knee to my hamstring. “Arrgggghhhhh.” In agony, I fell to the ground. I couldn’t move. But I knew I had to complete the race. Not willing to give up, determined to finish the race…I continued. In the distance, I could see a commotion unfolding in the crowd. A man forced his way over the fence, on to the track. He shrugged off security and continued his pursuit into the middle of the track. Waiving through officials and other competitors, the man came to my side. It was my dad. A tear streamed down my cheek. It felt surreal; almost like a dream. “You don’t have to do this,” he told me. “Yes, I do,” I replied. “Well then, we’re going to finish this together.” Together, as father and son, we continued. Shortly before the finish line, my dad let me go to complete my race. Receiving a standing ovation from a crowd of over sixty-five thousand. From this day, I am assured that even if you fall flat on your face, you are still moving

forward. When you don’t give up, you cannot fail! Looking back, I am still unaware of how my dad could keep a secret so well. I am glad that he did make it to see my race, as it truly was the best experience of my life. Four years later… “You’ve heard it live here folks, David Kane has won his first ever Olympic Gold Medal. Following his upsetting ending in 2008, he got back at it and proved the world wrong. This is a truly inspirational victory. Well done David, you’ve done Australia proud.” Kayne Davies, Year 10, Intermediate Runner-up.

The Smoking Room Dark clouds loom overhead and Sudell sits by the window. He is waiting for the rain. He knows it will fall, and it does. The first drop lands on the glass, and stays there for a time, suspended on a vertical, it is the vanguard, and he has fallen too early. He will die alone. When he does, Sudell almost flinches, watching the path cut and bend down stained crystal. The window is old and neglected; the build-up of dust has slowly distorted Sudell’s view of the outside. He kneels, now, with his chin on the windowsill and his nose inches from the glass. He scans the horizon. Small imperfections in the window cause an unnatural lengthening in the branches of the trees surrounding his house, this gives them an almost supernatural quality. The memory of countless dreams, cut short by an army of bark closing in on him, comes back to Sudell, now, and so, he shivers. Another drop has fallen and flattened itself against the ancient dust. Sudell believes this one is a girl. What is she thinking? He wonders, watching her leave transparent entrails behind as she rolls down the bubbles of the glass. She dies, as companionless as the vanguard. He looks up at the sky and frowns, considering the lifecycle of a raindrop. When his focus returns they have increased, rapidly, in numbers. Unsettling. They are looking at him. He is sure. The window quickly becomes overcrowded with the constant shifting of the raindrops. This waterfall, of sorts, creates another layer of illusion between Sudell and the outside world, making it seem even more abnormal to him. He presses his face against the glass; he can feel the movement on the other side. His nose touches the edge of his cheek and he imagines himself as a comical character in a child’s magazine, some final entertainment for all these dying drops.


Lightning hits the ground not fifty metres away. Sudell falls back and sits on the floor amid a deep rumbling that sounds suspiciously like laughter. He looks up at the window; all he can see are those clouds, black and foreboding. Sudell shares his name with his grandfather, who, at the age of twenty-one, took a walk in the rain and was killed by a bolt of lightning. His mind was on a girl. Upon hearing that he had been named after this, “stroke of misfortune”, Sudell did not sleep for weeks, spending most of his time at the window. He wanted to watch how it fell, to see the patterns. He would only go out in clear blue skies. His parents feared something was wrong with him, he would scream and thrash in his father’s arms when forced to go to school. He had always been a scared child but this was something different, something verging on paranoia. Doctors, psychologists and scientists would come to see him. They would explain to him the randomness of lightning. ”It starts with a step-leader, you see.” they would tell him, “They take many different paths, and whichever one hits the ground first, that’s the path the lightning takes, you see. It is random, Sudell, I assure you. The lightning does not pick and choose where it wants to go.” This was, in Sudell’s eyes, the lightning’s greatest trick, giving the impression that it was impartial and, could be explained by science. Age only helped to reinforce his beliefs. It became clear to Sudell that something was up there, something or someone. At first he saw stickmen atop the clouds, pointing at the different places where lightning would strike. He would warn his parents of the men in the sky and tell them not go outside, but they would not listen, only roll their eyes and shake their heads. He stopped speaking of these men, in order to avoid more ineffective therapy sessions. As he matured so did the men in the sky, they evolved into middle-aged melancholy figures in a smoking room from the early eighteenth century. They would sit, as though they were winding down from some social event, possibly a wedding, which they had just attended. Sudell often felt their eyes on him when he was by the window. He wished they would disappear, he wished that smoking room would fall from the sky and those sullen men would break among the splinters. He can see them now, puffing on their expensive cigars, commenting on the world below. He can see the smoking room. Four walls, one floor and a ceiling. Very conventional. The room is eight metres by four metres and, is split, widthways, into three similarly sized sections. As Sudell

sees it there are four, coal coloured armchairs, of exquisite leather, surrounding a small, oak table. On the seats are two men adopting contradictory postures. One is hunched over the table with his hands clasped together, staring at his cigar, smouldering in an ashtray. The other has his back against the leather and, his hands spread out to either side of him. He is smiling at his opposite. Behind the chairs, in an open space where wood replaces carpet, off to the side, is a fireplace. There is another man, here, resting on the mantelpiece, looking at his pocket watch, his face emotionless. Above his head is a vintage oil painting of what looks to be a hunt. Beyond this open zone are three blackjack tables, which are empty excepting a man who sits, facing the sitting two. There are no windows in the room, only one door that remains closed. The men have no names, but Sudell has made names for them, all except Him. The man looking at the ashtray has no name. Sudell believes that the making a name for Him will only inflate His inner rage, a rage that is concealed by the most brilliantly conceived disposition; sitting there hunched and, sulking, like a man, broken by a long life of sickness and, misery. He looks weak, that is His ploy. Someone without paranoid tendencies may miss it, but not Sudell. The other men often lose sight of Sudell, but not Him, He is always watching, His eyes always judging. He knows Sudell to be a coward, He is waiting for him to step outside and face the inevitable. He killed his grandfather and, now He will kill him. “What’s the matter?” His opposite, the smiling man. “Nothing’s the matter.” He does not flinch, continues to stare at His cigar. The smiling man smiles, “You seem troubled.” He picks up His Cigar, ”I am not, don’t concern yourself”. The other man puts both hands up to surrender. The man by the fire, Hunt, snaps his pocket watch

shut and, picks up a tall, black, iron cane that is resting on the nearby wall. He walks to the middle of the room, tapping the cane, lightly on the floor as he goes. He reaches the middle, lifts it, one-handed, high over his head. He brings it down, hard against the wooden floor; the sound of the impact is followed closely by the deafening crack of thunder. The smiling man turns to the man at the blackjack table, “Why don’t you join us? You will find no dealer here, as you know.” Blackjack ignores the smiling man and, looks at Him, “What is he doing?” He sighs, but the smiling man speaks, “What is he always doing? Sitting by his dirty window watching the rain. You know he is craven, why do you ask such questions?” now He speaks, “He is watching us. By his window, yes, but he is watching us, not the rain.” The smiling man nods, “Will he come out?” He shakes His head. Sudell is still sitting on the floor, looking up at the sky and, grimacing. He now sees emptiness, a space with no colour and, no walls. Some strange creature appears, an absurd cross between dog and rabbit. In its right paw? it carries what appears to be a violin and, in its left it is dragging a plastic foldable chair. An invisible force is stopping it from falling through endless white. It sets up the chair, sits on it and prepares itself to play. More of these creatures appear, now, carrying a large array of impressive instruments; guitars, cellos, French horns, triangles, trombones, trumpets, a number of them wheel in a piano. It takes quite a while for them to settle themselves and begin. The triangles commence the performance. The music they are playing, if it were a man, he, would be running in slow motion and, Sudell, in the stands, with tears in his eyes and a lump in his throat, would be egging him back into real time. The veins in the man’s thighs would near GRAMMARIAN 2014 59


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popping, as every muscle in his body would ache with the need to run and, slowly, he would feel relief, as the wind would strengthen against his cheeks. Sudell is outside now, amongst the raindrops. Whose side are they on? The grass, up to his knees, is wet and causes him to stubble. He is already soaking. He stops in the middle of a field, still within sight of the window and, allows himself to drink in his surroundings. The outside world is alive with wind and water, but he does not feel scared. He looks skyward and is sure he hears the sound of iron on wood. Here it comes. From the clouds appear dozens of silver limbs, like there is some kind of mythical creature up there, obscured by clouds. These tentacles duck and swerve round unseen pillars in a manic race to the ground, taking any direction necessary, occasionally splitting in two. They arch off in directions miles away from Sudell, but he knows where the first will land. He raises his right hand, palm up, over his head, waiting. He sees it zigzagging its way down to him and landing on white skin. He feels the charge run through him for an eternity, he screams, fighting it off, gritting his teeth. He looks up at its source. The men in the smoking room are all stood, save Him. They all wear expressions of concern, save Him. He, as always, just sits there, frowning at His ashtray, judging. In the corner of the room, near the blackjack tables, begins a small fire and, the men commence a mad rush to put it out, running and shouting and falling and crying. He just sits there, as the fire crawls up the far wall consuming all the dry wood in the smoking room. The others try to open the door, but their efforts are wasted, it has always been locked. The fire creeps along the clear pine floor, taking each of the men in turn. It is not a quick death, they roll and gasp and bang their fists against the floorboards. He watches, to the soundtrack of His screaming colleagues, as His hands take the flames, as though they are an extension of the oak table at His knees. He does not make a sound. Sudell sits down in the grass. It has stopped raining. He looks up to the heavens and sees the clouds and nothing else. He killed those men in the sky. They were just a burden. Morgan Holmes Year 12 Joint Winner Senior section 60 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Conventia and Jupiter Ancient land slumbers in tranquillity. Forests, mottled shades of brown birch and green pine, shadows cast upon the ground below Protecting hidden springs which lie undisturbed and pure, untouched since their birth. Mist slowly settles upon the land, descending from mountain ranges afar While overhead clouds gather and rain gently starts to fall. Deer tread softly on the rain sodden ground Fawns following, taking their first careful steps bathed in soft silver moonlight. O sacred land, unchanged for millennia

The land bathes in the darkness of Nyx, for the moon has been bid retreat before mighty Jupiter Slammed once more into the ancient land Lightning of the Lord Jupiter summons forth his legions. At the head, Mors and Vulcan, destruction left in their wake. Cowering animals look on forlorn For now, over nowhere is held the hand of peace. Mors takes flight over the land spreading death from beneath his wings Sending souls down to Charon the boatman. Tongues of fire leap forth from the hammer strokes of Vulcan

Here rules Conventia and a whole pantheon of homely gods.

Sparks striking against the woodlands

A sanctuary for life, birth and death

Animals bounding away in flight from the desolation of their home.

Animals young and old pay homage to the land itself Birth and death, the land forever locked in this eternal cycle. But see now! Lord Jupiter approaches, drawn forth from a distant southern land His steed, clouds of the mightiest storm Hurled forth, a single bolt of lightning, thunder declares his presence. The tranquillity of the land shattered in an instant Engulfed by unbridled tempest’s fury. The heavens are torn asunder by the godly clash. Wind, anguished cries of native gods batter the land Lightning, Jupiter’s wrath incarnate, desecrates all it touches Rain, tears of gods of the land, fall at the desolation of their home Trees, home to all of creations creatures, uproot and are no more

Igniting the forests of birch and pine

Pale and eerie light heralds the approaching dawn Slowly breaking Jupiter’s hold over the land. So Lord Jupiter and the host go onwards, riding the clouds of storm To devastate another once peaceful land. Left in their wake, a ravaged land Blackened and smoking from the fires of Vulcan and lightning of Jupiter The stink of death suffocates the ground Bodies of the perished lie where they fell The land transformed and scarred forever. Nick Gillies, Year 11 Joint winner Senior section


Mathematics Junior School A wide range of activities supported and extended the Junior School Mathematics students this year. Pi Day was celebrated by boys in Maths enrichment classes on 14th March (3.14), where they enjoyed eating pies and calculating the radius, diameter and circumference. A team of Year 5 boys were awarded second place in the Statewide Games Day at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, demonstrating skill in problem solving and speed and accuracy with automatic recall. Congratulations to the twenty five boys in the BGS Maths Olympiad Team who undertook a series of challenging problems over 5 months. Oscar Zhu and Liam Konidaris (Year 6) were our top performers with a score of 22 out of a possible 25. Many students embraced the opportunity to consolidate their skills in Maths by playing Live Mathletics against students around the world. Lachlan Molloy, Oliver Goodger and Jenson Galvin (year 3) all succeeded in earning a place in the World Hall of Fame. Jane Lowe, Learning Strategies Teacher

Middle School This year there has been a strong emphasis on giving boys the tools and the skills to personalize their own learning in Mathematics, with the support of their Lead Teacher. A considerable amount of effort has been put into getting the boys to access Mathletics as part of their regular homework routine. This has been supported further by the integration of HOTMaths as part of our textbook subscription which enables boys to access online resources at any time such as leveled questions, worked examples and explanations of all aspects of the course. In Year 7, boys created a Boardgame to demonstrate their understanding of negative numbers. Their effort and creativity never ceases to amaze us and the quality of work produced was exceptional on many accounts. In Year 8, boys used the School as their template for investigating “measurement”. With an amazing new building, the boys were able to calculate things such as area and perimeter of their new surrounds. Deanne Cannizzaro, Head of Year 7 and 8 Mathematics

Senior School The amazing Synchrotron trip The field trip for Year 9 Mathematics Extension gave the boys an opportunity to learn about some of the real life applications of the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne. The boys discovered how accelerated electrons can be used to assist research in mathematics and engineering. These electrons produce an enormous amount of energy and light and the analysis of the data obtained facilitates new developments in science and medicine.

Senior School Boys do very well in Mathematics Competitions The first major competition for the year was the Melbourne University School Mathematics Competition in May. It is pleasing that we always have many boys who want to participate in this demanding event. It is designed to identify students with real mathematical talent and we congratulated Kai-Yee Hall of Year 10 during the year for his Outstanding Award. The Australian Mathematics Competition is another popular event amongst boys. Of our top performers, David Lawlor of Year 9 won a Prize and was within the best 0.3% of entrants in the country in the Intermediate Division. Other excellent performances came from Jeffrey Jiang of Year 12, Jandre Olivier of Year 11, Jack Coleman, Kai Yee Hall and Kevin Sun of Year 10, and Thomas Downs, Kai Li and Paris Sitzoukis of Year 9. These boys all won High Distinction Awards. Overall, from Years 7 to 12, 153 boys gained Credit Awards, 77 achieved Distinctions, 15 received High Distinctions and 2 boys were awarded Prizes. All boys who participated in the competition are to be congratulated and encouraged to be involved again next year.

Top: Year 9 boys at the Australian Synchrotron Above: L-R: Bobby Zhou (10S), Lachlan McLeod (10D), Ian Tongs (10D)

A fun day at University of Melbourne The excursion to the University of Melbourne Open Day one Sunday in August gave our budding mathematicians a small snapshot of university life. We had three teams competing in the annual problem-solving competition. The boys worked together in teams and raced against the clock to answer as many problems as possible in a restricted period of time. It was a fun day and enjoyable time was had by all! Anna Austin, Head of VCE Mathematics

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It has been an amazing year for the BGS Outdoor Education (OE) Department. Joining the Outdoor Ed team this year were Evan Brophy as the new Outdoor Education Program Coordinator, Shane Webb as the Outdoor Ed Assistant Programmer and Lachlan Jennison continued on for another year as the Outdoor Ed Asset Liaison and Logistics Coordinator.

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Term 1

Year 7 - Point Leo

Year 5 – Gilwell Park, Gembrook

Point Leo proved to be a great location offering surfing sessions, hiking, and playing about in the sheltered bays with inflatable kayaks. With favorable weather conditions the boys thrived in the water and found the hiking through Green’s Bush to Cape Schanck a challenging experience.

The boys were introduced to camping in tents in the beautiful bush of the Dandenong Ranges during this camp. They were challenged through activities such as the Flying Fox, Moth to the Flame, initiative activities, and Predator-Prey while allowing them to learn about the environment around them, working as a team, and overcoming personal challenges. The boys gained a new respect for the natural environment through creative activities such as Bush Art, Bush Bingo, night walk exploration, Frame of Reference, and a nightly reading of The Lorax.


Term 2

Year 6 – Gilwell Park, Gembrook Year 6 visited Gilwell Park with a very different experience planned to further engage the boys in becoming comfortable in the outdoors, overcoming personal challenges, and working in teams to achieve the common goals. The activities included: rock-climbing/abseiling, a high-ropes course, Moth to the Flame, Predator-Prey, and the Gauntlet Challenge. This was complemented by environmental and cultural activities such as “My Culture” flag creating and an indigenous cultural session which included didgeridoo building. This year saw Mr Featherston, visit one of the groups and participate in the Gauntlet challenge. The boys thoroughly enjoyed his whole-hearted participation.

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Term 3

Year 8 – Scorpion Springs/Ngarkat Conservation Park, SA The Year 8s enjoyed the adventure of the Ngarkat Desert experience in the unique environment of the Mallee region. The boys spent 5 nights in tents across the northern section of the Conservation Park extending their outdoor living skills, learning about indigenous cultural living skills, working in groups to journey through the terrain and achieve daily tasks of camping, navigation, and group decision making. One of the favourite experiences was the opportunity to have a sub-solo experience whereby the students shared a small isolated space with a partner for overnight to extend their sense of self-reliance.

Year 10 – Journeys

Year 4 – Coastal Forest Lodge, Anglesea

Year 3 – Coastal Forest Lodge, Anglesea

Rock-climbing at Mount Arapiles, rafting on the Mitta Mitta, and mountain biking the Goldfields Trail attracted a high level of interest, while canoeing on the majestic Murray and hiking at the iconic Wilsons Promontory appealed to a smaller crowd of enthusiastic adventurers. High winds and heavy rain at the beginning of the week added to the challenging nature of adventure in the outdoors for the students. Water levels on the Mitta Mitta rose to exciting levels, forcing changes in plans and routes along the river. Wind and rain at Wilsons Prom challenged the hikers to locate camping sites where tents would not float away.

Year 4 students returned to the Coastal Forest Lodge location which they had explored in Year 3 and were delighted to be back. The program included: the low-ropes course; hut building; a night walk, and the Eagles Nest walk to explore the surroundings. They also went to Anglesea to have some fun mountain-bike riding and canoeing around Coogoorah Park, as well as playing some beach games and learning some beach awareness on the main beach of Anglesea. It was wonderful to have the company of Mr Featherston and Mr Tellefson who joined the Year 4 students while they were exploring Coogoorah Park.

It was full throttle from the moment the Year 3 students stepped of fthe bus in Aireys Inlet for their lighthouse visit. This program was the first time these boys had camped away from home for two nights. The groups enjoyed the hut building and low ropes activities at the Coastal Forest Lodge, as well as canoeing around Coogoorah Park and digging for treasure on the main beach of Anglesea.

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Term 4 Year 2 Presented with a perfect day of weather the Year 2 classes went to Emerald Lake to explore the beautiful grounds. The boys were immediately pumped to get out and see how they could have some fun in the sun. Both classes took turns visiting the Model Train Centre and were amazed at the fine detail of the villages, scenes, and model trains making up the large model landscape. The Puffing Billy train ride to Belgrave offered amazing views. There were plenty of Kookaburra sightings and everyone loved waving to the cars waiting at the crossings when the train trundled by. By the time we returned to School it was getting warm and everyone was pleased to jump into the School pool. It was clear that once in the water it was going to be tough to get the boys back out, as the smiles and laughter were endless. After dinner, the evening movie was a chance to slow down before heading to bed and settling in for the night.

Year 9 – King Island Sea Change

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The first OE experience for the BGS boys is designed to ignite a sense of adventure, exploration, and wonder while visiting areas of nature and wildlife. The Prep classes ventured away from the School for a day to explore the Ripponlea Gardens and have some fun with their mates. After a short rest to eat morning tea the boys set off to explore the gardens and all of the paths winding through among the plants and trees. The highlight was climbing up to the top of the watch tower built many decades ago for the original owner to watch ships sail into Port Phillip Bay.

The Year 1 boys boarded a train to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Once there they enjoyed running around the open grassed areas, climbing trees, and finding secret little nooks the endless paths led to. Mass games of ‘tiggy’ were met with laughter and excitement from all. Formal learning sessions on “Mini Beasts” were presented by the Botanical Gardens Education department, allowed the boys to find out about the insects and other tiny creatures that inhabit the gardens. The boys also learned about important plants and how they have been used for aromatic, medicinal, and food purposes for thousands of years.

Now in its seventh year the King Island hike is still testing the Year 9 students physically and mentally. This year the team introduced a day of navigation around the northern tip of the island, to hone their navigation skills and develop their team work. The King Island hike has become a rite of passage for all students and will long be remembered as the toughest yet most rewarding challenge of their Outdoor Education experience at BGS. It has been a wonderful year for the Outdoor Education Department and I have had the immense pleasure to work alongside some outstanding Outdoor educators as well as BGS teaching staff, and sharing in many exciting outdoor experiences with the boys at BGS. Ryan Teasel, Head of Outdoor Education

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Performing Arts and Music

Performing Arts and Music Classroom Music The Wilson House classroom music program continues to thrive with the boys participating in at least one lesson a week focussing on music appreciation and gaining music knowledge to use in a variety of performance contexts. The Prep to Year 2 classes used tuned and untuned percussion, began learning how to read and write rhythms as well as singing, dancing and listening. The Year 3 to 6 classes looked at different aspects of composition, form, program music, listening skills, elements of music, world music, note-reading, composers, song writing, keyboard and untuned percussion, periods of music and many different styles.

BGS Music School 2014 has been an exciting year for the Music School with the development of both the classroom and instrumental programs across all sections of the School, along with the introduction of a number of new opportunities. The number of boys involved in music has continued to grow, with over 600 boys involved in musical activities every week. Highlights include the Senior and Junior Music Camps at Rutherford Park, a visit from Oz Opera, hosting combined productions with Firbank of Beauty & the Beast and The Pirates of Penzance Jnr, the whole school concerts in Term 3 in St. Andrew’s and the Carols Service in December. Participation in The Victorian School Music Festival and the Brighton Jazz Concert complemented the numerous performances given at School assemblies and Open Days by the many small and large ensembles, as well as by soloists. The Music Department has 24 talented classroom and instrumental music staff. This year we welcomed Marcus McLaughlin (trumpet) to the classroom and instrumental staff. We also welcomed Luke Carbon (clarinet/ saxophone), Stuart Connew (piano), Damian Mueller (oboe) and Barbara Zavros (voice) to our visiting instrumental staff.

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In addition, for the first time, all boys from ELC 4 to Year 7 have participated in either a weekly, fortnightly or monthly choral class. Boys in ELC 4 have joined in movement and singing based sing-a-long, while Prep to Year 2 have had the opportunity to sing in a more formal environment, while also incorporating movement. Year 3 to 6 boys have continued to enjoy their choral development, the results of which have been evident at weekly assemblies. It has been an action-packed year! With the opening of the Middle School, the Music School acquired a number of rooms in the decanted Rosstrevor site to accommodate the revamped and growing music program. This year, as well as the existing Instrumental music stream, a specific classroom music stream was introduced offering a greater appreciation of music as language and allowing the boys to explore their more creative sides through composition. This part of the subject has seen many boys, some of whom have experienced the demands of learning a musical instrument, enjoy another outlet for their creativity and musical talents. At the senior level, the numbers of boys taking music as an academic pursuit has grown, with performance, analysis, composition, aural and theory being the major focus from Years 9-12.

Instrumental Music & Ensembles The ensemble program continues to thrive with concert bands, big bands, string orchestras, choirs and guitar ensembles being the variety of groups available to the boys to complement classroom and instrumental lessons.

The Band Program was restructured to involve all new students in Years 5, 6 & 7 to learn an instrument. Two new ensembles were created: The Wilson House Junior Concert Band and Middle School Junior Concert Band, which contain the full complement of band instruments. These two groups allowed the boys to play an instrument in a team context and commence learning the skills of large ensemble playing. This will assist in developing the performance skills of the boys earlier as we strive to create a higher standard of playing for our more senior groups in the future. The Year 3 & 4 boys enjoyed a successful year in the strings program with a new ensemble, the Beginner Strings, introduced in Term 1. The aim of the ensemble is to assist new boys into the program and is proving worthwhile. The Wilson House String Orchestra and Concert Band have had larger student involvement. Another initiative is the new formed selfcontained Middle School Choir. Early adolescence can be a difficult time in a boy’s life, as his voice changes trying to produce a consistent level of vocal technique. It is testament to the boys involved they produced such quality performances throughout the year and we look forward to this ensemble flourishing over the next few years.


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Performances The performance calendar has provided new and exciting opportunities for our boys and given all groups regular goals to aspire to. In the Junior School there was a focus on the boys’ ‘musical journey’. The Prep to Year 2 boys enjoyed performances at assemblies, Grandparents Day celebrations and the annual Christmas Pageant, while the Borwick House Choir performed at the opening of the Middle School, the Junior School Officer Induction Service, the Mothers’ Day Service and the Past Mothers’ Lunch. The year commenced for the senior boys with the annual two night camp at Rutherford Park. The movement of the camp to February allowed the students set the expectations and standards for the year. On their return, they performed a concert to the Middle School boys, the earliest a concert of this length ever performed at BGS. In Term Two, the junior students performed in the Semester One Choral and Instrumental Concert. Years 7-12 showcased their talents at the traditional Orchestral and Choral Concert, as well as the Wind, Brass and Percussion Concert. In addition, the Senior Concert Band presented a Beatles Tribute Concert in Centenary Hall on 17 June, the exact date 50 years ago that the Beatles performed their final Melbourne Concert –a fun evening was enjoyed reminiscing about this great musical group. The Senior Concert Band and Senior Big Band participated for the first time at the Victorian School Music Festival, giving them an opportunity to hear students of their own age perform and gain valuable feedback from world-class adjudicators. The groups performed very well, being awarded Silver Shields for their performances. There was a change in structure with the concert schedule in Term 3 with three whole school concerts showcasing the vast array of musical talent from Years 3 to12. The Choral Soiree, String Spectacular and Bands Showcase were performed in a transformed St Andrew’s Church. A stage was constructed, lighting installed and a large screen placed behind the performers, with live streaming of the performances. These

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concerts were a great opportunity to witness the musical journey of our students and allowed both the younger boys and their parents to see what musical experiences lie ahead as they move from lower primary to Senior School. The standard of performance was truly outstanding. Another new initiative was the inclusion of two solo concerts. All our students perform in ensembles, however, some may not get the opportunity to practice their craft as a solo performer. The voluntary involvement of the boys and the sizes of the audiences guarantee these to be a permanent fixture in future. The inaugural whole school guitar concert was held in October, showcasing the solo and ensemble talent of our guitarists from all three areas of the School. I would like to acknowledge the efforts and support given to me by John Quaine in his role as Assistant Director of Music, David Liddle (DoR Music), Tom Pugh (Head of Middle School Music), Jared Furtado (Junior School Music Co-ordinator) and Georgina Hayes (Music Secretary), as well as the many music staff who are a part of our department. The Music School is an extremely busy place and we are very lucky to have so many talented and dedicated music teachers at BGS. I would like to thank the student leaders for their time and contributions; Tom Barnes (Music Captain) & Greg Feng (Vice-Captain) and Middle School Music Captain Felix Gong and Vice Captains Michael Dean & Luke Ianuali, who have hosted a number of music events and led the student body well. Thanks also to the ensemble leaders for their contribution. Finally, to all Year 12 students, thank you for your contribution to the musical life of BGS over many years; we wish you well in your future endeavours. Jamie Ransome, Director of Music

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JUNIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Pirates of Penzance

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irates of Penances is a great play and I’ve enjoyed learning it. I also think my fellow classmates have as well. The storyline is great, and funny. It follows the conflict between two different groups of people - the pirates of Penzance and the police of Penzance. The pirates’ lives are messy - they like to steal and cause chaos. In contrast, the police of Penzance are very ordered and like everything to be precise. They are also very scared of pirates. Callum Stanford 6 Discovery

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everal months ago, the Year 6 students were told that we would be performing Pirates of Penzance for the school production. I was excited at the prospect of being involved in this production, but also a little nervous as I had never taken part in something like this before. We also learned that the production would be performed with the help of the Year 6 Firbank girls which has been great as I have made a lot of new friends. Because I am a little embarrassed, I did not apply for a leading role but I still play a major part in the production. I am a policeman with many of my friends from Year 6 and our job is to be funny, precise and straight-forward. It’s been really great fun working with Mr Furtardo and Miss Pilcher who are fantastic teachers who are helping us to rise to the standard

required for it to be a great performance. With only a few weeks to go, we are soon doing full dress rehearsals with our props and costumes, and our teachers have commented how happy they are with our progress. Jesi Spencer 6 Discovery

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orking with everyone together has been a lot of fun. A bit of rivalry has begun for who can sing the loudest during choral classes which is very funny to listen to. I would like to thank Mr Furtardo for organising the production and helping us improve our musical and I can’t wait to perform. Will Fry 6 Discovery

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Seussical

Oh the Thinks you can Think when you think about SEUSS!!” At the end of Term 1, Year 7 and 8 students from BGS and Firbank started rehearsal for “Seussical” the musical. There was no one who knew what was in store. We did know it wasn’t going to be easy learning our lines, the songs, and the choreography. All of this combined to make quite a lot of work to do. Despite these initial concerns we also didn’t have any clue to how much fun it would be. “Seussical” (which is the based on the wonderful books of Dr Seuss) is all about the “Cat in the Hat” (Ben Warrell) who shows a Kid ( Hattie Hook ) the amazing world of Doctor Seuss and then follows Horton (Mitchell Cole) on his magical adventures from the Jungle of Nool to Palm Beach. Along the way they met characters like Gertrude McFuzz (Meggyann DavieSmith), Mr & Mrs Mayor (Jonty Leadbeater and Lillian Cook), Sour Kangaroo (Saskia Mulder,) Mayzie La Bird (Claudia Thomas), the Wickersham’s (Sam Wilson, Neil Maru and Sophie Lever), and even Yertle the Turtle ( Henry Armstrong). When it came to the final weeks of rehearsals all the cast began working with the props. That led us all into a whole different world of confusion. I had the luck of being able to put a bucket of leaves and a bucket of snow (fortunately made up of cotton balls!) on Horton. Once the giant set arrived on the scene, the props seemed like baby toys to us as we worked around the colourful flats and backdrops. Overall the play was an absolute blast. None of it would have been possible or even have been conceived if it wasn’t for the amazing talents, time and effort put in by Ms McNamara our Director from Firbank Grammar, along with Mr Marsden our Musical Director, Jess Yates, FGS Captain of Drama as Production Assistant, and the ongoing support and advice of Mr Vernon from BGS. Ben Warrell, Year 7

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PRODUCTION

On Our Selection A trip down memory lane! This Year’s 9 and 10 production, involving students from BGS and Firbank, was the timeless classic “On Our Selection” written by theatre veteran George Whaley. This classic play tells the story of the Rudd family who lived on the Darling Downs in Queensland during the early years of the 20th century. Dad (Michael Gotze) has been struggling against drought and his family has been paying the price. Forced to use the senile Cranky Jack (Charlie Levine) as their farm-hand and borrow money from their neighbour Carey (Rhys Martin), it seems as if the Rudd family’s luck has run out. When the drought breaks love comes to town. Dave (Nick Semmens), brother to Joe (Michael Delic), finds the love of his life, Lil (Scout Hook). Dad’s two daughters Kate (Elena Hunter) and Sarah (Alex Gee) have blossoming relationships respectively with Sandy (Steven Alesi) and Billy (Alex Adams), much to Dad’s dismay. Mother (Georgie Hannah) and the Rudd’s friend Maloney (Josh Massuger) even manage to persuade Dad to run for parliament. All this joy is shattered though when Carey’s son (Zak Brighton-Knight) is brutally murdered by “persons unknown”. The production presented a great opportunity for students from both schools to vastly improve their dramatic and comedic skills. The student crew were certainly put to the test with the set changes and numerous props that were used throughout the show. The cast really appreciated the leadership they were offered by their peers who took on roles of responsibility in the areas of front of house, make-up, costume, lighting, sound, props and stage crew. All students involved quickly developed selfdiscipline once the lights went down and the show was under way. It was then the students knew it was up to them and them alone to bring the magic of theatre alive.

“In each production I do I learn something new about myself and those around me. It helps me better myself and makes me who I want to be.”

“On Our Selection” was a new experience which challenged me and gave all involved a different perspective on drama due to its fun, comedic themes.”

In any student theatre production it is always good to take time to reflect on what has been achieved in being involved in what is a unique experience. “On Our Selection” would not have been possible without the support and hard work of the following staff. Thanks to Ms Derrith Lancashire, our Operations Manager, Mrs Michelle McNamara, our Choreographer, Ms Simone Mills for her wonderful scenic art work, Mr Chris Johnson for the numerous hours he spent with building the set, working on lights and sound, Mrs Sally Clapp for her co-ordination of tickets sales and front of House and Mr Andrew Kerr for assisting in the area of music production. Finally, a special thank you to Mr Ross Vernon, our Director whose vision in helping us create our characters over the numerous hours of rehearsal certainly paid off for one and all.” Nick Semmens, Year 10

“What an incredible experience. Great fun to be involved in and one of the best productions I’ve ever had the pleasure of being in! Hard working cast and crew made it even better!” Images courtesy of Andrew Lee

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SENIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The Magical World of Disney Comes Alive at BGS The magic of Walt Disney is one that transcends all barriers and brings to life that sense of childhood joy which lies dormant within us all. For the cast and crew involved in this year’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, they put on a show which embodied that Disney spirit, and it was felt in a wave that rippled across three spectacular nights. It began one fateful afternoon with the long awaited auditions. Having only been announced at the start of the academic year, the buzz about the production was palpable within the groups of Brighton and Firbank Grammar students who would exhibit their skills as vocalists and actors. The talent and passion that was displayed by the people who so boldly took the time to perform was inspirational. It set the stage early for what was to become a spectacle to behold. Roles were cast and it would soon become evident that the people were matched to their parts with uncanny precision, as personalities perfectly mirrored that of the characters. Perfect examples of this were Brandon Xue (Year 12) as Lefou, a clumsy yet loyal sidekick and Gabrielle Morelli (Year 12) as the flirtatious Babette. The charismatic and sensitive Timothy Howe (Year 12) was honoured with the role of The Beast and the pitch perfect Susanna Huse (Year 12) would grace the stage as Belle. Other roles included Timothy Semmens (Year 11) as Cogsworth, Stephanie Gotze (Year 12) as Mrs Potts, Alexander Clarke (Year 12) as Gaston and Patrick Liddle (Year 7) as Chip. At the commencement of rehearsals as the show began to develop so did the bonds between peers. The ease with which the cast mixed in the highly social environment of the rehearsal period allowed for a highly talented ensemble to gel together in a way which created an end product that bolstered the entire show and made it the enormous success that it was. Such relationships are ones that could only be formed in this dramatic environment where the expression of one’s inner self enabled friendships that endure to this day. However, as talented as the cast was, were it not for the help and guidance of Mr Ross Vernon (Director); Mr Jensen Overend (OB 2002) (vocals/ 72 GRAMMARIAN 2014

acting), Mr Rainer Polark (vocals/music) and Ms Rachel Syder (choreography) the production would have been stillborn. All involved will recount with glee the numerous hours spent fine tuning musical numbers with Jensen and Rainer and to then ‘get down’ with Rachel to some contemporary beats before undertaking intricate dances which brought the world of Beauty and the Beast to life. Also the efforts of Katlin Kerry (Costume Designer) in the creation of a wide array of creative and elaborate costumes and those who produced the magnificent set (Ms Simone Mills – Artistic Designer and Scenic Artist and Mr Chris Johnson - Technical Manager and Set Construction) cannot be overlooked and made the portrayals of each and every character all the more convincing. As the performance loomed ever closer, the spirit of the students of the production endured all the hardships presented and showed how the unanimous dedication and persistence of a few can make all the difference. Principal roles were hard at work learning countless lines and lyrics to songs of various difficulties, and the ensemble were rehearsing their harmonies accompanied by creative dance moves which when put together was a challenge not to be taken lightly. Whatever the strife, no matter how herculean the task seemed, the professional advice and experience that those involved were exposed to allowed them to tackle these with confidence and style. When accompaniment was required, the BGS music community was appealed to and the calibre of performers that were mustered to play the pieces that would animate the show was outstanding. In a mere 4-5 weeks they learnt the score in its entirety to a level that only further illuminated the stellar performances from all the actors. Mr John Quain (Musical Director) diligently led his group of musicians to great and glorious heights that were greatly appreciated on opening night and the performances that followed by actors and audience members alike. Overall, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was a show choice that challenged the creative talents of all involved, but the greatest triumphs were not performed in rehearsals or


on stage. They were achieved within the relationships of the cast and crew, who today will not recall the hardships and the challenges faced, but the friends they made, the people that they experienced this unique opportunity with and the memories that will live forever like shining beacons in the annals of their schooling careers. Special thanks go to the Director Mr Ross Vernon, whose passion and respect for the arts drove the production to its glorious conclusion, the Production Manager and Head of Senior school Mr Ray Swann and the Operations Manager Mrs Derrith Lancashire. Finally, to the esteemed audience members that filled out the theatre on all three nights thank you. Your support justified all of the hard work put in and made the experience all the more special for those involved. The feeling of being applauded off stage after a challenging number is unmatched by any other. It is pure euphoria and from those involved, again. Thank you. It was a tale as old as time, with songs as old as rhyme It was Beauty and the Beast. Alex Clarke â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Captain of Drama

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Science

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Prep In one unit the boys looked at how various foods changed during the cooking process and whether the changes were reversible or not.

Year 2 During the Year 2 ‘Watch It Grow’ unit the boys kept silkworms and studied them as they went through metamorphosis.

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Middle School It has been another jam packed year in the Middle School for students across Year 7 and 8 in Science. Our new laboratory space has seen students accessing a state of the art experimental space regularly as part of their Science curriculum.

Forensic Science Workshop All of Year 8 attended a Forensic Science workshop.

Wipeout All of Year 7 attended a production called Wipeout as part of the Science Week Celebrations

Year 7 Zoo excursion All students in Year 7 were able to attend an excursion to the Zoo in Term 1. This forms part of our assessment on our unit of work based on Classification. The boys enjoyed a lesson with the Zookeepers on adaptations and classification and were then given the opportunity to explore the Zoo grounds in the beautiful sunshine.

MSEC This year, we introduced the Middle School Environmental Club who had meetings about our impact on the environment and actions the School could take to reduce its environmental impact. Martin Kulesza was nominated Captain of Global Issues and his teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; focus was on the effects of deforestation and palm oil and its impact on the Orangutans. Ben Warrell was nominated Captain of Local Issues and his team focused on the idea of sustainability with the idea of creating a veggie garden for the Middle School.

National Science Week This year we celebrated National Science Week with real enthusiasm as the boys were given the opportunity to reflect on the role of Science in our society. Our inaugural National Science Week Photography Competition saw a record 100+ entries into the categories LIFE, MACRO, LANDSCAPE, GENERAL and NATURE. The quality of the photographs were exceptional this year and made it very difficult to decide on a winner. Ultimately, awards were provided to: LANDSCAPE: Tristan Scheirs MACRO: Oscar Buscombe LIFE: Jeffery GENERAL NATURE: Phillips TEACHER CATEGORY: Mr Tutera

Honorable mentions to Kai Hirasedo. Deanne Cannizzaro, Head of Year 7 and 8 Science

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Senior School The Science Department built on its previous accomplishments in 2013 with strong enrolments and performances across all four VCE disciplines. Record numbers enrolled, and then sat the gruelling Olympiad papers in Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Greg Feng, Jeffrey Jiang and Lachlan Wallace, based on their fine Biology examination results, were invited to join the Summer School program. Lachlan Wallace was then selected to represent Australia in the International Biology Olympiad in Bali which is an amazing achievement. His expertise was further recognised when he was awarded the Silver Medal which was presented at the Prize Giving Assembly at the end of the year. BGS students also performed exceptionally well in the Australia wide Big Science Competition with 15 boys obtaining High  Distinctions and 17 boys earning a Distinction in the examination. Many of these boys were lower age competitors showing that the future of BGS Science is assured. The Year 10 course followed the context of Forensic Science and this year the use of case studies and problem solving activities was extended, hence building the analytical and practical skills of the students as they approached their VCE studies. Year 9 Science also adopted a greater practical and skill based approach in its curriculum and the students have responded magnificently with some innovative and creative investigative and problem solving work.

Physics In Physics, the senior classes visited Swinburne Institute to complete their Sound In Practice studies and completed experiments designed to enhance their understanding in their Detailed Study. The Unit 1 classes designed, constructed and then tested a wing section using the 3D printer as part of their flight investigation. The Pasco data logging equipment was used to obtain practical data in topics as far ranging as motion, radioactivity, thermodynamics and electricity. An impressive demonstration was successfully performed using liquid nitrogen and magnets to show superconductivity and some spectacular effects of floating magnets.

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Chemistry In Chemistry, the students continued to investigate various concepts and refined their analytical techniques. Our Unit 3/4 students made some lovely fragrances when producing esters and the Unit 1/2 boys became familiar with the variety of pieces of glassware used in Chemistry.

Biology Unit 1/2 Biology students were involved in two excursions this year; one to the Melbourne Zoo and the other to the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff. At the zoo they interacted with many amazing animals as they learnt about the importance of adaptations animals have in order for them to survive in their environment. Biology students also spent the day in Barwon Heads and Queenscliff where they completed transects and rocky shore quadrats of a marine ecosystem. Students then moved to a completely different mud flat environment where they surveyed the area and made comparisons between the two environments they had worked in. These activities gave students an enjoyable ‘hands on’ experience in their ecosystem studies, whilst also highlighting the importance of environmental conservation. Unit 3/4 Biology students also participated in external laboratory work throughout the year. As part of their Unit 4 studies on genetic engineering students visited the Department of Genetics at Melbourne University. Here they joined a wide range of other schools and participated in a variety of genetic engineering activities. Techniques such as gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformations and PCR were carried out with the assistance of university experts. Students found this excursion very worthwhile as the practical experience in the laboratory taught them the real life applications of the content they were learning in class.

Psychology During Term 2 our 2 Year 11 Psychology classes completed our annual incursion to the ELC and Grade 1 classes to test Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. This was a great experience for our Psychology students to discover the complexity of planning a psychological experiment and then having to collect and analyse the data ‘first hand’. This is an annual excursion and watching the boys from different ends of the school interact is definitely a highlight of the year in Psychology.


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Robotics Robotics is a popular unit of work for the Year 6 boys. They worked collaboratively with great success building a Lego NXT robot and then learning skills to program it to move. The ‘walk the plank’ challenge was a highlight, as was ‘Robo wars’ and Robo soccer’. The robotics unit requires boys to problem solve, think creatively and work as a team. Many boys are keen to further pursue robotics at BGS, as a hobby, university course or potential career.

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Year 2 The Year 2 boys built wooden water wheels that were able to use the force of a flowing current to pull along a car. Gears were also added to the water wheels to see what impact they had on its performance.

Year 1 Kites were all the go in Year 1, where all boys constructed their own kite.

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The Year 3 boys built mousetrap racers. They had to work out the fine balance between the need for distance and the need for speed.

The annual ‘Birdman Rally’ was held during wet conditions this year. The boys built and tested many gliders before finding the best combination of features. James Bourke

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The boys of Year 5 designed and built a pinball machine with a partner then they held a Pinball Parlour fundraiser in the GBR Hall at lunchtime.

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The boys of Year 6 made always enjoy finishing off their final Term in the Junior School by making billycarts and racing them off in time challenges, to try to make the final.

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It was a fascinating presentation, which focused more so on his ups and downs throughout his life and focused on his ten key principles of success. I found his views on resilience and never giving up on his dream to be an architect quite inspiring. He aimed much of his speech at us (students) in the crowd and no doubt the four other VCD students took away many important school and life lessons. I would like to thank the Development Office for organising such a wonderful event and Mr. Wardell who attended with us. Andrew McBain (Unit 1/2 VCD student) GRAMMARIAN 2014 81

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Milikapiti The journey

Nine Mile Water Hole

We got to Milikapiti on a QANTAS flight to Darwin and then we took a bus to a smaller airport to catch a charter flight to Melville Island. The charter flight was around 20 -25 minutes. I was feeling excited but very nervous. As soon as we landed on the island I couldn’t wait to say “Hi” to all the kids and people.

Our accommodation was basic but for the standards of the island it was brilliant. The set up was five bedrooms for us to use, two single and three double. After school we went to the accommodation and had afternoon tea and after that we went back to the school to play footy or play on the playground. Everyone had a ball.

I had woken up at seven eager to go to the Nine Mile waterhole. Susan picked us up at 10 am and we drove to the Nine Mile waterhole. I was first out of the car and I was excited to get in fast. The waterhole looked amazing and really refreshing. Everyone quickly climbed down the ladder leading to the waterhole. I jumped in and swam straight to the rope tied onto the tree. I climbed up the tree and grabbed onto the rope. I let go of the rope landing in the water eager to have another go. Soon some of the Milikapiti kids came along and Phylli showed us some clay on a cliff surrounding the waterhole. We put clay all over ourselves and Phylli did a cultural one for me. Half way through our time there we had some lunch and it was great. We had our last little play there then we had to go. The Nine Mile waterhole was by far the best day we had.

The waterslide

Footy

Where we stayed

The waterslide, I will never forget that because I guess it was so hot and then we got to be in cold water. I didn’t expect the water slide to be different to a slip and slide but it’s a huge builder’s tarp about 20 meters long and it has a huge rip in it and still all the kids went running down. The bit that got me was that all the kids went running down as a group all at one time! The water slide was fantastic.

Last Impressions

Each afternoon we would go to the oval to play footy with all the kids. It was boiling hot and it was amazing how they could run around in the heat that long and have their tops off. Every day we would choose teams and play a game. It was a lot different to the way we play at school as they could tackle. Bryum was probably the best on the field. It was really cool how they could play in bare feet and kick a footy a long way. After the game everyone would be sweating and really tired but they would want to play even more.

My last impressions on Milikapiti were that Milikapiti was a great place to be and if I had a choice I would stay much longer. The challenges to me were mostly their language. When I spoke to them sometimes they would answer back in Tiwi. At Milikapiti I made so many friendships I can’t count the all but now I wish I gave them my phone number so I could call or text them. The lasting impact on Milikapiti was that there are so many places you can go there and the trip was fantastic and everything we did there I’ll never forget.

Last impressions

Ewan Smith, 6 Endeavour

Jordan Segar, 6 Investigator

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It was really sad to go as I wanted to stay even longer. I had made many so many friendships and when we landed at Tullamarine airport they called us straight away. It felt like home as they all treated us like we were their closest friend. One of the challenges I faced was going from summer back to winter. The classrooms were also very different to the ones here. Overall Milikapiti was a great once in a life time experience.


The journey I woke up at 5:00 in the morning with the biggest smile on my face. I bounced out of bed and jumped in the car ready to go to school and ready for the amazing experience in Milikapiti. It was a restless four hour plane trip to Darwin. Once our plane landed, and as soon as I left the plane, the heat struck me. Then we had a 25 minute plane flight and we touched down in Milikapiti. Once we landed I was amazed to see that all there was in the Milikapiti airport was a runway, fence and a shack also with the red dirt and palm trees, so much different to home. Suzanne, the principal of the school was waiting and took us to our accommodation. As soon as we settled in Darby, Jordan and I saw kids through the window and had a conversation and they told us to go down to the oval. As we were approaching the oval I was amazed with the playground and the oval. On that first day I made many more friendships such as Bryum, Jodie, Philli and many others.

Footy Jilamara Art Centre The art centre was amazing. It had many pieces of art all of which were Aboriginal. Most of it was too expensive but we could get some things. Everyone got a painted shell, they were a bit expensive but still worth it. We also learnt about the Tiwi culture. We found out that the Tiwi islands were created by a blind old woman. This woman came up from under the ground and crawled along the ground, as she crawled she scratched the ground creating the waterways that run through the Tiwi islands.

Waterslide The waterslide was really fun; it was definitely one of my favourites. We were in two groups, the little kids and the older ones. The sheet of plastic that was the slide had a few holes in it which you had to steer clear of otherwise one of your limbs would get stuck in it. After every turn everyone would end in a pile.

After every day we would all go to the school’s oval and playground but one highlight for me was kicking and paying with the footy on the oval. We were playing many games such as goal kicking, impossible snaps and a full pitch game. Just about everyone played and the skills the Millikapiti kids had were amazing. One boy called Bryum was amazing, he was almost as good as Darby! The oval had lots of dirt patches and long grass in places. All the kids were wearing no shoes and the grass had all sorts of things such as glass, twigs and lots of other things. The kid’s feet were so strong and they couldn’t feel a thing. Their footys were under pumped and worn out so at the end of the trip BGS and FGS donated five balls and a pump.

Last impressions

Leaving was hard; I really didn’t want to go! I was hoping that the ash cloud from that volcano would hold up the planes so we could stay there for a few more days, but unfortunately not. When we got back to Melbourne I was really relieved and glad to be home.

I made many friends and some of them call me every day. It is funny because when I come back from school I have fifty new voice messages. Later on in this year or the next I might be able to go back to Milikapiti and visit all of the friends I made. While I was away I faced many challenges like the amazing heat of Milikapiti, averaging at 35 degrees a day, but my biggest challenge was leaving the kids thinking I will never be able to see them again. Imagine if you went to a new school and made many friends then having to leave them? Later this year, some kids of Milikapiti will have the chance to fly down to Melbourne and do the same thing we did with them.

Luca Arcaro, 6 Discovery

Jakub Williams, 6 Resolution

Last impression

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Rugby Tour On the 4th of April, 2014, a group of BGS Rugby players ranging from U14s to U18s headed off on their long awaited European tour. The boys played matches against four club sides in only seven days, the first being Boyne Rugby Club based an hour out of Dublin. In a close fought match in wild conditions, the boys went down by only a few points in probably the most winnable chance for the senior team of the tour. The junior team experienced quite a tough encounter and came off the field with a few lessons.

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Our next opponent was Colwyn Bay Rugby Club in North Wales. They were a much stronger outfit and pushed the senior boys very hard with the game coming down to a conversion from the sideline for Brighton to win it. Unfortunately, the kick didn’t go through and the boys were understandably gutted. Junior boys again were pushed hard and showed character and spirit but again were defeated. The third game was against Cowbridge Rugby Club in the South of Wales. This club was in an extremely prominent Rugby area and the Cowbridge boys lived and breathed Rugby with many of them playing representative for Wales in their age groups. Both the junior and senior teams were comfortably beaten by Cowbridge in what was an eye opening display for the Brighton boys. The Cowbridge boys in the senior game arrived ten minutes before kick-off to warm up and showed Brighton their full skill sets. Now running with fairly depleted squads, the boys had their final match against Esher Rugby Club who were another tough side. The score lines for both games did not represent the spirit of which the games were played and the boys fought hard to the end. Experience showed on the day and the Esher boys ran away with victory. While the boys finished the tour winless, they learned a lot about themselves and Rugby while away. More importantly, they experienced the hospitality and culture of Rugby clubs all around the UK and these were things they will not ever forget. As well as matches, tour highlights included: stadium tours of the Welsh, Irish, London Saracens and Toulon rugby teams; a fiery Gloucester-Bath local derby; white water rafting and a private training session with ex-Wallabies Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell. Special thanks must go to staff and parents that made tour possible. Mr. Richard O’Sullivan, First XIV Assistant Coach 86 GRAMMARIAN 2014

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China Tour The spring break had arrived a day early for 12 boys as that night they would be boarding a flight to Guangzhou, China accompanied by Ms Ting and Mr McLellan. There was no doubt, all were excited, with an itinerary consisting of visits to Ningbo, Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an, some of China’s most iconic and recognised tourist locations.

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Ningbo was our first stop and arguably the most hyped part of the trip. This was our chance to live with a local Chinese family; a privilege only a handful of people will ever enjoy.

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We not only attended school with our homestay student but we got to witness first hand their lifestyle and local customs and habits. For many this was an eye-opening experience, whether because of the bizarre foods (such as bullfrog) or because of the way they spent their weekends. At the school, Ningbo’s No.4 High School, we participated in many activities ranging from a Tai Chi lesson to learning how to make delicious dumplings. We also attended some of their classes such as Maths and History. We were all surprised by their concentration and ability to stay attentive in class. As part of our schedule in Ningbo we also got the chance to visit Hangzhou, which is located three hours’ drive away. Hangzhou is famous for the West Lake (Xi Hu). Hangzhou was also where we had our first taste of trying to bargain at the local markets. This was good practise in preparation for when we would arrive in Shanghai and Beijing, which boast some of the more famous markets. The week in Ningbo eventually came to an end just as we were becoming comfortable in living with a foreign family. Next we headed to China’s centre for trading and business, Shanghai. This meant shopping! We were all excited for the trip to Shanghai, a two-hour ride on a bullet train. During the trip we reached speeds over 300km/hr. The first thing we noticed upon arrival was how crowded Shanghai was compared to Ningbo, especially when travelling by their underground subway network. Our high expectations of Shanghai were met as we explored the bustling city. Skyscrapers and colossal sky rises surrounded us as far as the

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eye could see. We visited the iconic Pearl Tower and the informative science and technology museum, with its amazing and detailed exhibits. Our love for the market life was awoken whilst in Shanghai and our bargaining skills were put to the test. The expression “Tai gui le” (too expensive) was how we swayed the shop owners into submission! Beijing was next on our list and included many memorable moments. We saw the iconic giant panda and the gigantic Forbidden City where the emperors lived. The scenic Summer Palace was also explored and looked at with awe due to the intricate detail and patterns used. However, everyone’s highlight was hiking that amazing wonder: The Great Wall of China. The views were breathtaking, as was the weather. Deep green hills sprawled out to the horizon as did 22,000 km of the great wall. The most unforgettable moment would have to be waking up at 6am, watching the sun break through the early morning clouds. For the second day the majestic Great Wall was unveiled! We had just spent the night in tents in one of the many historic Great Wall Towers - at the very high altitude a further 8kms of the wall were to be conquered before reaching the thrill of a toboggan run, as each member of the group hurled themselves down the 1500m steep mountain in a few minutes of adrenaline pumping excitement. Two days of challenging yet unforgettable hiking totalling 18km of steep slopes and rough terrain had been accomplished. The markets excelled those of

01 Making dumplings at sister school Ningbo Number 4 High School 02 Hiking on the Great Wall 03 Qibao Ancient Town, Shanghai 04 Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Shanghai and we concluded with a bike rode around the ‘Hu Tong’ area. The ancient town of Xi’an was the last location on our tour. This town used to be the capital of China and we immersed ourselves in the history and culture of China. We visited the well-known ‘Terra Cotta Warriors’ which is a must see when going to China. We went to stone tablet museum which had ancient writing dating hundreds of years back. Another bike ride was conducted on the ancient walls of Xi’an which was 14km all up (square formation). More markets were explored and the next day it was off to Guangzhou to depart to Melbourne. The 2014 China Tour has definitely been an invaluable experience which not only improved our language skills but immersed us in Chinese traditions, food and culture. Whether it was pushing through the crowded subways, conquering the magic and challenges of the Great Wall, or the intense games of hacky sack, this trip is one to remember and cherish for the years to come. Sanjeev Haikerwal and Bobby Zhou, Year 10

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Our trip started on the run with us getting off the plane and a few hours later introducing ourselves to our host families, which had many boys quite scared and extremely nervous. We soon found out that our host families were extremely helpful and they gave us a lot of assistance with our speaking. As we said our farewells to each other we were all split up, spending the rest of the day with our host families. Accompanied with a shortage of sleep from the overnight flight, many of the students’ host families decided to do few activities with them that day. For example, my host family had taken me to what is regarded as the world’s busiest intersection known as Shibuya intersection where once the lights change it’s a scramble to reach the other side while trying not to be consumed by the enormity of the crowd. It was a terrific experience. We came back the next day with our host brothers to experience our first day of Japanese school at our sister school Rikkyo High School. It started with a presentation from Itoen, a large tea company in Japan that taught us how to correctly make tea and how easy it is to burn your tongue on a hot ‘cuppa’. With the conclusion of the presentation we were sent to our designated classes which ranged from Biology to Bible Studies and World History to Home Economics, all of which were very difficult to understand. Our class mates, who were welcoming and very interested in 88 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Australian culture, helped us out a lot. We were encouraged to try and speak as much Japanese as we could and the improvement was soon noticeable. At the end of school we had one of two discussion seminars where we would get organised for a speech that would be presented in front of host families and students. We were also very excited to meet up with Takumi Owaki the exchange student in 2013 that stayed with a few of the students. Our next day was a public holiday and we all had such various experiences with some going to Akihabara which is the pop culture centre of Tokyo. There are a tremendous amount of colourful and in your face department stores full of manga (Japanese comics), anime (Japanese animation) and electronics, all of which are considered dull compared to the outrageous frilly outfits worn by the girls handing out pamphlets along the street. Others went to an onsen which is a public hot spring. Some went to Tokyo Skytree the second tallest building in the world reaching an astonishing 634 meters with the observation deck being over 450 meters over central Tokyo. Many boys went to Asakusa a large array of small streets covered with hundreds of shops selling food, clothes and other items, where a few boys had bumped into each other in amongst the hustle and bustle, and where a host family celebrated Campbell Clapp’s birthday. In the first week we went on two day trips one was to Kamakura where we visited a

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Daibustu (giant Buddha) and the second was to Disneyland of which was the first theme park that a couple off the students have been to. It was incredibly fun and tiring day where we celebrated Liam Cook and Lachlan McLeod’s birthdays.

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We were gaining an understanding of the Japanese lifestyle of early mornings and long trips to school. We were allowed to join in some sports at the school and were split into two groups one doing judo and the other doing kendo. I must say it was extremely tough as we were doing it not only against each other but also against the experienced students, some of whom do it as a club sport. But who doesn’t love having a go at throwing a random person to the ground or whacking them with a bamboo stick? At the end of the day we had our last discussion seminar where we would not only have to do our presentation but also say farewell and thank you to our host parents. The presentations were to be done in a mix of both languages and they went with a few mess ups including myself having an uncontrollable laughing fit for no reason. We soon began our farewell speeches and the expectations were raised after Frank Qui’s ten minute memorised speech. After a week of crazy school and great birthdays we all met up at Tokyo station saying our final farewells, with pictures

with our host families that had taken care of us for the last week. There were a few tears some people’s eyes. We were all gathered as a group ready and excited to travel around the main island Honshu little did we know the time was going to fly by. We travelled to Hiroshima by the shinkansen (bullet train) and there was no time to rest as we had set of to do some sightseeing of the Peace Park and museum. On the following day we took a ferry to Miyajima Island the home of the floating gate where we were greeted by hundreds of deer that freely roamed the streets. We took the ropeway and witnessed the breathtaking beauty of the island from the top of its mountain although some people were a bit scared of the height of the carriage. Over the course of the next couple of days, we saw the traditional side of Japan, spending the days temple hopping in Nara and Kyoto. We had seen some spectacular sights like Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), a beautiful and peaceful oasis. The days went too fast and we all wish we could do it again. The highlights of the trip: there were none it was all amazing and an all-round incredible trip. It was the birthplace of a sport, great one-liners and lasting friendships that we will have for years to come. If you were to ask any of the boys how their trip was they would say, “It is an experience I will never forget. “ Matthew Nettlefold, Year 11 GRAMMARIAN 2014 89


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Junior School

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Middle School

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Senior School

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Chapel

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House Competitions ARMSTRONG CROWTHER DIXON HANCOCK ROFE SCHOOL

Pemberton Shield Junior School House Competition Place

Points

3

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6

10.5

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28

2

26

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19

4

21

Tabloid Sports

Swimming

Cross Country

Athletics

Maths

Spelling

4th

1st

2nd

aeq 3rd

6th

4th

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6

5

3.5

1

3

6th

6th

5th

5th

5th

5th

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1

2

2

2.5

2

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

2nd

6th

6

5

6

5

5

1

5th

3rd

3rd

1st

3rd

1st

2

4

4

6

4

6

2nd

5th

6th

6th

1st

3rd

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4

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4th

4th

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5th

2nd

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Swimming and Diving

Athletics

Arts

Debating (Jnr)

Debating (Snr)

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15

25

7.5

15

67.5

CROWTHER

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5

15

2.5

2.5

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DIXON

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20

20

7.5

12.5

70

HANCOCK

22.5

25

30

15

7.5

100

ROFE

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30

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12.5

10

72.5

SCHOOL

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10

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10

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Junior School

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Junior School

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House Competition

Middle School House Competition 2014 The 2014 House competition was an excellent example of endurance and competition. Fiercely contested through the lens of Chapel, sporting prowess, academia and creativity the spirit of the House contest can never be underestimated. In a variety of sports and activity categories across many disciplines, all boys had the opportunity to represent their House and contribute to the glory of trying to attain (or in Crowtherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case go for the 3 peat) the coveted Cock House Cup. The traditional big ticket items where once again the staple of the program. Swimming, Athletics and Debating carry with them a lot of prestige and interest. Success in these events places you well onto the path of glory. As is the case in House competitions, only one can stand in triumph above all else and much to the delight of the inspiration teachers of Ms Mills and Ms Counihan it was ARMSTRONG who avenged their second place from 2013. Lead superbly all year by David Seager, Liam McInerney and Will Moffat they thoroughly deserved their victory. A big thankyou to all the boys for being so passionate and involved throughout the season and we are already looking forward to 2015!

Final results ARMSTRONG ROFE SCHOOL DIXON HANCOCK CROWTHER

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The 33rd Annual House Athletics The 33rd Annual Middle School House Athletics was once again held at Sandy Athletics track and was a magnificent day of running, jumping and throwing. Bathed in beautiful (pre) spring sunshine the festivities kicked off at 9.30am with the field events. Some excellent efforts in all the disciplines were recorded with Felix Flockart breaking a 17 year U/13 record jumping 1.55m in the high jump. On the track there were many impressive efforts too. Anthony Evans (Y8 Armstrong) lit up the 100m along with Lennox Amatruda (Y8 Crowther) battling out for the title of ‘fastest in Year 8’. At Year 7 there was once again great interest in the sprints with Aaron Leferink (Y7 Hancock) and Oscar Lewis (Y7 Rofe) having some great battles in the 100m and 200m A events. In the distance events Jack Saunders and Tom Banfield set the proceedings for the day in the 1500m with the both of them battling it out to finish like Gebrselassie versus Mo Farrah in an ultimate distance battle. A big thank you to all the boys, staff and parents who were involved on the day. A special thank you to Victoria Cowling and the parents who provided much needed sustenance to everyone on the morning. Mr Brendan Savage

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House Reports

ARMSTRONG 2014 was special for many reasons, many of them too extensive to describe in my report. For me, 2014 was special because I led an amazing group of people through the sweltering battlefield of Brighton Grammar’s House competitions. The effort displayed by my teammates in the course of the year was undeniably prominent, and their tenacity was unwavering. The academic year made a heated entrance - quite literally! At the beginning of the year, Armstrong house held a (very) tasty and successful BBQ breakfast. The event provided a fantastic opportunity to have an entertaining yarn over just about everything and anything, with the best house in BGS! Many thanks to Coles Brighton and Baker’s Delight for fulfilling our team’s insatiable desire for chocolate milk, snags, eggs and of course, pineapple. Our champion cooks - namely, School Captain Jack Wheeler, Armstrong Vice-Captain Alex Douglas, Matt Balmer, are to be commended for their expertise. Shortly after, Armstrong house hosted a very moving chapel service on the holistic theme of ‘The Journey’. Ashwin Agarwal, Eddie Tait, Matt Evans and myself delivered our account of our time at Brighton Grammar, in a spiritual context. Special thanks to Head Chapel Server, Prefect and general champion Matt Balmer for leading the service. The somewhat meteorologically-paradoxical Melbourne June hosted the inaugural Armstrong house soccer as the six tutor groups battled it out on the Mitchell Oval. It did not disappoint, with some seriously good soccer being witnessed, as well as some Thursday98 GRAMMARIAN 2014

morning-blunders! Well done to all those involved, particularly Greg Jones, who was uniquely determined to win - whilst wearing his blazer done up. Armstrong 1 were the champions at the end, I salute you! 2014 was also a special year for Armstrong’s co-curricular competition achievement. Overarching victory in the House Chess competition was ours! Special mention to the phenomenal performances of one of Armstrong’s many resident geniuses, Jeffrey Jiang, Sasha Parsons and David Lawlor. David Ni won an incredibly close game in the nick of time, among other wins. The unstoppable house also won Senior House debating - an astonishing eight point victory in the final round, for the topic “We are slaves to conformity” over runners up, Dixon. The team, made up of myself as first speaker, future QC barrister James Moffat and Prefect Ashwin Agarwal demolished our way through challenging topics. At present, the Intermediate division is also playing for the bronze title in their debating competition - David Lawlor, Ben Lawlor, Oliver Barden and Raymond Li are our representatives. Armstrong also produced some expressive, fluent and touching entries for House Music. I performed, as a solo, on the cello, ‘The Swan’ as part of the ‘Carnival of the Animals’ suite, composed by the French romantic composer, Camille Saint-Saens. Jerry Li, and George Billionis submitted a superb duo on the violin, playing ‘Stay with me’ composed by Sam Smith. Both are to be commended for their outstanding entry, which attracted copious amounts of applause. Year 11 student Lucas Cheesman also performed remarkably well in Armstrong’s

Armstrong 1 winners of the Armstrong House Soccer competition

co-curricular activities. Lucas drew an incredibly life-like picture in the House Portrait competition of Biology teacher Ms Kylie May. Watch out for him in the future, you might just be able to say “I knew that guy!” when his works become internationally-renowned. The Senior House film, ‘The Wolf of Church Street’ was yet another highlight! Directed and edited by myself, the superb list of cast members, Jack Burge, Greg Jones, Nick Collin and Ashwin Agarwal worked tirelessly to convey support for the theme of ‘Ute full of Food’ through an impersonation of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ movie advertisement, with many hilarious scenes included. Tom Wallace is also to be commended for his superb leadership in the Intermediate House Film, covering the theme of ‘Bottled water’, which contended that by drinking bottled water, (Tonner’s water in this case) one suddenly becomes a superior dancer. 2014 was special for many reasons but mainly for the incredible jaunt that is leading Armstrong House, with the superb accompaniment of Alex Douglas as ViceCaptain. I will never forget it. Farewell Brighton Grammar School and Armstrong House. Thomas Barnes, Armstrong House Captain.


CROWTHER 2014 was a much improved year for Crowther house, although it still came with its lowlights, although all in all Crowther took a great leap forward in comparison to previous years. As always the boys of Crowther stood united and numerous house colours were awarded at the start of the year to Year 12 boys for their dedication to the cause of the house system. House Swimming was the first event of the year and it proved to be our most successful. The event was won comfortably by the House for the first time since 1987. Usual suspect Joel Balleggi won in almost all four events he competed in, although it was through the younger year levels in which the battle was won with Kyle Parsons (Year 11) and Nick Knight (Year 10) dominating their age groups. As a result the longest drought in House Swimming (27 years) was finally over. It was a great team effort that set up the Crowther theme for the rest of 2014. My highlight for the year in relation to house activities was the House Chapel, an event were no points are awarded instead social matters and ideals are discussed and challenged. Crowther’s theme was ‘Identity and belonging’. Jaison Badger, Mr. Sainsbury and I gave speeches exploring the ideas of what it meant to belong and how we construct our own identity whilst

being molded through the perspectives and ideals of external factors. Personally I believe Crowther was the most successful in delivering House Chapel, yet for some reason people may argue that I have a slight form of bias. However throughout 2014 there was a clear failure in the area of athletics. Perhaps a little arrogant from our previous domination in the pool, the effort on the track was off par by Crowther standards. The House had dropped from first to last in a devastating turn of events that was made up greatly by Kevin Wang’s Da Vinci like portrait of Mr. Wardell……and his cat. Through this resilience the house moved back up the Cock House table. The year was deeply enjoyed by the Crowther boys as we made our ascension up the ladder. I know all the Year 12s greatly appreciate the work provided from younger year levels in which I hope carries on in the years to come. I wish all houses the best for the future and GO THE MIGHTY HAMMERS! Thomas Currie, Crowther House Captain

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House Reports

DIXON It was with both honor and pleasure to lead Dixon House in 2014. It was a great year with many achievements from individuals and the House as a whole. The main focus for Dixon in this year’s competition was to promote participation and it is a credit to all boys, Years 9-12, that we achieved this goal, through submitting an entry in every single event at House Athletics and House Swimming as well as having a large participation in both the Intermediate and Senior House Film competitions. The year began with an exciting House Swimming carnival where the House placed fourth, with an outstanding performance on the day from to Adam Sharman (Year 9), who placed second in three out of five events.

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Next was the House Portrait Competition, with Cadeyrn Allford (Year 9) and Daniel Parker producing the goods and combining for a third place finish. The House Film Competition was a success with the Dynamic Tongs Duo leading the charge in the Intermediate competition, producing a fantastic advertisement for bottled water, winning first place. The Senior Film was an advertisement for Ute Full of Food, with Vice-Captain Daniel Parker playing a key role in acting. A big thanks to Jake Parker (Year 10) for producing both the Senior and Intermediate Films. The next activity, House Music, saw a fantastic level of competition with Adam Sharman in the intermediate competition playing ‘Slow Cheatah’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, placing third, and Brandon Xue and Tom Garner (Year

12) being robbed for first place in an amazing acoustic version of ‘Daughters’ by John Mayer. House Athletics was an exciting day, with Dixon placing a close third. Special mention goes to Ben Tegoni (Year 9) for some stellar performances on the track, coming first in three out of four races. Tom Laumets, Vice-Captain, also produced a great effort, bringing home the gold in the shot put by over a metre. All in all it was a great year for Dixon House in 2014. A big thank you to every single one of the Dixon boys for their commendable efforts throughout this year’s competition. It was a great honor leading you all and I am thankful for every opportunity that you have given me. Cheers Boys. Tyba Murphy, Captain of Dixon House


HANCOCK 2014 was always going to be a big year for Hancock. Having to defend the Athletics, Swimming and Film trophies and coming off a two year Cock House winning streak, everyone was keen to make it a three-peat. The year saw many outstanding performances across the board from Years 9 to 12. The Year 12s of 2013 were always the dominant force for Hancock and with them leaving, each other year got a chance to prove that Hancock will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. The year kicked off with a Hancock BBQ to remember, and with Mr Glasgow-Palmer in charge of the sausages, nothing could go wrong. The afternoon, won by the ‘The Alpha Males’, Bert Bender, Zach Donald, Luke Chapman and James Kay, consisted of a 3-on-3 basketball, won by a powerful Joe Qin, Will Feng and Nathan Sun combination, then followed by the annual ‘Amazing Race’. Soon after came our first major inter-House event, House Swimming. Brilliant efforts from Year 9’s Nobu Miura, who unfortunately left for Japan before he could compete again, a consistent Ari Sakeson of Year 10, Year 11’s Mitch Foss and Year 12’s Alex Walton helped Hancock to place second and reinforce us as a powerhouse.

Athletics, the next major event, saw a shortage in numbers due to the ‘Year 12 Flu’. This meant that many people had to participate in more events than they originally thought. Long distance champion, Jack Bullock, competed and won in the 3000m, 1500m and 800m, comfortably winning all three races. Other standouts were Jack Mason, Alex Heath and Josh Rutherford, to just name a few. Moving away from sport, the House Arts competition comprised of chess, music, portrait and film gave an opportunity for those less athletic (like myself) and more creative (not like myself) to shine. The Year 9 and 10 House Music entrants, Phil Guo, Julian Ou and Ned Wright-Smith, came in first in their competition and a result of fourth for the Year 11 and 12 competition, featuring Anthony Capp and myself, saw Hancock high in the placings. Jeff Huang and Marco Boshoff’s house portraits were a hit and the house films lead by Alex Adams and myself were a success. A strong debating team from all years with stars such as Nick Gillies, Robbie Capp and Matt Freeman with major successes from the

Year 9 and 10 team, coming first. In the Chess, the Freeman brothers led the way to a second place finish, with contributions from a range of talent. I’d just like to take the time to thank all the Hancock leaders from each year who always volunteer wherever they can help out, but especially my Vice-Captains, Hamish Hill and Jack Bullock as well as everyone who put in there time who were always reliably there for a hand when needed. A huge thanks must be given to Mr Alex Sylvan, whose effort towards perfection really motivated and inspired the boys, providing a foundation to build the year off. It was great to see so many Year 9s to get their Hancock wristbands for competing for the first time in the Senior School. To finish, I have no doubt that the Hancockians coming through up the ranks will be in good hands of those who lead it with lots of potential for the boys in years  to come. Timothy Howe, Captain of Hancock House

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House Reports

ROFE The commencement of 2014 saw Rofe House comraderie continue to grow. With the new inclusion of Year 9 boys in weekly Tutor groups, the Rofe community was set to flourish. Backed by an ever hopeful and hard-working Mr. Harris we lacked only one thing, a Cock House cup. The House Swimming carnival sparked hope in the Rofe House faithful as participation across all year levels saw every race filled. Consistent efforts throughout the individual races saw us leading the way through the half way stage before struggling in the relays and finishing a respectable third place. This honest improvement from last year’s sixth place finish set a solid foundation for the remainder of the year. Whilst we struggled with the various arts activities throughout the year, some highlights included the spirited rendition of Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles’ spearheaded by Logan Welsh and Oscar Armstrong in House Music.

Debating was a strong aspect as the Senior debating team comprised of Ed Jin, Greg Feng and Campbell Clapp placed third and the Intermediate team debating reached the final. The last major house activity of the year, House Athletics was a true reflection of how far participation and effort can take you as Rofe House broke its drought to clench the highly sought after ‘Mrs Crowther’s Cup’. Athletics proved to be a historical and memorable event for all involved as dominating performances from all year levels saw us lead the overall points tally throughout the entirety of the day. A fun filled year packed with more highs than lows saw the Rofe boys and staff finish well into the top half of the Cock House standings. Certainly the most successful year I have been involved in Rofe House in my time in the Senior School with the boys showing improvement in spirit and participation on previous years. A strong sense of leadership in the younger year levels will see Rofe House have continued success in the coming years.

Mr Harris and Rofe House Captain, Alex Ferrier, with Mrs Cowther’s Cup

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SCHOOL School House was formed in 1929 by the boarders of this great school. Its boys lead for 25 years with diligence and passion until the boarding house was closed in 1954. However this was not to be the end, as the boys persisted and ensured that their loyalty and dedication enabled School House to remain active to this very day. Every boy that has ever been a part of the House embodies this legacy of unflinching faith; as Nick Dawes (Year 12) once remarked, “We bleed the red of School House”. The cohort of 2014 has had an eclectic year of highs and lows but the one constant has always been the commitment each boy has had to his House, his mates and himself. The year began with a promising start as School came second at the House swimming sports with the team of Tom Walsh, Nick Dawes, Alex Clarke and Conar Macleod breaking a long standing school record for the 4 x 50m freestyle relay. There were outstanding performances from all boys from every year group with James Boal leading the way with the chantology. The House Athletics did not yield the same results as we finished fifth overall, but the boys remained organised and steadfast, competing in every event. Apart from the sport itself, at the end of the day the boys were rewarded with Mr Featherston’s live ALS ice bucket challenge which was a spectacle to behold.

The best aspect of School House is its depth and diversity of talent. In House Debating there were some stellar performances from Year 11 boys Timothy Semmens and Jessie Shen whose contributions ensured victories over rival Houses Crowther and Hancock. Also James Boal taking his pet position of third speaker made sure that the opposition’s argument was made null and void. Year 9 & 10 Debaters Paris Sitzoukis, Sanjeev Haikerwal and Bobby Zhou continued our good run. Furthermore, our contribution to the House Portrait competition held its own against a highly talented field of young artists who exhibited their skill on the canvas with grace and finesse. Thanks to Sanjeev Haikerwal and Nick Dee for their efforts in producing portraits for the House. The efforts of James Boal and Harry Nickou (School House co-Vice Captains) produced a truly entertaining House Film which was a day brightener for all who viewed it. As the year drew to a close and with the House Music being the only activity left, there was a renewal of the flaming red drive amongst the boys who took it upon themselves to accomplish this feat of sound and stage working harmoniously together. Nick Semmens (Year 10) lead the Year 9s & 10s in their musical endeavour, and brother Timothy Semmens took the helm of the Year 11 and 12 groups along with Nick Dawes,

Alex Clarke, Warren Zhang and Jesse Shen. The performances of these boys and all who were involved in this truly herculean task inspired entertained and amazed the audience. This sent a strong message to the rest of the houses that School was in it to win it. In summation, the pride that the School House cohort of 2014 should feel for their efforts is well deserved. A big thank you to Mr Liddle and the House tutors; Ms Atchison, Ms Duckham, Mr Vernon, Mr Miles, Mr White and Mr Shaw, for all of their support throughout the year. To those leaving at the end of this year I hope you find happiness and success in whatever you decide to pursue. To the boys who will carry on the great Red Legacy know that it is the nature of a School House boy to be successful and persistent, so have courage with your studies and in all your other ventures. I wish you all the best. GO SCHOOL!!!!! Alex Clarke School House Captain

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Chapel Senior Chapel For me one of the amazing things about Brighton Grammar, and there are many amazing things, is that on the first day of Term, students and staff meet in Chapel as one of the first thing we do together. In fact we gather in Chapel on many occasions that are both routine or of singular significance. Many may ask why we do so. At the same time it may or may not be a meaningful question for some.

and events which animate our lives. The good order illustrates the understanding that there are better ways to act in life, and that there are conversely ways of acting that while interesting and maybe even exciting, are nonetheless counterproductive and even destructive in themselves or their consequences. Order and discipline become the way we discern and decide which actions to follow.

A simple answer could be that it is tradition; it’s what we do at this School. I am told that in past iterations of the life of the school, Chapel was a daily occurrence and even an expectation. The very idea of such a practice could well produce a collective sigh of relief that it is no longer the case. Traditions do change and there can be much joy that is does. Tradition is not just the purview of the School: our society maintains and promotes many traditions as a way to preserve and celebrate the values that undergird our social discourse and harmony.

Tradition – an interesting idea, packed full of meaning and diverse valuation. Tradition is not a way of saying that the old way is best. Rather it is the recognition that what people and society have done in the past can actually help us to understand and work through the challenges of today. That there is depth, meaning and resources to be found in time honoured actions and habits, which help to transform and respond to the present, without being a slave to those same habits. Being aware and critical of the traditions requires a determination to come to Chapel with intellect and informed engagement, with the demand that we place everything we do in the service of the formation which is taking place in our beings at this very moment.

Another answer to the question why we have Chapel would be to say that this is an Anglican School. Yes we are an Anglican school, but is this sufficient justification for our practice? Of itself this statement begs the question: what does it mean to say we are an Anglican School? To be an Anglican School is to affirm that the history of the School is firmly grounded in the life of the Anglican Church, and that we take seriously some if not all of the aspects of the Anglican way. Such things as scripture (the Bible), order or discipline (that there is a good and proper way to do things), tradition (again – learning from the past), and reason (God gave us a brain so we should use it). Within the practice and challenge of Chapel all of these aspects of the Anglican way are to be found, and respected. We read in each service from the Bible as the written account of the human journey to discover and respond to the idea of God. As we read and listen we enter into the quest to understand God and who we are in this unfolding reality that is the world and life. The service, most of the time is conducted with order and discipline. There is a structure that helps us to pay attention to the things of God, the everyday stuff of relationships, and the meaning we attach to people, places, institutions, ideas 104 GRAMMARIAN 2014

MS Confirmation ceremony with Bishop Paul White

To participate in Chapel therefore is to affirm that each and every one of us is learning, just as we engage in the action of breathing – breathe in, breathe out. Reason can also lead many to the contemporary mantra: we do not need God as an explanation for anything. In itself that is a reasonable statement, it does not however reasonably discount the reality of God. So I come to the simple question: does any of this help you frame an answer to the question: why are we here in Chapel now, at this moment in an evidence based age? If nothing else we come to Chapel to pause, to take time and space, to consciously and deliberately move from one way of being into another. You do it all the time, but this is a chance to be aware of it and to take note of what is changing around and in you. We are invited to be mindful that with the beginning of term we leave behind something in order to take up something else. I believe that God is a real part of the process of the discovery who we are – who we are meant to be and what it means to be successful.

Further I believe that God wants us to realise that best in ourselves. This is an affirmation of life, love, joy, hope and trust. The amazing thing is that in every situation we and God are at work to build each other up into positive people. This is Chapel. The God of grace is with you. Fr Tony Poole, Senior and Middle School Chaplain


Middle School In 1978 the music group Boney M brought out an album that included the single ‘Rivers of  Babylon.’ “By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down yeeah we wept, when we remembered Zion. When the wicked carried us away in captivity requiring of us a song, now how shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” This is in fact a verse from the Psalms of David, 139:1-4, and it illustrates the way in which words from the Bible have permeated our culture and history. It is intriguing further to realise that this African-American group was German based. The music is also a rendition of a Rastafari song coined in 1970. Music and words, culture and creeds, together with experience are filled to overflowing with spiritual or religious imagery and meaning that reach across to embrace an infuse generations and nations. This psalm and this song are about the lament or cry of a people whose hopes and dreams have been apparently dashed by an oppressor. Yet the sense of hopelessness does not in the end have the final word: justice and good do eventually triumph again and again. So throughout the year Chapel provides an opportunity to measure the triumphs we experience through the grace of God, the ways in which humanity has overcome human made barriers and trauma to rise to new heights of excellence and fulfilment to flourish. There is a danger in overzealous celebration however. It needs to be recognised that our achievements do not come without cost: cost to ourselves and to the people and nations around us. We live in a very lucky country, and there are nations around us who have not shared in that luck and are clamouring to do so. There are also people in this land who do have a fair share of the pie. So in Chapel we celebrate, but we also take stock of the realities of the world in which we live, and we practice our belief that God is a positive and real agent for the progress of all to a safer and healthier existence. The Chapel year begins with the observance of the penitential season of Lent and the unfolding of the great Christ Passion narrative: culminating in the proclamation of Easter. It is significant that in our so-called post Christian society many do not have the simplest understanding of the significance or meaning of Easter. Throughout the remainder of the year we have kept Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an observance of the commencement of WW1

a century ago, ANZAC Day, Founders Day, and reflected on the call to reconciliation with the indigenous peoples of this land. Many of our liturgies have begun with a formal “welcome to country”. This is done not as a sop to political correctness but a deliberate act of generosity and respect to those who have cared for this land long before we knew of its existence. Chapel is neither a performance nor a spectator sport: students are asked to engage positively and consciously with ideas that challenge the comfortable existence which we can recline into. To facilitate meaningful engagement representative from each of the Houses were given the task to lead Chapel. Consequently the themes of Team Work, Freedom, Trust, Accountability and Encouragement were explored in a variety of unique and sometimes amusing ways. Respect gave the opportunity for alternative music to be used: Aretha Franklin’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T from 1967, amused some of the staff. In all these activities I believe God is present and inviting the students, staff members, the School, and, by reading this article, parents and friends to a profound understanding of ourselves and the life we lead in relationship to God, our neighbours, friends and family and the society in which we find ourselves. This understanding leads us to appreciate the privileges we enjoy and our responsibility to protect it and include others: and thereby to give honour and glory to God which is the ultimate expression of human love and experience. Returning to Boney M: the same song Rivers of Babylon concludes with these words: “May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight here tonight.” Psalm 19:14 To conclude: the work of Chapel would not be possible without the dedication and willing efforts of the Middle School Chapel Servers. I thanks all for their willingness to do everything that has been asked of them. Thanks in particular to Jack Peter and Adam Dendrinos who have provide capable and effective leadership. To all, may your year be blessed and I pray that you find peace. Fr Tony Poole, School Chaplain

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From the Archives

Every year the boys and staff of BGS give hundreds of hours supporting and raising money for the community.

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Community Service

Supporting others

Bayley House

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Tablets to PNG

Relay for Life

iPads for Seniors

Motor Neuron Feeding the homeless

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Community News

St John Ambulance Cadet Activity Program St John Ambulance Cadet Activities commenced the year with approximately 15 interested students in Years 9 – 11 who wanted to take part in this activity. We met on a Monday night after school for 1½ hours and the boys covered many aspects of first aid which included the D R S A B C D Action Plan; the Unconscious Casualty; C P R; Choking; Stroke; Soft Tissue Injures; Sports Injuries; Fractures; Burns, Medical Emergencies and many more first aid subjects. This year the focus was more on scenario first aid training which the students seemed to enjoy a lot more and the students grew more confident and competent with their application of first aid. The boys’ attendance with St John dropped at the commencement of winter sport as a majority of the boys had sports training on Monday nights but managed to gain a few back at the conclusion of the winter sport. Their interest did not wane and were kept busy with more of an emphasis on the first aid scenarios. A number of boys attended football at Etihad Stadium this year representing St John and wanting to attend more as the year progresses. Excellent feedback was received from other St John Members attending Etihad stating our boys had presented themselves well which also was a good reflection on the school. Prior to the end of the year, three boys will gain their Provide First Aid Certificate and all are eager to attempt this course and if still interested in 2015 will move on with further advanced first aid training and hopefully attend St John First Aid Community events. Mr Tony Smith, St John Ambulance Co-ordinator

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Making our mark on the new Monash childrens’ hospital Because BGS has been a generous supporter of Monash Health (through the Blue and Pink Dinners) we were invited to paint a mural on the hoarding surrounding the building site for the new kids hospital. Drawing our inspiration from the oeuvre of artist Keith Haring, the boys collaborated on the design and executed it with aplomb on the hoarding surrounding the new construction site. Well done Lucas Cheesman, Erik Purcell, Christian Carnovale, Jack Summers, Lachie Collie, Sam Murray, Ash Hoar, Oli Platt and William Feng and their teachers Steve Emmett and Simone Mills who worked non-stop from 9:30am until 2:30pm to create this masterpiece! The mural will be on display on the hoarding for the next three years whilst the hospital is being built.

$1.5m to Brighton Grammar The generous donations gifted to the School each year enables the school to bring forward its plans for the future. In 2014 significant donations were made to the Middle School and the JS Science and Technology space (project to be completed in 2015). In addition the Urwin Asian Studies Endowment was established enabling the School to increase the understanding of Asian history, culture, politics and language in the 21st century. The BGS Library Fund, a tax deductible fund was also established providing another opportunity for the BGS community to support learning.

The Blue Dinner The 2014 Blue Dinner, a dinner for the men of BGS (fathers, Old Boys, staff and friends) was held in September at Red Scooter, Balaclava and featured Old Boy Assoc. Professor Paul McMurrick. Paul is a Colorectal Surgeon and a driving force behind Cabrini’s Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer initiative. Guests were also entertained by satirist songwriter and performer Greg Champion. The event raised about $8,000 for Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer.

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Ute full of Food Brighton Grammar School’s Ute Full of Food fundraiser provides tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of food each year to the homeless individuals and in and around Fitzroy, and for over twenty years has continued to provide the much needed support to those less fortunate than ourselves. The Ute Full of Food is a special event in the way it unites and involves the entire school. On one Friday of each term, all students from ELC to Year 12 are requested to bring at least two non-perishable food items to school as donations.

“EACH YEAR BGS DONATES ENOUGH FOOD FOR OVER 10,000 MEALS” This December, Brighton Grammar School came together in what would have to be one of our best whole-school achievements all year. On a cloudy, humid Friday morning, the volunteer staff and students were greeted with tremendous collection of food from each of the three campuses. In fact, the BGS community was so generous, all of the donations were unable to fit in one cargo van, so a few extra bags had to be squeezed into the minibus. With the van stacked to the roof, and the minibus full of eager volunteers, the BGS team made their way to St Mark’s Community Centre which is adjacent to St Mark’s Anglican Church in George Street, Fitzroy. On arrival, the boys and staff had a substantial task of unpacking, sorting and stacking the food into various different groups (for example biscuits, pasta, rice, soup, etc.). Everyone was joyously overwhelmed by the quantity of generous donations, particularly the Christmassy items. Of course, with that much food, there wasn’t a chance of fitting it all on their shelves, an outstanding result given that that food has to last until March this year. Between Ute Full of Food fundraisers our donations are distributed as food packages

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Top: An exhausted but proud Ute Full of Food team AboveL The Ute Full of Food team at work sorting the food

“WITHOUT BGS, ST MARK’S WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HELP SO MANY PEOPLE” (and during Christmas time, special Christmas hampers) which are offered accordingly to people in need. Much to the delight of the St Mark’s staff, the BGS crew transforms their shelves from empty when we arrive to full when we leave. It is estimated that last year’s Christmas donations raised in excess of $9,000 worth of food which is an amazing effort.

The Ute Full of Food, being an independent, BGS-only event is proudly run by a committee of dedicated students and staff who take care of planning and logistics, as well as promotion. Brighton Grammar School is the largest benefactor of St Mark’s Community Centre. The School encourages all families to continue their generous support to this worthwhile cause. To learn more about St Mark’s Community Centre and their support programs, go to: http://www.stmarksfitzroy.com/ community-center Tim Semmens, Ute Full of Food Committee


Student Council The Student Council aims to provide a forum whereby students of the school can express their opinion and offer ways to better the Brighton Grammar schooling experience along with being the schools main source for fundraising. The council contains four boys from Years 9-11 and six boys from Year 12 all of whom are voted in by their peers. In 2014 the council was dealt a challenging hand with many issues at the forefront early including: numerous fundraisers; faulty drinking fountains; the absence of a microwave for students, and the inevitable loss of the beloved common room for the Year 12s as a result of the school undergoing construction in the Hancock wing. However the council met these challenges with great poise during their weekly Monday meetings and whilst the microwave was denied by the higher powers of the school, a sandwich press took its place with great success. After dealing with these few minor issues the representatives of the council turned their attention to the allocation of fundraisers which included how it was going to be run, how the money would be raised and where the money would go. We started with our three annual fundraisers which occurred once every term and included casual clothes, along with the phenomenon that is pizza lunch. This was all business as usual for the council as it is has been the way to raise money for the last four or five years based on its efficiency and  success. Although for the first time ever Brighton Grammar School was to support the ‘Brain Week’ movement in an attempt to make brains matter, this was an entirely new concept for the boys and a much welcomed challenge to conquer. It involved a roster in which boys were to give up their before school, recess, lunch and after school free time for an entire week in order to sell RCD merchandise. The council also had the task of marketing or promoting the week in order to return the highest financial gain possible. The final result ended up being an incredible success thanks to all representatives committing to the cause, who also involved themselves in a ‘Wear Grey Day’ on the Thursday of the week. Along with Brainweek the council’s proudest day this year was the Nick James fundraiser where the council raised an amount of money to the tenfold of its previous fundraiser. I am extremely proud of the Student Council and student body for rallying behind Nick in such tough times. I would like to thank Mr. David Nixon, the teacher in charge, for continually contributing to the bulk of the groundwork laid out for the council. Again I would like to thank my Deputy Chairman Greg Jones for continually pushing me and offering an alternative view. When I look back on my schooling without a shadow of a doubt the Student Council is my proudest achievement, throughout the four years I spent on the council I have been blown away by what the Brighton community can achieve when a challenge presents itself. I encourage all boys to nominate themselves for a council position as it’s a rewarding experience that can’t be found in any other branch of the school. To see the impact we make is unforgettable and something I’ll always cherish. Tom Currie, Chairman, Student Council

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Parent Forums In 2014 we established the BGS Crowther Lecture Series, free parent education forums specially designed to inform parents of boys what they need to do to help their son thrive in the 21st century. The forums are aligned to the Wellbeing and 3 Corner Partnership pillars of the School strategy. The first forum held in June was titled ‘The 5 most important conversations you need to have with your son’ and comprised a panel of experts facilitated by renowned psychologist, author and parent educator Andrew Fuller. More than 450 parents registered for the event. The second forum held in November was titled ‘It’s time to talk about his time online – Gaming, Gambling, Porn. This forum had three 30 minute presentations delivered by experts in the field followed by a lively half hour of parent questions facilitated by the Headmaster. Again, attendance was great with 300 people attending.

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BREAKFAST

BIOs

INSPIRING STORIES. INSPIRING PEOPLE.

Brighton Grammar School Crowther Lecture Series

FREE PARENT FORUM

Parent; past parents, sponsors, Old Boys and staff have gathered together four times a year to be inspired over breakfast for the last decade at BGS Corporate Connections. The breakfasts have been our way of getting like-minded people from our community together celebrating how they have made their mark in business, the arts, politics, innovation, sport and the media. This year we refreshed the program to rebadge it BGS Breakfast BIOs. The featured speakers in 2014 were Patricia Ilhan, (BGS Parent), Businesswoman and philanthropist Corbett Lyon (OB 73), Renowned architect, Patron of Australian art and owner of the Lyon House Museum Jacqueline Hey (BGS Parent), non executive Director of many Boards including Qantas & Cricket Australia Peter Maddison, (Past BGS Parent), Host of Grand Designs Australia, author and practicing architect

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Sh@re Community Campus What is it? Share Community Campus is an initiative of Firbank and Brighton Grammar Schools where the schools’ facilities are shared with external users, primarily children’s program providers, after school hours, on weekends or during school holidays. Sh@re Community Campus was established because research identified that the local community considered the schools to be elitist and in essence “gated” communities that were shut off and removed from “normality”. By opening up the doors it was hoped that the broader community would see the true nature and essence of the schools, staff and families. Was it a success? With almost 10,000 people coming through the schools’ doors to attend programs each year, and 90% of those from “outside” the schools, we think so!

What activities are offered? Sh@re opened its doors to almost 60 different providers of programs during 2014. Those programs attracted communities from as far as the Gold Coast in Queensland: children from over 150 schools participated in Sh@re programs and while most children were from the local community, the general catchment area for children extended 150km from Brighton. Sonia Wagner, Sh@re Community Campus Education Manager, wrote over 100 contracts for shared use of the schools’ facilities in 2014. Some contracts were for parents simply looking to use the school gym, while others were for professional organisations like Kumon or Stage School to offer commercial coaching and learning. The range of programs offered by Sh@re are broad, varied and forever changing. Art, Computing, Education, Personal Development, Sporting and General or Specialised programs are available for children or adults. No idea is too small or too large to consider. Flexibility and adaptability are the key ingredients!

What were the highlights for 2014? Establishing new programs including

golf (golf star academy), singing ( Sing Australia) and homework/ learning clubs (Active Learning)

Offering seminars for parents on

resilience and bullying with gold coin donations raising $500 for The Smith Family Winter Appeal and the Fred Hollows Foundation

Gaining synergies between Sh@re and the Schools by

working collectively eg Men’s Shed members becoming teachers of students within classrooms, contributing to their own wellbeing Contributions made by Sh@re providers to individuals and

groups in need eg scholarships to attend programs, sponsorship or fundraising for families with health or financial difficulties (over $5,000 contributed directly to families) Sonia Wagner, Community Education Manager

Watching programs grow, for

example, Salspell, which focuses on reading and spelling has grown significantly from a very small class of one hour a week two years ago, to now operating 4 days a week, including all day Saturday and Sunday

Introducing new initiatives for children beyond the classroom, for

example, a Minecraft Server was established to give children access to Minecraft worlds in which only children are allowed (a safer and more regulated environment for children)

Amelia celebrates win with her staff

Amelia wins National Teaching Award Amelia Barrow, our talented and caring Director of the ELC is one of 60 inspirational teachers from around Australia to win a 2014 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. The winners were selected from 120 finalists and 1,000 submissions. The award was announced at the end of October leading up to ‘World Teachers’ Day this Friday. The 60 finalists are all in the running to win the State and National award to be announced early in 2015. Read Amelia’s inspiring profile as published on the NEiTA website. Amelia Barrow Master of Education, Postgraduate Diploma Learning Difficulties, B.E.C.S.

Amelia is a trailblazer who is leading a boys-only ELC in the female dominated industry of early childhood. Recognising that boys learn differently to girls, Amelia worked closely with architects to create a centre that specifically served boys’ needs and enhanced their development. The result is a building recognised as a flagship ELC by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Over her 15-year career at Brighton Grammar School Amelia has explored pedagogy relating to the learning styles and needs of boys. She has implemented programs such as Behaviour Management; Positive Male Role Modelling (which includes a weekly Buddy program that provides opportunities for boys to learn from males other than their caregivers), and Community Connections and Inclusion (where the ELC hosts clients from a day centre for handicapped adults who work alongside the boys).

Finalising the look and feel

Amelia has also led a team to implement action research on language delays in boys, and, as a trained teacher in impairments and disabilities, she has implemented individualised programs that support the boys and educate staff on current strategies and practice.

Joining a panel on Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour (ABC radio)

Praised by parents for her passion, professionalism, vibrant manner and her “sheer hard work”, Amelia is also admired by her colleagues. In 2012 she was selected from a field of 200 staff to win the BGS Teacher of the Year Award.

of the new website www.share.vic.edu.au

to discuss holidays and the benefits of attending programs (and being fortunate to meet William McInnes)

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Archives It’s amazing what you find when you tidy up. Mr Simon Kessler discovered a box of slides that turned out to be of an early trip to PNG, so he had them digitized and here they are. They certainly don’t wear school uniform on those trips these days. Many thanks to Mr Andrew Biggin for his help identifying the subjects and for his contribution of the beautiful cricket tour shots, from the days when air travel was glamorous.

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Above L-R Mike Renouf, Stephen Jones, Andrew Foster, Ken Collis, Ken Robertson, Mr Harry Zachariah (at Rear) & David Garland (in front), Justin Judd (rear), David Biek (centre), John Trotter (front), Rick Lawrence, Peter Cain, David Malouf


Image Top Right: Michael Rossiter, Lynden Adamson, Peter Walsh, David Wilson, Brian Templeton, Chris Bennett and Gavin Richardson. Standing on the tarmac L to R Simon Young, Keith and Mrs McKenzie, Geoff Finkemeyer, Tony Balfe, Andrew Mullett, Ian Paroissien and Barry Hamilton. The photo is taken before boarding the TAA (Trans Australia Airlines – later taken over by Qantas) “Super Viscount” aircraft for cricket trip to Tasmania.

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Introduction

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Cross Country

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Badminton

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Hockey

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Cricket

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Football

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Lawn Bowls

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Rugby

131

Rowing

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Soccer

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Sailing

164

Snow Sports

134

Swimming

166

Volleyball

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Tennis

168

Athletics

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Table Tennis

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Basketball

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Touch Football

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Handball

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Water Polo

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Introduction

Sport

2014 bought with it more success for our boys in the APS sporting competition and further afield.

SPORT DEVELOPMENT

ACHEIVEMENT AND RECOGNITION

Since the inception of the Pathways Program three years ago, the number of boys who are gaining access to quality coaching has improved markedly. We want our boys to experience improvement so whether they are a 10C tennis player or a National Level swimmer.

BGS boys play team sports because of the values that underpin being part of a group; sharing success as well as failure is a great part of belonging to our teams. While there is tangible success in winning, or “personal best”, such as Lachie Lampard improving his results at the Interschools Snowsports by 60 places, there is also great success enjoying sport and receiving the physical, social and emotional benefits of being active and connecting with school.

We performed strongly across carnivals, regattas and weekly sports competitions and maintained our presence as an elite sporting school thanks to the efforts of the boys, coaches and the monumental parent support every week.

With this in mind, Teachers in Charge of Sports continue to provide support for coaches to ensure best practice for each level of ability is achieved. Our peer coaching model is hugely beneficial to the Middle and Junior School boys providing quality coaching, and ensuring senior boys gain valuable developmental skills.

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For boys at the highest level of competition, we continue to lead the way with development coaches, coaching support and physical development through evolving conditioning enter programs. So consequently, BGS continues to be at the forefront of the APS competitively, in the way we offer boys an opportunity to be involved and get the best out of themselves.

Ensuring our boys live the the school values of passion, integrity, respect and accountability is something we do not take lightly. Each week we urge the boys to strive for victory, but never lose sight of the values we want them to display.

PREMIERSHIP WIN 1st XVIII tasted the ultimate success in winning the premiership for the first time in over twenty years. Celebrations continued for months as both boys and the BGS community revelled in the victory. This win was testament to the strong culture set up by Head coach, Rob Shaw and his team, Ben White and Tim Marshall, however, equally important the way in which the boys prepared, played and recovered.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Third place at the Head of the River was a magnificent effort for our 1st VIII rowers. Ed Tait, Jack Wheeler, Alex Douglas, Will Simon and Hayden Edan winning gold and silver medals at the National Rowing Championships in Sydney meant that the Boat Club had an excellent year. The Open Touch Rugby team won the Division 1 State Championships, the 1st XI soccer finished second, missing back-to-back premiership by a point and the sailors again made the National Sailing Championships. At the Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championships, Will Middlemiss, won the Years 7 and 8 Cross Country event, while in the National Championships, Noah Jones, Martin Kulesza, Tom Bartels and Daniel Abbott came home with a Bronze Medal. In Athletics, we had many outstanding achievements, highlighted by Andy McGrath and Aaraon Leferink’s individual performances for both School and State, both boys winning numerous medals and breaking records at State level. Will Middlemiss ran a brilliant tactical race to win the U/15 1500m and our 4 x 100m team of Will Lam, Oscar Lewis, Aaron Leferink and Harry Catt won the relay on finals day in record time.


AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVES:

COMMUNITY LINKS

SPORTS COACHING

James Tickner – Cycling Will Paynter – Water polo

The BGS community was again outstanding in their support of Sport. We added BGS United (Friends of Soccer), The Wicks Club (Friends of Hockey) and The Thompson Club (Friends of Tennis) to our list of wonderful parent groups. What these groups achieve in terms of support, camaraderie and growth adds so much to our BGS community.

One of the key features of BGS is to ensure academic staff are involved in co-curricular programs, enhancing the relationships developed between staff and boys.

VICTORIAN REPRESENTATIVES: Josh Clayton and Andrew McGrath - AFL Andrew McGrath, Aaron Leferink, Tristan Scheirs - Athletics Will Pucovski and Mackenzie Harvey - Cricket James Moffat and James Tickner - Cycling Billy Gray and Olliver Barden - Rugby Union Lucas Derrick - Soccer Julian Wilson - Swimming Themi Sitzoukis - Tennis Henry Moir, Oscar Donald, Max Laumets, Billy Gray, - Touch Football Mitch Foss – Water Polo

They offer parents an opportunity to get to know other families and drive some support for our boys each weekend. While all parents contribute I would like to publicly acknowledge the work of each of the Presidents of the support groups. The work you do is very much appreciated by the boys and the school.

We acknowledge the efforts BGS staff go to in organising teams, coaching, providing support and interacting with parents each Saturday. Congratulations to all of our boys for being involved Sport in 2014; we hope that you enjoyed playing with your mates, rising to the challenge, singing the School song, or supporting at carnivals. Luke Stewart, Director of Sport

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SUMMER SPORT Badminton

Junior School

6 Blue Team

6 Red Team

Year 5

Each year when it comes time to write the report for Badminton, I reflect on the consistently high calibre of boys this sport attracts. This year the boys have again demonstrated superb sportsmanship, developed significantly in skill and teamwork and played competitively while having a lot of fun.

The Red Team had its fair share of beginners. It was wonderful to see the boys with more experience encouraging, assisting and even coaching the newer boys to the sport. The competition between the boys was healthy but always had the teams’ best interests in mind.

The 6 Blue team played the majority of their games at Sandringham Sports Centre in Thomas Street. This season, the 6 Blue team consisted of quite a few beginners. A positive aspect of Badminton is the speed in which players can improve. Many of our beginners quickly became some of our strongest players.

Practice sessions proved to be a valuable time in acquiring and honing skills necessary to enjoy the game and to give our opponents an opportunity to play good badminton. Fitness levels also rose by the end of the season.

Determination, team work and sportsmanship proved to be a winning combination for the Year 5 Badminton team in Term 4, 2014. At the beginning of the term, boys who had some tennis experience clearly led the way however, by the end of the term, all boys were delivering those shots hard and fast. The boys were clearly proud of their unbeaten status, but as their coach, I was even more proud of their thoughtfulness towards their teammates, the impeccable manners and behaviour they displayed when playing other schools and the responsibility they took with equipment. Sven Steward proved to be a great partner to Ryan Dang and Tony Li as these partnerships delivered some 11-0 and 11-1 crushing defeats to our opponents. Our best player overall this season was Ryan Dang and the best team player was Declan Hayes. Carole Webster, Coach

It certainly says something about the boys that the initial pairings remained our pairs for the season. Boys were happy to play with anyone, and saw the benefit in playing with a partner consistently through the season. I trust that new bonds were formed and all felt included and valued. I would encourage them all to continue to play Badminton in the future. Our Best Player this season was Ollie Cruse and our Best Team Player was awarded to Cameron Acheson.

Our matches yielded mixed results but it was obvious to all spectators our boys always gave their best and exuded sportsmanship whether they were ahead or behind on the scoreboard. Whoever the individual boys paired with on any given match day they played well together and were always supportive of each other. This is a result we are always proud of at school as genuine teamwork is something we constantly strive to achieve. I hope to see the boys pursuing and participating in badminton in the years to come. The Best Player for the season was Tommy Calaci and the Best Team Player was Eric Yu. Raelene Plozza and Chester Lord, Coaches

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Senior School 9/10A

in most of his games, and Khoi had some good results over the season.

The 9/10A team had an excellent season this year. We won 7 matches out of 8 - only losing to Scotch College in round 3. Although we lost the match, the majority of the games went to 3 sets. The first and second last matches were against Xavier. We defeated Xavier by a set in the first match but won 11 matches out of 12 in the latter match. The Year 9/10A team members improved throughout the season and the boys should be proud of their achievement.

I thank all the players in particular Toby-Lee Crabtree, Khoi Nguyen and Quincy Amatruda for writing the match reports for the weekly newsletters.

9/10 Red The 9/10 Red Badminton team had a successful 2014 summer season. They won five of the six matches and only lost to St Kevin’s College in the second round. The team had some strong competition when playing against Geelong Grammar and Wesley College in rounds one and four respectively; the scores were 6:6 for rubbers and BGS won as a result of winning more games. All team members developed their skills as the season progressed and played to the best of their ability during matches. Congratulations go to the award winners; William Wu for the Most Valuable Player Award and Daniel Raphael for the Coach’s Award.

9/10 Blue The Year 9/10 Blue Badminton team was a season for rebuilding and laying foundations for the future. The team consisted of students who were enthusiastic and competitive. They attended early morning training and after school sessions and worked closely with coaches to improve skills. Apart from two convincing wins over Xavier College, victory proved hard to find. Undaunted, the team persevered with determination, commitment and outstanding sportsmanship. Hiroko Hunt and Shintaro Nagayama

Open Fourth Blue Open Fourth Blue badminton team this year had very good results. We only lost one game to Caulfield (Wheeler’s Hill) for the season. We had some very enthusiastic and committed players who turned up for all trainings and matches. At all matches, the Open Blue team rose to the occasion; members of the team put on some great performances and achieved many decisive victories. Quincy and Lachlan played efficiently in their singles and doubles. Luke Lynch, who plays a brilliant singles game, showed great athleticism and technical ability to triumph over an extremely talented opponent. Curran played strongly on courts and Toby took no chances against his opponents in most of his challenges. Tom played well, defeating the opposition

Congratulations to Quincy Amatruda who won the Coach’s Award and Khoi Nguyen who won the Most Valuable Player Award. Nancy Ting

1st VIII The BGS First VIII Badminton team got off to a wonderful start with powerful victories over Xavier and Wesley Colleges, dropping only seven games and one rubber in those two contests. New boy, Chris Zeng, slotted seamlessly into the number one singles position and with Captain of Badminton, Greg Feng, Vice Captain Javin Sun and seasoned veteran Kevin Sun, the boys led the way and set fine examples for the newer team members to follow. A tough contest against St Kevin’s ensued and although we were well beaten, we did pick up one singles victory and scored a creditable 373 points. Going into the final match before the Christmas holidays against Scotch, the BGS side was proving to be most competitive and scored 399 points, proving that while we were outgunned, we never lost the appetite for a contest. Coming back after the break we defeated Melbourne in a thriller by one game. Another new boy, Jeremy Tian, joined the team for this match and settled in quickly. A loss to Haileybury was followed by a thumping 12-0 win against Geelong Grammar which put us in a healthy position, however the powerful Caulfield team gave us the reality check we needed. BGS bounced back to defeat a competitive Carey outfit to finish the season in 5th place with 5 wins and 4 losses. Congratulations to Captain, Greg Feng, and ViceCaptain, Javin Sun, for their enthusiastic leadership this season. Congratulations are also extended to Michael Zhang and Bob Hong for receiving the Most Valuable Player and Coach’s Award respectively. Finally, thanks to our coach, Nellie Stratton, ably assisted by former captains Martin Ho and Jason Tang. Simon Kessler, Teacher in Charge, Badminton

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Cricket

Junior School

Year 6A

Year 5A The 2014 Cricket season kicked off with 26 Year 5 boys trying out to secure a spot in the coveted Year 5A team. It was clear from the outset that both Mr Rahn and I would have a difficult time selecting only 13 boys as the talent pool was certainly deep. After a gruelling session this year’s 5A cricket team consisted of the following boys: Declan Hayes, Henry Munnings, Hamish Roberts, Lachlan Zissis, Brendan Reddell, Charlie Schwerdt, James Ianuali, Oliver Lally, Will Featherstone, Oliver Disney, Owen Tennant and Cameron Hathway. The season was a successful one with many highlights. Standouts included Owen Tennant’s two wickets (both bowled); a catch and a run out in the one game against Carey Grammar. Another was Declan Hayes’ 20 not out against Scotch College in a game that went down to wire and saw BGS losing by 1 run on the last ball. However, the greatest achievement of the season saw Lachlan score an unbeaten 42 runs, which was made even more outstanding by the fact it was in Year 6 game! My congratulations to James Ianuali for fantastic wicket keeping, Cameron Hathway for aggressive batting, Hamish Roberts for economical bowling and Lachlan Zissis and Declan Hayes Scott Davies, 5A Coach

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Year 5A The 5B Cricket team assembled with a combination of experienced cricketers and some ‘first timers.’ For the first match of the year, they travelled to Haileybury Berwick for consecutive weeks and showed plenty of promise for the season ahead. After two weeks of the long drive, playing St Kevin’s and then Melbourne Grammar on Wilson House Oval was a welcomed change. Strong batting and bowling from the leaders of the team meant the 5Bs were performing beautifully. Sam Funston, Charlie Catt, Christopher Field, Josh Sumner, Thomas Farrelley and Harry Harte were leading from the front. However, they were very well supported by the fast improving Jack Curtis, Vasilli Kyparisis, Alex Mantjaris, Andrew Stankovich, Edward Greenslade, Oscar Tyrrell and Owen Vulcan. After a week off due to camp, the boys returned to the Wilson House Oval for a one day match against St Kevin’s. Playing exceptionally well, the boys finished the season off on a high. Congratulations to Josh Sumner who won Most Outstanding Player, and Vasilli Kyparisis who won Best Team Player. Ben Ryan, Coach

The 6A team had a terrific season. The boys played in two day games, which all players enjoyed as it meant they were able to build an innings while batting and to extend themselves while bowling. The side played four matches and were successful against St Kevin’s and Xavier -Kostka Hall, while going down to Scotch and Caulfield Grammar in keenly fought contests. It was terrific to see such a high level of sportsmanship from the boys and although winning was important, playing the game in the right spirit was even more important. It was also pleasing to see the boys working hard to improve throughout the season. Every player contributed in some way. Spencer Wood received our Most Outstanding Player for his performances batting and bowling and, in one game, behind the stumps. Other boys to bat well included Tom Cantwell, Zac Murphy and Danny Smith. I was pleased to see our bowlers were always trying to attack the stumps and make the batsmen play. Outstanding bowlers included Spencer Wood, James Sherborne, Ben Morgan, Tom Barlabas and Danny Smith. Their fielding was generally very good. Among the highlights were the terrific catching by Joshua Tate, and in our last match there were three excellent catches taken by Spencer Wood, Tom Cantwell and Flynn Dickson. Leadership of the side was shared by a number of players and each week I was pleased with the effort & commitment these boys put into their responsibilities. Our best team player award was a very difficult decision as there were many high quality candidates, but James Sherborne who was always willing to work for the benefit of the team. Many thanks to Matthew and Kirsten Wood who came to all games and assisted with the scoring and encouragement of the boys. Congratulations to all members of the 6A squad who were fine ambassadors for the School and in particular Wilson House. David Turner, 6A Coach


The 6B cricket team this season played in the right spirit and achieved some pleasing results. The majority of the team had never played competitive cricket before, but were determined to learn the finer points of the game and improve their skills. Several captains were selected throughout the season. Our captains were well organised, they selected the batting and bowling orders and were vocal in their support and encouragement for all team mates. Our bowling improved over the course of the term. Seamers Max MitchellAdams, Jack Daymon and Jacob Sarris could all be relied upon to bowl wicket to wicket each week and test every batsmen. With the bat, Evan Best, Jack Daymon and Nate Hollis all made solid contributions. The boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fielding improved each week; catches were held and runs saved with dives and bodies put behind the ball. The boys were also aware of the need to back up their team mates when a ball was thrown at the stumps. The Most Outstanding Player award went to Max Mitchell-Adams. Each time he bowled, he produced a fine spell of pace bowling, constantly beating the bat and rattling the stumps on more than one occasion. The Best Team Player Award went to Luca Arcaro. Luca bowled well and was a supportive member of the team. He consistently organised the team kit bag without being prompted. Congratulations to all members of 6B on a fine season. It has been a pleasure to coach you.

Middle School

Year 6B

The Middle School cricket program was like a roller coaster in 2014 with highs and lows and everything else in between. Six teams and over 75 boys were involved in the program this year which makes enthusiasm and participation for the sport at an all-time high. (Perhaps the Ashes success had something to do with it?) The varying levels of experience and abilities makes for mixed bag of results throughout the season but in a game of sporting chances like Cricket we have come to expect this from year to year. All teams shared in some great successes both individual and team based. Some highlights included the Undefeated 7A cricket team who took on all comers and dominated the A competition. Sam Reid top scoring with 46* for the 7C Cricket team and the 8Cs only losing one game but having so many contributors throughout the season. A special thank you to all the boys for representing Brighton Grammar in the spirit of our School Values along with the parents and coaches including the staff who did such a brilliant job. Brendan Savage, Teacher in Charge, MS Cricket

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Year 7A The 7A’s enjoyed an undefeated season being the first group to do so in over 15 years. Scotch, Melbourne, Haileybury, St. Kevin’s, Caulfield and Xavier couldn’t match the team efforts of Brighton Grammar who gelled like a team who had been playing together for years. Max James was outstanding with the bat. Fergus Murray was the top wicket. It was the team bowling and team batting which the highlight was overall with everyone playing their role each week. Thank you to all the parents, Coach Marcus Lavender and the boys for a wonderful 2014 season.

Year 7B The 7B Cricket team had a season of mixed results, however the boys were always enthusiastic and improved their skills throughout the season. The highlight for the season was the game against Caulfield Grammar at home on the Mitchell Oval, where everyone contributed with the bat, ball and in the field to secure the win in the last over of the game. Edmund Burt took the Batting Award, David Parlane the Bowling Award and Will Hughes the Coaches Award.

Year 7C It was a very exciting season for the 7C cricket team in 2014. While not winning many matches, the boys played superbly at times, with every boy making some contribution to the team. It was particularly pleasing to see a core of players really try and improve their skills and results. Our award winners were Jamie Tzimas for batting, Sam Reid for bowling and Ethan Baines picked up the coaches award for his consistent efforts and improvement. All the boys who, at some point, played in the 7Cs over the course of the season are to be congratulated on their efforts and we look forward to next season with excitement.

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Senior School Year 8A

Year 9A

The 2014 8A Cricket season was overwhelmingly successful, losing just one game throughout. The team’s depth was quite remarkable, with the majority of the team more than capable with both bat and ball. This depth was amplified by four wicket keepers within the ranks. Captain Brad Marais took out the Batting Award and Pryor Honour Board recognition. The Bowling Award went to paceman Hamish Dick who carried the opening bowling duties for the duration of the season. Jonty Michael Fitzgerald was awarded the Coaches Award for his outstanding attitude and overall performances throughout. Old Boy Jack Rutter was a great addition to the Cricket program this year and can be proud of his efforts as Coach and he must be thanked.

The season unfortunately began with three of its first ten matches cancelled due to wet weather and the heat policy. Despite the weather, the boys still managed to win three games. Tom Yorgey (Batting Award) made a brilliant century against Carey and also bowled well with five wickets in the two games he played when not required to play in the First XI. Generally the bowling was quite strong with Declan Adams and Harry Osborne (Captain) taking seven wickets each. They were well supported by Patrick Inglis’ leg spinners and the medium pacers of Finn Campigli (Coaches’ Award) and Hugo Butler.

Year 8B The 8B team opened on a very positive note defeating Scotch. The rest of the season was mixed, but each week the boys led by their Captain Tom Bennett, and their two ViceCaptains Hudson Rowell and Cameron Berry conducted themselves with admirably. Many times opposing coaches told me that the boys were great sportsmen. The final match was the season highlight. Playing Xavier, the boys really pulled out all the stops with many season best performances from the likes of Toby Bendel, Ed Curwen and Cam Berry. The boys came out on top demonstrating top notch skill and determination especially since it came down to the last ball!

Year 8C 8C Cricket had a fantastic season with five wins and only one loss. The group worked really well as a team, playing with great sportsmanship and team spirit. Highlights of the season included two close games against the same team at Caulfield Grammar and our team’s celebrations after a big win at Geelong. Adam Lavenda-Freeman led our team consistently throughout the season and was part of our team’s success. A big ‘thank you’ to Lachlan McLennan who coached our side to many victories and worked hard with the boys during training to markedly improve their skills. Thank you also to the parents who were there to support the boys at every game, even out as far as Geelong.

Charles Fry, Nick Braddon, Joseph Micari and Tom Ashman played as all-rounders and often produced some form with bat and ball which augurs well for their future cricket at the school. Sam Larkworthy (top score of 50*), Anthony Zimmerman, Ben Durkin, who also performed well as a wicket-keeper, James Styling along with the other batsmen showed glimpses of form with the bat. With some boys playing on turf pitches for the first time, many had difficulty adjusting to the different bounce and pace. During the season the team were weakened a number of occasions by boys being unavailable, some suffered injuries and two boys who were selected in the First XI. This enabled a number of boys who had performed well in the 9Bs to gain promotion to the 9As. Peter Burke and Mr. Matt McLellan

Year 10A The 10A XI had a mixed year, with many fine individual performances and an excellent win against Haileybury but narrowly losing other games. Regular players included the captain Mat Freeman, and all-rounder Nick Knight (both of whom played in the First XI during the season), prolific scorer Nick Freeman, Tom Wallace, wicketkeeper Nick Murray, Quentin Montanaro, Max Lohan, Sam Ryan, Evan Evans, Jackson Noske, Sam Murray, Fraser Gregson and Ash Hoar. The highlights for the season were Nick Knight’s match winning half century against Haileybury when needing a runner, Nick Freeman’s consistent scores with the bat, often in pressure situations, Sam Ryan’s improvement and potential as an off spinner and a stirring last wicket partnership of 52 between Jackson Noske and Evan Evans to so nearly win the final game of the season against Geelong Grammar. The most pleasing aspect of the season was the enormous improvement in the boys’ skills, maturity and teamwork. There is significant potential amongst them and many will take their place in the First XI and acquit themselves well at this level. Ian Giles GRAMMARIAN 2014 127


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3rd XI

2nd XI

The Third XI had a difficult year, fielding a team low on numbers. This did not deter a number of boys from doubling up and getting their taste of cricket on various occasions. Regular players included, Ashwin Agarwal who captained the team with distinction, Ryan Wheeler, James Boal and Jack Bullock.

The Second XI Cricket season for 2013/14 proved to be a challenging season, especially with the bat. Overall the bowling performances were very solid and good teams were restricted to small totals, however, Brighton Grammar found themselves chasing very gettable scores but often came up short due to inconsistent batting performances.

I must also acknowledge the many Year 10s and boys from tennis and swimming who helped out throughout the season.Whilst results did not match those of our undefeated season in 2013, the boys were still able to achieve many successes, including the game against Caulfield Grammar which was our last for the season. This was on the Mitchell Oval and, having set them 184 to win, Caulfield fell one run short to give us our first win of the season. Apart from Ashwin’s captaincy the other highlight was Ryan Wheeler’s work with the bat and ball. I thank the boys for showing the true BGS spirit in helping their mates and enabling a very enjoyable season to continue. Martin Green

The season began with some solid performances. Firstly was a great win against Geelong Grammar in Geelong with a spirited chase lead by in-form batsman Matthew Balmer and some fine bowling from Harry Hill. The second was a very close match against Xavier College. This game proved that good partnerships, especially in the top order are crucial, where Harry Hill and Oliver Keats combined in an opening stand of 40 runs to help bring BGS within one run of victory. For some, this year was going to be a year where there were spots open for the First XI. Matthew Balmer and Harry Hill were both promoted to the First XI and both went on to deliver fine performances in the Firsts well deserving their prestigious cap for Brighton Grammar. In terms of the Seconds, it was an achievement to see the shining lights of our team recognised for their efforts. On the flip side to this, we were fortunate to have the likes of Nick Selig and James Bryant come down to the Seconds, which provided the team with some experience from the First XI. Both provided wonderful bowling efforts, with 15 wickets between them. Throughout the season there were positives despite our struggling performances with the bat, both individually and as a unit. Connor Verney had shown

some wonderful technique, scoring two gutsy innings of 53 and 40, both times not out. Connor made 152 runs with an average of 19.00. Will Travers was another standout. Will Travers provided the bowling highlight of the year, taking five big wickets off his five overs against Caulfield, which help to seal a victory against this team. He had another great season with the ball, backing up his successful season in the 10As last year. Will Travers took 17 wickets and had an average of 10.76 for the season. Mentions must also go to Andrew McBain and Chris England for their service to the team. There were times when they would get a game one week and miss out in other weeks. None the less, both are lovers of Cricket and have always looked to represent this school. This year the Seconds were fortunate to have the skills of Alex Ferrier as wicketkeeper. He demonstrated his clean hands with the gloves and lightning quick reflexes taking some incredible catches. Alex took on the role of Captain for most of the season, and undertook the position as a true leader, bringing out the spirit of the team when the going was tough. He was awarded for his services to Cricket at the Summer Sports Assembly. Special mention must go to the other Year 12s. Oliver Keats, Logan Welsh, Nick Selig and Ashwin Agarwal who have given BGS Cricket such wonderful service. All provided wisdom amongst the Year 11s and acted as true leaders, being positive, even when the going was tough. The BGS Community applaud this and wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Campbell Glasgow-Palmer

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1st XI Cricket The 2014 Cricket Season saw a relatively young and inexperienced BGS First XI match it with nine of the ten APS schools we played. Only against the eventual premier – Geelong Grammar – did we prove not to be in the hunt. We finished the season middle of the road with four wins, four losses and two draws, including some fantastic individual performances. Over the course of the season, all members of the team grew close and we shared many laughs. In our first game, debutants Tom Yorgey and Jackson Noske combined to tear through Wesley’s top order, before Wesley set us 140 to win. Max Murray and Nick Selig opened the innings and got us off to a solid start. Max scored a gritty 50no while Will Pucovski made a classic 83no, BGS winning its first game by nine wickets. In Round 2, Xavier only managed to compile a total of 90 runs due to tight bowling, in particular from Tom Larkworthy who took 3 wickets. But we made hard work of the chase before Will Pucovski in partnership with Darcy Kennelly put on 60 runs to get us over the line for another win. After the Christmas break, our first of eight two day fixtures was down at Geelong College. Elliott Avis dominated with the ball, and would have taken five wickets if it was not for regulation catch being dropped. However, our inexperience cost us a win, falling 30 runs short. Eager to bounce back against Caulfield, we allowed them to declare at a massive 273. However we batted beautifully, with Will Pucovski scoring his third 50 for the season and Ollie Gunning making a

sensational 97no before the extreme heat policy cruelly ended the match early – with BGS just 40 runs short of victory with seven wickets in hand, and leaving poor Ollie stranded 3 runs short of his century. The following week we put in a poor performance at Scotch but were able to salvage a draw due to some disciplined batting from George Fry and James Bryant. The week after we played Carey, and found ourselves in trouble at 8/80, until Matt Balmer and Elliot Avis combined to put on a match winning 100 run partnership. Harry Hill in his first game bowled exceptionally well, allowing us to win our third game for the season. Our next two matches resulted in close losses to Haileybury and St. Kevin’s – both ending late in the day. In amongst these losses, Nathan Murphy showed his class, combining with Will Pucovski for an important partnership at Haileybury, that saw Will make a great century, while Alex Ferrier got a chance to wicket keep in the XI at St. Kevin’s after performing consistently well in the seconds. Then there was the overnight trip to Geelong Grammar. Geelong compiled a massive score and it was only due a determined contribution from Tom Yorgey with the bat who top scored, that allowed us to return home with any pride. Our last game of the season was back on the Crowther against our Melbourne Grammar rivals. Matt Freeman was rewarded with his first game in the First XI after a number

of solid performances in the 10As. All our bowlers combined to dismiss MGS for 152. After a top order collapse, Darcy Kennelly’s excessive throwdowns over the course of the season paid dividends us he kept us in with a chance. However, it was once again left to Matt Balmer and Elliott Avis to save the day. They carefully guided us to victory with an unbeaten partnership of 44 with only 2 wickets remaining and under immense pressure. This proved to be a very fitting way for six Year 12 cricketers to end their school cricket careers. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Sam Stait for putting up with our banter and scoring all year; to Sam Coates for his much appreciated mid-week coaching; to Mr Stewart for his keen interest in our development; to Friends of Cricket for all the BBQ’s and support; and to Mr McPhee who as always worked tirelessly with us throughout the season – not only all day on Saturdays, but throughout the week and organising practice matches during the Christmas holidays. Finally, we are fortunate to have such a loyal following of cricket loving parents, who always seem to out-number the opposition no matter where we are playing. We also appreciate all the hard work that goes into putting on afternoon teas and lunch every home game. Special thanks must go to my mother for co-ordinating and organising our meals. Hugh Hamilton, Captain of Cricket

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Lawn Bowls Division 1 Section 1 Conaill Auty (Captain), Thomas Nicholls, Michael Slater Division 1 Section 2 Harrison Nickou (Captain), Jack Touli, Josh Clayton, Jack Moncrieff and Jordan Shreeve. Being in the top division was challenging but BGS led the division for all but one game. We eventually failed to make the Grand Final after losing our last game by 10 points. (8-18 to St Kevin’s). This allowed St Kevin’s to jump in front of us on points difference. Given the standard and evenness of the competition, this was a significant loss. The team played high standard bowls throughout the tournament and the three boys worked very well tactically and as a team. The boys really enjoyed the season and were up for the challenge. They matched all teams for technical and tactical ability. There were some challenges in terms of running the matches and the boys were a credit to themselves and the school in that they maintained their integrity throughout the scoring process in each match. The whole squad was very keen and committed and the further they got into the tournament the more passionate they became when they realised they could actually match it with all teams. There was genuine disappointment when the boys missed the semi-finals due to some big results in other fixtures as points differentials became the deciding factor in the last round. Conail Auty showed the benefit of his second year in the team, bowling consistently in all matches and leading well as Captain. He was rewarded as our Most Valuable Player for the season. First Results Won 3 – Lost 1 – Drawn 1 (heat rule) The Seconds were competitive and despite being well led by Harry were not good enough as they were playing against some schools’ ‘A’ teams. However they turned up, well supported by parents, and continued to be optimistic about their chances. Harry was our dominant bowler showing poise as Captain. Thanks go to Mr, Nicholls, Nickou and Mrs. Slater and Mrs. Auty for their support for the boys every week. Results Seconds Won 0 – Lost 4 – Drawn 1 (heat rule) Mr Robert Shaw, Teacher in Charge, Lawn Bowls

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Rowing The Boat Club history is now over 50 chapters long. This season’s results are a return on a significant step up in the standard of BGS rowing at all levels this year. They were no flukes, no lucky breaks, no easy draws. It is a reflection on the Boat Club, The Tonners culture and the reputation we have forged. This cultural development started two and a half years ago. Since that time we have made significant developments in the program in three areas, Physical Resources, Human Resources and Culture. From a physical resources perspective this season saw us sign a new 20 year lease with the Mercantile Rowing Club. The School made a significant capital contribution to the Club’s redevelopment and we increased our footprint at the club by securing a second boat bay. This has allowed us to bring the whole club together. The developmental and cultural benefits to this have been huge. Our Senior boys have been able to role model expected behaviours, interact with the Wilson Club boys on and off the water and it has made the logistics of running the rowing program far easier and the communication stronger. We have developed a boat replacement program whereby we now lease our VIII’s over a 6 year period. Our oldest VIII in the shed has moved from 15 years to 11 years and in two years’ time this will move to 6. This will provide us with lighter, stiffer, stronger technology that will be equivalent to other leading rowing schools. The lease arrangement has also made this more

We are instead achievement driven working towards leaving a legacy for years to come.

cost effective for the School as opposed to the large up front capital cost of new VIII’s. The Boaterie has also accepted the challenge by committing to fund raise to continue to develop our fleet of fours/quads and sculls as well as other associated equipment such as oars, coach punts and motors. In the last two years they have purchased a new four, 32 sets of sculling oars, 5 sculls and three outboard motors. We have continued to develop our coaching panel from both inside and outside the School. We have a very good group of old boys now flowing back through the program. We have 6 staff members all of whom had or have developed strong rowing experience. Staff on the ground in the school are essential to support the boys, engage in recruitment and to help further develop a rowing culture in the school. The School now also has a dedicated Strength and Conditioning coach and in the past two years Travis has developed the senior rowers both physically and mentally to be ready for top level APS competition. This year we gained the services of Michael Griffiths, a Sports Psychologist. I have no doubt about the difference Mike has made to the First VIII but also on the further development of the program through the implementation of Ken Wilbur’s work on Intergral Theory. We would not be able

to achieve what we have throughout the season without our coaching and support staff and I would like to personally thank all my staff for their hard work and passion for rowing for I could not do it without them. A culture is very hard to measure but can be seen easily. You can see when a club has a good one and when they have a bad one. Every person involved in the club is responsible for it. I believe with all we have achieved recently we send a clear message to the rowing and School community, BGS is serious about rowing. Our coaching staff have set expectations about behaviour and standards that are acceptable. We have set up a pathway for boys to be able to row from Year 9 to Year 12 at a level that is commensurate with ability and commitment. We haven’t got this perfect yet and I doubt we will 100% of the time but it is clear that you can row with a varied commitment within the culture of the club and be supported to get there. Pleasingly now all our boys are setting the standard they want to achieve, we are not win at all costs, we are not coach driven. We are instead achievement driven working towards leaving a legacy for years to come. Year 9 Boys, well done on your first year of rowing. I hope you had fun. Your results are not important to me but you should be very happy with your effort. The most important factor is that we have a group of boys who enjoy going down to the lake or river and getting in boats and trying new things. Year 10 boys had their first experience in eights and with so many Year 11 boys we were able to boat four Senior VIIIs as well. We have the opportunity for 22 Year 12 rowers next year with 100% retention and with both Year 10 VIII’s and GRAMMARIAN 2014 131


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the four rowing we have another 22. It will allow us again to row four Senior VIII’s and an Open IV at the Head of The River, something only five schools were able to do this year. Year 12 boys, you are the legacy group. You combined the challenges of Rowing and Year 12, something that many think in this modern time is just too hard to do. Yes, many of you have some catching up to do on the academic front but history shows it makes little difference come November. You may have missed a few key social events in the past season on your hectic calendars, you may have been tired, lacked sleep and often been grumpy to those who love you, but you have gained experiences that you can take with you forever. This is all a lesson not about Rowing, but life. I really hope Rowing has played a part in preparing you for life and to be successful men. I asked the First Squad to read “The Boys in the Boat” written about the 1936 US Olympic VIII . This is a book about; a group of young men going through college, with the country on the brink of war, a young man called Joe Rantz who had a pretty tough upbringing and his journey through rowing. I would suggest anyone who wants more of an insight into this sport should read it. Here is a quote from the author talking to an ageing Rantz shortly before he died. “It was when he tried to talk about ‘the boat’ that his words began to falter and tears welled

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up in his eyes...Finally, watching Joe struggle for composure over and over, I realized that ‘the boat’ was something more than just the shell or its crew. To Joe, it encompassed but transcended both - it was something mysterious and almost beyond definition. It was a shared experience - a singular thing that had unfolded in a golden sliver of time long gone, when nine good-hearted young men strove together, pulled together as one, gave everything they had for one another, bound together forever by pride and respect and love. Joe was crying, at least in part, for the loss of that vanished moment but much more, I think, for the sheer beauty of it.” So my greatest memory as a Director of Rowing this season, and one that says who we are, was yesterday when the First crew came in from their last ever race together. There would have been 25 boys who stepped into water and put their hands on the boat. I have never seen this before. Boys from Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 all lifting the boat up out of the water together as one club. This should become a tradition of this club. It should become part of our history. Not just being there for each other when they push off, but being there when they come in. To see the faces of the young boys who got in to help out yesterday tells me everything I needed to know about the health of the Tonners. Richard Bartlett, Director of Rowing

1st VIII

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2nd VIII

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3rd VIII

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Sailing “Life isn’t about waiting for winds to change….It’s learning to adjust your sails.” Which is what we did after losing our Captain from the previous two years and a third of our First Sailing Team. After a full winter of development we welcomed a new Skipper to the team, Ethan O’Brien (Year 8). After many Saturdays and Wednesday nights spent racing, the team managed to exceed all expectations ranking as the top school at the end of the season for our John Middleton Trophy regattas. Each year the State Championships are held over two days just off St Kilda Pier. Schools from all around Victoria compete for their chance to earn a place at the National Championships. In the eyes of many we entered the State Championships as one of the favourites and a tough team to be up against. The Team finished with a record eight wins and two losses, though, unfortunately we missed out on the finals by one spot, eventually finishing in fourth place. You can never predict what a regatta will entail, and this particular regatta included many hours spent in protest hearings. The team was invited to compete in the Australian National Championships as a result of winning the Term One John Middleton Trophy series. Sydney treated us with a warm 20 degrees each day (much better than the thunderstorms in Melbourne). After three days of round robins we were ranked equal sixth and had one day of racing until the finals series - we needed to be in the top eight to qualify. However, things did not go our way and we lost four of our last five races and ended up finishing fifteenth, the second Victorian school. All in all we found the trip to be a lot of fun, made heaps of new friends along the way and helped the younger members of the Sailing Team get their first taste of Nationals sailing, which we’re sure they will experience a lot more of later in their Brighton Grammar sailing careers. We can’t thank you enough, Miss Bunting, for your ongoing involvement with the team, we really do appreciate you standing freezing cold on the pier watching us sail for hours on end, making sure we’re fed and organising us a new sailing venue this year at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. The team would also like to thank our coaches Alison Dale and Tom Trotman for their continued passion, advice and commitment and a special thanks to Grant Dow and Matt O’Brien for their support and organization at the Sydney Nationals. The up-coming season of Sailing heralds the beginning of new challenges for a very new team. Many current Year 6-8 boys are joining the Team and Term Four, 2014 will be a term of development that we know will see this young team develop assuredly towards some solid goals. We feel grateful that we’ve have had the opportunity to grow with the Brighton Grammar Sailing team. As captains, we couldn’t be prouder of the boys’ achievements this year and wish them all the best in the future. Let your dreams set sail. Patrick Chipp, Captain of Sailing, and George Walch, Vice-Captain of Sailing

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After thousands of laps in training over the summer, the JS Swim team was well prepared for the season ahead. Twenty seven boys took the plunge and selected swimming for Term 1. We began the season with two consecutive events at Carey Sports Complex. With 92 events entered into on the first week and 90 in the second, we were certainly noticeable in the pool. Despite it being early in the season, many of the boys were setting personal bests (PB’s). Our Year 6 boys were leading the way with Billy Pearson, Ben Paynter, Josh Bortolussi, Rex Patterson, James McFadden, Sam Banfield, Cody Dreyer, Ewan Smith, Dylan Tomsic and Johnathan Bartlet all swimming under 20 seconds in successive weeks in the 25m Freestyle. The third event on the calendar was a relay meet hosted at the BGS pool. This time it was the Year 5 boys who swam out of their skins. Brady Collins, Sam Hayes, Nick Barreto, Milan Adams, Josh Hudghton, Lucas Williamson, Matt Warrell and Lachlan Stewart formed strong partnerships to cruise to victory in their various events. As the season progressed, there were many outstanding performances. Maxim Coste, Harrison Chapman, Nicholas Burvill, Dylan Goodger, Christian Felicetti, Rory CameronMartin, Victor Ding, Jackson Crawshaw and Jackson Crawshaw slashed huge amounts of time off the PB’s in various different events. Congratulations to Billy Pearson and Brad Collins who won Year Six and Year Five Most Outstanding Swimmers respectively. Congratulations also to Ewan Smith and Dylan Goodger who claimed the Encouragement Awards for their year level. A special thanks to Gary Ireland for coaching the team on a Thursday afternoon. His expertise was invaluable. The commitment, discipline, team spirit, sportsmanship and enthusiasm demonstrated by the BGS Swim Team were outstanding all term. The team members should be very proud of the way they performed in and out of the pool. Well done boys! Cindy van Dijk and Ben Ryan

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Swimming Throughout the 2014 swimming season the boys of Brighton Grammar continued to improve and achieve great success. There was a very positive and enthusiastic energy in and out of pool. During the Saturday meets we managed to beat MGS, Geelong Combined and Wesley. All three were strongly defeated by the mighty BGS swim team. On finals night we also managed to edge out Carey putting us in 6th place. There were some outstanding performances on finals night both in the individual events and the relays. Our younger age groups performed to the highest standard so there is a bright future for swimming at this school. Congratulations to Ari Sakeson, winner of the Harold McDonald Shield for the Most Outstanding Swimmer, who achieved four second place finishes on the night; an excellent result. This year was the first year in a while where we entered a team into the Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships. We ended up 4th in the boys category and 6th in the combined which is an outstanding result seeing as we only entered two teams, which were in the U16 and Open age groups. The Open and U16 backstroke relays placed 2nd, the Open Butterfly relay placed 2nd and the open freestyle relay, featuring Joel Balleggi, Josh Gover, Nick Knight and Ari Sakeson, placed first in one of the most intense races of the season. In the end we did have a fantastic season, we may not have been up there with the top schools but the potential and talent in the younger age groups is clearly there and there are some great results for Brighton Grammar swimming to come in the near future. The Middle School Swimming squad was brimming with positive energy this summer season. The Year 8 swimmers really stepped up to every challenge with a willingness to train and compete hard, and in doing so, became great role models for the Year 7s. This tone was largely set by Captain Ben Branson, who displayed calm and committed leadership throughout the term. He was supported well by experienced swimmers, David Seager and Flynn Wood, who received awards for Best Year 8 Swimmer and Best Team Man respectively. Special mention also needs to go to Jai Bhogal who displayed tremendous commitment and rightly received the Year 8 Coaches’ Award. The Year 7s showed that BGS Swimming has a bright future. There were some strong, consistent performances, most notably from Asher Yu who received the Coaches’ Award, Yu Han Cao who claimed Team Man, and Kalani Ireland, whose effortless technique saw him awarded Year 7’s Best Swimmer. It was a fine season and all swimmers should be very proud of their efforts. Nicholas Dawes, Captain of Swimming. 134 GRAMMARIAN 2014


Diving This Diving season was the start of something spectacular, the start of a new era for Brighton Grammar School. With almost a brand new diving squad we should be very proud of our fifth place on APS night. With the charisma and characters that are in the diving team, it was never boring going to training and watching the little kids continue to pull out dives fearlessly. The ability of the newcomers never ceases to amaze me. They were able to consistently place in the top 3 week after week at the practice competitions, showing off their newfound talent. They were able to regularly learn new dives and go beyond the call of duty, outperforming our expectations and their own. With training continually even during the freezing moments of Melbourne weather in the outdoor, unheated pool, divers continued to show up and give it their all to become better in themselves, even practicing outside of the usual training sessions and on holidays to strive to master the perfect rotation, and count the best timing for a dive to make the most minimal splash. The future of the Brighton Grammar School diving team looks bright and I look forward to the greatness that can be achieved by our team and with the aid of the new diving program to excite new and upcoming divers. Daniel Francis, Captain of Diving

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Tennis Year Five The Year Five Tennis team completed a most successful season winning three out of their six matches. It was however, their approach to their first full season of APS Sport that should be highlighted. As is the case with the vast majority of Year Five teams, the squad consisted of boys of a broad range of abilities. Each boy however displayed an equally positive attitude to the game at both weekly training and on game day. It was most rewarding to see the boys listen carefully to advice whilst completing training drills and then put this into practice when competing. Whether it was, simply learning how to get a serve in play or exploring a serve and volley game, each player’s skill level moved forward. The Year Fives enjoyed hard fought wins against St Kevins on two occasions and Haileybury Berwick. Every team member is to be congratulated on his sportsmanship, endeavour and team spirit. Special mention must go to Billy Bartlett who was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Player’ and to Noah Kalvelage for his ‘Best Team Player Award.’ Brendan Rahn

Year Six The Year 6 Tennis team had a positive season with some very pleasing results. We were lucky enough to have Maccabi Tennis Club as our home courts. The team consisted of 22 boys who played on a rotational basis. Each week two boys would move in to the Table Tennis team as we could only field a maximum of 20 players. The standard of APS Tennis continues to improve each year with several players from all schools in the competition playing at the club level. Individual efforts by Darby Hipwell, Zach Adam-Gedge highlighted why they were chosen to represent BGS at the APS division trials. This year BGS entered one team, and worked hard throughout the season at training and games to improve their skill development, fitness and team play. The team had good wins against Haileybury and slender defeats overall, against Scotch, St Kevin’s and Xavier. As we played Xavier on a number of occasions, a respectful competitiveness developed between the two schools. It was always pleasing to receive praise from the opposing coaches on the polite behaviour of the Brighton Grammar boys. Congratulations to Darby Hipwell as the recipient of the Most Outstanding Player Award for the team and to Seth EvansGreenwood for receiving the Best Team Player Award. All boys should be commended on their effort and sportsmanship during the season. Darren Cook 136 GRAMMARIAN 2014


Middle School Year 7 Overall 12 players represented the A team in the 6 matches played. The side won three and lost three, playing well in a very strong competition. Scotch and MGS were the top schools and proved too strong, whilst St Kevin’s was a narrow loss. Our top three players, Luke Sorensen, Ben Summerfield and James Konstas always had difficult opponents but each of these players have the potential to progress rapidly into the First VIII. The consistency shown by Fred Prokopchuk and Jack Saunders blended well with the introduction of Daniel Bates, Tom Brown and Henry Armstrong from the B team. The B team were managed by Ms Counihan and they lost only one match over their season with John Patterson awarded the best player. With further improvement these boys together with Harrison Preston, Jonty Wells and Noah McGrath will form the nucleus of the A team in the next few seasons. Every player displayed an eager approach to develop their game. The 7C1 tennis team completed a highly successful season, with our only defeat coming in a tight encounter against a strong St. Kevin’s team. Sam Wilson and Simon Jolles were rightly rewarded for their improvement and effort throughout the season by representing the B team in the final rounds. Mitchell Cole, Charlie Brewster, Kensuke Ando, James Provis, and Massimo Palillo should also be recognised for their efforts this season. Special mention to our award winners for this season, with Dennis Gu taking out ‘Best Team Player’ and Spencer Nevett being ‘Most Improved’. It’s proved to be a fantastic season for the boys of 7C2 tennis. From the outset and with each passing week, the boys gained genuine momentum in their abilities to select and play a good range of shots and to play a more determined and confident brand of Tennis. Captain Sam Haddon won his matches in emphatic style and was ably supported by Vice-Captains Leo Kouskouris and Frank Morris. The team list included: Oscar Buscombe, Alex Carne, Lucas Greeenwood, Archie Hynes, and Liam O’Kane. Simon Jolles also made a significant contribution prior to his elevation to the B Team. In going through as an undefeated team, the boys each earned themselves a Prior Medal. Well done boys! A big thank you to all the parents who supported the boys this season, and of course the players who can be rightly proud of their dedication and sportsmanship throughout. Throughout the season, the boys developed their skills in serving, well-aimed shots, and volleys with the assistance of our coach. Gin Yamamoto proved established himself as our team’s strongest player and James Dunsby won his first game. This fine form continued throughout the season and it was a fantastic to see how far all the boys came with their development.

The 2014 Tennis season was again a great success in the Middle School. Fielding a large amount of players and teams each week it is a credit to the boys how well they have embraced the sport and the program. Special mention to all the staff especially Michael McCarthy for his Middle School coordination and Peter Furey for his overseeing of such a brilliant tennis program.

Year 8 The 8A Tennis team started off the season prior to Christmas with excellent wins, but after the holidays the boys came back a bit rusty and we had consecutive losses to Melbourne Grammar and St Kevin’s. Captain Tom Whitson, VoiceCaptain Brandan Duan, James Chand, Max Purcell and Noah Simon played every game. Overall the season had many positives and all boys who played and trained with As developed their games and showed improvement in game play throughout the year. The 8B team started with a bang with a 10-2 drubbing of Caulfield White. Azmain Kalitzki and Daniel Abbott dropped only one game in their three matches and both played with control and finesse. The season had many fine moments and all the boys should be commended on how they represented the school. In a nail biter that went down to the wire the mighty 8Bs managed to fight off a strong performance from the undefeated Carey to finish the season undefeated. Daniel Abbott, Seb Mottram, Connor Cooper, Lucas Shimota, Eric Shen and Richard Liang should all be commended for their sterling efforts. A big thank you to all the boys that helped us throughout the season and also to the fantastic support from parents. Through a combination of hard-work and application the 8C1s managed to emerge from season 2014 battered but undefeated. While the achievement is not be understated, the greatest satisfaction came from the boys developing good friendships with each other and playing with a true sense of sportsmanship. Every boy gave their all on court and more often than not lent their voices in support to peers who played before or after them. Our doubles pairings were GRAMMARIAN 2014 137


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wellnigh unstoppable losing only a handful of sets across the tournament with our singles also tough to beat. Despite injuries as the season progressed, overall it was a great season for the 8C1s and one that will be tough to follow in years to come. The 8C2 Tennis team began the season with a close win over Geelong College. This was just the push our boys needed to work hard to improve their game. Each week our boys returned more determined to win and each week they did just that! By mid-season our team consisted of Owen Lui, Jack Wright, Adam Dendrinos, Luke Burgess, Mario Guillot, Roger Zhang, James Fisher and Felix Gong. In the weeks that followed we were lucky enough to welcome Chris Webster and Dylan Ingram to the team. There were some excellent doubles pairings throughout the season. What a pleasure it has been to work with a group of young men who have consistently impressed the opposing coaches with their mature attitude and friendly nature. Boys, you have each made an impressive effort to improve your skills and work as strong team this season. 8C2 you should be proud! The 8D tennis season was a successful one on many levels. The emphasis for the 8Ds was on participation, team spirit, improving skills and confidence. It was wonderful to see the efforts of many of our overseas boys; Sam Cao, Jack Liu, Jerry Gong, Kevin Gao, Ivan Wang and Taisei Niboshi. Playing for BGS each week has certainly made these boys feel a greater connection to the BGS community and enabled them to form new friendships and experience the camaraderie of being part of a team. Lachlan Shultz, Tom Matthews, Callum Drake, Ral St John and Ashton Britten were all great contributors to our team and it was great to see them develop their skills and confidence each week. 138 GRAMMARIAN 2014

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The 9C Tennis team, coached by Mr Harris, had a mixed 2014 season. The matches went from a crushing defeat against St Kevin’s at the start of the season to a most satisfying victory over one of the Scotch College teams towards the end of the season. All of our players trained hard and acquitted themselves so well in APS matches in terms of their sportsmanship, appearance and enthusiasm and there was a noticeable improvement from everyone.

The 10C Tennis team in 2014 had a large list, so players did not need to play in every round. We started off with a dismal 0-12 loss to St Kevin’s before clambering back the next week with a win at 6 matches apiece against Caulfield. We saw some great play from Angelo Lin, Tony Zhao and Alex Zhu in the singles, and Marco Boshoff and Keagan Foster held their own against their opponents. The next two weeks we lost convincingly to Xavier and Carey, although Jack Yu played excellently against a tough opponent, showing his improvement. After the long weekend we fought valiantly in losing 5-7 to Haileybury, but Lachlan McLeod and Will Woodman played some fantastic tennis, and Angelo Lin helped out once more. We had a team of seven that headed to Geelong, with Lachlan again getting a hard-fought win and looking forward to our last week against Wesley on Saturday, a fixture that we took to the wire to win 7-5 on the back of Will’s nail-biter. Thanks to a reliable and quickly improving team for a great season, always fighting hard against tough opponents.

The 9B Tennis team had a terrific season with members playing to their personal best and having fun along the way, while displaying impeccable conduct on court. There were numerous epic doubles matches during the season, such as against Scotch at Kooyong where Matt Acheson and Fletcher Pullen narrowly lost in the doubles match 7-6. The most notable victory was against Wesley when we won every set. In the last fixture, against St Kevin’s James Aquila almost caused a monumental upset when he came back from 5-1 down and 40-0 to a 6-5 loss. Thanks must go to Miss Rose and Matt Fogarty for their fine coaching and all players who represented the 9B team are commended on a fine season! The 9A Tennis team, under the guidance of Mr Emmett, had a fluctuating season comprising of some magnificent wins and crushing losses. The 9As were led by our number one pair of Jack Summerfield and Julian Ou, who played some very impressive doubles tennis throughout the season. Sam Grose and Nick Mennie recorded a great win against Carey (6-3), and Sam and Nick Roberts managed to notch up one of our few wins against St Kevin’s with a hard fought 7-5 victory. Nick Roberts and Nick Mennie have each also teamed up with Callum Furey, and they recorded wins against Carey, CGS, and HC, beating Haileybury 6-0. The dynamic duo of Sasha Parsons and Jackson Collins strutted their stuff during training and matches, and recorded some great results. In the singles the boys registered some good results. Julian won two singles and had a couple of closes losses in tie-breakers. Jack recorded a couple of 6-1 singles victories, and narrowly lost a tie-breaker against Scotch. Sam Grose and Nick Mennie impressively won their singles games against Carey and CGS, and Callum Furey came from 1-5 down against MGS to win in a tie-breaker. Nick Roberts dominated his singles games, finishing the season with 5 wins and 1 loss. Sasha notched up a couple of good wins and narrowly lost a tie-breaker and Jackson also finished the season with a couple of very good wins against quality opposition. All of the boys are to be commended on their dedication to training and it was great to see them improving their technique throughout the season.

The 10B Tennis team had a mostly successful season, with two large defeats by Xavier and St Kevin’s and a narrow loss at Geelong. The boys showed excellent team spirit and worked hard to improve. Henry Pickering and Tom Burns made the most of their promotion from the C team and became important players. Finn Olsen, Lucas Derrick and Jerry Lee were consistent players throughout. All in all, the 10B team had an enjoyable and productive season. Mr Sainsbery’s 10A Tennis team performed well, despite the quality of the opposition at this level. They ended up only winning 3 from 8 matches, but learned much along the way. Highlights included David Mirmilstein becoming a key player in the team by using his aggressive backhand and Andrew McGrath joining the team – playing very well in the heat at Geelong to help the team over the line for our first win. Alex Mastromanno’s skill at casting his web for opposition flies to get caught in and die a slow energy sapping death, rally by rally was epitomized in his strong win against Scotch College. Sanjeev Haikerwal’s had a superb singles win against one of the best teams in St Kevin’s. There was Andrew Naughton’s win against a flashy big hitting Caulfield player by out-thinking him, never allowing him a ball in his hitting zone. Spencer Chan’s natural handeye co-ordination, improved ball striking, added power and willingness to work on his footwork and shot selection. Geordie McPherson showed capacity to out-rally his opponent and improved his willingness to take the ball at the top of its


bounce so as to be more aggressive. His brother Angus had a consistent season and always competed to the best of his ability and a notable event was when he stepped up equip himself well in the second singles in the last round of the season against Melbourne Grammar. Arthur Xafis exhibited flashes of power play, which could be devastating to opponents. Finally, Tom Sharry’s win at No 2 against the powerful Melbourne Grammar was a great win marked by keeping his head, controlling his aggression, and balancing offence and defense. Even though the 10A’s found match wins hard to get, we enjoyed all aspects of the game, we always trained hard striving for a win, and I’m sure we have prepared ourselves this year to go big for next season.

Open Tennis 2014 The Sixth Tennis team had a relatively successful season winning comfortably against St Kevins, Haileybury and Xavier and losing only to Scotch. Our final match was typical of the fight shown winning six sets apiece but coming out on top on games. Lachlan Wells and Matt Oswald were undefeated throughout the season and were reliable against some very good opposition. Max Mason also worked hard through the season being successful each week in doubles and having a number of close singles matches. Jordan Mace and Trent Scheirs had great fun each week winning most of their singles matches and being competitive in all their doubles matches. The Fifths started the season with a long trip to Geelong College in the heat for a close loss, but an easy win over Haileybury the following week gave the team a good boost. This was followed by losses to both St Kevin’s and Carey although Antony Karayannis and Will Wood both played well against St Kevin’s, winning their singles easily. In Round 5 we played St Kevin’s for a second time this season, but this time BGS came out on top. We were then out-classed in the last two rounds by Scotch and Caulfield despite pleasing performances by Will Wood and Josh Rutherford in the doubles. All in all, despite only winning two matches for the season, the boys in the Fifths enjoyed the Saturday games and the training sessions and they always gave their best effort. After finishing last year’s season in Fourths Tennis with only one loss, it is fair to say we were pretty confident, with having six returning players as well as two Seconds players from the past season and also the adoption of the sole Year 11 of the team, Joss Fabre, that we would this year go undefeated. However, this dream was crushed by the very first game. Despite this slower

start, the team was able register numerous wins throughout the season, with only 2 losses in the season. Thanks must go out to Ms Hayes, who had to put up with most of us for a second year in a row, and always being enthusiastic and providing snakes at the end of each match! The Year 12 boys in the team are finishing this year after six seasons of BGS tennis; it is hard to think that it’s all over, but we have really enjoyed being on the court together. This year the Third Tennis team was up against some very challenging opposition. Although boys tried their best at all times it was evident that the scores for doubles games exceeded the scores for singles games. This did not dampen the boys’ spirits and at all times they displayed great sportsmanship and a real sense of team commitment with one another, despite the losses. The boys are to be congratulated for their camaraderie and persistence at each and every match. The Second Tennis team, with Mr Wardell at the helm, had early losses against very strong Xavier and St.Kevin’s teams, but then hit a purple patch beating Caulfield Grammar, Melbourne Grammar, Geelong College and the highly fancied Haileybury College. They found success in the doubles matches, producing a momentum that carried through to the singles; we all worked hard on starting matches well. The compulsory Tuesday night fitness regime certainly improved the physical and mental strength levels leading into the Saturday game. We saw great improvement from Jeff Huang, who towards the end of the season was winning his sets 6-0. Mackie Robertson showed his class in the top seed and Mitch Myers improved each game and rarely lost a set. It was pleasing to see Nick Fabri go on to taste First Tennis action and Matt Duchini show his skills in tight games. Christian Carnovale brought enthusiasm and a fighting spirit to the team, while Conar MacLeod came up from the Thirds to have a great season. Ben Clement produced an excellent season and when he had his serve going, everything seemed to click into gear. Anthony Capp was a real team lifter and he went about his business frustrating his opponents with his patient style of tennis and when winning a big point we saw his trademark fist pump. Overall it was a fantastic season and all the parents are to be thanked for attending each match to offer their support. Peter Furey, Teacher in Charge, Tennis GRAMMARIAN 2014 139


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First VIII Tennis The Firstt VIII Tennis team, having lost three players from last year, still retained plenty of talent and were determined to go one better than the season prior. With an unchanged top four, and some new faces rounding up the team, the boys started the season with a solid win against Wesley College, losing only two sets on the day. Special mentions to Connor Hipwell, who made his debut as a Year 8, winning his singles in a resounding fashion, and showing us his maturity and talent which will help the team succeed for many years to come; and Eric Purcell who likewise made his First Tennis debut, starting off in a similar fashion with a win. After this we prepared to face Xavier, who finished above us on the ladder, however we were unfortunately washed out, in what turned out to be a disadvantage to our ladder position due to the no result. We rounded out the year against Geelong College, winning comfortably 14 sets to 2, taking us into summer break still undefeated, and with a chance of the premiership! Prior to recommencing our matches in the New Year, we travelled as a squad to Phillip Island for the annual Tennis camp. This weekend, as always proved to be a valuable team bonding experience, which, despite Tennis often being portrayed as an individual sport, is required to make up a successful tennis side. We travelled back, ready to take on Caulfield Grammar at home. Despite playing solid tennis, we were overpowered by the eventual premiers, unable to capitalise on the crucial points. The next week saw the team welcome back Oscar Reeve, as he impressed against Scotch, comfortably winning his return matches, and help the team bounce back with a 14-2 win. We backed this solid performance up the following week, starting to showcase our true potential as we beat Carey Grammar 13-3, with Nick Collin taking on the battle of playing number 2 singles. Gaining confidence from these two recent wins, we set our focus on tackling Haileybury away, which we knew was always going to be a tough match. Despite an amazing effort from Anatole Shramkov at number 4 singles, coming back from 5-2 down to win it 9-8 in a tie-breaker, Haileybury proved to be too strong, resulting in our second loss for the season, and unfortunately causing our chances of the premiership to slide. Backing up this tough loss the next week against St. Kevin’s was always going to be very tough. After some words from Mr. Thompson, the boys rallied and narrowly 140 GRAMMARIAN 2014

defeated St. Kevin’s 9-7. The match came down to the last three sets of singles, which saw Themi Stizoukis at number 1, Charlie Edgecombe at 2 and Bernard Duarte at 3, needing to win for us to claim victory. Despite the on and off court tension of the matches, all three boys showed level heads and came out victors, capping off a memorable team victory. The final two matches of the season saw the boys take on Geelong Grammar away and Melbourne at home. The win against Geelong, which saw Nick Fabri play his debut match for the Firsts, winning his singles 9-5, with the final result being BGS 16 sets to Geelong 0, losing only 38 of the 182 games played on the day. The boys dispatched Melbourne Grammar comprehensively, which marked the end of the year, and the end of the Year 12 boys’ tennis at BGS. Special mention to Year 10 Andrew Naughton for making his debut in this game. While narrowly defeated, he showed us that the future of BGS tennis is in good hands. We ended up finishing the season with two losses, one washout and seven wins. Despite not finishing on top of the ladder, the boys should

be massively proud of what they have achieved as a group throughout the season. Coach Stuart Thompson, the person who makes all the tough decisions, gives up his time to better the development of BGS tennis, and acts as a mentor to all the boys involved in first tennis. Stuart’s knowledge of the game and dedication to the team is what holds him in such high regard in the eyes of the boys. The amount of work Mr.Furey our Head of Tennis puts into the smooth-running of the team is often unnoticed, however we as players certainly understand that without this work, the team would be disarray. Not only does Mr Furey care for the 1st VIII, but also the entire BGS tennis program, working tirelessly to ensure all the BGS boys enjoy their tennis experience. Finally we thank our Development Coach Ian Fuelscher, for all of his advice, good humour and countless hours bettering not only the firsts, but all of the BGS teams. Ian’s easy going nature is received well by all the boys, and we thank Ian for his invaluable input. Tom Garner, Captain of Tennis


Tennis Award Winners 2014 Congratulations to all award winners on their fine achievements this season: 9A Adam Brown Cup for Most Valuable Player Nicholas Roberts Best Team Players Jack Summerfield & Julian Ou Most Improved Player Jackson Collins 9B Best Team Player Harry Hynes Most Improved Player Fletcher Pullen

5th VIII Best Team Players Antony Karayannis & Nathan Andrews 4th VIII Best Team Player Steve Hardiman Most Improved Player Jack Langan 3rd VIII Best Team Player Lachie Lampard Most Improved Player Jack Summers

9C Best Team Players Zachary Warren & Marcus Burnside

2nd VIII Most Valuable Player Award Mitch Myers

10A Most Valuable Player Award Andrew Naughton

Most Improved Player Jeff Huang

Best Team Player Arthur Xafis

Most Determined Player Anthony Capp

Most Improved Player Alex Mastromanno

1st VIII Stuart Thompson Encouragement Award Anatole Shramkov

10B Best Team Player Jerry Lee Most Improved Player Henry Pickering 10C Best Team Player Lachlan McLeod Most Improved Player Jack Yu

Most Improved Player Award Connor Hipwell 1977 Prefects Cup for Sportsmanship Tom Garner H.A. Glover Cup for School Champion Themi Sitzoukis

6th VIII Best Team Players Lachlan Wells & Max Mason

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We were fortunate to begin the term with a few experienced players who were willing to share their skills and knowledge with their team mates. We had several byes throughout the term, which gave the team plenty of practice time and they made the most of it. We were successful in our first inter-school match against St Kevin’s, which gave the boys confidence and increased their enjoyment and their competitive spirit.

This term I have had the pleasure of working with a group of 18 keen table tennis players. At the start of the season we identified some challenges to work on. Some of our team were brand new to Brighton Grammar School and some were new to table tennis. We not only had to develop a sense of team but there are always challenges when your team work in pairs. Priorities soon became evident such as including new boys in pairings, splitting strong pairs so that they could share their expertise and being open to working with somebody you didn’t know very well.

The boys worked very well as a team, with everyone willing to assist with setting out and packing up equipment. Their excellent sportsmanship was evident in both our home and away matches and the games played within the team. They congratulated each other on shots well played and graciously thanked their opponents. The team ended the season undefeated. Congratulations to best player, Patrick Gu and best team player, Keanne Lombard. Carole Webster, Coach

Table Tennis is a very technical sport and some of the APS rules are open to interpretation, so one of the most admirable traits of this year’s team is their ability to be flexible and respect the host team’s rules with no fuss. When playing competition table tennis, boys soon find that it is very different to the table tennis you may play with your mates at home. Once familiar and comfortable with the challenges of alternating hits and rotating server, the boys soon set about improving their skills and learning from each other. The best players in our team this term were difficult to split when it came time to awarding medallions. It came down to some very tense playoffs in the last weeks of the competition. Overall, Ollie Cruse was awarded best player, with Will Fry a close runner up. Congratulations to Wei-Yee Hall who is awarded our Best Team Player for not only taking a leadership role in the set up and pack up each week, but also being a consistent player all season. The responsibility required in setting up and packing up the equipment each week adds another dimension to this sport. Boys are in charge of expensive equipment and they took the responsibility very seriously. Overall, this team came out on top each week in competitions and the boys are very proud of their undefeated status. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the boys and seeing their growth and development in both skills and fair team play. Raelene Plozza, Coach

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Touch Football Junior School Year 5 The Year Five Touch Rugby team approached their final term of APS sport for the year with enthusiasm and in a most positive manner. For many boys, the game itself was a foreign one. This provided them with some most welcomed challenges which to their credit they embraced with open arms. Key parts of their learning, were mastering the skill of effectively moving the ball forward, being able to create space whilst attacking and in contrast, filling gaps when defending. The boys certainly focussed on this hard at training and were able to transfer their growing knowledge on to the field on match day. Throughout the season, the team developed a growing team spirit and a strong appreciation for each other’s individual contributions. This was in part due to the linking of the Habits of Mind program to their time on the field. The abilities to think interdependently, to think flexibly, to persist and to strive for accuracy were emphasised on a weekly basis. The team played some wonderful matches. They displayed great determination and a strong team spirit when beaten in hard fought matches by Haileybury Newlands, St Kevins and Haileybury Castlefield. Without a doubt, some of the highlights of the season included wins against Melbourne Grammar and Kostka Hall and a nail biting draw against another Haileybury Castlefield team. All boys are to be congratulated on what they achieved and learnt during the term. Those boys who took on the role of captains deserve special mention as do Andrew Penca and Joshua Gill who were each awarded ‘Most Outstanding Player’ and Oliver Disney and Brendan Reddell who were each awarded ‘Best Team Player.’ Brendan Rahn and Sam Parlane

Year 6A Term 4 at BGS Junior School saw a wonderfully enthusiastic squad of Year 6 boys take part in another season of Touch Rugby. The boys took to their games with gusto, enthusiasm and cooperation. The side however, had a disappointing season losing most of our games to bigger, stronger, quicker and more inventive sides. However, our boys never dropped their heads and always kept trying to the final whistle. We lost 6 and won 1 game Our matches were against, St Kevins, Xavier College – Burke and Kostka Hall Scotch College, Carey and Hailebury Castlefield Our better players were Jack Gray, Callum Stanford, Max McLachlan Max Mitchell – Adams and James Sherborne. Whilst, Tom Draheim, Evan Best, Nate Hollis, Danny Smith, Jerry X’Lingston and Wei-Yee Hall were always enthusiastic contributors. A special congratulations to our two winners of our Year 6 awards James Sherbourne (Our Most valuable Player) and Nate Hollis (Our Best Team player) who always put in their very best effort and were very valuable contributors to our team. Congratulations boys!

The team developed a growing team spirit and a strong appreciation for each other’s individual contributions.

Year 6B This year, many of the boys played Touch Football for the first time. They learnt a lot over the course of the season and improved in leaps and bounds. Matches were played against schools including St. Kevin’s, Xavier and Haileybury. The boys displayed team spirit and sportsmanship every round. As the intricacies of back passing and the offside law were learnt, both teams became well-organised and disciplined units. Results were mixed, but occasional victories certainly kept the boys keen for the next battle.

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Middle and Senior School Brighton Grammar School congratulates our 2014 First VI team who won our inaugural Victorian Schools Touch Football League Premiership in only our third year in the competition. This will go some way to erasing the pain of last year when we lost the Grand Final by a solitary try. The Touch Football program has matured pleasingly again this year, with our overall squad spirit, mentorship and results improving again. Our junior boys often find when they join the program that it is more complicated and more rewarding than they had anticipated. The system in place means that boys are constantly playing with boys from other year levels, meaning that vertical mentoring is not just engrained in the BGS House system! We entered five Year 7/8 teams in the Middle School competition that had a total of 18 teams from BGS, Xavier College, Haileybury College and St Kevin’s College. The games were played in excellent spirit between the schools both on and off the pitch. Two of our teams performed well enough to be in the top five on the ladder, and our other three teams all registered enough results to be part of a solid group in the topmiddle region. The Middle School teams are all allocated players with the objective of mixing abilities and ages to field five even teams. Beyond that it is up to each group to bond and work for success from there. As in the previous few years, the Year 8 boys did an outstanding job in welcoming the new Year 7 boys into the program. They mentored them in a patient and supportive way while the Year 7s toiled away firstly at the basic rules, and then at game tactics. We frequently saw these bonds extend to the school environment where the Year 7 boys felt supported by their older peers. It must also be acknowledged that Junior School programs have started to really send up Year 7s that have good fundamental skills in the sport, making the uptake easier when they start in the Middle School. Separate to the regular home and away season of Touch Football is the annual Touch Football State Championship competition at Elwood Park. The sunny weather provided perfect conditions for the boys and girls from around

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the state to demonstrate their talents in this popular sport. BGS has entered teams for the past four years and this year two U15 teams took part; one in the Championship competition and one in the Plate competition. Both events are of a very high standard with the top players from around Victoria competing. BGS Blue competed in the Championship and this team was comprised of Year 8 and 9 boys. They played five games in total, narrowly losing by one try to the eventual winners, Westall Secondary College. Indeed, the more the boys played, the better they got and in doing so demonstrated that their best is as good as anyone in the state. They can be very proud of the way they performed. BGS Red competed in the Plate competition and this team was comprised of boys from Year 7 and 8. They played three pool games, winning two and qualifying for the semi-final. Like their BGS Blue counterparts, BGS Red improved in every game and won their semi-final comfortably against a gallant Billanook College. They played superbly in the final against Ringwood College and looked set for victory, leading by two tries with five minutes remaining. Ringwood, however, managed to equalise in the dying seconds and scored a winning try in injury time to win an epic match by five tries to four. The BGS boys were bitterly disappointed but they can be very proud of their achievements. Our Senior School boys entered two teams in the VSTFL home and away season this year – one in Division 2 and one in Division 1. Our boys performed well each week and remained organised despite this being a voluntary second summer sport for them. Our Division 2 side narrowly missed out on the semi-finals, but played with great spirit and vigour in their games. We thank our Year 7 and 8 boys who helped out with this side over the year when required, sometimes against Year 12 opposition! Our Senior Division 1 boys performed well all year, up against other teams that play the sport as their only dedicated program, therefore training more often than us. Our boys managed to represent BGS in a summer sport, as well as in the Touch Football program. We finished third on the ladder in the regular home and away

Despite the fatigue generated in a very long drop-off while our opposition, Haileybury looked on, we dominated the game to win 5-2 and cement our spot as the best team in the state.

season, but entered the finals as favourites, without disappointing that tag. We defeated Scotch College 10-5 in the Semi-Final to book a Grand Final against St Kevin’s College, which had won the other Semi-Final against last year’s premiers, Haileybury College. Our boys played the game at their tempo and on their terms all the way, winning emphatically 9-2 in front of a very supportive crowd of parents, teachers and friends. We are very proud of the work our boys did all year to claim the premiership. Fresh from the success of the home and away season, our boys took their place in the Touch Football State Championships a week later. Our School had never won this competition in the top division at U18 level. Our boys played well through the pool games, rotating the side effectively to save as much energy as possible given the many games that needed to be played and won during the day. In the Semi-Final, we came up against Westall Secondary College. This school has very strong pedigree in the sport, having claimed the U15 Championship for the past two years, and also being the U18 defending champions. It was tight all match, played at a furious rate. After the siren went the game moved to drop-off stage, where each team drops a player every minute until only three are on the ground per team. It is a sudden death system. The drop-off went for the full three minutes and three BGS boys faced three Westall SC boys. Our pace and fitness prevailed and we were through to the Grand Final. Despite the fatigue generated in a very long drop-off while our opposition, Haileybury looked on, we dominated the game to win 5-2 and cement our spot as the best team in the state. Anthony Keene, Teacher in charge, Touch Football


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Cross Country Junior School We suspect the lure of a fresh carrot at the end of the Cross Country season resulted in many boys choosing Cross Country in Term Two. We had a team of 30 boys keen to run and improve their running. The season started with the long-standing tradition of a run to the beach. Our first training day, 23rd April, was an eye opener to some boys and a wake up call to others, Cross Country is never an easy option. On Wednesday 30th April the Cross Country team had a bye which allowed for consolidation of technique and goal setting. The boys were shown a series of dynamic stretches by Mr Ryan and diligently applied these stretches before each training session and race schedule, resulting in less injury’s this year. The dynamic stretches proved to be a highlight for the boys, especially ‘Angry Cat-Happy Cat’. The season started with the Caulfield Park race on 7 May. Boys were keen and the weather was kind. It was a flat course and an opportunity for the boys to ‘sus’ out the opposition and get a feel for their placing for the season. Our second meet was at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheeler Hill. This is always a favourite for the Cross Country team as there is the anticipated hill that they have all heard of. Boys performed particularly well this year. Bill Bartlett took out the Under 10’s and Sam Banfield dominating the under 11’s. Unfortunately, we did have some injuries, pulled hamstrings etc. which gave us a focus around good stretching to prevent further injuries. 146 GRAMMARIAN 2014

A race favourite is always the Dendy Park race which this year was 21 May. Because it is a local meet, we have many spectators which makes the race special. Once again our boys ran extremely well with Billy Bartlett winning the Under 10 race and Sam Banfield winning the Under 11. In the under 12 race, Tom Bartlett came second. The park was buzzing with excitement. Our ride back to school this week was a treat with a ride on a luxurious bus that was like first class on an aeroplane. On 8 May we took the first big trip to Carey, Bulleen. It was a crucial run because it finalized the BGS representatives for district level. It all started really well with Billy Bartlett coming third for the ten year old race. Then things got even better, with Sam Banfield coming first in the elevens event, Tom Burnell coming second and Josh Hudghton coming third. We also had a strong finish with Jack Damyon, Steven Stavrellis, Kirill Carne, Jakub Williams and Spencer Wood all coming in the top five

We diligently applied these stretches before each training session and race schedule, resulting in less injury’s this year. in the under 12’s. For the next few weeks the Cross Country team, as well as boys from Football competed in the districts at Carey, Bulleen. The final APS Division Cross Country at Carey, Bulleen was held on the 28 May. This season, for many reasons, was particularly pleasing. The final two meets which were at Haileybury College, Keysborough and Scotch College, Hawthorn ended with boys running for the anticipated and certainly well-deserved carrot. Congratulations to all boys who took on the challenge of Cross Country this winter. Cindy van Dijk and Ben Ryan, Coaches


Middle and Senior School With a Senior squad of 31 runners, including 11 from the Middle School, BGS fielded its largest Cross Country team for a number of years. With this in mind expectations were high that the team would be able to improve considerably on its single win in 2013 and step up at least another rung on the APS ladder. The opening round of the APS season was held at Haileybury Berwick with its dreaded hill and swamp, and with key runners unavailable the Senior team was always going to find it difficult to come away with a win. Despite some very strong performances with the Year 9 and 10 members stepping up to run in the Open race we were not able to gain enough points for a win: a narrow and disappointing loss to Geelong was not the start we had expected to the 2014 season. Next on the calendar was the Athletics Victoria, All Schools Cross Country meet. This event brings together elite runners from APS and AGS competitions and the State Schools from all around Victoria. Held at Jells Park, in true cross country weather, a small squad of the boys slogged it out through rain, hail and mud. The format involves teams of four running over a 3km course and there were some outstanding performances from the younger members of the team, highlighting the potential of the squad for coming years. Round 2 of the APS saw the team take the road trip to Geelong Grammar to race two of the more powerful squads, Xavier and Scotch. In perfect conditions over a very fast course, and with a stronger Senior squad available, we were far more competitive recording a top 10 and two top 50 placings. The experience gained at Geelong was evident in an improved performance the following week at Warringal Park. In what became an exciting match race, Jack Bullock pushed the pace early and narrowly missed out on the win in an exciting finish. Kayne Davies also continued to show that he was gradually recovering from injury, once again finishing in the top 30 and our Year 8 recruit Aaron Lam, running up two age groups to cover for injuries to other senior members provided great support finishing in 61st position. Depth is a key element for success in any team sport and Cross Country is no exception. Despite the efforts of Bullock in winning the head-to-head contest with St Kevin’s and Wesley College and the efforts of the other squad members our lack of depth at the senior level again resulted in a disappointing loss. The Athletics Victoria Road Relays are one of the best events on the Cross Country calendar. With a format similar to the Cross Country Relays it

gives the boys a chance to perform as part of a team. In a fantastic result that again highlighted the strength of running at BGS the U14 squad finished second – hopefully these boys will try and go one better in 2015! It was also great to see a team the Junior School boys competing and their 7th place finish, running up an age group was outstanding. The first week of the holidays saw some of the squad competing in AV, All School Cross Country Championships at the Bundoora course. Resuming APS duties after the break, Round 4 saw us back at Albert Park against Caulfield in another race we had inked in as a win preseason. Unfortunately, despite Bullock again winning the head-to-head and finishing third overall and the support from Davies and Lam we once again came up desperately short. The fifth round was at our home course at Norton’s Park. Kayne Davies relished the opportunity to run at age group, finishing second, and Tom Bartels ran a huge race to finish fourth overall and second in his age group. In the Open race Kayne Davies backed-up to finish in 40th place and there good contributions once again from our core runners Aaron and Justin Lam, Rhys Martin, Nick Semmens and Josh Massuger and a solid performance by Andrew Cook. The final round at Yarra Bend pitted us against a young Carey squad in another race we hoped to win and despite Bullock and Davies finishing first and second in the head-to-head we once again narrowly missed the win. Despite a final result of tenth place, the boys displayed great enthusiasm and improvement throughout the season. The challenge for the squad for coming seasons is to develop depth at the senior level. The performances of the Junior and Intermediate squads was very encouraging and certainly shows that BGS can be competitive at the Senior level in years to come. Thank you to Mr Fitzsimmons for his time and effort throughout the season and also to the parents for their support. Jack Bullock, Captain of Cross Country Cross Country Awards for 2014 Jack Bullock Outstanding Runner Year 11 & 12* Kayne Davies Outstanding Runner Year 9 & 10 Nick Semmens Coaches Award Eric Jiang Most Improved *In recognition for his outstanding season Jack Bullock was appointed Captain of the All APS Cross Country Team for 2014.

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Hockey Junior School Year 6A Hockey in Year 6 was very popular this year with more than 20 boys choosing to represent BGS. The 6A Hockey team enjoyed a successful season. Despite losing our opening game in a tight tussle to St Kevin’s College, the team went through the remainder of the season without dropping a game. This year’s group of boys were very motivated and knowledgeable of their Hockey and tried hard to get the best out of their time training and playing. We were fortunate to have last year’s First XI Hockey Captain, Patrick Neville help out at training. Patrick was able to impart his knowledge and expertise of the game and the boys took on board his sage advice. It was heartening to note boys applying the skills they had learnt and transferring them in their games. We were grateful that Patrick gave up his busy University schedule to help. The 6As Most Outstanding Player was awarded to Spencer Wood. His ability to stay balanced at full speed and take on the defenders was a highlight to watch. Some other boys to perform well were Zach Adam-Gedge and Joel Tyler, of whom were the playmakers along the wing to set up attacking play. The Best Team Player was awarded to Ewan Smith. Ewan showed great speed and ball control through the middle and he teamed well with Ben Morgan, Andrew Wang and Angus Bland through defence. The dogged play of Billy Pearson was very cool and calm in defence, often taking the ball down the pitch and setting up the attack looking to score. His play bought more inexperienced defenders such as Ben Paynter and Max Post into the games. Mackenzie Horth’s ability in goal was outstanding. Mackenzie’s keeping skills got better with every game and could be relied upon to prevent the opposition from scoring. Leadership of the 6A team was shared by a number of players each week. It was pleasing to see the effort and commitment these boys put into their responsibilities. All boys made many valuable contributions and they should be very proud of their efforts. Congratulations on a fine season.

Year 6B The Year 6B team consisted of one or two experienced players, and the rest beginners. I found myself describing my team on a regular basis to the opposing coach as a team of beginners who actually played as if they had been playing for years. With rapidly improving hockey skills, we began the season confidently with a series of clear wins. Towards the end of the season we were challenged by a number of injuries and absences, often relying on the opposition to boost our numbers. In every case, our boys made the volunteers from the opposing team feel very welcome and appreciated. Subsequently, they often got right into the spirit of things, playing very competitively and lining up proudly with the BGS team at the end. The boys trained hard and were amazingly supportive of each other. They would always offer to help Seth our Goalie with his kit, and I never had to ask somebody to carry our gear. Special mention to Tate Carlson who has amazing bag packing skills. The boys were a delight to coach and I enjoyed spending time with each and every one of them.

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Best Player was awarded to Julian Roberts (new to hockey) and Best Team Player to Thomas Draheim (also new to hockey) who consistently played a leadership role with the team. Thanks to all boys though, not everyone goes home with an award but you have certainly impressed and never let me down, each and every one of you.

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Year 7 It has been a fantastic year for us as a team. We had a great start to the year with many consecutive wins, with highlights including a 9-0 win and Martin Kulesza scoring five goals in that single game. We were keeping the pressure on the opposition and our defense rarely touched the ball. Although we came back from holidays ready to play, so did the opposition, beating us despite our best efforts. But really, the only thing that mattered was that we tried our best and had fun. My favorite part of the year was seeing how much everyone has improved from the first game to the last. I would like to give a big thanks to Ben Graham, for stepping up to be keeper when no one else wanted to. To The Wicks Club, for throwing the big breakfast events with free sausages, to Mr. Tutera, for coordinating all our games and training sessions, to the parents, for driving us to our games. And of course, to Scott Collie, for his enthusiasm to help us play our very best throughout the season. Devon Hendrie, Captain.


This year we had a record number of participants in Hockey

Year 8 This year we had a brilliant team of 24 boys, being a record number of participants in hockey. Some had never picked up a hockey stick before, but they worked hard and picked up the skills fast. Overall we had an excellent season, consisting of 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Our biggest win was against Haileybury, winning 5-0 in a match that showed our excellent teamwork and passing skills. I would like to acknowledge some boys on their standout performances: Eric Chen who only started Hockey this year and he has improved out of sight with his hand/ eye co-ordination skills. Harry Cole, who was also new to Hockey this year and has really improved with his running ability and ball skills. Sam Cao for his effective aggressive play style. Oscar Rochanakij and James Dickson for their offensive play and brilliant goal scoring record. Scott Lee, Gus Harris and Jack Morrison for their impressive defensive skills and composure under pressure. Overall we have really improved and supported each other as team mates. I would like to thank Miss Bracken for being a superb Manager because of her attention to detail and her enthusiasm for the team. Also to Fraser Carlson and Alasdair Stretch for being great coaches and examples to the team, displaying the BGS values on the sideline. I was honoured and privileged to Captain an amazing group this year and I believe we are forming a great senior team. I look forward to playing again with everybody next year. Highlight of the Season “When I found out Fraser was going to be coaching the team once more this year. Of course I seemed to have forgotten the dark days where the team only heard two words….fitness training” Will Middlemiss and Tom Matthews,

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Year 9/10B

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Although we did not win every single match, this was a very successful season for the 9/10 B Hockey team. In terms of the goals scored, the team scored 20 for the season against 14 from our opponents. The team had a few spectacular wins against Scotch (6 – 0), St Kevin’s (6 -1) and St Kevin’s for a second time (6 -0).

This year BGS decided to field two combined year 9 / 10 teams. Which was great for the year tens as there weren’t many of them left after several giving up Hockey, Justin and Nick going to the First XI and Lachie being injured for most of the season. We all trained together and that allowed boys to move between teams and help out a team when numbers were down, which was often necessary. Everyone has benefitted from this setup and both teams have had success this year.

The team was joined this year by several first time players, Yann Bourde, Jeremy Tian and Jimmy Zheng and along with the rest of the team all improved tremendously as the season progressed. This was highlighted in the final match against Xavier where the team as a whole played their best match for the season. A few words of thanks. The team was grateful for the support of some 9/10 A players and even Year 8 players who filled in when clashes with other school activities meant that we were going to be short on numbers. The team is all thankful for the support and coaching provided by Old Boy Luke Karabatsos and to Mr Harris. Team awards this year went to Yann Bourde for Most Improved Player, Di Di Wang received the Coach’s Award and the Shipman Trophy for best and Fairest to Jeremy Tian. Jeremy Tian, Captain 150 GRAMMARIAN 2014

The team started the year, obviously as a new team, and many people didn’t know each other because of the difference in year levels, so the season began with getting to know everyone. Some of us also had to get used to playing in unfamiliar positions which may not have been our first preference. We unfortunately lost the first two games to Scotch and Melbourne Grammar, however, as the season went on we got to know each other and worked much better as a team. Apart from one other loss to Carey, we managed to win the other five games, three of which were played in Term Three, meaning we finished on a hat trick. The highlight of the season was our second game against MGS, after being beaten the first time a solid 7 - 0, it was extremely satisfying to beat them 1 - 0 at Flack Oval in what proved to be an amazing game. The addition of the three Year Tens from the First XI lifted everyone’s game and we all played at an exceptional standard. Congratulations to Jerry for being our major goal scorer for the season. Jack Coleman, Captain


1st XI This season BGS hockey took steps towards changing the culture of how we play and what we play for. As competitive people we were disappointed with our win/loss record, however we know that as a hockey club we have improved and this will set us up for the future.

2nd XI The Second XI Hockey Team had an extremely successful season in 2014. Having retained coach Andrew Bisset from the previous year, the boys went into the season with a positive attitude. This translated into good results throughout the whole year, with wins against archrivals Melbourne Grammar, St. Kevin’s, Xavier and Wesley. Our only losses were to Haileybury, and the Geelong Grammar first team, who were playing in the second division. There were no standout players in particular, with every member of the squad putting in consistent performances week in, week out. Thanks must go to Ms. May, who came to every training session and game, and ensured we had oranges to munch on every game. Ashwin Agarwal, Captain

We started pre-season with a hockey camp – this was our first step in becoming a true hockey club. Senior and Junior boys mixed in training practice matches and activities as we prepared for the tough season ahead. It was also exciting to know that 2014 would be the inaugural season of The Wicks Club – the BGS Friends of hockey group. We therefore entered our season with much anticipation about our prospects ahead. Unfortunately we ran into strong teams in our opening rounds; Scotch, Carey and Haileybury moved the ball quickly and we proved no match for their discipline and skills. After much soul searching, the senior boys rallied and decided to lead from the front. Our match against St.Kevin’s saw a much greater emphasis on defending as a team and with our boys spreading quickly into attack we posed major scoring threats each time we entered the circle. We were unlucky to go down 2-1, but the boys had shown they were capable of playing as a team a being competitive at this level. Matches against Melbourne Grmmar and Wesley saw mixed scoreboard results, however the same work rate and effort that we had worked towards in our pre-season camp was

beginning to show through in our play, even if it was inconsistency that plagued us. Our match against Geelong Grammar was undoubtedly the season highlight with BGS crashing in 6 goals. Tyba Murphy bagged a hat-trick, Olle Gunning scored twice and James Southgate rounded out our scorers as we attacked constantly. Unfortunately, we forgot our team defensive mind set and Geelong were able to level proceedings with 6 goals of their own as we came away with some much needed points. Our season finished with the boys vowing to play attacking Hockey against the much fancied Xavier. We moved the ball well, but as was the case in so many other fixtures, we were unable to capitalise on opportunities in our attacking third. Whilst many will judge the season on our win-loss ratio the group has gone forward in terms of own expectations of ourselves and our team. We have had lots of boys gaining 1st team experience that will stand them in good stead in 2015. It is vital that our leaders continue to demonstrate by their actions what is required at both training and on game day so we can compete with other schools. Many thanks to Mr Baylis who retired from 1st team hockey after over 20 years involvement with the program and Mr Serong who acted as team manager throughout a tough season. Ryan Cook, Captain of Hockey

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Football Junior School Year 5A

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The season kicked off (pun intended) with the sort of enthusiasm expected of keen young budding AFL starts. The training track would be the first obstacle to tackle followed by a gruelling selection process to determine the two sides. The boys were put through their paces, with an emphasis placed on skills, sportsmanship and teamwork. Our training sessions were designed to improve the boys’ skills and fitness as well as overall game awareness. We also focused on listening skills and the development of leadership. All attributes crucial both on and off the field.

The Year 5B football team can certainly be proud of their achievements throughout the season. Whether it was on the training track on Thursday afternoon or competing against other APS sides on Wednesday afternoon, every member of the squad, always gave his very best. Our training sessions were designed to provide the boys with drills that would increase their understanding of the game, further develop their basic skills and build their self-confidence. Raw enthusiasm, developing listening skills and a strong desire to learn, all led to success in these areas.

Each week we rotated captains to give each boy the experience of what it takes to be a leader. They were expected to assist with training drills, equipment, welcoming the opposition to our home ground or introducing themselves when playing away. A well as being a leader on the field throughout the match. The boys developed as a hard running team oriented unit throughout the season demonstrating some terrific individual and team performances. At the conclusion of the season, Tom Burnell was awarded ‘Most Outstanding’ player whilst Declan Hayes received the ‘Best Team Player’ award. Scott Davies

Those boys who took on the crucial role of captain each week deserve special mention. Each of these boys displayed initiative, a strong work ethic and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone. As captain, they were in charge of team sheets and match day equipment, tossed the coin prior to the game, provided leadership on and off the ground, delivered the ‘thank you’ speech at the end of the match and wrote a team report for the weekly sports’ newsletter. On each occasion, these tasks were implemented extremely well. On match day, the boys battled particularly hard with the team displaying fine spirit, excellent sportsmanship and noteworthy levels of persistence and resilience. Overall, the 5B team played six games. They had a memorable victory over Burke Hall and hard fought losses against Scotch College, Haileybury Newlands, St Kevins Caulfield Grammar and Haileybury Castlefield. At the conclusion of the season, Lachlan Stewart was awarded ‘Most Outstanding’ player whilst Vassili Kyparisis received the ‘Best Team Player’ award. Brendan Rahn

Year 6A The 6A football team made significant advances in their progress as the season played out. Despite being undermanned and not fielding full-strength teams due to camps, injury and other APS sporting commitments, the 6As maintained their enthusiasm and persistence to proudly represent the BGS Guernsey. Despite the team only winning one game, to their credit the results were not a true reflection of their skill, courage and determination. The boys never stopped trying all season. During the season Darby Hipwell was nominated to attend the APS Primary Schools Football selection trials and subsequently was appointed Captain of the Victorian State Team. A fine result! Other boys who showed consistent efforts throughout the season, were Spencer Wood, Tom Cantwell, Jack Damyon, Jordan Segar, Jakub Williams and Zac Murphy. Darby Hipwell was the recipient of the 6A Most Outstanding Player Award, demonstrating an excellent skill level, in particular his ability to read the ball from the stoppages was terrific, while Best Team Player Award went to Tom Cantwell. He was always willing try something new and often was the’ voice’ of the team to encourage other boys. It was pleasing to note the significant improvement of players such as Evan Best, Rex Patterson, Cody Dreyer and Jessi Spencer who worked tirelessly throughout the season to improve their skills and ability to work hard to the contests and run out the games. Congratulations to all boys who represented the school so well this season. Their efforts and sportsmanship displayed are credit to both yourselves and your school. Well Done! On behalf of the team I would like to also thank parents who came to watch home games, and in particular to Mathew Wood who assisted me on home match days. Darren Cook

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SS and MS Captains Thomas Fisher and Harrison Reynolds

Middle School Following on from a successful 2013 campaign, an impressive total of 102 Year 7 and 8 footballers took to the field this year, equating to one third of all Middle School boys nominating Football as their chosen winter sport. The staff coaching and managing ranks were bolstered by the return of Old Boy Elliot Harris and the inclusion of more recent Old Boy Marcus Lavender. While Elliot teamed up with staff member Mr Nick Weymouth, the doyen of BGS Football, Mr Mick McCarthy, again took the reins of the 7A side. The passionate and motivational Mr Richard Ryan teamed with Marcus Lavender to steer the 8B side and I was again fortunate to take the reins of the 8A side for the ninth time. Unfortunately, the credibility of the B competitions was again marred by a number of schools opting to enter lower competitions with dominant teams. Our 8B team in particular bore the full brunt, coming up against teams consisting of A players and even Year 9s on more than one occasion. When given the chance to compete against legitimate B competition during Term 3, they were able to put together emphatic backto-back wins, to end the season on a well-deserved high. Our 7B team followed much the same script, and after dominant teams in their competition were elevated to more appropriate competitions after the mid-season redraw, the 7B boys went on to record three wonderful victories.

Year 6B The Year 6B Football team worked very hard throughout the season to improve their skill development, fitness and teamwork. Although only winning two games, both against St. Kevin’s, credit should be given to all the boys for their continued effort, hard work and persistence. Significant improvement was evident as the season progressed. The recipient of the Most Outstanding Player Award was Max Mitchell-Adams with Ewan Smith receiving the Best Team Player Award. Stuart Thompson

Our 7A team prospered under the guidance of the highly passionate Mr Michael McCarthy, starting the season in extraordinary fashion in easily accounting for a highly-fancied Scotch College outfit. The 7A boys soon forged a reputation as a tough and uncompromising unit and enjoyed a number of impressive victories throughout. The 8A side began the season with two losses to 2013 powerhouse teams in Xavier and St Kevin’s, but went on to win their next four games. A return bout victory against Xavier on their own deck provided the season highlight as they ended with a 5/3 record. All four teams encountered scoreboard success at different stages throughout the season, but the success of our Football program should be measured by a lot more than goals and points. All Middle School footballers were privileged to see an unprecedented season from our First XVIII team that culminated in an undefeated premiership, and revelled in their success. The culture that exists in the school’s Football program is truly unique and something that is very difficult to replicate elsewhere. Tim Marshall, Teacher in Charge MS Football GRAMMARIAN 2014 153


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Senior School Year 9A It is highly unusual in a season of junior football for a team to be able to turn its whole season around, yet that is exactly what the 9A team did in 2014. What made the change all the more impressive was that the there was no relegation to a lower grade, rather one after the other we played and beat three teams we had soundly lost to in the first half. These were some of the best teams in the competition: Melbourne Grammar, Scotch, and in a final triumph to savour, Xavier. After four rounds of football, we had no win to our name. In the first round on the wide spaces of Scotch’s Main Oval we established what was to be a pattern of slow starts and whilst we showed glimpses of great attacking football there was little in the way of defensive positioning from us and it seemed that ‘defense’ was only understood to mean the back six players! Nonetheless, William Lewis announced himself as a big target forward in this first game (he would go on to win the Most Improved Player Award) and Tom Yorgey showed he knew how to make the most of the space a kick behind play. A loss of five goals to St Kevin’s in slush and continual rain after being within a couple kicks at half time and a nine goal thrashing by Xavier in which we lost our Co-Vice Captain Liam Farrell to a broken collar bone left us longing for our first home game. When it came and we finally ran out onto the Crowther Oval, it ended in a disappointing 19 point defeat against a Melbourne Grammar team we should have beaten if we had thought more about how to play into a strong wind. Then the change came. An expected big win over Carey on a crisp Bulleen morning lifted morale before we were back on our Crowther facing the Melbourne Grammar team that only a fortnight previously had beaten us. By pumping the ball in quickly to an isolated Will Lewis, Anthony Zimmerman or Seb Williams, and two great efforts in ‘run with’ roles on their best players (Ben Durkin on their agile on-baller, Mac Gray on their strong bulky half forward) we were able to win a close match by 10 points and thus achieve a 19 point turn around. Our next rematch was 154 GRAMMARIAN 2014

a bigger challenge in Scotch, yet we were on the Crowther Oval and we were now playing a far better possession and defensive game. We were never headed throughout the match, able to achieve a wonderful nine goal turn around. The great aggressive efforts from Anthony Zimmerman and Lachie Ewers in the middle helped us gain an impressive start and lead which we were able to defend in a very tight second quarter, only to break free again in the third. We had done our homework and players performed nullifying roles on some of the speedy and talented Scotch players, namely Ben Durkin (second time in this role), Charlie Hicks, Alex Adams and Jack Mason. It was Sasha Parsons’ and Harry Hynes’ best match, both providing much needed outside run against a pacy opposition. Finally, we got the chance to play Xavier again yet this time on the Crowther. The rematch meant more for Liam Farrell who was back from the broken collar bone he suffered last time the teams met (his commitment and determination was rewarded with the Coach’s Award). In a very tight match with a handful of minutes left BGS broke the death-wrestle with a goal and Xavier’s response, when it came in the final minute was too late. It was an extraordinary win, yet (as Mr Swann who assisted that day stated in the rooms at the end) it was a fair reflection of our dominance over the course of the match. We had achieved our third comprehensive turnaround against top opposition, our second turnaround greater than nine goals and against a team whose only other loss for the season was against Caulfield. It left us with 4 wins and 4 losses, yet more importantly it left us certain that we could take on and beat any team in the competition if we brought our ‘A game’ and ruing the fact that the season concluded without allowing us to match off against the undefeated Caulfield. Mark Sainsbery

Year 9B This season was an interesting one for the side, one of incredible highs and some lows. A Round 1 thrashing of Xavier was the perfect way to start the season. However after this game, wins became as rare as a dry surface on the Crowther. With Mr. Brand coaching the team for a third consecutive season, there were expectations on each boy to improve from the last year. New recruits Tom Post and Nicholas Braddon were instant revelations with their own individual strengths but the ‘old guard’ still held strong throughout the season. Ben Cochran’s outside run, highflying marks from Jackson Collins and Ben Lawlor’s sixth sense for goal kicking were weekly match highlights. To the dismay of opponents, Charlie Kenny, arguable the smallest guy on the field, each week sold enough candy to fill the packet of snakes at three quarter time. The true highlight of the season was our one and only game on the home of footy against St Kevin’s. Last season we had some great contests against St Kevin’s, one of them on a flooded Crowther, but events this year shocked everyone. Mr. Brand described it as an, “absolute demolition of the oppostion in all areas of the ground,” thanks to the BGS lads relentless footy. We kicked 19 unanswered goals most of them coming from the boot of Ben Lawler, Charlie Kenny, Hugo Butler and Oscar Donald. James Styling on the scoreboard could hardly keep up and singing the song in the middle of the Crowther was a great feeling. However, after such emphatic win we were put up a division were things would only get harder. But game after game we never gave in, never gave up and we were always hardest at the footy no matter the score. Some other highlights of the season were the Coleman Medal race between Ben Lawlor and Oscar Donald which was eventually won by the classy forward, Ben “Be the Ball” Lawlor. Mac Parsons improved to become an influential defender and Nicholas Braddon switched from soccer to bring with him the biggest kick in the division. Even though the side lost more than they won, they always tried their best. In many of the games the scoreboard didn’t reflect the effort on the day but most importantly, the boys played every week with their mates, had some laughs and some wins. Chris Brand


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The 2014 Year 10A Football season was a memorable one to say the least, with all the boys continually improving every week and forging strong ties with each other. Coached by Mr Gerstman and BGS old boy Max Hayes as deputy. Early wins against Haileybury, Carey and the arch-rival Melbourne Grammar kicked started the season positively, especially without the likes of Andrew McGrath and Blake Hayes, who both played First XVIII football all season.

The Third Football team had a disappointing start to the year, losing the first six games. This was largely due to a wave of injuries which hit the Second and Third lists. The Round 3 game against the Xavier boarders was particularly destructive and we lost some key players for many weeks, including our captain Jack Moncrieff and other key players such as Christian Gilmour and Declan Bradfield. We ended that game with 12 players and were routed. This trend continued in the following weeks when it became difficult to field a full team every week. Full credit and thanks to players from other sports, like Trent Scheirs and Nick Selig, who often competed in their own sports and then turned up to help us form a team of 16-17 players.

Whilst the side may have lacked in size and numbers, they certainly made up for this potential weakness with relentless desire, will and hunger to compete each week, combined with deep camaraderie and mateship forged between every single member of the side. No matter who they played, every boy would put their best foot forward to play a part in the team, even in sometimes trying circumstances.

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Following great early season form, they were unable to capitalise on a 3-2 start to the season, ending with four wins and five losses. This however isn’t a true representation of our success through the season, as every boy performed without fail, and the level of combativeness and aspiration to play for the red and blue was shown in spades.

Thirty players represented BGS in Second XVIII Football during the 2014 Season. Unfortunately, due to some long term injuries, we were not able to consistently put our best team on the field. About fifteen squad members regularly attended Monday night training sessions. This number was boosted by the addition of First XVIII Squad members on Thursday nights.

Renowned players such as Alex Mastromanno, Tom Wallace, Tom Sharry and Fraser Gregson performed superbly all season, but the major highlight was seeing lesser known players perform in a very strong competition. Due to the lack of players however, every week major positions needed to be filled. Players including Sam Murray, Tom Burns, Ash Hoar and Sam Ryan were some of many who thrived upon this and rose to the occasion, playing against some of the best players in the state and holding their own no matter what.

It became evident, as early as the first game of the season, that we lacked the depth of talent of a number of our opposition schools. Our focus was to develop a team game, in which every player had a role to play. Despite winning just one game, the team never stopped trying and became more competitive as the season progressed.

The season was an absolute delight, and the whole team felt that BGS footy is heading the right direction. Not only after this year’s triumph in the First XVIII, but for many years to come. Smashing victories against the weaker schools proved the BGS 10As we’re better than most, and against the likes of St Kevin’s, Scotch and Xavier they always are within a sniff. The team typified this year what it means to play footy at BGS, and in the final two years left playing at ‘the home of football’, the Year 10 Footballers cannot wait to lift the standard even higher. James Gerstman

Congratulations, to the players who won individual awards. Best Player, Zach Donald, who possesses good endurance and developed his ability to ‘read the game’, playing as a defensive midfielder or backline sweeper. Mitch Hoar, Runner-up, was our number one ruckman and most effective player in marking contests. Coach’s Award winner, Harrison McIntyre, was our leading player for gaining contested possessions. Our Captain, Scott Riddell, who displayed admirable leadership, both on and off the field, received the Best Team Player award. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all parents, BGS staff and boys who assisted our team throughout the season.

The players, to their credit, never dropped their heads and many enjoyed the challenge of stepping up and playing a larger role. Connor Verney improved his ability to read the game and became much more than an outside runner. Tom Chen played in the backline and his strong marking and defensive skills were a highlight. James Bryant was all class all over the ground – wherever we needed him – until he was deservedly promoted to the Seconds. Liam Gill improved in the ruck and Declan Bradfield came back strongly from injury. Robbie Scacco stepped up from being a forward pocket type and showed good signs in the midfield. Luca Bade and Matt Smallridge developed as key position players in both defence and attack. All these Year 11 players will benefit from the extra responsibility they took on this season. Among the Year 12 players, Pat Chipp, Jack Moncrieff, Christian Gilmour and Dan Parker had fine seasons. Jordan Shreeve was a revelation once we moved him to the backline and Max Mason and Lawrence Pym benefitted from a more mature approach to their football, while still having a lot of fun. It was nice to have two wins on the Crowther in our last three games – many thanks to all the boys from other sports or teams who turned up to help us win those games. Two wins and seven losses is not a successful season but there were some very positive signs for next year and the team spirit and enjoyment from the boys were a highlight. David Nixon

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ALL OR NOTHING... ANYWHERE... ANYTIME First XVIII The First XVIII Football season was one that was memorable to say the least. After losing some star Year 12 players last year and the likes of Josh Kelly, Christian Salem and Jayden Hunt to AFL clubs, many other teams did not expect us to be sitting on top of the ladder when the season came to a close, undefeated. Back to the preseason, it was clear after some dominant performances in the practice matches that this team was going to be as strong as ever, if not better. Mr. Shaw oversaw a very structured game plan based on solid defence and a full ground zone/press that most sides had great difficulty in adapting to. The planning for each game was very thorough and Mr. Shaw showed great faith in the leadership group to provide an overview of the opposition best playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strengths and weaknesses. We were always very well prepared and trained accordingly. Over the course of the year, only eight goals were kicked against us. Certainly our tactics and familiarity and cohesion with our team mates played a very big part in our success. With the likes of quality players coming in from the undefeated seconds last year and Year 10s Andy McGrath and Blake Hayes both debuting this year and filling spots comfortably, there 156 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Over the course of the year, only eight goals were goals kicked against us. was no doubt the squad knew they could go all the way. Round 1 against Caulfield was a brilliant game of APS football as we defeated the nominal premiership favourites in our first game of the season. With the team being up by 6 goals at 3/4 time, the senior boys knew that had to stand up as we eventually held on to win by 13 points against a fast finishing Caulfield. After a few more rounds had progressed, the side had gone on to win 3 more games against Scotch, Carey and Haileybury and we sat on top of the ladder with four straight wins, something not done many times in past years.

Round 5 turned out to be a result that past generations could only dream of happening as we defeated St Kevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Crowther by a formidable margin of 50 points. The singing of the song after the game with all the junior and senior boys from the crowd really summed up the spirit of BGS football this year as everyone wanted to get involved. At this stage, some of the standout players were Harry Hill and Jack Toouli who were both in their first seasons of playing First Football. Along with this, the senior boys, Josh Clayton, Elliott Avis and Tom Laumets, were all playing their roles in keeping the wins ticking along as we came back two weeks later to face Melbourne Grammar just before the school holidays. With both teams being undefeated at the time, this was set to be the biggest game of the year and the atmosphere was unbelievable. With both cheer squads chanting each team on, it was the Brighton boys who won by 20 points in a sensational game. After the break our sights were set on winning the Premiership cup and even though we had a longer than usual four week break, the winning run continued against Wesley and we now had won eight games straight and would play for the


‘In every game you come to the crossroads…and when you do…. you either step up or you step down’.

title the next week against Xavier. As the game came closer and closer, the nerves were building and so was the hype as the school hadn’t won in 22 years. On the day, all lived up to expectations as the unbelievable crowd filled with numerous old boys wishing they had another chance chanted the boys home to victory. In an eventful match, the team came from behind to win in the last quarter by less than a couple of goals in what was one of the toughest games for the year. The game was a test of character and summed up our season as whole as many times we had our backs against the wall and somehow found a way to win. The season however wasn’t over yet as the Round 10 match against Geelong College still beckoned. In an attempt to be the first Brighton Grammar First XVIII team to go undefeated, we finished the season off in spectacular fashion by comfortably beating the strong Geelong side by 50 points. The season full of many highs had come to an end, and it was an emotional departure for the Year 12s after having so much heartbreak in the past years and finally fulfilling that one dream we all shared.

The constant mentoring and guidance of coaches Mr Shaw, Mr White and Mr Marshall must also be commended as it was nothing short of exceptional and made a huge impact on the team’s success. Along with this, the work of trainers Tony Smith and Michael Singh to get the boys up for each game was first class. Thanks must go to the coaches, the boys and the parents who virtually gave up their winter break holidays in order to maintain our fitness and team work. Prior to the Melbourne Grammar game at our Thursday lunchtime team meeting Mr. Shaw showed us a video about how the great coaches prepared for finals. Jeans, Hafey, Barassi and Kennedy outlined their philosophies on what it takes to win big games. One phrase stood out and sums up our year. ‘In every game you come to the crossroads… and when you do…. you either step up or you step down’. Final season result 10 wins, 0 losses. APS Premiers Thomas Fisher, Captain of Football

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U/13 Rugby Report The U13 Rugby team had a great season and showed that we have a lot of promise for the years ahead. We were not a large team by numbers or size, but we played a very structured and exciting brand of Rugby to cause most teams some real headaches. Overall we won four games and lost five. Importantly for us, four of the games we lost were by less than a try meaning that we were hard to beat when we lost. Our forwards played a good season, winning scrums and lineouts frequently. Each boy played his heart out to do the important little things that set the ball up for the next attack. Our backs were an exciting group who enjoyed spreading the ball wide and running in support. We would like to thank Mr Coghlan, Luke Crameri and Nick Travers for all the work that they did. Also, we are very grateful for the support we got from our parents on the sideline, with the BBQ and also giving us lifts to the games. Some season highlights were our 42-0 point win over Scotch College, our two narrow losses to the best team in the competition, Marcellin College, and our amazing performance as a team in the last round to overwhelm Trinity Grammar and finish on a high. We look forward to pulling on the jersey again next year! Cameron Glasgow and Will Brydon-Waldren, Co-Captains 158 GRAMMARIAN 2014

It was with a sense of anticipation and excitement that the boys began their training in late April under the tutelage of forwards coach Jon Clarke and backs coach Sam Parlane. It was always going to be a challenge to manage a large squad with varied experience, with many boys playing their first season of rugby. The coaches took the players through their paces early on and established the team and individual player’s strengths and weaknesses. A strong team culture began to emerge, led admirably by Captain James Chand and ably supported by Vice-Captain Will Bullock. The team began to gel early on in the season with victories against Ivanhoe, Melbourne, St. Patrick’s, St. Kevin’s, and a spirited draw at Trinity in the Cardiff Cup taking the boys up to the mid-year break. With the only defeat coming at the hands of a strong Marcellin College outfit. After such an excellent start to the season, coming back from the mid-year break was challenging as the three weeks off led to a breakdown in communication and composure which translated to our first consecutive losses on the field. While camp was an excellent experience for the boys it also fell in this tough period which meant that many boys were recovering from a week in the desert. However, in the face of this adversity the boys came together in the last game of the season in an outstanding display against Melbourne Grammar. Suffering some early injuries the team was staring down a third consecutive loss going into half-time 12 nil down. In a display of courage, determination and commitment the boys fought back to win the game after the time on the clock had run out. The boys had played for each other and sang the school song with gusto, ultimately ending the season on a high note and doing themselves and the School proud. They should look forward to a promising season in 2015 as they surely have the skill and heart to do so. A special mention should be made for the parents for their efforts in getting the boys to games on time and helping out on game day throughout the season.    Robert Hanley

This was certainly an eventful year for rugby at this age group. Two new boys started their rugby careers and before the season was over one of these had been selected to represent Victoria. The season started early in Term 1 with lunch time and afternoon training sessions to prepare the members of the U15 panel going on the Brighton Grammar European Rugby tour of Ireland, Wales, England and France. Fourteen of the U15 squad travelled and they all gained much from the experience of playing against some tough and accomplished sides. This gave the boys a head start to the season, prior to our first game against Marcellin College. They won convincingly with Captain Oliver Barden proving very dominant in that game. Tougher challenges were to come, however, and a thrilling 22 all draw against Scotch College was followed by a heavy defeat to Xavier College. The following week saw the boys play well at home against Melbourne Grammar, however, they lost narrowly. The improving performance peaked the next weekend when they beat a very good Trinity side. This was the performance of the season and all the players were superb. A big win against Haileybury was the side’s final win of the season and although the final win loss ratio was not favourable the performances showed much promise. The boys have developed their skills and become more physical in their approach to the game under the superb tutelage of coach, Mr Sam Lindsey, who was ably assisted by old boy James Emery. Several of the boys are getting close to the standard required at First Fifteen level and in the next couple of years there is no doubt that many will feature prominently in the first team. A big congratulation to the new boys this year. Jordan Dalal had a superb first season of rugby with his efforts in the centre resulting in some great tries. He is an exciting talent going forward. Captain Oliver Barden had a great season and is a very exciting prospect. Despite the fact that he broke a bone in his hand mid-season, he still managed to play five full APS games, get selected for the Victorian Schools Rugby Union U16 side and also get selected for the Victorian Rugby Union U16 side. These are all wonderful achievements in this his first year playing the sport. Max Burt continued from where he left off last season and despite breaking a bone in his hand in a pre-season game against Trinity, played six games, won the “Best and Fairest” award and was also selected for the Victorian Schools Rugby Union U16 side. Oliver Barden received the Captain’s award. Jackson Mahon’s superb


1st XV Rugby Brighton Grammar Rugby 2014 has been a fantastic year. We have had the opportunity to play rugby in different countries, experience a whole different culture of rugby, train in the best facilities in the world and play at Melbourne’s home stadium, AAMI Park.

season was recognised when he received the “Best Forward” award. Henry Moir won the “Best Back” award for his improvement in his skill set and for his consistent performances on the field and at training throughout the season. Tom Ashman capped a great season by receiving the “Most Improved” award for his performances in the back row. This year there was a squad of nineteen players overall. With injuries, there were occasions when we struggled to field a full team and some Year 8 boys helped out by playing in these games for the U15 side. The boys should also be complemented for their willingness to play in a year level above their age group.

A huge thanks to Biddy Duckham, the Teacher In charge of BGS Rugby. She did a tremendous job supporting the team throughout the year. A big thanks as well to Peter Whitehead who organised the European. The parents also deserve huge thanks for all their support at each game, and for all their help at home games setting up the pitch, running BBQs, running the line etc. Thank you too to the Parent Support Group who provided prizes for the ‘best on ground’ with many of the boys receiving rugby balls and pizza vouchers for their efforts. Finally, thank you to the boys. Their dedication, enthusiasm and efforts this year were tremendous and I wish them every success next year and beyond. Anthony Keane

U/16 Rugby There’s no denying it was a tough year for the Under 16 Rugby squad. As has been the case in previous seasons, the group was hindered by low numbers, requiring all hands on deck week in, week out, which was taxing on bodies and morale. Games were often required to drop to below fifteen a side to ensure play could go ahead. The opposition was extremely tough in most rounds too, and the Brighton boys unfortunately came away disappointed most weekends. It is a great credit to them that they persisted and remained focused on improving individually and as a team every step of the way. There were some outstanding displays of courage, determination, and team spirit. Captain Matthew Simon largely drove this positive culture. He was vocal during games and in training to lift his troops, and also lead by example at all turns. A devoted core group of players, of course, also contributed: Stephen Allen put his body on the line consistently and earned the Best and Fairest award; Marcel Denman provided consistency and strength in the forward pack and claimed Best Forward; and the Best Back award went to Ben De Worsop, who showed great bravery and slick skills all year. This spirit was rewarded in Round 3 with a stunning win over Xavier, a victory of which the boys should be very proud. The Under 16 squad also inherited a number of boys new to the sport this year, who developed their skills quickly and learned to fulfil their roles on the field during games. Next year the group will be absorbed into the First and Second Fifteen squads and issues of low numbers will hopefully cease from there onwards. The Brighton Rugby community wishes the boys well in this transition, and hopes they enjoy greater success in years to come.

Beginning the season slowly we found ourselves waiting till Round 4 to get a win. Although that did not reflect how we were going as a team. We gave the top schools in Victoria their most competitive game and proved that a team performance will always out shine a team of individuals. The improvement we had as a team from Rounds 1-4 was dramatic and this proved itself in the Cardiff Cup game against Trinity Grammar School. BGS came away with a win and retained the cup for another year. With confidence high we faced a strong Geelong Grammar, which proved to be our toughest game of the season. However with belief and trust in each other we came away with yet another win. Unfortunately, because we missed out on a Top Four position by 1 point, we had to re-set our goals to creating a strong finish and holding our 5th position. At the end of the season, we had beat Trinity not once but twice. I have found the role as captain very rewarding with support from all areas of the team being the key to our success. The boys had strong belief in the game plan and trusted my leadership on and off the field. I now look forward to witnessing the Year 11s from this year being the future leaders of the school and BGS Rugby. We feel confident that as a Year 12 group we leave the jersey in a better place than it was before we embarked on the 2014 season. It has been a privilege to play our role in the history of BGS Rugby. Billy Gray, Captain of Rugby

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Soccer Junior School Year 5 Poem So many boys came that day, for it was soccer they wanted to play. Lachlan and Tom were there like a flash, making their mark, ready for a clash. Josh and Declan were very steady, in the A’s they were always the first ready. Sam and Cam were our champion men in the goal, this helped both teams get on a roll.

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Kirill and Cameron were a dominant two, totally supported by Adam’s quick shoe.

Our 6A soccer team this year had an uneven season. We often found ourselves playing against highly skilled, disciplined teams who were physically stronger and able to move the ball more quickly than we were. Our defence suffered most, leaking goals in almost every game. We suffered heavy defeats against Haileybury College , Xavier Burke Hall, and St Kevin’s (twice). We were successful in our games against Carey and Kostka Hall.

The 6B and 6C Soccer teams had a season of mixed results. Each week the teams steadily improved with players settling into their positions and getting used to playing in a new team.

Just as the soccer season really got started, Billy, unfortunately, to London departed. Harley and Nick always quietly working, on passing to where their striker was lurking. Will and Lachlan expertly cleared the ball to the wings, where our forwards were able to score like kings. James had an unfortunate accident this year, and for that all his team mates shed a tear. Griffin and Edward took a while to get started, but played a game which was consistently big hearted. Sam and Christian became the terribly twins, between them they secured a few wins. Tony and Ryan were our men at the back, whilst Charlie and Owen preferred playing attack. Vassilli, Prair and James were reliable in midfield, every ball they were willing to shield. Patrick and Jack were formidable in defence, making our opposition extremely tense! Hamish and Patrick enjoyed playing forward, which certainly made choosing teams a little awkward. And of course Shotoro, our Japanese member, helped make 2014 a season to remember. And so the season ended with some terrific highs, making us all wonder why Term Three flies. Thanks to all the Year 5 Soccer players for a most enjoyable season. Scott Davies and Cindy van Dijk

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The boys worked hard on the skills throughout the season during our training sessions. Our better players, included Darby Hipwell, Stephen Stavrellis, Dominic Kastronakis, Oliver Warren, and Jordan Seagar. It was also pleasing to see some boys work hard and achieve promotion to our 6A team and become important players in the latter half of our season. These boys included, Liam Konidaris and Jerry X’Lingston. Congratulations go to our to award winners for this term. Our Most Outstanding Player was Darby Hipwell and Our Best Team Player was Oliver Warren. Our sincere thanks must go to Mr Dean Bryan and Mr Ben Ryan for their ongoing support of the boys and staff. Special thanks also to Mr Paul Kyte who assisted ably with coaching on a Monday night and refereeing some of our home games. Congratulations to all the boys who represented the school this season. David Turner, Coach

The standout players for the season included Isaiah Powell who pushed forward out of the centre with forceful runs and powerful kicks into the box and regular goals. He was ably supported by Jerry X’Lingston and Cody Dreyer who also proved difficult for the defenders as they finessed the ball into dangerous positions. Cody also scored multiple goals. Joshua Tate was light on his feet in midfield and consistently avoided tackles to set up attacking moves. The BGS defence was hard to penetrate and lead well by utility Thomas Barlabas whose steady head and trusty right foot thwarted many attacks. Luca Arcaro and Will Fry read the play beautifully in defence and Eric Yu was reliable in goal, using all parts of his body to repel numerous threatening approaches. For the 6C team, Seamus Mintrom captained his team to a memorable victory against St. Kevin’s. Consistent performers over the season included Finn Livitsanis, Shuntaro Shu, Thomas Smith and Jason Li. 6B’s Most Outstanding Player award went to Isaiah Powell and the 6B Best Team Player award was awarded to Joshua Tate. 6C’s Most Outstanding Player award went to Finn Livitsanis and the 6C Best Team Player award was awarded to Thomas Smith. Congratulations on a fine season boys. It has been a pleasure to coach you. Paul Gurry, 6B & 6C Coach


Middle School Every year it seems that the hype and popularity of Soccer at Brighton Grammar reaches its ceiling. And every year I witness another explosion of growth and development of the sport reaching a new level. The Middle School, which sees itself as the developer of enthusiasm and talent school-wide, was again at the forefront of this explosion. For the first time in its history the Middle School fielded seven soccer teams a week in 2014. The rise in the number of teams correlates to the enthusiasm and interest in the sport at BGS where the world game is fast becoming the sport of choice across the school. All teams had a varying levels of success throughout the season and should be really proud of their efforts. The winningest team was the mighty 8B1 group who under the watchful eyes of Navin Cooray, Ms Courtney Lynch and Mr. Michael Woolhouse only lost one fixture. Hamish McDowell the Most Valuable Player (MVP) was pivotal in the midfield, along with Jasper Mutimer whose Golden Boot award recognised not only his goal scoring prowess but ability to assist his fellow forwards with deftly weighted through balls. The 8B2s and the 8Cs also had great winter seasons. Nik Robers & Mr. Nagayama did a wonderful job with the B2s who, even though came up against higher ranked teams each week, held their own. Connor Cooper the MVP was deadly up front and Teddy Lovell who played the majority of season in goal was recognised with his selection in the BGS Team of the Year as first choice Goalkeeper. The 8Cs soccer season was a great story of growth, grit and determination. The highlight was our famous come from behind win on the mighty Mitchell Oval. Will Lam slotted in a sensational hat-trick in the closing ten minutes to ensure a 4-3 victory. Victor Jakobus scored four goals earlier in the season and added two other hat-tricks on his way to winning the Golden Boot Award. Ashton Britten scored a memorable hat-trick received the Most Improved Player for his efforts along with key defender and MVP Johnathan Giorgiadis who was instrumental in diffusing numerous waves of attack on our own goal. Warren Lee was awarded the Coach’s Award as a result of his dedication and hard work both at training and on the pitch throughout the season. The team as a whole was the real success story with their team work and growth throughout the season. Finally the 8As with Ryan Dagnall and Mr. Furey had a challenging season where they were tested week in and week out in an extremely high standard competition. Connor Hipwell MVP and Tom Franklyn received the Golden Boot award but the whole team could easily have been recognised

on the night. Kosta Arvanitakis captained the team and his leadership was instrumental to the success of the squad. The likes of Ben Cruse, Brandon Duan, Sam Patterson, Tristan Scheirs, Nik Rathmayr, and Mario Guillot anchored the A team for two years and are the future faces of BGS premierships. The Year 7 squad share a similar narrative to that of Year 8. A strong unit whose efforts over the season are too numerous to single out. The 7As had a brilliant season finish of 7-2, winning their last 6 games. Noah McGrath was the talisman in the midfield along with his midfield partner Ethan Baines and recruit of the year Matthew Young in goal improved as the season went on and on. Harrison Reilly proved a handful with his speed upfront and was well supported by James Dunsby, Aidan Nicholls, Mackenzie Gregson and Lachie Gill. The defence of Ryan Hartshorne, Paddy Liddle, Liam O’Kane and Leo Kouskouris proved almost impassable by seasons end highlighted by the brilliant efforts against MGS and Carey in the last two games of the year. The 7B and 7C teams had almost identical seasons. Mr. Nink and his support team of Nick Jacobs and Milos Ridesic had the 7B team humming by seasons end. Sam Wilson was inspirational upfront scoring bicycle goals along with setting up countless more. Alex Carne the boy wonder from Barcelona was controlling the midfield and Fred Prokopchuk blitzing up and down the wings. Gordon Chen for his consistency was awarded the MVP and Josh Williams the most improved. Finally the glamour team of the Middle School, the 7Cs had a season out of the box as they say. Fielding squads of up to 16 by the end of the season the boys, under the fine tutelage of James McConachie and Ms. Counihan, embodied what makes this sport so great. Teamwork, effort and enthusiasm were on display in spades as the boys were more enthusiastic celebrating each other’s efforts then individual brilliance. Boom recruit Johnson Shen took home the MVP, Mike Nasrallah whacked them into the onion bag from everywhere all season and was well supported by Tom Tavassoli. With the ceiling well and truly blown off the program this year the Middle School would like to thank all the coaches, old boys, BGS United, parents and referees who contributed to a season like no other. The bar has been raised and let’s hope 2015 can be even bigger and better again. Brendan Savage, Co-ordinator Middle School Soccer GRAMMARIAN 2014 161


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Junior School Brighton Grammar has clearly established itself as a major force in APS Soccer over the last 2 seasons. With continued growth in numbers through quality coaching for all players, boys wanting to try the game and more and more of our boys playing club soccer to compliment that played at school we have a sports program equal in size to any other in the school. This season was noteworthy for many reasons; the school continued to grow its coaching program, utilising the skills of external coaches, highly credentialed Old Boys and the valuable peer coaching models. A new addition was that of a skills coach, former Soccer Vice Captain (2013) Michael Afanassiev, who worked across all Year 7-10 teams, developing technique and tactical awareness throughout training sessions. Secondly, 2014 saw the birth of BGS United, the Friends of Soccer parents group. With many families already members we look forward to continuing work with our parents to ensure that more and more of the BGS community get involved with this great game. Many thanks go out to the parents that were involved in this initiative and are a great part of our success as a sport. Finally and most importantly, our boys continued to get involved, improve their skills and achieve team and individual success across the different year levels. 162 GRAMMARIAN 2014

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Year 9 soccer continued to develop despite not having as many wins as they would liked this season. With two of their best players representing the 1st XI each week, the team was given the chance to grow, gain more experience playing in different positions and expose a number of boys to higher level soccer. It was a highlight to have two boys playing 1st team, but it was equally impressive that we had three teams at this level for the first time as the game continued to gain popularity. In the A division, the major season highlight was the 7-2 domination dished out to rivals Melbourne Grammar School who we also had played earlier in the season and managed a 2-2 draw. Equally impressive was the leadership of Branco Skocic and Dan Raphael. Our B teams continued to develop their talents under the guidance of managers Mr Giles and Ton Fisher (9B Blue) and Ms Ellis and Tom Robers (9B Red). These teams are able to develop their skills and often able to push through and gain experience in the A teams. Match highlights included Red winning 4-1 v Haileybury, & 7-1 v Wesley, whilst Blue defeated Scotch 10-0 in a game punctuated by Jackson Warne’s 4 goals!! The game of the season was the local derby where Blue faced Red and despite their opponents early season successes, Blue was able to win 2-1. The carnival atmosphere highlighted the growth of the game at the school and the boys enjoyed playing in front of a big crowd and their mates.

2014 was an eventful year for the Year 10 group. Despite losing key players in Finley Olsen and Kyle Cansfield, we still managed to field a formidable squad. This showcases the amount of talent and depth we have in Brighton Grammar and year 10 soccer. Led by Mr Bryant and Andy Hopkinson, we achieved a positive season, winning 4, losing 2 and drawing 1 match, a terrific effort given the players who pushed up and played 1sts. Highlights were Taka Fujiwara’s wonder strike from 30 yards out to get us the win against Carey the defensive improvement of Luke Bottomley and the contribution and work ethic from the likes of Hugo Birch, Will Moore, Sunny Haikerwal, Danny Lee and Angelo Lin. Spencer Chan was also a classy player throughout and Nick Freeman, Steve Kavadias and Evan Evans all developed exceptionally in their first seasons. The 10B team led by Ms Kylie Rose and Harrison Vulcan had some great wins against St. Kevin’s (twice), Xavier and Scotch, however, our winning streak didn’t last through to the end of the season as we finished with some tight losses. 4 wins was a great achievement given we rotated players throughout the year up into the A team and to ensure all boys got a game. It was a credit to the group that they were able to develop through Harrison’s game plan and improve as a unit and individually. Liam Lovett was the standout player, whilst, Dimitri Beycher scored gaols at will throughout the season.


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Our 2nd, 3rd and 4th XI teams all enjoyed varying degrees of success throughout the year. For each of these groups, there is a different focus with some boys pushing hard to play 1st team soccer, whilst others are determined to get out there on Saturdays and enjoy the game with their mates as much as possible. The 2nds had highlights in back to back wins against Geelong and Haileybury, courtesy of goals from Nick Selig, Ollie Lewis and Jono Dick. Nick Selig also scored what is considered by many to be the goal of not only the season, but of all time by coach Mr Carolan.

Despite losing their Senior Coach to the German Bundesliga Club, Schalke after 4 matches, the 1st XI came within one point of claiming back-to-back premierships in the APS competition. Knowing we had lost the nucleus of our all-conquering 2013 side, it was magnificent to see the likes of skipper Steve Fergadiotis, Max Murray, Max Vulcan, Darcy Kennelly and numerous others put themselves forward to lead the team in terms of setting high expectations and maintaining a culture of success throughout the season. Year 9’s Sandy Faulds and Charlie Fry were regulars in our starting line up, whilst Year 10’s Lucas Derrick, Finn Olsen and Kyle Cransfield also played every match they were available – great signs for our future.

In 3rd and 4th XI soccer, the boys experienced many highs and lows; certainly the 3-2 defeated of a strong Wesley 3rds teams was a highlight as the boys, reveled in the singing of the school song. Throughout the year Eoin Evans was a constant whilst Christian Aquila won the Golden Boot award. Arthur Kafaltis was a tower of strength through the year whilst Lachie Neville continued his improvement from the previous season and was awarded with the Most Improved Trophy on Presentation Night. Similarly, for the 4th XI the draw against a highly fancied St.Kevin’s unit was a result of hard work and Mr Bain’s constant urgings from the sidelines. A great game against Scotch, where fearless leader, Harry Nickou scored twice in our narrow loss was a memory for the boys. Harry proved and inspiration leader, organizing the boys each week and making sure the team knew what was required for matches. Along with Carl Xu, who had an amazing season in defence, both boys were awarded the most valuable player for the season.

However, it was all about the present when we began our season against Scotch away. The boys were into their stride thanks to two quick goals from Max Murray. Scotch was unable to deal with the speed of Max and Lucas Derrick and a first up win was enjoyed by the group, despite some rusty teamwork. We knew that Round 2 would potentially offer our toughest challenge against the highly rated Carey and so it proved. Despite Max Murray again, scoring and Lucas Derrick leading the Carey defence a merry dance, we were unable to convert chances and went down 2-1. Round 3 saw the Derrick show continue, scoring another two as we put on our most disciplined show for the year against a hard working Haileybury unit. A lack of concentration at the start of the second half of our round 4 fixture against St.Kevin’s was costly as they netted twice and the boys put in a lacklustre performance when their best was required, whilst our best performance of the season was let down by some poor efforts and conceding two late goals left us with a draw and put us back in the middle of the pack at the halfway mark of the season. It was indeed ‘make or break’ time and as is our way, the boys stood up. In an extraordinary performance we proceeded to trounce Wesley 6-1, with Darcy Kennelly scoring a Hat-trick, young gun Sandy Faulds two and Derrick again adding his name to the score sheet to announce to the competition we were not done with yet for 2014. A disciplined 1-0 win against Geelong Grammar meant that with three rounds to play we had worked back into 2nd position and had every chance of claiming a glorious back-to-back premiership. A Bye and a win against Xavier (2-0) meant that we went into our last game of the season against Caulfield, with the team still a chance to win an historic back-to-back Premiership, if results fell our way. Again the team played disciplined soccer to earn the three points; unfortunately a draw between Carey and St.Kevin’s handed the former the APS Premiership. So although BGS finshed with more wins than the title holders, early season losses had proven costly in the end as Carey won the title 19 points to 18. All of this aside, 2nd place was a fantastic achievement and is indicative of the young talent we have at the school; Year 10, Lucas Derrick was awarded the Golden Boot Award for most goals for the season, whilst Max Murray (5 goals) and Steve Fergadiotis also had terrific seasons. Many thanks go to Mr McPhee for Managing the team for the season, as well as coaches, Jara Dedic and Kogu Sabaratnam whose technical and tactical development has been so important in improving the way in which our boys play. SEASON RESULT: 2nd place. PREMIERS: Carey GRAMMARIAN 2014 163


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Snowsports Snowsports has continued to have great success over the 2014 season. BGS provided an opportunity for boys as young as Grade 1, all the way through to Year 12 to compete at the Interschool Championships and for those lucky enough, the Nationals Championships. It is tough competition, with one slip, or an opponent having the run of their life potentially making or breaking a chance to compete at the next level. We are lucky to have a high level of parent support; the team led by Jane Abbott has been terrific with their organisation and preparation of the boys, not to mention the coordination of teams and large parent contingent on the mountain. In Senior competition captain, Thomas Walsh finished 7th in the Moguls to qualify for Nationals. This was great reward for Thomas, as he has been an active member of the squad over an extended period of time. One of the highlights of the season was Lachie Lampardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance, as he improved some 60 places from last season in the Skiercross event. This is testament to the hard work and dedication he has put into the sport. Mattieu Speirs in year 9 has also had some great results finishing 12th in Alpine and 18th in Moguls, just failing to qualify for the Nationals. The Middle School boys did it again this season at the Victorian Interschools Championships; Will Middlemiss won the Division 3 (Years 7 & 8) Cross Country skiing event. Braving cold, windy and snowy conditions he was the fastest around the 2km course at Mt Buller. Noah Jones, Martin Kulesza and Thomas Bartels picked up bronze in the Skiercross event. In the Alpine event, Noah Jones, Martin Kulesza, Tom Bartels and Daniel Abbott came 3rd and then beat all teams except for Scots College and Scotch to bring home the bronze at National Level. This is the second year in a row that this team has won a medal at National Level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an outstanding achievement. Whilst we had no individual qualifiers for Nationals other than Will, Daniel Abbott, Tom Bartels, Martin Kulesza and Noah Jones all had top 20 finishes in at least one event (the top 10 qualifying for Nationals). There were no medals in the Moguls in what is a very strong competition in this division, Michael Jonker finished 17th with the A team coming 10th. The Div 3 competition saw our boarders throwing down some great times. We had teams finish in the top 10 in both events and Bradley Hickey and Chas Rechner both made it through to the Boardercross final. Jack Wright finished in the top 20 in Snowboard and Sam Parkes, who was our slowest boarder in the trials, improved dramatically to have top half finishes in both events! In the Junior school our boys performed admirably with Jack Damyon (Year 6) qualifying for the Nationals in the Alpine event. Many of our boys in the Junior School are to be commended on their debut performances at All Schools level. Whilst Jack was our only qualifier, all boys will benefit from the experience of racing and we know that they will improve further as they get more opportunities in future seasons. As always our boys enjoyed their competition immensely; with retention of all skiers over the coming years, we hope that boys can continue to strive for personal bests and opportunities at National Level. Luke Stewart, Director of Sport

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Volleyball Junior School Year 5

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It was exciting to observe the development of the skills throughout the 2014 volleyball season. Quite a few boys had some prior experience and were a great help in encouraging and assisting their team mates. All boys became more competent servers as the season progressed. Their ‘setting’ skills were getting balls over the net from the outset, which allowed them to focus on digging. By the end of the season, they had moved on from catching the ball to being able to play an entire match with long rallies and no catching.

The Year 6A Volleyball squad had a very disruptive season. This was brought about by numerous camps, absences and illness. Unfortunately, this meant that each week different boys played in the team. This meant that our team lacked some cohesion throughout the season. Despite these difficulties the boys played very well winning games against St. Kevin’s and Scotch whilst going down to Xavier – both Kostka and Burke Hall - and Haileybury .

The 6B Volleyball team had a successful season overall, winning their fair share of matches. It is a credit to the boys that, despite a regular turnover of players due to camp commitments, they still managed to combine as a team and show plenty of spirit and support for one another. On numerous occasions, the opposing school’s coach complimented our players for their sportsmanship and encouragement to all participants.

Several boys took the opportunity to captain their team and did an excellent job of organising and encouraging their players as well as thanking the opposition. The most outstanding player for the 5A team was Dmitry Procopchuk, who also displayed good leadership skills as a captain, and the best team player was Tian Pang. For the 5B team the most outstanding player was Ajay James and the best team player award was won by Keane Lombard. The skills level in both teams was fairly evenly matched and most players moved between teams. Overall, owing to the boys’ enthusiasm and dedication, it was a very successful season, both in terms of matches won, enjoyment and improved abilities. Carole Webster, Coach

It was most pleasing to see the boys developing skills at training and putting these into practice, at the Wednesday afternoon games. The boys showed considerable improvement as the season progressed and their understanding of the need to share the ball and to “dig, set and spike” was most evident in our last two matches. Their ability to receive the serve without catching and to control the point was great. Our 6A Most Outstanding Player was Joshua Bortlussi who demonstrated an excellent skill. He was always willing try something new and to encourage other boys. Charlie Clarke who won the 6A Best Team Player Award who was an excellent role model throughout the season. A number of boys shoould be pleased with their efforts this season, including, Aaron Liang, Oliver Cruse, Oscar Zhu, Tommy Sullivan- Dunne , Jonathon Bartlett and Maxim Christodolou who all tried hard to improve their skills and were always competitive in their matches. One of the most pleasing aspects was the way the boys learnt to work as a team and compete for the every ball that came their way. Well done! David Turner, Coach

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The team improved each week as they grew accustomed to the rules and skills required to play the game effectively. Each week, more dipping serves flew into play and skills such as setting, spiking and digging tested the opposition. The team’s formation also improved significantly. The Most Outstanding Player award went to Jerry X’Lingston and the Best Team Player award went to Larry Li. Well done to those boys. Other players to encourage and give it all for the team were Cameron Acheson, Seth EvansGreenwood and Finn Livitsanis. Well done on a fine season boys. It has been a pleasure to coach you. Paul Gurry, Coach


Middle School Year 6C

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Like the 6B squad, we had a variety of players rotating through the team for different reasons. It was particularly fortunate to be able to give some of our 6C players the opportunity to prove themselves at the higher 6B level. Both of our award recipients, Shuntara Shu and Cameron Acheson had success when they played at the higher level but spent most of their time providing a solid skill base for our team.

The Year 7 Volleyball players had a great season 2014 winning half of the games. Throughout the season, the players have shown dedication and enthusiasm for each game. During the training sessions, they learnt how to serve, pass, set, and hit the Volleyball. The team has learnt many skills such as how to underhand serve, overhand serve and topspin. The players were lucky enough to be supported by their parents for each game. The captain of the team was Ryan Hartshorne and a special mention should be made to the coach, Tyba Murphy. His guidance and leadership have built up students’ confidence in playing volleyball.

The Year 8 Volleyball players had a great season 2014 winning many games. Throughout the season, the players have shown dedication and enthusiasm for each game. During the training sessions, they learnt to “Dig, set, spike” while improving their serving skills but this was a work in progress. The team has learnt many skills such as calling for the ball and playing more as a team rather than individually. The players were lucky enough to be supported by their parents for each game. The coach had great pleasure to attend each training session and especially to encourage them throughout the competition. The captain of the team was Scott Lee and a special mention should be made to the coach assistant, Harry Cole, who, despite a surgery, has followed and supported the team the whole season.

As coach, my focus this season was on sportsmanship. The boys developed the ability to encourage their team mates even when they were challenged and not to focus too heavily on winning at all costs. We did win, however, on most occasions and the boys were proud of their successes. Opposition coaches commented particularly on our reliable serving. I’d like to make mention of the combined leadership skills of my team this season. Boys rotated the captain position and at all times represented and led their team competently. The set up and pack up routine was easily and safely executed and the boys committed themselves towards improvement at our weekly training sessions. Well done boys.

Linda Chen

Angelique Beguin

Raelene Plozza, Coach

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Athletics Junior School APS Athletics 2014 was a great year for our athletics boys. Every Wednesday, 41 boys travelled to Sandringham Athletics Track where over 100 boys and girls from several APS schools competed and tested their skills against each other. Each week, our boys made a valiant effort and, more often than not, came off victorious. Each athletics meeting consisted of a 100m, a 200m and a 4x100m relay. Often, events such as 400m, and 800m were included and, rarely, there was a 1500m. One meeting, however, consisted entirely of relays; these included 4x100m, 4x200m and a medley relay which was 2x100m, 200m and 400m. At each meeting, there was also a variety of field events, such as high jump, long jump and shot put. The BGS team of runners, throwers and jumpers never faltered and maintained a consistent effort towards success, even when faced with opponents who seemed to have superhuman strength and agility. Sometimes, our boys would look about them to find their opponents to be much taller, but this did not faze them though, being fearless, valiant BGS boys. Some of us, though, looked around to find we were running against what could have been considered a team of lower primary children. This was not as disconcerting, but those shorter opponents could run very fast. Congratulations to all those who were selected to represent BGS at the APS Division trials. These boys showed exceptional talent in their area of expertise and competed against other APS schools to gain the honour of representing the APS against other divisions. These boys were: Year 3: Justin Krok and Mitch Terry; Year 4: Zach Bowen, Alex Holman, James Bourke and Thomas 168 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Picking; Year 5: Josh Hudghton, Brady Collins, Cam Hathway, Adam Larkan and Tom Burnell; Year 6: Steven Stavrellis, Angus Bland, Darby Hipwell, Jack Damyon, Jakub Williams, Jaxon Putland, Joel Tyler, Liam Konidaris, Zachary Adam-Gedge and Sam Banfield. Some of these boys did not prove to be skilled enough to get past the first round, however, Alex Holman, Adam Larkan, James Bourke, Zach Bowen and Justin Krok (reserve) won a silver medal at the SSV Athletics State Titles in the 10 Years 4x100m relay. Alex also won a bronze medal in the 10 Years 80m Hurdles. Every boy who chose athletics this year, from our fastest sprinter to our weakest jumper, put in hours of intensive training to improve their skills, both mental and physical. As Mr. Ryan, our coach, reminds us often, sport is 5% physical and 95% mental. It is not just about finishing the race but, as Mr Tellefson would say, it is about giving of your best. For a BGS boy, finishing the race should not cut it. A BGS boy should be able to look back at a race and say, whether they won or lost, that they truly gave of their best, and, when they still had ten metres to go and felt like they could not run any more, that they reached deep down inside and tapped into that special store of energy that can only be tapped into when you are truly giving of you best. I can guarantee that this season every boy ‘gave of his best’. Liam Konidaris, Year 6 Best Team Athlete Winner


Middle School The Middle School Athletics Squad in 2014 was once again divided into two distinct groups. Our leading Athletes trained in preparation for the APS Boys’ Combined Athletics Sports held at the Lakeside Stadium. The remaining Middle School Athletes trained in preparation for the Junior Secondary Athletics Competition at Doncaster which this year also included those boys who had trained and competed for the Senior School Athletics Squad. The two squads were very well led by CoCaptains Lennox Amatruda and Tristan Scheirs who were wonderful role models for the rest of the squad in terms of their commitment to both training and competition. In the Senior APS Athletics Competition which is arguably the best Schoolboys’ Athletics Competition in Victoria, our Middle School boys performed brilliantly.

Highlights were as follows: Aaron Leferink 1st in the Under 15 Hurdles (despite being eligible for Under 14s) and 2nd in the Under 14 100m Tristan Scheirs 1st in the Under 15 Triple Jump and 4th in the Under 15 Long Jump Will Middlemiss 1st in the Under 15 1500m Aaron Leferink, Oscar Lewis, Will Lam and Harry Catt 1st in the Under 14 4X100m relay in a new APS Record time of 47.27s

We had no fewer than twenty two wins (a new School record) on the day which was an amazing performance. Of greater importance though was the willingness of our boys to compete in a variety of events throughout the day, some of which were not their preferred events. We have a tradition here of competing in every single event which is certainly not easy when there are over 70 events during the competition. Yet again the Middle School boys rose to the challenge and ensured that this tradition continued with some boys filling in at short notice as required.

Under 13 Harrison Reilly 200m Felix Flockart High Jump

Under 14 Aaron Leferink, Will Lam, Harry Catt, Josh Snowsill, Byron Cameron 100m Aaron Leferink, Will Lam, Harry Catt, Yu Han Cao 200m Aaron Leferink and Noah McGrath Hurdles) Aaron Leferink, Oscar Lewis, Harry Catt and Will Lam 4X100m relay team

Lennox Amatruda 4th in the Under 15 100m

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In the Junior Secondary Athletics, just on fifty boys ventured to Doncaster Athletics track to take part in the meeting which is open to boys in Year 7 and 8. Without question, this was one of the most successful meetings that I have been involved with since joining the Middle School in 2002. In the Under 14 and Under 15 Age Groups, our boys dominated the competition registering win after win particularly in the track events.

A special congratulations to Thomas Bartels, Aaron Leferink, Will Middlemiss and Tristan Scheirs who represented Brighton Grammar and themselves so well at the All Schools Athletics Championships at Lakeside Stadium last weekend. The All Schools brings together the best athletes from around the state and once again, our Middle School Athletes performed at a very high level with a new state record and several school records being set.

Wins were recorded in the following events by our Middle School Athletes.

Noah McGrath equal 2nd in the Under 14 High Jump

As a result of their efforts throughout the season, Tristan Scheirs, Aaron Leferink, Oscar Lewis, Will Lam and Harry Catt were awarded Half Colours in Athletics which was a wonderful recognition of their performances at the Senior APS Athletics Competition.

All Schools Athletics Championships

Lennox Amatruda and Kei Hiraesdo 100m Anthony Evans, Lennox Amatruda and Mitchell Fitzgerald 200m Will Middlemiss 1500m

Results were as follows: Aaron Leferink Men’s 100m Sprint Under 14 Bronze medal with a time of 11.69secs Aaron Leferink Men’s 200m Sprint Under 14 4th in the final with a time of 24.57secs Aaron Leferink Men’s 90m Hurdles Under 14 Gold in the final with a time of 12.54sec New Athletics Victoria Men’s Under 14 State Record Holder Tristan Scheirs Men’s Triple Jump Under 15 Gold with a distance of 12.29m Thomas Bartels Men’s 1500 run Under 14 5th in the final with a time of 4:40.67

Tristan Scheirs Triple Jump

Will Middlemiss Men’s 1500 run Under 15 boys 11th in the final with a time of 4:43.29

Lennox Amatuda, Anthony Evans, Kei Hirasedo and Mitchell Fitzgerald 4X100m relay team

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Senior School The BGS Senior Athletics squad completed another excellent year, making positive improvements from the 2013 season. Viewing the final school placings from the APS day competition; BGS improved a whole position and gained 30 points from the previous season. We qualified for ten A heats in what is now regarded as the premier junior Athletics completion in the state and finished with five first placings, three seconds, and one in third on APS day. Andrew McGrath capped off another sensational season, becoming the only student in Brighton’s history to win the coveted APS MVP Award (most individual points on APS day) for the third time. Andrew finished with thirty individual points closely followed by new Year 7 student Aaron Leferink with twenty-two points and Year 8 student Tristan Scheirs in third place with 20 points. A big influence on the successful season was the leadership of Oliver Gunning and Billy Gray who were elected as Co-Captains of the team and supported well by Jack Bullock who was Vice Captain. Their instruction and interaction with the younger students created a positive team mentality and they all pushed their peers in Year 12 to compete for their school, when notoriously this year group is difficult to retain. I was pleased with the improvement and obvious talent shown by the U14 and U15 levels, which no doubt will put us in good stead for the future. Out of a possible 72 points on APS day, the U14 year group contributed 45.5 points to the tally. The U15 year group amassed the highest points for the school, collecting an incredible 81 points from a possible total of 132 points. On APS day we witnessed one of the greatest runs by a BGS U15 1500m runner for some time. Closely bunched with 400m to go, Will Middlemiss made the decision to go early. His last 400m was truly motivating and he held off his competitors in the last 100m to win the event. So many BGS and other APS staff and coaches who remarked to me about the character shown by Will in that 1500m race. It was an honour to witness the run and we all look forward to seeing the exploits of Will in 2015 and beyond. Other major highlights on the day were seeing Andrew McGrath winning the U17 110m Hurdles He also came second in the U17 Long Jump event. Aaron Leferink won the U15 Hurdles event and, considering he ran up an age group, this is an incredible achievement. He also came second in the U14 100m. Quintin Montenaro ran a brilliant race in the U16 1500m finishing third. Tristan 170 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Scheirs won his U15 Triple Jump event, breaking a BGS record with a jump of 12.19m. Noah McGrath impressed in the U14 High Jump, almost jumping 1.60m to finish in second place. As previously stated the APS competition is now seen as an elite Athletics competition, every year breaking an APS record has diminished somewhat due to this high level amongst schools. It was very exciting to witness the U14 4x100m team of Harry Catt, Oscar Lewis, Aaron Leferink and Will Lam break the APS not just once on Heats Day, then again on APS day with a tremendous team run of 47.27 seconds. I hope Harry, Oscar, Aaron and Will realise what a great achievement this is and the whole squad (like with all our participants) are very proud of their performances. I would like to thank the following students for their outstanding efforts at training and Saturday competitions (these students all won Encouragement Awards at Presentation Night): Charlie Hicks, Robert Capp, Ben Durkin, Christian Carnovale, Ned Murray, Ben Branson, Felix Flockart, Liam Farrell and Declan Adams. I would also like to thank the staff for their efforts throughout the season, academic staff: Ms Atchison, Ms May, Mr Green, Mr Emmett,

Mr Fitzsimmons, Mr Liddle, Mr Morehouse and Mr Zoch. Thank-you to the external coaches; Mr Abbott, Mr Crane and Mr Bennett. Thanks also must go to Mr Stewart, Director of SS Sports who was a great support throughout the season. A final message to all the students who participated in Athletics this year. One boy said to me after APS day “We are getting better every year.” I totally agree with this statement. However we need to retain the participation at Year 12 level and push to have a 100% training commitment from each squad member. We were thirty points away from improving two places on APS day 2014 – I pose the challenge to all 2015 members to improve twenty points come 2015 APS day in the U16, U17 and Open year levels. This would mean possibly a further 60 points on the numbers in 2014. Considering one event is worth 12 points, this could be the difference between improving your position by two or three places on APS day 2015. Consistent training, committed students and a willingness to improve – will be the focus for 2015. Be ready for a big season next year. Matthew Wardell, Teacher in Charge, Athletics


Basketball Year 5 The Year 5 Basketball teams can certainly be proud of their achievements in 2014. Their efforts both on and off the court were a credit to them. Each team member was well organised and punctual for training sessions, team meetings and APS games. Fine listening skills and an obvious desire to learn more about the game were also evident on these occasions. Throughout the season the boys experienced both the thrill of winning and the disappointment of being beaten in hard fought matches. Whether it was against St Kevin’s, Haileybury Newlands, Scotch College, Xavier Burke Hall or Kostka the boys displayed excellent sportsmanship, team spirit and a growing understanding of team strategies. Being able to see the connection between our Habits of Mind program in the classroom and on the sporting field was also extremely pleasing to observe. For example, even though the team often competed against physically bigger and more experienced teams, they always displayed and recognised the Habits of Minds, persistence, striving for accuracy, working interdependently and thinking flexibly. Those boys who showed initiative by taking on the role of team captain deserve special praise. Their leadership in distributing team notices, making a thank you speech and writing a detailed report required a lot of extra effort. Congratulations to James Clark who was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Player’ for the season and to Chris Field who was awarded ‘Best Team Player.’ For the 5A team, and to Joshua Hudghton ‘Most Outstanding Player’ and Milan Adams ‘Best Team Player’ for the 5B team. Congratulation also, to Brady Collins and Oliver Disney who, during the final match of the season, showed great sportsmanship by volunteering to help out our opponents, who were being soundly beaten by us. Brendan Rahn and Carole Webster, Coaches

Year 6 Twenty boys represented the school in the APS competition this season in the Year 6A and 6B teams. Most of the group played in Year 5 with many playing for a club outside of school. Although both teams had little success on the scoreboard, all boys continued to work hard to improve their skill development, fitness and teamwork. The highlight for the 6A team was a great win against Burke Hall, where the boys played their best for the season to score a 40/27 result. Although the 6B team did not win a game, credit should be given to them for their continued persistence and effort. The recipient of the Year 6A Most Outstanding Player Award was Jack Damyon with Josh Bortolussi winning the Best Team Player Award. The Year 6B Most Outstanding Player Award was Cameron Acheson with Wei Yee Hall receiving the Best Team Player Award. Stuart Thompson, Coach GRAMMARIAN 2014 171


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The Year Five Handball team can be very proud of the endeavour they showed throughout the season. The boys’ results reflected a strong team effort, with players working hard to include all team members into the play and accepting numerous positional changes without question.

The Year Six Handball team can reflect on their season with a sense of pride and accomplishment. The boys’ pleasing outcomes demonstrate their ability and capacity to play as a team, incorporating and utilising the strengths and talents of each individual yet always understanding that the team is more important than any one individual.

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Building on the fundamentals established in the Year 3 and 4 Sport program, boys were able to develop their skills to a very good level and implement advanced strategies into their team play. Training sessions included simulated game situations to reinforce patterns of play. Oscar Tyrell, Andrew Stankovich, Nicholas Burvill, Eric Stone and Harrison Chapman displayed great defensive skills whilst Ethan Cacatjicos, Lucas Williamson, James Semenov, Harrison Roberts, Owen Tennant, Harry Harte and Tian Pang were elusive through the midfield and in attack. Many boys were given an opportunity to captain the side at various times throughout the season. Each boy carried out his duties with distinction, demonstrating excellent leadership and organizational skills. All boys are to be congratulated for the improvements they made to their individual skill development and team play. Well done, in particular, to Owen Tennant and Lucas Williamson who were awarded medallions for their consistently high standard of play and team skills. Dean Bryan, Coach

Developing further the skills and knowledge acquired in Year Five the team has been able to take their play, strategies and game to a new level. Although there were plenty of victories celebrated the boys also demonstrated grace in defeat and exercised a high degree of sportsmanship both on and off the field. Weekly training sessions involved game work and building up the required fitness levels for actual matches. Most boys were given a chance to captain the side for a particular game. This role was always conducted with integrity, due diligence and with a positive attitude. Each boy is to be commended for the effort they made and the part they played to develop their individual skill and level of performance. The boys proved to be wonderful ambassadors of Brighton Grammar School. Particular mention should be made of the best team player, Nate Hollis. Chester Lord, Coach

Water Polo was a popular Term 4 sport. Sixteen Year 5 boys volunteered to jump in at the deep end in what turned out to be an exciting season. In training, we worked on conditioning and fitness to ensure that we could swim out the game. The hard work and determination certainly paid off with boys showing that they were up to the challenge in all games. Our season started as it finished, with home games against old foe Scotch College. The boys fought hard in their 1st hit out and were gallant in defeat going down by 2 goals. It took a few weeks to post our 1st win of the season. A stunning match saw the BGS boys down St Kevin’s by three goals at their home pool. Our final game of the season was arguably the most physical. Scotch College came out firing with an impressive opening quarter that saw four goals balls hit the back of the net. We managed to cut the margin to two goal, the final margin. Congratulations to Brady Collins and Lachlan Zissis who were awarded Most Outstanding and Best Team players respectively. Scott Davies, Coach

Year 6 Water Polo in Year 6 continued to gain popularity with BGS fielding two teams this year. The squad strove throughout the season to improve their skills. This was particularly the case with the boys who had little or no knowledge of the game. It was great to see the applying the skills they had learnt at training in their games. The 6A season was exciting, commencing with three competitively fought matches resulting in wins against Scotch, Melbourne Grammar (Grimwade House), and St Kevin’s. A rematch against Scotch was once again closely fought, leading to the 1st defeat of the season. I was pleased to see that the boys were gracious in the defeat. Then there was a round robin series at Haileybury, where the boys won all their matches. The boys’ last game was a re-match against St Kevin’s. It was goal for goal throughout the game which 32 Goals were scored between both teams. With great passages of offensive and defensive play, the score line of 3012 did not reflect the closeness in ability of the two sides. The Most Outstanding Player in the Year 6A team was Ben Painter with Max Post receiving the Best Team Player Award. The Most Outstanding Player Award in the Year 6B team was Luca Brooks with Finn Livitsanis the recipient of the Best Team Player Award. Everyone who should be proud of their efforts. They showed a desire to improve their knowledge and skills, and worked tirelessly to improve their performance. Well done boys! Darren Cook, Coach

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Middle School Year 7 Two teams competed in Year 7 Water Polo this year: 7 Red and 7 Blue. The season started with a round robin at St Kevin’s with the boys many of the boys competing for the 1st time after just one training session. Under the watchful eye of coach, Brigitte Ireland and supported by Old Boy Fergus Irwin, the boys commenced a rigorous training program. During this time, the 7 Red team competed and remained undefeated for the season. Their cohesion as a group was outstanding and they worked seamlessly together in the pool. The 7Blue team were not as lucky with their results but their improvement in skill development and strength was outstanding. Following on the success of a fantastic year in 2013, the Year 7 Water Polo boys have done themselves proud. The following boys were recognised for their achievements with awards: Most Valuable Player Kalani Ireland and Joshua Canham Coaches award Asher Yu

Senior School Year 8 Year 8 Water Polo this year did not start as well as we wanted. We had some tough losses, but we also had some hard earned wins. After a few weeks of training hard, we started to get better through the season. With Adam and Fergus training us every week, it helped us immensely and we started working better as a team. Some of the boys this year were new to the sport and fitted into the team very well. Lachie Schulz and Kevin Wang were the two goal keepers who did a great job, but Kevin had a knee injury mid-season so Hamish Dick filled in for him. All three of them did some great saves. Some of the best players throughout the season were Max Twycross, Ben Branson and Finn Estella. All of the other boys played well too. A special thank you to Mrs Coste and Ms Beguin who did a great job with getting us to all the games on time. James Dickson, Year 8

The 2014 Water Polo season was a busy one at BGS. With so many good performances from 1st Team players from Years 9, 10 and 11, the future looks bright. At least seven boys will be returning to play 1st in 2015, which should see this team become a force in the APS competition over the next 3 years. It did, however mean that our year level teams lost their best players and battled against the depth of other schools. On the occasions when those players dropped back they provided excellent leadership and the boys gelled together really well and dominated their opponents. The 1st Team went quite well, finishing equal 5th in the APS competition. Under the Captaincy of Angus Maloney, the team was fast and tough, thanks to the great coaching by Matt Keen. Highlights included the selection of Mitch Foss in the VIS team and Will Paynter representing Australia! Best and Fairest was awarded to Mitch Foss, whose season was outstanding for the school, but also on a personal level, being selected in VIS teams. The unofficial APS award of ‘Goal of the Year’ undoubtedly went to Jackson Noske, who stunned the MSAC crowd and the opposition with an amazing back-hander from the centre of the pool against Xavier Stephen Miles, Teacher in Charge, Water Polo

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ELC 3 Wombat How our farm visit connected with learning Early in the year the boys began to take an interest in healthy eating after the ‘Lazy Town’ visit to the ELC. The boys absolutely loved the energetic and positive role model of Sporticus. Through enquiry based learning this led to the topic of food and where food comes from. One of the boys shared his ‘expertise’ talking about visiting his grandparents’ farm. His family generously provided us with a saddle, horse shoes and other farm equipment for the boys to play with. Over the next few weeks the boys learned the correct names for common farm animals and their families for example hen, rooster and chick are all part of the chicken family. We listened to sounds made by farm animals and enjoyed matching games of sound and photo. They also learnt about the food that animals and farms provide for people. They started to understand that farm animals live in paddocks, barns and sheds. We discussed and explained how chickens give us eggs and meat, cows and goats give us milk and meat, turkeys and sheep gives us meat and sheep gives us wool for clothes. The questions asked were endless and the interest so great that we decided to visit a farm.

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For many the visit to the Collingwood Children’s Farm was their first time not only to see and touch farm animals but to ride on a bus. Experiences included brushing the cow; seeing its full udders and pregnant belly, and learning about where the milk comes from. Most exciting were the free range chickens walking around the farm. The boys chased them endlessly seeking a pat while others discovered eggs in the hen house. For many this the first time to hold a tiny chick or a baby rabbit. Each boy had the chance to have a hands-on experience of the sights, sounds, smells and touches of the farm. The day at Collingwood Farm memorable and fun with the rain making it even more exciting for the boys as they jumped in puddle and mud and enjoyed the sensations of the rain on their face. The farm excursion is an example of how we in the ELC follow the boys’ interest in a topic and to connect their learning to real life experiences. Melissa Manaras, 3 Wombat Teacher and Margaret Coyne, 3 Wombat Assistant


ELC 3 Bilby ELC Boys begin to discover science In Term 3 the Bilby boys showed a keen interest in science. Learning cause and effect through mixing baking soda and vinegar, ultimately bringing this out to the sandpit to build volcanoes and watch them erupt. This interest extended into looking at insects around the room and finding spiders, worms and all sorts of creepy crawlies. They also spent a lot of time studying our pet lizard Billy in the classroom. This generated many interesting questions such as • Do Lizards have bones? • How do lizards smell? • Do they have blood? We discussed the different temperatures of our skin against Billy’s and looked into how he uses his tongue to smell. These questions also helped learn about ‘research’ and using the computers and books to find out answers. We decided to further the boys’ interest by visiting the Senior School science lab. This was an incredible experience where the boys were able to see different types of animals such as water dragons, frogs, snakes and stick insects. We were also lucky to explore microscopes and do some science experiments. One of the boys asked if we could have stick insect so we found an old green house and made it into our very own stick insect house. This helped us to incorporate mathematics into our study as the boys helped using the hot glue gun and tracing and measuring up the pieces we needed estimating and looking at size and shape. Other science experiments we undertook were making lava lamps and psychedelic milk. This is still generating a lot of questions and increasing the boys’ curiosity about our natural and physical world. Megan Gibbs 3 Bilby Teacher & Mrs Sandra Lonsdale, 3 Bilby Assistant

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The Bandicoots come out to play at night

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The highlight this year in the Bandicoot class was definitely the ‘Kindergarten by Torchlight’ session. Our annual night session finally arrived Thursday 12 June and the boys entered the building with torches, capes and great excitement. Inside, the torches were glowing as boys explored the classroom and experienced the activities in darkness. We had our own planetarium set up under the table with a glowing light which projected the Milky Way under the tabletop. There were glow-in-the-dark stars in our rice tray, glowing skeletons and beautiful candlelit lanterns which the boys had made especially for the night session. The boys then sat down to dinner which they had prepared earlier that week. Sausage rolls made with veggies from our garden, and delicious chocolate mousse. The dinner by candlelight was not quite the intimate, quiet one you might expect at a restaurant, although many boys enjoyed the fare and returned for more. Outside, the possums and bats decided to come out after we left, but the full-moon was dipping in and out of the clouds for our treasure hunt under the stars. After following the clues carefully, the treasure was eventually found - a box of glow sticks, enough for each boy to wear one on his wrist. Once the boys were lit up with a glow stick, they then ventured off for to explore around the garden. Unfortunately we didn’t spot any nocturnal creatures, but some boys were certain they spied a fox crossing the oval. The boys were then called together to go on a bear hunt. They hunted over and under the bridge, in and out of the trees until they came to the cave (pirate ship) where a Furry Bear (aka Miss Kenny) was hiding. At the end of the bear hunt the bear jumped out and roared, sending 43 boys running and squealing with excitement and fright. Our night session ended with a calming story about the moon. The night session was an incredible night and gave the boys a true sense of being part of the bigger group of ELC 4 rather than just Bandicoot or Wallaby.

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With a build-up over three weeks, the excitement of the night session continued for many weeks after and gave rise to many discussions about time zones, nocturnal animals and the spinning of the planets around the sun.

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One objective around this time was to do more collaborative art works to allow the boys the opportunity to begin to develop the notion of teamwork. After the Wallaby class had finished using a big box, they gave it to us to use, so as a group we decided to turn it into a space diorama. The boys set to making the planets, carefully choosing materials which represented the appropriate size and colour of each planet. Their knowledge and understanding of the solar system is quite astounding. The boys then created ‘Ground Control Computers’ out of boxes and collage materials to use in our imaginative play space station. Jess Kenny, 4 Bandicoot Teacher and Rebecca Thornton, 4 Bandicoot Assistant 178 GRAMMARIAN 2014

01 Kindergarten by Torchlight Logan Chilcott, Paddy MacSweeney & Sidney Bartlett 02 The Bandicoots order the planets 03 Ground Control - Henk Murphy 04 The Bandicoot Space Diorama Angus Fielding, Sidney Bartlett, Cooper  Follett & Murray Runacres 05 Sharing dinner at the Night Session 06 Space Men - Oscar Liu, Hakeem Nonjai Noormohideen & Tobias Landsman

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Teamwork and collaboration at such a young age “It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” Leo F. Buscaglia Within our group of Wallaby boys, we have witnessed so many examples of true collaborative play over the year that it must be noted that this type of play, which is often quoted as not evident in children under five, is truly alive and well when supported by adults.

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The block construction area was one such zone where the play was truly showing teamwork. From the very first day the boys worked together to get the blocks higher and wider with a goal of using every block in the room. One boy would hold a chair as others climbed up to place a block precariously on top. Usually we would have a height rule, but with supervision and support, we allowed the construction to develop as the communication and collaborative play was highly evident as they worked. In Terms Two and Three the teamwork took on a new element in the game of football. We have some very talented boys in their ball skills and the most amazing element of this interest was their willingness to share their skills and take turns in the game. We would play a game of “football” on the oval with two teams named ‘sleeves up’ and ‘sleeves down’. Although we only very loosely followed the rules, the passing on to mates became part of the game and recognizing the fact that you had “teammates” to share the victories with. Football was such a consuming passion for many in the class that we had a long term project with our Year 4 buddies to create art work and games around this interest. In the sandpit a group of eight boys worked regularly to make traps and dams. They each had a job and the jobs rotated daily. They had a “boss man” who would set the boys their designated tasks. Working with the Bandicoots, the boys have also enjoyed collaborative projects in the cultivating of the garden, the creation of the capes to wear at our Kindergarten by Torchlight evening and the annual bus trip to Reverse Art Truck in Ringwood. Kathleen Pitt, Teacher 4 Wallaby and Annette Anderson, 4 Wallaby Assistant

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Prep

The value of structured play This year the Prep boys have been participating in Structured Play. It has been a wonderful opportunity to develop their social skills and further consolidate important academic concepts. The boys are required to work together to solve problems such as, “Can we build a bridge that is at least 100 centimetres tall and can fit a car underneath?” They also need to delegate responsibilities to complete a task and ensure they produce one final piece of work in a given time. They have thoroughly enjoyed creating many dramatic play scenes, including a home, petrol station, campsite and carwash. These scenarios encourage the boys to explore real life questions, such as, “How do we use money?” Here are some of the boys’ ideas about what they think about structured play. Jessica Taylor Prep Kurrajong Teacher

Telling stories with the puppets was funny! Thomas Sloan

I like the writing table. I can write stories with my friends and illustrate them because I am an artist.

Joseph Keenan

I like building lots of things with the Lego. You can work with a team to build a tree house or an adventure park with a water slide.

Oscar Avramides

I like making things and building.

Polo Azzaro

I have learnt about teamwork and how you can include people. Matheus Judah

I like being the team leader. I can help the other boys solve problems. Ethan Hamilton

I like measuring our tall things. My group built a really tall tower that was 163cm tall! Archie Hallinan

I like the ipad and computer games best. I like getting to the next level. Gonzalo Galindo-Friere

I was in charge of the hose at the car wash. It was fun! Zac Krayz 180 GRAMMARIAN 2014


I like playing in the shop and making the money to buy things. Alexander Rozentoul

I like programming the b-bots. You give their brains instructions. Stefan Bandura

We like to build things together. You listen to the instructions and make lots of parts to connect together. James Crewdson

When we do structured play you have to be responsible and pack up when you are finished. Ned Overend-Stevens

I like programming the b-bots. You have to know about words like, up, down, back, forwards and how to get all your ideas in order.

Structured Play is funny! Jude Tregaskis

Lynn Quill We have team leaders. The team leader helps everyone work together. Austin Beck

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I have enjoyed Physical Education each week because we get to learn lots of new skills and play games. We listen to great music and work in teams as well as by ourselves. Harvey O’Sullivan

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I have had fun making water creatures using Click Zoo during Structured Play. It is fun and I enjoy working with my friends. I build one by myself as well as with my friends.

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I have enjoyed maths and literacy because I get to work with new people and learn new things.

I have enjoyed using Mathletics and Reading Eggs because we get to play against each other on Mathletics and we can collect eggs by reading books on Reading Eggs.

I like Design and Technology because we made our own kites and it was cool that mine flew really well.

Rishi Mahendranathan

Conrad Retschko, 1H

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Corey Dow

Edward Mitrevski

Year 1 I have really enjoyed using Mathletics because it is lots of fun and you can play against your friends. We can also earn certificates if we earn a certain amount of points and do a good job.

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I enjoyed our assembly because we got to talk in front of the whole school and our parents. We made a video that everyone watched and each learnt a part and spoke on the microphone.

Alex Kalvelage

Kylan Thompson

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01 Thomas Lipovetsky, Kyland & Jake Charlton working together to play a game 02 Corey Dow sharing his lovely flowers 03 William Todd and Willem Karsten using Lego during Buddies 04 Ethan Abramovich 05 Edward Mahendranathan creating a monster for structured play 06 Literacy Rotations - Campbell Hope-Maclellan, Thomas Lipovetsky, Corey Dow, Sonny Collins, Declan McCormack 07 Corey Gendala and Corey Dow making a kite during Design and Technology 08 Thomas Farrelly and Ethan Abramovich 09 Alex Kalvelaga healing Edward Mitrevski 10 Rishi Mahendranathan & Lachlan Avats playing I Spy 11 Term 2 BGS FGS visit 12 Structured Play - Oliver Krok, Sonny Collins, Aryan Palai, Ashton Petris, Louis den Tieter 13 Alex Kalvelage creating a monster during structured play 14 Structured Play - Ethan Abramovich and Steven Gundlach 15 Campbell Hope-Maclellan 16 Literacy Rotations - Declan McCormack, Thomas Lipovetsky 17 Structured Play - Louis den Tieter, Ashton Petris, Ethan Abramovich, William Bennett 18 Patrick Gue and Harvey O’Sullivan sharing a book during buddies 17 Structured Play - Louis den Tieter, Ashton Petris, Ethan Abramovich, William Bennett 19 1 Banksia posting the letters they wrote to their buddies


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I love music with Mrs Sofo because we get to sing cool songs all the time. Ethan Abramovich, 1H We went to the Melbourne Aquarium as a class. It felt like an undersea adventure. I also learnt about lots of sea creatures and their homes. Aryan Palai, 1H

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I loved Tony Bones, my favourite bit was when the famer fixed the house with all the power tools. It was very funny.

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George Ugrinovski, 1H

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Gardening Club with Mr Strain is so much fun. I picked lots of carrots and got to take them home to show mum and dad. Filbert Foo, 1H

I enjoy doing structured play because we learn how to share without fighting. Oliver Krok, 1H

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Structured Play is fun because we get to make cool stuff. We get to use Osmo on the iPads, magic sand, craft table, costume hats and wooden cars. Ashton Petris, 1H

I enjoyed the Tony Bones performance because he was a bit silly and told interesting stories.

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Tony Bones came to visit and showed us the Windy Farm story. It was very interesting. I joined in on the stage.

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I loved Design and Technology because we made kites and got to use lots of different tools. Its lots of fun using the iPads in eLearning with Mrs Anthony. We used a cool app called Book Creator.

Declan McCormack, 1H

Campbell HopeMaclellan, 1H

Assembly is the most exciting part of the week because any house colour could win. Louis den Tieter, 1H

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Year 2 2 Acacia In Term 3 I did my invention poster presentation and mine was about ice cream. I made a PowerPoint about ice-cream like many people did. At the end I gave everyone in 2 Acacia an ice-cream cone. Foster Dugan My favourite thing this year was the Easter hunt with our buddies. We got to find many Easter eggs and when you found them you were able to eat them! I also liked the Tony Bones shows because they were very funny. Lachlan Kwong I really liked it when Tony Bones came to Brighton Grammar School to perform ‘The Windy Farm’. In In Term 3 Alex and I were in a group to write a ‘Choose your own adventure’ about time travel. We also got to type it up on PowerPoint. James Mannion When it was the end of Term 2 it was Pirate morning. Our parents came to look at our work. We had a treasure hunt to find gold. James Longley In Term 1 it was the Father’s Day breakfast. My dad and I had fun. I was showing Dad around. He also had some coffee! In Term 2 we went to the Polly Woodside. My favourite place was the captain’s quarters. There was a ghost on the ship. It was creepy! Georgen Strintzos One of the big standouts for the year was the Polly Woodside. We were lucky enough to have a thorough tour of the ship. Also we met the first mates and the captain. My group was chosen to have the first mate take our tour. Tom Jorgensen In Term 3 I made a poster about inventions. The invention I researched was the skateboard. No one knows who invented the first one, but American surf shop owner, Bill Richards, invented the first modern skateboard in 1958. Lucas Hiscock 184 GRAMMARIAN 2014


2 Waratah Polly Woodside Excursion We went on board the Polly Woodside to learn what it was like to be a pirate on a sailing ship. Cade Segar Our first job was to turn the capstan. This raises and lowers the anchor and cargo. At first it was easy but the heavier the object the harder it is to turn. Harry Pollock Next we learned how to steer the ship. The steering wheel is on the poop deck at the back or stern of the ship. Danny Keihl When the brass spoke end points up the ship goes straight. One person stands on each side of the steering wheel facing the front or bow of the ship. Marcus Exler Then we moved to the bow of the ship and rang the bell. The bell is a warning. If there is something in the water the bell is rung. One ring means left or port. Two rings for right or starboard. Three rings for the bow. If the bell does not stop ringing: ABANDON SHIP! Joshua Avats Last we scrubbed the deck. During a long voyage the deck became messy and slippery. We used rough brooms to scrub and push the water to the side of the ship. Andrew McGregor

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3 Burke

The Terrifying Minotaur Chapter 1 Once upon a time there was a Minotaur, a Mermaid, and a Vampire. They were searching for food together, and looking for a key to get out of Hell because they could not breathe properly in the foul air. Chapter 2 They found the key but Medusa, an evil monster who turned people to stone, was guarding it. They figured out a plan to sneak past her and quickly grab the key and run out. Medusa was very smart though and caught the mermaid and turned her into stone! She chased the Minotaur and the Vampire away, but not before they grabbed the key from her. Chapter 3 The Minotaur and Vampire felt really sad that their friend, Mermaid, had been turned into stone, and they knew that they had to do something about it. They struggled to think of a plan. Then suddenly Vampire had an idea! What if they used Medusa’s power against her? They searched through Hell and found a craftsman who could make them a shield. They would use the shield to reflect Medusa’s power and reverse her spell against the Mermaid. Chapter 4 The pair quietly crept into Medusa’s dungeon with the shield strapped onto their back. Medusa saw the pair approaching and tried to use her powers on them, however the Vampire quickly got his shield and reflected Medusa’s power towards the Mermaid. Medusa realised what had happened and tried to freeze the Mermaid again, but the Vampire was too quick and got there first, using the shield to reflect it back on Medusa. Medusa quickly tried to run but it was too late, she turned to stone with a horrible scream. Chapter 5 The three friends were so happy to see each other now that the Mermaid was free. They got the key out and quickly ran to the exit of Hell before the door disappeared. It was just about gone, but they used the key to open the door and leap through. They were free! The End. Ryan Williams 186 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Tiger lily Orange, Happy Blooming, Sunbaking, Flowing Petals, Bright, Spotty, Yellow Stamen, Attractive, Dying Black, Large Flower Tom Howie VOLCANO DANGEROUS, KILLS MELTING, KILLING, BURNING HILL, MOUNTAIN, MOUNTAIN RANGE, SNOW OVERHEATING, RUINING, DESTROYING MAGMA, LAVA ASH Ethan Petris

Diamante Poem Sunflower Yellow, Smells Growing, Blooming, Dying Seeds, Petals, Oil, Stem Attracting, Opening, Closing Peaceful, Pretty Flower Leonides Haralambakis Rose Effective, beautiful, Smelling, blooming, attractive Stem, petal, leaf, stigma, Standing, staying, Bunch Charlie Paterson

ERUPTION BURNT, MOLTEN ROCK Flowing, changing, exploring Rocks, lava, fire, Mt Fuji Boiling, falling, dying TREELESS, HOT VOLCANO Hamish Wilson-Moran Oscar Smarty pants Confidence Advanced Races Oscar Sloan


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DID YOU KNOW that Meliora Seqamur means let us keep on pursing better things? Brighton Grammar School was founded on the 14th February, also known as Valentine’s Day by Dr Henry Crowther. Brighton Grammar is 132 years old. Our four school values are Passion, Respect, Integrity and Accountability. Our five You Can Do It Keys are Confidence, Getting Along, Resilience, Organisation and Persistence. In Year 3 you learn an instrument, either cello or violin. Year 3 and 4 boys play sport against St Kevin’s once a term. Angus Thomson

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Marvellous Melbourne Excursion

On Monday 26th May Year 3 went on a bus for an excursion. It was amazing.

Firstly we travelled to the Shrine of Remembrance. The Shrine was amazing. There was a stone in the ground. It was in the ground so you had to bow your head to read it. It read “Greater Love Hath No Man.” Next we quickly travelled to the Eureka Skydeck. We could see lots of small buildings that were actually big. The people looked like ants. There was a glass box called The Edge. When people go in it, it moves out three metres from the building. It looks awesome. After that we visited the M.C.G. Alan Joyce took us for a tour. He was a Hawthorn coach and won two Premierships. I liked hearing all the room names and facts about them. It was interesting.

Volcanoes Ashy, mountainous, Erupt, destroy, rise, Chamber, cone, magma chamber, Explode, burn, destroy, Boiling, fiery, Pompeii Sebastian Felicetti Mountain, Dangerous, hot, Erupt, explode, destroy, Ash, gas, magma,chamber, Kill, rise, burn, Big, rocky, Volcano William Stretch

Then everyone looked around the National Sports Museum. We saw people running a marathon in bare feet and a fourteen year old girl, Nadia Comaneci, getting three tens in a row in the Olympic Games in gymnastics. It was really amazing. She was the first woman to receive a perfect score of ten. Did you know that the score board only showed three digits instead of four because 10.00 was so hard to get? It’s a fact. Our final destination was Game On. I walked quickly to the cricket game where you have to run the batsman out. Then I went to the penalty shoot out game. I scored five out of six goals. I then walked to the bicycle race game and won by half a lap. I enjoyed the competition. It was an amazing experience going to those three landmarks and I really enjoyed it. Also, it was my birthday and I had a great day. This added to my enjoyment of the excursion. James Hepples

Marvellous Melbourne Excursion On Monday 26th May, 3 Wills and 3 Burke went on an excursion to the Shrine of Remembrance, Eureka Skydeck and the M.C.G. We arrived at the Shrine of Remembrance and once we were sorted into our groups we went to see The Eternal Flame, which was lit by Queen Elizabeth. After watching the Eternal Flame, we went into the actual heroic building. There was an engraved stone in the ground. It is set into the ground to make people bow their heads to look at it. The writing said “Greater Love Hath No Man.” Next we went to Eureka Skydeck. The elevator ride was 38 seconds to reach the 88th floor. When we reached the 88th floor, we did lots of sight seeing. I also went outside, but not on The Edge. Finally we went to the M.C.G. It was huge! Our tour guide was Alan Joyce. Alan is an ex Hawthorn coach and also played football. In the grandstand is a yellow chair, it is the only yellow chair in that section and marks the spot where the ball landed when Simon O’Donnell, an Australian cricketer hit a six. Then we went to the National Sports Museum where there are lots of displays and information so that people gain knowledge of sports events from around the world. In Game On, my favourite game was football, where there was a projector and you try to kick a goal. I loved the excursion. My favourite part of the excursion was Game On. Jamie Sharman GRAMMARIAN 2014 187


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Year 4 Learning about flight SCIENCE In Term 2 the Year 4s learnt about physical forces in Science with Mr Gibney with the purpose of constructing a glider and flying it. The forces are gravity, friction, thrust, lift and drag. Gravity is a force that pulls everything towards the planet’s burning core. We learnt that friction is a force that slows big and small objects down. Thrust is another force which pushes everything forward, and lift makes objects rise to a higher altitude. The last force we learnt about was drag which causes objects to slow down. With all the knowledge we learnt in Science, we constructed our own gliders and flew them in Technology. Brendan Zhang, Matt Hill, Tull Luangmahanaka, Max Berry, Frank Wang 4 BASS

INFORMATION REPORT

GLIDERS

RAAF MUSEUM

BIRDMAN RALLY

In Technology we made gliders with Mr Gibney. While we were building our gliders we faced many difficult challenges. For instance, our wings had to be exactly the same size on both sides of the fuselage and the fuselage had to be balanced with the wings. The nose weight at the front of the fuselage had to be exactly the same weight as the tail wing.

We visited the RAAF Museum at Point Cook to learn more about flight. Our guide, Elmo, who was a returned soldier from the Vietnam War, knew all about the planes and their parts. Elmo took us on a tour around the Museum and it was amazing to see all of the different planes from the Seaplane to the Mirage 5 fighter jet.

As a conclusion to our Unit of Study on ‘Flight’, Mr Gibney held the ‘Birdman Rally’. The Birdman Rally is a competition where we fly our gliders we made in Technology to see whose glider can fly the furthest.

With a partner, we used reference books to draw a detailed diagram of a plane and we labelled it showing the most important parts of the plane. We then gathered more information about our plane from the internet and books, and wrote an information report about our plane. We learnt many things from listening to each other’s reports. Some interesting facts After we built our gliders we test flew them. When we test flew our we found out: gliders we needed to watch them The Mirage is a military aircraft and to see if they dropped backwards was a jet fighter in the War along or fell forwards. If it dropped with the Panavia Tornado; the glider backwards we needed to add more has to be towed in the air by another nose weight but if it fell forwards aircraft; the Supersonic X-15 has jet we needed to take weight off engines, parachutes and airbrakes. the nose. Will Field, Callum Heath, Lucas Wilson, George McDowell, 4 BASS

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Tom O’Connor, Alexander Holman, Sam Brewer, Nikolas Stavely, 4BASS

A really exciting part of the excursion was when we went outside to the spectator area and watched Glenn, the aerobatic pilot, do some magnificent tricks high up in the sky in his CR4 plane. The RAAF Museum was a great experience and the following week we wrote about our experiences using Comic Life. Josh Jarick, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Calum Binnie, Sam Llewellyn, 4 BASS

To make the final, elimination rounds for each class were held in the GBR Hall. When we were flying our gliders in the competition, lots of gliders smashed on impact and that was really disappointing. Benjamin Akinci, Zac Landsman, Thomas Stretch, James Cheng, 4 BASS


APS Experience Swimming During Term 1, the swimming competition took place at St Kevin’s Senior School. BGS travelled there by bus and competed in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Breaststroke was optional to try. Different coloured place tokens were awarded for all competitors depending on where they finished. The St Kevin’s and BGS year 4 spectators cheered wildly, chanting BGS! The conditions were very cold and windy, the boys struggled to stay warm.

Cross Country

House Events

Year 3 and 4 BGS boys travelled to St Kevin’s in term 2 to take part in the Cross Country event at the senior school oval. The race was 1.5km for year 4 boys and 1.0km for the year 3 boys. As the boys raced passed the St Kevin’s cheering stand, the crowd was excited and rushed to the track to cheer. Unfortunately BGS didn’t come away with a win this time. We will be back with a stronger team to win next year against St Kevin’s.

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The second House event was Cross Country. A lot of the boys had a massive tumble at the beginning of the Year 4 race. Some of the other boys helped other fallen boys up, which reminded some of the spectators of the 1956 Olympics when the famous Ron Clark picked up his competitor after a fall and still won the race. When the boys helped others up, they showed great signs of selflessness, support and forgetting about their own position in the race for the sake of caring for others. Overall the 1.8km run was a good spirited and competitive race. The Year 4 champion was Zac Bowen. And the Year 4 encouragement award went to Ethan Gendala. Dixon came up trumps with School receiving the House Spirit Award.

This time St Kevin’s travelled to our school to challenge us in a football match. The match took place on Crowther Oval and Mr Davies was the coach for us and umpire for the match. Our captain was Dylan Roberts. It was an exciting and very fair game but we were all disappointed when we lost by 2 goals.

Soccer There were three teams, two teams played on the Mitchell soccer pitch and the other team played on a quarter of the Crowther oval. The blue team on the Crowther oval had an amazing comeback when they were losing 2-0 and in the last 4 minutes Ben Curtis along with Hudson Augustini scored 2 amazing goals. If it weren’t for Ben and Hudson it would have been a disaster. Plus a big surprise was a boy called Leslie came back for “boy for a day” and participated in the soccer competition. Leslie played an amazing game and we were so happy to have him for the match. The red team match was very competitive; unfortunately we lost to St Kevin’s 2-3. The other match played was the gold group, BGS lost 2-3. It was nerve wracking

The first house event of 2014 was the swimming carnival. We kicked off with 25m freestyle and ended with the all-star relay. There was a fair amount of encouragement from boys, staff and parents. It was compulsory that all boys participated in 3 events with butterfly optional. The winning house was Armstrong and Dixon won house spirit. The Year 4 champion was James Bourke and the encouragement award went to Zac Bowen.

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Maths House Quiz This Maths Quiz was similar to million dollar minute. The quick use of the buzzers to this year’s competition was a winning tactic. Correct answers would receive a point for your house and an incorrect answer would deduct a point from your house. The scores were tight but Rofe took home the prize of victory by one point over Dixon.

Spelling House Quiz The spelling competition had a similar format to the Maths quiz but a different sceptre of the brain was needed to help compose some of the hard spelling words. This time the scores were tight once again but this time Hancock took the tie breaker against school. Ethan Lyons, Jackson Court, Jorge Houridis, Hamish Andersen and Lenny Ewers GRAMMARIAN 2014 189


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Year 4 Humanities Indigenous Australians

Exploration and the First Fleet

During our unit of study on Indigenous Australians we learned a lot about their culture, customs and way of life. We learned that indigenous Australians were the first people to live in Australia over 40,000 years ago. They used lots of different tools and made weapons to hunt animals like kangaroos, emus and fish. Actually, they were such good hunters that they could hunt some animals by following the tracks they made on the ground. Indigenous Australians didn’t have a written language and used songs, dancing and stories to pass on important information to the next generation. We learned that they lived in groups and that they didn’t use money or have many material possessions like we do today.

In Term 3 we learned a lot about exploration and the First Fleet. We learned about some famous explorers like Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus, Abel Tasman and Matthew Flinders. We also learned that the First Fleet consisted of 11 ships and carried over seven hundred convicts who were guilty of lots of different crimes. Life was really hard in England in the 18th Century, and it was just as hard as a convict on one of the ships. The journey to Australia was tough and lots of people died from diseases or were washed overboard. Once they reached Australia, convicts had to work really hard building roads and buildings while wearing chains around their legs.

Caspar Payne, Koki Inagaki, Ben Curtis, Stanley Chen, Karl Unger and Dante Farinola. 4 Flinders

Hudson Augustini, James Mitchell, Henry Mitrevski, Ben Jones and Jacob Palmer, 4 Flinders

We really enjoyed the activities we did during the unit, especially when all of our parents came in for our Year 4 Walkabout. This was when we got to display all the fantastic work we had done including the artefacts we made which was great fun. We enjoyed working in teams to research information about Indigenous Australians and present this in an interesting way. It was also great to hear from an Aboriginal elder called Murrundindi who came to visit us one day and told us a lot about Indigenous culture. Overall, we thought it was a really fun and interesting topic.

The best part of this unit was writing a convict journal. We had to choose a convict from the First Fleet and research their life. Then we had to pretend we were that convict and write a journal about their life in England and on the First Fleet. We really enjoyed researching the lives of convicts and learning about the crimes they committed and the harsh punishments they were given. It was also fun to be creative with some parts of the journal if we didn’t know exactly what happened with our chosen convict.

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Zach Bowen, Mitchell Kuzilny, Ethan Gendala, Charlie Heaton, Felix BrightonKnight and Henry Pearson, 4 Flinders


Year 4 Sport Term 1 got off to a great start with an action packed sport program. Each Friday we were divided into 5 groups and participated in Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Table tennis and Tee ball. Surprisingly, Tee ball was the most popular followed by cricket. Swimming was a bonus especially on the hot summer days. We all enjoyed learning new skills and playing these great sports. Moving in to Term 2 we were greeted with cooler weather, perfect for more intense sports. We enjoyed football, cross country, netball, volley stars and hand ball. Football was the most popular sport with Mr. Kuring. Volley Stars was also very interesting as it was new to most of the boys. Cross country was definitely a highlight. Particularly when we had the opportunity to run down to the beach with Mr. Davies and our Canadian assistant teacher Miss Perrier. This gave us great training for our Friday friendly against St Kevins in cross country

Year 4 Camp This year the Year 4s went to Coastal Forest Lodge in Anglesea. When we arrived at the camp we were greeted by Iona (the manager of the camp) and the BGS outdoor education staff. We had a short briefing about the camp and the boundaries which we must remain within. We then moved outside for morning tea and to hear who we would be sharing our cabins with. After a quick set up of our rooms we moved outside to be split into three different activity groups. We played some ‘get to know you games’ so we could become more familiar with the Outdoor Ed staff and then we were into it! Our camp began with an ‘Eagles Nest’ bush walk. We explored the area surrounding the camp and learned about the local flora and fauna. At the end of our walk was a huge wedge tail eagle’s nest. After our exhausting walk we got ourselves cleaned up for what was a delicious roast dinner. Everyone loved the roast potatoes! After dinner, we all rugged up and headed towards a giant campfire where we roasted marshmallows and told scary campfire stories. The next morning we woke up to a nice breakfast and then cleaned our rooms up for room inspections. Mrs Crumble (Mr Brophy in a dress) inspected all the rooms and gave us each a score out of ten. We then moved to the busses as we had a massive day of bike riding, canoeing and beach activities ahead of us. The trails on the mountain bikes were hilly and very muddy but no one seemed to mind. Whilst out canoeing one of the outdoor ed staff (Shano) was showing us awesome trick by rolling over under water in his kayak. The water was freezing but again, no one minded too much. At the beach we played fun games which included a beach sprint competition and a

treasure hunt. We all scrambled furiously to find the buried chocolate in the sand. When we arrived back at camp we had to have showers as we were all either wet, muddy or smelly, some of us a combination of all three! We had another delicious dinner and then went on a night hike to see if we could spot any owls. On the final morning we all packed up our rooms and then either built bush shelters or participated in initiative activities. It was a great camp and one we will always remember.

Term 3 brought the chilly winter weather and more great sports. We all embraced these sports. Soccer proved to be extremely popular and entertaining. We had some future world cup stars in our midst. Hockey was a great addition to our sports program. Many boys enjoyed this sport for the first time. We gave our footy jumpers a good workout with rounds of touch rugby. Basketball was also a big hit in the 3/4 sport along with badminton and hockey. We would like to thank the teacher for a great Friday sports program.

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5 Zacharia - Pinball I really enjoyed making the pinball machines and playing with them. I personally loved working with wood for the first time! Will Featherston I had a really fun time making our pinball machines. It was a wonderful experience because I have not used heavy tools before. Brendan Reddell It was challenging working on my pinball machine when my partner was absent. However boys who were in groups of three were very helpful when I was carrying or sawing large pieces of wood for our machine. Noah Kalvelage I certainly enjoyed this unforgettable unit with my partner Christian Felicetti. I loved constructing and finalising our pinball machine together. James Clark I loved the pinball project. It was fun, challenging and overall a great experience. Nick Barreto My partner was Charile Catt. We co-operated together to make our pinball machine. I am having a really good time in Australia and in my school life. Shotaro Shu (English as a second language student) 192 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Year 5 Scott – Gembrook Camp I’m crawling on my hands and knees in the dark. “I’ve got to get to the flame!” I thought to myself. On the first night at camp we played “Moths to the Flame”. The ‘moths’ had to grab a light in order to win and the Outdoor Ed staff had to try to prevent them. After a long time, and I mean a long time, somebody grabbed the ‘flame’ and the moths won. After a night of fun we retreated to our cabins and tents. Sven Steward

In a mystical forest, far, far away, there’s a mindblowing camp full of games, adventures, natural treasures, exquisite animals and the best camp leaders you could wish for. Monsters, mysteries, reptiles and mammals. Puzzles, adventure quests, even painting; this is what you get. To search for bigfoot, treasure hunts, staring your fears right in the face – this is the one and only, Gembrook Camp, Year Five style. Christopher Field


Sovereign Hill In Term 2 all the Year 5 boys went to Sovereign Hill to learn about mining in Ballarat. It was great! We learned about the harsh life the miners led in the goldfields, the brutal fight at the Eureka Stockade and the events leading up to it, including the murder of James Scobie, the burning of Bentley’s Hotel and much more. However, the most entertaining part of the excursion was “Blood on the Southern Cross,” an amazing experience I will never forget. On the eve of our first day, all the exhausted boys clambered into dozens of carriages that took us on an amazing journey around the town, showing the different lives the miners led and the cruelty of the government that led them. The show finished off with an unforgettable and amazing sound and light show about the Eureka Stockade. Everyone had an amazing time and we hope to go back there soon. Nicholas Burvill In Term 2 all the Year 5 boys went to Sovereign Hill, we had so much fun! We learnt about the tough life of “The Diggers,” the brutal fight at The Eureka Stockade, the thrilling case of the murder of James Scobie and about the racism on the Goldfields. The most entertaining part of the whole camp was the gold panning! It captured the atmosphere of the diggings perfectly and made us feel as if we were young diggers, slaving away for gold. We consolidated most of our knowledge of life on the Goldfields from the breathtaking live show of Blood on the Southern Cross. The segment of the Blood on the Southern Cross when James Scobie is murdered was gripping and it you actually felt like an onlooker at the murder. We all had an amazing experience and would love to go again. Harry Harte GRAMMARIAN 2014 193


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APS Sport in Year 6 In Year 6 you get the opportunity to play APS sport against lot of other schools in the APS sector. Through the year you get to play four different sports. In Term 1 you can participate in Swimming, Tennis, Cricket and Table Tennis. Term 2 has a choice of Volleyball, Football and Cross Country. In Term 3 you can play Hockey, Soccer, Handball and Basketball. In Term 4 you can play Athletics, Rugby, Badminton and Water Polo. It is a really fun experience and it teaches you lots of things like teamwork, organisation and to be gracious in defeat, and humble in victory. Overall it has been one of my highlights being here in the Junior School. Nate Hollis APS was one of my highlights of Year Six. In Term One I did Tennis, Term Two A.F.L, Term Three, Soccer and in Term Four, Athletics. I really enjoyed A.F.L because I had never played it before and it was great to be doing something different. In Term 3, I played soccer and was in the 6As. I participated in athletics in Term 4 for the first time. Overall I think APS is a great way to show our competitiveness and a great way to represent our school. Liam Konidaris During APS we meet a variety of different schools and it is very interesting because we play different sports each term and every time we meet new people and new teams and it is a whole lot of fun. I cannot wait until Year 7 because we get to do APS on Saturday and there will be a whole lot of new boys in BGS and all the other schools. Flynn Dickson This year in Term 3 I chose Hockey. It was a great experience. We won most matches. It was great that we had such a strong team and everyone played well in their position. I could tell that everyone tried their hardest and enjoyed it because everyone was sweating hot and like Mr. Tellefson says, ‘You don’t have to be the best, just give of your best’, and that’s what we did. Everyone listened to Mr. Cook and Mrs. Plozza’s advice and that’s what probably gave us an advantage. It was so fun and I’d do it again. Julian Roberts

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This year A.P.S. has been a really good time to unwind after schoolwork and I have really enjoyed the positive encouragement of my fellow teammates. I really enjoy all sports I have played this year. I may not be good at all sports but with my friends cheering me on I feel like I’m on top of the world and can beat anyone! I have gained lots of confidence in myself playing sport and enjoy the responsibilities of being team captain. The best part is winning but I am still graceful in defeat. Tate Carlsen

Term 2 sports was my first time ever at A.P.S and I loved it. We had a very strong A Football team but we did not do to well in the tournament. I kicked my first goal for B.G.S from the boundary, also my only one for the season. The training played a huge part in our team because it reflected on our game. Term three for me was Hockey in the A team. We had a cracking term with some big wins and only one loss. All over I think A.P.S is an awesome opportunity. Gus Bland In first term I did swimming. I think we had a strong team. I felt everyone was encouraging each other. It was probably my strongest sport and I felt I did well. For second term I played footy and even though our team wasn’t very strong we managed to put up a fight in every game and we won one game. In third term I played soccer and I had many friends on my team. That made me enjoy my games and our team was strong and won several games. Cody Dreyer A.P.S. in Year 6 was great fun because it was an opportunity to play your chosen sport competitively against other schools. I chose footy in Term 2 and it was a big highlight as it was muddy and sometimes very wet. In Term 1 I chose cricket. Cricket was really fun because everybody got a turn at batting and bowling. In Term 3 I chose European handball and I enjoyed it a lot because the whole game involves running and jumping which is one of boys’ favourite things to do. A.P.S. was a great highlight for all year 6 boys. Jacob Sarris

This year in A.P.S. sport has been very good. We kicked off in Term 1 with Swimming, Cricket, Tennis and Table Tennis. An outstanding term for the Table Tennis team who went undefeated and the Cricket team who only lost twice. A few of our Tennis players got through to division level. In Term 2 we had two Football teams, three Volleyball teams and a very strong Cross Country team. Our A Volleyball team I would describe as a quality side. We even had boys go right through to state for Cross Country. We also had a very good Football team. In Term 3 the choices were Soccer, Hockey, European Handball and Basketball. We had a very strong Soccer and Hockey teams which went well throughout Term 3. Lastly, in Term 4 the selections were Athletics, Water Polo, Badminton, and Touch Rugby. We had an outstanding Water Polo team who I believe went quite well. Our Athletics was amazing. They were always improving their performance each week. Also well done to our Touch Rugby and Badminton team. Overall a great year in APS. A massive well done to the Year 6 boys on their efforts in 2014. Good luck for Saturday morning sport next year. Tommy Colaci In Year 6 we have APS sport every Wednesday. We are allowed to choose what sport we want to do. We chose different sports for every term. Every Wednesday we played a different school in the sport of our choice. This is fun because the games are competitive and just really fun. The games weren’t all about winning though. It was about being a good sportsman. Every game, we choose a captain who thanks the opposition for playing against us and writes a report about the game, then sends it to their coach who then puts it in the newsletter. Christopher Lam


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Questacon is like a giant version of Science works, where the activities are awesome and the gift shop was amazing. From things such as Freefall Drop to the Lightning Generator, and earthquakes simulator and even a robot that played you in air hockey, the activities there could have had you going for hours. All in all, Questacon was an amazing experience in Canberra. It is the top my list of the best things we did in Canberra. I’ll certainly remember that forever.

Year 6 Endeavour

Jaikob This year all of the Year 6s went on a four day trip to Canberra. The trip was jam-packed with tours including the Australian Mint, The Australian War Memorial and The Australian Parliament House. It’s a journey that I’m proud to have been a part of. We went to the War Memorial. We got to visit many famous in areas including, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This tomb represents the people that died in wars whose bodies were never recovered. Canberra was an amazing experience; it was an extremely informative trip and one that I will never forget. Matthew I really liked going to Canberra to learn about the Australia’s capital. There was so much there, sport, science, politics, federation, elections, voting, also how Australia became a nation. The list could go on forever. One great thing we did was go to Parliament House. We got to have a tour and learn about the history of the building. We also toured The House of Representatives and the Senate. Mitchell Canberra was the best camp I have ever been on, it was definitely number one. My favourite part was going to the C. S. I. R.O. That stands for the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation. Did you know that C.S. I. R. O. invented Aeroguard for when the Queen came to visit Australia in 1970? Charlie At the Australian War Memorial we ventured into the D Zone. In the D-zone there were lots of great activities, such as pretending to fly a helicopter, drive a submarine, live in a trench, and trying to make dirty water into clean water. Ewan 196 GRAMMARIAN 2014

At BGS the Year 6 classes go to Canberra every year for a week this has been a BGS tradition for many years and I am sure it will continue for many years to come. From the food right up to new Parliament house there are no other words than: mind blowing, unexpected, incredible, amazing and luxurious that describe the Year 6 Canberra trip. In Canberra, we also had a great time in the pool it was so much fun all the Year 6 boys started a whirlpool that was so big that I could barely walk the other way. It was like the ocean with a huge rip no one could even stand up! Luka Brooks The place I loved most in Canberra was the Australian Institute of Sport centre (A.I.S.) Luca Brooks and I were on a skiing simulator it was a lot of fun and surprisingly realistic. Oliver Warren


Gembrook Camp 2014

Gembrook camp was an amazing experience and a whole lot of fun! We did some awesome activities this year on camp including; the high ropes course, abseiling, rock-climbing, didgeridoo making and flag making. However, there was one activity I’m sure no one will forget, the “Gauntlet”, which I believe was the most challenging and punishing activity at Gembrook camp. It involved making your way through a course made up of a number of obstacle courses including climbing under and over ropes, monkey bars, balancing on a beam, climbing into tubes (while the Outdoor Education staff swung them around). The highlight though was the “mesh crawl” and involved crawling or swimming our way through extremely freezing mucky dirty water which reached as high as our stomachs, all while being trapped under a cage. As hard and as cold as it was everyone enjoyed themselves and had a blast! The food on camp was amazing. On the first night Spencer and myself partnered up and cooked mouth-watering fried rice using trangia stoves. I thought it was great how we got to cook the fried rice how we liked it. I also enjoyed cooking with a trangia as it was my first time. For breakfast each morning we ate a selection of cereals and toast and for lunch each afternoon we enjoyed fresh sandwiches. On the second night the Outdoor Education staff cooked us delicious burritos with tasty meat and a selection of salads and sauces to go with it. On the third night, after a long preparation by Lachie we tucked into a scrumptious meal of kangaroo and beef roast cooked on the fire. Overall the food was the best food I have ever experienced on a camp. On Gembrook camp we slept in tents and in my tent was my best mate, Spencer. Each night we layered up in our thermals and jumpers as it was freezing! I got to sleep straight away at night as I was exhausted from each day. On the third night it bucketed down with rain and most people’s clothes got drenched - but surprisingly Spencer’s and my clothes stayed dry. I’m still not sure if this was due to where our tent was positioned or the fact that Lachie set our tent up for us for the demonstration. Overall Gembrook Camp was a Camp I will never forget. We learnt so much and did some spectacular activities. It was hard to believe we did so much in only four days. Year 6 Gembrook camp went as quick as the speed of light and I would wish I could experience it again. Darby Hipwell

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Student Leaders and Awards 3 Burke Meliora Prize

Year 4 Flinders Meliora Prize

Year 5 Subject Prizes

Year 6 Subject Prizes

Jenson Galvin Lachlan Molloy Oscar Sloan

Zach Bowen Benjamin Jones Freddie Smith

Prize for Art: Shotaro Shu

Prize for Art: Andrew Wang

3 Wills Meliora Prize

Year 4 Subject Prizes

Prize for Drama: Charlie Catt

Prize for Drama: Joel Dow

Matthew Cruse Blake Picking James Warlond

Prize for Art: Benjamin Jones

Prize for e-Learning: James Clark

Prize for e-Learning: Liam Konidaris

Prize for Japanese: Joshua Sumner

Prize for Japanese: Jack Belcher

Prize for Music: Tony Ma

Prize for Music: Zachary Adam-Gedge

Prize for Physical Education: Joshua Hudghton

Prize for Outdoor Education: Eric Yu

Prize for Religious Studies: Christopher Field

Prize for Physical Education: Jakub Williams

Prize for Science: Christopher Field

Tony Austin Memorial Prize for Religious Studies: Nate Hollis

Year 3 Subject Prizes Prize for Art: Angus Haddon Prize for Drama: George Roubos Prize for e-Learning: Jenson Galvin Prize for Japanese: Leon Den Tieter Prize for Music: Matthew Cruse

Prize for Drama: Freddie Smith Prize for e-Learning: Dylan Roberts Prize for Japanese: Sidney Zeng Prize for Music: Callum Heath Prize for Physical Education: Zach Bowen Prize for Religious Studies: Samson Adams

6 Discovery Meliora Prize

Prize for Science: Matthew Hill

Tom Cantwell James McFadden Max Mitchell-Adams

5 Melville Meliora Prize

6 Endeavour Meliora Prize

Prize for Science: Ethan Petris

Harley Chessells Tony Li Lucas Williamson

Jaikob Akinci Matthew Romeo Ewan Smith

Year 4 Bass Meliora Prize

5 Scott Meliora Prize

6 Investigator Meliora Prize

Tom O’Connor Nikolas Stavrellis Brendan Zhang

Christopher Field Keane Lombard Tian Pang

Oliver Cruse Jack Damyon Joel Tyler

Year 4 Cook Meliora Prize

5 Zachariah Meliora Prize

6 Resolution Meliora Prize

Jamie Draheim Jorge Houridis Jonathan Pascuzzi

Noah Kalvelage Finn McInerney Brenden Reddell

Nate Hollis Liam Konidaris Shuntaro Shu

Prize for Physical Education: Oliver Goodger Prize for Religious Studies: Angus Haddon

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Prize for Science: Liam Konidaris

Special Prizes Year 6 Progress Prize: Max Mitchell-Adams The A & H Bottomley Citizenship Prize: Ewan Smith The Choir Prize: Matthew Romeo The Concert Band Prize: Seamus Mintrom The String Orchestra Prize: Andrew Wang The Chapel Server’s Prize: Tom Cantwell The Chess Prize: Zachary Adam-Gedge Jaikob Akinci

The Mary Edmondson Sports Prize: Jack Damyon

the Senior Mothers’ Circle (now the Rosstrevor and Senior Parents’ Group).

The Tassie Hutson Prize: Joel Dow

The Park Shield (1991) Endowed by Mr and Mrs G. A. Park, parents of Dean Park, Captain of School 1990. This Prize is awarded to a Year 6 boy for participation and excellence in the academic, sporting and cultural life of the Junior School.

The House Prize: Thomas Draheim The School Officers’ Prize: Liam Konidaris The Park Shield: Zachary Adam-Gedge The Prize for Dux of the Junior School: Liam Konidaris The Captain of the Junior School Prize: Jaikob Akinci

Prize information

The A & H Bottomley Citizenship Prize (1955) The late Mr A. F. Bottomley, whose sons Laurence (1945-1959) and Christopher (19501960) went to Brighton Grammar School, was Mayor of Brighton in 1954. These Prizes are awarded in the Junior School and the Senior School. The Mary Edmondson Prize (1991) Endowed by the Junior School Mothers’ Circle (now the Junior Parents’ Group). The first President of the Junior School Mothers’ Circle, Mrs Edmondson, later became President of

The Tony Austin Prize for Religious Studies (1960) This Prize is awarded in memory of Tony who died suddenly on 27 February 1958, while a member of the Preparatory class. The Tassie Hutson Prize (2009) Endowed by the Hutson Family. This Prize is in memory of Mrs Tassie Hutson, a devoted past parent of Wilson House, and is awarded to a Year 6 boy who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and determination in all facets of Junior School life.


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Year 7 & 8

Excursion Program The Middle school excursion program was again a booming success. Being refined year after year the program has a pastoral focus with skills and knowledge being taught outside of the traditional setting. Year 7s experienced the thrills of rock climbing, the technical challenges of golf and the time honoured favourite; Inside Bayside. The Year 8s once again had the opportunity to visit the best city in world, Melbourne! Each visit had a different focus as they learnt about immigration, art, sport and Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mathematics! Each year the program changes and each year the boys enjoy being pushed out of their comfort zone as well as the liberty of being allowed to purchase their own lunch. A very special thankyou to all the mums and dads who came once, twice or even thrice throughout the year as the program cannot run without them as well as our dedicated staff who enthusiastically throw themselves into the program.

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iDesign 2014 The new building came in to its own when a crowd in excess of 400 circulated past the more than 150 projects on display for iDesign 2014. All of the boys were excited and eager to show off their hard work and had earlier enjoyed a similar carnival atmosphere with the Year 7 People’s Choice Award. Earlier in the year the boys were asked to:

Decide on a passion or interest (this should be about what YOU want to do) Turn that into a plan (everyone NEEDS a plan!) Find a mentor (because YOU (and everyone else) needs help) Keep a log of your progress (take notes and photographs or video) Then iDesign! (We can’t wait to see what you come up with!) You need to be organised (Time management is a key to success) Max Freeman was the winner of the Interactive Award for Excellence and was presented with a fantastic trophy and $250 JB HiFi voucher from Interactive. The following statement from guest judge and CEO of Interactive Mr Christopher Ride best sums up the success of the 2014 iDesign project. “What a thrill it was to be part of the BGS iDesign Awards once again – many thanks for allowing me to be involved. The boys were absolutely outstanding this year. It is a testament to both you and the school that it is possible to deliver such great/big-thinking work from such posed and confident young men.” Christopher Ride CEO of Interactive Max constructed a pinball machine and in his explanation below one gains a better understanding of the depth of this process. “The motivation for the Energize Me Pinball Machine was to create an interactive iDesign that involved both design and construction skills. Over the last six months I explored the world of pinball, visiting one of the last remaining manufacturers in Chicago, as well as a pinball workshop here in Melbourne. The challenge of the play board design was to create a fun and engaging game. The theme that I 204 GRAMMARIAN 2014

chose, the hierarchy of energy sources, then needed to be integrated into the playing field. The construction process involved piecing together all the layers including flippers, bumpers, ball paths, etc. The culmination was when I could finally pull back the plunger and play my own pinball machine!” Max Freeman winner of the Interactive Award for Excellence. The positive relationships developed between each boy and their mentor is at the heart of this initiative. Allowing the boys to develop their own true passion with a mentor of their own choosing is also central to the breadth and depth of the projects submitted. Past iDesigns are living on in some amazing ways including work such as Henry McDowell’s,competed in iDesign 2012. Henry, now in Year 10, created a film animation of a story he wrote in English and his film is a finalist in the prestigious ATOM film awards to be judged on 29th October. Sam Ryan produced an amazing piece of artwork in 2012 and he has since completed two other pieces to add to his original and this is now on display in the new Middle School. The Headmaster has approved for the indigenous jumper Joel Crocker created for iDesign 2014 to be worn by a BGS team for a game next season hopefully to coincide with the AFL Indigenous Round. The Dalziel Club have agreed to fund this wonderful initiative. I would like all involved to look back and reflect on iDesign and I wish to congratulate all of you on undertaking the challenge. I would like to finish with the following quote once told to be by my English teacher of Irish heritage when I was in Year 8. “Tri na cheile a thogtar na caisleain” Together we can build castles Congratulations to all iDesigners for 2014. Mr Jamie Watson, iDesign Co-ordinator


2014 List of Awards Rosstrevor Award (1st Place overall) for going above and beyond all expectations. Joshua Sandiford with his hydrogen oxygen machine Interactive Excellence Award – special award for excellence presented by the Christopher Ride, the CEO of Interactive. Max Freeman with his Energize Me pinball machine Creativity Award - the creation of a new product, solution or piece of art. Kevin Gao for scripting and producing his own original computer game Sustainability Award – the ability to endure. Benjamin Cruse for his SEAL sustainable energy teaching device Innovation Award - the creation of better or more effective ideas. Lachlan Hodges for creating his own fully functional 3D printer from components. BGS Award – selected by the BGS Development Office for the project showing strongest links to Brighton Grammar School. Eric Shen for his fantastic self-portrait painting and James Hamilton for his redevelopment of Allee St Quiksilver Award – special award for enthusiasm presented by Greg Healy, the President of Quiksilver Asia Pacific. Ethan O’Brien for his original book publication on the ‘Minnow’ sailing boat Humanitarian Award – a special award for empathy presented by Fr. Tony Poole, the Rosstrevor Chaplain. Max Twycross for his thoughtful artwork on the very human topic of depression. People’s Choice – Selected by the Year 7 students as their favourite project. Lachlan Hodges for creating his own fully functional 3D printer from components. BGS Outdoor Education Award Will Middlemiss for his Year 9 Sea Change promotional photography installation Highly Commended – awarded to projects that also caught the judge’s eye. 8K1 Finn Parker, Ethan

8K4 Felix Gong, Jack Morrison, Will Speyer, Connor Cooper

8K2 Will Johnston, Nick Phillips, Connor Hipwell, Henk Nekker.

8M1 Kei Hirasedo, Aqil

8K3 Devan Nichols, Tom Murphy, Alexei Mitnovetski, Kai Weight, Trent Mailing

8M2 Mitch Dow, Tom

O’Brien, Jack Goodings, Noa Simon, Tom Murray

Packir Saibo, Michael Dean and Luke Ianuali. Franklin, Nick Adams, Mikkel Taults, Bradley Marais

8M3 Max Twycross, James Dickson, Will Middlemiss, Jasper Mutimer, Ben Branson 8M4 James Fisher, Azmain Kalitzki, Joel Crocker, Will Agius, Mackenzie Harvey

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Middle School Student Leadership

Student Achievement

In 2014, the Middle School was brilliantly led by Co-Captains Brad Marais and Ethan O’Brien. This year saw the introduction of a new process for appointing Middle School Captains, Vice Captains and School Officers. As Year 8 is evenly divided between two Heads of Year and also two Learning Commons, it was decided to initiate a process whereby each Learning Common would have one School Captain and one School Vice-Captain within it. These leaders would be supported by School Officers whose tenure would only be for one semester. The underlying idea of this new process was to provide additional leadership opportunities for Year 8s and also provide leadership in each Learning Common. Without question, it was an undoubted success and throughout 2014, thirty School Officers supported the Co-Captains and Co-Vice Captains in their roles. With the move into our new Middle School, the role of the School Officers became slightly larger with an increased gate duty as well as being actively involved in Open Days, Parent Information Evenings and acting as Tour Guides in the very successful joint venture with The University of Melbourne on Talking Spaces.

The Music Department also appoints a number of key leaders and this year Felix Gong as Captain of Music and Michael Dean and Luke Ianuali provided great leadership to the music program in the Middle School. They were ably supported by Kevin Wang as Leader of the Concert Band, Ethan O’Brien as Leader of the String Orchestra, Nick Phillips as Leader of the Guitar Ensemble and Adam Dendrinos as Leader of the Choir.

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House Captains and Vice Captains also form an integral part of the student leadership structure in the Middle School. They play a key part in the organization and running of major House events such as Swimming and Athletics.

Fourth in the Year Level: Joshua Sum

Each sport in the Middle School also appoints Captains whose main role is to report on the sport’s progress at Assembly and provide strong leadership both on and off the field in the respective sport.

Credit Prizes

There are many other important positions in the Middle School headed by our Head Chapel Server and Deputy Head Chapel Server and this year, both roles were undertaken very capably by Jack Peters and Adam Dendrinos. Throughout the year, they were ably supported by a significant number of Chapel Servers from both Year 7 and 8 under the leadership and guidance of the School Chaplain, Father Tony Poole.

This year, under the leadership of Ms Tyla Bracken, the Middle School’s impressive fundraising efforts were overseen by the fundraising leaders, Tom Elliott, Devan Nicholls and Jack Peters who were ably supported by their committee members. These boys played a key part in the termly Ute Full of Food and fundraising ventures throughout the year including raising funds for Timothy Bosire in Kenya and also the highly successful Relay for Life held in early October. Other positions available to our boys throughout 2014 included Captains of Debating and Public Speaking, Form Captains in Year 7 and the Library Committee. Andrew Burnell, Head of Middle School

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First in the Year Level: Leo Kouskouris Second in the Year Level: Curtis Wilson Third in the Year Level: David Li

Fifth in the Year Level: Fred Prokopchuk

Dennis Gu Patrick Liddle David Peng Harrison Preston Jacob Travers Dylan Zhang

Subject Prizes The Art Prize: Austin Zou

The Mathematics Prize: Leo Kouskouris The Music Prize: David Li The Physical Education Prize: Louis Butler The Religious Education Prize: Casper Tremlett The Science Prize: Leo Kouskouris The Woodcraft Prize: Felix Flockart

Special Prizes The English Essay Writing Prize: Gordon Chen The Outdoor Education Prize: Joshua Picchioni The Choir Prize: Patrick Liddle

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The Design Prize: Curtis Wilson

First in the Year Level: Max Freeman

The English Prize: Leo Kouskouris and Curtis Wilson

Second in the Year Level: Ethan O’Brien

The English as an Additional Language Prize: Johnson Shen

Third in the Year Level: Luke Ianuali

The Extension Studies Prize: David Li The Humanities Prize: Leo Kouskouris

Fourth in the Year Level: Scott Lee Fifth in the Year Level: Max Twycross


Credit Prizes Michael FitzGerald James Hamilton Aaron Lam William Lam Nicholas Phillips

Subject Prizes The Art Prize: Jack Peters The Chinese Prize: Max Freeman and Mikkel Talts The Design Prize: Hamish McDowell The English Prize: Luke Ianuali The English as an Additional Language Prize: Steven Zhang The Extension Studies Prize: James Hamilton The French Prize: Ethan O’Brien The Humanities Prize: Max Freeman The Japanese Prize: Max Twycross The Latin Prize: Luke Ianuali The Mathematics Prize: Max Freeman and Ethan O’Brien The Music Prize: Michael Dean The Physical Education Prize: Benjamin Branson The Religious Education Prize: James Bryan

The Science Prize: Luke Ianuali The Woodcraft Prize: Declan Jeffery

Special Prizes The English Essay Writing Prize: Anton Derevianko

The A D Turnbull Prize for Dux of Middle School: Max Freeman The Osborne Family Prize for Captains of Middle School: Bradley Marais and Ethan O’Brien

The Outdoor Education Prize: Hamish Dick

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The Debating and Public Speaking Prize: Max Freeman

Captains of Middle School

The Chapel Server Prize: Jack Peters The Dramatic Society  Play Prize: Jonathan Leadbeater The Robyn Sorensen Prize for Instrumental Music: Kei Hirasedo The Fraser Cairns History Prize: William Lam The Parents’ Association Prize for Most Improved: Callum Drake The Linacre Hospital Prize for Citizenship: Liam McInerney The Stewart Family Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Sport: Bradley Marais The Caltex Prize for Vice Captains of Middle School: Max Freeman and Nicholas Phillips

Brad Marais and Ethan O’Brien

Vice-Captains of Middle School Max Freeman and Nick Phillips

School Officers Nick Adams Lennox Amatruda Kosta Arvanitakis Cameron Berry Ben Branson Benjamin Cruse Michael Dean Adam Dendrinos Anton Derevianko Hamish Dick Callum Drake Michael FitzGerald James Hamilton Luke Ianuali Declan Jeffery William Lam Jonathan Leadbeater Scott Lee Nicholas Longmire William Moffat Devan Nicholls Jack Peters Harrison Reynolds Finn Roberts

Tristan Scheirs Mikkel Talts Max Twycross Kevin Wang Kai Weight Flynn Wood Senior Middle School Chapel Server Jack Peters Deputy Senior Middle School Chapel Server Adam Dendrinos

Music Leaders Captain of Music Felix Gong Vice-Captains of Music Michael Dean and Luke Ianuali Leader of the Concert Band Kevin Wang Leader of the String Orchestra Ethan O’Brien Leader of the Guitar Ensemble Nicholas Phillips Leader of the Choir Adam Dendrinos

HOUSE LEADERS Armstrong Liam McInerney and David Seager William Moffat (Semester 1) Crowther Thomas Bennett and Benjamin Pryor Devan Nicholls (Semester 1)

Dixon Jack Goodings and Tom Murray Flynn Wood (Semester 1) Hancock Max Stroud and Niklas Rathmyr Anton Derevianko (Semester 1) Rofe Mitchell Kelly and Austin Lawson School Joel Crocker and Thomas Murphy Debating and Public Speaking CoCaptains Callum Drake and Mikkel Talts Fundraising Committee Captain Tom Elliot Fundraising Captain (Promotions) Devan Nicholls Fundraising Captain (Treasurer) Jack Peters

Sport Captains Athletics Lennox Amatruda and Tristan Scheirs Cricket Brad Marais Cross Country Aaron Lam Football Harrison Reynolds Hockey Will Middlemiss Rugby James Chand

Snowsports Daniel Abbott Soccer Kosta Arvanitakis Swimming Ben Branson Tennis Tom Whitson Touch Football Benjamin Cruse and Hamish McDowell Volleyball Scott Lee Water Polo James Dickson

Library Committee Matthew Downs Callum Drake Victor Jakobus Mitchell Kelly Owen Lui Lionel Wang Dylan Zhang

Middle School Chapel Servers Cameron Berry Michael Dean Charlie Hannah Dylan Ingram Victor Jakobus Jose Kosenda William Johnston Mitchell Kelly Jonathan Leadbeater Matthew Leadbeater Brad Marais Lachlan May Hamish McDowell William Moffat Jack Morrison Jack Munnings Ethan O’Brien William Speyer

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Year 9 Seachange Once again this year, boys of Year 9 have once again been actively involved in a wide range of ‘Experiences’, with each boy ultimately having participated in the following at some stage of the year: • An exploration of the City of Melbourne • Hiking King Island • A marine-based experience, and • Community involvement, at a variety of locations from Melbourne and its surrounds, to Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia or Cape York A total of twelve different options were made available to the boys, with each boy experiencing four of these. After its success in 2013, this year there were two Cape York locations. Once again, twelve boys travelled to Kowanyama, while another twelve visited the remote indigenous community of Lockhart River, on the East coast around 200 km south of The Tip. Both spent time with the local indigenous students. While each boy had his own favourite aspect of the trip, all found it an exciting and rewarding experience. Again this year, one boy from each experience each term was recognised (by the accompanying staff on that experience) for his contribution. This culminated in over 30 boys being presented with a certificate incorporating words that staff felt best reflected the reason for his nomination. Bruce McLellan, Program Co-Ordinator - Years 9 and 10

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Mountain Bike

Mitta Mitta

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Year 11 Year 11 Reflection Year 11 is one of the eventful and important years in a BGS studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schooling life, being heavily focused on the academic aspects of the VCE system and the preparation for Year 12 and the completion of school. During Year 11, students are fully introduced to the VCE system, either undertaking at least five Unit 1/2 subjects or VET subjects or having the chance to complete a Unit 3/ 4 subject which gives them a taste of what Year 12 has to offer which includes the majority of students sitting the GAT and VCAA administrated exams for the first time. In Term 1 the Year 11 students undertook visits to Melbourne University and RMIT where they learned about the basics of university life, what courses are available at both universities and tours of both universities. The introduction of a coaching day allowed Year 11 students to reflect on how they were progressing and with the house tutor, refocus and set goals for the rest of the year, as well encourage students to start to think of what subjects they wanted to complete during Year 12. Information nights held during the second half of the year made students aware of how the VCE system fully works, and encouraged students to undertake subjects they enjoyed. The culmination of the academic year for Year 11 were both the completion Unit 3/ 4 exams during October and November and the Unit 1/ 2 exams held at the end of Term 2 and the end of Term 4. Nick Gillies 216 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Retreat


This is the importance of Year 11 The transition from Year 10 to Year 11 is not only the biggest step between academic years, but it also means you are now fully committed to the VCE program. Year 11 is the year when a student has to bring their ‘A+’ game, considering every subject is either a Unit 1/2 subject or a Unit 3/4 one. The workload increases significantly, and you will find struggles along the way, but this, I believe, is the secret to success.

Year 11 Psychology boys working with the ELC students - completing an experiment on Piaget's developmental stages.

Year 11 is essentially a long training session for Year 12. Every 1/2 subject you have chosen gives you an idea of what the subject will be like in the coming year. This serves as preparation as one can see which aspects of the subjects you are finding difficult to excel at, such as oral exams in a language or analysing language in English, and hence, what you are willing to do to improve your performance. This is also a year where a student can see their strongest and weakest points, for example, if you get too nervous before a test, or if you are finding it hard to balance your school life and personal commitments. All of these vital pieces of information can help us fine tune our year ahead, as we can work to overcome them so Year 12 doesn’t become the nightmare that it is often considered to be, but it becomes a challenging experience in which a student is intrinsically motivated to achieve their full potential. The importance of Year 11 also derives from the insight we get into the 3/4 subjects. The majority of students would have chosen to do at least one 3/4 subject this year. I believe that this is an excellent preparation for the year ahead, as one can see how much effort is truly required to be amongst the best students in Victoria. I can guarantee that at BGS, teachers would be more than happy to help you out when you are struggling with something. You can consult to them and they will give you the best advice they have in order to achieve your best. It’s no surprise that this technique is frequently used by the highest achievers in VCE, as it builds your confidence and one can gain professional advice to your problems. By gaining insight and experience into the journey of doing a Year 12 subject, as well as recognizing and dealing with the aspects are holding you back in Year 11, a student can see that their transition between Year 11 and Year 12 will be a smooth and composed one, rather than a huge one that serves solely to intimidate. Gus Jahn

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Year 12 For the class of 2015 and beyond I give this advice. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to aim that bit higher, to really make the most of your Year 12. It is only one year which will set you up for the next stage of your life. Take every opportunity that is available to you since there is nothing to lose and everything to gain from saying yes to what the school has to offer academically, socially and athletically. As always. Stay Classy Alex Clarke

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Student Council The Student Council aims to provide a forum whereby students of the school can express their opinion and offer ways to better the Brighton Grammar schooling experience along with being the schools main source for fundraising. The council contains four boys from Years 9-11 and six boys from Year 12 all of whom are voted in by their peers. In 2014 the council was dealt a challenging hand with many issues at the forefront early including: numerous fundraisers; faulty drinking fountains; the absence of a microwave for students, and the inevitable loss of the beloved common room for the Year 12s as a result of the school undergoing construction in the Hancock wing. However the council met these challenges with great poise during their weekly Monday meetings and whilst the microwave was denied by the higher powers of the school, a sandwich press took its place with great success. After dealing with these few minor issues the representatives of the council turned their attention to the allocation of fundraisers which included how it was going to be run, how the money would be raised and where the money would go. We started with our three annual fundraisers which occurred once every term and included casual clothes, along with the phenomenon that is pizza lunch. This was all business as usual for the council as it is has been the way to raise money for the last four or five years based on its efficiency and success. Although for the first time ever Brighton Grammar School was to support the ‘Brain Week’ movement in an attempt to make brains matter, this was an entirely new concept for the boys and a much welcomed challenge to conquer. It involved a roster in which boys were to give up their before school, recess, lunch and after school free time for an entire week in order to sell RCD merchandise. The council also had the task of marketing or promoting the week in order to return the highest financial gain possible. The final result ended up being an incredible success thanks to all representatives committing to the cause, who also involved themselves in a ‘Wear Grey Day’ on the Thursday of the week. Along with Brainweek the council’s proudest day this year was the Nick James fundraiser where the council raised an amount of money to the tenfold of its previous fundraiser. I am extremely proud of the Student Council and student body for rallying behind Nick in such tough times. I would like to thank Mr. David Nixon, the teacher in charge, for continually contributing to the bulk of the groundwork laid out for the council. Again I would like to thank my Deputy Chairman Greg Jones for continually pushing me and offering an alternative view. When I look back on my schooling without a shadow of a doubt the Student Council is my proudest achievement, throughout the four years I spent on the council I have been blown away by what the Brighton community can achieve when a challenge presents itself. I encourage all boys to nominate themselves for a council position as it’s a rewarding experience that can’t be found in any other branch of the school. To see the impact we make is unforgettable and something I’ll always cherish. Tom Currie, Chairman, Student Council

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Student Leaders and Awards SCHOOL LEADERS Captain of School Jack Wheeler Vice-Captain Nicholas Dawes Prefects Ashwin Agarwal Matthew Balmer Alexander Clarke Alexander Douglas Greg Feng Alex Ferrier Tom Garner Hugh Hamilton Jeffrey Jiang Gregory Jones Jack Langan Thomas Larkworthy Stephen Mennie Edward Tait Jack Wheeler

Chapel Servers Head Server Matthew Balmer Deputy Head Servers Alexander Clarke Christian Aquila Year 12 Chapel Servers Corey Cinque Ryan Cook Alex Douglas Greg Feng Daniel Francis James Southgate Edward Tait Year 11 Servers Liam Cook Campbell Clapp Matthew Evans Rohan Martin Matthew Nettlefold Matthew Smallridge Christian TziorasDiamataris Year 10 Servers Edward Bartlett-Bragg George Bilionis Michael Bilosh-Delic Marco Boshoff

Michael Chang Lachie Collie Liam Croft Darcey Delanges Benjamin De Worsop Evan Evans Kai-Yee Hall Steven Kavadias Charlie Levine Raymond Li Henry McDowell Alex Nicholas Jackson Noske Sam Ryan Dylan Taylor Ian Tongs Arthur Xafis Bobbie Zhou Year 9 Servers Alexander Adams Steven Alesi Elliott Ayers Hugo Butler Jack Carlson Wilson Du Ben Durkin Simon Farrow Callum Furey Michael Gotze Charles Hicks Tyler Jackson Oliver Platt Nicholas Roberts William Roynic Branko Skocic Samuel Tickner Robert Tongs Nick Wright-Smith

Leader of Senior Big Band Nicholas Dawes Leaders of Corelli String Orchestra Brandon Xue

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Vice-Captain Matthew Balmer

HOUSE LEADERS Armstrong Captain Tom Barnes Vice-Captain Alexander Douglas Crowther Captain Thomas Currie Vice-Captains Sebastian Nearchou and Hugh Hamilton Dixon Captain Tyba Murphy Vice-Captains Tom Laumets and Daniel Parker Hancock

Co-Captains Ashwin Agarwal and Jack Langan Vice-Captains Oliver Lewis and Jack Wheeler Drama Co-Captains Alexander Clarke and Jack Langan

SPORT LEADERS Athletics Captain Oliver Gunning and Billy Gray Vice-Captain Jack Bullock Badminton

Vice-Captains Jack Bullock and Hamish Hill

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Captain of Music Thomas Barnes

Vice-Captain Oscar Armstrong

Leaders of Senior Choir Alexander Clarke and Jack Wright-Smith

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Captain Alexander Ferrier

Leader of Senior Orchestra Thomas Barnes

Captain Jeffrey Jiang

Captain Timothy Howe

Music Officers Vice-Captain of Music Greg Feng

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School Captain Alexander Clarke Vice – Captains James Boal and Harry Nickou

Vice-Captains Will Pucovski and Thomas Larkworthy Cross Country Captain Jack Bullock Vice-Captain Kayne Davies Football Captain Thomas Fisher

Vice-Captain Elliott Avis Hockey Captain Ryan Cook Vice-Captain Nick Collin Lawn Bowls Captain Conaill Auty Rowing Captain Jack Wheeler Vice-Captain Alex Douglas Rugby Captain Billy Gray Vice-Captain Oliver Keats Sailing Captain Patrick Chipp Vice-Captain George Walch Soccer Captain Steve Fergadiotis Vice-Captains Sebastian Nearchou and Max Vulcan Snowsports Captain Tom Walsh Vice-Captain Logan Welsh Swimming Captain Nicholas Dawes Vice-Captain Joel Balleggi Diving Captain Daniel Francis

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Tennis Captain Tom Garner Vice-Captain Charles Edgecombe Water Polo Captain Angus Maloney Vice-Captains Nicholas Dawes and Mitch Foss

SERVICE LEADERS Student Council Chairman Tom Currie Deputy Chairman Gregory Jones Year 12 Leaders James Boal Nicholas Dawes Jeffrey Jiang Thomas Larkworthy Year 11 Leaders Christian Carnovale Campbell Clapp Matthew Evans Year 10 Leaders Raymond Li Ian Tongs Justin Branson Thomas Wallace Year 9 Leaders Hamish Whillas Steven Alesi David Lawlor Julian Ou

Brightonians (Boys who commenced in the Early Learning Centre) Ashwin Agarwal Quincy Amatruda Elliott Avis James Boal Corey Cinque Hayden Edan Baidawi Christian Gilmour Lloyd Hutson Gregory Jones Luke Lynch Kade McLellan Lawrence Pym Oscar Reeve Liam Simon 222 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Year 12 Boys who have been at the School for 10 Years or more Christian Aquila Oscar Armstrong Conaill Auty Thomas Barnes Jack Burge Nicholas Dawes Steve Fergadiotis Hamish Hill Oliver Keats Tom Laumets Daniel Levenda-Freeman Calum MacGregor Jack Moncrieff Spiridonas (Reece) Nimorakiotakis Thomas Walsh

Fifth in the Year Ben Durkin

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English as a Second Language Oliver Zhu

Year 9 Subject Prizes Chinese Thomas Downs English Max Laumets French David Lawlor

Fourth in the Year Zachary Warren Third in the Year Thomas Downs Second in the Year Julian Ou The Edward McKay Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 9 David Lawlor Year 10 Subject Prizes Chinese Sanjeev Haikerwal and Blake Hayes, aeq. English Lachlan McLeod

French Michael Chang Japanese Thomas Wallace Latin Thomas Wallace Mathematics Ian Tongs Science Thomas Wallace

The A.J. Simpson Prize for Religious Education Ian Tongs

Japanese Takanosuke Fujiwara (Year 10)

The Year 10 Progress Prize Steven Kavadias

Latin Eoin Evans

Equal Fourth in the Year Kayne Davies and Bobby Zhou Third in the Year Ian Tongs Second in the Year Thomas Wallace The Alan MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 10 Kevin Sun

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Biology Michael Chang (Year 10)

Chemistry Raymond Li (Year 10)

Special Prizes The Friends of Music Achievement Prize Julian Ou The Sea Change Prize Jack Mason The Outdoor Education Prize William Lewis The Year 9 Progress Prize Sam Bradshaw-Maslen

The Maurice Dowd Memorial Prize for Woodwork Thomas Sharry The Friends of Music Achievement Prize Jerry Lee The Intermediate Public Speaking Prize Ian Tongs

Physics Thomas Wallace (Year 10) Politics Ian Tongs (Year 10)

Advanced General Mathematics Jandre Olivier

The Outdoor Education Prize Jackson Noske

The Robert Asche Memorial Prize for Information Technology Jack Coleman

Physical Education Lachlan Collie (Year 10)

Psychology Campbell Clapp

Japanese (Second Language) Charles Zeng

Science Zachary Warren

Music Phillip Guo (Year 10)

Accounting James Moffat

Business Management Marcel Denman (Year 10)

Mathematics David Lawlor

Mathematical Methods Kai-Yee Hall (Year 10)

Product Design & Technology Lucas Beveridge

Special Prizes

The Norman MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Physical Education Andrew McGrath

Literature Campbell Clapp

Units 1/2 Subject Prizes

Japanese (First Language) Kotaro Shu

Latin Zachary Warren

Legal Studies Arthur Xafis (Year 10)

Chinese (Second Language) Angelo Lin (Year 10)

The Lewis Luckins Memorial Prize for General Mathematics Anthony Roubos The Year 11 Progress Prize Jack Otis The Monash Prize for Dux of Year 11 Michael Riordan

Economics Michael Riordan

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English Warren Zhang

Unit 3/4 Subject Prizes

English as a Second Language Frank Qiu French Anthony Roubos

The Edward McKay Memorial Prize for Accounting Lloyd Hutson

Geography Sanjeev Haikerwal (Year 10)

The Art Prize Nicholas Dawes

History (20th Century) Anthony Capp

The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize for Biology Anthony Roubos

Information Technology Khoi Nguyen


(Year 11) The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize for Biology (Practical) Jack Langan The Lloyd Triffett Prize for Business Management Christian Gilmour The Norman F. Perrier Memorial Prize for Chemistry Jeffrey Jiang The Chinese as a Second Language Prize Colin Chen (Year 11) The Economics Prize Lloyd Hutson The H.A. Glover Prize for English Lloyd Hutson The English as a Second Language Prize Carl Xu The French Prize Daniel Levenda-Freeman The R. W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Further Mathematics Hugh Hamilton The Geography Prize Nick Gillies (Year 11) The Frank Cooper Memorial Prize for Global Politics Jordan Chai (Year 11) The R.H. Wallman Prize for History Revolutions Alexander Ferrier The Japanese Prize Darren Chen The Class of 2012 Robert Connor Dawes Prize for Latin Ashwin Agarwal The Bob Hamilton Memorial Prize for Legal Studies Jack Wheeler The Robert Claude James Prize for Literature Jack Langan The R.W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Mathematical Methods Jandre Olivier (Year 11) The Music Prize Tony Jiang (Year 11) The Norman MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Physical Education Jandre Olivier (Year 11)

The Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize for Physics Lachlan Wallace The Product Design and Technology Prize Nicholas Collin The Psychology Prize Christian Gilmour The Software Development Prize Timothy Semmens (Year 11) The R.W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Specialist Mathematics Jeffrey Jiang The Visual Communication Design Prize Max Vulcan

Special Prizes The 1967 Prefects’ Games Prize Will Simon The Cadet Prize Timothy Howe The Peter Goodall Drama Prize Alexander Clarke The Philip Kondelos Music Prize Thomas Barnes The H.V. Mitchell Essay Prize Lloyd Hutson The R.W.T. Cowan Prize for Public Speaking James Moffat (Year 11) The Harry Zachariah History Essay Prize (Gift of the OBGS Top Enders) To be announced at a later date The Brighton Grammarians’ Lodge Prize (in memory of Ivan Stedman) Thomas Larkworthy The J.R. Wallman Progress Prize Lawrence Pym The G.D. Hird Memorial Prize Matthew Balmer Christian Aquila The A. and H. Bottomley Citizenship Prize Tom Currie The R.M. Millar Prize (formerly MASCO Prize) Ashwin Agarwal The Noel Thomas Memorial Prize Edward Tait

The W.A. Clarke Prize Jack Wheeler The R.F. Waring Memorial Prize Greg Feng The Jim Fraser Memorial Prize Alexander Clarke

The Prize for the Vice-Captain of the School Nicholas Dawes The OBGS Prize for the Captain of the School Jack Wheeler

The Selwyn Noall Memorial Rhodes Prize Nicholas Dawes

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Sean Reed. Target acquired. I breathe in and squeeze the trigger of my sniper. Miss.

Coffee for the Road The coffee was sitting in the cup holder of the truck. The truck driver climbed tiredly into his seat. He yawned and started up the truck.

My bounty was escaping. Crowds of people were screaming and running. I scramble over the city roofs. Italy’s rooftops had ancient patterns. I whip out my grapple gun and fire. The rope lodges itself into a lower tiered house. I plummet down the zip line towards the target. SNAP. The wire breaks. My instincts kick in and I hit a button.

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His eyelids began drooping - they felt so heavy. With a small sigh, he slumped over the large steering wheel.

A house suddenly appears and I slam into the window.

The large truck began to drift over to the right side of the road. In his dream state, his foot pressed harder as his weight shifted onto the accelerator. The truck sped up in response, the red needle of the speedometer moving slowly up and past the glowing numbers – 80 … 90 … 100 … 110 … 140 … 150 …

“Two broken ribs and a punctured spleen” My touch screen displayed. The target was sprinting down an alley way. My plan had almost worked. “FORWARD!” I scream. A voice controlled Lamborghini flattened target Reed. Blood splayed everywhere. Mission accomplished. The bullet was meant to go astray. I never miss. Sniping him would cause wave after wave of police after me. The frantic crowd was a good distraction. My touch screen sounded and a new target revealed itself. Code name Bandit. Me. Sanjeev Haikerwal, Year 10 228 GRAMMARIAN 2014

The brief charge of energy and heat from the caffeine soon died and the monotonous miles added up slowly, the truck soundlessly eating up the distance in the dark countryside. He began to feel bored struggling to stay alert. At that moment he felt more drained than he had ever felt before or since in his life.

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A small bend appeared in the road 200m away. The needle quivered slightly back and forth at the 160km/h mark. Another truck appeared round the bend, its headlights lighting up the dim road. The two trucks met head on. The shattering and crashing sound, and the explosion, woke up farmers living kilometres away. The coroner examined the remains of his body. The cause of death was ‘Extreme fatigue due to sleep deprivation’. An initiative by VICRoads. ‘If you drive on drugs, you’re out of your mind.’ Michael Chang, Year 10


Year 10 creative writing Teenage instincts The monstrous structures of suburban Tokyo over towered the four teenage boys. Wanting to explore the streets of Shibuya, they headed away from the newly developed shopping centre. The gang of four was made of two Japanese brothers Keisuke and Shinji and two of Shinji’s Australian friends, Connor and Len. Keisuke only being thirteen, was the youngest of them all and was eager to impress the others. The four boys soon stumbled upon a rare and unusual vending machine. The fluorescent metallic box of delight proved to be irresistible for the boys as they began to drool over the contents. Realising that this wasn’t like the machines back in Australia.

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“Get it,” urged Len, the oldest of them all. “It seems too easy though, don’t you reckon it’s too risky, What if we get caught?” Connor protested with a concerned look on his face. “Stop being such a huge woos,” Len said,  “Go on, say that again,” Connor replied as he squared off against Len. With neither of them looking to back down, they kept their eyes fixed only on each other. “I’m tired of all the stick you give me about being responsible, just because I’m not a drop kick,” Connor said with no emotion whatsoever.

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Despite being dazed and confused, Shinji spoke, “Boys, boys c’mon let’s stop farting around and get on with it”. The words from Shinji, seemed to be a way out for Connor and Len as they exchanged apologies and made up. “So two hundred yen for a six hundred ml can, that is so cheap, how many do we want?” said the excited Len now recovered from his loss. Without taking any notice to Len’s burst of excitement Keisuke slipped two, hundred yen coins into the vending machine. Out popped the so sought after can of beer. “Drink it.” “Yeah go ahead,” the sour voices of the older boys echoed throughout Keisuke’s ears. The demeaning words urged Keisuke to want to earn their respect even more as he popped the can open. He placed the can on his lips as he took one

final look at the others. Then slowly he began to pour the contents of the can into his mouth. Three gulps was more than enough as the bitter taste and unfamiliar texture of beer drew Keisuke’s minute of fame to a halt. The others broke out in laughter, to the image of Keisuke’s misery and gave him a pat on the back. By earning the praise and attention of the older boys, he surrendered the can to Len. He then swallowed down what was left and threw it in the gutters nearby. Craving the taste of beer, Shinji and Connor also slipped in the required money to get themselves a beer each. Grinning from ear to ear about their rebellious acts the boys began their trip back to the hotel. “Naniyaterunda!” (What are you doing) A voice echoed from a distance. “What did you say?” said Keisuke as he turned to Len unsure about what he had just heard or imagined. “Nothing, mate you and beer don’t mix.” Len replied mocking Keisuke as the others also chuckled. “Naniyaterunda!” the voice came again causing the boys to turn around. In the distance they could see a man on a bike, wearing a blue uniform, racing towards them. “Run!” Shinji said realising that the man was a police officer. The cheeky grins were wiped off their faces as they raced off up the street, ditching their beers.  All the swerving and swearing wasn’t enough to shake off the officer as he caught up to the four of them. “What did we do wrong?” asked Shinji with an innocent look on his face. “There were reports of loud misbehaving children from the locals,” replied the panting officer, in between each breath. “We’re so sorry we didn’t mean be such a nuisance,” said Shinji, the only one who could speak Japanese decently. “Well, I smell beer and you boys certainly don’t look twenty one. So I’m going to take you back to the station”.  The four boys paced around the newly refurbished police station. The long wait proving to be both mentally and emotionally excruciating for the boys as they paced around the room. The unorthodox silence, creating a tense and frightening aura. The boys looked at each other as they feared for the worst. They couldn’t believe that something as stupid as buying beer could land them in serious trouble.  Finally, after several minutes of waiting and reflecting, the officer entered the room. “I know how teenage boys are like and their rebellious nature. I also can tell that you are just visiting tourists, so I am just going to give you a warning. But you better not mess around with the law again, is that clear?” the officer said starring each of the boys down. “Yes, sir. We’re so sorry.” Shinji replied relieved yet still quite scared. “Well, you better move on before I change my mind,” the officer ordered. Without quite knowing what had just happened, the four boys disappeared into the streets of Shibuya. Shaken up and frightened the boys did not say a single word for the rest of the night.  Taka Fujiwara, Year 10

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Here comes the rooster February 28, 2014 The warm sun beat down on my face with the intensity of a thousand light bulbs. My ears were deafened by the roaring sound tracks of various metal artists echoing around the show grounds. And I loved it. There was no other place I would rather be than Soundwave 2014. Alter Bridge, Placebo, A Day to Remember, Alice in Chains, Green Day, so many big names. Drunks roamed the park; it was piercing and tattoo galore. There was a strong female presence to, with their dyed hair and cigarettes on the go. Many of these girls seemed to have forgotten most of their clothes, finding it normal to be walking around half naked. The strong smell urine wafted through the air, and cigarette butts lined the floor like a freshly seeded orchard. I remember being in the pit, waiting for Alice in Chains, behind a guy who wore so much hair gel he made The Fonz look subtle. He was with a girl who wore big black boots, similar to those of Paul Stanley, long black jeans and a black leather jacket. They were both smoking weed, and swearing so much they made Gordon Ramsey’s mouth look clean. The crowd gathered. Drunks were pushing their way through to the front, smoking and drinking. One guy who pulled up next to me, about forty years old, with too many tattoos for his own good, smoking tobacco and yelling at A Day to Remember, demanding they get off the stage so the Alice in Chains set could start. He started flirting with an 18 year old Asian girl, and the disgusting thing was, she was flirting back. The smoke was disgusting, forcing me to relocate in the pit. I had squeezed my way to the left hand side of the pit, and that’s when I saw her. Her long, blonde hair glimmered in the sunlight. She looked about my age, and wore shiny blue skinny jeans and a black Green Day top. She appeared to be alone, and was about seven rows of people ahead of me. She turned around and saw me looking at her. Her smile reminded me of all the happy times in my life combined. I smiled back, and attempted to hide my blushes, but to no avail. It was at that moment that the crowd erupted. On came Alice in Chains; Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, William DuVall, and finally the legend himself, Jerry Cantrell. “Jerry, Jerry!” the crowd roared.

The mosh pit was out of control. I attempted to keep my eyes on the blond haired girl, which was by no means an easy task. “Seems every path leads me to nowhere.” I could tell she was trying to keep an eye on me as well, but she was struggling against the great force of the Alice in Chains tragics. “Wife and kids household pet.” The crowd’s force started to increase in energy in anticipation of the legendary chorus. “Army green was no safe bet.” This was the moment I realized was in a bit of trouble, as was the blond haired girl, the most beautiful girls I’d ever seen. I could feel cupid’s love arrow plunge deep inside my heart. “The bullets scream to me from somewhere.” Here it came. The crown went wild.

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“Yeah, they come to snuff the rooster!” There was no containing the fans. I was being pushed around like a pinball, as was the pretty blond haired girl. “Yeah here come the rooster, yeah!” That line was enough to send the fans into a frenzy, which resulted in me tripping over and landing flat on my stomach. Embarrassment didn’t even cross my mind; it was trumped by my fear of being trampled. The rest of the song was a blur to me. I was covering my head from any danger, when I felt my entire body being hoisted up. I was placed back on my feet, by a tall muscular guy, with a tattoo sleeve on his left arm. I looked out towards the band, and realized something was missing. Then it hit me. The pretty blond haired girl was gone. I never saw her again. I never even found out her name. I think about the prettiest names and decide whether it would suit her. Sometimes I wonder what would’ve happened if I’d got her name, her mobile number, or even her Skype. Would we be together today? We both liked the same music, and there was a good chance she played guitar, and possibly sung. Sometimes I dream about playing guitar on the street with her. I guess It was just never meant to be. Henry McDowell, Year 10

“Ain’t found a way to kill me yet.” The magical voice of William DuVall echoed around the show grounds. “Eyes burn with stinging sweat.”

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2nd Row L-R N D Roberts, D W Parish, Y Wang, T D Johnson Front Row L-R I J P Tongs, J Ou, T R Barnes, P Guo, D M Lee, E O’Brien Absent N B Jones, M A Kulesza, Y Minani Teacher Mr S Langley (Absent)

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Senior Concert Band 4th Row L-R S Wang, N S Dawes, N R Wright-Smith, M W Smallridge, J D Wright-Smith, L A M Collie, B Chen, M J Chang, Z Jiang 3rd Row L-R B S R Durkin, M B Balmer, J Z Q Sun, D Ni, T Feng, N J Moran, C E Clapp, P Sitzoukis, M J Stannus, D J Raphael 2nd Row L-R N Rathmayr, M Jiang, E K Ayers, E J Lovell, J E Coleman, T Shen, M A Z Packir Saibo, M W P Boshoff, J Ni, J Chai, M Dean Front Row L-R M J Dow, T K Hall, W H Lam, J Shen, Mr J Ransome, G C Feng, L V Ianuali, J Morrison, A S Dendrinos, C A Hannah Absent S S Allen, M J Burt, T L Haddon Teacher Mr J Ransome

Senior Big Band 2nd Row L-R D Ni, A J Nicholas, H Jin, L A M Collie, N J Moran, C E Clapp, J Shen, M J Dow Front Row L-R D J Raphael, M J Stannus, T Feng, Mr J Ransome, N S Dawes, E J Lovell, B S R Durkin Absent B Xue Teacher Mr J Ransome

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Intermediate Stage Band 2nd Row L-R N W Semmens, J J Hunt, K Wang, N R Wright-Smith, L P McInerney, M J Chang, Y Wang, G N Bilionis Front Row L-R M J C Purcell, M A Z Packir Saibo, L V Ianuali, Mr M McLaughlin, S Wang, B X Duan, C A Hannah Absent A Sharman Teacher Mr M McLaughlin

Middle School Big Band 3rd Row L-R G R Farrell, M J C Purcell, T Shen, E J Lovell, L D Butler 2nd Row L-R E H Curwen, W D D Johnston, J W Bryan, H Zhang, B X Duan Front Row L-R E R Burt, L V Ianuali, Mr B Fitzsimmons, M J Downs, B G Cruse Teacher Mr B Fitzsimmons

Middle School Concert Band 4th Row L-R J E Munnings, R M St John, S Satoh, A M Harris, K Wang, H C Rowell, W P Speyer, L P McInerney, R R Bhatnagar, O J Tennant 3rd Row L-R W T Bullock, J W Bryan, S J Mottram, C Webster, C Cooper, B G Cruse, T Elliott, C J Robertson, H Cole, H Liang, M T Guillot, S W Patterson, 2nd Row L-R D Jeffery, N P McGrath, L Kouskouris, G R Farrell, O M M Rochanakij, T A Hutchins, A Derevianko, B J Hickey, E H Curwen, H Liu, T Krynski, L D Butler, M J C Purcell Front Row L-R E R Burt, L B Gill, G D Hick, B X Duan, D L Parlane, A Z Yu, Mr T Pugh, M J Downs, J W S Chand, M A Cook, S G Haddon, W A Moffat, T Zegir, L E J May Absent D Hebden, M J Talts Teacher Mr T Pugh

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Middle Junior Concert Band 4th Row L-R F T R Flockart, J Ugrinovski, J Shen, J W P Le Grice, A J Disney, O Lewis, H Mathews, A G Kardis, B J Cameron, C Van Essen 3rd Row L-R S Reid, L D Bramley, T J Tavassoli, C L Tweedie, B T Jackson, A Hynes, A R Leferink, H N Reilly, J A Travers, L F Hernadi, S Nimorakiotakis, J A Mifsud, Y Cao 2nd Row L-R E S Baines, D R Hendrie, R Rizwan, P Giannatos, S G T Nevett, J H J Wyss, M E B Taylor, S A Roberts, L A Sorensen, E J Curtain, M Gregson, J M Larkworthy, C Drewitt Front Row L-R C Gernandt, R L Hartshorne, C Moore, M A Ashman, J Swanell, Mr K Abell, Mr J Ward, O C O’Brien, C K Stuart-Williams, J Stewart, J D De Worsop, M H James, C Glasgow Absent J S O Dunsby, J He, K M Ireland, M Kantounatakis, T Niboshi, A Nicholls, J C Paterson, J Rowell Teachers Mr K Abell, Mr J Ward

Middle School Music Officers

Middle School Guitar Ensemble

L - R K Wang, A S Dendrinos, F R Gong, Mr T Pugh, Mr J Ransome, L V Ianuali, M Dean, E O’Brien Absent N J Phillips Teachers Mr T Pugh, Mr J Ransome

2nd Row L-R J A Goodings, O Lui, M Kelly, T F Murray, H Roubos Front Row L-R L D Shimota, N J Phillips, T Mailing, N A Adams Absent K Arvanitakis, W D D Johnston, J J Mongey Teacher Mr C Eldridge (Absent)

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Middle School String Orchestra 3rd Row L-R D T Ward, P J Liddle, D Zhang, D Gu, K J Hirasedo, D F Abbott, Y Cao, J M Williams, G Y Chen, J Li, K Gao, L J Schulz 2nd Row L-R H Zhang, V Jakobus, W W Lee, X Liang, J Bhogal, H Wang, X Cao, M R J Kalitzki, C N Brewster, H Tang, Y Hua, J V Kosenda Front Row L-R N J Hunter, Y Minami, M A Kulesza, J M G Annal, Mr J Quaine, F R Gong, E O’Brien, N B Jones, S Lee Absent A D L Lam, J M Leadbeater, M R Leadbeater Teacher Mr J Quaine

Borwick House Choir 4th Row L-R Edward Greenslade, Zachary Adam-Gedge, Tommy SullivanDunne, Matthew Ross, Jack Belcher, Jaikob Akinci, Charlie Catt 3rd Row L-R Owen Vulcan, Julian Roberts, Cameron Hathway, Jacob Sarris, Jordan Segar, Seth Evans-Greenwood, Joel Tyler, James McFadden, Alec Ciciulla, Callum Heath 2nd Row L-R Matthew Warrell, James Sherborne, Matthew Romeo, Thomas Galinas, Joshua Tate, Andrew Stankovich, Callum Stanford, Hugo Mintrom, Ewan Smith, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Mr Jared Furtado Front Row L-R Shaun Gunaratna, Mitchell Kuzilny, Joel Dow, Nikolas Stavrellis, Thomas Stretch, Patrick O’Brien, Sam Banfield, Christopher Field, Seamus Mintrom, James Semenov Absent Kip Gibney, Finn McInerney, Owen Tennant Teacher Mr Jared Furtado

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Wilson House Concert Band 3rd Row L-R Oliver Lally, Max Blokker, Joshua Bortolussi, Wei-Yee Hall, Seth Evans-Greenwood, Alec Ciciulla, Nathaniel Fyffe 2nd Row L-R Seamus Mintrom, Nate Hollis, Joshua Tate, Dominic Kastrinakis, Jacob Sarris, Joel Tyler, Luka Brooks, Lachlan Stewart, Matthew Warrell, Mr Jason Ward Front Row L-R Sven Steward, Thomas Burnell, Joel Dow, Thomas Draheim, Zach Bowen, Brendan Zhang, Oliver Cruse, Hugo Mintrom, Mitchell Augustini, Shaun Gunaratna Teacher Mr Jason Ward

Wilson House Junior Concert Band 4th Row L-R Jackson Crawshaw, Henry Munnings, Charlie Clarke, Harrison Marostica, Jaxon Putland, Rex Patterson, Rory Cameron-Martin, Jesi Spencer-Ates, Mitz Metaxas, Cameron Hathway, Oliver Disney 3rd Row L-R Dylan Tomsic, Robert Kyte, Jakub Williams, Henry Brewer, Harry Harte, Oscar Zhu, Daniel Smith, Sam  Funston, Oscar Tyrrell, Cody Dreyer, Harley Chessells 2nd Row L-R Tate Carlsen, Tony Li, Noah Kalvelage, Larry Li, Nick Barreto, James Tsindos, Thomas Picking, Owen Vulcan, Brendan Reddell, Vassili Kyparisis, Ajay James, Christian Felicetti Front Row L-R Louie Liu, Griffin Sherwood, Hamish Roberts, Will Featherston, Mr Jamie Ransome, Patrick O’Brien, Charlie Schwerdt, Owen Dials, Jack Curtis, Henry Kerr Absent Harrison Chapman, William Fry, Kip Gibney, Oliver Lally, Keane Lombard, Finn McInerney, Zac Murphy, Harrison Roberts, Owen Tennant Teacher Mr Jamie Ransome

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Wilson House String Orchestra 3rd Row L-R James Sherborne, Andrew Stankovich, Thomas Barlabas, Aaron Liang, Nicholas Burvill, Evan Best, Liam Konidaris, Jerry X’Lingson, Victor Ding, Charlie Catt, Tony Ma, Brendan Zhang, Andrew Wang 2nd Row L-R Ethan Gendala, Luca Arcaro, Edward Greenslade, Zachary AdamGedge, Eric Yu, Tommy SullivanDunne, Jack Belcher, Joshua Sumner, Jaikob Akinci, Patrick Gu, Thomas Galinas, Sam Banfield, Mr John Quaine Front Row L-R Stanley Chen, Thomas Stretch, Adam Larkan, Declan Hayes, Lucas Williamson, James Clark, Christopher Field, Henry Pearson, Ryan Dang, James Semenov Teacher Mr John Quaine

Wilson House Beginner Strings 4th Row L-R Ben Curtis, Sidney Zeng, Frank Wang, Max Berry 3rd Row L-R Caspar Payne, Jorge Houridis, Jasper Findlay, James Mitchell, Nikolas Stavrellis, Will Field 2nd Row L-R Christian Paice, Dante Farinola, Matthew Hill, Tom O’Connor, Sam Brewer, Tom Henley, Tull Luangmahanaka, Front Row L-R Benjamin Jones, Charlie Heaton, Calum Binnie, Lucas Wilson, Jacob Palmer, Hamish Andersen Absent Lucas Connell Teacher Ms Tatiana Oskolkov (Absent)

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Wilson House Training Strings 3rd Row L-R Samson Adams, Sam Vakirtzis, Ignacio Galindo, Callum Heath, Joshua Jarick, William Stebbing, James Bourke, Thomas Galinas, Zac Landsman, Elijah Akinci, Hugo Mintrom, Sam Llewellyn 2nd Row L-R Dylan Roberts, Alexander Holman, George McDowell, Freddie Smith, Benjamin Akinci, James Hare, James Cheng, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Henry Mitrevski, Jamie Draheim, Felix Brighton-Knight, Lenny Ewers, Mrs Terry-Ann Ashley Front Row L-R Koki Inagaki, Shaun Gunaratna, Jackson Court, Ethan Lyons, Harry Llewellyn, Jordan Stewart, Mitchell Kuzilny, Karl Unger, Hudson Augustini, Jonathan Pascuzzi Teacher Ms Terry-Anne Ashley

Wilson House Guitar Ensemble 2nd Row L-R Matthew Romeo, Dylan Tomsic, Nik Vakirtzis Front Row L-R Max Post, Tom Cantwell, Max McLachlan, Thomas Colaci, Mitz Metaxas Teacher Mr Clinton Eldridge (Absent)

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SPORT

Year 5 Badminton

Year 6 Badminton

3rd Row L-R Harley Chessells, Willem Karsten, Thomas Picking, Eric Stone 2nd Row L-R Mrs Carole Webster, Tony Li, Harrison Chapman, Dmitry Prokopchuk, Patrick Gu, Tony Ma Front Row L-R Sven Steward, Ryan Dang, Declan Hayes, Tian Pang, Shotaro Shu, James Semenov Absent Sam Funston, Harrison Roberts Coach Mrs Carole Webster

3rd Row L-R Aaron Liang, Jack Belcher, Matthew Ross, Jason Gu, Cameron Acheson, Jason Li, Tommy Sullivan-Dunne, Christopher Lam, Oscar Zhu, Thomas Barlabas 2nd Row L-R Mr Chester Lord, Larry Li, Mitz Metaxas, Seth Evans-Greenwood, Eric Yang, Eric Yu, Shuntaro Shu, Charlie Clarke, Thomas Colaci, Louie Liu, Mrs Raelene Plozza Front Row L-R Tate Carlsen, Victor Ding, Dylan Tomsic, Robert Kyte, Jacob Sarris, Hristos Paraskevas, Jaikob Akinci, William Clark, William Fry, Oliver Cruse, Joel Dow Coaches Mr Chester Lord, Mrs Raelene Plozza

Year 9-10A Badminton 2nd Row L-R Mrs H Hunt, J M Carlson, M J Chang, N R Wright-Smith, Y Wang, L Foy Front Row L-R T K Hall, B Zhou, N C J Scriven, M Jiang, J S Warne Coach Mrs H Hunt

Year 9-10 Badminton 3rd Row L-R E K Ayers, R B Martin, B J R Holmes, A J Andronicou 2nd Row L-R Mr S Nagayama, I J P Tongs, M Luo, N J Rabinowicz, A S Faulds, F Jing, Mrs S Hill Front Row L-R T R Downs, S M Whiteley, S S Allen, C Georgiadis, O N Donald, J Zeng, D Delagnes, S Ang Absent T J Avdoulos, W Du, P Guo, R Li, Z Liao, L M McCormack, D J Raphael, N Rizwan, W Wu Coaches Mrs S Hill, Mr S Nagayama

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1st Badminton 2nd Row L-R Mr S Kessler, J Z Q Sun, K Sun, D Ni, X Tian Front Row L-R M Zhang, B Hong, G C Feng, D M Lee, C Zeng Teacher In Charge Mr S Kessler Coaches Mr M Ho (Absent), Ms N Stratton (Absent)

4th Badminton 3rd Row L-R A K Nguyen, S Trifunovski, J D Wright-Smith, B Chen, K Xu 2nd Row L-R R A Buenaventura, L J Lynch, L J Wallace, T A Crabtree, P Azpurua, Q J Amatruda, V Chen, Mr D Belluz Front Row L-R K C Xu, M Trovati, M Rizwan, T R Barnes, C Qin, A Kafaltis, C Zhou Absent Z Chen, J Shen Coach Mr D Belluz

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2nd Badminton 2nd Row L-R B Xue, L J Efklides, Ms D Lancashire Front Row L-R W Sun, E Qiu, Y Zhang, H Yang Absent M G Brodribb, L R Chapman, J Wang, S H Weatherby, H Xu Coach Ms D Lancashire

Year 5 Cricket 3rd Row L-R Edward Greenslade, Oscar Tyrrell, Sam Funston, Thomas Farrelly, Harry Harte, Joshua Sumner, Lachlan Zissis 2nd Row L-R Mr Scott Davies, Oliver Disney, Cameron Hathway, Charlie Catt, Andrew Stankovich, Owen Tennant, Owen Vulcan, Brendan Reddell, Henry Munnings Front Row L-R Hamish Roberts, Oliver Lally, Declan Hayes, Charlie Schwerdt, Edward Willis, Will Featherston, Christopher Field, Vassili Kyparisis, Jack Curtis Absent: James Ianuali Coach: Mr Scott Davies


Year 6A Cricket

Year 6B-C Cricket

2nd Row L-R Mr David Turner, Max Post, Benjamin Morgan, Evan Best, Tom Cantwell, Jakub Williams Front Row L-R Charlie Durkin, Joshua Tate, Thomas Barlabas, Flynn Dickson, James Sherborne, Zac Murphy Absent Daniel Smith, Spencer Wood Coach Mr David Turner

3rd Row L-R Matthew Romeo, Thomas Bartlett, Max Mitchell-Adams, Jack Damyon, Max McLachlan, Joel Tyler 2nd Row L-R Mr Chester Lord, Callum Stanford, Jacob Sarris, Luka Brooks, Max Blokker, Oliver Warren, Julian Roberts, Nate Hollis, Mr Paul Gurry Front Row L-R Thomas Draheim, Finn Livitsanis, Luca Arcaro, Hristos Paraskevas, Nathaniel Fyffe Joel Dow Coaches Mr Paul Gurry, Mr Chester Lord

Year 7A Cricket

Year 7B Cricket

2nd Row L-R Mr B Savage, B Trevillian, F Flockart, J Le Grice, O Lewis, J Mifsud, J Travers, A Nicholls Front Row L-R C Moore, M Gregson, G Hick, M James, J Larkworthy, L Butler, F Murray, O O’Brien Coach Mr B Savage

2nd Row L-R O Miller, C Tweedie, B Graham, L Panaouris, M Taylor, Mr C Taylor Front Row L-R W Hughes, D Parlane, M Young, J Rowell, P Jones, S Roberts, E Burt Coach Mr C Taylor

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Year 7C Cricket

Year 8A Cricket

2nd Row L-R Mr T Pugh, L Wang, Z Hussein, C Van Essen, B Cameron, A Disney, S Reid, J He Front Row L-R J Stewart, W Gregory, J Tzimas, L Bramley, M Downs, N Maru, E Baines Coach Mr T Pugh

2nd Row L-R Mr T Marshall, L Ianuali, H Dick, M Harvey, W Agius, J Crocker, J Munnings, M Fitzgerald, M Stroud Front Row L-R T Carter, B Pryor, S Patterson, B Marais, J Leadbeater, M FitzGerald, J Mutimer Coach Mr T Marshall

Year 8B Cricket

Year 8C Cricket

2nd Row L-R Mr C Serong, R Bhatnagar, H Rowell, N Bellmaine, C Berry, M Noske, W Bullock Front Row L-R T Mailing, T Bendel, A Lawson, T Bennett, E Curwen, M Kelly, B Hickey Coach Mr C Serong

2nd Row L-R Mr N Weymouth, J Crew, E Gray, M Packir Saibo, E Lovell, T Franklyn Front Row L-R C Hannah, M Dean, H Nekker, A Levenda-Freeman, J Morrison, J Hamilton, W Moffat Coach Mr N Weymouth

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Year 9A Cricket 2nd Row L-R Mr P Burke, H G Butler, J A Styling, J A Micari, T Yorgey, N J Braddon, A Zimmerman, Mr M McLellan Front Row L-R T Ashman, S Larkworthy, B S R Durkin, H J S Osborne, P R Inglis, F Campigli, D Adams Absent C H Fry Coaches Mr P Burke, Mr M McLellan

Year 9B Cricket

Year 10A Cricket

Cricket 1st XI

2nd Row L-R Mr I Giles, N Murray, A R Hoar, N M Knight, E A Evans, S Ryan, Q T Montanaro, M Lohan, Mr R Carolan Front Row L-R S M S Wickremasinghe, T E Wallace, N J Freeman, M Freeman, J W Noske, F Gregson, S A Murray Coaches Mr R Carolan, Mr I Giles

3rd Row L-R J R Bryant, J W Noske, G Fry, N R Selig 2nd Row L-R Mr G McPhee, T Yorgey, O R Gunning, N Murphy, E J Avis, M R Murray, M B Balmer Front Row L-R M Freeman, H G Hill, W J Pucovski, H E Hamilton, T D Larkworthy, A P Ferrier, D Kennelly Coach Mr G McPhee

2nd Row L-R Mr B McLellan, M G Bowyer, H W Beaumont, J C Mahan, W Roynic Front Row L-R S T Tickner, T P Kenny, T L Post, X M Pym, M A Speirs Coach Mr B McLellan

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Lawn Bowls

2nd Row L-R Mr A Sylvan, A C McBain, M J Riordan, O F Keats, R L Martin, C C Verney, Mr C GlasgowPalmer Front Row L-R N R Selig, M R F Evans, W Travers, A P Ferrier, C England, J R Bryant, R S S Scacco Coaches Mr C Glasgow-Palmer, Mr A Sylvan

2nd Row L-R Mr R Shaw, J A Clayton, J R Shreeve, T R Nicholls Front Row L-R C W Auty, M J Slater, H Nickou Coach Mr R Shaw

Year 9 Rowing 3rd Row L-R, L G Farrell, N Shulin, T D Johnson, C Gianna, O J Platt, W Paynter, L Ewers, D P Snowsill, B L Ahrbeck, M A Hurd, O Barden, A A Adams, J J Hunt, J M Stewart, T B Jackson 2nd Row L-R Mr C Brand, A S L Black, L W James, H A Moir, R C S Capp, M C Hughes, L Hansen, W Lewis, J D Mason, N Horvat, D W Parish M E Laumets, R G Riddell, T Feng, M T Hamilton, S C Bradshaw-Maslen, M Gray, Mr J Gerstman Front Row L-R R L J Tongs, B D Cochran, T L Haddon, S A Alesi, M J Burt, A Matheou, J B Barber, S I Farrow, S E Kastrinakis, C R Kenny, H M Whillas Coaches Mr C Beveridge (Absent), Mr C Brand, Mr S Collie (Absent), Mr J Croft (Absent), Mr T Fisher (Absent), Mr J Gerstman, Mr H Johnson (Absent) Mr J Keast (Absent), Ms B Miller (Absent), Mr E Steele (Absent), Mr A Whillas (Absent) 248 GRAMMARIAN 2014


Year 10A Rowing

Year 10B Rowing

2nd Row L-R A J Nicholas, J B Parker, B J Hayes, J E Coleman Front Row L-R L M Lovett, N J Moran, J N Massuger, A E Pontifex, G N Bilionis

2nd Row L-R W B Moore, M J Denman, S T Kavadias, L A M Collie, K C Cansfield Front Row L-R Z Brighton-Knight, J R Branson, S Z Morris, E L Bartlett-Bragg, L A Bottomley, M W Gernandt

1st VIII Rowing

2nd VIII Rowing

2nd Row L-R W R Simon, A F Maloney, A R B Douglas, A J Clarke, E C C Tait Front Row L-R H N Edan Baidawi, O G Armstrong, Mr R Bartlett, J C W Wheeler, S G Nearchou Coach Mr R Bartlett

2nd Row L-R W J P Howard, J L Southgate, L N Bade, T J Noske Front Row L-R G S G Jones, T Heron, S G Riddell, D J Parker, J J Kirby Coach Mr A Mitchell (Absent Coach Mr M Wardell

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4th VIII Rowing

2nd Row L-R B Bender, A J Cook, D O Bradfield, M W Oliver Front Row L-R K S Bullock, H J McIntyre, H J N Hill, T C Oxlade, N W Farrow Coach Mr A Keen (Absent)

2nd Row L-R J D Dick, J J Kardis, N M Gillies, J L K Kay Front Row L-R H A Potter, W S Hooy, T B J Currie, J P Otis

Sailing 2nd Row L-R Miss H Bunting, H A Oakley, G W B Walch, J M Finlayson, H Jin, D R Levenda-Freeman, C A Levine Front Row L-R C J Aquila, M Dow, E Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, D Nicholls, L J Neville, P J Chipp Coach Miss H Bunting

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Years 5-6 Swimming 3rd Row L-R Brady Collins, Jack Belcher, , Rory Cameron-Martin, Rex Patterson, Joshua Bortolussi, Nicholas Burvill, Billy Pearson, Jonathan Bartlet 2nd Row L-R Mr Benjamin Ryan, Lachlan Stewart, Dylan Tomsic, James McFadden, Milan Adams, Ben Paynter, Cody Dreyer, Victor Ding, Harrison Chapman, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk, Mr Stuart Thompson Front Row L-R Christian Felicetti, Josh Hudghton, Sam Banfield, Ewan Smith, Matthew Warrell, Nick Barreto, Jackson Crawshaw, Dylan Goodger, Maxim Coste, Lucas Williamson, Sam Hayes Coaches Mr Benjamin Ryan, Mr Stuart Thompson, Mrs Cindy van Dijk


Middle School Swimming 3rd Row L-R T Banfield, S Walsh, B Warrell, Y Cao, K Wang, M Twycross, A Lam, M Markham, J Bhogal, W Middlemiss, J Dickson 2nd Row L-R Ms T Bracken, H Roubos, C Hayes, K Ireland, D Seager, J Snowsill, H Mathews, S Satoh, F Wood, J Canham, N Jones, J Thomas, G Farrell, Mr D Picken Front Row L-R J Swanell, A Yu, P Giannatos, J Goodings, B Branson, T Hutchins, M Cook, D Ward, J Annal Coaches Ms T Bracken, Mr D Picken

Swimming Senior 3rd Row L-R B M De Worsop, A Sharman, J P Gover, A Sakeson, M W Smallridge, K M Foss, B A Canham, K J Start, D R Taylor 2nd Row L-R C A Bird, C A Hicks, C Tzioras-Diamataris, J P G Smith, S Qiu, L J C Cook, Z Donald, T O P Walsh, M Wang, R J Cook, M Parsons, S Williams, N Miura, J S Wilson, Y Phung Front Row L-R B J Cinque, K Shu, D T Van Heemstede Obelt, J T Balleggi, Mr K Robertson, Mr J Ward, N S Dawes, M J Dekker, T Coull, D Canta Coaches Mr K Robertson, Mr J Ward

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Year 5 Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr S Miles, S Qiu, L J C Cook, R J Cook, M D Nettlefold Front Row L-R J Poulter, O Tennant, D C Francis, M Kulesza, N Rathmayr Coach Mr S Miles

3rd Row L-R Kirill Carne, Thomas Picking, Ethan Calcatjicos, Cameron Khan, Harley Chessells, Noah Kalvelage 2nd Row L-R Mr Brendan Rahn, Owen Dials, Harrison Roberts Tony Ma, Prair Cantone, Ajay James, Tony Li, Jacob Elmendorf Front Row L-R Sven Steward, Tom Burnell, Josh Gill, Tian Pang, Adam Larkan, Henry Kerr, James Semenov, Billy Bartlett Coach Mr Brendan Rahn

Year 6 Tennis

Year 7A Tennis

3rd Row L-R Jesi Spencer-Ates, Darby Hipwell, Liam Konidaris, Cameron Acheson, Jerry X’Lingson, Henry Brewer, Harrison Marostica 2nd Row L-R Mr Darren Cook, Zach AdamGedge, Charlie Clarke, Christopher Lam, Jordan Segar, Benjamin Booth, Thomas Smith, Seth Evans-Greenwood Front Row L-R Toshiki Miura, Larry Li, Steven Stavrellis, Jack Gray Alec Ciciulla, Mackenzie Horth, Mitchell Augustini Absent Tommy Sullivan Dunne Coach Mr Darren Cook

2nd Row L-R L Sorensen, H Preston, J Konstas, F Prokopchuk, T Brown, B Summerfield, Mr M McCarthy Front Row L-R D Bates, J Wells, N McGrath, H Armstrong, J Saunders, C McConville Coach Mr M McCarthy

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Year 7B Tennis

Year 7C1 Tennis

2nd Row L-R Ms K Counihan, L Hernadi, M Warman, O Thomas Front Row L-R S Jolles, J Paterson, P Liddle, C Tremlett Absent T Bartels Coach Ms K Counihan

2nd Row L-R Mr R Hanley, D Gu, M Cole, S Wilson, M Palillo Front Row L-R F Warner, J Provis, C Brewster, S Nevett Coach Mr R Hanley

Year 7C2 Tennis

Year 7C3 Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr P Tutera, F Morris, L O’Kane, H Mitchell, A Hynes, L Kouskouris Front Row L-R O Buscombe, S Haddon, L Greenwood, A Carne, D Hendrie Coach Mr P Tutera

2nd Row L-RY Hu, T Tavassoli, M Sigal, G Guo, J Yu, A Leferink, J H Zou, J De Worsop Front Row L-R J Dunsby, D Peng, Y Le, R Rizwan, J Picchioni, J Sum, M Nasrallah, S Liu

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Year 8A Tennis

Year 8B Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr B White, M Purcell, M Kalitzki Front Row L-R J Chand, T Whitson, N Simon, B Duan Coach Mr B White

2nd Row L-R Mr J Watson, D Abbott, L May, T Shen, C Cooper, L Shimota Front Row L-R N Hutchins, J Bryan, H Liang, D Jeffery, S Mottram Coach Mr J Watson

Year 8C1 Tennis

Year 8C2 Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr S Pulle, W Johnston, K Arvanitakis, I De Worsop, N Woodman Front Row L-R J Peters, L Catalano, M Freeman, D Hebden Coach Mr S Pulle

2nd Row L-R J Wright, C Webster, H W Lui, M Guillot Front Row L-R R Zhang, L Burgess, F Gong, A Dendrinos

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Year 8D Tennis

Year 9A Tennis

2nd Row L-R Q L Gong, X Cao, L Schulz, T Matthews Front Row L-R T Niboshi, N Hunter, C Drake, H Wang, H Liu, K Gao Coach Ms C Rossiter (Absent)

2nd Row L-R Mr S Emmett, N D Roberts, C F Furey, J A Summerfield, S L Grose Front Row L-R J J Collins, J Ou, A J Parsons, N C Mennie Coach Mr S Emmett

Year 9B Tennis

Year 9C Tennis

2nd Row L-R Miss K Rose, S Wang, N A Parsons, M P Acheson, B E Skocic Front Row L-R D J Aquila, H D Petch, A Tzimas, J R Aquila, F B Pullen Absent Y J M Bourde, H Hynes, A H Stevenson Coach Miss K Rose

2nd Row L-R M A Burnside, C J O’Leary, M A Takahashi Front Row L-R C R Rattur, M W Bladen, J Ni, N Carroll, T A Kosenda Absent M T E Gotze, M H Hanna, K Li, B R Tegoni, Z I M Warren Coach Mr G Harris (Absent)

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Year 10A Tennis

Year 10B Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr M Sainsbery, A R Mastromanno, A M McGrath, T D Sharry, A Xafis, A D McPherson Front Row L-R S C Haikerwal, A J Naughton, S P Chan, G A McPherson, D Mirmilstein

2nd Row L-R Mr D Nixon, T Fujiwara, L T Derrick, L Warrell, T Burns, P R Dillon Front Row L-R S Lin, L J Speirs, H M A Pickering, F E Olsen, J X Lee Coach Mr D Nixon

Year 10C Tennis

1st VIII Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr A Barr, M W P Boshoff, G Jiang, L J McLeod, W L Woodman, Y Zhao, K Foster, N W Semmens Front Row L-R D M Beycher, Z Zhu, H Yu, J J Lorenz, Y Li, P D Woodfall Absent M J Webster Coach Mr A Barr

2nd Row L-R C D Edgecombe, A Shramkov, P J J Olivier, T C H Garner, N R Collin, Mr S Thompson Front Row L-R T Sitzoukis, E O R Purcell, O J Reeve, B Duarte, C Hipwell Coach Mr S Thompson

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2nd VIII Tennis

3rd VIII Tennis

2nd Row L-R Mr M Wardell, C V Carnovale, N X Fabri, C J Macleod, M P R Myers Front Row L-R A J A Capp, B M Clement, M J Robertson, M Duchini Absent N R Collin, Y Huang

2nd Row L-R Ms W Linnett, J P Summers, H Ahrens, L W Beveridge, T O Semmens, A I Heath Front Row L-R J H Burge, L A Hutson, M A Vulcan, N P Nasrallah, L Lampard Absent M A Hoar, D A Robinson, S S Sidhu Coach Ms W Linnett

4th VIII Tennis 2nd Row L-R J E Langan, S G Hardiman, T Murphy, O Lewis, J Z Z Jiang, M J Avdoulos Front Row L-R D L Chen, K Tzilantonis, L J Simon, J J Fabre, S J Mennie

5th & 6th VIII Tennis 2nd Row L-R A Roubos, S P Hanna, W P Wood, L Cheesman, M Oswald, J M Rutherford, J Cannuli, Mr D Liddle Front Row L-R L H C Pym, E B G Evans, M A Mason, N X Andrews, T R Scheirs, A A Karayannis, J Mace Absent J Chai, T L Francis, B Prosser, Z Roufos, A J R Walton, K Wang, L N Wells, W Wu Coach Mr D Liddle

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Year 5 Table Tennis 2nd Row L-R Mrs Carole Webster, Griffin Sherwood, Eric Stone, Vincent Piaskowski Dmitry Prokopchuk, Willem Karsten, James Tsindos, Patrick O’Brien Front Row L-R Shotaro Shu, Yuya Sakimoto, Keane Lombard, Patrick Gu, James Clark, James Cannuli, Ryan Dang Absent Finn McInerney Coach Mrs Carole Webster

Year 6 Table Tennis 3rd Row L-R Shuntaro Shu, Matthew Ross, Wei-Yee Hall, Kip Gibney, William Clark 2nd Row L-R Mrs Raelene Plozza, Thomas Colaci, Jaikob Akinci, Eric Yu, Aaron Liang Mitz Metaxas, Dominic Kastrinakis Front Row L-R Nik Vakirtzis, Andrew Wang, William Fry, Robert Kyte, Seamus Mintrom, Tate Carlsen, Oliver Cruse Coach Mrs Raelene Plozza

Year 5 Touch Rugby

Year 6 Touch Rugby

3rd Row L-R Joshua Sumner, Harry Harte, Thomas Farrelly, Oscar Tyrrell, Edward Greenslade 2nd Row L-R Mr Brendan Rahn, Jacob Elmendorf, Henry Munnings, Andrew Stankovich, Finn McInerney, Brendan Reddell Front Row L-R Jack Curtis, Dylan Goodger, Ajay James, Andrew Penca, Oliver Disney, Joshua Gill, Thomas Burnell Coach Mr Brendan Rahn

3rd Row L-R Harry Marostica, Evan Best, Wei-Yee Hall, Jerry X’Lingson, Daniel Smith 2nd Row L-R Mr Paul Gurry, Max Blokker, Max McLachlan, Max Mitchell-Adams, Jesi Spencer-Ates, Henry Brewer, Thomas Smith, Mr David Turner Front Row L-R Thomas Draheim, Nathaniel Fyffe, Mackenzie Horth, Callum Stanford, Jack Gray, Nate Hollis, James Sherborne, Seamus Mintrom Absent Kip Gibney Coaches Mr Paul Gurry, Mr David Turner

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Touch Football

BGS 1 Touch Football

2nd Row L-R Ms J Ellis, M J Robertson, Z Donald, H T Schulz, M E Laumets, N S Dawes, L Hansen, H A Potter, H G Hill Front Row L-R O N Donald, H A Moir, N Pavlou, M Oswald, B Gray, P Sitzoukis, T Burns, T R Downs Coach Ms J Ellis

2nd Row L-R Mr A Keane, L McInerney, J Turner, Mr A Coghlan Front Row L-R M Ashman, Y H Hua, B Jackson, N Longmire, N Adams Coaches Mr A Coghlan, Mr A Keane

BGS 2 Touch Football

BGS 3 Touch Football

2nd Row L-R Mr A Keane, H Catt, N Phillips, A Harris, Mr A Coghlan Front Row L-R W Brydon-Waldren, A Kardis, T Murphy, G Chen Coaches Mr A Coghlan, Mr A Keane

2nd Row L-R Mr A Keane, X Liang, B Cruse, T Murray, Y Lai, Mr A Coghlan Front Row L-R H Tang, O Rochanakij, C McPeake, A Derevianko Coaches Mr A Coghlan, Mr A Keane

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BGS 4 Touch Football

BGS 5 Touch Football

2nd Row L-R Mr A Keane, E Apak, K Weight, J Georgiadis, A Evans, H McDowell, Mr A Coghlan Front Row L-R J Mongey, C Gernandt, C Rechner, L Tully, M Jonker, L Gill Coaches Mr A Coghlan, Mr A Keane

2nd Row L-R Mr A Keane, H Reynolds, M Leadbeater, L Amatruda, A Mitnovetski, Mr A Coghlan Front Row L-R M Hanna, J Finlayson, F Parker, H Reilly, W Graves Coaches Mr A Coghlan, Mr A Keane

Year 5-6 Cross Country

Senior Cross Country

3rd Row L-R Mr R Pemberton, Cameron Khan, James McFadden, Thomas Bartlett, Vincent Piaskowski, Billy Pearson, Rory Cameron-Martin, Zach Adam-Gedge, Victor Ding, Flynn Dickson, Charlie Durkin, Mr Ben Ryan 2nd Row L-R Prair Cantone, Jackson Crawshaw, Steven Stavrellis, Nate Hollis, Ethan Calcatjicos, Patrick Gu, Joshua Tate, James Sherborne, Andrew Wang, Griffin Sherwood, Christian Felicetti, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk Front Row L-R Billy Bartlett, Adam Larkan, Joel Dow, Sam Banfield, Jacob Elmendorf, Lucas Williamson, Dylan Goodger, Christopher Field, Mitchell Augustini Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mr Ben Ryan, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk

3rd Row L-R Douglas Phung, Kai Li, Rhys Martin, Shinqing Wang, Andrew Cook, Joshua Massuger, Justin Lam, Eric Jiang, Kayne Davies 2nd Row L-R T Morehouse, B Fitzsimmons, Julian Ou, Jack Yu, Aaron Lam, James Barber, Nick Semmens, Mingshen Luo, T Pugh Front Row L-R Jordan De Worsop, Josh Sum, Harrison Preston, Benjamin Warrell, Jack Bullock, Richard Liang, Thomas Bartels, Daniel Ward, Jason He Coaches B Fitzsimmons, T Morehouse, T Pugh

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Year 5 Hockey 2nd Row L-R James Tsindos, Joshua Sumner, Dmitry Prokopchuk, Thomas Picking, Andrew Penca, Mr Ben Ryan Front Row L-R Maxim Coste, Dylan Goodger, Keane Lombard, Owen Dials, Oliver Lally, Sven Steward Coach Mr Ben Ryan

Year 6 Hockey 3rd Row L-R Alec Ciciulla, Maxim Christodoulou, Angus Bland, Billy Pearson, Tommy Sullivan-Dunne, Max Mitchell-Adams, Zachary Adam-Gedge, Jaikob Akinci 2nd Row L-R Mr Darren Cook, Spencer Wood, Max Post, Ben Morgan, Ben Paynter, Seth EvansGreenwood, Joel Tyler, Julian Roberts, Mrs Raelene Plozza Front Row L-RJoel Dow, Thomas Draheim, Tate Carlsen, Mackenzie Horth, Dylan Tomsic, Ewan Smith, Andrew Wang, Louie Liu Coaches Mr Darren Cook, Mrs Raelene Plozza

Year 7 Hockey

Year 8 Hockey

2nd Row L-R L. Wang, S. Nimorakiotakis, M. Sigal, M. Kulesza, B. Graham, L. Hernadi, D. Li, L. Giannatos Front Row L-R C. Stuart-Williams, J. Wells, S. Nevett, P. Jones, D. Hendrie (Captain), G. Hu, D. Peng, S. Haddon, J. Annal Coaches Mr P Tutera, S. Collie (Absent)

3rd Row L-R Eric Shen, Gus Harris, Sam Cao, Daniel Gu, Ricky Dong, Leo Liang 2nd Row L-R Ms Tyla Bracken, Roger Zhang, Nate Hunter, Jerry Gong, Michael Lai, Taisei Niboshi, Nathan Rearick Front Row L-R William Moffat, Harry Cole, Joshua Sandiford, Tom Matthews, Will Middlemiss, Scott Lee, James Dickson, Oscar Rochanakij Absent Kevin Gao, Lachlan Hodges, Jack Morrison, Coach F Carlson (Absent)

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9-10A Hockey

9-10B Hockey

2nd Row L-R Keagan Foster, Kevin Sun, Daniel Parish, Lachlan Collie, Timothy Johnson, Marco Boshoff Front Row L-R Robert Tongs, Lachlan Foy, Jerry Lee, Jack Coleman, Nikita Shulin, Maxwell Bladen, Nikolas Scriven Coach S Kessler

2nd Row L-R G Harris, Darcey Delagnes, Nicholas Wright-Smith, Tristan Witty Front Row L-R Nicholas Roberts, Yann Bourde, Mitchell Dekker, Yi Ran Wang Absent Carl Bird, Jeremy Tian, Jimmy Zheng Coach G Harris

1st XI Hockey

2nd XI Hockey

2nd Row L-R C Serong, Nicholas Moran, Campbell Clapp, Oliver Macintosh, Lachlan McLeod, Tyba Murphy, Liam Simon, James Southgate, Justin Branson Front Row L-R Brad Marais, Oliver Gunning, Nettlefold Matthew, Ryan Cook, Nicholas Collin, Jack Carlson, Samuel Tickner Coach C Serong

3rd Row L-R Daniel Francis, Lachlan Wells, Lucas Cheeseman, Hendrik Ahrens, Timothy Semmens 2nd Row L-R K May, Liam Cook, Hamish Oakley, Steve Hardiman, Warren Zhang, Lachlan Wallace, Peter Ford Front Row L-R Victor Chen, Javin Sun, David Ni, Ashwin Agarwal, Robert Brainman, Chris Zeng, Raphael Beunaventura Coach K May

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Year 5 Football

Year 6A Football

4th Row L-R Matthew Warrell, Willem Karsten, Oscar Tyrrell, Harry Harte, Thomas Farrelly, Sam Funston, Brady Collins, Cameron Hathway, Noah Kalvelage, Mr Brendan Rahn 3rd Row L-R Vassili Kyparisis, Lachlan Stewart, Andrew Stankovich, Brendan Reddell, Lachlan Zissis, Owen Tennant, Milan Adams, Charlie Catt, Henry Munnings, Owen Vulcan, Kirill Carne 2nd Row L-R Josh Gill, Josh Hudghton, James Clark, Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Tony Li, James Ianuali, Charlie Schwerdt, Oliver Disney, Will Featherston, Oliver Lally Front Row L-R Jack Curtis, Tom Burnell, Owen Dials, Hamish Roberts, James Cannuli, Sam Hayes, Declan Hayes Coaches Mr Brendan Rahn, Mr Scott Davies (Absent)

3rd Row L-R Isaiah Powell, Darby Hipwell, Jack Damyon, Wei-Yee Hall, Liam Konidaris, Evan Best, Kip Gibney, Daniel Smith 2nd Row L-R Joel Tyler, Spencer Wood, Ben Paynter, Tom Cantwell, Benjamin Morgan, Jordan Segar, Max Post, Jesi Spencer-Ates, Mr Darren Cook Front Row L-R Nik Vakirtzis, Cody Dreyer, Jakub Williams, Angus Bland Dominic Kastrinakis, Jacob Sarris, Zac Murphy, Thomas Draheim Absent Rex Patterson Coach Mr Darren Cook

Year 6B Football

7A Football

3rd Row L-R Max McLachlan, Eric Yu, Jaxon Putland, Matthew Ross, Henry Brewer, Max Mitchell-Adams, Thomas Smith 2nd Row L-R Alec Ciciulla, William Fry, Thomas Barlabas, Oliver Warren, Jaikob Akinci, Jack Gray, Luka Brooks, Mr Stuart Thompson Front Row L-R Nathaniel Fyffe, Ewan Smith, Luca Arcaro, Max Blokker, Matthew Romeo, Seamus Mintrom, Mackenzie Horth Absent Harrison Marostica Coach Mr Stuart Thompson

3rd Row L-R Frank Morris, Brock Jackson, Aaron Leferink, Joshua Snowsill, Harry Mathews, Oscar Lewis, Felix Flockart, Jacob Travers, Jack Saunders 2nd Row L-R Max James, Jake Mongey, Oli Miller, Campbell Tweedie, Max Hanna, Laine Bramley, Louis Butler, Oscar Buscombe Front Row L-R Charlie Moore, Caspar Tremlett, Will Hughes, James Larkworthy, Joshua Le Grice, Jac Mifsud, Sam Roberts, Fergus Murray, Judd Rowell Coach M McCarthy

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7B Football

8A Football

3rd Row L-R Oliver Thomas, Callum McPeake, Yu Han Cao, Andreas Kardis, Byron Cameron, Zaid Hussein, Charlie Drewitt 2nd Row L-R Mr N Weymouth, Harrison Preston, Lewis Panaouris, Jack Thomas, James Poulter, Christian Gernandt, Harry Roubos, James Provis Front Row L-R Will Gregory, Jamie Tzimas, Thomas Zegir, Luke Sorensen, Greg Hick (Co-Captain), Benjamin Summerfield, John Paterson, Daniel Bates, Edmund Burt Absent Ethan Curtain Coach E Harris (Absent)

3rd Row L-R Tom Sheldrick, Tom Murphy, Joel Crocker, William Agius, Jake Turner, Nick Phillips, Ethan Gray, Anthony Evans, Flynn Wood 2nd Row L-R Finn Parker, Jack Munnings, Kai Weight, Mackenzie Harvey, Cam Robertson, Austin Lawson, Michael Fitzgerald, Max Stroud Front Row L-R Thomas Bennett, Jack Goodings, Ben Pryor, Hamish Dick, Harrison Reynolds, David Seager, Bradley Hickey, Ben Branson, Trent Mailing Coach Mr T Marshall

8B Football

9A Football

3rd Row L-R Sebastian Walsh, Luke Ianuali, Tom Murray, William Speyer, Aqil Packir Saibo, Harry Catt, Matthew Noske 2nd Row L-R Mitch Dow, Kei Hirasedo, Mitchell Kelly, Lachie May, William Johnston, Jonathan Leadbeater, Dylan Ingram Front Row L-R Adam Dendrinos, Toby Bendel, James Bryan, Nick Adams, Charlie Hayes, Tom Whitson, Jack Peters, Luca Catalano Coaches Mr R Ryan, M Lavender (Absent)

3rd Row L-R Samuel Larkworthy, Jack Summerfield, Nathan Murphy, Lachlan Ewers, William Lewis, Jack Mason, Finn Campigli 2nd Row L-R Anthony Zimmerman, James Stewart, Alexander Parson, Mitchell Hurd, Mattieu Speirs, Harry Osborne, Patrick Inglis Front Row L-R Charles Hicks, Macaulay Gray, Harry Hynes, Sebastian Williams, Matt Harris, Benjamin Durkin, Tommy Kenny

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9B Football

10A Football

3rd Row L-R Ryan Riddell, James Styling, Adam Sharman, Daniel Snowsill, Nathan Horvat, Joseph Micari, Matthew Acheson, Samuel Grose 2nd Row L-R C Brand, Angus Stevenson, Mac Parsons, Benjamin Lawlor, Mitchell Hughes, Jackson Collins, Benjamin Cochran, Hamish Whillas, Declan Adams, Cadeyrn Allford-Rattur Front Row L-R David Lawlor, Oscar Donald, Tyler Jackson, Oliver Platt, Hugo Butler, Nicholas Braddon, Thomas Post, Charlie Kenny

3rd Row L-R Jackson Noske, Ash Hoar, Sam Ryan, Ari Sakeson, Tom Sharry, Nicholas Knight, Quintin Montanaro 2nd Row L-R Alex Nicholas, Tom Wallace, Geordie McPherson, Max Gernandt, Nik Sitzoukis, Samuel Morris, Max Lohan Front Row L-R Bobby Zhou, Sam Murray, Alex Mastromanno, Ned Murray, Fraser Gregson, Andy Naughton, Tom Burns Coach J Gerstman

1st XVIII Football

2nd XVIII Football

4th Row L-R Jack Wheeler, Thomas Larkworthy, Josh Clayton, Blake Hayes, Josh Gover, Edward Tait, Matt Oswald, 3rd Row L-R T Smith, B White, Christian Carnovale, Tom Garner, Jandre Olivier, Mitch Hoar, Will Simon, Conar Macleod, Thomas Nicholls, Matthew Balmer, T Marshall 2nd Row L-R Samuel Weatherby, Mackie Robertson, Tom Laumets, Elliott Avis, Thomas Fisher, R Shaw, Michael Slater, Nicholas Pavlou, Logan Welsh, Joel Balleggi Front Row L-R Hugh Hamilton, Jordan Matera, Jack Toouli, Kyle Parsons, Andrew McGrath, Harry Hill Coaches T Marshall, R Shaw, T Smith, B White

3rd Row L-R Michael Riordan, Mitch Hoar, Ben Canham, Jandre Olivier, Tom Noske, Josh Gover, Jack Wheeler 2nd Row L-R S Lewis, Jordan Mace, Thomas Oxlade, James Bryant, Harrison McIntyre, Zach Donald, Andrew McBain, Matthew Balmer Front Row L-R Mathew Duchini, Logan Welsh, Greg Jones, Scott Riddell, Ryan Wheeler, Thomas Walsh, Jack Otis Absent Tom Currie, Jack Kirby, George Walch Coach S Lewis

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U/13 Rugby

3rd Row L-R Matthew Smallridge, Declan Bradfield, Liam Gill, Jordan Shreeve, Luca Bade 2nd Row L-R D Nixon, Daniel Parker, Connor Verney, Thomas Francis, Patrick Chipp, Alexander Walton Front Row L-R Lawrence Pym, Ben Clement, Max Mason, Jack Moncrieff, Christian Gilmour, Tom Chen, Robbie Scacco Coach D Nixon

2nd Row L-R Kalani Ireland, Archie Hynes, Josh Canham, Oliver Tennant, Harry Barden, Bud Trevillian, Henry Armstrong Front Row L-R David Parlane, Jack Stewart, James Finlayson, Will Brydon-Waldren, Cameron Glasgow, George Farrell, Steven Liu, Oscar O’Brien Coach A Coghlan

U/14 Rugby

U/15 Rugby

3rd Row L-R Lennox Amatruda, James Crew, Lachie Schulz, James Fisher, Mike Kantounatakis, Max Twycross, Matthew Leadbeater, Rahul Bhatnagar, Ethan O’Brien 2nd Row L-R Lachlan Tully, Max Purcell, Zac De Worsop, Kevin Wang, Ediz Apak, Chris Webster, Ed Curwen, Michael Jonker, Front Row L-R Charlie Hannah, Luke Burgess, Oscar Estella, Max Markham, James Chand (Captain), William Bullock (Vice Captain), Alexei Mitnovetski, Henk Nekker, Anton Derevianko Absent Cameron Berry, Devan Nicholls Coaches R Hanley, S Pulle

3rd Row L-R Max Bowyer, Lachlan Hansen, Brandon Ahrbeck, Jackson Mahan, Ciaran O’Leary, Jordan Hunt 2nd Row L-R A Keane, Lewis James, Tian Wei Feng, Jordan Dalal, Fletcher Pullen, Paris Sitzoukis Front Row L-R Maxwell Burt, Thomas Ashman, Samuel Bradshaw-Maslen, Oliver Lees Barden, Josh Smith, Henry Moir, Thomas Haddon Absent Steven Alesi Coach A Keane

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U/16 Rugby

2nd XV Rugby

3rd Row L-R Matthew Simon, Benjamin De Worsop, Oliver Zhu, Tony Zhao, Edward Bartlett-Bragg, Chris Jiang 2nd Row L-R D Picken, Liam Croft, Nathan Sun, Daniel Finlayson, Sanjaka Wickremasinghe, Ming Jiang Front Row L-R Stephen Allen, Tommy Tan, Alex Zhu, Ben Yu, Ben Li, Zack Liao, Godric Jing Coach D Picken

2nd Row L-R Jaison Badger, Lucas Beveridge, Ben Prosser, Alex Clarke, Josh Finlayson, Elias Kauiers, C Glasgow-Palmer Front Row L-R Zach Roufos, Erik Purcell, Mitch Myers, Kallan Carabott, Jordan Chai Coach C Glasgow-Palmer

1st XV Rugby

Year 5 Soccer

3rd Row L-R Jack Summers, Luke Chapman, Nick Gillies, Joshua Finlayson, Nicholas Fabri, Bert Bender, Ty Heron 2nd Row L-R Jack Langan, Harry Potter, Conaill Auty, Elias Kauiers, James Kay, Nicholas Dawes, Harrison Schulz, Oscar Armstrong Front Row L-R Hamish Hill, Jaison Badger, Oliver Keats, Billy Gray, Matthew Wang, Michael Brodribb, Bernard Duarte Coach P Whitehead

4th Row L-R Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Owen Vulcan, Harley Chessells, Cameron Hathway, Sam Funston, Lachlan Zissis, Patrick Gu, Griffin Sherwood, Charlie Schwerdt 3rd Row L-R Mr Scott Davies, James Ianuali, Kirill Carne, Nick Barreto, Cameron Khan, Edward Greenslade, Lachlan Stewart, Vassili Kyparisis, Tony Li, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk 2nd Row L-R Joshua Gill, James Cannuli, Will Featherston, Prair Cantone, Christian Felicetti, Hamish Roberts, Sam Hayes, Adam Larkan Front Row L-R Ryan Dang, Jack Curtis, Thomas Burnell, Declan Hayes, Shotaro Shu, Billy Bartlett Coaches Mr Scott Davies, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk

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Year 6A Soccer

Year 6B-C soccer

2nd Row L-R Thomas Bartlett, Jordan Segar, Max McLachlan, Darby Hipwell, Jaxon Putland, Oliver Warren, Mr Paul Gurry Front Row L-R Mitchell Augustini, Oliver Cruse, Nik Vakirtzis, Robert Kyte, Thomas Colaci, Steven Stavrellis, Stewart Kyle Coach Mr Paul GurryY

3rd Row L-R Thomas Smith, Eric Yu, Evan Best, Liam Konidaris, Jerry X’Lingson, Jesi Spencer-Ates, Mitz Metaxas 2nd Row L-R Thomas Barlabas, Shuntaro Shu, Kip Gibney, Jason Li, Rory Cameron-Martin, Aaron Liang, Victor Ding, Mr Paul Gurry Front Row L-R Jackson Crawshaw, Joshua Tate, Luca Arcaro, William Fry, Cody Dreyer, Seamus Mintrom, Nathaniel Fyffe, Zac Murphy Coach Mr Paul Gurry

7A soccer

7B Soccer

2nd Row L-R Jovaan Ugrinovski, Harrison Reilly, Noah McGrath, Liam O’Kane, Ryan Hartshorne, Leo Kouskouris Front Row L-R Ethan Baines, Finn Warner, Patrick Liddle, Asher Yu, Matthew Young, Aidan Nicholls, Mack Gregson, Lachy Gill, James Dunsby Coach B Savage

2nd Row L-R Gordon Chen, Samuel Wilson, Josh Williams, Archer Disney, Fred Prokopchuk, Dennis Gu, Tom Brown, Timothy Krynski Front Row L-R Jackson Swanell, Simon Jolles, Matthew Taylor, Jack Wyss, Connor McConville, Matthew Downs, Alex Carne, Sam Parkes Coach R Nink

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7C Soccer

8A Soccer

2nd Row L-R Tom Tavassoli, Dylan Zhang, Gary Guo, Lawrence Liu, Johnson Shen, Matthew Warman, Austin Zou, Joshua Picchioni Front Row L-R Mike Nasrallah, Curtis Wilson, Jay Jay Zhu, Rafay Rizwan, Matthew Cook, Yan Le, Charlie Brewster, Max Ashman Coach K Counihan

2nd Row L-R Mario Guillot, Tom Franklyn, Connor Hipwell, Azmain Kalitzki, Michael Dean, Finn Roberts Front Row L-R Nik Rathmayr, James Hamilton, Benjamin Cruse, Kosta Arvanitakis, Samuel Patterson, Tristan Scheirs, Brandon Duan Coach P Furey

8B Soccer

8C soccer

2nd Row L-R Mitchell Fitzgerald, Hudson Rowell, Teddy Lovell, Max Freeman, Jasper Mutimer Front Row L-R Adam Levenda-Freeman, Nicholas Hutchins, Nick Longmire, Tom Elliott, Hamish McDowell, Tristan Hutchins, Dylan Hebden Coach C Lynch

2nd Row L-R Callum Drake, Mikkel Talts, Tom Paraskiv, Nicholas Woodman, Daniel Abbott, Liam McInerney, Lucas Shimota Front Row L-R Chas Rechner, Finn Estella, Connor Cooper, Felix Gong, Seb Mottram, Jack Wright, Jai Bhogal Coach S Nagayama

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9A Soccer

2nd Row L-R Callum Drake, Mikkel Talts, Tom Paraskiv, Nicholas Woodman, Daniel Abbott, Liam McInerney, Lucas Shimota Front Row L-R Chas Rechner, Finn Estella, Connor Cooper, Felix Gong, Seb Mottram, Jack Wright, Jai Bhogal Coach S Nagayama

2nd Row L-R Andrew Tzimas, Callum Furey, Thomas Avdoulos, Max Laumets, Daniel Raphael, Robert Capp Front Row L-R Daniel Aquila, Thomas Downs, Samuel Kastrinakis, Branko Skocic, Nicholas Mennie, Dane Van Heemstede Obelt, James Aquila

9C Blue Soccer

9C Red Soccer

2nd Row L-R I Giles, Jackson Warne, Xavier Pym, Nicholas Parsons, Matthew Takahashi, Michael Hamilton, Dev Batra Front Row L-R Kotaro Shu, Michael Hanna, Nicholas Rabinowicz, Elliott Ayers, Jingxin Zeng, Nicholas Carroll, M Ang Coach I Giles

2nd Row L-R Marcus Burnside, Benjamin Tegoni, Hugh Beaumont, William Roynic, Lachlan McCormack, Zachary Warren Front Row L-R Samuel Whiteley, Tom Kosenda, Christopher Gianna, Michael Gotze, Jacob Ni, Benjamin Cinque

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10A Soccer

10B Soccer

3rd Row L-R Luke Bottomley, William Woodman, Steven Kavadias, Evan Evans 2nd Row L-R Angus McPherson, Hugo Birch, William Moore, Andre Pontifex, Spencer Chan, George Bilionis Front Row L-R Sanjeev Haikerwal, Angelo Lin, Nick Freeman, Henry McDowell, Takanosuke Fujiwara, Daniel Lee

3rd Row L-R Ben Holmes, Dylan Taylor, Matthew Webster, Michael Chang, Nadir Rizwan 2nd Row L-R James Lorenz, Zak Brighton-Knight, Jake Parker, Patrick Dillon, David Mirmilstein Front Row L-R Dimitri Beycher, Charlie Levine, Kai-Yee Hall, Liam Lovett, Lachlan Speirs, Henry Pickering, Ian Tongs Absent Raymond Li, Kieran Start

1st XI Soccer

2nd XI Soccer

2nd Row L-R Darcy Kennelly, Alexander Heath, Lucas Derrick, Max Murray, Jordan Moncrieff, Rohan Martin, Kyle Cansfield, Charles Fry, Alexander Ferrier Front Row L-R Finley Olsen, Chris England, Maxwell Vulcan, Steven Fergadiotis, Sebastian Nearchou, George Fry, Alexander Faulds

3rd Row L-R Jonathan Dick, Rohit Sidhu, Kosta Tzilantonis, Charles Edgecombe, Anatole Shramkov 2nd Row L-R R Carolan, Nathan Andrews, Rohan Martin, Anthony Capp, Kane Bullock Front Row L-R Hayden Baidawi, Sam Hanna, Nicholas Selig, Ollie Lewis, Stephen Mennie, Christian Tzioras-Diamataris, Jack Burge Coach R Carolan

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4th XI Soccer

2nd Row L-R Christian Tzioras-Diamataris, Joss Fabre, Alex Burnside, Edmond Jin, Jeffrey Jiang, Lachlan Neville, Daniel Levenda-Freeman Front Row L-R Christian Aquila, Simon Qiu, Sanjiv Sidhu, Nic Nasrallah, Eoin Evans, Greg Feng, Arthur Kafaltis Absent Anthony Capp, Darren Chen, Carter Neville Coach A Barr

3rd Row L-R Pedro Azpurua, Josh Rutherford, Doron Lolatgis, Jack Wright-Smith, Morgan Holmes, Nicholas Farrow 2nd Row L-R J Bain, Khoi Nguyen, Jerry Wu, Thomas Barnes, Will Travers, Quincy Amatruda, Andrew Beck Front Row L-R Frank Qiu, Han Yang, Mobin Rizwan, Harry Nickou, Mitchell Trovati, Greg Feng, Jesse Shen Coach J Bain

Snowsports Junior School

Snowsports

2nd Row L-R William Clark, Ben Morgan, Jack Damyon, Rex Patterson, Daniel Smith, Max Berry, Tomas Crennan Front Row L-R Corey Gendala, Christian Paice, Will Field, Jasper Findlay, Ethan Gendala, Calum Binnie, Jackson Court, Aaron Perry-Crockart

3rd Row L-R C Rechner, M Speirs, M Kulesza, N Farrow, E Bartlett-Bragg, G Harris, N Jones, S Walsh, S Farrow 2nd Row L-R T Bartels, J Wyss, W P Middlemiss, J Wright, M Noske, S Willams, D Abbott, T Mailing, C Cooper, J Hamilton, L Catalano, C Stuart-Williams Front Row L-R S Parkes, A P Crockart, J Damyon, B Hickey, L Welsh, T Walsh, B Morgan, R Patterson, C Gendala, W Clark

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Year 5 Volleyball

Year 6 Volleystars

3rd Row L-R Harley Chessells, Edward Greenslade, Thomas Picking, Joshua Sumner, Dmitry Prokopchuk, Nicholas Burvill, Nick Barreto, Eric Stone, Edward Willis 2nd Row L-R Tian Pang, James Tsindos, Ajay James, Harrison Roberts, Harrison Chapman, Tony Ma, Keane Lombard, Mrs Carole Webster Front Row L-R James Semenov, Henry Kerr, Yuya Sakimoto, Shotaro Shu, Maxim Coste, Ryan Dang, Sven Steward Coach Mrs Carole Webster

3rd Row L-R Benjamin Booth, Christopher Lam, Jack Belcher, Tommy Sullivan Dunne, Joshua Bortolussi, Cameron Acheson, Jerry X’Lingson, Oscar Zhu, Jonathan Bartlet 2nd Row L-R Mr David Turner, Maxim Christodoulou, Thomas Colaci, Charlie Clarke, Shuntaro Shu, Seth Evans-Greenwood, Aaron Liang, Mitz Metaxas, William Clark, Robert Kyte, Mrs Raelene Plozza, Mr Paul Gurry Front Row L-R Hristos Paraskevas, Louie Liu, Larry Li, Dylan Tomsic, Julian Roberts, Callum Stanford, Tate Carlsen, Finn Livitsanis Absent Oliver Cruse Coaches Mr Paul Gurry, Mrs Raelene Plozza, Mr David Turner

Year 7 Volleyball

Year 8 Volleyball

3rd Row L-R D Zhang, Y Minami, M Kantounatakis, J Williams, V Piaskowski Front Row L-R C Wilson, J X Li, J Wyss, R Hartshorne, T Krynski, S Nimorakiotakis, C Stuart-Williams

2nd Row L-R C Robertson, W Speyer, K Hirasedo Front Row L-R L Hodges, N Rearick, S Lee, W Lam, W Lee, J Kosenda

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Year 5 Athletics 3rd Row L-R Matthew Warrell, Cameron Khan, Milan Adams, Cameron Hathway, Ethan Calcatjicos, Noah Kalvelage 2nd Row L-R Mr Rick Pemberton, Owen Dials, James Ianuali, Kirill Carne, Griffin Sherwood, James Clark, Mr Ben Ryan Front Row L-R Henry Kerr, Joshua Hudghton, Oliver Lally, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk, Hamish Roberts, Christopher Field, Adam Larkan Absent James Cannuli Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mr Ben Ryan, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk

Year 6 Athletics 3rd Row L-R Zachary Adam-Gedge, Tom Cantwell, Angus Bland, Jakub Williams, Dominic Kastrinakis, Spencer Wood, Flynn Dickson 2nd Row L-R Mr Rick Pemberton, Joel Tyler, Jack Damyon, Liam Konidaris, Jaxon Putland, Oliver Warren, Alec Ciciulla, Mr Ben Ryan Front Row L-R Jackson Crawshaw, Zac Murphy, Charlie Durkin, Joshua Tate, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk, Steven Stavrellis, Nik Vakirtzis, Sam Banfield, Mitchell Augustini Absent Julian Roberts Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mr Ben Ryan, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk

Athletics Squad 5th Row L-R M B Balmer, A J Nicholas, Q T Montanaro, M C Hughes, M E Laumets, M J Riordan, N M Gillies, J M Rutherford, E A Evans, J D Mason, M R F Evans, A M McGrath, N Murray, N J Phillips 4th Row L-R X M Pym, M Parsons, H T Catt, A D L Lam, J A Summerfield, B R Tegoni, K L Parsons, G Furey, R C S Capp, W Agius, L G Farrell, S Williams, J P Snowsill 3rd Row L-R B G Cruse, F M Wood, B S R Durkin, H Hynes, O Lewis, K Davies, L B Matruda, F Prokopchuk, B J Cameron, J X Lee, D J Seager, A W Evans, D Adams, F Campigli, C A Hicks, T P Kenny 2nd Row L-R A R Leferink, Ms K May, Mr L Zoch, Mr M Green, J R Bullock, Mr M Wardell, O R Gunning, Mr T Morehouse, Mr J Crane, F T R Flockart, L E J May Front Row L-R L D Butler, T A Banfield, M H James, W P Middlemiss, W H Lam, A Derevianko, H N Reilly, B J Branson, J C Saunders, T T Bartels, W G Hughes, F M Warner Coaches Mr J Crane, Mr M Green, Ms K May, Mr T Morehouse, Mr M Wardell, Mr L Zoch

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Year 5 Basketball

Year 6 Basketball

2nd Row L-R Mr Brendan Rahn Tony Ma, Henry Munnings, Willem Karsten, Thomas Farrelly, Milan Adams, Noah Kalvelage, Mrs Carole Webster Front Row L-R Henry Kerr, Joshua Hudghton, Oliver Disney, Matthew Warrell, Ajay James, Jacob Elmendorf, James Clark, Christopher Field Coaches Mr Brendan Rahn, Mrs Carole Webster

2nd Row L-R Eric Yang, Jack Damyon, Cameron Acheson, Joshua Bortolussi, Wei-Yee Hall, Rex Patterson, Henry Brewer, Tom Cantwell, Mr Stuart Thompson Front Row L-R Larry Li, Callum Stanford, Jack Gray, William Clark, Benjamin Booth, Luka Brooks, Matthew Romeo, James Sherborne, Sam Banfield Coach Mr Stuart Thompson

Year 5 European Handball

Year 6 European Handball

2nd Row L-R Ethan Calcatjicos, Owen Tennant, Harry Harte, Nicholas Burvill, Oscar Tyrrell, Mr Chester Lord Front Row L-R James Semenov, Lucas Williamson, Harrison Roberts, Harrison Chapman, Eric Stone, Andrew Stankovich, Tian Pang Coach Mr Chester Lord

2nd Row L-R Charlie Clarke, Harry Marostica, Matthew Ross, Oscar Zhu, Christopher Lam, Mr Dean Bryan Front Row L-R Hristos Paraskevas, Nate Hollis, Jakub Williams, Jacob Sarris, Flynn Dickson, Charlie Durkin Coach Mr Dean Bryan

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Year 5 Water Polo

Year 6 Water Polo

3rd Row L-R Owen Vulcan, Brady Collins, Nicholas Burvill, Lachlan Zissis, Charlie Catt 2nd Row L-R Mr Scott Davies, Vassili Kyparisis, Nick Barreto, Lachlan Stewart, James Tsindos, Charlie Schwerdt Front Row L-R Lucas Williamson, Christian Felicetti, Will Featherston, Sam Hayes, Maxim Coste Absent Keane Lombard Coach Mr Scott Davies

3rd Row L-R Isaiah Powell, Billy Pearson, Darby Hipwell, Joshua Bortolussi, Rex Patterson, Rory Cameron-Martin 2nd Row L-R Mr Stuart Thompson, Benjamin Booth, Jordan Segar, Ben Paynter, Ben Morgan, Max Post, Maxim Christodoulou, Luka Brooks Front Row L-R Kyle Stewart, Finn Livitsanis, Ewan Smith, Luca Arcaro, James McFadden, Cody Dreyer, Matthew Romeo, Andrew Wang Coaches Mr Darren Cook (Absent), Mr Stuart Thompson

Year 7 Water Polo

Year 8 Water Polo

3rd Row L-R B Jackson, B Graham, C Drewitt, Harry Mathews, J Canham, J Williams, K Ireland 2nd Row L-R M Pallilo, C Tweedie, H Preston, L Hernadi, A Tynes, B Trevillian Front Row L-R J Stewart, C Stuart-Williams, J Sum, W Gregory, A Yu, F Morris, D Ward, S Haddon Absent H Bardon, W Brydon Teachers in Charge Ms N Ting, Ms S Turek Coaches Mr A Andrews, Ms B Ireland, Mr F Irwin

3rd Row L-R L Shimota, D Seager, J Fisher, M Twycross, L Shultz, H Dick, C Hipwell, W Bullock 2nd Row L-R E Curwen, S Mottram, M Markham, M Noske, K Wang, H McDowell, F Estella, C Hayes Front Row L-R L Catalano, B Branson, B Pryor, J Leadbeater, F Roberts, F Parker, O Rochanakij, B Hickey Teachers in Charge Ms A Beguin, Mrs K Coste, Ms K Dunsby Coaches Mr A Andrews, Mr F Irwin

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Year 9 Water Polo

Year 10 Water Polo

2nd Row L-R S Bradshaw, T Post, J Mahan, W Paynter, W Lewis, O Platt, M Burt Front Row L-R J Wilson, J Collins, T Jackson, J Hunt, S Skocic, D Van Heemstede Obelt Absent O Donald, T Haddon, A Sharman

2nd Row L-R S Murray, L Lovett, B De Worsop, L Collie, J Coleman, J Branson, Mr K D Robertson Front Row L-R A Lin, E Bartlett-Bragg, S Kavadias, T Burns, D Lee Coach Mr K D Robertson

1st Water Polo

2nd Water Polo

2nd Row L-R M Wang, W Paynter, J Wheeler, T Noske, W Lewis, J Noske Front Row L-R T Post, L Cook, N Dawes, A Maloney (Captain), M Foss, J Oxlade, J Wilson Teacher Mr S Miles

2nd Row L-R C Clapp, A Cook, B Canham, J Southgate, H Shulz, Mrs H Hunt Front Row L-R C Tzioras-Diamataris, P Ford, H McIntyre, L Cook, L Neville Absent A Capp, D Parker, M I Zhang Coach Mrs H Hunt

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ROLL CALL

3 ELC BILBY

Milo McKeown

Xavier Bates

Thomas Black

Griffin Dials

Taisei Hirosako

Toby Jones

Matthew Keenan

Jordan Lewski

Max Mailing

Charlie McRae

Matthew O’Leary

Hayato Sata

Jack Stavrakis

Mason Stow

Sacha Swinton

Sebastian Tramontana

Archer Ballantine

Archie Beck

Hugh Coghlan

Raphahel Contessotto

Luca D’Assisi

Sam Henderson

Ieuan Hill

Jeremy Hiscock

Nathan Jones

Jaska Maher

Ethan Marks

Tom Pollock

James Reece

Henry Sims

Xavier Spence

Jack Stretch

Sid Bartlett

Logan Chilcott

Charlie Cordner

Luca Dalal

Ethan Davis

Angus Fielding

Cooper Follett

Nicholas Galinas

John Haralambakis

Edward Jennings

Xavier Jones

Tobias Landsman

Oscar Liu

Patrick MacSweeney

Henk Murphy

Mohamed Noormohideen Nonjai

Murray Runacres

Luca Savill

3 ELC WOMBAT

Lucas Judah

4 ELC BANDICOOT

Max Henley

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4 ELC WALLABY

Alastair Skene

Max Thomson

Ryan Weaver

Miles Hancox

Oliver Jorgensen

Ashton Lewski

Hamish Liddell

Jed Athanasakos

Chalie Avats

Brodie Buckingham

Jack Epstein

Adrian Gonzalez

Hudson Hallinan

James Lipovetsky

George McDonald

Henry Morandi

Jack Morley

Henry O’Keefe

Corban Papadopolous

Arthur Coste

Christian Field

Curtis Fyfe

PREP FIVEDALE

Beau Rehder

Sam Richardson

Austin Saleh

John Hall

Matvey Kononchuk Sam Longley

Aashvik Sareen

Lachlan Strahan

Maxwell Wartman

Thorne McDonald

Zac Mongey

Zac Murphy

Oscar O’Hare

Jack Pollock

Deacon Salis

Austin Taleb

Oscar Avramides

Polo Azzaro

Stefan Bandura

Austin Beck

James Crewdson

Kento Fukuoka

Gonzalo Galindo Freire

Ned OverendStevens

Flynn Quill

Alexander Rozentoul

Thomas Sloan

Jude Tregaskis

PREP KURRAJONG

Rio Umeda

Murphy Zeng

Ethan Hamilton

Matheus Judah

Zac Krayz

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YEAR 1 BANKSIA

Lewis Porteous

Lachlan Avats

Jake Charlton

Kody Davis Warrington

Corey Dow

Corey Gendala

Alexander Kalvelage

Thomas Lipovetsky

Edward Mitrevski

Benjamin Ride

Jarvis Rowe

Kylan Thompson

William Todd

Trent Vincent

Luke Whittingham

Harry Young

Leon Zhao

Ethan Abramovich

Will Bennett

Cooper Chilcott

Sonny Collins

Louis Den Tieter

Filbert Foo

Steven Gundlach

Campbell Hope-Maclellan

Gabriel Pappas

YEAR 1 HEATH

Aydin Ilhan

YEAR 2 ACACIA

Oliver Krok

Lucas Li

Declan McCormack

Thanasi Nimorakiotakis

Aryan Palai

Ashton Petris

Conrad Retschko

Charlie Sabin

Tom Crennan

Hugo Dooley

Foster Dugan

Hugh Hasker

Lucas Hiscock

Lihang Jiang

Tom Jorgensen

Hugo Kepper

Lachlan Kwong

James Longley

Ken Lu

James Mannion

Alexander McDonald

Gabriel Pozo

Jack Roberts

Diesel Saleh

Tomas Stewart

Georgen Strintzos

Kaito Suzuki

Samuel Walters

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William Barton


YEAR 2 WARATAH

Andrew McGregor

Joshua Avats

Ben Brown

Marcus Exler

Hugo Fyfe

Sam Humphreys

Danny Kiehl

Hugh Langdon

Alistair Liddle

Kamal Maru

Pasha Mianji

Rocco Miller

Harry Pollock

Ethan Rowe

Cade Segar

Ilyusha Shulin

Cam Tregaskis

Darragh Tucker

Masato Umeda

Ben Bezencon

Oliver Dipietrantonio

Kaine Durham

Jenson Galvin

Oliver Goodger

Angus Haddon

Leon Haralambakis

Fedya Kononchuk

Lachlan Molloy

Dylan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BrienPetersen

James Pascoe

Ethan Petris

George Roubos

Oscar Sloan

Ethan Balaskas

Charlie Bramley

Alessandro Brook Savill

Matthew Cruse

Remy Davis Warrington

Leon Den Tieter

Heath Dickson

Justin Krok

Kalem Meyer

Aaron PerryCrockart

Blake Picking

Jamie Sharman

Landon Sherwood

William Stretch

YEAR 3 BURKE

William Yang

Elden Zeng

Tom Howie

Aaron Hudghton

Alexander Jacob

YEAR 3 WILLS

Ryan Williams

Hamish WilsonMoran

Sebastian Felicetti Matty Goss

James Hepples

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YEAR 4 BASS

Mitch Terry

Angus Thomson

James Warlond

Callum Heath

Matthew Hill

Alexander Holman

Josh Jarick

Benjamin Akinci

Max Berry

Calum Binnie

Sam Brewer

James Cheng

Will Field

Zac Landsman

Sam Llewellyn

Tull Luangmahanaka

George McDowell

Tom Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor

Jackson Pantelopoulos

Samson Adams

Elijah Akinci

Hamish Andersen

James Bourke

Shaun Gunaratna

Jorge Houridis

Matthew (Mat) Izmaylov

Ethan Lyons

Hudson Augustini

Zach Bowen

Felix BrightonKnight

Benjamin Jones

Mitchell Kuzilny

James Mitchell

YEAR 4 COOK

Nikolas Stavrellis

Thomas Stretch

Frank Wang

Lucas Wilson

Brendan Zhang

Lucas Connell

Jackson Court

Jamie Draheim

Lenny Ewers

Jasper Findlay

Ignacio Galindo Freire

YEAR 4 FLINDERS

Hugo Mintrom

Christian Paice

Jonathan Pascuzzi Dylan Roberts

Jordan Stewart

Sidney Zeng

Stanley Chen

Ben Curtis

Thomas Galinas

James Hare

Charlie Heaton

282 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Ethan Gendala

Koki Inagaki


YEAR 5 MELVILLE

Henry Mitrevski

Jacob Palmer

Caspar Payne

Henry Pearson

Freddie Smith

Wiliam Stebbing

Karl Unger

Sam Vakirtzis

Milan Adams

Tom Burnell

Nicholas Burvill

Harley Chessells

Jack Curtis

Ryan Dang

Oliver Disney

Thomas Farrelly

Edward Greenslade Harry Harte

Cameron Hathway

James Ianuali

Ajay James

Cameron Khan

Oliver Lally

Adam Larkan

Tony Li

Henry Munnings

Harrison Roberts

Charlie Schwerdt

Griffin Sherwood

Prair Cantone

Brady Collins

Maxim Coste

Owen Dials

Jacob Elmendorf

Tian Pang

YEAR 5 SCOTT

Andrew Stankovich Eric Stone

Matthew Warrell

Lucas Williamson

Chris Field

Dylan Goodger

Patrick Gu

Josh Hudghton

Will Karsten

Henry Kerr

Keane Lombard

Tony Ma

Yuya Sakimoto

Sven Steward

Lachlan Stewart

James Tsindos

Owen Vulcan

Edward Willis

Lachlan Zissis

Sam Funston

Vincent Piaskowski Hamish Roberts

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YEAR 5 ZACHARIAH

Christian Felicetti

Nick Barreto

Billy Bartlett

Ethan Calcatjicos

James Cannuli

Kirill Carne

Charlie Catt

Harrison Chapman

James Clark

Will Featherston

Josh Gill

Sam Hayes

Noah Kalvelage

Vassili Kyparisis

Finn McInerney

Patrick O’Brien

Thomas Picking

Dmitry Prokopchuk Brendan Reddell

Cameron Acheson

Luca Arcaro

Evan Best

Rory CameronMartin

Harrison Marostica

James McFadden

Seamus Mintrom

Max MitchellAdams

YEAR 6 DISCOVERY

James Semenov

Shotaro Shu

Joshua Sumner

Owen Tennant

Oscar Tyrrell

Tom Cantwell

Thomas Draheim

William Fry

Kip Gibney

Wei-Yee Hall

Dominic Kastrinakis

YEAR 6 ENDEAVOUR

Max Post

Isaiah Powell

Jesi Spencer-Ates Callum Stanford

Dylan Tomsic

Nik Vakirtzis

Andrew Wang

Jerry X’Lingson

Mitchell Augustini

Sam Banfield

Max Blokker

Maxim Christodoulou

Alec Ciciulla

Charlie Clarke

Jackson Crawshaw

284 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Luka Brooks

Jaikob Akinci

Nathaniel Fyffe

Jack Gray


Larry Li

Aaron Liang

Finn Livitsanis

Mitz Metaxas

Ben Paynter

Jaxon Putland

Matthew Romeo

Ewan Smith

Tommy SullivanDunne

Oliver Warren

Jonathan Bartlet

Jack Belcher

Henry Brewer

Oliver Cruse

Jack Damyon

Victor Ding

Joel Dow

Seth EvansGreenwood

Robert Kyte

Louie Liu

Max McLachlan

Benjamin Morgan

Zac Murphy

Hristos Paraskevas Rex Patterson

Billy Pearson

Zach Adam-Gedge

Thomas Barlabas

Thomas Bartlett

Gus Bland

Liam Konidaris

YEAR 6 INVESTIGATOR

Eric Yu

Darby Hipwell

Mackenzie Horth

YEAR 6 RESOLUTION

Jordan Segar

Steven Stavrellis

Joshua Tate

Joel Tyler

Spencer Wood

Benjamin Booth

Joshua Bortolussi

Tate Carlsen

William Clark

Thomas Colaci

Flynn Dickson

Cody Dreyer

Charlie Durkin

Nate Hollis

Christopher Lam

Julian Roberts

Matthew Ross

Jacob Sarris

James Sherborne

Shuntaro Shu

Thomas Smith

Jakub Williams

Oscar Zhu

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YEAR 7C1

Jeremy Annal

Yan Le

Harry Barden

Lukas Giannatos

Ben Graham

Lachlan Hernadi

Gary Hu

Simon Jolles

Timothy Krynski

Joshua Le Grice

Connor McConville Lewis Panaouris

Harrison Reilly

Charlton StuartWilliams

Tom Tavassoli

Oliver Thomas

Matthew Warman

Henry Armstrong

Thomas Bartels

Charlie Brewster

Will BrydonWaldren

Yu Han Cao

Matthew Cook

Charlie Drewitt

Gary Guo

Kalani Ireland

James Larkworthy

Steven Liu

David Peng

Joshua Picchioni

James Provis

Jack Saunders

Samuel Wilson

Matthew Young

Jevons Yu

Daniel Bates

Tom Brown

Louis Butler

Josh Canham

Jason He

Devon Hendrie

Leo Kouskouris

Charlie Moore

Spencer Nevett

Sam Roberts

Judd Rowell

Josh Sum

Jovaan Ugrinovski

Daniel Ward

Benjamin Warrell

Dylan Zhang

YEAR 7C2

Patrick Jones

YEAR 7C3

Victor Piaskowski

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YEAR 7C4

Ryan Hartshorne

Ethan Baines

Laine Bramley

Oscar Buscombe

Byron Cameron

Alex Carne

Gordon Chen

Matthew Downs

Christian Gernandt Lachy Gill

James Konstas

Martin Kulesza

Harrison Preston

Harry Roubos

Luke Sorensen

Jacob Travers

Austin Zou

Tom Banfield

Edmund Burt

Mitchell Cole

Archer Disney

James Finlayson

Max Hanna

Zaid Hussein

Andreas Kardis

David Li

Neil Maru

Oli Miller

Jake Mongey

Sam Reid

Rafay Rizwan

Joshua Snowsill

Caspar Tremlett

Campbell Tweedie

Josh Williams

Max Ashman

James Dunsby

George Farrell

Will Hughes

Noah Jones

Yusuke Minami

Hayden Mitchell

Mike Nasrallah

Liam Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kane

James Poulter

Michael Sigal

Jack Stewart

Benjamin Summerfield

Jackson Swanell

Oliver Tennant

Chris Van Essen

Jonty Wells

YEAR 7F1

Patrick Liddle

YEAR 7F2

David Parlane

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YEAR 7F3

Oscar Lewis

Ethan Curtain

Jordan De Worsop

Felix Flockart

Cameron Glasgow

William Graves

Mack Gregson

Dennis Gu

Sam Haddon

Archie Hynes

Noah McGrath

Frank Morris

Sofoklis Nimorakiotakis

Massimo Palillo

John Paterson

Jack Thomas

Bud Trevillian

Jamie Tzimas

Curtis Wilson

Will Gregory

Greg Hick

Brock Jackson

Max James

Mike Kantounatakis

Aaron Leferink

Harry Mathews

Callum McPeake

Jac Mifsud

Aidan Nicholls

Oscar O’Brien

Fred Prokopchuk

Matthew Taylor

Finn Warner

Jack Wyss

Asher Yu

Thomas Zegir

Cameron Berry

Rahul Bhatnagar

Sam Cao

Tom Carter

Adam Dendrinos

Mitchell Fitzgerald

Jack Goodings

Gus Harris

Tom Murray

Ethan O’Brien

Finn Parker

Samuel Patterson

Jack Peters

Noa Simon

Flynn Wood

YEAR 7F4

Fergus Murray

YEAR 8K1

Lachie May

288 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Austin Lawson


YEAR 8K2

Owen Lui

James Bryan

Harry Cole

Michael Fitzgerald

Kevin Gao

James Hamilton

Connor Hipwell

William Johnston

Matthew Leadbeater

Adam LevendaFreeman

Henk Nekker

Matthew Noske

Nick Phillips

Nik Rathmayr

Chas Rechner

Finn Roberts

Lucas Shimota

Henry Tang

Jake Turner

Ed Curwen

Brandon Duan

Tom Elliott

William Lam

Richard Liang

Trent Mailing

Tom Matthews

Hamish McDowell

Tom Murphy

Devan Nicholls

Cam Robertson

Oscar Rochanakij

Joshua Sandiford

Tristan Scheirs

Ral St-John

Sebastian Walsh

Ediz Apak

Ashton Britten

Luca Catalano

Connor Cooper

Felix Gong

Ethan Gray

Mario Guillot

Aaron Lam

Scott Lee

Nick Longmire

Max Markham

William Moffat

Jack Morrison

Lachie Schulz

YEAR 8K3

Kevin Wang

Alexei Mitnovetski

Jack Munnings

YEAR 8K4

Chris Webster

Kai Weight

Charlie Hannah

Nicholas Hutchins

Michael Jonker

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YEAR 8M1

William Speyer

Roger Zhang

Callum Drake

Anthony Evans

Jerry Gong

Kosta Arvanitakis

Ned Bellmaine

William Bullock

Luke Burgess

Harry Catt

Benjamin Cruse

Michael Dean

Charlie Hayes

Kei Hirasedo

Hank Hua

Nate Hunter

Luke Ianuali

Teddy Lovell

Aqil Packir Saibo

Nick Adams

Lennox Amatruda

Toby Bendel

Thomas Bennett

Hamish Dick

Mitch Dow

Tom Franklyn

Declan Jeffery

Jonathan Leadbeater

Jack Liu

Brad Marais

Hudson Rowell

Max Stroud

Mikkel Talts

Ben Branson

James Crew

Anton Derevianko

James Dickson

Dylan Hebden

Tristan Hutchins

Will Middlemiss

Seb Mottram

Jasper Mutimer

Taisei Niboshi

Harrison Reynolds

Shun Satoh

YEAR 8M2

Max Purcell

Tom Whitson

Max Freeman

Bradley Hickey

Dylan Ingram

YEAR 8M3

Ivan Wang

Nicholas Woodman Jack Wright

Victor Jakobus

Jose Kosenda

290 GRAMMARIAN 2014

Warren Lee

Liam McInerney


YEAR 8M4

Lachlan Tully

Max Twycross

Johnathan Georgiadis

Mackenzie Harvey

Lachlan Hodges

Daniel Abbott

William Agius

Jai Bhogal

James Chand

Joel Crocker

Zac De Worsop

James Fisher

Azmain Kalitzki

Mitchell Kelly

Michael Lai

Leo Liang

Ben Pryor

Nathan Rearick

David Seager

Declan Adams

Ashwin Agarwal

Dimitri Beycher

George Bilionis

Jack Burge

Sam Clements

Eoin Evans

Matthew Balmer

Luke Bottomley

ARMSTRONG 1

Tom Sheldrick

Steven Zhang

ARMSTRONG 2

Matt Evans

Willem Hooy

Raymond Li

Nathan Murphy

Lachlan Neville

Harry Osborne

Christian Carnovale

Jackson Collins

Evan Evans

Joss Fabre

Ash Hoar

Samuel Kastrinakis Tom Noske

Nick Parsons

Scott Riddell

Trent Scheirs

Lucas Beveridge

Carl Bird

Jordan Chai

Liam Croft

Jeffrey Jiang

Gregory Jones

Maxwell Vulcan

ARMSTRONG 3

Edward Tait

Ben Yu

Nicholas Collin

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ARMSTRONG 4

Benjamin Lawlor

David Lawlor

Jerry Lee

Charlie Levine

James Moffat

Ryan Riddell

Josh Smith

Connor Verney

Brandon Ahrbeck

Thomas Barnes

Max Bowyer

Mitch Hoar

Bradley Li

William Moore

Andrew Naughton

David Ni

Ciaran Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Leary

Frank Qiu

Nikolas Scriven

Elliott Ayers

Lucas Cheesman

Alex Douglas

Chris England

Nathan Horvat

Jordan Hunt

Daniel LevendaFreeman

Oliver Barden

Colin Chen

Jerry Wu

ARMSTRONG 5

Daniel Snowsill

Jack Wheeler

ARMSTRONG 6

Khoi Nguyen

Jacob Ni

Jackson Noske

Erik Purcell

James Southgate

Lachlan Speirs

Dylan Taylor

Victor Chen

Steve Fergadiotis

Sasha Parsons

Nathan Picchioni

Fletcher Pullen

Simon Qiu

Lachlan Wallace

Tom Wallace

Tristan Witty

Quincy Amatruda

Lachie Collie

Jonathan Dick

Nicholas Farrow

Peter Ford

Sam Grose

CROWTHER 1

William Wu

Tom Xu

292 GRAMMARIAN 2014


Michael Hanna

Will Howard

George Katsaras

Xavier Pym

Matthew Simon

Mattieu Speirs

Jack Summers

Brantley Watson

Alexander Black

Nick Braddon

Robert Brainman

Spencer Chan

Nicholas Fabri

Simon Farrow

Kai-Yee Hall

Tyler Jackson

Antony Karayannis

Christian Aquila

Jaison Badger

Justin Branson

James Bryant

CROWTHER 2

CROWTHER 3

Lachie Lampard

Henry McDowell

Mitch Myers

Mobin Rizwan

Liam Simon

Nic Carroll

Daniel Francis

Jack Kirby

Nicholas Knight

Jack Li

Patrick Russell

Jordan Shreeve

James Stewart

Zachary Warren

Hamish Whillas

James Aquila

Ryan Cook

Thomson Coull

Kayne Davies

Hugh Hamilton

Chris Jiang

Arthur Kafaltis

Jordan Moncrieff

Daniel Aquila

Joel Balleggi

Michael BiloshDelic

Liam Cook

CROWTHER 4

Curran Zhou

CROWTHER 5

Zac Roufos

Nikita Shulin

Samuel Tickner

Jerry Wang

Edison Xiao

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Tom Currie

Ben Durkin

Keagan Foster

Thomas Oxlade

Mac Parsons

Kotaro Shu

Branko Skocic

Jack Wang

Kevin Wang

Will Wood

Dan Canta

Ben Cochran

Sam Hanna

Harry Hynes

Phillip Lu

Lachlan McCormack

David Mirmilstein

Jack Moncrieff

Seb Nearchou

Matthew Avdoulos

Michael Chang

Jack Coleman

Thomas Francis

CROWTHER 6

DIXON 1

Kyle Parsons

Lawrence Pym

Nadir Rizwan

Marshall Stannus

James Tickner

Tom Garner

Justin Lam

Rohan Martin

Andreas Matheou

Matthew Nettlefold

Daniel Parker

Daniel Raphael

Ben Tegoni

Ian Tongs

Kosta Tzilantonis

Matthew Acheson

Declan Bradfield

Lachlan Ewers

Fraser Gregson

Lachlan Hansen

Lloyd Hutson

Martin Ma

Sam Murray

Mackie Robertson

Marcus Ang

Zak BrightonKnight

Ben Li

Kade McLellan

DIXON 2

DIXON 3

Matthew Smallridge

Rob Tongs

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Sam Trifunovski

George Walch

William Woodman


Lachlan McLeod

Mac Oliver

Jake Parker

Cadeyrn Rattur

Harrison Schulz

Rohit Sidhu

Sanjiv Sidhu

Jackson Warne

Brandon Xue

Thomas Avdoulos

Hugo Birch

Kallan Carabott

Todd Cole

Darcey Delagnes

Ben Holmes

Morgan Holmes

Max Laumets

Reece Nimorakiotakis

Max Burt

Hugo Butler

Toby-Lee Crabtree

Ned Murray

Jandre Olivier

Douglas Phung

Michael Riordan

DIXON 4

DIXON 5

Adam Sharman

James Styling

Jeremy Tian

Christian TziorasDiamataris

Patrick Woodfall

Chris Zeng

Mitchell Dekker

Mathew Duchini

Charlie Hicks

Jack Langan

Tom Laumets

Kai Li

Quintin Montanaro Max Murray

Josh Clayton

Benjamin De Worsop

Michael Gotze

William Lewis

Tyba Murphy

Carl Xu

Tom Yorgey

Tony Zhao

DIXON 6

Sam Ryan

Anthony Roubos

Kevin Sun

Nicholas Pavlou

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HANCOCK 1

Alex Adams

James Barber

Alex Burnside

Anthony Capp

Corey Cinque

Patrick Dillon

Thomas Downs

Wilson Du

Timothy Howe

Andreas Andronicou

Conaill Auty

Tom Benton

Benjamin Cinque

HANCOCK 2

Godric Jing

Angus Maloney

Josh Rutherford

Sanjaka Wickremasinghe

Han Yang

Lachlan Foy

Nick Gillies

Phillip Guo

Bob Hong

Tony Jiang

Tim Johnson

Hamish Oakley

Michael Slater

Di Di Wang

Robert Capp

Andrew Cook

Marcel Denman

Nicholas Freeman

Ollie Lewis

Harrison McIntyre

Nobu Miura

Alex Nicholas

Nicholas Roberts

Marco Boshoff

William Feng

Constantine Georgiadis

Christopher Gianna

Oliver Gunning

Nathan Sun

Jue Wang

Alex Zhu

HANCOCK 3

HANCOCK 4

Mitchell Trovati

Samuel Weatherby Samuel Whiteley

Jack Wright-Smith

Jeff Huang

James Kay

Stephen Mennie

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Jack Mason

Joe Qin


HANCOCK 5

Kane Bullock

Marcus Burnside

Ben Clement

Mitch Foss

Mathew Freeman

Blake Hayes

Alexander Heath

Hamish Hill

Tommy Kenny

Bert Bender

Jack Bullock

Luke Chapman

Darren Chen

HANCOCK 6

Alex Mastromanno

Nicholas Mennie

Henry Moir

Ben Prosser

Ryan Wheeler

Oscar Donald

Zach Donald

Steven Kavadias

Charlie Kenny

Joseph Micari

Samuel Morris

Julian Ou

Ari Sakeson

Alexander Walton

Ned Wright-Smith

Steven Alesi

Oscar Armstrong

Tom Ashman

Hugh Beaumont

Yann Bourde

Michael Brodribb

Thomas Burns

Kyle Cansfield

Kevin Dang

Finn Campigli

Julian Cannuli

Patrick Chipp

Lucas Derrick

Paddy Inglis

Jordan Matera

Jack Summerfield

ROFE 1

ROFE 2

Steven Fang

Steve Hardiman

Thomas Larkworthy

Harry Potter

Matthew Wang

Bernard Duarte

Liam Farrell

George Fry

Takanosuke Fujiwara

Max Gernandt

Billy Gray

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ROFE 3

Josh Gover

Ty Heron

Oliver Keats

Darcy Kennelly

Samuel Larkworthy

Angelo Lin

Max Lohan

Sam Luo

Andrew McBain

Luca Bade

Charles Edgecombe

Charles Fry

Gus Jahn

Edmond Jin

ROFE 4

Angus McPherson

Nic Nasrallah

Thomas Nicholls

Jordan Steyn

Zack Liao

Geordie McPherson

Nick Moran

Carter Neville

Henry Petch

Henry Pickering

Nicholas Rabinowicz

Javin Sun

Logan Welsh

Simon Alesi

Alexander Ferrier

Micky Hamilton

Mitchell Hughes

Mitchell Hurd

AndrĂŠ Pontifex

Oscar Reeve

Robbie Scacco

Tom Sharry

Pedro Azpurua

Jack Carlson

Campbell Clapp

Sandy Faulds

Greg Feng

Matthew Webster

Julian Wilson

Arthur Xafis

ROFE 5

ROFE 6

Kieran Start

Steven Sun

Jack Toouli

Charles Zeng

Callum Furey

Julian Kardis

Doron Lolatgis

Nicholas Selig

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Tommy Tan


SCHOOL 1

Stephen Allen

Nicholas Dawes

Daniel Finlayson

Thomas Fisher

Harry Hill

Jordan Mace

Jackson Mahan

Tom Post

Declan Robinson

Nathan Andrews

Elliott Avis

Ben Canham

Jordan Dalal

Nick Dee

Tom Kosenda

James Boal

Hayden Edan Baidawi

SCHOOL 2

Sam Rutter

Will Simon

Sebastian Williams

SCHOOL 3

Liam Lovett

Max Mason

Joshua Massuger

Jack Otis

Daniel Parish

Nik Sitzoukis

Thomas Walsh

Mac Gray

Eric Jiang

Charlie Li

James Lorenz

Luke Lynch

Harry Nickou

Oliver Platt

Will Pucovski

Timothy Semmens

Jesse Shen

Ralph Buenaventura

Alexander Clarke

Lindsay Efklides

Joshua Finlayson

Sanjeev Haikerwal

Lewis James

Calum MacGregor

Mark Su

Michael Wang

Michael Zhang

Warren Zhang

Bobby Zhou

SCHOOL 4

Andrew Tzimas

Dane Van Heemstede Obelt

Rhys Martin

Paris Sitzoukis

Angus Stevenson

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SCHOOL 5

Edward BartlettBragg

Dev Batra

Maxwell Bladen

Tom Chen

Conar Macleod

Andrew McGrath

Finley Olsen

Matt Oswald

Will Paynter

Hendrik Ahrens

Sam BradshawMaslen

Jason Chu

Liam Gill

Christian Gilmour

Lachlan Warrell

Lachlan Wells

Jack Yu

Anthony Zimmerman

SCHOOL 6

Anatole Shramkov

Themi Sitzoukis

Matthew Takahashi

Will Travers

Tom Haddon

Elias Kauiers

Daniel Lee

William Roynic

Nick Semmens

Absentees ELC

Junior School

Middle School

Senior School

Zac Nicholas Luciano Persoglia

Dante Farinola Jason Gu Archer Hallinan Declan Hayes Tom Henley Jacob Keenan Joesph Keenan Nal Koren Tian Koren Harry Llewellyn Jason Li Sebastian Liddle Rishi Mahendranathan Harvey Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan Charlie Paterson Landon Penca Andrew Penca Daniel Smith Kyle Stewart George Ugrinovski Shuta Wakao Eita Yanai Eric Yang Xin Lin Zhang

Ricky Dong Finn Estella Oscar Estella Daniel Gu Matt Harris Keagan Hunter Lawrence Liu Niklas Loycke Tom Paraskiv Sam Parkes Peter Qiu Eric Shen Johnson Shen Lionel Wang Simon Wang Feilong Yun Jay Jay Zhu

Jack Chen Jack Dai Nick James Ming Jiang Tom Lou Tim Lou Clarke Ma Hugo Moureau Jimmy Zheng Oliver Zhu

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STAFF ELC

Amelia Barrow

Annette Anderson

Claire Clarke

Margaret Coyne

Liz Dendrinos

Sandra Ellich

Sandra Lonsdale

Jess Kenny

Pauline Anthony

Terry-Anne Ashley

Dean Bryan

Darren Cook

Sheridan Coverdale

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Melissa Manaris

Kathy Pitt

Rebecca Thornton

Phoebe Willcock

Scott Davies

Joanne Davies

Rose Dyer

David Eggleston

Mandy Foulds

Jared Furtado

Bill Gibney

Paul Gurry

Teri Horvat

Andrew Kerr

Sam Kuring

Monica LeCouteur

Steve Lewis

Chester Lord

Jane Lowe

Abby March

Sarah Marian

Christine Marks

Clair Marshall

Tim Medlyn

Tatian Oskolkov

Suzanne Phillips

Raelene Plozza

Brendan Rahn

Cat Rossiter

Ben Ryan

Yoko Sainsbery

Nina Sofo

Sarah Starford

Paul Strain

Jessica Taylor

David Turner

Peter Tellefson

Stuart Thompson

Cindy van Dijk

Carole Webster

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Kurt Abell

Angelique Beguin

Tyla Bracken

Evan Brophy

Andrew Burnell

Deanne Cannizzaro

Linda Chen

Peter Furey

Robert Hanley

Lachlan Jennison

Anthony Keane

Kathryn Malouf

Tim Marshall

Michael McCarthy

Christine McIntosh Marcus McLaughlin

Simone Mills

Tom Morehouse

Shintaro Nagayama

Roger Nink

Kris Paterson

Dane Picken

Anthony Poole

Steven Pulle

Cat Rossiter

Richard Ryan

Brendan Savage

Amy Atchison

Anna Austin

Andrew Barr

John Croft

Paula Donnelly

Biddy Duckham

Ian Giles

Campbell Glasgow-Palmer

Anthony Coghlan

Kirsten Dunsby

SENIOR SCHOOL

Charles Steventon

Ryan Teasel

Shelly Turek

Peter Tutera

Jamie Watson

Nicholas Weymouth

Andrew Baylis

Dan Belluz

Chris Brand

Sean Bryant

Hayley Bunting

Ralph Carolan

Karine Coste

Roula Duggan

Clinton Eldridge

Jo Ellis

Stephen Emmett

Michael Evans

Ross Featherston

Brett Fitzsimmons Joshua Geddes

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Martin Green

Graeme Harris

James Gerstman

Andrea Hayes

Sonja Hill

Hiroko Hunt

Simon Kessler

Derrith Lancashire

Stephen Langley

David Liddle

Wendy Linnett

Kylie May

Bruce McLellan

Matthew McLellan

Prue McLeod

Gary McPhee

Stephen Miles

David Nixon

Rosalind Petrie

Tom Pugh

John Quaine

Jamie Ransome

Penny Roberts

Ken Robertson

Kay Rogers

Kylie Rose

Mark Sainsbery

Christopher Serong

Robert Shaw

Luke Stewart

Ray Swann

Alex Sylvan

Lisa Tabone

Cameron Taylor

Bonnie Taylor

Nancy Ting

Nicholas Tsiavos

Ross Vernon

Jason Ward

Matthew Wardell

Thivi Athipar

Praveenkumar Arul Jason Bain

Andrew Biggin

Anne Brozyna

Lynn Bullock

Amy Greaves

Georgina Hayes

David Humphreys

Chris Johnson

Amber Kelly

NON TEACHING STAFF

Benjamin White

Peter Whitehead

Lindsay Zoch

Sally Clapp

Rebecca Darling

Michele Fisher

Juile George

Johann Hudson

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Fiona Kerr

Andrew Lee

Danielle Lord

Margaret Lynch

Robert Mariadass

Sharon Martin

Douglas McKelvie

Jane Nurton

Jackie Petley

John Phillips

Katrina Price

Robert Quelch

Susie Roberts

Miguel Rodrigues

Sally Sher

Anthony Smith

Clare Smith

Charles Stewart

Adam Thorn

Olivia Tims

Peter Toms

Christopher Tze

Sonia Wagner

Natalie Van Wetering

Gregory Willcock

Absentees Amanda Thornbury Michelle Lisi David Blythman Ray Czekajlo Ross Donnan Maddy Oshlack Mel Salter Dick Bartlett Shane Webb Barbara Zavros Jo Saunders Helen Ridgway

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Andrea French Stuart Connew Edwin Chow Libby Choo Maddy Bolch Luke Carbon Per Forsberg Andrew Zhou


Year 12 List of Achievements ARMSTRONG

Agarwal, Ashwin ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2001 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Second in Year 7, Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Math Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester 1, The Latin Prize, The Unit 1/2 Legal Studies Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - High Distinction, Coach’s Award Hockey Second XI, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction

Certificate Latin 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Biology 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Swannie Award (Best performing speaker in DAV Debating Schools Competition), The Unit 1/2 Latin Prize, Year 12 Captain’s Trophy Cricket Third XI, Distinction Certificate Latin 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Class of 2012 Robert Connor Dawes Prize - Latin 3/4, The RM Millar Prize (formerly MASCO Prize). SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7A Hockey, Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9 Year 9 Hockey, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10-10 Hockey, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Third XI, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Cricket Third XI, Second XI Hockey. OFFICES HELD: Year 7 Form Vice Captain, Year 8 Form Vice Captain, Vice Captain Hockey, Year 11 Captain of Hockey Second XVIII, Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Cricket Third XI, Captain of Hockey Second XI, Co-Captain of Debating, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 8 Australian Mathematics Comp - High Distinction BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Extension Studies - History Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Symphony Orchestra University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating D Grade.

Balmer, Matthew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Coach’s Award Football 9A, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Year 10 BGS Football Team of the Year Utility Forward, Bowling Award Cricket 10A, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Football, The A J Simpson Prize for Religious Education, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Athletics, Half Colours Chess, Half Colours - Music, Service Colours - Cricket, Service Colours - Football, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Prudence Award, Brad Marks Trophy Cricket, Distinction Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Chess, Full Colours - Cricket, Full Colours - Music, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Athletics, Service Colours - Chapel Service, Service Colours - Football, The GD Hird Memorial Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8B Football, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Athletics - Long Jump, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, 9/10C Football, Athletics Long Jump, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Athletics - Long/Triple Jump, Cricket Second XI, First XVIII Football, Year 12 Athletics - Sprints, Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Peer Counsellor, Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Year 11 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Prefect, Senior School Senior Chapel Server, Vice Captain of Chess. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year

9 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp St John Ambulance Year 10 Chapel Server Duke of Edinburgh Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 11 Chapel Server Interschool Chess Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 12 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Chapel Server Interschool Chess Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival.

Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 10 Cello Choir Corelli Strings DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Music Tour - Hong Kong/Shanghai Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 11 Cello Choir Corelli Strings DAV Debating B Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Public Speaking Competition Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 12 Cello Choir Combined Senior Production - Cast Corelli Strings DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating D Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular.

Barnes, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Year 9 The Friends of Music Achievement Prize, Year 11 Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Music, The Philip Kondelos Music Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7C3 Tennis, Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Audio Visual Captain, Rosstrevor Music Captain, Year 12 Captain of Music, House Captain - Armstrong, Leader Symphony Orchestra. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Cello Choir Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Music Camp Senior String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 8 Cello Choir Music Music Camp Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence Drama Cello Choir DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music

Clements, Sam ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 11 Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7B Football, Year 10 Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Summer Sport, Year 12 Summer Sport EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Year 10 Science in the Community.

Burge, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Coach’s Award Soccer 10B, Merit Certificate - Semester 2, Year 11 Coach’s Award Soccer Third XI, Year 12 Most Improved Soccer Second XI. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer, Third VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 Science in the Community.

Collin, Nicholas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Most Improved Player Award Hockey 9A, Year 10 Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 2, Runner Up Best & Fairest Tennis 10A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Hockey, Half Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, The Lewis Luckins Memorial Prize for General Mathematics, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Product Design & Technology 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours -

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Hockey, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Tennis, The Unit 3/4 Product Design & Technology Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7B Football, 7B Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8B Football, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 Year 9 A Tennis, Year 9 Hockey, Year 10 First XI Hockey, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Second VIII Tennis, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, First XI Hockey, Second VIII Tennis. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain Hockey. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 1 Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Chapel Server Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Chapel Server Surf Lifesaving Year 11 Chapel Server Year 12 Chapel Server.

Hoar, Mitch

Douglas, Alex ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Year 10 Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legas Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, National Representative Rowing, Service Colours - Chapel Service, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Tennis, Athletics, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First VIII Rowing, First XV Rugby, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XV Rugby. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain - Armstrong, Prefect, Vice Captain Rowing. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor

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ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Best & Fairest Football 9A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Premiership Colours Football, Runner Up Best & Fairest Football Second XVIII. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7A Football, Year 8-8A Football, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Third VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Surf Lifesaving.

Jiang, Jeffrey ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction, Distinction Certificate English - Semester

1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Fourth in Year 9, Full Colours - Chess, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - High Distinction, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Math Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Full Colours - Chess, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate Business Mangement 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Second in Year 10, The Science Prize, The Unit 1/2 Biology Prize, The Unit 1/2 Mathematical Methods Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – High Distinction, Coach’s Award Tennis Fourth VIII, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Chess, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize - Unit 3/4 Biology, The Monash Prize for Dux of Year 11, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize - Mathematical Methods 3/4, The Unit 1/2 Chemistry Prize, The Unit 1/2 English Prize, The Unit 1/2 General Mathematics (Advanced) Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - High Distinction, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Specialist Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Chess, Full Colours - Debating and Public

Speaking, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Physics 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize - Chemistry 3/4, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize - Specialist Mathematics 3/4. SPORTS: Year 7-7B Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Athletics, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, Athletics - Distance, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10-10C Soccer, Athletics - Sprints, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Captain of Chess, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Chess Extension Studies Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Prize BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Chess Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Chess DAV Debating D Grade University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating C Grade TV Activity University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade International Biology Olympiad Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade Student Council.

- Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 History (20th Century) Prize, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Music, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Student Council, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, Athletics, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Athletics - Shot Put, Rugby Under 15, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Water Polo, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing, Year 12 Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Peer Counsellor, Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Vice Captain Rugby 10A, Year 11 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Prefect, Student Council Vice Chairman EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music St John Ambulance Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Student Council Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Public Speaking Competition Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Student Council Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Choral Soiree DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Public Speaking Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Student Council Year 9-12 Choir.

Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Sailing, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate French 1/2 Semester 2, Year 12 Half Colours - Drama, Half Colours - Music, Half Colours - Sailing, The Unit 3/4 French Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Soccer, 7 White Cricket, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9B Soccer, Sailing, Year 10-10C Soccer, Sailing, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Sailing, Year 12 Sailing, Third XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Duke of Edinburgh Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Toy Making Year 11 Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Cast Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Year 9-12 Choir.

Jones, Gregory ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Winner, The Intermediate Public Speaking Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Music, Half Service Colours - Football, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2

Riddell, Scott

Levenda-Freeman, Daniel ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate French Semester 1, Merit Certificate French - Semester 2, Merit

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication & Design Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction


Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate International Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Unit 3/4 Global Politics Prize, Year 12 Best Team Man Football Second XVIII, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Football, 7B Tennis, Year 8-8A Football, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Rowing - All, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VIII Rowing, Second XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 4 Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating C Grade Surf Lifesaving Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

Year 11 Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction, Distinction Certificate International Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Hockey, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Chapel Service, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Hockey, 7A/B Volleyball, Athletics, Year 8-8A Hockey, Athletics, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9 Year 9 Hockey, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Rowing - All, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Third VIII Rowing, Year 12 First XI Hockey, Second VII Water Polo, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Captain of Hockey 9A. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Senior School Production Crew Year 12 Chapel Server.

Southgate, James ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Coach’s Award Hockey 9A, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate IT Programming - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science Semester 2, Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2,

Tait, Edward ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, BGS Football Team of the Year Back-Pocket, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History 1/2 - Semester 1,

Distinction Certificate History 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Runner Up Best & Fairest Football 10A, The History Prize, The Norman McGlashan Prize for Physical Education, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction, Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Unit 3/4 Business Management Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, National Representative Rowing, Service Colours - Chapel Service, State Representative Rowing, The Noel Thomas Memorial Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 8-8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Rowing - All, Water Polo, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First VIII Rowing, First XVIII Football, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Chapel Server St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Chapel Server Surf Lifesaving University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 Chapel Server Year 12 Chapel Server DAV Debating A Grade.

Qiu, Simon ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 11 Full Colours - Swimming, Year 12 Full Colours - Swimming. SPORTS: Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Swimming. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Life Skills.

Vulcan, Maxwell ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Chinese Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency, Best & Fairest Soccer 9A, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 1, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2,

Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 1, The Unit 1/2 Visual Communication & Design Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Prudence Award, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Chemistry 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate French 3/4 - Semester 1, The Unit 3/4 Visual Communication and Design Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, 7D Blue Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Soccer, Athletics, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 First XI Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Second XI Soccer (Undefeated), Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year 12 First XI Soccer, Third VIII Tennis. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Soccer 8A, Year 12 Vice Captain Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate TV Activity University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

Wallace, Lachlan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Coach’s Award Hockey 10A, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate IT Programming - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester

1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – High Distinction, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize - Unit 3/4 Biology (Practical), The Unit 1/2 Physics Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Norman F Perrier Prize - Physics 3/4. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Year 9 Hockey, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Blue, Second XI Hockey. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Vice Captain of Football Year 9. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Prize BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Extension Studies Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Extension Studies University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade International Biology Olympiad

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Wheeler, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Fifth in Year 9, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Year 9 Water Polo, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Best Team Player Football 10A, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Fourth in Year 10, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The French Prize, The Outdoor Education Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction, Distinction Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Rowing, Full Colours - Water Polo, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Literature 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Senior Public Speaking Competition Honourable Mention, The Unit 1/2 French Prize, Year 12 Full Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Football, Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours Water Polo, Full House Colours,

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National Representative Rowing, State Representative Rowing, The Bob Hamilton Memorial Prize - Legal Studies 3/4, The WA Clarke Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7B Football, Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Water Polo, Year 8-8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Rowing - All, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, First VIII Rowing, Second XVIII Football - Undefeated, Snow Sports, Year 12 First VII Water Polo, First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Rowing, Captain of School, Co-Vice Captain of Debating, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Extension Studies - History Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 9 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Guitar Ensemble St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate DAV Debating C Grade St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Senior Public Speaking Competition Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating D Grade.

Commerce - Semester 1, The Year 10 Progress Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Improved, Most Improved Soccer Fourth XI, The Unit 1/2 Art Prize, Year 12 Coach’s Award Blue Badminton Fourth VIII, Distinction Certificate Art 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7A/B Volleyball, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Aquila, Christian

CROWTHER

Amatruda, Quincy ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2001 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Year 10 Best & Fairest Soccer 10C, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Merit Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, The Coach’s Award 10C, The Maurice Dowd Memorial Prize for Woodwork, Year 11 Coach’s Award Tennis Fifth VIII, Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Product Design and Technology Prize, Year 12 Clubman Award Sailing, Distinction Certificate Product Design & Technology 3/4 - Semester 1, Golden Boot Soccer Third XI, Half Colours - Sailing, Service Colours Chapel Service, The GD Hird Memorial Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, 7C1 Tennis, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Sailing, Third XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Senior School

Assistant Senior Server. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Chapel Server Year 11 Chapel Server.

Balleggi, Joel ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 APS Swimming and Diving Medallion Swimming Butterfly Relay - 1st Place Under 16, Best Swimmer Under 16, Coach’s Award Water Polo, Merit Certificate Art - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Year 11 Best Swimmer U17, Full Colours - Swimming, Geoff Cleaver Trophy for the Team Man, Half Colours - Football, Year 12 Ben Furzer Memorial Trophy (Team Involvement Award) Football First XVIII, Best Swimmer Open, Full Colours - Swimming, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Product Design & Technology 3/4 - Semester 1, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Backstroke Relay, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Butterfly Relay, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Freestyle Relay. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Football, Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Water Polo, Year 8-8A Football, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 9-9A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10-10A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, Second XVIII Football Undefeated, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Year 12 Swimming. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain Swimming. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Brainman, Robert

Cook, Ryan

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Most Improved Swimming Under 16, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – High Distinction, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Swimming, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Coach’s Award Swimming Open, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Drama, Half Colours - Swimming. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Hockey, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Water Polo, Year 8-8A Hockey, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 9 Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Hockey, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Second XI Hockey, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Swimming. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies History Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Psychology Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence Drama DAV Debating D Grade Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Extension Studies University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 Backstage Crew of the Combined Senior Production DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Combined Senior Production Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Full Colours - Hockey, Year 9 Full Colours - Hockey, Year 10 Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate Mathmatics - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Hockey, Full Colours - Swimming, Year 12 Full Colours - Hockey, Full House Colours, Half Colours Swimming, Merit Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Chapel Service, The Coach’s Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Hockey. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, 7A Hockey, Water Polo, Year 8 Athletics, First XI Hockey, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 9 First XI Hockey, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 First XI Hockey, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XI Hockey, Year 12 Swimming. OFFICES HELD: Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Hockey. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Surf Lifesaving Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew.


Currie, Tom

Fabri, Nicholas

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Most Improved Player Award Rugby Under 15, Year 11 Half Colours - Football, Year 12 Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Student Council, State Representative Rowing, The A & H Bottomley Citizenship Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Water Polo, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Rowing - All, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Second XVIII Football - Undefeated, Third VIII Rowing, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Captain - Crowther, Student Council Chairman. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Music Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Student Council Year 10 Community Landscaping Student Council Year 11 Student Council Year 12 Student Council. of Edinburgh.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award 9A, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Half Colours - Tennis, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, 7A Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Soccer, Water Polo, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 1010A Soccer, Water Polo, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, Second VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Second VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2 Extension Studies Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

History 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Diving, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Software Development 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Improved Diving, Year 12 Distinction Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Diving, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Drama, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Chapel Service. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8A Hockey, Open Diving, Year 9 Year 9 Hockey, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, 9/10C Football, Open Diving, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Open Diving, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Diving, Open Diving, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Swimming. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Diving, Form Vice Captain Science, Year 9 Form Vice Captain, Year 12 Captain of Diving. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Chess Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2 DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music Stage Band Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Stage Band Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Public Speaking Competition Year 12 Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp.

Dick, Jonathan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 11 Half Colours - Soccer, Year 12 Full House Colours, Golden Boot Soccer Second XI, Half Colours - Rowing, Service Colours - Soccer. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, 7A Football, Athletics, Year 8-8B Football, Athletics, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Water Polo, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10-10A Soccer, Rowing - All, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Second XI Soccer (Undefeated), Third VIII Rowing, Year 12 First XI Soccer, Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Year 10 Duke

Francis, Daniel ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Batting Award, Batting Award 9B, Distinction Certificate Information Technology - Semester 2, Year 10 Coach’s Award Diving Open, Coach’s Award Football 10B, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT Programming - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate

Hamilton, Hugh ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Best Team Player Cricket 9A, Year 10 Australian

Mathematics Competition Credit, Full Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathermatics - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Football 10A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Cricket, Half Service Colours - Football, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Most Courageous Player Award Football Second XVIII, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Cricket, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Accounting 3/4 - Semester 1, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize - Further Mathematics 3/4. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Football, Year 8-8A Football, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Football, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Cricket First XI, Year 11 Cricket First XI, Second XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). OFFICES HELD: Year 7 Form Captain, Year 8 Rosstrevor School Vice Captain, School Officer - Middle School, Year 9 Captain of Cricket 9A, Vice Captain of Football 9A, Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Cricket, House Vice Captain - Crowther, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - History Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Extension Studies - History Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Duke of Edinburgh University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participant Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participant .

Moncrieff, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 1 ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 11 Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, 7B Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Soccer, Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10-10A Soccer, Year 11 Summer Sport, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Lawn Bowls, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 4 Private Tuition Music Private Tuition Music 45 Minutes Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 10 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1.

Nearchou, Seb ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Soccer, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 1, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1,

Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Soccer, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, 7B Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Soccer, Athletics, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10 First XI Soccer, Rowing - All, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First XI Soccer (APS Premiers), Second VIII Rowing, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Captain of Soccer 9A, Year 12 House Vice Captain - Crowther, Vice Captain Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Community Landscaping.

Pym, Lawrence ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Year 11 Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Coach’s Award Football Third XVIII, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Wallman Progress Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10 9/10C Football, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 Sixth (Blue) VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Sixth VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

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ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate History 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Most Improved Swimming Under 17, Year 12 Half Service Colours - St John Ambulance. SPORTS: Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Swimming. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 St John Ambulance Year 11 St John Ambulance Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew St John Ambulance Student Wellbeing Committee.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate History 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Art - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science Semester 2, Most Improved Hockey 10A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 Semester 2, The Coghlan Trophy Hockey First XI Goalkeeper, Year 12 Best & Fairest Hockey First XI, Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, The Coghlan Trophy Hockey First XI Goalkeeper. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7A Hockey, Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Year 9 Hockey, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Fourth VIII Tennis, Year 12 First XI Hockey, Fourth VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Rosstrevor Symphony Orchestra Senior String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 8 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Extension Studies Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther SPORTS: Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 9 Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 10A Tennis, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Life Skills.

Shreeve, Jordan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Crowther SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 8-8B Football, Water Polo, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 8C2 Tennis, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10 9/10C Football, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Blue, Lawn Bowls, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Science in the Community.

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Watson, Brantley ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Year 10 Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Fourth XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Rosstrevor String Orchestra St John Ambulance Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Clayton, Josh ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Best & Fairest Football 8A, Year 9 Best & Fairest Football 9A, Year 10 Full Colours - Football, Year 11 Full Colours - Football, Year 12 APS Representative Team Football, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Harry Zachariah Perpetual Trophy (Best & Fairest) Football First XVIII, State Representative Football Under 18. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, 7A Football, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 9-9A Football, Year 10 First XVIII Football, Water Polo, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Lawn Bowls. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Captain of Football 9A. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Cole, Todd ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, 7A/B Volleyball, Year 8-8A Soccer, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9-9A

Soccer, Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10-10A Soccer, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Open Soccer, Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Year 12 Exempt from Winter Sport. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Chapel Server Science in the Community.

Duchini, Mathew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon SPORTS: Year 7-7A Tennis, 7B Football, Athletics, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 9/10C Football, Golf, Year 11 Third XVIII Football Undefeated, Third VIII Tennis, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year 12 Second VIII Tennis, Second XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Hutson, Lloyd ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Edward McKay Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 9, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 2, Distinction

Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Japanese Prize, The Mathematics Prize, Third in Year 10, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Bob Hamilton Memorial Prize - Legal Studies 3/4, The Unit 1/2 Accounting Prize, The Unit 1/2 Economics Prize, Top in Humanities Year 11, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Accounting 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The H A Glover Prize - English 3/4, The H V Mitchell Essay Prize, The Unit 3/4 Accounting Prize, The Unit 3/4 Economics Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Soccer, 7D Blue Tennis, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Year 8C2 Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Third VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art DAV Debating D Grade Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Science in the Community University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.


Francis, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon SPORTS: Year 7-7B Football, 7B Tennis, Year 8-8B Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10-10A Football, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Sixth VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Private Tuition Music Year 11 Private Tuition Music.

Garner, Tom ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Half Colours - Tennis, Year 9 Best & Fairest Football 9A, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Best & Fairest Tennis 10A, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester

2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Unit 1/2 Physical Education Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Latin 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Football, Full Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Stuart Thompson Encouragement Award Tennis First VIII, The Unit 1/2 Japanese Prize, The Unit 3/4 Physical Education Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Latin 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Tennis, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Football, 7A Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10-10A Football, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First VIII Tennis, First XVIII Football, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Captain of Tennis, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Private Tuition Music St John Ambulance Year 10 Surf Lifesaving University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

Holmes, Morgan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 11 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 12 Writing Competition Joint Senior Winner. SPORTS: Year 12 Fourth XI Soccer.

Langan, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Art Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The English Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction, Coach’s Award Rugby First XI, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Athletics, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Chinese (Second Language) 1/2 - Semester 1, The Unit 1/2 Literature Prize, The Unit 1/2 Psychology Prize, Year 12 Best Forward Award Rugby First XV, Distinction Certificate Literature 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Tennis Fourth XVIII, The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize - Unit 3/4 Biology (Practical), The Robert Claude James Prize - Literature 3/4. SPORTS: Year 7 Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 9

Athletics - Hurdles, Athletics Sprints, Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10 Athletics - Hurdles, Rugby Under 16, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Athletics Hurdles, First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Athletics Hurdles, First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Tennis. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Captain of Drama, Co-Captain of Debating, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9-12 Choir Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 DAV Debating D Grade St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Cast of the Year 9/10 Production DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Extension Studies Year 11 Cast of the Combined Senior Production DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade.

- Swimming, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Coach’s Award Football First XVIII, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 Semester 1, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, State Representative Touch Rugby. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, 7A Football, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Water Polo, Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 First XVIII Football, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Year 12 Swimming. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain Dixon. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Cello Choir Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 8 BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Cello Choir Extension Studies - Literature Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Surf Lifesaving University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

McLellan, Kade ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Distinction. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8B Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10 9/10C Football, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Third XVIII Football Undefeated, Year 12, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - History Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Toy Making.

Laumets, Tom ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Best Player Award Football 9A, Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 APS Representative Team Swimming Butterfly Relay - 1st Place Under 16, Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Coach’s Award Swimming Under 16, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Full Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Football, Half Colours

Ma, Martin ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 11 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate ESL 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate ESL 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 English as a Second Language Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1.

Murphy, Tyba ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Most Valuable Player Vollyball, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Full Colours - Hockey, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 11 Coach’s Award Tennis Sixth VIII, Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours Hockey, Full House Colours. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Football, 7A/B Volleyball, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Athletics Distance, Athletics - Sprints, Year 9 Hockey, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10 First XI Hockey, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Athletics Sprints, First XI Hockey, Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Year 12 First XI Hockey. OFFICES HELD:

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Year 8 Captain of Athletics, Captain of Volleyball, Form Captain, Rosstrevor House Captain, School Officer, Year 12 House Captain - Dixon. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Toy Making.

Nimorakiotakis, Reece ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Information Technology - Semester 2, Year 10 Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Cross Country. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Hockey, 7D Blue Tennis, Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 Sailing, Year 9 Hockey, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Sailing, Year 11 Sailing, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 12 Sailing, Senior Cross Country Squad. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Science in the Community.

Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Second VII Water Polo, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Third XVIII Football. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain Dixon. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, 7C3 Tennis, Year 8-8A Soccer, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Extension Studies - History Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Sidhu, Rohit ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Religious Education Semester 2, Year 10 Best Team Player Best Attacker Soccer 10B, Year 11 Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Valuable Player Soccer Third XI. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, 7D Blue Tennis, Year 8-8A Soccer, Athletics, Year 8C2 Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Walch, George ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 10 Full Colours - Sailing, Most Improved Player Award Sailing, Year 11 Full Colours - Sailing, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Sailing. SPORTS: Year 8-8B Football, Year 9-9B Football, Sailing, Year 10 9/10C Football, Sailing, Year 11 Sailing, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Sailing, Second XVIII Football. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain Sailing. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Private Tuition Music Year 10 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3.

Parker, Daniel ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 Semester 2, Year 12 Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10 9/10C Football, Rowing - All, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Second VIII Rowing, Third XVIII

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Xu, Carl Tzilantonis, Kosta ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 10 Best & Fairest Soccer 10B, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 -

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 11 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Coach’s Award Badminton Fourth VIII, Coach’s Award Soccer Fourth XI, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, The Unit 3/4 English as a Second Language Prize. SPORTS: Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth XI Soccer, Second Badminton,

Xue, Brandon ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Music 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, The Friends of Music Achievement Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Music 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physics 3/4 - Semester 1, The Unit 3/4 Music Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Music, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Drama. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Soccer, 7A/B Volleyball, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9/10 B Badminton, Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Open Soccer, Year 12 Second Badminton. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Leader Corelli String Orchestra. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Rosstrevor Symphony Orchestra Senior String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 8 BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Stage Band Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Corelli Strings DAV Debating C Grade Science in the Community Senior Big Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Stage Band University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Corelli

Strings DAV Debating B Grade Orchestra for the Combined Rosstrevor Production Senior Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7/8 Production Stage Band - Bugsy Malone Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Bands Showcase Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Cast Corelli Strings DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Big Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Solo Concert 1 Solo Concert 2 String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir.

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Auty, Conaill ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 1, Year 12 Best Backman Rugby Second XV, Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours - Lawn Bowls. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Snow Sports, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Lawn Bowls, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Lawn Bowls. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Cricket 8B, Year 12 Captain of Lawn Bowls. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp St John Ambulance Year 10 Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Toy Making.

Bullock, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 APS Representative Team Cross Country, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours - Cross Country, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Most Outstanding Runner Cross Country Year 11 & 12, National Representative Athletics, Year 12 APS Representative Team Cross Country, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Cross Country, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 3/4 Semester 1, Most Outstanding Runner Cross Country Year 11 & 12, National Representative Athletics. SPORTS: Year 10 Athletics - Distance, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 11 Athletics - Distance, Cricket Third XI, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 12 Athletics Distance, Cricket Third XI, Senior Cross Country Squad. OFFICES HELD: Year 11 Vice Captain Cross Country, Year 12 Captain of Cross Country, Captain of Cross Country APS, House Vice Captain - Hancock, Vice Captain of Athletics.


Chen, Darren ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chinese Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Soccer Goal of the Year 9B, Third in Year 9, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Coach’s Award Tennis 10A, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Japanese 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, The Unit 3/4 Japanese Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, 7D Red Tennis, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Third VIII Tennis, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year

12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Toy Making University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

Cinque, Corey ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Most Improved, Year 9 Best & Fairest Hockey 9A, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Chapel Service. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Hockey, 7A Tennis, Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 Year 9 A Tennis, Year 9 Hockey, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Golf, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Golf, Year 12 Exempt from Winter Sport, Golf. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Vice Captain Hockey 9A, Year 12 Captain of Golf. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Year 10 Chapel Server Duke of Edinburgh Year 11 Chapel Server Year 12 Chapel Server.

Clement, Ben ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Coach’s Award Tennis Third VIII, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7B Football, 7B Tennis, Year 8-8B Football, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 9/10C Football, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Third XVIII Football Undefeated, Third VIII Tennis, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year 12 Second VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Landscaping.

Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 Semester 2, The Mutimer Family Trophy Hockey First XI Rising Star, The Progress Prize, The Unit 1/2 Visual Communication & Design Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Cricket, Full Colours Hockey, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Athletics. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8B Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Year 9 Hockey, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Athletics - Sprints, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Athletics Distance, Cricket First XI, First XI Hockey, Year 12 Athletics Distance, Cricket First XI, First XI Hockey. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain, Rosstrevor Environment Committee, Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee Captain, Rosstrevor House Vice Captain, Rosstrevor Library Committee, Sports Monitor, Year 10 Captain of Hockey 10A, Year 12 Captain of Athletics. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade.

Hill, Hamish ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Comminciation & Design - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Year 12 Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate English 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7C3 Tennis, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8C2 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10 Rowing All, Rugby Under 16, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club. OFFICES HELD: Year 11 Student Leader - Gordonstoun Summer School in Scotland, Year 12 House Vice Captain Hancock. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Heath, Alexander Gunning, Oliver ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Half Colours - Athletics, The Baylis Perpetual Trophy Hockey Year 10 Best and Fairest, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours Cricket, Full Colours - Hockey,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 11 Full Colours - Soccer, Year 12 Full Colours - Soccer, Half Service Colours - Football. SPORTS: Year 10-10A Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Second XI Soccer (Undefeated), Third VIII Tennis, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year 12 First XI Soccer, Third VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Science in the Community.

Howe, Timothy ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Information Technology - Semester 2, Year 9 Merit Certificate Information Technology - Robotics Semester 1, Year 11 Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further

Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Drama, Full House Colours, The Cadet Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7D Red Tennis, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8C2 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Sailing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Year 12 Sailing, OFFICES HELD: Year 7 Form Captain, Form Co-Captain, Year 8 Form Vice Captain, Year 9 Captain of Rugby Under 15, Year 11 Cadets, Year 12 House Captain - Hancock. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2 Year 10 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating D Grade.

Lewis, Ollie ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 9 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Most Improved Player Award 9D, Year 10 Most Improved Player Award 10C, Year 11 Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Tennis Fourth VIII, Year 12 APS Athletics APS Record holders – 4X100m Under 14, Coach’s Award Soccer Second XI, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Literature 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Soccer. SPORTS: Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10-10A Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer (Undefeated), Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Year 11 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Co-Vice Captain of Debating. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 9 St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

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Maloney, Angus ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 11 Full Colours - Water Polo, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Service Colours - Football, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Water Polo, Full House Colours, Service Colours - Football. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, 7B Football, Water Polo, Year 8-8B Football, Water Polo, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Water Polo, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10 9/10C Football, Rowing - All, Water Polo, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, First XVIII Football, Second VIII Rowing, Year 12 First VII Water Polo, First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Peer Counsellor, Year 10 Captain of Football 9/10C, Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Water Polo. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Cast of Year 7-9 Production Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 10 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 DAV Debating C Grade Senior Concert Band Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

Mennie, Stephen ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Year

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10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Distinction Certificate IT Multimedia - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, The Robert Asche Prize for Information Technology, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, BGS Soccer Team of the Year Centre Back, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Most Valuable Player Soccer Fourth XI, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Prudence Award, Distinction Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Service Colours - Student Council, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Athletics, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain Hancock, Middle School Fundraising Captain, Sports Monitor, Year 9 Captain of Soccer 9B, Year 10 Captain of Soccer 10B, Year 12 Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Student Council Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Duke of Edinburgh Extension Studies Student Council University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

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Slater, Michael

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 Semester 2, Year 12 Coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award Hockey Second XI, Full Colours - Sailing. SPORTS: Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9 Year 9 B Tennis, Year 9 Hockey, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Golf, Year 11 Golf, Sailing, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Sailing, Second XI Hockey. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 DAV Debating Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 Toy Making.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Service Colours - Football, Year 11 Full Colours - Football, Year 12 Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Lawn Bowls. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, Athletics, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby Undefeated, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10-10A Football, Water Polo, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Second Badminton, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Lawn Bowls. OFFICES HELD: Year 7 Captain of Rugby Under 13, Year 8 Captain of Rugby Under 14, Year 11 Vice Captain Badminton, Year 12 Vice Captain of Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition Junior Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Qin, Joe ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English as a Second Language Semester 1, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit. SPORTS: Year 10 Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Co-ordinator of International Students. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Life Skills University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

Walton, Alexander ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Information Technology Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Software Development 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, The Unit 3/4 Software Development Prize, Year 12 Full House Colours. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8B Football, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9C Rowing, Year

10 9/10C Football, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Year 12 Sixth VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Peer Counsellor. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp St John Ambulance Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp TV Activity Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Public Speaking Competition.

Weatherby, Samuel ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Year 11 Best & Fairest Badminton Second VIII, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 3/4 Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Football, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Snow Sports, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Second Badminton, Second XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Year 12 Second Badminton. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Captain of Football 9A. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 DAV Debating D Grade Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade.

Wheeler, Ryan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 12 Most Valuable Player Cricket Third XI. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8B Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Football, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Cricket Third XI, Second XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Surf Lifesaving.

Wright-Smith, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Half Colours - Chess, Year 12 Full Colours - Chess, Full Colours - Drama, Half Colours Music, Most Valuable Player Red Badminton Fourth VIII. SPORTS: Year 7-7C3 Tennis, Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Leader of the Choir. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9-12 Choir Year 8 Australian Mathematics Comp - High Distinction Extension Studies Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Extension


Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior School Choir Senior Symphony Orchestra Stage Band Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Students Music Tour - Hong Kong/ Shanghai Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Surf Lifesaving Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Choral Soiree Interschool Chess Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir.

Yang, Han ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English as a Second Language Semester 2, The English as a Second Language Prize, Year 12 Coach’s Award Badminton Second VIII. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Soccer, 7A/B Volleyball, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Second Badminton. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Toy Making.

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Armstrong, Oscar ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 2 ENTRY YEAR: 2004 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Most Improved Player Award Rugby Under 15, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Best Forward Award Rugby Under 16, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 2, The Connor Dawes ‘Spirit of Rugby’ Award Rugby First XV, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Accounting 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Full House Colours, Service Colours - Rugby, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7B Football, 7D Blue Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Second VIII Rowing, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XV Rugby. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain - Rofe. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Duke of Edinburgh.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Half Colours - Tennis, Year 11 APS Representative Team Tennis, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Tennis, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Tennis. SPORTS: Year 10-10A Football, 9A Football, First VIII Tennis, Year 11 First VIII Tennis, First XV Rugby, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, First XV Rugby. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Tennis, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Physics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Tennis, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Chemistry 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7A Football, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9-9A Football, First VIII Tennis, Year 10-10A Soccer, First VIII Tennis, Year 11 First VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer (Undefeated), Year 12 First VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Toy Making University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Cast.

Edgecombe, Charles ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Coach’s Award Soccer 10A, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Full Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Viscual Communication & Design Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 11 Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction,

Feng, Greg ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Art - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Outdoor Education Prize, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester

2, Distinction Certificate IT Programming - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Full Colours Badminton, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Alan MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 10, The Chinese Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – High Distinction, Distinction Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Badminton, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Top in Mathematics and Science Year 11, The Unit 1/2 Mathematical Methods Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Badminton, Full Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Specialist Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Service Colours - Chapel Service, The Russell Fielding Waring Memorial Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7A/B Volleyball, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9/10 B Badminton, Year 10-10B Soccer, First Badminton, Year 11 First Badminton, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 First Badminton, Third XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Concert Band, Year 9 Peer Counsellor, Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Year 11 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Badminton, Leader Concert Band, Prefect, Vice Captain of Music. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit Chess Extension Studies - Literature Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Chapel

Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Toy Making University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior School Production Crew Senior Symphony Orchestra Student Council Year 12 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival.

Ferrier, Alexander ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 9 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design - Semester 1, Golden Boot 9A, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Best & Fairest Soccer 10A, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction, Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Full Colours Soccer, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Prudence Award, Distinction Certificate

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English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Soccer, Full House Colours, Service Colours - Cricket, The R H Wallman Prize - History of Revolutions 3/4. SPORTS: Year 9-9A Soccer, Snow Sports, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Soccer, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, First XI Soccer (APS Premiers), Year 12 Cricket Second XI, First XI Soccer. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Captain - Rofe, Prefect. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate TV Activity University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

Gray, Billy ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Half Colours Athletics, State Representative Rugby, State Representative Touch Rugby, Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours Athletics, State Representative Touch Rugby, Year 12 Best & Fairest Rugby First XV, Captain’s Awards Rugby First XV, Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Touch Football, State Representative Touch Rugby, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship Winners. SPORTS: Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Athletics - Sprints, First XV Rugby, Touch Football, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Athletics Sprints, Year 12 Touch Football, First XV Rugby, Athletics OFFICES HELD: Year 10 Captain of Rugby Under 16, Year 12 Captain of Athletics, Captain of Rugby First XV. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Science in the Community.

12 Fourth VIII Tennis, Second XI Hockey. OFFICES HELD: Year 11 Peer Counsellor. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2 DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

Gover, Josh ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency, Best Player Award Water Polo, Year 10 Best & Fairest Water Polo, Coach’s Award Swimming Under 17, Full Colours - Swimming, Half Colours - Water Polo, Year 11 Full Colours - Water Polo, Half Colours - Football, Half Colours - Swimming, Merit Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours Swimming, Half Colours - Water Polo, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Freestyle Relay. SPORTS: Year 7 Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Water Polo, Year 8-8B Football, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Water Polo, Year 9-9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10-10A Football, First VII Water Polo, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, Second XVIII Football Undefeated, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Swimming, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Water Polo EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Science in the Community.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Half Colours - Diving, Year 10 Half Colours - Diving, Year 11 Merit Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full House Colours. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, Athletics, Diving, Year 8-8A Soccer, Athletics, Open Diving, Year 9-9A Soccer, Open Diving, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10 9/10C Football, Open Diving, Year 11 Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 4 Year 10 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4.

Jin, Edmond Hardiman, Steve ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 The Hope Family Poetry Prize, Year 12 Best Team Player Tennis Fourth XVIII, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full House Colours. SPORTS: Year 9 Year 9 B Tennis, Year 9 Hockey, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Second XI Hockey, Third VIII Tennis, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Year

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ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Information Technology - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester

1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition – Distinction, Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Chinese (Second Language) 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 3/4 Chinese as a Second Language Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Music, Full Colours - Sailing, Half Colours Drama, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Soccer, 7A/B Volleyball, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9-9B Soccer, Sailing, Year 10-10B Soccer, Sailing, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Sailing, Year 12 Sailing, Third XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 8 Australian Mathematics Comp - High Distinction BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 9 Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Duke of Edinburgh Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Students Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Stage Band University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Orchestra for the Combined Rosstrevor Production Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7/8 Production Stage Band - Bugsy Malone Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Bands Showcase Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir.

12 Cricket First XI, First XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Science in the Community.

Keats, Oliver ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, State Representative - Victorian Schools Rugby Union Under 17. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Water Polo, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, First XV Rugby, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, First XV Rugby. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain Rugby. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 DAV Debating D Grade St John Ambulance Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Science in the Community Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Senior Public Speaking Competition Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

Kennelly, Darcy ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Half Colours - Soccer, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours - Cricket, Full Colours - Soccer. SPORTS: Year 10 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, First XI Soccer, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Second XI Soccer (Undefeated), Year

Larkworthy, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Year 10 Best & Fairest Football 10A, BGS Football Team of the Year Wing, Distinction Certificate - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Service Colours - Football, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Cricket, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 12 Bowling Award Cricket First XI, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Cricket, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Athletics, The Brighton Grammarians’ Lodge Prize in Memory of Ivan Staedman. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Football, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics,


Athletics - Jumps, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Football, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Athletics - Triple Jump, Cricket First XI, Year 11 Athletics - Sprints, Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football, Year 12 Athletics - Long/Triple Jump, Year 12 Cricket First XI, First XVII Football (APS Premiers), Athletics. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Prefect, Vice Captain Cricket. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Extension Studies - History Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Rosstrevor School Captain Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 Surf Lifesaving University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade Student Council.

Nasrallah, Nic

Reeve, Oscar

Toouli, Jack

Welsh, Logan

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 7 Golden Boot Soccer, Year 8 Golden Boot, Year 10 Coach’s Award Soccer 10C, Year 11 Coach’s Award Tennis Sixth VIII, Most Valuable Player Soccer Third XI. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Soccer, 7 White Cricket, Year 8-8 Red Soccer, Year 8C2 Tennis, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Third VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 Student Council Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2014 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Half Colours - Tennis. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, 7A Tennis, Year 8 First VIII Tennis, Tennis, Year 9 First VIII Tennis, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Daniel Dalziel Award Football First XVIII, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 8-8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9C Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Snow Sports, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 Summer Sport, Third XVIII Football Undefeated, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Lawn Bowls. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Vice Captain of Football 9A. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Landscaping.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 11 Half Colours Football, Year 12 Full Premiership Colours Football. SPORTS: Year 7-7B Football, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Football, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Snow Sports, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Second XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Snow Sports. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Lolatgis, Doron ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Year 10 Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 2. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10-10B Soccer, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Year 11 Swimming, YYear 12 Swimming, Fourth XI Soccer EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama DAV Debating D Grade Senior Concert Band Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Surf Lifesaving.

Nicholls, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Full Colours - Football, Year 11 Full Colours Football, Year 12 Full Premiership Colours Football. SPORTS: Year 10 First XVIII Football, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Second Badminton, Year 12 Lawn Bowls, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Science in the Community.

Selig, Nicholas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Coach’s Award Soccer 9A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Golden Boot Soccer Fourth XI, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Half Colours - Cricket, Most Valuable Soccer Second XI. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Soccer, Year 8-8A Soccer, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Soccer, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, Second XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Science in the Community. .

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Avis, Elliott ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Best & Fairest Rugby Under 15, Year 10 Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours Cricket, Full Colours - Football, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Bowling Award Cricket First XI, Full Colours Cricket, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football.

SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Football, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football, Year 12 Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain of Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Boal, James ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Year 9 Coach’s Award Rugby Under 15, Year 10 Best Team Player Team Spirit Award 10A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Year 12 Coach’s Award Cricket Third XI, Full Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Full House Colours, Service Colours - Music. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, Athletics, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8 Red Cricket, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Third XI, First XV Rugby, Year 12 Cricket Third XI, Second XV Rugby. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain - School. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2 Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Private Tuition Music Science in the Community Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 12 Combined Senior Production Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Student Council.

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Chu, Jason ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: School SPORTS: Year 10 Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Life Skills.

Rowing - All, Water Polo, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, Fourth XI Soccer, Second VIII Rowing, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XV Rugby. OFFICES HELD: Year 9 Peer Counsellor, Year 10 Peer Counsellor, Year 11 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Drama, House Captain School, Leader of the Choir, Prefect, Senior School Assistant Senior Chapel Server. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence Drama Private tuition Music Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Duke of Edinburgh Private Tuition Music Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Private Tuition Music Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade Private Tuition Music Solo Concert 2 Year 9-12 Choir.

Clarke, Alexander ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Soccer 10C, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design Semester 2, Full Colours - Water Polo, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Swimming, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours Drama, Full Colours - Rowing, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Music, Service Colours - Chapel Service, State Representative Rowing, The Jim Fraser Memorial Prize, The Peter Goodall Drama Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Water Polo, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 9-9B Soccer, Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10-10C Soccer,

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Dawes, Nicholas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Undefeated Medallion Rugby, Year 8 Pryor Honour Board Swimming, Pryor Honour Board Waterpolo, Undefeated Medallion Rugby, Year 9 Coach’s Award Year 9 Water Polo, Year 10 APS Representative Team Swimming Butterfly Relay - 1st Place Under 16, Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Best Swimmer Under 16, Best Team Player Water Polo, Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Coach’s Award Swimming Under 17, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Swimming, Full Colours - Water Polo, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit

Certificate Psychology 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Art 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Full Colours Rugby, Full Colours - Swimming, Full Colours - Touch Football, Full Colours - Water Polo, Geoff Cleaver Trophy for the Team Man, Half Colours - Music, Nettlefold Family Prize for Captain of Swimming, The Art Prize, The Selwyn Noall Memorial Rhodes Prize, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship - Winners. SPORTS: Year 7 Rosstrevor Swimming and Diving, Rugby Under 13 Undefeated, Water Polo, Year 8 Rosstrevor Swimming, Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Water Polo, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Water Polo, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, First XV Rugby, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First VII Water Polo, First XV Rugby, Touch Football, Year 12 Swimming. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Concert Band, School Officer - Middle School, Year 11 Peer Counsellor, Year 12 Captain of Swimming, Leader Big Band, Prefect, Vice Captain of School, Vice Captain of Water Polo. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating C Grade Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Surf Lifesaving Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 12 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Student Council Victorian School Music Festival.

Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Dee, Nick ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 10 Batting Award Cricket 10A. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, 7B Football, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10-10A Football, 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 12 Senior Cross Country Squad. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 4 Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Edan Baidawi, Hayden ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Runner Up Best & Fairest Soccer 10A, Year 11 Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, National Representative Rowing, State Representative Rowing. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Soccer, 7C3 Tennis, Year 8-8A Soccer, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10-10A Soccer, Rowing - All, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VIII Rowing, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

Finlayson, Joshua ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Information Technologies Robotics - Semester 1, Year 10 Half Colours - Sailing, Merit Certificate IT Programming Semester 1, Year 11 Half Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Sailing, Full House Colours. SPORTS: Year 7-7A/B Volleyball, Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 8 Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Sailing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Sailing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Sailing, Year 12 Sailing, Second XV Rugby. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Extension Studies - Literature Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Extension Studies - History Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 St John Ambulance Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade.

- Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Sea Change Prize, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Football, Year 12 Captain’s Awards Football First XVIII, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Third Place Best & Fairest Football First XVIII. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Football, 7C1 Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Open Diving, Year 8B Tennis, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10 First XVIII Football, Snow Sports, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Third VIII Tennis Undefeated, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Lawn Bowls, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Captain, Year 12 Captain of Football First XVIII. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate TV Activity University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

Gilmour, Christian Fisher, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Undefeated Medallion 7ATennis, Year 8 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2001 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 12 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, State Representative Rowing, The Lloyd Triffett Prize for Business Studies, The Unit 3/4 Psychology Prize. SPORTS: Year


7-7A Cricket, 7A Hockey, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9-9B Football, Year 9 D Tennis, Year 10 9/10C Football, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11, Year 12, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Toy Making.

Lynch, Luke ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2000 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate IT Multimedia - Semester 2, Year 11 Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Hockey, 7C1 Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Hockey, Year 8C1 Tennis, Year 9 Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10-10C Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh.

Macleod, Conar

Nickou, Harry

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 1, Year 10 Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Football, Year 12 Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Economics 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9A Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Water Polo, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Third VIII Tennis Undefeated, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Second VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Surf Lifesaving.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 11 Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design Semester 2, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Valuable Player Soccer Fourth XI, Year 12 Full House Colours, Golden Boot Soccer Fourth XI, Most Valuable Player Lawn Bowls, Service Colours - Lawn Bowls. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Blue Soccer, 7 Red Cricket, Year 8-8 Blue Soccer, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9-9A Soccer, 9B Soccer, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10-10B Soccer, Golf, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Golf, Year 12 Fourth XI Soccer, Lawn Bowls. OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain - School. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 10 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Toy Making University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 11 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 12 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Concert Band.

Mason, Max MacGregor, Calum ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 1 ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: School SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, Rugby Under 13 - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9/10 C Badminton, Year 10 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing, Year 12 Open VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XV Rugby. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 12 Best Team Player Tennis Sixth VIII. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Hockey, 7C3 Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Tennis, Year 10 9/10C Football, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 12 Sixth VIII Tennis, Third XVIII Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Community Landscaping.

Oswald, Matt ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 1, Year 10 Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 Semester 2, Year 11 Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours - Touch Football, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Under 18 State

Touch Football Championship - Winners. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Football, 7C1 Tennis, Athletics, Year 8-8A Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby Undefeated, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 First XVIII Football, Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Touch Football, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Sixth VIII Tennis, Touch Football. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Shramkov, Anatole ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 10 Half Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Tennis, Year 12 Full Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate Geography 3/4 Semester 1. SPORTS: Year 10 First VIII Tennis, Year 11 First VIII Tennis, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Science in the Community.

Snow Sports, Swimming, Year 8-8B Football, Rosstrevor Swimming, Snow Sports, Year 9-9B Football, Snow Sports, Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10-10B Football, Snow Sports, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Snow Sports, Third XVIII Football - Undefeated, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Second XVIII Football, Snow Sports, Year 12 Swimming. OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Snow Sports, Rosstrevor Environment Committee, Year 11 Vice Captain of Snow Sports, Year 12 Captain of Snow Sports. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Year 9-12 Choir Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Private Tuition Music Year 10 Chapel Server St John Ambulance.

Simon, Will ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Most Improved Football 7A, Year 8 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Undefeated - Cricket 8A, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Football, Year 11 Full Colours - Rowing, Half Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, National Representative Rowing, State Representative Rowing, The 1967 Prefects’ Games Prize. SPORTS: Year 7-7A Cricket, 7A Football, Year 8-8A Football, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9-9A Football, Year 9B Rowing, Year 10-10A Football, Rowing - All, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First VIII Rowing, First XVIII Football, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers). EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Duke of Edinburgh.

Wells, Lachlan Su, Mark ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: School

Walsh, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 1 ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Pryor Honour Board Skiing, Year 10 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Snow Sports, Half Colours - Swimming, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Snow Sports, Half Colours - Swimming, Most Improved Player Award Swimming Open, National Representative Moguls, Skier of the Year Senior School Moguls. SPORTS: Year 7-7 Red Cricket, 7B Football,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 The Hope Family Poetry Prize, Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Coach’s Award Hockey 10A, Year 11 Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, The President’s Trophy Hockey Second XI Best and Fairest, Year 12 Best Team Player Tennis Sixth VIII. SPORTS: Year 7-7 White Cricket, 7A Hockey, Athletics, Year 8-8A Hockey, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 9 Year 12 Swimming, Year 9 & 10 Swimming, Year 9 Hockey, Year 9B Cricket, Year 10-10 Hockey, 10A Hockey, Year 10 Swimming, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Second XI Hockey, Sixth (Red) VIII Tennis, Year 12 Second XI Hockey, Sixth VIII Tennis. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art DAV Debating D Grade Year 10 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Science in the Community.

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Staff and Council GOVERNORS OF THE BRIGHTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL ASSOCIATION D.G.T. Cameron G.A. Thomson, F.R.E.I., F.A.P.I.

Senior Chaplain The Revd. A Poole, B.Theo.,

Head of Armstrong K. Rose, B.Ed. M.Bioethics, Grad.

Grad.Dip.Ed.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Head of Crowther M.A. Sainsbery, B.A. (Hons.),

Grad.Dip.Curric

(Secondary)

Head of History S.T. Miles, B.A. (A.N.U.), Dip.Ed.

Director of Music J. Ransome, M.MusSt. (Melb.),

Chairman of Council I.D. Paroissien, B.Com. Deputy Chairman P.D.J. Ickeringill, LL.B.

(Hons.), B.Comm. (Hons.), F.C.A., F.C.P.A., A.S.I.A.

Honorary Treasurer J.D.Yeoman B.A. (Hons.), FCA.,

MAICD (until 22/4/14)

Members of Council A J Chong M.B.B.S., Dip

R.A.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Assoc.Dip.App.Sc. (Maths), Dip.Ed.

Dip.IP.Law

Dip.Ed., M.A. (Mon.)

Head of Dixon R.L. Carolan, B.A. (Hons.), Dip.

Ed. (Melb.)

Head of Hancock A.T. Sylvan, B.A., B.Teach. (Hons.) (Melb.)

Head of Rofe G.M. Harris, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. (Mon.)

Head of School D.J. Liddle, B.A., Dip.Ed., B.Ed.,

Head of Economics/ Commerce and Business Management S. Bryant, Assoc.DegL, B.Bus.,

Dip.Ed. (S.C.V. Rusden)

Head of Geography D. M. Lancashire, B.A. Dip.Ed.,

Head of Mathematics (Years 9 – 10) C. Brand, B.Sc., Grad. Dip Ed.

(Canb.), Dip.Ed.Psych. (Mon.)

B.Ed. (Sec.)

Head of Politics and International Studies I. Giles, B.A., B.Ed.

Assistant Director of Music/Head of Senior School Music J. B. Quaine, B.Mus.Ed. (Melb.)

Creative Arts and Information Technology Director of Resources M.W. Green, Dip.T.T. (S.C.V.

Hawth.)

Head of Visual Communication & Design M.L. Wardell, B.Ed.(Visual Arts),

P. Court, B.A. (LaTrobe) N. Edwards B.Eco (Hons), FIPAA,

Grad.Cert.M.M.E (Melb.) M.A.C.E

G. Grigoriou B.A., L.L.B N. Horton A.M., B.A. Dip. Ed.,

Dip.Ed. (S.C.V. Rusden)

(Melb.)

Director of Student Growth and Wellbeing K. Rogers, Dip Ed (Primary),

Head of Art S. J. Emmett, B.Visual Arts,

FAICD (from 22/4/14)

F.A.C.E., F.A.C.E.L.

Rev’d Canon J Joustra,

B.A., Cert.Woven Textiles, M.Arts (Fine Arts)

M. McGrath MBA (Queens University Canada), B.A. (Brock University Canada)

Director of Activities A. Austin, B.Sc., M.Ed. (Mon.),

BA (Psych), Bed (Counselling), MA (Clinical Psych)

Dip. Ed. (Secondary) (Mon.)

Head of Woodwork / Design and Technology M.W. Green, Dip.T.T. (S.C.V.

Director of Sport L Stewart, B.AppSc.

Hawth.)

P.J. McKenna, B.A. (Hons.),

(Human Mvt), Postgrad B.Teach (Primary&Secondary)

E.H. Norton

Director of Rowing R. Bartlett, B.AppSc., B.Ed.,

Head of Information Technology, Coordinator e-Learning Secondary C. Taylor, B.App.Sc. (I.T.), Dip.Ed.

C.A. (until 22/4/14)

F.A.I.C.D.

B.Ec., F.C.A.,

P. Scott, B.Comm., ACA, ACIS J.A. Tongs, MBA, B.Bus, FCA,

FCPA, MAICD

R.B. Wilson OAM, MAICD Council Secretary G. J. Willcock, B.Com, F.C.P.A., F.Fin, G.A.I.C.D., M.A.I.M.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Director of Rowing

(Secondary)

Year 11-12 Program Coordinator P. McLeod, B.Bus., B.Teach.

English, Literature and Library Director of Resources D. M. Lancashire, B.A. Dip.Ed.,

(Primary & Secondary)

Year 9-10 Program Coordinator B.J. McLellan, B.Ed. (M.C.A.E.), M.I.A.A. Grad.Dip.Bus.I.T.Ed.

Headmaster R. P. Featherston, B.A.,Dip.

Senior Administrative Officer J. A. Bain

SENIOR SCHOOL

International Student Liaison Coordinator M.M. Lynch, T.I.T.C., Dip. TESOL

Ed., M.Ed.(Melb)

Head of the Senior School R. Swann, BA, Dip Ed, MEd (Melb)

Director of Teaching and Learning A.J. Baylis, B.Sc., M.Ed.Man. (Melb.), Dip. Ed. (Mon.), M.A.C.E.A. (until 20/6/14)

Coordinator Teaching and Learning D.S. Belluz, B.Sci.Physics

(Lakehead University Canada), P.Grad.Dip. (Secondary) (UWS)

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DEPARTMENTS Business Studies and Humanities Director of Resources B.M. White, Dip.Ed. (Melb.),

B.App.Sci. (Human Movement), (VU)

Head of Accounting / Legal Studies (VCE) B.J. McLellan, B.Ed. (M.C.A.E.), M.I.A.A. Grad.Dip.Bus.I.T.Ed.

Head of VCE Mathematics A. Austin, B.Sc., M.Ed. (Mon.),

Grad.Dip.Curric

Head of VCE English and Literature R.L. Carolan, B.A. (Hons.), Dip.

Ed. (Melb.)

Head of English (Years 9-10) A.T. Sylvan, B.A., B.Teach. (Hons.) (Melb.)

Head of Library P.E. Roberts, B.Letters (Hons.), B.A., Grad.Dip.Ed. (Melb.)

Teacher Librarian L. Tabone, Med. (TL), Grad. Cert.

Music staff K Abell, BA (Mus Ind), Grad Cert

Vis & Perf Arts, Grad Dip Ed (Sec), M.A.C.E.

T. Ashley, Dip.Arts/Music (VCA), Grad. Dip. Drama in Ed. (Melb.)

B.P. Fitzsimmons, Dip.Teach.

(Mus.), (Perth), Grad.Dip. Info. Tech., M. Info. Tech. (RMIT)

P.E. Forsberg, M.Mus.Ed.

(Sweden)

A.D.B. Kerr, B.Mus., Dip.Ed.

(Melb.)

S.C. Langley, B.Mus. (Melb.) M.A. McLaughlin, B.A. Music (VCA), Grad Dip Ed.

Professional Career Development Practitioner B.F. Taylor, B.A., Dip.Ed.Psych.

(Mon.), Dip.Ed. (Melb.), Dip.Hypn., M.A.P.S., Registered Psychologist

Senior Chaplain The Revd. A Poole, B.Theo.,

Assoc.Dip.App.Sc. (Maths), Dip.Ed.

Head of Learning Strategies R Duggan B.A., B.Ed

(Primary), Grad.Dip.SpecialEd., Dip. FashionDesignProd.

Student Counsellors O.A. Tims, BBSc., Grad.Dip.

(S.C.V. Hawth.), Grad.Dip. Entrep. Stud. (S.I.T.), Grad.Dip. Sports Sc. (Deakin)

Head of Psychology A Atchison, B.AppSc.(Human

Mvt)-Psychology/Sport, Dip.Ed. (Secondary) PE/Psychology

Head of Chinese H.N. Ting, B.A. (Hons.)

(Chinese), (U.Adelaide), B.Sci.

Head of French K. Costé, BA (Hons. Applied

Modern Languages) (Thames Valley University), PGCE Modern Languages, Cert.Ed. (Goldsmiths University London)

Head of Japanese H. Hunt, B.S.Soc. (S.C.U), Dip.

Ed. (Melb)

Head of Latin L. Zoch, B.A. (Hons.), Dip.Ed.,

B.Lit., M.A.

A.L. Greaves, BApplSc.

Head of English as a Second Language J. Ellis, B.A., Dip.Ed. (Mon.)

Dr. A.L. Kelly, BApplSC. (Psych)

Staff A. Barr, B.E.(Hons.), B.Sc.,

Ed.Psych. (Mon.), M.A.P.S., Registered Psychologist

(Psych), Grad.Dip.ApplSc.(Psych) Registered Psychologist

(Hons), DPsych Clin., M.A.P.S., Registered Psychologist

Grad.Dip.A., Grad.Dip.Ed.(Melb.)

A.L.S. Beguin, Grad.Dip. (Secondary) (Mon.)

(Mus.) (Mon.), A.Mus.A.

Visiting Music Staff L.C. Carbon, B.Mus. (QCGU),

Student Health Officer S. Clapp

Dr M. Evans, BSc (Hon), PhD

E. Choo, BMus. A.Mus.A, Grad

PE/Health and Outdoor Education Director of Resources D. Cannizzaro, B.Sci, B.Ed. Head of Health and Physical Education P. E.Whitehead, B.A. (Hons.),

A. Hayes, M.Ed., Grad.Dip.Ed.,

L.Mus. (Clarinet), L.Mus. (Saxophone)

Cert (Vocal Pedagogy)

E. Chow, L.Mus.A. (piano), B.Arts & Mus. (Melb.) S.J. Connew, ATCL,LTCL (Piano) LTCL (CMT) Class Music Teaching, B.Ed, Dip Tchg, Kodaly Cert, Orff Cert C.T. Eldridge, B.Mus., A.Mus.A,

Mmus.

A.E. French, B.Mus.Ed., AMUSA, ABRSMCT (until 20/06/14)

PGCE (Cardiff)

Head of Outdoor Education R. Teasel, B.Sport & Recreation,

B.Ed.

J.E. Geddes, M.MusSt. (Melb.),

E. Brophy, DipRec(OR), BA(OE), GradDipEd(P-12)

T. Oskolkov, Dip.Ed., B.Mus.

S. Webb, Dip.Ed.(Secondary), B.Arts (Outdoor Ed)

H. Ridgway, B.Mus., Grad.Dip. Music & Dance, Certificate in Public Relations (Violin)

L. Jennison, Dip. Outdoor Rec.

B.Mus (VCA)

(Perf.) Violin)

J.G. Saunders, Recorder, Dip.

Arts (Mus.), (V.C.A.) (Oboe)

Librarian P. Donnelly, M.Ed., PGCE

(VCA), M.Mus. (Melb.) (Classical Guitar)

Grad.Cert.M.M.E (Melb.) M.A.C.E.

Grad.Dip.Bus.(HRD)(Deakin), Grad. Dip.Ed. (Sec.) (Mon.) Dip.Bus. (PA), (Barton), Cert. IV (Training and Assessment)

Head of Physics G.P. McPhee, B.Eng., Dip.Ed.

First Aid Officer T.L. Smith, OSTJ, Dip.OH&S

J. P. Ward, B.Ed. (Melb.), M.Ed.

(TESOL), Dip.Ed. (Secondary), B.A.

Mathematics and Music Director of Resources D.J. Liddle, B.A., Dip.Ed., B.Ed.,

Pastoral Director of Resources/ Daily Organiser S.J. Kessler, B.Bus. (Vic.C),

Science and Languages Director of Resources M.McLellan, B.Sci.

C. Steventon, B.Mus. (Hons.),

(Mathematics), B.Ed. (Secondary) (Deakin), B.Sci/Eng. (Mon.)

N. Tsiavos, Double Bass/Bass

Head of Biology Kylie May, B.Sci., Grad Dip Educ

Guitar

B. Zavros, B.Mus.(Hons), M.Mus

(Sec)

Head of Chemistry K. Rose, B.Ed. M.Bioethics, Grad. Dip.IP.Law

H. Bunting, B.A., Dip. Ed.

(Secondary)

B. Duckham, H.D.E. Secondary (Edgewood College)

(Monash), Dip Ed (La Trobe)

J. Gerstman, D.Ed. (VU) C. Glasgow-Palmer, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. (Secondary) Waikato

B.A., Grad.Cert TESOL, Grad.Dip. Jap., B.Sp.Ed.

S.Hill, B.Sc. (Latrobe), Dip.Teach. (SACAE), Grad.Dip.Info.Tech. (Swinburne) – Daily Organiser S. Nagayama, B.A. (Eng.Lit.), Dip.Teach. (Second Lang.), Grad. Dip.Ed. (Lang.Teach.) R.L. Nink, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. D.P. Nixon, B.A.(Hons.), Dip.Ed. R. Petrie, B.Bus.(Banking &

Finance), Grad. Dip. Ed.

K.D. Robertson, B.Sc., Dip.

Ed., Grad Dip.Ed.Pol.Admin. (Mon) M.A.C.E.A.- Timetabler

R.T.A. Ryan, B.A., Gr.Dip.Ed.

(Melb.)

C. Serong, B.Arts (History & Theology)

R.B. Shaw, B.App.Sci.

(Physical Education), MBA (Sports Management)

R. P. Vernon, Dip.Teach. (Primary) (Bendigo CAE), B.Ed. (USQ), M.A.C.E.


CROWTHER CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND LEARNING Executive Officer A.J. Baylis, B.Sc., M.Ed.Man.

(Melb.), Dip. Ed. (Mon.), M.A.C.E.A. (until 20/6/14)

Coordinator – Educational Research B.P. Fitzsimmons, Dip.Teach.

(Mus.), (Perth), Grad.Dip. Info. Tech., M. Info. Tech. (RMIT)

MIDDLE SCHOOL Head of Middle School A.C. Burnell, B.Ed.(S.C.V.Burw.), M.Ed.Stud.(Mon.), Grad.Dip.Sports Sc.(S.C.V. Rusden), Grad.Dip. Student Welfare (Melb.),M.A.C.E.

Transition Coordinator A.A.I. Coghlan, B.A., Dip.Ed.,

Dip.HRM.

Heads of Year 8 A. Keane, P.Grad.Cert.

Staff T. Bracken, M.Teach.

Music Coordinator J. Furtado, B.Ed.(Perth), Cert.

(Secondary) (Hons) (Melb.), B.Sci.

ll Mus.Th.

L. Chen, Post Grad.Dip.Ed.

Sports Coordinator D.W. Bryan, B.Ed. Dip.Teach.

(Secondary)

J. Croft, B.A., Dip. Ed. (Melb) R. Hanley, BA (Hist.,Ancient

M. Salter, B.A. Bus. Grad.Dip. Ed.(until July 2014) J. Petley S.E. Phillips, B.Ed. C.L. Rossiter, Dip.Teach., B.Ed.,

(V.C.)

M.Ed. (TESOL)

C.J. McIntosh, B.Ed., Grad.Dip.

PLT – Tools for Learning, eLearning P.F. Anthony, B.Ed.(Mon.), Dip.T.

B. Ryan, B.Ed. (Primary) Y. Sainsbery, B.A. (N.V.Z.C.),

K.L. Malouf, B.A., Dip.Ed. (Melb) T. Morehouse, B Human Sci.,

PLT – Curriculum Design S.J. Coverdale, B. Ed. Dip.

Hist.), Grad Dip Sec Educ

Ed., TPTC, TSTC

M. Teach.(Secondary)

R.L. Nink, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. D. Picken, B.A., Dip.Ed. C.L. Rossiter, M.Ed. (TESOL) S. Pulle, Dip Ed, MBA, BA

(History/Politics), Dip Pers Mgmt

P.Tutera, B.Sc. (La Trobe), Grad. Dip. Ed. (Hawth. Inst.) J. Watson, BA, Dip.Teach. (Secondary) (University of Auckland)

(Ch.I.T. Frankston), (Junior School)

Teach. Primary (Deakin)

PLT – Assessment for Learning S.J. Kuring, B.Teach (Primary),

BAppSc (Hum.Mvt.) (Melb.)

PLT – Curriculum Delivery R.E. Plozza, B.Ed. (Primary) PLT – Social and Emotional Learning C.C. van Dijk, H.Dip.Ed., (SA)

Dip.Ed. (Mon.)

A.C. Sofo, B.Mus.(Hons) (VCA), Grad.Dip.Mus., Dip.Teach. (Primary) P. Strain, M.Teach (ACU) S.P. Straford, B.Ed., Grad.Dip.

Ch’ns.Servs., Cert IV TESOL

J. Taylor, Grad Dip Ed (Primary), M.Edu.Psych., Grad. Dip. Psych, BA App Sci (Psych)

S.J. Thompson, B.Sc.(Phys. Ed.), (Mid.Tenn.State), T.P.A.A.

R. Thornton, Cert.Edu. Support D.A. Turner, Dip.T., Grad.

Dip.O.Ed. (Mon.), Grad.Dip. Ed.Admin. (Melb.)

C.J. Webster, B.A., Dip.Ed.,

N. Weymouth, B.Fine Arts

J.C.E.

M.A. (Mon)

T. P. Marshall, B.A.(Mon.), B.Ed.

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Staff A. Anderson, Dip.Early Child.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Head of Year 7 A.A.I. Coghlan, B.A., Dip.Ed.,

Head of Wilson House (Junior School) P. Tellefson, M.Ed., Grad.Dip.

M. Bolch, Dip. Ed (Secondary),

Director of Marketing and Community Relations N.J. van Wetering, B.Ed. (Vic.

Ed. (Secondary Mathematics) (University of Wales), B.Eng. (University of Limerick)

(Mon.), MSportMgt.(Deakin)

Dip.HRM.

P.B. Furey, M. Psych., B.Ed. (Melb.), B.App.Sc (R.M.I.T.), Grad. Dip.Adol. & Ch.Psych. (Melb.), M.A.P.S. Coordinator of Teaching & Learning S.A. Turek B.A., B.Ed. (Queens

University Canada)

Head of Middle School Music T. W. Pugh, B.Mus. (Hons)

(Adel.), M.Mus.Perf.(Conducting) (VCA), Grad.Dip.Ed. (Melb.), AMusA

Librarian K. Paterson, B.Ed., P.Grad.Dip. (Comp.Ed.), MBIT

Head of English / Head of Humanities K. Dunsby, B.Soc.Sci.(Psych),

Dip.Ed. (Secondary)

Director of Activities/ Sport B. Savage, B.A., Dip.Ed. Head of Mathematics/ Science D. Cannizzaro, B.Sci, B.Ed. Head of Creative Art, Design & Technology S. Mills, B.VisualArts, B.Teach.

(Primary&Secondary)

Administrator/Daily Organiser M.J. McCarthy, Dip.Teach.

(Hons.), M.Ed.

(Religious Education), Dip. Primary Teaching (ACU)

Director of Administration and Pastoral Care D.W. Bryan, B.Ed. Dip.Teach. (V.C.)

Edu & Care, Cert III Children Services. B.Creative Arts (Drama)

A. Bryce, B.Ed. C.Clarke, B.Ed. (Hons.), Early Childhood Ed., MA (Education)

D. Cook, B.Ed (P.E.) M.A. Coyne S.A. Davies, B.Ed. E. Dendrinos, Dip.Children.

College)

Director of Advancement J. M. Phillips, Dip.T., Grad.Dip.

Ed.Tech., M.Ed. (Mon.)

Bequests Officer P.D. Toms, BA, B.Ed., Cert. Ed.

Director of Early Learning Centre A.J. Barrow, M.Ed. (Melb.),

Services (Early Child. Edu)

(ATTI)

Assistant Director of ELC K.F. Pitt, Dip.Ed., B.Ed. Early

R. Dyer A. J. Foulds, B.Ed., Dip.Ed W.A. Gibney, Dip.T., Grad.O.Ed. (Mon.)

Alumni Relations Manager and Executive Officer A.C. Biggin

P.V. Gurry, B.Ed (ACU) T. Horvat, Cert. Edu.Integration

Community Education Manager S. Wagner, Dip.

B.Ecs., Post Grad. Dip. Special Ed.

Childhood Ed.

Coordinator of Teaching & Learning C.A. Marshall, P.Grad.Cert.

Aide

J.A. Kenny, B.E.C.S. (Melb) S.R. Lewis, Dip.T., Grad.Dip.

Ed. (University of Wales), B.Sci. (Hons.), (University of Portsmouth)

Sports Sc.

Lower Primary Coordinator J.C. Davies, B.Ed. (Primary)

Services (Early Learning Edu & Care)

Middle Primary Coordinator M.V. Le Couteur, Dip.T., B.Ed. Upper Primary Coordinator B.E. Rahn, B.Ed., Dip.T. Learning Support Coordinator D.A.W. Eggleston, B.Ed.

(Primary) (Melb.)

ChildrenServices, M.Accounting, PY ICA, B.Bus

S. Lonsdale, Dip. Childrens

Senior Graphic Designer R Donnan, Adv Dip Design

C.S. Lord, B.A., Dip.Theo., HDE J.N. Lowe, M.Sp.Ed. S.K. McKeeman, B.Ed. (Prep-

TECHNICAL STAFF

Year12)

M. Manaras, Dip.Children. Services

A. March, Cert.Edu. Support C.A. Marks, B.Ed. (V.C.) J.T. Medlyn, Dip.T. (Ballarat), B.Ed. (Mon)

M.Oshlack, B.Nursing

Senior Administration Co-ordinator S.M. Martin Director of ICT D. Humphreys, GCE O Level, C + G (UK), MCP, ICCNA

IT Technician M.A. Rodrigues, Dip. IT

(Network Eng.), MCP, ITIL

Synergetic Database Administrator/ Developer T. Athipar, B.Eng.(Electrical &

Electronic) (Hons)

Senior Network & Server Administrator A. Zhou, Dip. IT, B.IT (ANU), MCITP, CCNA

AV & IT Technician C. Johnson, Dip. Bus.(Mgt)

(Swin.)

IT Helpdesk Technician P. Arul, M.Sci (Network

Systems), B.Tech (IT)

Laboratory Technicians J.P. Nurton, M.Sc. (Laboratory

Manager)

A Lee, PhD (Chem. Eng.) C. H.Tze, B.Bio.Med.Sci. (Hons.)

R. Mariadass, Accounts Officer S. Sher, Admin Assistant C.M. Smith, Coordinator Academic Reporting & Statistics C. Stewart, Accounts Assistant A. Thornbury, Admin Assistant Manager Property & Facilities C. Young Maintenance Staff D. Ariantono R. Czekajlo D. W. McKelvie R.D. Quelch A.N. Thorn

ADMINISTRATION STAFF Director of Business and Support Services G. J. Willcock B.Com, F.C.P.A.,

F.Fin, G.A.I.C.D., M.A.I.M.

Director of Human Resources S. Roberts, MWplce&IndRels,

M.H.R.M. (Workplace & Indus. Rel.) (Mon.)

Director of Admissions J. L. Hudson Risk and Compliance Manager K. L. Price, B.Eng. (Hons.), B.A.,

M.B.M. (Mon.)

Manager Finance and Administration D. Blythman, B.Bus Administration Staff A.M. Brozyna, PA to Directors of Teaching & Learning/Human Resources/Student Growth & Wellbeing L. Bullock, PA to Head of Junior School R. Darling, Admissions Assistant M Fisher, Executive Assistant to the Headmaster J.E. George, Office Manager/Receptionist G. Hayes, PA to Music School F.M.P. Kerr, Payroll Officer M. Lisi, PA to Head of Middle School D. M. Lord, PA to Head of Senior School

(S.C.V.Frankst.)

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Staff departures Greg Willcock Director of Business & Support Services 2007-2014 Greg has had a significant influence on the life of the School since joining the staff of BGS in 2007. His leadership of Business Services has been invaluable to the School. In particular, his work on modernising our business model and overseeing a number of major infrastructure projects, most notably our new Middle School and redevelopment of the Hancock Wing, has been exemplar. He has been a much valued member of the Senior Executive, offering sound commercial advice and business acumen. As Secretary to School Council and a number of key subcommittees, Greg has played an essential role in the smooth running of the governance of the School. Greg and his wife Phoebe have been wonderful contributors to BGS over the years in so many ways and they and their four sons (all educated at BGS) will continue to be active members of the School community.

Julie George Office Manager and Senior School Receptionist 1999-2014 Julie George began her career at Brighton Grammar School in April 1999 in the Senior School. Julie’s previous experience in running her own business was quickly recognised by the previous Director of Business, John McCausland, and in 2000 he asked her to take on the additional role of Office Manager with the task of rationalising administration costs and streamlining office procedures. Julie has served with great distinction as the “face” of the School at Senior School reception and more recently during lunch breaks in the Middle and Junior Schools. Julie’s sense of community, her caring approach to boys, families and staff and her commitment to customer service will be sadly missed. However she is ready for the next stage of her busy life which includes travel plans with her son and more time with her daughter’s family including twin grandsons who start school next year.

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Ralph Carolan 2007-2014 Ralph joined the teaching staff in 2007 in the English faculty and quickly made his mark. He was appointed Head of Year 12 in 2009, and then took on the roles of Head of Dixon House and Head of VCE English and Literature in 2012. Under Ralph’s leadership, the English Faculty has continued to strengthen, with the focus on supporting boys to achieve a ‘personal best’ at the end of the year. Ralph has been a keen contributor to the cocurricular life of the School as coach of cricket, hockey and soccer. Ralph leaves Brighton Grammar School to take up the position of Head of Senior School at the Cathedral School, Townsville and we wish him well in his new role.

Andrew Baylis 1984-2014 Andrew Baylis has had a very successful 30 year career at BGS. Over that time Andrew progressed from Head of Physics, to Head of Science and ultimately to Director of Teaching and Learning and Executive Director of the Crowther Centre. Andrew’s a passionate teacher of Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Science, English and RE. Outside the classroom Andrew has had many roles including 20 years as Head of Swimming and First Hockey Coach, (Andrew was the Premiership Hockey Coach in 1998), an Aths coach for many years, a Company Commander of Cadets and was involved with drama and music for many years. Andrew was licensed as a lay administrator in 1987 and spent 20 years as a server with St Andrew’s Church. He assisted with Communion at BGS services since 1987 and was known to give the occasional sermon as well as his memorable and provocative addresses in assembly. Who will ever forget ‘why is a duck?’ The BGS community wishes Andrew all the best in his new role, Director of Learning and Research at Melbourne Grammar School.

Other departures Annette Anderson Andrew Burnell* Luke Carbon Liz Dendrinos Clinton Eldridge Campbell Glasgow-Palmer Sonja Hill Marcus McLaughlin Ros Petrie *2015 Sabbatical

Steve Pulle Chris Serong Ryan Teasel Amanda Thornbury Shane Webb Barbara Zavros Lindsay Zoch


MELIORA SEQUAMUR LET US KEEP ON PURSUING BETTER THINGS

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