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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


BRIGHTON GRAMMAR GRAMMARIAN 2015

EDITOR

Penny Roberts PROOF READING

Rebecca Cavalôt www.cavalotcopy.com Sally Clapp Michele Fisher

ART DIRECTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ross Donnan www.rossdonnan.com Hayley Kringas www.coderedcreative.com.au ILLUSTRATION

Marly Gallardo www.marlygallardo.com

PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Natalie van Wetering PRINTING

Penny Crocker, Asia Pacific Offset

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Chew Photography Andrew Lee Photography Arthur Reed Photography BGS Boys and staff


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Rowing final

2015 A YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT

BGS finishes third behind Scotch and MGS in the 2015 Head of the River rowing final.

New Head of Middle School

Milikapiti Australian of the Year 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty speaks at the Crowther Lecture Parent Forum.

Jeremy Martin joins BGS as the new Head of Middle School.

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Sellout season The very entertaining and energetic BGS/ Firbank season of High School Musical sells out.

Six boys and three Firbank girls travel north with the Headmaster to the Tiwi Islands on exchange at the Milikapiti School.

Expanding our sporting program Basketball is introduced to BGS for the first time.

Pink Dinner

ANZAC Anniversary

Illustration A cool illustrated map of BGS features on the new Student Record Books.

Music Tour

The BGS Pink Dinner celebrates the 1980s while raising money to supporting victims of domestic violence.

BGS celebrates the 100-year anniversary of ANZAC with a whole-School service on the Mitchell Oval.

Fifty students from BGS and Firbank take a two-week music tour, visiting and performing in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

CEFPI Award

A hero inspires us Military hero Ben Roberts-Smith VC addresses assembly.

Honouring stars At the third Hall of Fame Dinner we honour 10 more inductees, along with some Rising Stars and Young Achievers.

Wayne Stephens, from architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke, wins the prestigious CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) Award in the New Construction Major Facility category for the BGS Middle School.


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Premiers again The BGS 1st XVIII win back-to-back premierships, with the deciding game streamed live around the world – a first in the history of the School.

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Tennis Champion Channel swim Dan Canta (Year 10) makes history, becoming the youngest Australian boy to swim the English Channel.

Old Boy Dylan Alcott (2008) wins the US Tennis Open Wheel Chair Quad Singles event.

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Athletics Finalists

Kate Ceberano sings

BGS finishes third at the APS athletics finals.

Five of our most accomplished musicians join members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to accompany Kate Ceberano in an amazing tribute to James Bond at the 2015 Melbourne Cup Charity Ball.

Hospital mural

Celebrating music Cricket Tour 28 boys and four staff journey to the UK and Europe for a three-week cricket tour.

World Champion James Tickner (Year 12) wins gold at the Junior World Cycling Championships in Kazakhstan.

Boys from Years 7 to 11 paint an amazing mural on the hoarding at the site of the new Monash Children’s Hospital.

Hall of Fame inductions

The Melbourne Recital Centre is packed to the rafters for ‘A celebration of music’ wholeSchool concert extravaganza.

Wellbeing Centre The $850,000 fundraising goal for the new Wellbeing Centre is achieved. Building is due to commence early 2016.

Innovative coaching 3 Premier Prizes Lloyd Hutson (Class of 2014) is awarded a Premier’s Prize for each of the three subjects for which he achieved a perfect study score in last year’s VCE exams - Accounting, Economics and English. Lloyd is the only student in the state to receive three awards.

Maths Olympics Jack Coleman, Raymond Li, Phillip Guo, Kai-Yee Hall and Ian Tongs, all Year 11, come a mighty second in the Victorian School Maths Olympics at the University of Melbourne.

Innovation at BGS is featured in The Age newspaper in an article about adapting coaching techniques from sport to improve academic outcomes.

More than 35 BGS Hall of Fame Inductees, Rising Stars and Young Achievers and their families join the Headmaster and other special guests to witness Sam Walsh officially unveil the Hall of Fame Gallery of Honour.

Young Achiever Harry Potter (Year 12) wins the 2015 Young Achiever Award and a $14,000 University of Melbourne scholarship at the Weary Dunlop Rugby Luncheon.

Congratulations Boys! Approximately one in three of the boys score an ATAR of 90%, and more than one in two boys achieve an ATAR over 80%, placing them in the top 20% of students in Australia.


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Wellbeing at BGS One of the School’s most important goals is enabling the boys to enjoy their lives and become happy functioning adults. A school-based wellbeing program is giving BGS boys the skills and knowledge they need to develop a greater sense of wellbeing. We believe this is crucial not only to the boys’ futures, but also to the future of our entire community.

PROSPER Our wellbeing program, PROSPER, is supporting the boys’ wellbeing, helping them to feel good and function well. It consists of a planned and coordinated program of content, activities and strategies that focus on creating a positive learning environment. The program teaches the values, attitudes and skills that have the power to enhance the boys’ quality of life, their relationships and their connectedness to school. The PROSPER wellbeing curriculum framework was introduced at the beginning of 2015 from K-12 and focuses on strengths and what is working well. PROSPER is an acronym that consists of components optimal for wellbeing:

P = Positive emotion: understanding what promotes positive emotions, learnt optimism, hopeful thinking. R = Relationships: supporting the boys to develop the social skills and pro–social values that underpin positive relationships. O = outcomes and accountability: learning specific skills that

enhance outcomes and accomplishment, such as growth mindset and goal achievement.

S = Strengths: identifying, exploring and applying their own unique character and ability strengths.

P = Purpose and meaning: engage the boys in activities that promote a sense of purpose and meaning. E = Engagement: gaining an understanding of ‘flow’, selfdetermination and how to stop procrastination.

R = Resilience: supporting the boys to develop the skills and attitudes that underpin resilient behavior.

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Junior School Bounce Back Boys in Years 3 to 6 have engaged in a weekly resilience program called Bounce Back. The program helps the boys develop thinking skills and coping strategies that support them in managing challenging situations.

Mindfulness ‘Still Cloud’ All junior and ELC staff were trained in mindfulness core practices and have developed their own daily mindfulness practice that takes place when the boys come in from recess. We refer to this daily practice as a ‘still cloud’ – when a mindful calm descends over the Junior School.

Middle School PROSPER Lessons Years 7 and 8 These hour-long weekly classes cover themes and topics such as: • my positive self • understanding emotions • recognising strengths • developing a growth mindset • understanding hope, gratitude and acts of kindness • effective communication • empathy and forgiveness • understanding procrastination, motivation and engagement • resilience study skills.

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Senior School Wellbeing Classes Year 9 During Term 1 the boys were learning about: • thinking skills and thinking errors • themes of belonging and the importance of a sense of belonging and self-worth • exploring what makes you feel good • building positive relationships • the role of humour in building positive emotions. The classes were very active and were designed to encourage discussion and develop the ability to reflect on these areas in their own lives.

Wellbeing Classes Year 10 During Term 1 and Term 3 the boys were introduced to: • cognitive behavioral thinking skills (CBT) • understanding how to regulate emotions/self control. The boys also engaged in a unit that explored their thoughts about the future.

Crowther Parent Seminar Series Semester 1: We presented ‘Building Respectful Relationships’ with guest speakers Australian of the Year Rosie Battie and Paul Zappa who runs the successful ‘Be the Hero’ program for boys. Semester 2: The Mask You Live In, a film about boys and masculinity was shown with Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli commenting on the construction of masculinity in Australian boys. The seminar generated lively conversation within the community.

A Final Note on Wellbeing A considerable amount has been achieved in the first year, which would not have occurred without the openness and receptivity of the BGS community. The plans for 2016, including the opening of the Wellbeing Centre, are exciting not just for BGS but also for Bayside residents.

Year 10 boys attended a one-day building healthy relationships workshop with a range of external facilitators covering respectful relationships and safepartying. The boys are still laughing over the story of a farmer who was booked for riding a cow under the influence!

Wellbeing Classes Year 11 and 12 Both year levels were introduced to positive psychology and positive education. Character strengths were examined and each boy completed their own Values in Action (VIA) strengths survey. In Semester 2, Year 11 boys were involved in the ‘Leading in Life’ program, which explored leadership and life skills.

Coaching and Tutor Time Positive psychology interventions were explored during tutor times. All the boys completed the VIA strengths survey and these strengths were incorporated into the GROW coaching model, which all staff were trained in. Tutors worked with the boys, both in groups and individually, to set goals. Over several sessions, tutors conducted coaching conversations that supported the boys in achieving the goals they determined for themselves.

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Headmaster’s welcome My single minded goal for 2015 has been to raise the achievement bar for all of the boys. I have written and spoken a number of times over the last 18 months about the importance of setting high expectations. Research around the globe has shown the transformative power of setting expectations and how, good or bad, what teachers and parents expect from their students and children is exactly what they’ll get. I believe we should expect success. While all aiming high, not all expectations I set are of the same size. Some are big – like how our boys are expected to react to defeat or victory on the sporting field; others seem small – like having shirts tucked in and shoes polished. Regardless of their size, having high expectations is a critical part of how we do things at Brighton Grammar School. Over the past year there have been a number of examples of expectations being met and even surpassed. The musical and dramatic productions from the boys in 2015 exceeded our expectations. The quality of the joint productions with Firbank Grammar School (High School Musical, Peter Pan and Mulan) were outstanding, and it was great to see our boys working so 12

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well with the Firbank girls. The musical success of the BGS boys was also showcased in our whole school concert at the Recital Hall entitled, A Celebration of Music. The sporting events in 2015 matched these outstanding achievements. Our 1st XVIII was able to secure a back-to-back APS Football Premiership win, which is a first for the School. Our athletics team achieved third place at the APS Athletics Finals and our rowers finished third at the APS Head of the River. The boys continued to excel here in Australia and all over the world, on tours to the furthest northern reaches of Australia, Papua New Guinea, the UK, and New Caledonia amongst others. This year saw a number of new management appointments supporting us as we continue to raise the bar for academic excellence. We welcomed Jeremy Martin to BGS as Head of Middle School, celebrated Ray Swann taking on the role of Director of the Crowther Centre, our research and innovation hub, and announced Peter Tellefson as Deputy Headmaster for 2016. These appointments enhanced our commitment to innovation, evidenceinformed practice and staff professional learning.


Behind the scenes our efforts have been concentrated on implementing the School’s Strategic Plan with particular focus on creating a High Performance Learning Community. Our growth and wellbeing program and our work on developing an effective three cornered partnership between the boys, staff and parents remain high priorities. Finally, I would like to thank our staff and all who have contributed to the BGS community; your efforts, both big and small, have helped our students immensely in achieving these phenomenal goals in 2015. As high expectations continue to be set and met, the success that reaps becomes the ‘normal’ way of doing things. The challenge then becomes one of sustaining and stretching our success just a little further in the New Year. What a great challenge to continue to face in 2016!

Ross Featherston Headmaster GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Head of Senior School Senior School life this year has seen a number of innovations and developments. Our school theme has been about the ‘empty table.’ The empty award table represents opportunity. At the start of the year we begin afresh and during the year the boys were challenged to hunt, to seek and find ways of honouring the School, their families and importantly themselves by bringing back something to share and placing it on the table. The opening of the Hancock Wing as a space for study has seen many boys enjoying the ability to work together in teams as they approach academic life. We have had improvements in terms of the cultural development of the School, the consolidation of our coaching programs and some very fine results. It is an exciting time to be part of the community at Brighton Grammar. This year we have been blessed with excellent student leadership; our senior team of Harry Hill, Christian Carnovale and Campbell Clapp led the school with passion and integrity. The service of our boys in community work, whether it be in the Ute Full of Food or other initiatives, has been exemplary. We had a successful year of debating and chess with the boys participating in a range of competitions. This included having three teams in the DAV playoffs and our chess boys playing well in the state final. Our programs and activities have been full of achievements. Winning back-to-back football premierships 14

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is remarkable but on top of that, our placing of second in soccer, third in the Head of the River and the APS Athletics were wonderful. Individually, we had boys representing Australia (Lucas Derrick in soccer, Will Pucovski in cricket and James Tickner in cycling). Dan Canta became the youngest Australian to swim the English Channel. However, on an individual level, we were so proud of the way that the boys competed in their various sports and activities. The musicians and dramatists astounded with their work in concerts and the productions of High School Musical and Peter Pan. In terms of our academic culture, this

year we established desire indicators for academic success. These will continue to be an important part of our work in establishing the value of learning and helping boys to become better at understanding how they learn and what they need to do to improve and develop. The Year 12 Syndicate program moved into a fullyear program, with boys learning the value of collaboration and working together. Next year we look forward to some further innovations in our learning program to suit the needs of boys. Chantology has been a large part of Senior School life; whether it be in supporting teams out on the Crowther,


A Word from the School Captain While life in Year 12 is not always easy, this year has certainly been one of the most enjoyable years of my life. As my time at BGS draws to a close, I think back nine years to when I walked into Brighton Grammar School for my first day, confident as ever and ready to meet new people. However this did not last long as I recall my unwillingness to go to school the next day and crying in my mother’s arms. Coming from a small Catholic school with no other people meant the transition was difficult for me. I now look back at those nine years, and how time truly flies; it allows me to reflect on all I have done as a Brighton Grammar student. 2015 has been a memorable year for all boys.

or the sight and sounds of some Year 9 boys at the start line for the A final in the Head of the River as a lone voice of support. Our motto has been ‘Tonantes ad meliora’ (The ones who thunder go to better things) and it has been important to empower the boys with greater voice. 2015 has been a big year for the Tonners!

Ray Swann, Head of Senior School

Mr. Swann regularly alludes to the idea of ‘leaving your legacy’, so that in 10 years time you will be able to look back and see what you achieved. The Class of 2015 has certainly done that, and as Captain it has been a pleasure to witness history being made. 2015 saw the introduction of new Chantology leaders, coupled with a bold blue blazer, to lead chants at various APS events. This initiative was largely lead by the prefects and has seen the boys take on the responsibility with integrity and passion, some of our core values. This year I was also lucky enough to Captain the 1st football side, which won backto-back premierships for the first time in the School’s history. The Brighton Grammar School spirit has grown in stature, whether it is the hundreds of boys who support the swimmers or the regular large crowds behind the goals at the footy, BGS certainly have created the greatest culture in the APS. Nothing reflects the Brighton Grammar culture better than support we show towards the RCD Foundation, and this year was no different. As I watched numerous boys participate in Connor’s Run and donate to Brain Week, it made me proud to be a BGS boy. The Year 12 formal was an entertaining night for most boys; while the organisation

was not easy I now look back and can remember the night to be an unforgettable night and a rare occasion the entire year group can celebrate together. High School Musical, the joint production between Brighton and Firbank was one of the highlights of the year, with Christian Carnovale’s role as Troy Bolton melting the girls’ hearts and making all the boys jealous. The popularity of this event was enormous, with tickets sold rapidly and the audience thoroughly entertained. The Vice Captains of School, Campbell Clapp, Christian Carnovale and myself were invited to the Hall of Fame dinner. This night celebrates the achievements of past students who have done some quite remarkable things. Hearing some of these men’s achievements gave us an insight into what it takes to be successful and the lengths required to get there. I was also given the privilege to present awards to young achievers. Seeing AFL football stars such as Jack Watts, Ben Jacobs and Chris Dawes, idols who I looked up when I was younger, it made me understand how great a school like Brighton Grammar is. Ultimately my time as Captain and at BGS as a whole has been memorable to say the least, with lessons being learnt that will guide me through life outside of the School. The Class of 2015 has left a legacy for following years to build on. Go Tonners! Harry Hill, School Captain GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Head of Middle School Middle School is an important phase in a boy’s educational journey at Brighton Grammar School and is focused on addressing the needs and responding to the challenges of early adolescence. This distinct, unique and significant period of life is characterised by physical, psychological, social, emotional and cognitive changes. In the Middle School, we are committed to helping boys navigate the ‘bumpy road’ of early adolescence and establishing the foundation upon which they can build to become successful men. In the classroom the focus has been on engagement, motivation, facilitation and understanding the learning process. Often this means practical ‘hands-on’ activities, problem-solving and tasks that involve higher order thinking and collaborative skills. Throughout the year there has been much to celebrate in the academic realm – competition results, grades, effort and progress have all been rewarded – but special mention must go to the Dux of 2015 Joshua Sum whose consistent effort and application is something that he can be proud of and others can aspire to. An important part of the learning journey at Brighton Grammar occurs beyond the academic rigours of the classroom. In the Middle School boys are encouraged to take advantage of the myriad opportunities available to them. The programs and activities offered are an integral part of a well-rounded education and balanced life and aim to nurture the growth of intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent learning; create opportunities for leadership and challenge; encourage hard work, commitment and teamwork, and; develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural values. Our recently implemented PROSPER student wellbeing program represents an integral element of Brighton Grammar School’s commitment to 16

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developing the whole individual. Our approach to pastoral care and student wellbeing is derived from research based around positive psychology. This year themes of the PROSPER curriculum have included character strengths, the growth mindset, flow, emotions and relationships. Developing boys with the ability to reflect on themselves as people and building resilience are two of the overarching aims of the program. For many boys, our outdoor education program is a particular highlight of the year. This year, the Year 7s ventured to the Surf Coast at Anglesea, Cumberland River and the Great Otway National Park and the Year 8s to the Grampians National Park. Throughout the challenges inherent to these programs, boys develop many of the qualities we aim to engender – determination, resilience, persistence, confidence and a sense of team. The 2015 sporting year will be remembered for many fine team and individual performances; exciting wins and tough challenges. Most importantly, what I bore witness to throughout the year was boys displaying sportsmanship, teamwork, competitiveness and a sense of pride in representing their school with honour – this is what makes the Brighton Grammar School sporting tradition the envy of other APS schools and a culture we can all proud of. There were a number of events this year that emphasised our boys’ engagement in the creative arts. The concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre in September was undoubtedly a highlight – a celebration of music at the School that showcased soloists and ensembles of the highest calibre. In drama, together with Firbank Grammar School, the Middle School production of Peter Pan won the admiration of all who saw it. The production was vibrant and colourful and a credit to all involved. These events, along with many others held throughout the year, helped to reinforce in our boys that anything is possible when you put in

time, effort, dedication and commitment. Creativity, innovation and sustainability provided the framework for iDesign – our flagship program for Year 8. Boys develop projects of their own choosing, with the help of a mentor (often a family member). The creativity and passion evident in the projects was simply stunning. Boys understanding their place in the world, their privileges and their duty to help those less fortunate than themselves is encompassed in our charity work and service to the community. The boys have had the opportunity to become involved in raising much-needed funds for many different charitable projects and have given their time freely to perform community service. The boys’ commitment, energy and passion is truly amazing to behold and a great credit to the school community. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the knowledgeable, committed and passionate Middle School staff team. They are the driving force behind the successes of the Middle School and their individual and collective skills, creativity, dedication and sheer hard work provide the challenging, nurturing and supportive environment that enables the boys to be the best they can be. It is a pleasure and a privilege to lead the Middle School. I look back on the year with a great sense of pride at the achievements of all our boys and look forward to an equally exciting and rewarding 2016.

Jeremy Martin Head of Middle School


Captains of the Middle School At the beginning of 2015 we welcomed our new head of Middle School, Mr. Martin. All the boys were excited about his new ways of leading in the Middle School. The Year 8 boys were faced with the challenge of leadership and being good role models for the Year 7 boys. As Noah McGrath Martin Kulesza we had already experienced one year in the new building we already knew how to use advanced technology that the Year 7s would soon be using. The new Middle School allows us boys to interact with each other to make the most of our learning in the open space rooms. This year, APS Sport was a major highlight for all boys. The APS Sport program allows boys to compete in their chosen sport, or have a go at a new sport, no matter what standard they are at. 2015 was an especially important year for sport at BGS because of the back-to-back premiership won by the BGS 1st XVIII football team. This was a great scene, as boys of all different ages from BGS came to support the team. Brighton Grammar also had numerous undefeated sides in the APS competition, which showed just how competitive we are! Another highlight was Relay for Life, which is a 24-hour relay to raise money for cancer. This program has grown from just over 30 boys participating last year to 80 boys. A special thank you to Ms. Bracken for organising the event for us boys, and for all the teachers who came to support us and the cause. All of the boys really appreciate your hard work behind the scenes. The Year 8 camp this year was a true challenge and we are sure that all of the boys will agree with us in saying, “It’s a memory not to be forgotten.” From hiking over Mt Rosea, to abseiling off a 60-metre cliff, it was a test of fear conquering and true teamwork. Before the Grampians camp, we were told that this would be like no other camp we had been on. It would test our teamwork, trust and leadership skills, but this camp had so much more. It brought out strengths and weaknesses in us and many other boys. We learnt things about ourselves that we never knew. For example, some boys learnt that they can abseil off the edge of a cliff without being afraid and others learnt that, well, they may need to take some classes in cooking. Either way, we all had fun and enjoyed it. Brighton Grammar takes a lot of pride in music. This year the Middle School had a number of new musicians who had never played an instrument. Our main concert for this year, at the Melbourne Recital Centre involving all bands, orchestras and choirs at the school. The amount of time taken to put this all together was immense and that’s why we would like to mention a special thanks to Mr. Jamie Ransome for all he does with music at BGS.

Jeremy Martin, Head of Middle School

Our time here at the Middle School has been rewarding and we are sure that any boy who comes here will enjoy their time as well. Thank you to all the school officers; without them, our job would be so much harder. We would also like to thank all of our teachers and Mr. Martin, for helping us through our journey. It has been an honour and privilege to be Co-Captains of Middle School at Brighton Grammar. Noah McGrath and Martin Kulesza, Captains of Middle School GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Head of Junior School On so many levels, 2015 will be remembered as a year of highlights in the Junior School. Our focus on ensuring each boy and his family genuinely experience a strong sense of connectedness and positivity has been further enhanced by activities both inside and outside the classroom.

to break them up, learn to spell them, use them in different ways during the week and really get to know them. The boys learn better because the new words are relevant to the context of what they are learning – and this is important for boys. This approach has led to an increased confidence in using new words in their written work.

Let me share with you just a little of what made 2015 the special year it was.

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The Art Trail The highlight of the Art Trail is not just the extraordinary range and quality of art on display representing an amazing six months of creative endeavour, it was witnessing the enthusiasm and pride the boys demonstrated as they acted as exhibition tour guides for their parents and siblings. There were times on that evening where you literally could hardly move through the trail as boys passionately explained their creative vision and artistic approach to the various works. Thanks to our art teacher Amanda Foulds for her management of this amazing event.

Boys don’t Learn Spelling – you Teach Spelling This year under the leadership of Raelene Plozza we set out to find a spelling and language development program that would align with boys’ natural leaning to be visual learners. After investing in two days of training for each teacher, we adopted the THRASS approach to spelling as it is based on visual clues and phonetics. THRASS is an explicit teaching approach where, rather than teaching a random list of words by rote for the weekly quiz, the classroom teacher lifts words from the current topic being studied and encourages the boys 18

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The Junior School has led the School in immersing the practices and language of growth and wellbeing into our day-to-day life at school. Last year, all JS staff completed training in mindfulness and other aspects of wellbeing in readiness for bringing this to life in 2015. The daily ‘Still Cloud’, consisting of five to 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation after recess has proven to be transformative. Not only have boys used this time to refocus and reflect, it has given them the skills they can draw upon in stressful and challenging situations to refresh, refocus and move on in a positive way. Amelia Barrow, Director of the ELC, has also reported that starting the day with Stop, Breath, Think has been an effective way for our three and fouryear-old boys to begin their program each day with optimum levels of calmness and concentration.

JPG Donates $100,000 to the New Science Technology Centre The Junior Parents’ Group (JPG) add so much richness to the life of our community by running a host of activities for the boys and by facilitating a sense of community and connectedness for all at Wilson House. On top of this, the JPG works hard to raise money for projects and equipment unlikely to be covered by the normal school budget. In

November, I was very grateful to receive, on behalf of the School, a $100,000 donation to assist with the of soon to be refurbished STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Centre. Thank you to the committee and the whole parent body for this magnificent contribution to what I know will soon become one of the most loved parts of our School for the boys. The STEM Centre will be completed and used by the boys during Term 2 in 2016.


Enhancement to e-Learning

Our focus on ensuring each boy and his family genuinely experience a strong sense of connectedness and positivity has been further enhanced by activities both inside and outside the classroom. Peter Tellefson

In 2014, a review of our approach to technology in the Junior School was undertaken. It is our firm belief technology is to be used as a tool to support learning. We decommissioned our computer lab and distributed the computers through the classrooms to ensure that we are integrating technology as a teaching and learning tool. In 2015 our librarian and e-Learning Co-ordinator, Pauline Anthony, has worked with staff and boys as a coach and facilitator in the classrooms resulting in a much deeper

understanding, richer experience and more effective application of technology to assist the boys’ learning.

A Milestone On a personal note, I was delighted and proud to have my first Year 6 boys from 2009, the year I arrived at BGS, graduate with distinction from the School. Good luck to you all.

Peter Tellefson, Head of Junior School GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Business and Support Services 2015 has been a very busy year with advancements on many fronts.

The Business and Support team at BGS

My first year in the role of Director of Business and Support Services has been an active one. While building relationships and developing a strong understanding of the Brighton community has been a focus, it has also been important to review and challenge the status quo. It has been a pleasure working with the extremely dedicated, professional and talented staff at BGS. I am excited about the School’s future direction and eager to play my role in maintaining Brighton Grammar School’s reputation as a place of excellence.

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Strategy Taking responsibility for the enablement pillar of our School strategy has allowed me to blend the fundamentals of settling into the role with making considered change. The enablement team has targeted efficiency improvement by implementing automation solutions, improving data use and tendering several key contracts. The implementation of these processes has led to improved financial returns and allowed the School to consider acceleration options for building programs and contemplate new projects.

New Partnerships Alliance Catering, Ventura Bus Lines, School Pix Photography and CBA Following thorough tender processes for School banking, catering, bus transportation services and photography, new partnerships have been formed. In a joint tender process with Firbank, a new bus provider was selected with both schools opting to appoint Ventura Bus Lines for a three-year period. Partnerships were established with Alliance, for School catering, and School Pix, for photography. A significant banking review led to the renewal of our long standing relationship with the CBA.


Masterplan and Building Over the past five years the School has invested in significant building projects, delivering improved facilities and advancing the facilities masterplan. I am pleased to report that this momentum continues. During 2015 concept plans for seven building projects were approved by the School Council. These projects range in size from small projects, such as a rejuvenation to the Senior School quad, to the full redevelopment of The Annandale Pavilion. Annandale is a very exciting initiative and, with the generous support of the Brighton Grammar School community, we hope to realise this project in 2016. A defining feature of our community is the philanthropic support we receive. Enabled by a $100,000 donation from the Junior Parents’ Group, the Junior School STEM project will commence over the summer period. The success of the Wellbeing Centre Appeal is another example of how generous support is facilitating the building program. The Wellbeing Centre will begin in January 2016 and be completed mid-year.

ICT and Data The School has focused on all things data in 2015. We have set a long-term goal to create data flows that contribute to predictive decision making and the improvement of educational information for our boys and parents. Data will be split into learning and business analytics for cleansing purposes, before it is merged to create meaningful information that assists in decision making. The innovation and learning pillar team have been driving this project from an educational perspective, compiling a multidisciplinary team to work on various areas of the project. The team have

Artist’s impression of the new Annandale Pavillion

investigated data platforms, defined the desired data flows and compiled a group that will be dedicated to coordinating the data cycles. In 2016 data will continue to be a major strategic focus. With the assistance of specialist support, the ICT Department have led development work on the School’s LMS (Learning Management System), The Hub. The software improvement brings together a one-page report that displays key academic data creating a summary snapshot of student performance.

Michael Arceri, Director of Business and Support Services

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Art Junior School 2015 was the year for our Junior School art show, entitled ‘Australia and Us’, which was a great success. The boys proudly acted as art guides, showing and discussing their artwork and knowledge of Australian artists with their family members. The boys in the Junior School love working with clay. The Year 6 boys had the opportunity to work with our Artist in Residence, Anastasia Nikakis. They worked with clay to produce amazing bust sculptures.

Aaron Hudghton

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Senior School It has been another busy year in the art studios at Brighton Grammar School. The boys in the Year 12 art class applied themselves to the creation of their folios based on individual themes of their choosing. They were also treated to an excursion to Top Arts and they were lucky enough to have a private folio viewing session at the National Gallery of Victoria. The boys pursued media of their choosing, including oil painting and acrylic painting on canvas, digital and film photography, pencil on paper, clay sculpture, digital media, found objects, and more in their folios. The Year 11 art class was also lucky enough to join the Year 12 boys at Top Arts in order to gain a better understanding of the work required at VCE level. The Year 11 boys have ploughed their way through oil on canvas painting, clay sculpture, linocut reduction printmaking, video art and their own self-directed folios. They have gained a firm understanding of strengths and weaknesses in their art practice, and this sets them up well for next year’s folios. The Year 11 boys were also treated to a trip to the Lyon Housemuseum in Kew. Under the careful guidance of Mrs. Mills, the Year 10 art classes have produced some excellent work this year, notably their colour pencil portraits on paper. The Year 10 boys were also lucky enough to attend the Lyon Housemuseum earlier in the year. The Year 9 art classes have engaged in a range of activities such as acrylic painting on canvas board and book art 3D sculpture.

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Matt Avdoulos


Finn Parker

Tom Noske

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Ash Hoar Jack Kirby

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Business Studies Budget Breakfast It was a cold and stormy Wednesday morning as the Year 11 and 12 economics group gathered in the SS Library before school. We were welcomed with a breakfast of muffins and toasted sandwiches, graciously provided by Ms. McLeod. The purpose of this gathering was to intelligently discuss the new Federal Budget and how this would impact on Australia’s economic growth and employment prospects – our recent area of study. Whilst consuming breakfast, we discussed policies. The 2015-16 budget was focused on families and fairness, with key announcements including $3.5 billion reform to childcare (in an attempt to encourage stay-at-home parents back into work); depreciation allowances and tax cuts of 1.5% for small businesses; and an increase of the deficit with no forecast for a return to surplus in the near future. There was also increased funding for defence and higher education, and decreased funding for hospital services and student assistance. There were lots of winners and losers this year, but the budget was nowhere near as ‘hard hitting’ as that attempted last year. Lucas Cheesman, Year 12

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Commerce at Brighton Grammar This year, the boys studied various commerce subjects in an environment of plummeting iron ore prices, a depreciating Australian dollar, a highly expansionary cash rate and attempts to reign in the Federal Budget Deficit. There were many valuable opportunities to connect key knowledge and skills to the business world and economic climate. Economics students from Year 10, 11 and 12 were invited to a Budget Breakfast in the SS Library in May. Over toasted sandwiches the boys heartily debated the merits of various discretionary policies designed to address key economic goals. Through peer discussion and engagement with media, the boys acquired skills around interpreting and analysing economic information. Another highlight mid-year was Brighton Grammar School, in conjunction with the Victorian Commerce Teachers Association, hosting a Reserve Bank of Australia revision lecture on monetary policy for VCE economics students. This activity provided information that directly connected to Unit 4 economics course content and provided students with the chance to ask the RBA representative questions relating to the economic outlook and policy decisions. During the year the BGS Breakfast Bios were well attended by those studying commerce. The boys heard from a number of business leaders including BGS Old Boys, Marco Maisano and Jack Delosa. Hearing first-hand the courage, determination, resilience and creative thinking needed to succeed is always invaluable. It extends boys’ learning beyond textbooks and hopefully helps develop even more future business entrepreneurs and leaders. The study of commerce at Brighton Grammar School continues to grow. This year we had a number of Year 9 and 10 commerce classes that have transitioned to the National Curriculum. They have helped the boys gain exposure to the various business-orientated courses offered in VCE, including accounting, business management, economics and legal studies. Subject teachers have enjoyed working with the boys and know many will follow through with commerce studies at university as a pathway. Prue McLeod, Head of Business, Economics and Commerce and VCE Co-ordinator GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Careers Career development at Brighton Grammar is about supporting transitions by facilitating well-informed and realistic decisions about career choices, educational pathways and employment options. My role as Careers Counsellor is to help the boys to understand who they are, their unique talents or strengths, their motives (interests), abilities and values. This involves an integrated partnership between parents, boys and staff to help the boys manage the transition into VCE and then on to further learning or employment. A number of career development activities run across senior years.

Morrisby Report and Feedback Sessions Morrisby Report involves an assessment of a range of cognitive abilities, and combines this information with a personality profile and an interest inventory to provide each boy with a range of career suggestions. The Morrisby assessment is undertaken in Year 10, to assist the boys when making choices regarding their VCE subjects, as the choices made at the end of Year 10 largely determine the VCE program.

Year 12 Transition Session In 2015 the Year 12 boys participated in a transition session specifically designed to support them as they move on to the next phase of their lives. A university representative, past student and the Senior School Counsellor spoke to the boys about some of the common experiences and challenges they may face post-secondary school.

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The Futures Forum is a biannual event and was held in 2015. Approximately 50 speakers, representing a range of industries and job roles presented to the boys, detailing what their jobs involve on a daily basis: giving ‘a day in the life of…’ This is an opportunity to hear a range of career stories from people at different points of their career. The speakers are also asked to emphasise the twists and turns their careers have taken, particularly the differences between what they anticipated they would be doing in their career and what they are actually doing.

As part of their PROSPER classes, the boys explore their character strengths, and take time to analyse their Morrisby Report in further detail. In 2016 the boys will spend time reviewing key skills that are commonly required by employers and noting how these skills have been developed in the past, with a view to furthering their development through activities within or outside the School. For example, skills such as leadership may involve coaching the local basketball team or assuming a role of leadership within the School, while teamwork may involve being an active member of the syndicate program.

Year 11 University Experience This will be reintroduced in 2016 for all Year 11 boys. The experience provides the opportunity for the boys to travel to two tertiary institutions and hear from current university students and faculty members. The boys can gain important insight into university life. The University Experience forms part of a transition program, designed to assist and support the boys as they move out of the secondary school setting and into tertiary education, apprenticeships or the workplace.

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Adaptability or the ability to deal with change is required by all boys as they face an increasingly flexible and everchanging work environment, with regards to both job roles and terms of employment. The school continues to work to equip the boys for this changing world by helping them develop both academically and personally, supported by programs including the wellbeing program, the coaching program, a range of co-curricular activities and of course career development. Sophie Keele, Careers Counsellor


Chess Chess in 2015 started with BGS hosting a huge event, including 26 of our own students. Our top team of James Moffat, Sasha Parsons, Phillip Guo, Takanosuke Fujiwara and Matthew Wang were able to achieve fourth place and qualify us for the end-of-year finals. However, mention must be made of the Middle School team who came 10th overall, with David Peng scoring of half a game short of our best. As Semester 1 progressed, our top players headed off to Scotch College and even a holiday event at Balwyn High. Strong results were posted by Phillip Guo, Kai-Yee Hall and William Speyer in both events, and Dimitri Beycher and Victor Jakobus also played well while giving up a day of their holidays. By mid-August, we were competing at BGS again, and some best-in-school play by Mitchell Kelly along with strong results from Edward Forster and Kevin Wang helped us to qualify for the Middle Years finals. Alas, our finals contention did not go as well as hoped, with SeaChange leaving us depleted for the Middle Years final. We managed only an average standing of 11th in the Senior Years finals, but the boys certainly played well, with between 4 and 5.5 points from nine rounds for each of our finalists (Jack Coleman, Phillip Guo, Kai-Yee Hall, William Speyer and William Wu). These boys, along with four others (Dimitri Beycher, Takanosuke Fujiwara, Mitchell Kelly and Sasha Parsons) also contended the Chess Victoria finals, and our seventh place was an achievement against tough competition. Chess has always been a strength of Brighton Grammar School. The School is held in high esteem and our capability to host multiple events, including finals, gives our boys the chance to compete at the highest school level. I would love to see more boys participating next year – anywhere from having a quick game at our weekly lunchtime sessions to competing for glory. Andrew Barr, Teacher in Charge Chess

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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. It is pleasing to say that creativity has not been lacking in Year 7 and 8 this year. Anyone that visited the Middle School creative arts show will tell you that our boys are a creative bunch who actually embrace the opportunity to create. From puzzles to animation, each final piece is just a snapshot of the thought and effort that has taken place. The creative arts competition gave the boys the opportunity to showcase their own personal interests and talents. Mr. Lyall Jarman from the Men’s Shed has shared his knowledge and experience with the boys in the woodwork room each Friday. The Year 8 puzzles were again donated to a worthy cause, Aberdare Ranges School in Kenya. The Berendale Art project provided the opportunity for a selection of boys to learn and develop collaborative artwork with students at the Berendale school, which caters for young people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Year 7 and 8 boys enjoyed the opportunity to work with senior students in painting the Monash Children’s Hospital hoarding. Simone Lewis, Head of Creative Design and Technology

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Woodwork Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

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Debating and Public Speaking Junior School

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Debating is a key component in the Year 6 English curriculum. All students are trained in preparing an argument and the roles of each speaker. The boys developed skills speaking publicly and conveying their thoughts coherently and passionately. They became more confident in delivery, presentation and rebutting the team’s case. A number of the boys were then selected to compete in inter-school debates with great success against Firbank, Sandringham House, Trinity and Loreto Toorak. The boys performed well, preparing for their specific roles and overcoming nerves. It was a beneficial experience for all involved and a valuable tool that will aid them in the future. Jane Lowe, Teacher in Charge, JS Debating

Middle School Middle School debating is the perfect experiential program for boys who are new to BGS or debating to dip their toe in the water of an activity that requires brains, pen and paper, and teamwork. Those boys that extended themselves by volunteering for the optional extra activities developed themselves in ways of challenging their nerves, overcoming anxiety of working with new people, and presenting themselves for public adjudication/assessment. These are all great skills for secondary school and life! This year the boys had the opportunity to watch an exhibition debate between senior students from BGS and Firbank, receive excellent training from Old Boy Joel Le Couteur and Year 12 students, compete in a series of debates against Firbank and compete in an inter-school debating competition organised by the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV). Led by our co-captains, Leo Kouskouris and Curtis Wilson, we were thrilled to win the overall competition against Firbank by two debates. In addition to this, the DAV four week sequence of training and debating, which included weekly adjudication by DAV adjudicators, was highlighted by the levels of confidence displayed by Leo Kouskouris and Jaikob Akinci.

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In 2015 we had an exemplary year for oratory in the Senior School with the continued success of the debating and public speaking programs. Moreover, this year witnessed the reintroduction of mooting, adding a third dimension to the program. Across all year levels, the spirited involvement of boys was fantastic and the results achieved are to be commended. Mooting is in essence a mock court, where two sides passionately advocate their position with only their wits and a collection of cases to support them. Having been absent for a number of years, mooting’s reappearance at BGS was appreciated, with two competitions on the agenda – the Bond and Monash University Competitions. As a different skill to debating, the teams involved developed the required skills and participated like real-life barristers. The reception was entirely positive and boys should be throughly encouraged to participate in coming years. In 2015, BGS debating once more had a year of success with many teams and countless boys in the Senior School debating at times in the manner of the finest Athenian orators. Over five rounds, boys had to contend with a vast array of topics, ranging from, ‘That music is the most important art’, to the endlessly complex ‘That government should pay a basic income to all citizens, regardless of capacity of willingness to work’. Throughout the year there were exemplary individual performances worthy of note. However as debating is above all an exercise of the collective, I will highlight the following teams who managed to reach the finals. In C Grade, the team of Branko Skoccic, Michael Wang, Ben Lawlor and Michael Wang, reached the finals – an extraordinary achievement. Given the two years they still have, one hopes to see their sustained success into the future. In A Grade, two teams reprised their B Grade appearances, the team of Nicholas Gilies, Lachlan Neville and Anthony Capp were unfortunate to bow out in the first finals debate. The team of Michael Riordan, Rohan Martin, Campbell Clapp and I, won our first finals debate, before losing to Wesley in a hard-fought encounter at the Octo-finals. In addition to this, over two weeks in Term 3, The Hay Lecture Theatre played home to the Senior and Intermediate Public Speaking Competitions. The participation level was magnificent with a huge range of topics covered. In the Senior Public Speaking Competition I was triumphant and a note of thanks must go to Old Boy, Ashwin Argawal who returned to judge the Senior competition. In the Intermediate Competition Ian Tongs, the 2014 winner and I, found Rob Tongs to be the winner with a prophetic glimpse into the future and the dangers of artificial intelligence. Finally, we would like to thank the tireless efforts of all teachers involved in this program. The ability to organise, encourage and mentor boys is always much appreciated and facilitates a fantastic program.

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Drama A Dramatic Renaissance at BGS This year drama has made a triumphant return to the curriculum at BGS, beginning a renaissance of theatre study and performance. The BGS drama program now runs from Prep to VCE. Currently drama is compulsory in our Junior School, having being reintroduced last year. This year we also made drama compulsory for a semester for Middle School (Years 7 and 8) and offered it as an elective in our Senior School. In 2015 we have run a Year 9 and VCE drama Unit 1 and 2. The response from the boys and parents has been extremely exciting. In 2016 we will be offering a full Senior School Drama elective class program in all years from 9 to VCE with the expectation that student numbers will continue to grow in 2017. This year the entire School community witnessed drama in action through our ANZAC Day Service, Webolution – VCE Drama Ensemble Performance Night, the senior production High School Musical and recently the middle school production Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure. Our new VCE drama students also performed their Unit 2 Australian solos – AussieBites – with great jocularity and stage presence. Drama provides an opportunity for boys to learn and express themselves in a safe, supportive and fun environment. It also provides life-long skills that boys will carry into manhood. These include confidence, self-expression and self-reflection, public speaking, empathy, curiosity and literacy. Ensemble work reinforces the importance of teamwork and leadership, school productions enable boys to work and learn with other year levels and make new friends, and improvisation work strengthens their ability to work independently and trust their intuition. Just as all academic subjects feed the brain and physical education feeds the body, drama feeds the soul and provides an engaging creative outlet. Drama is about being in the moment and enables learning through getting involved and achieving success – something that boys really enjoy. Myles Collins, Head of Drama

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Embracing Drama in the Junior School Throughout 2015 the Junior School boys have continued to embrace drama as a specialist subject. From Prep through to Year 6, the boys have flourished in a fun, nurturing and creative environment where they have continued to develop life skills such as confidence, public speaking and creative thinking skills. The boys in lower primary have enjoyed working with a variety of puppets. They have demonstrated their ability to express themselves in creative ways by constructing their own monologues and performances based on a variety of topics. This has not only helped to develop their confidence and creativity, but also their social skills through working and collaborating with others.

From VCE to ELC: The Story Unfolds... As part of our drama and acting training this year my VCE drama class of seven boys visited the ELC Peter Toms Building to read to the ELC4 boys their favourite children's books. Some of the books were: Farmer Duck, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Nosy Posy, Wombat Stew and The Fidgety Itch. Our storytelling task focused us on understanding the power of dramatic speech to engage an audience, heightened use of language through rhymes and rhythm, and creating and sustaining character voices through pitch, projection and pronunciation. The young boys really enjoyed listening to our storytelling as much as we enjoyed reading to them. All of us found this a very rewarding experience and we are looking forward to going back and sharing more stories. We hope to make this a VCE drama tradition and visit once a term next year.

The boys in middle and upper primary have had many opportunities to create and perform, including through game shows, Dream Time stories and hip hop performances. The boys have also studied a unit on sustainability using The Lorax as stimulus material. It has been fantastic to watch the Junior School boys continue to grow in confidence and creativity throughout 2015. Mady Bolch and Alison Main, Junior School Drama Teachers

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Reflections With the mask on, I found I was entering the space without stage fright and I found things easy and fun to do.

The mask also makes the performance look mysterious and interesting. You can be whoever you want to be behind the mask.

When I put the neutral mask on I feel like a new person. I feel like I can act in any way I want without any putdowns. In my mind I speak to myself freely. I find it very calming to put the mask on.

When I put the mask on, I felt as if I could do anything and people would not know it was me and judge me.

Confidence Unmasked The focus of the middle years neutral mask unit is on encouraging boys to develop their ability to confidently and freely express themselves while strengthening their communication skills in an era of technology expectation and saturation.  The boys’ willingness to explore their own personality and the world around them through the neutral mask has also helped the boys understand and effectively develop their performance and expressive skills and; more importantly, comment how much more confident and positive they feel to tackle the perils of adolescence. Our motivation is to create a middle years drama program that is not only innovative but engages the boys and parents to see drama as a subject that is both a serious and rewarding choice in their senior years. Myles Collins, Head of Drama and Head of Production and Mady Bolch, Junior and Middle Years Drama Teacher

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Webolution Humanity vs. Technology For the unit 1 drama ensemble, the VCE boys had to create a non-naturalistic ensemble performance based on the topic ‘Webolution – is humanity in control of technology or... is technology in control of humanity?’ The boys studied various playmaking techniques, theatre styles and practitioners, theatrical conventions, and dramatic elements to explore a range of specific stimulus material. From this, the two groups created their performances – Plugged In and Iris. Both performances questioned the role technology has in our lives. The boys achieved great success and were justly rewarded by the external assessors and applauded by the enthusiastic audience. Myles Collins, Head of Drama

The MTC Ambassador Program Lachlan Collie of Year 11, and one of our first VCE drama students for a number of years, has successfully been chosen to be a Melbourne Theatre Company Ambassador for 2015. This is a huge honour for Lachlan and Brighton Grammar School as only 14 students were selected from schools all around the state to be participants in this year’s Ambassador Program. Each year, the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) selects a group of student ambassadors to participate in a year-long program specifically intended to challenge and arouse a deeper love of the stage. Meeting regularly, the program brings together like-minded passionate students of drama who are then given the opportunity to engage in a variety of ‘dramatic’ experiences, from attending MTC productions to hearing from guest theatre professionals, such as actors, directors, writers and designers. This amazing forum stimulates discussions about theatre beyond their classroom.

Ambassadors: • receive a free ticket to nine MTC productions in the 2015 season • get the opportunity to meet with theatre professionals, and learn about the inner workings of one of Australia’s largest theatre companies • take a leadership role that has two functions; to act as youth representatives within MTC, and to act as advocates for MTC within their school and social communities.

Lachlan has already embraced the program and will flourish with every unique experience offered in this professional theatrical environment – one that fosters and encourages a deeper understanding and appreciation of the theatre. Brighton Grammar School will also be a beneficiary of this creative young man taking part in this wonderful program. I am sure that Lachlan will be an ambassador of drama and theatre who will encourage other dramatic students at BGS to ‘strut the boards’. Myles Collins, Head of Drama and Head of Production GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Article of Faith by Javin Sun Javin Sun’s award-winning hybrid essay Article of Faith was written in reponse to the prompt, “When reality doesn’t measure up to our dream the consequences can be significant”. On June 4 1989, tanks and troops advance towards Tiananmen Square to confront the student demonstrators; the resulting bloodshed unprecedented in the history of Beijing. The Chinese government portrayed the protestors as counter-revolutionaries who needed to be suppressed for the security and prosperity of the nation. In the aftermath of the massacres my father Ping defected from China in the hope of escaping the harsh reality of Chinese communism and looked towards a different future in a Western democracy that would give him the opportunities to pursue his dreams. In 1989 Ping, 22-year-old gymnast from the Guangdong Song 44

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and Dance Company embraced the dream of a better life and courageously left Guangdong. “Dreams were never endorsed in China. Dreams were Capitalist propaganda and individuals were taught that the only way forward is if we embrace reality. But for me dreams inspired my dancing; dreams underpinned my hope for a better tomorrow; dreams gave me the courage to defect.” When he speaks about those dangerous times, he does so by reinforcing the importance of dreams. For him Australia was the land of opportunity which justified the danger he placed himself in to achieve it. In many ways his belief in a better tomorrow was couched in a similar way to American writer James Truslow Adams who coined the term the American Dream that: “life should be better and richer and fuller for every man with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.”

Ping believed that this western ideal could be realised in Australia, in our corresponding dream, framed around the ideals of mateship, egalitarianism and a “fair go” which in their entirety echo the sentiments of the American dream. However, in Australia as in America, these lofty ideals do not always find a tangible reality in society and in fact appear to be contradicted by the experiences of many individuals. The fact that for some individuals like my father opportunity and a fair go were part of his migrant experience but for many the reality is the opposite. When we reflect on refugees and asylum seekers spending years in detention centres our policies make a mockery of the dream and the rhetoric of inclusion and social justice that we claim represents our national character. In these circumstances the consequences can be negative, especially when an individual maintains the veracity of the dream even when their life experiences undermine it. However, it can also be a wake-up call forcing individuals to confront the truth about themselves and their society. In both cases the consequences are significant, both in what we continue to believe in and define ourselves by, and what we are prepared to define ourselves in opposition to. Whilst each individual can and does construct their own reality there are societal influences that shape the way we see the world. We embrace perceptions borne of views long ingrained in the ideological, historical and social narrative of our social milieu ensuring that our perception of the world around us is socially determined. Societal dreams that are embraced on a collective level acquire the veneer of truth by the very nature of their wide acceptance.


The American dream has such wide acceptance because it promises that transcending one’s social class as a reality regardless of an individual’s status. It taps into collective aspirations and offers the opportunity of its realisation in the material world, despite the fact that the dream and reality appear to be travelling in different directions. Journalist George Monbiot coined the term the ‘Willy Loman Syndrome’ to describe what he saw as the division between expectation and reality. Many people think that, like Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman, that an upward social mobility can be achieved through hard work even despite the family’s current economic status. A New York Times poll in 2008 reveals otherwise as 80% of respondents had a 1% chance of growing up into the richest 5%, whilst a child born in a wealthy family has a 22% chance. Given that it is twice as likely for an individual to be stuck in the same economic class as their parents than someone born 10 years earlier, this makes a mockery of the dream and suggests that there is a vast industry devoted to tempting people into accepting images of themselves that bear no relation to reality.

base their decisions on is hollow and leave the dreamer feeling unfulfilled. Willy Loman is torn apart by the gulf between expectation and reality. Even as his modest power declines and his career falls apart, he still submits to the temptations of his own misguided dream and believes he can still be “number one.” Imprisoned in their subjectivity, dreamers like Willy are incapable of abandoning the hope that they can achieve the dream, even to the point of transferring it through to their children with the hope to live it through them. Ironically we like Willy cannot see that dream, like the image of his brother Ben and Dave Singleman, before him, is merely a figment of his idealised imagination, a reflection of his inner psychology rather than an absolute truth. It appears that it is easier to live in a dream than living with the reality of being a failure, preferring lies rather than facing the truth.

Whilst each individual can and does construct their own reality there are societal influences that shape the way we see the world.

The fact that our dreams are ethereal and by their very nature cannot depict an objective reality, must therefore leave dreamers doomed for failure. Comedian George Carlin satirically observed, “that they call it a dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” What he meant was that chasing dream leaves an individual vulnerable in the sense that what they work so hard to achieve and

The responses to the dominant reality divides individuals into those who are prepared to eschew the dream as “phony” and those who maintain its veracity despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Willy Loman and Biff, reflect the conflict between fantasy and reality. Biff’s epiphany, that he can make it just for being “well liked” was a false reality that his father had conditioned him into believing, while for Willy the rejection of the dream would entail the acceptance that his whole life and his aspirations have been for naught. His insistence that Biff is just a “late bloomer” is like his belief that he has been a successful salesman despite Howard’s assertion that “he has never made salary.”

Indeed his belief that he had the “right dreams” is his desperate attempt to justify his actions and choices and to give his life existential meaning. The belief in the dream becomes an article of faith that precludes selfexamination and leaves the dreamer stuck in a cycle of aspiration and failure that they refuse to break for fear that doing so will invalidate all actions that have hitherto imbued their life with meaning. Dreams are not guarantees and like any product we have to be savvy consumers in what ideals we buy into. We need to be critical thinkers and if we fail to question the reality that is promulgated by our social milieu we become mindless consumers and never question the veracity of societal myths and dreams. While dreams can enrich life, they can also distort reality if unrealistic. Perhaps equally tragic are the consequences that we never think critically about the choices that we make and the ideology that underpins them. We continue to believe in the dream and its ongoing relevance even though the experiences in our own lives challenge it. By believing in the dream, we are protected from introspection and even justifying all choices, deluding ourselves that things can only get better. My father Ping says that life is defined by our actions and our actions are inspired by our dreams. For him Australia did help him realise his dream and as has become the land of opportunity. What distinguishes Ping from the Willy Lomans of this world is that he did not believe that he could “come up with diamonds” for “being well liked” or that in some way the dream was a right rather than something you have to work for. Javin Sun GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Senior School English Why do we Study Texts? The study of interesting and boyfriendly texts develops boys’ creativity and critical thinking, as well as helping them to develop a sense of themselves, their world and their place within it. At Year 9, Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men raises issues of male friendship and the importance of relationships in maintaining a sense of self during difficult times. At the same time, boys are alerted to the discrimination faced by women and others in the not-so-distant past, a theme further explored in Year 10 through Larry Watson’s Montana 1948 and the confronting Australian documentary, The Tall Man. These texts make explicit that there are times when a person must stand up for what is right, even at great personal cost. Boys discover there are many ways to be a man; the caring but pragmatic George from Of Mice and Men, the passionately romantic Romeo, the unreliable Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby, Macbeth, the mad king distorted by ambition and the tragic hero Jasper Jones. Boys read the righteous poems of Wilfred Owen who wrote with the courage of his convictions, smashing the ‘Old Lie’ and exposing the horrific ‘truth’ of war.

Year 12 English Information Evening At the end of the year, many of our soon-to-be-Year-12 parents attended our informal English parent information evening where the boys’ teachers explain what Year 12 English is really like. The feedback from our parents was very positive, affirming our belief that parents have an important role in helping their sons through senior English. In a sense, English is a unique subject in the VCE curriculum because it is something we have all done and, in many cases, 46

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continue to do through speaking, reading, writing and engaging with the world. We strongly encourage parents to read the ‘set texts’ their boys will be studying and to discuss different ideas and perspectives with them.

Parent Book Club The book for our inaugural parents’ book club was a Year 12 text, Anna Funder’s Stasiland, which is part novel, part memoir, and part extended journalism. Among many interesting topics, we discussed how so many of the ideas and concepts that were a fabric of our own personal histories are completely foreign to our boys. For example, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dismantling of Communist Europe, and the Australian television drama Prisoner were all completely foreign concepts to most of the boys and had to be explicitly taught before they could really understand the impact of the secret police of the former East Germany, the Stasi.

Current Affairs Wednesday Precipitated by a suspicion that most of our boys do not read the newspaper and, as a result, are not up to date with current affairs, the English department, in conjunction with the library, held a number of current affairs mornings where boys and teachers alike sat around the large tables in the library to read the paper. Multiple copies of The Age, The Herald Sun and The Australian were provided and we discussed how events are not always reported in the same way or with the same emphasis. The mornings clearly highlighted the purpose of the VCE language analysis task, while exposing the boys to interesting writing and helping to inform them about the world and their place in it. Kristen Molloy, Head of English


Senior Student Writing In Year 12 English and literature classes several boys took the opportunity to respond creatively to texts. Below is an excerpt from Harrison Schulz’s short story An Ordered Mind, which was written in response to Peter Carey’s Collected Stories.

An Ordered Mind 1. The Party and the Catastrophe of ‘36 Before the election life was, in its totality, impoverished. The streets of The City (then named Civitas Libera)1 were littered with the scraps of promised dreams and ephemeral passions. The gutters ran with a foaming broth of crusty plastic and rigid corpses, with the man and the woman roaming the streets like mindless animals, using their freedom to create chaos and turmoil. The City was in entropy and the people looked back on this time as the Catastrophe of ’36.

justified the actions that were taken. They were voted in immediately following the Catastrophe. They renamed the city Urbis Servorum2. The details of The Party’s exact actions in the removing of the Liabilities are hazy in the eyes of Historians. Some say that they gathered up those that remained and slaughtered them, like a heard of brooding cattle. Others say that they simply convinced them to work, and that they are walking amongst the residents of The City, persuaded, they say, to see The Party’s better nature. The Party provides food and water clean and free of charge. All that they require is for its citizens to throughout the day, every day of the year, complete the Tasks they are set (two a day) with efficiency and with resolve. Such is the price that is paid for the gift of life.

2. The Nature of the Common Man

It was for this reason that The Party was forced to hold an election. The Party cleaned up the City and named the people who would not obey their laws Liabilities. Thus The Liability Protection and Prevention Party, as it was formerly called, was formed. The Party knew well that there had not been an election for many decades, but, as it was agreed, the circumstances wholly

The man begins his day by commuting his way into The City for work. He wears a grey suit, black shoes and a diagonally striped tie; similar, if not the same as the tie he sees on many of his co-workers, the man isn’t sure. He carries a small briefcase, one that states obviously, in its stature, that it is of little particular importance. But, as he has told himself many times before, holding the briefcase makes the man feel as though he has something to leave behind.

1. Translated means city of freedom

2. Translated means city of slaves

The man’s routine may, to you, seem mundane; but to the man, his duties and the ways he goes about them are freeing. For him, the feeling of order has become his only solace, it is a sameness that prevents his life from being caught in the grip of misdirection. The man needs order, and in a way order needs the man, for they both consider themselves insignificant, and this is to the man an essential element in the circle of life.

routine. I did not know why they asked these questions.

A large portion of the man’s life is taken up by commuting. It is a time of intense reflection, at least that is what the man assumes, but oftentimes it is enough for him to simply wander amidst the absence of thought – looking through the limited file cabinets that he has so expertly lined up within his brain, and with arms at his side, admiring his own work. The cabinets provide the man with a unique and opportune way of limiting his own mind. In this, he himself can choose what The Party suggests he should think. The man is extremely proud of this ability.

My floor is covered in a grey carpet, stained in some areas by what could be age, could be coffee, and could be blood. The roof mirrors the greyness of the floor and has similar stains as well. I assume those are due to age, or water leakage in the roof, unless my Predecessors threw coffee at the roof.

Do you know? by Campbell Clapp is written in the style of Peter Carey. I was hired for one reason, and that is, to do one thing. At least, that’s what it says on my Forms of Employment. In my interview for the job, I was asked nothing of my skills or my working experience. Instead, I was asked questions about my family and my friends. I was asked about my personal habits; my hygiene, diet and daily

In my office there is a desk with a computer, mounds of paperwork, seven pens, four pencils and a ruler in a stationary cup. In my top left drawer there is a calculator, a stapler and a hole-punch. The room is always kept at 28 degrees. I asked to change the temperature on my first day. I was told no. I have become used to it now; it is suffocating and comforting.

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the Question any more. If I answer correctly, then I will be of no more use to them, and I will be given `my papers and I will leave. If I answer incorrectly, the Representative will say, very good. We will meet again at this time next week. I am not allowed to lie when I answer. If I am found to be lying, then I will not get my photo on the wall when I leave. I must record all my attempts in a folder called The Justification Report. Each week I write down my answer to the question, and why I came to that conclusion. The justification report of each Predecessor sits underneath his photo; a ledger of all their attempts to decide what their role at The Company was. On the last page of each report is the answer that removed each man from the service of the company. The first week that the Representative came to my office, I had no idea He was coming and thought it was a joke when The Representative said, do you know why you were hired? I chuckled and said, to do my job. He said, very good. We will meet again at this time next week. The second week I knew it was coming, and I prepared. After He asked the question, I began to respond, I’ve been reading about... But The Representative cut me off and said, your job is not to read. Very good, we will meet again at this time next week. That was the week that I started reading the Justification Reports of my

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Predecessors. I found all the options they had guessed, the same ones that had first been through my mind: because of my skill, because of my obedience, because of my knowledge. Then there were the frustrated answers: because I wanted to, because I had to, because I had nothing better in my life. It was hardest for the first of my Predecessors; His folder was the biggest. The next man figured it out very quickly; he only had three pages. In total there were 7 folders. 7 folders for 7 pictures on the wall. I have now completed 37 pages of my Justification Report. Each week I am left with no option but to continue my work. Page after page slides across my desk to be stamped, signed, initialed, read or shredded. Yet none of these roles is the reason I was hired. On my first day I was given my email account details, but I have not once received an email, or needed to send one. Above my door, a note was written saying you are valued by The Company. My work is vital to the success of The Company. At least that is what I am told. When He came this week the question I had no response prepared. I said, I don’t know. Why was I hired? I now have no job. My photo was put on the wall. My Justification Report was 83 pages long. It is neither the longest nor the shortest. I received my papers, and caught the elevator from the 37th floor, to the first. I walked past the receptionist, and out the front door. The Company Car was waiting for me to take me away. I opened the door to the car. It was hot and stuffy, with bits of crumbs

and what felt like sand in the crevices of the seat. The driver did not say anything, and the dark windows stopped me from seeing outside the car. He was kind because of his inapproachability The car stopped three times: the first, out the front of a pharmacy. He brought back a packet of cigarettes. He smoked three of them, inhaling deeply, and then blowing the smoke out his nose. The second time, he walked into a supermarket. He returned very quickly, with a clear plastic bag with several items in it. I did not stare at the bag too long, in case I found out what was in it. He placed it on the seat next to me. I desperately wanted to know what was in it. The driver did not say anything. The doors were not locked, and I could have run away. But I stayed. The third time, he stopped the car, turned it off, turned to face me briefly, then removed the keys and went outside. He began digging. 7. Page 84 of Justification Report: Worker #4657832 F Weeks of Employment: 83 Notes: Worker #4657832 F was silent in the car. Worker #4657832 F did not attempt to run away. Worker #4657832 F’s death was quick. Small amount of blood on Officer 734562 G’s shirt: request one replacement Worker #4657832 F’s photo taken post mortem. Attached for display Worker #4657832 F was buried successfully


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Extension Studies Year 7 and 8 There were many highlights this year, with our first group of Year 8 extension boys entering the F1 in Schools competition being one of them. In Term 1 we visited the F1 at Albert Park where the boys enjoyed watching the 2014 F1 in Schools National Finals. They also had the pleasure of meeting former F1 driver David Coulthard. The boys had the privilege to be part of a presentation on the history of aerodynamics in Formula 1 as part of their involvement in the F1 in Schools program. Matthew Anderson and Ewen Cole from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport made a very interesting and engaging presentation to the group and delved deep into the physics behind the ever-changing innovations in car design. Each team designed a virtual 3D model on Autodesk and then used 3D printing technology to digitally cut their car out of balsa wood. The cars were then painted and wheels were added before racing them on a 25-metre dragstrip at speeds above 80 kilometres per hour. All three teams of four boys competed at the state finals in November. This program has given the boys a great 50

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opportunity to use the design process to engineer and manufacture their own F1 cars. The boys have certainly enjoyed themselves along the way and some very important connections with industry have been established in the process. The focus with extension continued to be an integrated approach at Year 7 and 8 with curriculum based in-class support combining with hands-on activities in a withdrawal setting. There was also still time for challenges, with the maths challenge

and the ASX 300 stock market game ranking among the favourites. There was the opportunity to experiment with video editing in humanities and English and to explore the history of photography and to use Photoshop along with problem solving in robotics. A number of the Middle School boys created their own videos this year on topics such as carbon dating and homelessness, with the best videos shown at a special extension studies assembly. Leo Kouskouris and James Konstas also helped to


Our three assigned charities were: • Polyglot Theatre in Frankston North, which is a community based theatre production group helping at-risk students in disadvantaged areas. Requested: $14,000. Granted: $3,500. • Ardoch Youth Foundation, based in St Kilda, which also helps disadvantaged children with a range of support services required to be able to continue in education. Requested: $10,000. Granted: $7,000. create a pendulum wave machine for extension during Science Week, which was shown at the same assembly and is now on permanent display in the science department. The Philosophy Colloquium program, co-hosted by Firbank Grammar School, provided another fantastic opportunity for deep thinking and creative debate. We discussed ‘time’, ‘justice’ – looking at the penal system – and finally ‘ethics’. We talked about how we value people within society and is there a fair way to punish people for their crimes? The conversation was animated and varied and the depth of thinking was impressive. The boys have thoroughly enjoyed another fantastic year of philosophy with Firbank. Thanks to Miss Trethowen from Firbank and Mr. Watson for organising the year, and, of course, the afternoon tea.

Year 10 Youth in philanthropy was a major highlight again in Year 10 with the final report from the boys revealing just how seriously they took to this challenge. On Wednesday evening on the 12th of August, Mr. Watson and Miss Duggan had the pleasure of accompanying Robert Tongs, Simon Farrow, Nick Braddon, David Lawlor, Zachary Warren, Ben Lawlor, Julian Ou, Branko Skocic and our mentor Darren McConnell to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Youth in Philanthropy 2015 Graduation Ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall. The hard decision of how to allocate the $15,000 was complete and the boys were very professional in the way they presented their final decision to the CEO and other board members.

• Bayley House in Brighton, which is a charitable organisation that caters for higher needs intellectually disabled clientele. Requested: $5,000. Granted: $4,500. The aim of the program is to inspire young people to use their enthusiasm, creativity and energy to begin a lifelong commitment to giving through activities that have a positive impact on the communities they live and will, one day, work in. Considering the impact the program had on our boys, this aim was clearly achieved. We would like to thank the LMCF along with Darren McConnell for this wonderful opportunity and we would also like to congratulate the boys on their conduct throughout the process. Jamie Watson, Head of Extension Studies

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F1 in Schools As part of the extension studies program for this year, Year 8 extension students undertook a unit called F1 in Schools. Essentially, it is a unit where the boys use 3D software to design their own scale model F1 racing cars. A component of this study was for the boys to spend a day at the Melbourne Grand Prix where they collected their own data to help make sense of firsthand observations. The main purpose of the visit was to witness the national finals of the 2014/15 F1 in Schools™ challenge. F1 in Schools™ is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary program. It inspires students to collaborate with industry partners within the context of their projects to learn about engineering principles such as physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, leadership/teamwork, media skills and project management, and then to apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way. The F1 in Schools™ program addresses several key learning areas, whilst at the same time getting students interested and involved in engineering, design, science and mathrelated classroom activity. The program relies on public speaking, project planning, development and management, resource procurement, industry links, graphic design and manufacturing engineering. In addition to the more obvious outcomes, students develop many personal and employability skills. These include learning about working in a team, working towards a common goal, time and resources management, seeking industry support and mentors. On the 3rd September 2015, an excited group of Year 8 extension studies boys had the privilege of being part of a presentation on the history of aerodynamics in Formula 1 as part of their involvement in the F1 in Schools 52

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program. Matthew Anderson and Ewen Cole from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport made a very interesting and engaging presentation to the group and delved deep into the physics behind the ever-changing innovations in car design. The timing was perfect with the F1 in Schools teams only weeks away from finalising their own 3D Autodesk designed cars.

Schools state finals. Globally, over nine million students compete from 47 countries, with Australia being the most successful country ever with a total of four world titles. Victoria is also the strongest state in the country so we were up against the best in the world. We had the following three teams entered in our first year in the event:

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Adrenaline Racing – Jeremy Annal, Daniel Ward, Lionel Wang

We spent three days at Deakin University in the last week of November in their wonderful CADET facilities at the School Of Engineering near Geelong competing in the F1 in

Illumin-8 – Curtis Wilson, Dennis Gu, Liam O’Kaine, Sam Haddon. Team Aus-Racing – Ryan Hartshorne,


Tom Bartels, Martin Kulesza, Devon Hendrie, Patrick Liddle. Each team had to form a fully operational F1 team, including team name, positions of responsibility, three scale model cars, design and testing, engineering reports, marketing and sponsorship, uniform design and production, website, promotional merchandise and a comprehensive portfolio, just to name a few. Each team has spent well over 100 hours of time completing all of the necessary components of the competition. Without access to most of the technical equipment that

other schools already have, all three teams still performed very well with Team Aus-Racing being our standout team overall. The Team Aus-Racing members were rewarded for their hard work, receiving one of two encouragement awards given to teams from schools new to the event. Their booth display, sponsors, team uniforms, portfolio, verbal presentation and engineering reports were excellent. Tom Bartels also recorded the third fastest reaction time in the state during the elimination racing. Jeremy Annal from Adrenaline Racing was our in house

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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. 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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YEARS 3&4 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. Boys participated in activities that promoted the health-related fitness components of cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility and strength.

YEARS 5&6 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, cardio-respiratory fitness, body growth and flexibility influence and are influenced by physical activity, and participated in activities to develop these attributes. During physical education classes throughout the year, all boys from from Prep to Year 6 also practised skills in preparation for House swimming, cross country, athletics and tabloid sports. Ben Ryan and Stuart Thompson, HPE Teachers


Middle and Senior School The aim of the curriculum is to develop a broad set of skills and challenge the boys in a variety of activities. Key HPE activities included Year 9 sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, Year 10 PE classes coaching the ELC boys, and VCE classes coaching the Junior School boys. While learning essential skills, the boys were able to act as excellent role models to the younger boys. VCE students visited Exercise Research Australia to conduct the VO2 Max test and develop their knowledge in preparation for examinations. Health lessons introduced Making the Link – a program designed to assist boys in help-seeking behaviour, giving them the skills, knowledge and confidence to get help when required. We are very proud of the Relationships IQ program in Health. We are teaching boys the skills required to build respectful relationships and developing their knowledge of their rights and responsibilities in a relationship. New for 2016 is the sport and exercise science course that will be running in Year 10. This is an area that the department is committed to develop and improve and we are excited about the links we are developing with a number of professional sports teams and other organisations.

Health and PE Week In 2015 Health and PE Week was an outstanding success and a big thank you goes to all the people who made it happen. The PE staff organised many events to raise awareness of health and physical education, including the BGS Gift. The race was run to the line with Tom Wallace finishing in third and Ben Tegoni taking second just behind

the winner, Harry Potter. It was one of the highlights of the week and all competitors did themselves proud. The Mitchell and Crowther were packed with boys from the Middle School and Senior School participating in five-a-side soccer, touch and longest football kick. Boxing after school was a big hit with the boys, who turned up in large numbers to get involved in something different from their normal training. The staff were also involved and before school they participated in yoga, boxing, walking, running, bike riding and a PT session run on the Rec. Although there were a few sore bodies the next day it was great for the staff to be modelling the behaviour that we encourage our boys to develop. Peter Whitehead, Head of Health and Physical Education

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History Senior School As part of the history program, every student in Year 10 went to the Jewish Holocaust Museum. Through this experience we learnt about the genocide of millions of people who were killed by Hitler during his campaign to create the perfect race, received a guided tour of the museum gallery, and listened to a Jewish Holocaust survivor’s first-hand account. Probably the most interesting part of this experience was hearing the story of a Holocaust survivor. We learnt about the terrible conditions in the ghettos and how he was taken away to Auschwitz execution camp. As a strong male, he was sorted by the Nazis to 56

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work in a coal mine under appalling conditions and with virtually nothing to eat. We were shown his serial code tattoo that he received during the registration process. In 1945, he was one of the thousands remaining at the camp who marched all the way from Poland to Germany. If anyone collapsed it was imminent death. What was interesting was that after he was saved by the allies, rich and luxurious foods were offered and because they were not used to it, many people did not make it because their bodies could not cope.

able to return to Poland and every day would be a day not knowing if his family was still alive. He was granted immigration to Australia and was very thankful for the opportunity. He said that although he is now 90 years old and no matter how much his past had haunted him, he feels it is his duty to tell us his story and pass it on to the younger generations.

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We all got something out of this experience and increased our understanding of our history. It was truly worthwhile.


Humanities

As we walked into the wonderful world of humanities, without realising it at first, so many doors to more and more learning experiences had been opened. The compelling enthusiasm of all the humanities teachers sparked a mood of enjoyment and love of what we were doing in class. Definitely the interesting and thoughtprovoking humanities subject (and in my opinion schooling in general) is history. In Year 7, we started off the year with history as our humanities subject and we began by learning the basic inquisitive skills that historians must

have. We learnt that historians, in most cases, must make assumptions from evidence they have found, about a person, place or thing. Something Mr. Marshall said to the class that I will not forget is, “Boys, in humanities, any answer you give can be correct, as long as you are able to justify it!� With this is mind we were able to take a whole new approach to how we looked at our studies and as the semester progressed, our skills as historians just got better.

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The Year 8 curriculum started with a reversal of subjects. The geographical issues investigated were ‘landforms and landscapes’ and ‘urbanisation’. The boys took a field trip to Brighton Beach and examined the formation of the landscape, and collected data on the ways the beach is used and has been managed. In ‘urbanisation’, the boys examined the rise of urban settlements, the factors that see people moving into these environments, as well as the problems that come along with the opportunities.

Year 8 history picked up from the fall of the Roman Empire and examined the Middle Ages; an era marked by expansion and discovery, disputes over who should rule, a plague and holy wars. However, history is not just to learn facts, dates, names, places and events. It is also to build on the skills introduced last year in preparation for Senior School. Thank you to the humanities team who imparted their wisdom and skills to the boys. We look forward to building on those experiences in 2016. Christian Machar, Head of MS Humanities


Year 8 Humanities Year 8 humanities studied geography in Semester 1 and history in Semester 2. The main focus in Semester 1 was learning geographical skills and concepts, and urbanisation. In Term 1, we had an excursion down to the Brighton Baths to look at how the environment has changed over time. This involved using geographical concepts and also led onto an assessed outcome of how Brighton Beach is used by the public. For the urbanisation unit we had many tasks. One of the main tasks was a group project where we created a website or PowerPoint page, about urbanisation in a chosen megacity. This task allowed us to collaborate with our peers and gave us an opportunity to learn new skills using our laptops. In Semester 2, the history topics were set in the Middle Ages. We learnt about the Vikings and how they went about their lives. We completed a source analysis of the Bayeux Tapestry, which is about the Battle of Hastings and the fight to be the next King of England. Over a period of two weeks we rotated from one topic to another, learning about the feudal system, the Catholic Church, and crime and punishment. To finish the term, we completed an in-class essay on the Black Death. Finally, we had an examination on all the history topics learnt. Overall, I feel that Year 8 humanities in 2015 has been a success with some new staff, technology and topics. Harrison Preston, Year 8

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Languages Junior School Chinese Our Chinese program is a great opportunity for the boys to learn about Chinese culture and its language, Mandarin, in Years 5 and 6. We teach Chinese for one period per week using our innovative teaching method that separates spoken Chinese from character recognition. The boys are often amazed at their fast progress. Our cultural activities also give the boys an insight into various aspect of Chinese culture. This year, the boys in Year 5 and Year 6 experienced Chinese New Year Festival celebrations through various activities. They studied the topic of Chinese immigration in 1800s to complement the Gold Rush theme they were studying. They also learnt the origin of Chinese characters and tone structures in the Chinese language. The boys have also been learning vocabulary relating to introducing themselves and family members. They have worked with worksheet exercises, role-plays, and using a wide range of ICT multimedia activities. In class, the boys discussed topics including ‘why is filial piety so important in Chinese culture?’; ‘what do Chinese people usually eat and why?’; and ‘how do Chinese celebrations compare with celebrations in Australia?’. Over the year, the boys have commented that the more language they have learnt, the more cultural knowledge they have learnt. They are already are able to sing several Chinese songs and recognise many simple Chinese characters. Many of the boys have said that learning Chinese is fun!

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Junior School Japanese In Japanese this year the focus was again on language acquisition through culturally rich and relevant enjoyable activities. By establishing a safe, nonjudgemental and sometimes ‘fun’ environment, often with an end ‘product’ to create, the boys felt encouraged to use unfamiliar vocabulary and learn patterns of language. The cultural basis of language was set in relief by taking the lead for topics from the boys’ classroom humanities studies. This meant that the boys could see similarities and differences in the way cultures think and ‘talk’ about the same cultural topics. In Prep, boys explored transport systems and fairy tales in Japan. They learnt about the impressive railway network and they were especially interested in the Shinkansen and the array of food and beverages provided by the railway hostesses on them, viewing informative videos on it. The classes also were introduced to Japanese fairy tales, some of which (just like western fairy tales) employ a devil character (or in Japanese, an ‘oni’). Each boy tried their hand at creating their own version of an oni mask, the likeness of which they will be able to readily see should they visit Japan, a Japanese festival or even some Japanese restaurants. One of the boys’ favourite fairy tales was ‘Momotaro’ (Peach Boy), which had some drawing comparisons to the story of James and the Giant Peach. In Year 1, the classroom theme of water creatures offered a perfect chance for boys to learn about Japanese culture’s intimate and historic relationship to the sea and the vocabulary that accompanies it. Year 2 boys made use of their iPads to create vocabulary slides of family members, thus boys were able to use their own creations to test themselves on the Japanese word for sister (oneesan), father (otoosan), mother (okaasan) and more. Colours and clothing were the focus for vocabulary acquisition at Year 3, with boys using their iPads to display items and labelling and adding a recording of the ‘correct’ Japanese pronunciation for each item. Year 4 boys built upon their knowledge of transport to look at modes of travel to destinations, and boys had to construct full sentences around their travel plans adhering to correct patterns of grammar. Through role play they also learnt the formality and vocabulary around Japanese self-introductions and greetings. At each level, boys are encouraged to capitalise upon their interest and linguistic skills by making use of extension resources.

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Japanese This year’s class for Japanese has been one filled with vast learning, while also being extremely entertaining and humorous. Due to the small class numbers, there was always the opportunity to learn deeply without distractions, where the incredible Ms. Hunt, always passionate and keen for the boys to do as well as possible, would help us improve our Japanese talents in all facets of the language. With Kanji tests every Friday and numerous role plays applying our speaking and listening knowledge, Japanese proved to be a subject focused on developing skills for the future, as well as being easy to learn, very interesting and a subject all the class looked forward to attending. Overall, the year has been thoroughly enjoyable, with all the boys extremely thankful for Ms. Hunt’s hard work and dedication, agreeing that Japanese is a great language to study, in addition to being fascinating and entertaining.

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Middle School LOTE and Art Exhibition An excited group of Year 7 and 8 boys proudly exhibited their Chinese character LOTE mugs and their LOTE funky Chinese character 3D models in the Middle School creative art show. The funds raised from selling LOTE mugs will go towards providing study tuition fees for two African boys, John and Timothy. It has been pleasing to see the enthusiasm the boys demonstrated in creating these artistic works, especially since it helped to support disadvantaged children in Africa. I am proud of our boys' abilities to reflect on and be grateful for what they have, to be compassionate towards others, and to contribute back to the community.

Linda Chen, Head of Middle School LOTE

French Exchange Student – Theo Doucet I am a French student living in Bordeaux, France. In 2015, I did a five-week exchange in Melbourne with David Mirmilstein. I really enjoyed my stay in Australia – it permitted me to discover this country’s beautiful wildlife. I had a joyful experience with my Australian host family. We went to Port Douglas to holiday, which included diving at the Great Barrier Reef, which was exceptional. However I have to say that the most surprising aspect of Australia that I experienced during my stay was the School. Schools in France are very different from Australia and during the course of my time I discovered the Australian school milieu. At the beginning of my stay, I thought that uniforms were relatively annoying because we don’t have them in France and at first it was a bit of a nuisance, but after three weeks I realised that it was a very good idea to have one. Secondly, Chapel was extremely astonishing for me, especially the fact that I had to do it as part of the school curriculum – going every week on a Wednesday to attend Chapel for an hour. I have never experienced that before and it was somewhat different for me. Of course, I need to mention the huge difference between Australian and French classes. The general atmosphere during the days, the interaction with the teachers and the comfortably sized classes made school really enjoyable and more productive, as I could easily ask the teacher questions and get help. I would like to say thank you to all the teachers and the School for the warm welcome and care they showed me regardless of the fact that I was not officially a student. To conclude, I spent five unforgettable weeks in Australia, during holidays and during school time and I really want to say thank you to the students I met, the teachers, the School and my host family for the experience they offered me.

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Chinese Exchange Program Students from Ningbo #4 High School, which hosted BGS boys on the exchange program last year, were given the opportunity to come to Australia and experience a week in the life of a BGS student. The 11 students and two staff visited famous landmarks within Victoria, experiencing the Australian culture, and were also involved in classes at BGS. Throughout the week they stayed with BGS boys and their families, and over the weekend they had the opportunity to see much more of what Melbourne has to offer. A special mention should be given to Ms .Ting for all her hard work in organising this week and to Mrs. Pan and Mrs. Xie from Ningbo #4 High School for giving both the BGS boys and the students of Ningbo a great opportunity. All of the students from both Ningbo #4 High School and Brighton Grammar grasped the opportunity and enjoyed every minute of it. These few short passages they wrote, in contrast to ours, really help describe the differences between China and Australia. A cultural shift has taken place over the past two years. The Chinese exchange students gave us a glimpse into the lives, the habits and the routines of students from China. It was unique in the fact that not only did we see how their school selves acted, but also the regimented and structured setting of their home life. It was interesting to see how far apart the expectations, behaviours and activities were from people in continents so close together. Overall it was an amazing experience for both parties, eye opening because we were able to experience such a different culture first hand, seeing what life is like as a Year 11 student in China. Benjamin De Worsop 62

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Students’ Reflections The world is so big that it is always difficult for two to meet. Now that we have met, we need to cherish this period of time. I am very grateful that I can go to Melbourne and meet you. I feel that this has been the luckiest thing in my life. Thank you very much. Su Kelu As an exchange student, I am very pleased to come to Brighton Grammar School. In a week at your school, I experienced new educational concepts; with great fun and humorous lessons, rich and colorful extra-curricular activities, as well as personalised courses. Of course, they are warm-hearted and friendly boys too. The week I spent at BGS will be a lasting memory for me. Zhou Zhiyi


Sincere friendships will not be separated by the barrier of staying at different places, yesterday’s memories will not be changed by the dilution of long time. Still remember, under the oak tree, the figure when you walk towards me; still remember, in classes, the voice when you explain patiently to me; still remember, on the golf course, the smile when you turn around and cast a happy look at me; still remember, at home, the expression when you face your work. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you, although it is summer, I can still feel the warmth. Guys, if we’re meant to meet again, our paths will cross!

The Chinese program that Brighton Grammar has incorporated has definitely been beneficial for all the boys who are studying Chinese. This program has given us the wonderful opportunity to enrich ourselves in the unique Chinese culture and the opportunity to improve our developing Chinese. Having gone to China with the School last year, this year we hosted the Chinese exchange students. I had the pleasure to host ‘Paige’, a 17-yearold female student from Ningbo. Not only did she come bearing gifts (beautiful traditional Chinese robe) but also taught us about her life in China. Although the whole week was a memorable experience, including visiting the city and going to the aquarium, perhaps my most notable memory was having to speak Chinese and translate Paige’s comprehensive Chinese over the dinner table for my amazed parents. This not only improved my Chinese but my parents were in awe with how far my Chinese had come. Thank you to Brighton Grammar and to Mrs. Ting for this invaluable opportunity. Sanjeev Haikerwal

I like the sunshine of Melbourne in winter. It’s so warm, it makes people reluctant to leave. I like my warm-hearted friends in Melbourne, not willing to say goodbye at the end.

I hosted Zhou Guanchen. It is a quiet walk down Black Street to Middle Brighton station – one that is quite the opposite of the busy streets of Ningbo, China. In the same way that I felt my experience in China was drastically different to the one I was used to in Melbourne, his must have been the same. From living in Zhou Guanchen’s house and enjoying the care of his mum to returning the favour and hopefully providing an equally warming environment, I have developed a strong friendship that is unique; a friendship that combines the lifestyle of an Australian high school student and a Chinese high school student.

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Chen Yi In Melbourne, the sunshine is very warm, the stars are very charming. The most unforgettable food I’ve ever eaten are pancakes, because William made them for me with his heart. The most unforgettable people I’ve ever meet are the friends I made in the Brighten Grammar School, although we didn’t know each other before. Chen Yunqi Melbourne is an unforgettable city, I miss the days when I lived there, I miss the toast that Joe made for me, also I miss my ‘Australia family’, and I really miss my friends at Brighton Grammar School. I really hope we can see you again! Zhou Nan

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Senior School French This year, Year 10 French has been very different and beneficial. From day one the workload hit us hard and we could sense that the standard had really stepped up a level. When we start a unit we are introduced to lots of vocabulary related to the area of study, which includes nouns, adjectives, quantities and verbs. We may also be introduced to new grammatical structure, commonly linked with verb tenses. This year’s units have included vocabulary about food and drink, parts of the body (including common bodily injures), and talking about what happened in the past. Along with these units, we have been introduced to the imperfect, future simple and imperative tenses, which have been comprehensively taught and practised throughout the year. I believe that this year’s French experience has been an enjoyable and thoroughly beneficial and I look forward to the years of French to come. Xavier Pym, Year 10 Year 10 French was fun and interesting as our class was great and we learnt so much quite quickly. Everyone in the class had an interest and we all wanted to be there, which meant we could learn so much so quickly. The use of Quizlet and Socrative on our laptops, as well as our textbooks, made French fun, competitive and easier to learn and commit to memory. It is very motivating to be able to hold a conversation quite comfortably with a variety of vocabulary. Ryan Riddell, Year 10 French is a fascinating language to learn. It has its fun and its difficulty, as it includes more tenses and words seem more complicated than English. However, such challenges encourage me to study, to improve my knowledge. As I keep learning, the beauty of the language helps me immerse myself in my studies. Speaking French is also amusing. It has its special fluency, and no matter whether you’re saying or hearing it, it sounds like poetry. Steven Zhang, Year 9 I chose French because I wanted to be able to speak three languages to make it easier to communicate with people I may meet in the future. At first I thought French was confusing because there are many forms for a single word. But after studying it, I found it fun and not too hard. If you study hard, do homework and always listen to the teacher you can find yourself improving quickly. In French class, I have the chance to study new stuff, review what I learnt and see what I am struggling with. Choosing French as second language is my best choice ever. Daniel Gu, Year 9

Soirée Française à BGS Cette année, les étudiants de la classe de VCE Français 3/4 ont participé à deux événements formidables en combinaison avec des autres écoles privées de Melbourne. Ces événements ont permis aux étudiants de pratiquer leur conversation française pour l'examen oral, en s'amusant, en même temps avec les étudiants d'autres écoles qui apprennent le français. Melbourne Grammar School était la première école à organiser un événement. Vendredi 20 mars, quelques étudiants sont allés à la soirée, avec les étudiants de Firbank Grammar, St Michael's Grammar, Carey Grammar, Melbourne Grammar et Melbourne Girls' Grammar. Selon les étudiants de BGS, l'événement était très utile et agréable. Jeudi 10 septembre, Brighton Grammar a organisé une soirée dans la bibliothèque. L'espace était arrangé avec des canapés mis en paire, avec l'intention de changer les groupes toutes les cinq minutes de conversation – un peu comme le « speed dating ». Donc, nous avons pu améliorer notre français, et peut-être nous avons pu apprendre des nouveaux mots et des nouvelles phrases. A dix-sept heures les étudiants sont arrivés – il y avait environ trente étudiants de Brighton Grammar, St Michael's Grammar, Shellford Grammar et Melbourne Grammar. Pendant l’événement, chaque étudiant a pratiqué pendant plus d'une heure sa conversation française. Ensuite, les étudiants ont socialisé en profitant de légers rafraîchissements. Tim Semmens, Year 12

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Lingua Latina resurgit! Cicero would be impressed. Not only are many disciplines now expressing an interest in pursuing studies in Latin, but also there is now a new direction, new exciting texts and ways of approaching Latin. Gone are the old ways, in one sense anyway, of E(L)ATEN FOR TODAY and even the pedantic and sometimes erroneous Oxford Latin course. Cicero’s rigour has replaced endless watching of Troy and Gladiator, with interesting approaches to learning real grammar and linguistically exploring the nature of our own, very rich (in many respects due to our heritage from Latin) English language.

French Soiree at BGS This year, the VCE French 3/4 class has participated in two fantastic events in conjunction with some of the other private schools of Melbourne. The events allowed the boys to practise their general conversation and detailed studies for the oral exam, while also having a good time with other students who are studying French. Melbourne Grammar School was the first to hold an event. On Friday 20th March, several BGS boys went to the soiree, along with students from Firbank Grammar, Carey Grammar, Melbourne Grammar and Melbourne Girls’ Grammar. The students found the event very useful and enjoyable. On Thursday the 10th September, Brighton Grammar held a soiree in the library. The space was arranged with several pairs of chairs, with the intention to change the groups each five minutes of conversation – a bit like speed dating. We hoped this would enable us to improve our French, and learn some new words and phrases. At five o’clock in the evening the students arrived – there were about thirty students from Brighton Grammar, St Michael’s Grammar, Shelford Grammar and Melbourne Grammar. During the event, each student acquired over an hour of French conversation practice. Afterwards, the students socialised while enjoying light refreshments. Tim Semmens, Year 12

There are exciting challenges in deconstructing how verbs work. Who is the speaker? When is he or she speaking? How does a sentence work? How can it be made more interesting by placing words in a different order? How does a speaker build interest? The answer to this last question? It’s called rhetoric, something a number of our civic leaders have ingloriously failed to master. Virgil now reigns supreme. In Years 10, 11 and 12 this year, Aeneas has again recounted his Odyssey in books I to VI of the Aeneid. Infelix Dido has done her dash in resorting to an interlude with Aeneas in a cave during a mighty storm. Pious Aeneas, accompanied by the Sybil, has bribed Charon and his three-headed mutt, and traversed the Underworld. Hexameters abound! Ecce! Enjambent raises its very obvious occurrence from time to time, and there is hendiadys and metonymy, such scintillating academic observations relevant to 19th century German pedants. However, the real Virgil shines through: the angst, the notion of destiny, the travails of love, the heroism of battle, the rustic beauty borrowed from The Georgics. BGS Latin students have this year read far more Latin authors than in the past. Not only Caesar, but Livy, Sallust and Aulus Gellius and even Suetonius. The challenge of the dreaded ‘unseen’ translation has been embraced. Even amongst the boys of the Middle School, modified passages relating to the heroes and exploits of ancient Rome are on the agenda. The omens are positive. BGS does not rely on inspecting the entrails of however many white bulls or whether or not there are raptors flying over the clock tower; BGS relies on the growing enthusiasm of some of our very best students, those daring to accept the challenge of really embracing one of the subjects that leads to the formation of a truly educated being. Sequamur meliora indeed! Gaudeamus igitur. Laetissime et diligentissime optima sequamur. John Croft, Head of Latin

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Library Middle School The 2015 Middle School library program continues to be well lit from our floor to ceiling windows, and the growing plant life of the ground floor gardens deliver an inviting view for boys relaxing over books, study and chat. At the right time of year, the Melbourne sun streams over the carpet and tiles, and boys lap up the warmth and relax on the couches.

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A range of displays celebrating and commemorating significant events and writing styles have tempted boys to expand their reading. Chinese New Year, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, Staff Recommended Reads, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announcements, historical fiction, sci-fi and Most Borrowed Biographies. It is always interesting to see what displayed titles pick up in circulation in the weeks following a display. The Library Committee has selected books for purchase, and play a key role in returning and shelving the 1000+ loans our Middle School community borrows each year. The Combined Bookclub met with Firbank each term, with between 10 and 15 boys reading the term’s novel and attending our meeting. After small group discussion, we share our thoughts with the entire Bookclub and discuss further, and students enjoy afternoon tea before returning to their respective classes. This year we read Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale, Market Blues by Australian writer Kirsty Murray, and new book, The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brockett by John Boyle (author of the fabulous novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.) As anticipated 66

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in a discussion-based book club, these books allowed for plenty of strong discussions as we traversed different genres of sci-fi, historical fiction, and a whimsical fancy of realism. Chess club coaching at lunchtime was well attended, with some boys so engaged in the game and coaching tips, they would have to be dragged away from the board after class bells rang. Chess and cards as a recreational pursuit are a welcome activity and see their respective fans negotiating with the readers and other boys over the

fair use of space and areas that best suit their preferred activity. The library continues to provide a physical and online place where boys and their interests are supported through the provision of a modern and diverse collection, boys interests are encouraged by buying their suggested titles, and the collegial transfer of materials across all three library branches increases the speed at which boy and book can connect. Ms. Kris Paterson, Teacher librarian Norris Family Library and Resource Centre


Intermediate Senior School Library Writing Competition Winner

The Fog The frozen wind hit me like a brick. I couldn’t feel my hands, they were glued to the handle. It was silent on the road. The gripping of rubber and the sounds of gears and metal clashing was all I could hear. My legs were warm as I continued the repetitive motion. The boys that followed were of no importance of me, as I had never met them. They were not my friends. I needed the money. It was only thing I was thinking about, but I had to keep concentrating on the road. The ice made it extremely dangerous.

barren waste land. Even the sun has left me behind. I was alone, just me and my bike. A quick glance forward I saw I was approaching the pickup site. I had two hours before the fog covers the whole wasteland. I still remember the stories about the fog and how it killed the whole earth. There were still signs of the world before, in the distance, old building of broken concrete littered the land. I could see the drop off zone ahead of me.

The ice covering the asphalt wasn’t the worst of my problems. It felt to good go be true. Just pedal and pick up the box, get the reward. Doesn’t matter what the box is just pick it up and be done with it. The whistling wind weaved in and out of the alpine oak trees. I was surrounded by forest trees and shrubs. No help now as I entered in to the uninhabited area of the Mountain. My breath became shallow and short. I was still ahead of the other boys. They were older and bigger than I but were not as obviously as athletic as I was. I was on the running team at my local school. I was probably the best in the Mountain. Every morning I would jog around the block five times before getting ready for school. I was relying on my running ability to get me into to college obviously it didn’t work out so that’s why I am here now.

I felt tired, the thick polluted air was too much for me, but I was running out of time. I tried picking up speed, one leg after the other. I had the box in sight. The parachute was covering the package. I was so excited, I picked up speed and focused on the box ahead. In seconds, my joy turned to ashes in my mouth. My bike jerked forward and the back wheel lifted off the ground my body tipped forward and I crashed into the ground. I quickly picked myself up and brushed off all the dust and dirt. I had scrapped my knee and the blood stained my cloths. I turned my head to the bike to see its front wheel is completely broken. Anxiety rushed over me as I panicked. I inspected the bike further to see the tire and the wheel itself were bent 90 degrees. I looked in opposite direction to the mountain to see the fog gaining distance on me. I looked towards the mountain to see the straight path back home. It was too far. I wouldn’t make it in time and the Fog would burn me alive. I just had to roll the dice and try.

The forest was suddenly stopped by a tall, concrete wall. The road dipped down on a steep angle. I found the bike almost peddling for itself on the steep decline, and it was a long way down. The asphalt road soon ended after the steep road started to level out. Looking beside me I was surrounded by plain dirt and moss. The air smelled of rotten eggs. The surreal subtle sound of the pebbles and sharp stones grinding into the rubber wheels of my bike. The sounds of the other boys had gone long ago. I was left alone in the

I ran to the package and ripped off the parachute covering it. I took out the machete from my belt I started cutting the rope that was holding the package to the frame. I then opened the hard case door in the frame and there it was. It was a small metal briefcase with a lock on it. It was such a large package for a small briefcase. I was so eager to know what was inside but I didn’t want destroy what was inside. I grabbed it quickly and looked all around me. I squinted and saw a building in the far distance. With the

briefcase in my hand I started to run towards the building for shelter. I never ran so fast in my life. The ground was uneven. My balance is shaking back and forward. My legs started to cramp and my feet started to feel heavy. I started to slow down. My vision blurred and my breath’s became short and irregular. I kept on moving. The polluted air made it so hard to do anything physical. When I got to the building. It was a two storied farm house that was barely standing. I noticed a train track beside the house. It was heading straight towards the mountain. I walked around the building and saw an old steam train on its track. Fortunately, it was facing in the direction of the direction of the mountain. My luck was about to turn around. The train looked it bad shape it was a dark rusted colour. With holes all through it. It wasn’t attached to any other carriages. I looked towards the Fog and saw it getting even closer. I could start to smell the sulfur. I didn’t have much time. I jumped on the train and opened the coal hatch to see there was plenty of coal left. I didn’t know how to light it. I had no matches or anything that could set the coal on fire. I placed the briefcase on the ground and then I jumped off the train and jogged towards the house. The door resisted movement due to the hinges being rusted completely. I kicked the door down. I walked inside. There was nothing inside. I opened all the doors to try and find some matches and some fuel. I walked into the kitchen and pulled out the all the draws quickly. I found a box of matches in one of the draws and snatched it. I then needed to find some fuel. I found the door to the basement and kicked the door down. It was dark so I lit a match a proceeded down the staircase to the basement. I looked around the edge of the room to find some fuel. I saw a red plastic tub and grabbed it. I suddenly felt an extremely painful feeling in my right shoulder I turned around quickly and saw this GRAMMARIAN 2015

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ghastly entity standing in front me. It looked so human. Just pale skin and bone. Its torso was very small but its legs and arms were very long. It was a slender creature. Its eyes were white and without colour, and its teeth were sharp and few. It screamed loudly like a banshee. I was so scared, I didn’t care about the Fog anymore. I unsheathed my Machete from its holster and held it in front of me. My hand was shaking vigorously. Its pale eyes stared back at mine. Its left hand came swinging at my head. It narrowly missed. As I gained my balance, I thrust my machete into its chest. It screamed loudly again and jumped around the basement like a cricket. It turned towards me. I was ready for it to leap and it did. I closed my eyes and swung my machete downwards. I opened my eyes slowly I had blood all over me. I looked towards the creature to see its lifeless corpse on the ground with its head severed in two. I kicked its corpse. No response. I sheathed my blood covered machete and picked up the tub of petrol. I walked slowly out of the house as I saw the Fog roughly five hundred metres away. I jumped on the train and poured the petrol over the coal I then lit with another match and threw it on the coal. It set afire. I closed the hatch. But it wasn’t that simple I started pulling random handles frantically until finally the train came alive. The sound of the wheels moving gave me hope. The fog was only 100 metres away. The train wasn’t going fast enough. The Fog was getting closer and closer until it was right behind us it started cover the back of the train. I moved towards the front of the train to distance myself away from the Fog. The train thankfully, started to move faster than the Fog. I looked behind me to see the house consumed by the Fog. I sighed with relief. I started to feel the pain of the wound. I ripped part of my shirt and wrapped it around my shoulder. I had to tell the town about that creature. It’s the only living 68

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thing in the Fog. I don’t know how it survived the Fog. If one creature survived then more of those things were probably out there. I was worried it would come to the highland and attack the mountain. The train hit its maximum speed and was going along the tracks smoothly. I stuck my head out one of the holes in the hull

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and saw that the mountain wasn’t that far away. The road leading into the mountain was just five hundred metres to the right of the train track. I looked at the briefcase beside me and pondered all the questions that are still unanswered. All this trouble for this briefcase. I could barely contain myself, I wanted to know what was inside. I opened the hatch of the furnace and held the lock over the burning coal. I waited a while and soon the lock softened. I unsheathed my machete and struck the lock and it broke open. I flicked open the clips of the briefcase. The inside of the briefcase was littered with paper and documents. They were old and the font was blurry. Red classified stamp marks were all over the documents. I closed the briefcase and saw the mountain was only a few hundred metres away. I pulled a big lever on the left side of the train. I put all my weight on it until it budged. It slid all the way down. The train started to slow down rapidly. When it came to a stop I picked up the briefcase and jumped off the train. I tried not to exert myself too much. I started a small jog towards the road. I had less than 20 minutes to get up a two kilometre road to the mountain.

I started the walk up the road. I felt as if I was pulling a car up the road. One foot after another. It just became harder and harder. My grip became loose around the briefcase as my palms became sweaty. I tried to take big breaths but my lungs were failing me. My balance was sloppy and I was leaning forward to ease the work on my legs. My legs were on fire. I was looking up the hill, it was so far away I felt I wasn’t making any progress. It became too much. I paused to catch my breath, I looked towards the Fog and it was so close. I was running against time. I tried to sprint but I collapsed shortly after. Everything I felt was amplified. All I felt was pain. My palms were scratched and holding the briefcase was like carrying a large stone. The Fog was gaining more and more. I started to accept defeat. I was half way up the road. The Fog was right behind me I could feel it pushing me like a wave. I had only fifty metres to go. I was so close. I started to think of college. I remembered why I was doing this and what was at stake. I started to throw one leg after the other. Moving my arms back and forth like I was trying to fly. The air became fresh and the rotten egg smell started to leave my nose. I could smell the cold winter air. I felt hope. It became easier and easier to run. But the Fog was too fast. My hands were burning from the Fog. I was burning alive. My neck and hands were burning. Then the Fog stopped. I dropped to the ground. I crawled to the side of the road and covered my body in the snow. It felt so good, I was safe. I looked out over the mountain and saw the Fog over everything. It looked like a sea of clouds and mist. I lost my bike but it didn’t matter. I felt joy for the first time. I stood up and stretched and took a big, long breath. I was smiling while I was looking at the briefcase. Everything felt perfect. But then I heard that scream. Timothy Johnson, Year 10


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Senior School In 2015, the Senior School library continued to expand the programs and services it offers to the boys and BGS teachers. In conjunction with the English department, a new selection of books was purchased for Year 9 and 10 reading. The English teachers all worked to create new curriculumlinked tasks for the boys to complete in response to their reading. During Term 3, the library and English department also hosted a number of current affairs meetings before school where the boys were given access to copies of the daily papers and encouraged to discuss the issues of the day. The library also hosted events with other departments, such as the post-Budget Business Breakfast organised by Ms. Prue McLeod for VCE business students, the French conversation evening, organised by Mme. Karine Coste and the Super Smash Bros competition run by the Student Council. The teacher librarians have also worked to review the range of online resources provided for teachers and the boys and to increase their accessibility. The first step was to

Charlie Durkin introduces himself for Library Lovers Day aka Valentines social contract

arrange for single sign on for the library catalogue, meaning that all users signed into the School network are able to access the full range of resources and services available through the catalogue. This includes audio visual resources through Clickview and titles available through the Overdrive eBook library. The next step will be to enable access to the wide variety of databases across

all subjects using a single search through the catalogue. This work is mainly invisible, but enables the accessibility of library resources to all the boys and teachers all the time wherever they are, and supports the high-performance learning community at BGS. More visible, and more fun, is our program of activities. In second term, we ran regular Friday current affairs

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and general knowledge quizzes online. Each week there was a different focus as teachers and boys were encouraged to read the papers and search our online resources to win prizes. This culminated with a trivia table quiz held in the library at the end of term. Ably compared by Mr. Myles Collins, the quiz pitted the boys against teachers over two rounds. The teachers won, but the boys were very impressive. Congratulations to all who participated. Book Week ran once again in Term 3. The range of activities included a book sale, and displays of favourite genres and favourite quotes, with the boys contributing to these. The ‘match the teacher with the book’ competition ran once again with everyone interested to guess who read what. This year we held a teachers vs. students debate with the topic ‘That school should be a fourday week’. The debate was won by the student team of Campbell Clapp, Jaison Badger and James Moffat, but Mr. Andrew Barr was Best Speaker. In the following week, author James Phelan, who writes popular adventure series for teenage readers, spoke in the library and to all Year 9 English students. Once again, there were many interesting and exciting contributions to the SS Library Writing this year. The winners were Henry McDowell (Senior) and Tim Johnson (Intermediate), whose stories we are proud to print in the Grammarian. It has been a busy year in the Senior School library, as Ms. Paula Donnelly, Ms. Lisa Tabone and I worked to develop the resources to support learning at BGS and to create a place for study, reading and conversation for Senior School boys and teachers. Ms. Penny Roberts, Head of Library

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Campbell Clapp captivating his audience at the teachers vs. students debate

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Winner Senior School Library Writing Competition Senior

Arbeit Macht Frei Starving. Dying. All systems failing. These were the feelings all on board were experiencing. Those that still had a conscious thought that is. Those that weren’t numbed by the knowledge of no return. On board a freight train, and we were the cattle, on a one-way trip to the slaughter house. Not many people know what it’s like to be truly hated. I didn’t. I do now. I know what it’s like to live under a genocidal government, led by the creature from the nightmares that only psychopaths dream. I say live. That’s a lie. We die. We cower in fear until the grim reaper comes knocking on our door in a military suit, giving us the ticket to the end of our days. Plunged into darkness. Pure darkness. What does true darkness feel like? It feels like being in a locked crate with hundreds of other lifeforms, with no light, or even a place to rest. Many didn’t make the journey. They were the lucky ones. They were the ones who weren’t subject to cruel torture, brutal execution, and physical labour, in conditions worse than at the bottom of the darkest black hole. This was the journey to hell, and those that made it; those who survived the ordeal; were the ones who drew the short stick. I remember the day the walls stopped vibrating. The day the wheels stopped turning. The day we arrived at the gateway to Satan’s lot. I still remember those words printed on the entrance. The words that had become etched into the minds of so many with the misfortune of being one of us in a 1940s Europe.

‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ ‘Work makes you free’ Work makes you free? Lying bastards. No one gets out of Auschwitz alive. Over a million have come, and zero have returned. I had a son. Only one. I loved my son. I can vividly remember the last thing little Adrian said to me. “Are we going to be ok Daddy?” “Yes,” I told him. I had never lied to my son. I lied that day. I lied to make his last moments full of hope, rather than despair. He was only eight. I remember him getting led away. I kept my gaze for as long as I could before the tears flooded my eyes. My child was useless to the enemy. He couldn’t work. And I knew what happened to those that couldn’t work. I watched him get led off to die. To get locked in a room, with no chance of escape. Locked in a room with a thousand souls crying tears of cyanide; the last tears they’ll every cry. I was there. I was there on the 27th of January, 1945. I was there when the Red Army freed us from our shackles. I was lucky. Most people didn’t last as long as I did. I survived, but what for? Why did I survive? I had no family, everything I owned had been stolen, and I was all alone. Eveything I’d ever loved had been taken from me. Ripped from my grasp because of the 5-pointed star that I lived under. This was the curse of the Jew. To die together, or to live alone. I lived. I wish I hadn’t. Henry McDowell, Year 11

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Mathematics Junior School This year, a group of talented mathematicians from Years 5 and 6 participated in the Australian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO). APSMO consists of a series of five separate contests made up of challenging mathematical questions. It introduces students to important concepts, encourages flexible thinking and provides the thrill and satisfaction of solving problems. Congratulations to Finn McInerney (Year 6) and Matthew Hill (Year 5) who were our best performers and were ranked in the top 10% of the competition. The boys also had the opportunity to take a hypothetical $50,000 and create their own share portfolio in the ASX Sharemarket game. They bought and sold shares using real companies, live share prices and brokerage charges on every trade. Despite the market experiencing significant falls in the 10-week game period, it was a fruitful, enjoyable and ‘real life’ taste of maths for all involved.  Jane Lowe, Learning Strategies Teacher 72

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Middle School Personalisation and differentiation have been the keys to success in mathematics in Middle School this year. The boys have been on a journey discovering their strengths and weaknesses in different areas of mathematics, and have been given the tools and skills required to take control of their learning within each area. This has included a choice of ski slope difficulty levels from the mathematics textbook, with boys encouraged to challenge themselves with the dreaded Black run for topics they are excelling in, or perhaps take the beginners Green run for the topics that require a slower and steadier route. Online tools have been used to support this program, with Maths Pathway providing all boys with a personalised learning program based on diagnosed gaps in each topic, and HOTmaths being used regularly to check understanding both at school and at home. The boys have enjoyed using hands-on learning to consolidate mathematical ideas, for example a Shoebox Golf Tournament tested the Year 7 boys’ skills in positive and negative numbers while the Year 8 boys took to the Middle School playground to analyse the mathematics behind the shapes and measurements of the outdoor play equipment and furniture. Middle School boys have had outstanding results in the many mathematics competitions available to them in 2015, with boys participating in the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition, the University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition and the Australian Mathematics Competition. Well done to all staff and boys for a fantastic year of discovery and learning. Katie White, Head of Middle School Mathematics


Senior School

Melbourne University School Maths Olympics

What a great year for the mathematics students and staff at Brighton Grammar School. We started the year excited about the prospects of using the new Hancock wing with our classes and with a differentiated program available to all boys in Years 9 and 10.

In an hour-long competition, our boys strived against the best in the state to answer up to 25 questions of varying difficulty. The two teams performed very well, and I am pleased to announce that one team finished in second place – a stellar effort! Congratulations to the prize-winning team of Jack Coleman, Raymond Li, Phillip Guo, Kai-Yee Hall and Ian Tongs. These boys received $30 book vouchers and a pizza lunch for their efforts, as well as an invitation to compete in the open-entry Maths Olympics later in the year, where they competed well against some very well credentialed teams.

The model we now have encourages all the boys to improve and allows for significant movement for each topic. This encourages all of the boys to try harder and enables staff to work with the more able students to see what is required to succeed. It also allows us the flexibility to help those who find mathematics more challenging. In addition to thiswe are working specifically to improve problem-solving skills with both explicit teaching and withdrawing students with Dr Michael Evans across Years 7 to 10. More of the boys have entered competitions and problem-solving events than ever before and we have achieved some fantastic results. The following are our highlights from 2015.

Melbourne University Mathematics Competition We achieved some outstanding results. Jack Liu was awarded second prize, Daniel Gu and Ian Tongs achieved a Certificate of Merit, putting them in the top 35 students, and Kai Yee Hall was an Outstanding Award winner, placing him in the top 17 competitors.

The Australian Mathematics competition also saw the School achieve outstanding results with five prize winners in total, four from the Senior School and a record number of high distinctions with a number of these boys also close to receiving a prize. Prize winners were: Jack Liu (Year 9) and Year 10 boys David Lawlor, Paris Sitzoukis and Michael Wang. High distinctions were awarded to: Year 9’s Dylan Ingram, Ethan O’Brien, Declan Jeffrey, Andy Nie, and Daniel Gu; Year 10’s Jacob Ni; and Year 11’s Nadir Rizwan, Jack Coleman, Jack Dai, Bobby Zhou, Michael Chang, Kai-Yee Hall, Ian Tongs and Takanosuke Fujiwara. In Year 9, 72% of boys received a credit or higher, In Year 10, 63% of boys

received a credit or higher, In Year 11, 80% of boys received a credit or higher, and 100% of Year 12 boys achieved a credit or higher. We have also introduced weekly problem-solving questions. These have been popular and some great prizes have been awarded. Jack Liu (Year 9) is to be congratulated on being invited to compete in the Senior Mathematics Olympiad, which is the first step in making the Australian Olympiad team. He finished 16th out of all students in the country, mainly against students in Years 11 and 12, which is an outstanding achievement. He also achieved a distinction in the Tournament of the Towns, which is a competition run centrally in Moscow. I would like to thank the mathematics staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, without whom none of this would have occurred. This is especially true of the curriculum leaders, Chris Brand for Years 9 and 10 and Matthew McLellan for Years 11 and 12 who have worked tirelessly to ensure the programs run smoothly. The dedication of Andrew Barr, Tom Morehouse, Biddy Duckham, Michael Carrol and Dr Evans has also been appreciated. The future of mathematics is looking strong at Brighton Grammar and I look forward to reporting on even greater achievements next year. David Liddle, Head of Mathematics GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Outdoor Education The outdoor education department spent three days working with a select number of outstanding young men from Year 10 who have been trained to become the inaugural 2016 Outdoor Education Leaders. The training camp was based at Gilwell Park in Gembrook and the boys undertook a number of leadership activities, including high ropes challenge course, shelter building, initiative and problem-solving activities, teaching peers tent pitching, packing a pack, games, Trangia stove set-up and use, and cooking and serving of meals to large groups. One of the underlying aims of the program is for the Year 11 boys to provide outstanding leadership, mentoring, role modelling and establish stronger relationships with the younger boys throughout the Junior School and Middle School. It’s also hoped these boys, along with their peers, will continue to improve the culture and raise academic performance within the School. In 2016, these Year 11 boys will be placed with a class of boys from Years 5 to 8. They’ll be expected to visit their assigned class once a week, build relationships, participate in class activities (before school) and prepare their class for their outdoor education camp, which they’ll also attend. It’s a selfless role, completely dedicated to the boys and the school. It also requires a tremendous amount of personal organisation on the boys’ behalf. I’m really confident and very proud of what these boys have achieved and demonstrated over a short period of time. I’d particularly like to thank the tireless efforts, initiative, enthusiasm outstanding professional work ethic of Messrs Brophy, Hilditch, Jennison and Story who accompanied these 74

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young men and were a fine example throughout. Outdoor education is massive part of the boys’ lives here at BGS and it has been an absolute privilege redesigning the existing program and implementing a new vision for the boys from 2016. There are some very exciting learning programs in the pipeline, all specifically tailored to meet the needs of our boys.

A Program Overview This program is organised by the outdoor education department. It has been designed to provide a unique opportunity for boys to develop their character and leadership experience. The aims of the program are to develop young men who: • are going to inspire and promote our values and lead Brighton Grammar School

• are positive, responsible and influential role models and mentors for their younger and fellow peers • are caring, empathetic and selfless towards their younger peers • can confidently work as role models and assist teaching staff on an Outdoor Education program held within the lower year levels from Years 3 to 8 • develop leadership qualities and outdoor life skills that will be applicable throughout their lives • develop classroom/student management skills and work alongside a variety of teaching professionals • have the ability to confidently and safely lead younger students on outdoor education programs. Cameron Barry, Head of Outdoor Education


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Music “Music is not what I do, it’s who I am”. Music is all around us and such a big part of every person’s life, and in 2015 many of the boys and staff of the music department at Brighton Grammar have performed, studied, composed and above all, had fun, with music as part of their life at BGS. The music department has 25 talented classroom and instrumental music staff. This year we welcomed Neil Gracey (trumpet) and Michelle Nguyen (piano) to the classroom and instrumental staff. We also welcomed Nichole Adams (violin/viola), Justin Beere (clarinet/saxophone), Kirsten Barry (oboe) and Joanna Cole (voice) to our visiting instrumental staff. It’s been another year of success for our musicians as the classroom, instrumental and ensemble program goes from strength to strength. In classroom music at the Junior School, boys have completed a multitude of activities, all based around an informed appreciation of the elements of music. Music skills and processes such as listening, moving, singing, playing, reading and writing, composing and improvising have all been studied by classes from Prep to Year 6. The Middle School classroom program offers a wide variety of opportunities as boys study music appreciation, composition, musicianship and instrumental technique. They also enjoyed visits from external groups to enhance their knowledge of certain topics, such as participating in an African drumming workshop. The boys learned about drumming using the traditional djembe, the role of music in African society, the importance of rhythm and 76

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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." Plato even some traditional African dances. At the senior level, the boys studying music as a subject in Years 9 to 12 have focused on performance, analysis, composition, aural and theory and they have seen how developing all of these skills is vital to becoming an outstanding musician. At the Junior School there are seven large ensembles boys can be involved in to develop their instrumental skills:


Beginner Strings, Training Strings, String Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Junior Concert Band, Wilson House Concert Band and Borwick House Choir. These opportunities continue to grow in the Senior School, with a wide variety of opportunities for boys to be involved in large ensembles or chamber groups. The performance calendar has continued to grow at the Junior School. The boys have performed in a variety of events including the Semester 1 and 2

concerts, assemblies, Speech Night, Officers’ Induction and Mothers’ Day Services and three of our ensembles ventured to regional Blampied for our annual Music Camp. The Year 6 boys dazzled in the junior usical in Term 3, Disney’s Mulan Jr. and as a treat for all Wilson House boys, Opera Australia performed Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in the G.B. Robertson Hall.

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For the Middle and Senior School boys, the year began with the annual two-night camp at Rutherford Park, which was a great start to the year. The camp prepared them for their amazing performances at the variety of concerts in Semester 1, which included the annual Choral and Instrumental Concert and the Wind, Brass and Percussion Concert. Both the Senior Concert Band and Senior Symphony participated in a workshop with St Kevin’s College, taken by internationally renowned conductors. It was a great opportunity for the boys to gain instruction from these educators and also mix with fellow musicians from other schools. Other performances included the Whole School ANZAC Centenary Commemoration, various solo concerts, Guitar and Percussion Concert and the annual St Andrew’s Jazz Sunday. We also gave some of our senior boys some outstanding professional opportunities as they performed with the Melbourne 78

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Symphony Orchestra as part of the Secondary Symphony Project, with Kate Ceberano at the Melbourne Cup Charity Ball and in a workshop with the Noda Quartet, who were the winners of the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. All amazing experiences for our boys. The Senior Big Band returned this year to the Generations in Jazz Festival held in Mount Gambier, South Australia. This festival involved around 4000

students in over 180 big bands participating in various divisions. The group gained a top 10 finish against 22 bands in their division – a fantastic effort. It was an amazing weekend, hearing world-class musicians such as Australian trumpeter James Morrison – who is patron for the event – as a soloist and with the internationally acclaimed Hot Horn Happening, the American vocal group Take 6, and many amazing scholarship winners. The boys certainly came away inspired


and ready to improve their playing. The Senior Concert Band and Senior Big Band also participated at the Victorian School Music Festival with the Senior Big Band being awarded a Gold Shield and the Senior Concert Band a Silver Shield for their performances. Term 3 saw us present the pièce de résistance for 2015, the A Celebration of Music Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre. It certainly lived up to the title – the evening concert was spectacular, with boys from the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools presenting a variety of music items. The finale, involving over 170 boys performing the triumphal scene from Verdi’s Aida, was given a standing ovation. Staff and the BGS boys prepared for many months to present such high standard items for the concert, both as soloists and ensembles. The performance was a sell-out, so it was great to see so many parents and family members at the event to witness such high-calibre music making. I would like to acknowledge the efforts and support given to me by John Quaine in his role as Assistant Director of Music, Deanne Cannizzaro

(Director of Programs and activities), Tom Pugh (Head of Middle School Music), Jared Furtado (Wilson House Music Co-ordinator) and Tahli Clayton (Music Administrator), as well as the many music staff who are a part of our department. The music department is an extremely busy place and we are very lucky to have so many talented and dedicated music teachers at BGS. I would also like to thank the student leaders for their time and contributions. Campbell Clapp (Music Captain) and Jordan Chai (Vice-Captain), and Middle School

Music Captain David Li and Vice Captain Leo Kouskouris 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 boys, thank you for your contribution to the musical life of Brighton Grammar over many years. We wish you well in your future endeavours and we hope to see you come back at some stage to witness the continued growth of music at BGS. Jamie Ransome, Director of Music

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China Music Tour On the final day of Term 1, 51 students and six staff from BGS and Firbank Grammar embarked on a combined music tour to Hong Kong and China. Having started rehearsals in Term 3 of the previous year, the students were more than ready to put their countless hours of rehearsals and individual practice on show, and were keen to meet their first audiences in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong leg of the tour began with a day of sightseeing and acclimatising to the humidity, before the orchestra hit their stride with a performance at The Avenue of Stars, alongside Victoria Harbour. Despite the jetlag and challenges of an outdoor venue, the students started the performance aspect of the tour in fine form in front of a very appreciative audience. As well as taking in the sights of Hong Kong such as Victoria Peak and Lantau Island, including visiting the Giant Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery, the orchestra also participated in combined rehearsal workshops and performances with local music students at Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School and the Chinese International School.

Shanghai’s pre-1949 architecture, as well as see the impressive growth and modernisation that has occurred in recent decades. In addition to the many sightseeing trips around Shanghai, the orchestra also shared musical and cultural exchanges with several schools. The students demonstrated great resilience and professionalism during the Shanghai leg of the tour, performing with depleted numbers in some cases, with a few students and staff having some difficulties adjusting to the climate and cuisine – a true testament to the saying “the show must go on”.

Leaving Hong Kong after four days, we made our way to Shanghai. We hit breakneck speed on the Shanghai Maglev Train from the airport, reaching just over 300km/h. This momentum continued with our first performance at Dajing High School in Shanghai the very next day. With our accommodation in the Bund district, the students had the opportunity to experience the splendour of

From Shanghai, we made our way to our final destination, Beijing. What an incredible experience for the students to perform in a city of such history and cultural significance. In Beijing, there were numerous sightseeing opportunities, including tours through the Forbidden City; Summer Palace; Tian’anmen Square; and of course, a day trip to walk on the Great Wall of China. The orchestra performed at

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several schools in and around Beijing, including the Beijing International Day School, where the students participated in an outstanding musical exchange with the local students, and the Tsinghua University Primary School, where we were treated to a number of musical and cultural performances featuring traditional Chinese instruments. After a bit of a delay with the return flights, including a day of living it up at the Novotel in Hong Kong, the extremely weary orchestra made it back to Melbourne just in time for the start of Term 2. It was a truly memorable experience for all involved, and the students from both schools performed spectacularly on and off the stage. Through the dedicated work of the students and staff at both schools, the orchestra experienced not only an incredible journey, but also a true reflection of music as a universal language. Kurt Abell, Teacher of Percussion and Classroom Music


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Performing Arts

JUNIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Mulan Jr.

About 15 weeks before the September performance, Mr. Furtado announced that this year’s musical was going to be Mulan Jr. The Year 6 students from Brighton Grammar and Firbank then started learning a song that we would sing if we wanted to try out for a main role. After finding out the leads, we started going to Firbank for rehearsals. After many weeks rehearsing, we performed at the CCA at Firbank on September 9th and 10th. There were fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, the Chinese army, the Hun army and groomers, as well as about twenty leads. I think the positives of the Year 6 musical is that it is compulsory. If it was not, other people and I probably wouldn’t have done a musical. However, because we had to do it, we had a really good experience that I really enjoyed. The musical was a good opportunity for people to do a musical and to sing and act. I thought Mulan was a good musical and the songs and choreography weren’t too hard. I also thought that it was good how there were not that many props so the focus was on us. I did not like wearing makeup. Overall, I thought Mulan was a good Year 6 musical and I really enjoyed being part of it. It was a great experience for all of us and a highlight of our fantastic year. Hamish Roberts, Year 6

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Peter Pan

Director’s Notes When deliberating which musical to choose for our Year 7 to 9 Middle School production, we were adamant that we chose one that would capture the spirit and talent of our students from both Brighton Grammar and Firbank. It would also introduce them to a new artistic, creative and theatrical experience built on a foundation of discipline, focus and commitment to the rehearsal process. It was important to find a musical that would: encourage and celebrate our Middle School students’ success in musical theatre; challenge them to strengthen their artistic abilities technically, vocally, and dramatically in music, singing, dancing and acting; and foster a developing student interest in the behind-the-scenes production aspects of theatre such as lighting, sound, makeup and stage management. 84

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Why Peter Pan? Show us a Middle School Student that doesn’t know and love the adventurous tale of Peter Pan. Our large Middle School cast and crew is a testament to how much they wanted to live the fantasy of the magical journey to Neverland where anyone can enjoy the rich treasures of a free imagination. Their chance to get lost, never stopping to worry about growing up before the tides change and they have to sail the rough seas and rocky coastlines of adolescence and academic expectation. All the students involved in Peter Pan are to be applauded for their dedication and resilience in charting the waters of an intensive 10-week rehearsal process while being able to balance and ride the waves of their academic studies, sporting and family commitments.

We would like to acknowledge the commitment given by so many current senior students, teachers, administrative staff and our sponsors and supporters in our wider school communities. This production has also been made possible due to the incredible and overwhelming support and interest of the students’ parents willing to navigate drop-offs, pick-ups and holidays on the charted course of rehearsals. The Stiles and Drewe adaptation of Peter Pan has offered our cast the opportunity to dress up, play, have fun in the comfort that there is always a tomorrow and that they can reach out just beyond the stars! Myles Collins, Director and Head of Production


Reflections of Neverland This year during Term 3 and 4, we did the musical Peter Pan. The play was absolutely amazing. My favourite bit by far was making so many new friends. The play is definitely the best platform for BGS boys to interact with the Firbank girls, and people in other year levels. I also loved learning new songs and my lines. I learnt many things, including the word “chookas”, the difference between tights and leggings, and of course why you should always bring a water bottle to rehearsals. Overall the musical was by far the best part of my whole year. Benjamin Warrell, Year 8 (Peter)

Peter Pan was a challenging production as we had an enormous cast of both girls and boys with over five times the amount of boys as the previous Middle School production. It proved to be not only a fun experience but a challenging, insightful and social one. I gained a lot of new friends. Not only from Firbank but also kids around me at BGS that I never even knew went to this School and turned them into friends I’ll have for the next four years of my schooling life. There isn’t a favourite thing about this production, there are a lot of awesome things that I loved about it. A couple of them would be: 1. Some of the stuff I learned under Mr .Collins in both drama class and the musical are that you should always keep your face to the audience the whole time, look to the corners of the room upstairs, create a character that the audience can identify with, so make facial expressions and show emotion and many more tips and tricks. 2. The enthusiasm showed by not only the cast and crew but also by Mr. Collins, Miss Bolch, Mr. Abell, Mr. Pugh, Miss Lancashire and all other staff that helped out was amazing. I know you can’t have a show without a cast, but you also can’t have a show without people working behind the scenes to make it what it is, and all of the work that they did was astounding.

Personally my favourite part of the musical was all of it! I made so many new friends and the experience was absolutely amazing, I am so happy that I did it and I can’t wait for next year. It has been such an amazing journey from start to end and I have been amazed at how it turned out. I would jump to do it again. Charlie Clarke, Year 7 (Lost Boy)

3. Last but definitely not least, the fun of the show being started, built, finished, polished and then delivered as well as everything that happened along the way. I have lost count many times of how many new people I’ve met, got to know and made friends with over the journey. It was a ton of fun. So anyone reading this who is considering doing the play next year, don’t hesitate for one second as it is more than worthwhile. Campbell Tweedie, Year 8 (Lost Boy) GRAMMARIAN 2015

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SENIOR SCHOOL PRODUCTION – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

High School Musical on Stage Being involved in the senior production was truly amazing – from the first read-through near the beginning of Term 1, until the three entirely booked-out performances in late May. Following last year’s incredibly successful production of Beauty and the Beast, I was already impatiently looking forward to doing it all over again, in my case, for the last time. This year, Brighton Grammar and Firbank Grammar students from Year 10 to 12 gathered at Firbank’s Centre for the Creative Arts to perform another popular Disney stage production, High School Musical. We knew that executing a show like this at the usual high standard would be difficult, especially given the difficulty of the dancing and the vocally demanding nature of the music. The response? Bring it on! It was fantastic to have some new talent grace the stage this year. The production the start of something new for Christian Carnovale, who went against the ‘status quo’ when he decided to give the production a go before graduation. Even though he hadn’t been on stage since Year 6, Christian rewarded us all as he faultlessly portrayed the lead character, Troy Bolton, opposite Stevie-Lou Answerth, who gave a breathtaking performance playing Gabriella Montez. Without doubt, the show was blessed with an exceptionally talented cast, so it is appropriate that the other amazing leads are also acknowledged – Campbell Clapp as Chad Danforth, Lachie Collie as Ryan Evans, Elias Kauiers as Coach Bolton, Ned Wright-Smith as Zeke Baylor, Dylan Taylor as Ripper, and Matt Evans as the Moderator and MC. In some ways, musical theatre is special in the way that it calls upon many various different skills that are found outside the disciplines of performing arts. For example, camaraderie and teamwork are as essential on stage as they are on the football field. In addition, concentration and the desire for excellence commonly present in an exam setting are also extremely important during rehearsals and performances. With the production itself being entirely studentrun, it was essential that the 80-odd students involved worked effectively together to ensure that that show was as focused, energetic and enjoyable as it turned out to be. Performing High School Musical was great fun, and thanks to the director, Ms. Merryn Anstee, we all improved considerably in our acting, expression and movement skills. Also, a massive thanks to the musical director, Ms. Philippa Jones whose own amazing talent ensured that the show was the most musically brilliant of all combined Brighton Grammar and Firbank Grammar productions to date. We are also extremely grateful for the valuable assistance from Brighton Grammar’s own Mr. Myles Collins and Mr. Ross Vernon. Go Wildcats! Tim Semmens, Captain of Drama

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Production Design and Technology (wood) 2015 was another busy year with some fantastic work being completed by boys from Years 9 to 12. With around 140 boys using the room on a weekly basis, the area was filled with energy and excitement, making it an enjoyable experience for all involved. Year 9 had four classes ably lead by Mr. Emmett and Mr. Weymouth. Year 10 boys planned and designed a multi-purpose cabinet as their main project. A variety of power tools and machinery are introduced at this level and the boys thrived on the challenge. Year 11 was another step up and the boys made everything from a queen size bed to a working bar, complete with fridge.

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I have found that boys take PDT for a variety of reasons. In 2015 there were two Year 12 classes. Jandre Olivier, a current Year 12 boy who is hoping to become an actuary, believes PDT’s popularity is down to the subject’s ability to give students something different.

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Science

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The iPad conference was a fantastic opportunity to learn about different types of apps that we could use at school. The day was broken up into three sessions. Each session we focused on exciting and different apps. My favourite part of the day was the final session where Henry and I got to play with the apps that we had listed during the day that would be great for school. In my opinion, the best app to use for presenting a project is Explain Everything. The app Explain Everything is fantastic because it has many uses. For example, a slide show, a poster and you can even show your presentation digitally and record your voice. All in all, the iPad conference was a great learning experience for me, I just hope I get to go again. Jonathan Pascuzzi, Year 5

01 The Year 5 boys were investigating what reactions occur when mixing certain chemicals. In this case it was gas filling up the balloons after mixing vinegar, and bi-carb soda. 02 Corey Gendala and Aydin Ilhan, (Year 2) were exploring the properties of a mixture made up of water, corn flour and food colouring. 03 Whilst studying the four forces of flight, the Year 4 boys were treated to a glider demonstration from Ryan Williams, and his father, Shane. 04 Jamie Draheim and Matteo Palillo, (Year 5) were comparing the rate of water evaporation from 2 cloths, one unfolded and the other folded four times. They had to relate this to animals with large, thin ears in the hot desert. 05 The Prep boys made scones while discovering how some changes are reversible and others are irreversible. 06 Will Bennett, Thanasi Nimorakiotakis and Jake Ring, (Year 2) were making concrete using varying formulas. They 92 then GRAMMARIAN 2015 went on to test which formula was the strongest.

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Middle School It has been a fun year in Middle School science as we created scientists who are both highly passionate and proficient in the skills of scientific investigation.

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This year the Year 7s completed studies in the areas of biological classification, chemistry – separating mixtures, physics – forces and machines, and astronomy – the Earth and moon system. Our classification unit culminated in a trip to the zoo where the boys were able to observe many of the animals and concepts we had talked about in class. Separating mixtures was a highlight as the boys applied their separation techniques of filtration, evaporation and distillation to the global water crisis as they purified muddy water to a drinkable standard.

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Year 8 boys made the most of having one extra class per week with more time to investigate in the laboratory. Term 1 saw the boys fascinated at the living microscopic zoo that is pond life, as they met some amazing creatures such as paramecium and amoeba. They were introduced to the structure of the atom and behavior of acids and bases in a chemistry focus in Term 2. A unit on electricity gave them the background for their STEM projects in Term 3 and a definite highlight of Term 3 was the burning of potato chips in the investigation of energy transfers.

STEM The extra period for Year 8 allowed them to take part in three twoweek blocks of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects. In Term 1, the boys researched and created television advertisements to raise awareness for the issue of antibiotic overuse and resistance. In Term 3 the boys learned to solder together their own circuit boards to create intruder alarms, voiceactivated crickets and more. Spaghetti machines/Rube Goldberg machines were the task in Term 4, where the boys investigated energy transformations through the lens of these multistep machines. The STEM projects were a clear highlight for the boys, as they put their science knowledge to practical use. They learned to project manage and integrate skills from other subjects in some fun, handson investigations.

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Senior School The Senior School science department has enjoyed a successful 2015. The overall student numbers increased across the different VCE science subjects of psychology, physics, biology and chemistry. A variety of incursions and excursions were held. The year saw new additions to the faculty including Andrew Braddy as the Head of Middle School Science and Patrick Sanders as the Head of Science (Years 7 to 12). National Science Week festivities saw Mick Moylan from the University of Melbourne demonstrate different forms of energy, native animals grace our fields and Hancock House win the inaugural House Science Quiz. Boys and staff alike were also encouraged to participate in a range of competitions, the most popular being the Science Photography Competition. Other highlights from the year included biology students across VCE Units 1-4 heading to the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff, Royal Melbourne Zoo and, for the first time, Latrobe University to experience the program ‘Get into Genes’ where boys were able to have hands-on experiences related to their courses. The biology 1/2 boys also took part in the BioEyes course offered by Monash University. During this course the boys got to watch the embryonic development of zebra fish and learn about their developmental and regenerative biology. The unit 1/2 biology boys hosted a class of boys from the ELC and taught them the basic biology of the reptiles, amphibians and insects kept in the department. VCE physics boys were able to use the newly constructed wind tunnel to test their wing designs that they printed on the 3D printer, and the psychology boys enjoyed performing cognitive tests on the ELC boys. In Year 10 science, boys completed an extra semester of core science than in the past and used this to explore more topics within forensic science and create in-depth case studies. Overall it has been a very gratifying year for the Senior School science department and we’re looking forward to what further developments we can make to continue enhancing the experience for Brighton Grammar School Boys. Patrick Sanders, Head of Science Faculty 94

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Visual Communication and Design We had an excellent year in VCD. Once again, we had high numbers in the Year 9 and 10 group and a talented top end in Year 11 and 12. This dedication and talent was reflected in the many positive achievements we saw over the year. The Unit 3/4 students attended the annual Top Designs exhibition at Melbourne Museum, Carlton. Here the Year 12s were able to view the top A+ Unit 3 and 4 folios from the previous year. Undertaking this excursion at the start of the year is of great benefit to the boys, many of whom start plotting their journey with the Unit 4 folio (in the first stages of the year). Former Old Boy James Willis (2006), who is now a top graphic designer, was invited to speak with the Year 10 boys in Semester 1. He spoke about his time at BGS and especially the importance of paying attention to completing creative and original work. He also encouraged the boys to maintain a clean and professional folio, as this trait will put them in good stead for Year 12 and industry practice. Buoyed by James’s speech, the Year 10 boys undertook a 3D model making task, which focused on designing a Nano House (a small functional residence) using sheet metal and welding equipment. The finished models were put on the Hub for an online competition. Over 200 responses were entered by BGS students from Years 7 to 12. Will Feng was the eventual winner, while Oscar Lewis, Harry Hynes and Hamish Whillas posted high numbers. The Year 9 boys completed excellent semesters, with Mr. Weymouth’s class producing some outstanding work. The video editing BGS TV task was highly popular and I congratulate the boys for their hard work and creativity. Overall, it was another positive year in the visual communication design area. To see so many boys extend their skills in ICT, video editing, technical drawing, advertising and product design year after year, is very rewarding. Matthew Wardell, Head of Visual Communication and Design 96

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Junior School House Competition 2015 Individual Champions Swimming Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Cam Tregaskis Jamie Sharman James Bourke Ben Davies Sam Hayes

Cross Country Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Cade Segar Justin Krok Hudson Augustini Josh Hudghton

Athletics Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Nal Koren Justin Krok Zach Bowen Cam Hathway

Sport in the Junior School has a strong emphasis on team, working together and striving towards a common goal. Older boys take on a leadership role, encouraging and guiding the younger boys. Involvement in Junior School sport teaches boys far more than just how to kick, catch, run, jump or throw. It offers valuable opportunities for them to learn from each other some of life’s important skills and understandings: • Sportsmanship and playing by the rules, respect for team mates, the opposition and officials. • Team work, co-operation, and getting along with others. • Good decision-making – making the right choices, understanding the consequences associated with 100 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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those choices and the impact they may have on others. • Responsibility – to yourself and your team mates. • Pride in your performance – striving to always do your best. • Appropriate standards of behaviour in various settings. All boys are to be congratulated for their commitment and enthusiasm in this year’s Junior School sport program. In particular, I would like to commend the Year 6 boys for their leadership and wish them all the very best for the future. Ben Ryan, Primary Sports Co-ordinator

Cross Country Josh Hudghton Aaron Hudghton

SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA (SSV) STATE LEVEL COMPETITORS Cross Country Aaron Hudghton, Justin Krok, Oliver Goodger, Josh Hudghton.

Athletics 10 Years 4 x 100m Relay bronze medal – Ethan Petris, Matthew Cruse, Justin Krok, Oliver Goodger, Sam Heron. 11 Years 4 x 100m Relay silver medal – Alex Holman, Zach Bowen, Adam Larkan, James Bourke, Ben Edmondson 10 Years Long Jump – Justin Krok 11 Years 80m Hurdles silver medal – Alex Holman 12 Years Long Jump – Cam Hathway


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Crowther boys playing tabloid sports

Athletics Encouragement Award winners

Christian Felicetti and Henry Kerr

Callum Heath, Milan Adams Aydin Ilhan, Sonny Collins, Conrad Retschko

Swimming year level champions

Hancock boys playing tabloid sports

Freddie Smith

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Pemberton Shield Junior School House Competition Swimming

Cross Country

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Tabloid Sports

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Equal 3rd

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Equal 3rd

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Equal 3rd

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Equal 3rd

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Middle School House Competition 2015 The 2015 House competition was everything to all students! 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 the coveted Cock House Cup. The traditional big ticket items were once again at the heart of the program. Swimming, athletics and debating carry a lot of prestige and interest. Success in these events places you on the path to glory. The more non-traditional events, whilst fewer in number this year, must be targeted if they are to procure the coveted Cock House Championship by House captains, as every point counts. As is the case in House competitions, only one can stand in triumph above all else and much to the delight of captains, it was Hancock who dominated proceedings and finished clear above everyone else. Lead superbly all year by Ethan Baines and Max James, Hancock thoroughly deserved their victory. A big thank you to all the boys for being so passionate and involved throughout the season. With the new structure coming in next year, the House system is set to blossom even further in 2016. 1st

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Lucas Cheeseman delivering the 2nd speech for Armstrong’s negative case

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Matt Evans preparing Armstrong’s rebuttal of the affirmative team’s arguments

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ARMSTRONG Early in the year myself, Joss Fabre and David Ni were appointed the leaders of possibly the greatest House in the School – Armstrong. 2015 was special for a number of reasons, many of them too extensive to describe in this short report. For me, this year was special as I had the opportunity to lead an amazing group of people, who battled it out tremendously in the inter-House competitions. The effort and teamwork displayed by my teammates throughout the year was unwavering and undeniably prominent. At the start of the year, Armstrong House hosted a very moving Chapel service on the two themes of ‘zest’ and ‘perspective’. Matt Evans, Joss Fabre, David Ni, Oli Barden and myself delivered our accounts of our time at Brighton Grammar School and how to have a positive outlook in life when facing some of the challenges that are presented to us. Despite having terrible weather in June, on most Thursday mornings the boys took part the inaugural Armstrong House soccer tournament where we battled it out on the Mitchell Oval. It was safe to say that there was some seriously high-quality soccer being played and the tournament did not disappoint! 106 GRAMMARIAN 2015

2015 was also a very special year for Armstrong’s co-curricular competitions. With strong performances in the House science quiz, placing second overall. Big thanks to Eoin Evans, Raymond Li, David Lawlor and Ethan O’Brien for taking part. Armstrong also performed an expressive and touching entry in the House music competition performing an inspiring rendition of See You Again with star vocal performances by Christian Carnovale and Evan Evans, and musical accompaniment by Jordan Chai (flute), William Wu (piano), Jerry Li (violin) and George Billionis (guitar). All are to be commended for their outstanding entry, which attracted copious applause, taking out second prize. Lucas Cheesman (Year 12) also performed remarkably well in the House portrait competition, by creating an incredibly lifelike and highly technical drawing of English teacher Kristen Molloy, which honestly deserved to be placed in a gallery. Our debaters also competed strongly, arguing the topic ‘Security cameras should be placed in public areas’. The senior teams comprised of Joss Fabre, Tristan Witty, Evan Evans, Lucas Cheesman, Matt Evans and myself being placed on the affirmative side. We raised the solid arguments of

needing to ensure public safety and security, however, on this occasion we were defeated by our opposition. Other debaters from Armstrong, Charlie Hannah, Sam Kastrinakis, Ciaran O’Leary, Ethan O’Brien, Azmain Kalitzki and Jordan Hunt, are also to be commended for their efforts in debating on the controversial topic, ‘Booing should be banned in spectator sports’. The senior House swimming was a highlight of with great performances in the Year 11 50m freestyle. Jackson Noske placed first and there were other remarkable performances by Ethan O’Brien who came first in the Year 9 50m breaststroke. Armstrong also placed a respectable third in the House athletics. Overall, 2015 has been a memorable year for me, mainly due to the incredible journey I’ve had leading Armstrong House, with Co-Vice Captains Joss and David. The experience of being able to lead a House that has such a variety of skills and personalities has been such a thrill and will be sorely missed. Erik Purcell, Captain of Armstrong House


CROWTHER 1996 was the year North Melbourne defeated Sydney in the AFL grand final, Paul Keating was replaced as Prime Minister by John Howard and it was also the last time Crowther House won the Cock House Cup. Crowther’s overall victory in the House competition this year capped off a wonderful year.

an inspiring big win in the open 3000 metres, but we were not at the head of the tally for long. Nick Knight won in high jump and shot put at Year 11. Year 12 boy Kyle Parsons took out the 1500 metres and Year 9 boys Ned Bellmaine and Harry Catt also gave us maximum points in shot put and 200 metre sprint events respectively.

Term 1 saw the House share a barbecue breakfast as we welcomed the new boys into the Senior School. Pretty soon, we raced to the lead of the House ladder after a win in our pet event, the swimming competition, getting our hands on the Russell Waring Cup for the second time in succession. Although it was a very even performance from the boys, notable efforts were seen from our Co-Vice Captain Tom Oxlade and other seniors Peter Ford, Kyle Parsons and Liam Cook. There were also some great swims from Year 11 Nick ‘Mr Butterfly’ Knight, and the Branson brothers, Justin in Year 11 and Ben in Year 9. Charlie Hayes and Tristan Hutchins also spearheaded fine performances in Year 9 events.

Four individuals bore the weight of the House’s expectations in the portrait and music performance competitions. House Captain Jack Summers used thick layered oils, inspired by Australian artist Ben McQuilty, to complete a portrait of Mr. Steve Emmett, which narrowly missed out on first prize. Kotaro Shu went one step further to take out the intermediate category with a realistic sketch of his Head of House. In music, the competition was of a wonderful standard. Co-Vice Captain James Bryan played his acoustic guitar and Michael Deane played his oboe in separate impressive solo performances.

There was a hiatus of activities before the 93rd House athletics carnival. Despite winning 10 events, including all three grades of the Year 9 4x100m relay, Crowther could not manage better than fifth place overall. Year 11 Kayne Davies kicked the meet off with

Senior debaters, with ‘Best Speaker’ efforts from Justin Branson and leadership from Antony Karayannis and Nick Farrow improved on their previous year’s performance beating our nemesis, Hancock, by one point then going on to be runners up. Our intermediate team went one further, winning against Rofe in the final. Ben Durkin was noted as ‘Best Speaker’.

Somewhere in the year we also found time for another House barbecue breakfast and to put together a Chapel Eisteddfod performance of a version of Cohen’s Hallelujah with James Bryant on guitar and Jonathan Leadbeater, Matthew Leadbeater and Lachie Collie up front singing the verses with the whole House taking up the chorus. Also in Chapel, Crowther’s service on the wellbeing quality of ‘grit’ saw senior boys take the lead. Liam Cook, Will Howard, Hamish Whillas and Zach Warren presented prayers or readings, Jaison Badger gave some personal reflections, Tom Oxlade told us of the resilient life of John Bunyan, and Jack Summers quoted martial arts legend Bruce Lee on the resilient strength of bamboo before demonstrating its strength as rugby mate Oliver Barden failed to break a few lashed lengths. When Mr. Swann announced in the quadrangle on Valedictory Day that Crowther had won the Cock House, there was genuine elation. Congratulations one and all, especially thanks to all House tutors and our House leaders, Captain Jack Summers and Co-Vice Captains James Bryant and Tom Oxlade. May the boys in Crowther not have to wait another 19 years for their next Cock House Cup! Mark Sainsbery, Head of Crowther House GRAMMARIAN 2015 107


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DIXON This year Dixon House this year set out with the intention of trying to mix the different year levels around and be a closer group than in previous years. Our aim was to make everyone feel welcome and willing to participate in as many House events as possible. Coordinated by Mr White and with the help of a few of the Year 12 boys we were able to organise two House barbeques where the whole House was invited to come down and enjoy some basketball and a free breakfast. The great turnout at these mornings set us up for a successful year in all aspects of the House competition. The year began with the swimming, finishing in fourth place and showing that Dixon was again going to be a strong competitor for the Cock House. Throughout the year Dixon performed outstandingly with every member showing a willingness to get involved and be a part of the House in any way they could. Those who did not want to swim or run in the athletics competed in the debating or chess, and this strong participation is what other Houses sometimes lacked. We were able to field a boy for every single event in each activity and ensured we maximised our opportunities this year. The great year for Dixon culminated in our performance at the athletics, where on the Crowther – the mighty home of football – we were able to walk away with the victory and, arguably, the most sought-after trophy of the House competitions. 108 GRAMMARIAN 2015

At the end of the year Dixon walked away coming second only to Crowther House and the boys should be commended for their efforts throughout the year. Hopefully Dixon can go one better next year. Thank you to Mr. White and all the Dixon form teachers for all of their help and guidance throughout the year, as well as anyone involved with Dixon House in 2015. Nicholas Pavlou, Jandre Olivier and Matthew Nettlefold (Dixon Captains)


HANCOCK After a successful three years for Hancock House, I was honoured and grateful to be elected House Captain. We were defending the Cock House prize for the third year in a row and were ready to take on all the events for the year and build from our historic three-peat into a potential four-peat. To start off the year we had our annual House barbecue, with this year’s focus going towards raising money for the Lighthouse Foundation that provides living expenses for boys around the same age as us who do not have support, or whose living environment is not healthy enough for them to stay in. It was great to see everyone at the barbecue participating in the 3v3 basketball tournament and the Amazing Race. Next on the agenda was the House swimming. Coming off back-to-back wins we went in with a degree of confidence. There were great efforts all afternoon, with special credit to multiracers Mitch Foss, Ari Sakeson, Jack Mason, Zane Walker and Finn Estella. Ultimately we finished third, which was a satisfactory result for this year’s team. Next on the program was our House Chapel. With a theme based around the respect of women many boys took it as an opportunity to explain and display their beliefs on the issue. The wisest words came from students such as Alex Mastromanno, who chose to speak from his experiences to prove that the most influential people to him are the women in his life.

Following the Chapel service was House debating. Not only did we have some great singular performances from the likes of Nick Gillies, Anthony Capp, Phillip Guo, Joe Micari and James Mitchell, but the teams showed great unity and gave all the other teams a real run for their money. From the debating rooms to the athletics track there was no difference in effort. In athletics, special mention must go to Alex Nicholas for leading his Year 11s by taking charge when events were left unfilled by injured runners. Other fine performances came from Rob Capp, Jack Mason, Andrew Cook, Kane Bullock and Nick Gillies, who managed to win the shot put for the fourth consecutive year. House athletics also provided a second opportunity for the House to unite and fundraise for the Lighthouse Foundation. The athletics bake sale was a great success with many boys putting their chef’s hats on and providing the goods on the day. We raised nearly $600 at the stall, which was managed by Patty Dillon, Marcel Denman, Alex Adams, Hudson Rowell and Ned Wright-Smith. House music was a standout for Hancock this year. In the senior competition our band featuring Anthony Capp, Josh Rutherford, Mitch Foss and Alex Nicholas thumped out the Arctic Monkeys. In the intermediate section we had a great range of performers led by Ned Wright-Smith, Julian Ou and Oscar Estella playing Imagine by John

Lennon. Finally the main event of the year, House chess. This particular event is the Freeman brothers’ true specialty, with great efforts also from boys including Alexei Mitnovetski, Tom Downs and Chris Gianna. Although Hancock finished in the middle of the table for the whole year, I believe that we as a group won in the end. Friendships grew closer through the range of activities we undertook as a House group. I would personally like to thank all the teachers and boys for being there for such a great year as a group, because as a group I could not ask for better. Last but not least I would like to thank my counterpart Bert Bender who has put in a lot of time and effort being Vice-Captain of Hancock, he is a real gem. Zach Donald, Captain of Hancock House

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ROFE often behind the scenes of the main running of the School. Seven members of Year 12 contributed, making speeches, prayers and readings. We even managed to get our very popular crossing assistant, Peter Fernandez, to sing two songs as he displayed his hidden talent for which he received a standing ovation.

While Rofe’s ability didn’t necessarily lie in the mainstream House competitions, such as athletics and swimming we certainly compensated in the debating arena. We were flawless in winning all of our debates including the tense final. Our Year 12s have had an unbeatable five-year track record thanks to Nick Moran, Campbell Clapp and Robbie Scacco, who won the final for Rofe this year. It was unfortunate there were no house points awarded to the best House Chapel services throughout the year, as Rofe put in a huge amount of effort to present the topic of ‘gratitude’ particularly towards all the support staff who work tirelessly, 110 GRAMMARIAN 2015

The senior portrait competition had Javin Sun finish third with an excellent pencil drawing of Mr. McLellan. Amidst VCE commitments, Javin managed to produce such a piece, going to show the true passion of the House Competition, particularly in coming to the end of our opportunities to compete for Rofe. It was a pleasure to see Rofe’s musical talents shine in the House music with an excellent rendition of What a Wonderful World. We were able to show off the great talents of Simon Alesi singing, Nick Moran playing trumpet, Campbell Clapp on piano and Aurthur Xafis on guitar. We should also not forget to mention Pedro Azpurua, Vice-captain of Rofe, who accompanied them all on triangle. Athletics saw some great individual displays of talent, with Kai Hirasedo in the long and triple jump. Finn Campigli also gained Rofe a second place in the day’s most gruelling event,

the 3000m. Swimming saw some great individual performances. Matthew Wang, Keiran Start and Julian Wilson all shone and although the rest of the Rofe swimming team could not match their talents, there was no shortage of passion and support. I think the over-riding memory I will have of being part of Rofe House is the comradery built up through our Rofe House tutor groups. Perhaps our achievements as a House are not reflected in some of our competitions this year but when given the opportunity Rofe showed their true spirit competing for their House with spirit and friendship and came good in the areas where our talents lay. Harry Potter, Captain of Rofe House


SCHOOL 11 and 12 division, thanks to Warren Zhang, Tim and Nick Semmens, Jesse Shen, Stephen Allen and Elias Kauiers and their rendition of Jessie’s Girl. We were a close second in the Year 9 and 10 division, thanks to Michael Wang and Teddy Lovell for their rendition of The Entertainer.

Consistency. Excellence. Spirit. This is the story of School House in 2015. As strong contenders for the prestigious Cock House honour, I have been a proud Captain of this group of fine young men. From the start of the year I had an underlying determination and passion to make School House the best and my methods have proved to be successful. With podium finishes in most aspects of House life, we have been leading from the front for most of the year. I have had great support from Sam Rutter and Jack Otis as the two Vice Captains and I am proud to say that we have had a competitor in every event that has been run. Early on in the year we were just pipped at the post in the House swimming by Crowther, finishing a close second. Consistency of effort almost got us home with the likes of Will Paynter, Tom Post, James Dickson, Liam Lovett, Ben Canham and Harry Hill doing well and everyone in the team doing their best.

this time to Dixon. We won all of the key sprint events thanks to Ben Cruse, Seb Williams, Andrew McGrath and Harry Hill. While competitive, we were not quite as successful in the distance running and this ultimately cost us victory overall. It was great to see so many boys competing for the House and striving to do their best.

In athletics we were again competitive finishing a close second once more,

We were victors in the music competition overall winning the Year

In chess we did well in the intermediate division but had a slight hiccup in the senior division seeing us tumble down the board. Angus Wells and Dylan Hebden did a great job in the House portrait and debating was again a strength for us. Thanks to Tim Semmens, Jesse Shen, Nick Semmens, Bobby Zhou, Sanjeev Haikerwal, Tom Haddon, Sam Bradshaw-Maslen, Oliver Platt and Daniel Abbott who all debated. Finally I would like to thank Mr. Liddle as the Head of House and each of the House tutors, Ms. Atchison, Ms. Duckham, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Miles, Ms. Molloy and Mr. Shaw for their support and encouragement along the way. Jordan Mace, Captain of School House

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Chapel Religious Education Junior School The religious education program has focused on the core values, beliefs and traditions around the Christian faith, but has also explored other issues surrounding our emotions, wellbeing, relationships and forming positive and healthy habits. There has been a real emphasis placed on building moral and ethical qualities that can be employed and demonstrated at Brighton Grammar School. These ideals are pursued through a telling of biblical stories and parables as well as with the aid of other relevant modern books. Bible skills are also incorporated into these lessons. In Years 5 and 6 these sessions have also included important themes such as positive thinking, leadership, resilience and service within our school community. Student co-operative learning is also nurtured and emphasised. Time is often allowed for discussion and sharing opportunities followed by various activities that aim to reinforce the themes and issues covered. Our weekly chapel service at St Andrews allows a special opportunity and venue for the boys to take time from their often busy schedules to reflect, participate in the Christian faith and community and to worship. Many boys have the chance to experience and exercise leadership roles by publically serving, praying or reading during these services. Our talented musicians and choir are often called upon to put their many skills on display and always do themselves and the School proud. Reverend Chester Lord, Junior School Chaplain

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Year 6 Junior School Chapel servers for 2015 (L-R), Sam Funston, Charlie Catt (Head Junior School Chapel Server) and Jacob Elmendorf


Senior School How little do we know that which we are! How less what we may be! Lord Byron (1788-1824)

These words might well be said of the community of Brighton Grammar as we gather week in and week out for Chapel in the Senior School. In Chapel students and staff meet in maintenance of the Anglican tradition in the worship of God. Such activity is another expression of our determination to strive for excellence in everything we do. Through the actions of worship, we engage with a mindset and world view that, in many ways, challenges the accepted standards of our society. Yet this engagement also supports and extends those standards as it shapes and illuminates the values of the society and in which Brighton Grammar has thrived. Chapel is a place for dialogue, one that recognises we all have a formative and personal value system. The dialogue is the process of moving from that which we are to that which we may be. Chapel therefore encompasses a substantial range of ideas and actions: some of which have their origins in the events of our society and others that arise from the interests and concerns of the student body. Perhaps the highlight of the year was the service observing the centenary of ANZAC Day. For the first time in living memory the whole School, from ELC to Year 12, met together. Through drama, song, story and prayer the sacrifice of so many – especially Old Boys – was honoured. It was particularly moving to see each Year 12 student place a cross in tribute to an Old Boy who had died in service of Australia. Descendants of these Old Boys were in attendance.

Equally dramatic but less culturally iconic, our Holy Week observance culminated in a staging of the Station of the Cross: the boys and staff walked the way as the boys spoke of the of Christ’s passion and death. The Christian festivals are the bedrock of the rhythm of Chapel, with House-led services providing added stimulus to the dialogue. Perspective, zest, grit, bravery, treatment of women, gratitude to support staff, pride in school – these were the themes of House Chapels. They are indicative of the concerns thought worthy of attention and

comment by the house leaders. Within each, the values of compassion, mercy, grace, love and sacrifice resonated clearly and loudly. These also are at the core of the life of Christ as tools and sign posts for the skills we need to engage the complexities of a civil and democratic society. As we pause, meditate upon and strategically reflect on the motivation behind the events of our lives – in Chapel – we can be better equipped to achieve a response that is fulfilling and satisfying. With prayers for all, Fr Tony Poole GRAMMARIAN 2015 113


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Relay for Life On the 24th and 25th of October, 82 boys from Years 7 and 8 completed the Relay for Life. Together the six BGS Middle School teams raised an impressive $11,912. The teams were also awarded with two prizes: the passport challenge for enthusiastic participation in all of the activities, and the trophy for most number of laps completed. Thank you to the incredible work of the parents who helped make it a very successful weekend, keeping the boys well fed and supporting them throughout. Congratulations to all of the boys involved; your passion and commitment was exemplary.

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St John Ambulance Cadet Activity Program 2015 has been a good year for the St John Cadets as a record number of boys attended St John Ambulance first aid classes on a Monday night. All the boys attending showed a great deal of enthusiasm, but at times the numbers went down due to winter sports training. Fortunately, those missing during winter returned following the winter sports season.  More of an emphasis was placed on hands-on scenarios this year (rather than ‘death by PowerPoint’) and all the boys showed a lot of promise in regards to helping to save a life if required. A lot of laughter came out of the classroom especially with the examination of the unconscious casualty and CPR, but it was also taken seriously.  We were visited by a friend of mine, Jack Boessler, who is a full-time paramedic and is also a volunteer with St John and he spoke to the boys regarding his role as a paramedic and a member of St John. He also spoke about his training and what is required to become a paramedic. A few Year 12 boys who are interested in a careers as health professionals also attended the talk, which was great to see. In 2015, I say goodbye to Khoi Nguyen, Matthew Smallridge 118 GRAMMARIAN 2015

ANZAC Day march 2015. (L-R) Mr. Tony Smith, Khoi Nguyen, Keagan Foster, Matt Smallridge and Steven Sun. (Matt Leadbeater also attended).

and Steven Sun who have attended the cadets for the last three years. I hope they will continue with St John Ambulance in the future. I am sorry to lose these three as they have kept me entertained over the years. Hopefully, more boys will join to replace them in 2016. The following boys attended school on a pupil-free day, Tuesday 1 December 2015, to sit their Provide First Aid exam, which consisted of a written multiple choice test, CPR practical and other scenarios. The boys who attended were Jack Carlson; Keegan Foster; Matthew Leadbeater; Jerry Lee; Lachlan McCormack; Sam Morris; Khoi Nguyen; Jacob Ni; Andre Pontifex; Nadir Rizwan; Matthew Smallridge; Steven Sun and Zachery Warren. All who attended were successful and obtained their Provide First Aid Certificates. Congratulations to all the boys on achieving their first aid qualifications. Tony Smith, OIC Brighton Grammar School St John Ambulance Cadets


Sony Foundation Frankston Camp 2014 The institution known around Brighton Grammar School as ‘Frankston Camp’ was an incredible experience in 2014. Running since 1945 the camp is not just a few nights away from home at the end of the school year, but an emotional experience that leaves your mind and body exhausted at its conclusion. The camp, which receives generous support from the Sony Foundation, is gaining a reputation as the most worthwhile and rewarding camp throughout the entire School. Anyone who comes along has an experience that will stay with them for a lifetime. Once again we partnered up with Berendale School and spent the first day getting to know our buddies at Luna Park. The weather was very kind to all attendees who were covered in sunscreen and decked out in rash vests and board shorts. With everyone hitting up the rides in a big way (especially Ms. Mills), the Maccas and drinks provided by the student leaders were devoured in record time (especially by Mr. Smith). After Luna Park we set our sights towards a reinvigorated Campaspe Downs. Here the boys can do a range of activities including the old favourites

Rob Tongs and Athan Alexopolous

Nick Adams, Simon Farrow and William Hicks

of trampolining, basketball, tennis, soccer, cricket, table tennis, swimming in the pool and fishing. However, this year also included archery, bush games, giant swing and the flying fox. Mr. Taylor’s favourite toy, the GoPro, had a big workout on the giant swing!

and of course because they were saying goodbye to all their close friends.

Over the three days we also travelled out and about to do a range of activities including the annual trip to Bendigo for our movie session. This time it was the hilarious (to some) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which had them laughing almost as hard as a dad joke from Mr. Fitzsimmons! Then of course we had the legendary ten pin bowling competition in Ballarat, where the boys from Berendale once again showed BGS how it is done! At its conclusion we had some very tuckered out attendees who were exhausted from all the activities and the late movie on Saturday night. All good things must come to an end. It was an emotional goodbye when we arrived back at Berendale, with some Berendale and even more Brighton boys shedding a tear knowing that it will be their last ever Sony Foundation Frankston Camp,

Every camp is a lot of work but none can be more rewarding. Everyone’s efforts are are truly inspiring and I would not want to finish my school year in any other way. Thank you to the staff who attended for making the camp a possibility. Mr. McLellan, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Smith, Mr. Nixon, Mr. Brand, Ms. Counihan, Mr. Fitzsimmons, Mrs. Mills and Mr. Marshall, you are amazing. Finally thanks go to the student leaders of the camp – the heart and soul of any Frankston Camp success – this group where nothing short of outstanding: Max Murray, Nick Farrow, Campbell Clapp and Christian Tzioras - Diamataris. Their contribution over the last four to five years has been outstanding. They have set high standards for future generations to lead and to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than them. Thank you. Brendan Savage, Director of MS Activities

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Ute Full of Food BGS has had another great year of supporting the St Mark’s through the Ute Full of Food. Each term, the boys and staff provided non-perishable food for the food bank. This year St Mark’s also asked for clothing in the Term 3 Ute, as well as books in Term 4. Michael Goldwaser from St Mark’s came and spoke to the boys in Chapel about the program and the work St Mark’s does. It was really interesting to hear how donations are used to support those less fortunate than ourselves. Angelique Beguin, Teacher in Charge

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Student Council The 2015 Brighton Grammar Senior School Student Council has had an excellent year. We have raised over $8,000 for a range of good causes, including: helping former student Nick James in his recovery from a head injury suffered in a car accident in 2013; helping the Dawes family and their amazing work fighting brain cancer; helping former student Tom Barnes raise money to fight cancer; our annual fundraiser for the Martyr School in Papua New Guinea, and a small contribution to Matt Avdoulos’ cake bake to raise money for a friend with a sick daughter. This year, as well as raising money for worthy causes, we had a focus on our other duties, which were beautifully summarised by Matt Evans in a fantastic PowerPoint presentation to the Student Council late last year. Matt reminded us that we have an obligation to make school life fun and that is what we have tried to do this year. The first ever BGS Super Smash Bros tournament, organised by Ben de Worsop and Andreas Andronicou, was a huge success and involved many players and spectators in the library. We also brought back sporting competitions for some of the fundraisers, so we had a staff vs. prefects soccer match, which was an epic affair and the prefects very kindly let the teachers win. I think the teachers’ win in the first ever Dodgeball match, where the boys won their spot through a raffle, was a bit more genuine. There was a touch of Jonathan Thurston about Mr. Wardell’s winning shot, which was dropped by Matt Freeman, a little reminiscent of Jack Darling but without the sun in the eyes. In reflecting on the year, special mention must go to Jack Summers for his excellent leadership and humourous speeches in assembly. I still remember the smile on Jack’s face the day that a microwave was finally installed in the Year 12 kitchen. Other high points included: the Middle School kids who literally danced for joy when Mr. Sanders coolly slotted the winner in the soccer game; all the staff and students, from Senior School and Middle School, from the Student Council or not, who turned up early on a Sunday morning in Port Melbourne to man the BGS water station for Connor’s Run; Harry Hill, who was not even on the Student Council, but turned up to all the meetings and helped out wherever he could. We were also very lucky to have had three Year 12 students, Campell Clapp, Christian Carnovale and Matt Evans, who have a combined 11 years of service on the Student Council and will be a huge loss. However, when I see the quality of students in Years 9 to 11 on the council this year, not to mention the incredibly talented students who just missed out on being elected this year, I see very bright days ahead for the Student Council.

Super Smash Bros tournament

Mr. Brant and Mr. Barr take on Tom Oxlade and Harrison Shultz in Super Smash

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Sh@re Community Campus What is Sh@re? Sh@re Community Campus is a 10year 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. These providers run their specialised programs at the schools’ facilities, and mostly external users attend the programs. Sh@re Community Campus was established in 2001 because research identified that the local community considered Firbank and BGS 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 over 68,000 people coming through the schools’ doors to attend programs over the last 10 years, and 90% of those from ‘outside’ the schools, we think so! In addition, the financial contribution from users now exceeds $1.2 million and that is a wonderful contribution to upgrading the schools’ facilities for students. We often hear from newly enrolled students that they have attended a Sh@re program previously. In this way Sh@re also attracts new enrolments into the School community. That’s a win-win for everyone.

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What were the highlights for 2015? Establishing new programs including

Bricks 4 Kidz, where children enjoy structured LEGO® programs, and The Music Cottage, where children enjoy instrumental instruction and perform in various concerts during the year.

Contributions made by Sh@re providers to individuals and groups in need, including multiple scholarships to attend programs, sponsorship or fundraising for families with health or financial difficulties (over $5,000 contributed directly to families).

Offering seminars for parents on resilience

Watching programs grow. For example,

Gaining synergies between Sh@re and the schools by working collectively. An

Finalising the look and feel of the website

and bullying with gold coin donations of over $400 going to charities including The Malala Fund and The Smith Family Winter Appeal.

example of this was Invent the World instructors becoming engaged in teaching in the classrooms with students, contributing to the collective knowledge.

catchment area for children extended 150km from Brighton. As Sh@re Community Campus Education Manager, I wrote over 100 contracts for shared use of the schools’ facilities in 2015. Some contracts were for parents simply looking to use the school gym for basketball (whether from Melbourne Tigers, St Finbars or BGS/FGS families), while others were for professional organisations such as Kumon, Stage School and Football Star Academy to offer commercial coaching and learning.

Grasshopper Soccer and Soccertime Kids, which both began as very small programs for a handful of children, have both grown into businesses that now attract 50 or more children each Saturday morning.

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The range of programs offered by Sh@re is 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. Sonia Wagner, Community Education Manager


An Archivist for BGS During the construction of the new Middle School last year, we took the opportunity to create a large archive area in the basement below the Urwin Centre for Learning to house our most treasured archives in a safe and ordered environment. The next step was to find someone to catalogue and organise the boxes and boxes of materials. We are delighted to have engaged Dr. Jane Mayo Carolan, a renowned Melbourne-based archivist and historian, albeit on a very part-time basis at this stage. Jane is experienced in establishing archives in university colleges and independent schools. Alongside her work at BGS, Jane keeps herself extremely busy. She recently submitted her PhD in history, volunteers at the Kew and Brighton Historical Societies and is a member of the council of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Jane has published works on the decorative art of Walter Burley Griffin, the story of an Anglican Church, and histories of Trinity Grammar School, St Leonard’s College and Loreto Mandeville Hall. Other works include a story of a convict’s family, a biography of an industrialist, a history of an insurance company and 500 people connected with the Brighton General Cemetery.

The Story of Selwyn Noall Discovery is an exciting part of archives. One of the first requests I received was to organise for the restoration of a special photograph, which was over 100 years old. For many years the beautiful eyes and youthful face of Selwyn Noall observed those visiting the headmaster’s office. What was the story behind this portrait?

BGS Archivist Jane Carolan holds up a restored photograph of Old Boy Selwyn Noall (1909)

Selwyn Richard Noall, the son of a stockbroker, was a student at BGS from 1903 until 1909 before he became a clerk with the Australasia Bank and played cricket with the Brighton Cricket Club. Along with many of his school friends, Selwyn enlisted in the the First Australian Imperial Force and served in World War I. At the age of 23 on 20 March 1917, he was killed near Amiens in France. The St Andrew’s Church records described him as religious and one of a band of brothers whose name will always live on in the annals of the School as winner of the top mathematical prize and an outstanding sportsman. The annual Selwyn Noall Memorial Rhodes Prize was established in 1924 in his honour.

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s e v i h c r A The wearer of the Queen’s Scarf: Trooper Alfred Henry Dufrayer Twenty-two Brighton Grammarians served overseas as soldiers of the Queen during the years of 1900 until 1902. Sidney Goodall Francis, son of James Francis, politician and Premier of Victoria, forged a career with the British army and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order during the South African campaign. He was later promoted to Brigadier General during the First World War. Alfred Dufrayer had no military experience and had not even served in school cadets or in a volunteer corps, but when recruits were called for in the Mounted Rifles for New South Wales he offered his services with seven others in the Murrumbidgee district. They became members of the Australian Bushmen’s Contingent in what later became known as the Boer War. With their horses they embarked on the transport ship Southern Cross at Sydney on 17 January 1900 and arrived in Cape Town a month later. Alfred and his brother Ewen Arthur Dufrayer were boarders first at the old school Temperley Lodge, Outer Crescent, which was situated just north of Allee Street. From 1886 until 1889 they boarded at the new and magnificent Pendennis in New Street. The brothers lived on the legendary property, Boomanoomana Station near Corowa. They were aged 12 and 11 when they entered the school on 28 July 1884. Prior to this, they had been educated at home by their mother, Annie Maude Dufrayer née MacPherson. As a young woman Annie lived with her family on Peechelba Station just 124 GRAMMARIAN 2015

north of Wangaratta in Victoria. She recalled how on the 8 April 1865 the notorious bushranger, Daniel Morgan bailed up the homestead and she was compelled to sit and play the piano all night while the desperado danced. The next morning the bushranger was shot dead by the police as he walked towards the stockyards to select a horse to continue his flight. In 1865, Annie married Alexander Henry Dufrayer at Peechelba Station. Alexander was born and christened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and had arrived in Melbourne in July 1858 as an unassisted migrant aboard the Florine accompanied by his mother and two siblings. Alexander became the owner of Ulupna West Station of over 800 acres in the Shire of Echuca. Annie and Alexander had three children who were born in Melbourne. Alfred was born in the Collingwood Hospital, while Agnes and Ewen were born in the family home at Alma Street, East St Kilda. On 7 May 1875, at the age of 35, Alexander died at Ulupna West Station. On 9 June 1877 Annie married Alfred Hay at her father’s new property Benduck Station on the Murrumbidgee River. Alfred was the eldest son of William Hay of Boonanoomana Station. William Hay was a resident in Brighton and kept a close eye on the Dufrayer boys during their school days. Alfred was a gifted athlete but not an outstanding scholar. In 1890 he returned to school to become the School’s first captain. For 10 years after leaving school Alfred worked on or managed stations in Queensland and New South Wales. While in South Africa he won a reputation for his horsemanship and extraordinary exploits and was mentioned in dispatches before being invalided out after enteric fever. He arrived in Sydney on 17 September 1900 on the steamship Nineveh. He had been awarded the Queen’s Scarf for an act

of cold blooded courage. Dufrayer and a small party were engaged in reconnaissance when they were caught in the cross fire from a house and shed. As they galloped out of the enclosed yard Dufrayer looked back to see one of his companions trapped under a shot horse. In the face of almost certain death he galloped back, dragged the wounded man from beneath his horse, lifted him across his saddle and escaped. Dufrayer was wounded and his horse was shot, but both men managed to escape. During 1899, at the age of 82, Queen Victoria crocheted scarves in thick brown wool. They were in a block pattern which was five inches wide and long enough to be worn as a sash or a scarf. Four were to be presented as special awards to outstanding members from the four colonial contingents formed for the Boer War from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Whether it was intended by the Queen for her crochet to be worn as a scarf or a sash is unknown. Dufrayer always wore his as a sash. After his Boer War service, Dufrayer was promoted to Captain. He was commissioned by the authorities in South Africa to purchase cattle, sheep and horses for restocking farms in South Africa. He visited parts of Victoria and secured a large shipment of stock, which he took back to South Africa. He brought with him his Queen’s Scarf. While in Melbourne he visited his old school, Brighton Grammar and presented to the headmaster, Dr George Crowther, a framed photograph of himself wearing the scarf as a sash. Dr. Jane Mayo Carolan, Archivist


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In 2015 BGS sport has continued to provide all of the boys with opportunities to develop key physical, mental and social skills that will stay with them throughout their lives. Highlights for 2015 included a gold medal at the Snowsports Nationals, third place in the APS Athletics Finals and Heads of the River, second place in the APS Diving Finals and remarkable back-toback premierships for the 1st XVIII. While these achievements were enjoyed by the whole School community, we equally celebrate the numerous undefeated seasons, the many personal bests and countless opportunities for the boys to sing the School song with their teammates in celebration of another win.

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BGS Community Much of the great community spirit that is felt around the School centres on Saturday sport. We are very lucky to have the support of our parents, both at games and as part of our parent support groups. The aim of these groups is to bring together parents, Old Boys and supporters so parents can watch their son play and also so they can meet other parents and socialise at the same time. We value these two elements equally and encourage all parents to become members of our supporter groups, which are listed below: • • • •

AFL – Dalziel Club Cricket – Friends of Cricket Hockey – The Wicks Club Rowing - BGS Boat Club

• Rugby – BGS Rugby Club • Soccer – BGS United • Tennis – The Thompson Club

I would particularly like to thank those parents that are part of our committees that manage our ‘Friends of’ groups. The time, effort and added value you provide to the programs doesn’t go unnoticed by the boys or the School.

BGS Sport Development The School has continued to help boys develop skills through the ‘Sports Pathways’ Program. This program is designed to provide all boys with the opportunity to experience coaching that is targeted at their stage of development. We want our boys to achieve their best in everything they attempt. The continued provision of best-practice coaching from BGS staff and external coaches enables the ongoing development of our beginners, our developing athletes and our elite-level sportsmen. Peer coaching and leadership is integral to this, with many of our older boys providing coaching and mentoring to younger boys across the whole School. Our ELC boys especially love being part of clinics with ‘the big boys’. This type of service and opportunity to lead is fundamental to the boys’ development both as players and individuals in our community. Part of sport development and the growth of the boys are the regular sports tours offered. At BGS we always aim to provide tours that give the boys opportunities to play their sport and develop skills. However, integral to all sports tours are the opportunities to see the world, meet new people and experience independence. This year’s cricket tour provided boys with the chance to play cricket in the United Kingdom, Holland and Belgium, as well as visiting war memorials across the continent. While the boys enjoyed their cricket experiences, there is no doubt that the social and historical elements of the tour will provide the boys with memories for a lifetime and change their perspective on their daily work.


Acheivement and Recognition

Australian Representatives:

BGS boys play team sports because of the values it teaches them in all aspects of their lives. Providing opportunities to exhibit the School values of passion, integrity, respect and accountability is something we do not take lightly and these are the best measures of the successes of our programs.

• James Tickner – Cycling

Team highlights included the monumental backto-back premiership achieved by the 1st XVIII. The community spirit demonstrated at the games is a great reflection on what sport provides for the boys and to be able to see them fight back from the disappointment of the round 1 draw was inspirational. This means that the team has now finished second, second, first and first over the last four seasons. This is a remarkable achievement and testament to the work done by head coach Robert Shaw, as well as assistant coaches, Tim Marshall and Ben White.

• Joel Crocker, Andrew McGrath and Darby Hipwell - AFL

Athletics is often seen as an individual sport, however, in 2015, athletics perhaps best demonstrated how important team work and effort is in sport. Whilst the brilliant individual performances of Captain Andy McGrath and Middle School Captain, Aaron Leferink inspired all of the team and spectators, every person that competed this year set their goal of achieving ‘one place higher’. In doing so, all contributed to a magnificent third place on APS finals day. At the Interschool Snowsports Championships, Will Middlemiss, won a gold medal in the Classic Cross Country event, while Noah Jones, Martin Kulesza, Jack Wyss, Tom Bartels and Daniel Abbott came home with a bronze medal. Equally impressive were the efforts of the 9B soccer team who spent the early half of their season dominating other teams. As a result, the group were propelled up to a higher grade in the second half of the season, still managing to remain undefeated. I must also mention the Year 10A hockey team – a group that regularly lost by more than ten goals two years ago are now winning games against the same boys that beat them. While it is hard to compare achievements, this is equal to all others as it shows what determination, effort and good coaching can achieve.

High Performance We are privileged at our School to work with and watch boys that are playing sport at the highest level. The following boys represented BGS at either state or national level in 2015:

• Will Pucovski and Nathan Murphy - Cricket • Lucas Derrick - Soccer • Will Paynter – Water polo

Victorian Representatives: • Aaron Leferink and Tristan Scheirs - Athletics • Mackenzie Harvey - Cricket • Luca Jarvis - Diving • Brad Marais and Craig Marais, Oscar Rochanakij – Hockey • Max Burt and Olle Barden - Rugby • Will Middlemiss, Noah Jones, Martin Kulesza, Tom Bartels, Jack Wyss, Daniel Abbott, Matt Speirs and Michael Jonker Snowsports • Noah McGrath – Soccer • Julian Wilson - Swimming • Themi Sitzoukis - Tennis • Will Brydon-Waldron, Henry Moir and Oscar Donald - Touch Football • Mitch Foss – Water Polo Many boys were also selected to represent the School in the APS teams against the AGS elite teams.

Sports Coaching As indicated above, we believe that all boys should have access to coaching and opportunities to improve. As part of our sports coaching programs in 2016, we will be making use of the skills of more external coaches to improve the sporting experience for our boys. We will also continue to use the skills of our current staff where appropriate, as we seek to find the balance between promoting skill development, improvements in game sense and enjoying being part of a team. Our staff at BGS do a wonderful job in balancing their academic tasks along with the co-curricular involvement they have on a weekly basis. The roles played by all of these people are vital in mentoring the boys and continuing to provide an environment that allows them to grow and achieve their best. Finally, we farewell Mr Brendan Savage from his role as Head of Sport Middle School. His knowledge, work ethic and enthusiasm for the sports program will be missed by the entire BGS community and we wish him well for the future. Luke Stewart, Director of Sport GRAMMARIAN 2015 129


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James Semenov and Thomas Picking

Year 5 - Back: Sidney Zeng, Frank Wang, Brendan Zhang, Ben Akinci, Thomas Galinas. Front: Dante Farinola, Tull Luangmahanaka and Felix Brighton-Knight

Dante Farinola (left) Ben Akinci (right)

Junior School Year 5 We were a small, but determined badminton team in Term 4. At the beginning of the term, boys who had some tennis experience clearly led the way, however, by the end of the term, most boys were delivering those shots hard and fast. As their coach, I was proud of the boys’ excellent behaviour on trips outside the School, the manners they displayed when playing other schools and the responsibility they took with equipment. At the end of each match, team captains praised the opposition appropriately and thanked the coaches. All equipment was set up and packed away thoughtfully and quickly after training sessions. All boys tried their best, however, the partnership of Frank Wang and Thomas Stretch was a standout as they hardly lost a game. Our best player overall this season was Thomas Stretch and our best team player was Ben Akinci. Carole Webster, Coach 130 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Year 6 The Year 6 badminton team boys have demonstrated good sportsmanship and developed significantly in skill throughout the season. Most importantly, they have had a good deal of fun! The 6 Blue and 6 Red team played the majority of their games away this season. Pleasingly, boys from both teams were always well organised and met their buses on time. Sportsmanship was always at the top of our overall performance criteria and it was great fun to play some games of doubles, singles and at times, mixed teams with our opponents. Most of the teams we played were well matched against us and the contests were usually close. Skills, partner work and positioning on court were practised during training and it was pleasing to see the excellent skill development of both teams, particularly towards the end of the season as boys became accustomed to the way their partners played. Congratulations to all the boys. Special congratulations to Harley Chessells and Harrison Swensons for being awarded Most Outstanding Players for the Red and Blue teams and to Tian Pang and Declan Hayes for being awarded Best Team Players for the Red and Blue teams. Monica LeCouteur and Shelly Turek, Coaches


Middle School The Year 7 and 8 badminton players had a great season in 2015, winning most of their games. Throughout the season, the players have shown dedication and enthusiasm. During the training sessions, they learnt how to serve, pass and hit the shuttlecock. The players were lucky enough to be supported by their parents for each game. The captain of the team was Dylan Zhang and a special mention should be made to the coach, David Ginsbrurg. His guidance and leadership have built up the boys’ confidence, which they will take forward into the next term. Coach’s Award: Eric Shi Best and Fairest: Eric Yong Linda Chen, Y7/8 Badminton Coach

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Years 9/10 Badminton As with our open teams, we entered four teams in the Year 9/10 competition. This is a difficult stage for our boys as many of our more experienced players continue to push through to the 1st team, meaning boys will often play higher than they normally would. Despite this, the boys continued to develop their match skills. The Years 9/10 Badminton Blue team had a successful season, winning most of their games. Many of the boys were beginners but trained in a positive frame of mind and listened to their very qualified coach, Jason Tang. The boys played some great games trying their best to win while having a lot of fun. As the season progressed we all got better, improving on our serves, hits and positions in the court. For the first time in BGS history, we incorporated the Year 7/8 team into APS competition. In terms of development this was an important move as it gave boys exposure to competitive badminton from an early stage. It is hoped that this will lead to improving skills and more boys playing at higher levels in coming years.

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Open Badminton Our open badminton teams had a highly successful season in 2015. In all we had four teams entered in open competition, with over 50 boys playing the sport. Our 1st team had an extremely strong year, with highlights including the win over St Kevin’s, as well as the victory over Xavier. In the 2nd and 4th teams competitions we won the vast majority of our matches, demonstrating the growth of the sport at BGS. The open 4th team finished their season undefeated, demonstrating great spirit and enjoying their matches every Saturday. The 2nds struggled for consistency throughout the season, however, with many boys returning as Year 12s next season, as well as a number of boys pushing up from the undefeated 4th team, we expect to be strong in this competition in 2016. Above all, badminton continues to be a game where the boys can enjoy the important elements of competitive sport, as well as providing a good vehicle for them to socialise, have fun and develop skills.

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Badminton 1st Season 2014/2015 proved to be a most successful one for the 1st VIII badminton team. Under the astute coaching of Nellie Stratton, ably assisted by Martin Ho and led by captain Chris Zeng and vice-captain Javin Sun, the team entered round 1 against the ever-competitive Geelong Grammar side and achieved their first victory over them for a decade. It was a six-all thriller but the BGS team scored significantly more points than Geelong to win on countback. We had high hopes going into round 2 against Caulfield, another team we had not beaten for around a decade. Sadly, we were no match for Caulfield’s style of play going down 9-3, yet significantly only scoring only 18 points fewer than our opponents.

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One of the things this team had focused on was to bounce back from disappointment and this spirit was taken into the Carey where no quarter was given. We achieved the rare feat of keeping Carey to below 200 points. Another 12-0 win over Xavier going into the summer recess saw BGS as one of only three teams to have lost only one match, whilst Scotch sat undefeated at the top of the table. Coming back from the break we faced an improving Wesley team and overpowered them 9-3, cementing our status as one of the strongest teams in the competition. Scotch, however, showed us why they were premiership favorites with a resounding 11-1 win. A losing points score of 355, however, showed that the boys were not overwhelmed. Again, Brighton had to live up to its promise of not losing two in a row and bounced back with a 7-5 win over St Kevin’s College. This was our first win over St Kevin’s since 2002. Another strong win over Melbourne put us in equal third place going into the last round against Haileybury. We were no match for them however. This was a season of growth for badminton. Our ‘top half’ singles players, Chris Zeng, Javin Sun, Kevin Sun and Bob Hong, were competitive every week and motivated our ‘bottom half’ players, Daniel Lee, Michael Zhang, Lachlan Foy, Oliver Zhu and Jeremy tian, along with doubles specialists David Ni and Di Di Wang. These boys demonstrated improvement with every outing. This was the best season in many years and coaches Nellie Stratton, Martin Ho and the boys are to be congratulated on their efforts. The boys demonstrated excellent spirit and a willingness to learn throughout and feel we have left badminton in a stronger place than when we started. Simon Kessler, Teacher in Charge Sadly this season will the last for Simon Kessler. He has demonstrated great leadership of our sport over many years and as mentioned above, improved its standing both within the school and as a school against our competitors. We will miss his wit, his organisation and importantly, his will to win. We hope this is a trait instilled in our teams as a legacy of his efforts. Luke Stewart, Director of Sport

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Cricket Junior School Year 5 Cricket The Year 5A cricket team played four matches this season. They played one-day games against Scotch College, Melbourne Grammar (Grimwade) and Xavier College (Kostka Hall). Their only two-day game was against Scotch College. Callum Heath (Most Outstanding Player) and Lucas Toms (Best Team Player) were awarded medallions for their performances throughout the season. All boys who represented BGS in the 5A cricket team, should be congratulated for their efforts and sportsmanship. Thank you to Mr. Pemberton and Mr. Thompson for their assistance at training and team meetings. The Year 5B team consisted of some very eager and enthusiastic members, all of whom worked extremely hard throughout the season to improve their batting, bowling, fielding and team skills. The highlight of the season was an excellent win against Wesley College, Wheelers Hill. James Bourke won the Most Outstanding Player award with Thomas Stretch winning the Best Team Player award. During 5C’s games, the team was well led by Ethan Gendala and Max Berry who shared wicket keeping duties; Dante Farinola who bowled with great accuracy and pace. Hamish Andersen, Tom Bailey and Jamie Draheim who supported their team mates well with the bat and in the field. Luka Simic and Karl Unger missed two of the matches but showed potential and Alex Holman always gave 100 per cent in all aspects of the game and at training. Jordan Stewart worked hard on developing his bowling and batting. Victories were had against Grimwade, Carey (Donvale) and Haileybury (Newlands). Steve Lewis, Coach 5A and Rick Pemberton, Coach 5B and C

Year 5 cricket

Year 6 Cricket The 6A cricket team had a solid season, proving to be a competitive outfit each week and playing the game in the right spirit. The 6A boys got close to a win on a couple of occasions, but ultimately didn’t taste victory. Matches were played over two weeks, Year 6 cricket which all the players enjoyed as they had the chance to demonstrate their skills. Due to extreme conditions, first round became a one-day match against Melbourne Grammar (Grimwade) away. Two-day games were then played against Scotch College at home and Xavier College (Kostka Hall) away before our boys again faced Kostka Hall, this time in a one-day game on the treasured Crowther Oval. The Most Outstanding Player award went to Brendan Reddell. The Best Team Player award went to Declan Hayes. Declan was clearly the most vocal supporter in the team. The 6B and 6C cricket teams were a fantastic group of boys and proved to be very cohesive teams. The effort and enthusiasm displayed at both training and matches was exemplary and this was rewarded by continual improvement each week. For the 6B team, Tom Burnell was awarded the Most Outstanding Player. Not only did he perform well with bat and ball, but his leadership was evident every week. Chris Field was the recipient of the Best Team Player award. Chris’s organisation, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork each week was exceptional. For the 6C team, Zac Mandragona was a quiet achiever and lead by example. His bowling, fielding, batting and attitude were exemplary and he was awarded Most Outstanding Player. Ned Walker had a positive and reliable approach. Paul Gurry, Coach 6A, Monica Le Couteur and Chester Lord, Coaches 6B and C

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Middle School The 7A undefeated team

Cricket at Middle School had another amazing year. With six teams, six staff and many Old Boy coaches, a fine culture of participation is being shaped at Year 7 and Year 8. Numbers and participation in the sport have been at an all-time high and everyone involved with the cricket program is excited about what the future holds. Whether it is a mechanism to improve your whole game or enjoy a Saturday morning with your friends, the Middle School cricket program has had something for everyone this year. The 8A, 8B and 8C teams were world beaters, winning the majority of their games and being well led by Captain of Cricket, Max James. The Year 7s had a great introduction to the sport. A strong 7A team went undefeated and the 7Bs and 7Cs also tasted victory more than defeat. A special thank you to all the parents, staff and the Friends of Cricket association who have been able to support all we are doing at the Middle School with functions, specialist coaches and invitation matches to develop the boy’s abilities.

Zac Murphy

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Senior School The 2014/15 season saw six teams playing across the Senior School. Whilst we only had two teams in open competition, it was pleasing to see that Year 9 and Year 10 had two very distinct teams each year level. This is a huge positive for our future cricketing success. This season we were fortunate to have Stuart Clark from Cricket Victoria as our development coach. Stuart worked across all teams in Senior School providing elite-level coaching and a great connection for our boys with elite-level programs in Victoria. We look forward to this relationship growing further, as the boys were also lucky enough to receive coaching from Elise Villani (Australian Representative) and Steve Maddocks (Cricket Victoria). We see these opportunities as vital for all of our boys to continue their improvements and their enjoyment of cricket. As is always the case given our varied talent, boys from Year 9 all the way through to Year 12 played 1st XI cricket. We had a number of younger players making their debuts and these boys acquitted themselves well despite their limited experiences at this level. Combined with established veterans such as Will Pucovski, Max Murray, George Fry and Harry Hill, the team was competitive in all games but often could not sustain the pressure required to consistently challenge in matches. The 2nd XI managed three wins for the season. It was a difficult time for the boys as we rotated players through this team and endeavoured to provide all boys who wanted it with experience that would enable them to push for 1st team selection, while also giving boys that played to enjoy the game with their mates equal game time. This team had a number of Year 11 boys capable of coming into the 1st and having an impact next season. 136 GRAMMARIAN 2015

The Freemans, Sam Ryan and the enigmatic Ned Murray are all capable of playing important roles in 2015/16. Year 10 cricket is often the point at which our teams become somewhat compromised, as boys get opportunities to play 1st team cricket and it is difficult to maintain consistency in the team. This season was no different with up to six boys playing 1st XI cricket. Despite this, the boys experienced some great individual successes and we now require this group to take up the challenge of being 1st team players in a successful team. Dec Adams had a solid season with the ball, taking over 10 wickets and his batting impressed the team early on. The team struggled with the bat, but Charlie Fry, Anthony Zimmermann and Joe Micari all made important runs through the year. Coaches Bruce McLellan and Matt McLellan will be rueing missed opportunities but know they were not far from winning more games with this group. In the 10B team, our boys enjoyed their cricket and being able to improve their skills over the course of the season. A stand out was Jackson Warne’s

hat-trick and five on the Mitchell Oval against Xavier. Tommy Kenny also had a terrific season with the ball, whilst our batters struggled for consistency A strong group of Year 9 boys had great success under coaches Pete Shepard and Tom Larkworthy. It was exciting to see Hamish Dick steaming in, Joel Crocker cracking the ball to all parts of the ground, with Michael Fitzgerald and Ben Pryor. Jonty Leadbeater impressed when pushed up to play 1st XI cricket. In the B team, Matt Noske was a standout performer taking regular bags of wickets and menacing bowling attacks with some big hitting. Ned Bellmaine showed he could bowl fast and worry batsman at this level, while the boys all showed improved skills throughout. As always, the support of the magnificent Friends of Cricket group was the forefront of our games. Their tremendous support of the boys at matches, their assistance in providing coaching structure and support, and the value they add to the experience makes for the unique community experience we only get at BGS cricket. Gary McPhee, Teacher in Charge


BGS 1st XI Cricket The 1st XI had a reasonably successful season this year, finishing fourth overall on the ladder, with six wins, a very winnable draw, and three losses. The standout performers were Nathan Murphy who made 340 and was selected for the 15 and Under Victorian team, and Max Murray, who claimed more than 25 wickets and knocked up 240 odd runs opening the batting, including three 50s. Max and Nathan were was also selected for the APS team. Another big positive was the growth of our younger brigade. Mackenzie Harvey also made the 15 and Under Victorian team. Nick Knight, Tom Yorgey and Matt Harris contributed significantly, ensuring the burden was not left on the senior boys. We also had numerous players getting an early taste of 1st XI cricket: Jonty Leadbeater, Jack Munnings, Tom Wallace and Paddy Inglis. There were many individual highlights in 2014/15. Nathan Murphy’s unbeaten 100 at Xavier was outstanding. Jackson Noske’s five wickets in eight balls in the second innings against Haileybury was impressive as he completed a hat-trick over two innings, having taken five wickets in the first inning. Max Murray’s 64 not out at Caulfield Grammar, where he batted through an entire innings in 35 degree heat, facing 219 balls showed the courage and set a standard for BGS cricket in future. It would be unjust of me not to mention the efforts of the other Year 12 boys throughout the year. George Fry completed his third season in the 1st XI, taking over 15 wickets. He was outstanding as he bowled quickly and tore the T/20 competition apart with his big hitting. Harry Hill had an outstanding final season of APS cricket, being the dominant force in our one-day games before Christmas and regularly closing games out with the bat in the New Year. James Bryant was committed to working on his game in order to ensure he got the most out of himself that he possibly could, leaving an untarnished legacy at BGS. On behalf of the boys, I would like to thank Mr. McPhee and the parent group for donating so much of their time and effort to the Brighton Grammar 1st XI this year. I’ve spent a few years with Mr. McPhee and loved every minute representing the School in cricket. His service to the boys and the sport is second to none, and greatly appreciated by all. Will Pucovski, Captain of Cricket

Congratulations to Will Pucovski who this year finished an incredible five years of 1st XI cricket. He has been the dominant player in the competition scoring numerous hundreds batting at number three or four. He has played in APS representative games, as well as the District 1st XI competition and has talent that will unlikely be seen again at the School. In 2014/15 Will took his cricket to the next level being selected for the Victorian 2nd XI Open Age Team – one step below 1st class cricket. GRAMMARIAN 2015 137


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UK Cricket Tour In 2015, 28 players from Years 9 to 11, of varying experience and ability, participated in the BGS cricket tour of England and Europe. There was a great representation of the whole School and friendships and bonds were formed across year levels. Four staff assisted with the tour: Mr. McPhee, the director and organiser, with Mr. Stewart, Mr. McLellan and Mr. Savage. It was a memorable and fun-filled tour. We began in the heart of London where we saw Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Then we went to the home of cricket, Lords, for a tour of the most sacred and historic cricket ground in the world. We walked through the Long Room, the Lord’s Media Tower, and the opposition changing rooms. Then we had a training session in the indoor nets - a brilliant experience. The first match against Gordon’s School was unfortunately abandoned due to the weather, but games on the next three days made up for this, with a mixed bag of results showcasing our need to play consistent cricket, and become accustomed to the conditions of English cricket. There were some impressive feats, with scores of 80 and 79 by Fraser Gregson and Paddy Inglis, while sharing a partnership of 147 runs off 11 overs. Nick Freeman was the stalwart at the top of the order for the seniors, making consistent scores. In the juniors, Ben Durkin, Charlie Fry and Joe Micari showcased their ability. Then the squad travelled to Shrewsbury to play one of the best cricketing schools in the country. Both teams played 20/20 matches, with the senior team playing on the school’s speech day with the whole school watching. Despite the pressure, this was one of the better games of tour because of the quality of cricket played, the ground and wicket. Harry Osborne and Michael Fitzgerald gave 138 GRAMMARIAN 2015

UK cricket tour - Brighton Pier, England

the junior team a glimmer of hope and Mackenzie Harvey showed why he’s one of the best around with a marvellous 74 leading from the front, and a brilliant team performance in the field demonstrating that we can play attacking, positive and attentive cricket against any team. After visiting towns such as Stratford, Warwick, Oxford and Brighton, we stayed in Dover over at the prestigious Duke of York Royal Military School, which is a traditional boarding house, with early morning starts and dormitories of 30 beds. We played the next day in picturesque conditions. For the senior team it was a declaration match, the only one of the tour, whilst the junior team played a 40-over game against Harvey Grammar. The junior team batted first and were all out for a great score of 201, with positive knocks from Max Stroud and Hugo Butler before a brilliant team effort with the ball, led by Tommy Kenny and Matt Noske, ensured victory. For the senior team it was a demolition, winning by an innings and 167 runs in less than a day’s play. Jackson Noske took six wickets. Nick Knight, ever-consistent, took wickets in both innings. Matthew Freeman took six wickets, bamboozling the opposition

with his nifty little off spin. Everyone made their mark batting and only one wicket fell for the whole innings. Jonty Leadbeater, Sam Ryan and Matt Harris made impressive scores, emphasising the importance of protecting your wicket and building an innings. The following day the squad had their last match on English soil, in conditions reminiscent of a summer back home. The senior team’s match against Eltham College proved disappointing, with a batting collapse undoing the good work of the team with the ball. However, the junior team won their match with 10 overs to spare. Jack Munnings made a dominant 40 not out, while the rest of the team all contributed. We also travelled to Essex to watch Australia play. We met players Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris, spoke to coach Darren Lehmann, and hopped aboard the team bus. It was incredible being able to have such access to the national team. An exciting component of the tour was the opportunity to play matches against teams from Holland and Belgium, a first for Brighton Grammar. We went to The Hague first and visited the International Criminal Court and Peace Palace. In Amsterdam, facing local clubs from


Aussie tour bus

Antwerp

Shrewsbury School

Villers Bretonneaux

the area, the weather threatened to do anything, so both teams were eager to get a fast result. The junior team bowled first, restricting the opposition to 8/123 after their 35 overs. Sam Larkworthy proved the difference with a crucial 47, and late hitting from Ned Bellmaine ensured that the first victory in Continental Europe was won by the juniors. The senior’s match lacked the same standard of competition, as the opposition only had eight players. Two BGS boys filled in, as well as Mr. Stewart, who organised and led the Dutch team, providing a great opportunity for them to learn and play the game in its fullest form. We batted first, and raced away, finishing with a score of 5/289 off 35 overs. Ned Murray’s aggressive stroke play was the highlight, with an unbeaten 50 not out. Everyone was given an opportunity with the ball, with Ned coming in off the long run up, Macca Harvey bowling his gentle offies, and Nick Freeman bowling his self-described ‘moon balls.’

Meeting the Australian coach

We then went to Belgium for our final game against the Antwerp Cricket Club. The two teams played sequentially on the same ground, one team playing while the other toured the city. The junior team played first, and began by bowling, and with quick wickets falling early. On the small ground sundries played a pivotal role in increasing the score, with Antwerp 5/70, before the Finn Campigli stole the show, claiming four quick wickets in two overs to resurrect the innings, leaving Antwerp all out for 88. In chasing the score, openers Ben Pryor and Declan Adams wasted little time, both hitting two sixes each to bring about another win with eight overs to spare. The senior team also bowled first, and with the score 6/25 it seemed as if the match would be over just as it had started, but a lapse in concentration dragged the score out to 6/54, before a few quick wickets resulted in Antwerp being dismissed for 70. In reply, we started shakily losing our two openers, before Tom Yorgey stamped his authority on the match, making a controlled 26, leading

the team to a resounding victory off 13 overs – a great way to finish the tour. After this we were fortunate to be able to visit many Australian war memorials and monuments located in Belgium and Northern France. This was an opportunity for the squad to remember those who have fallen in war. We spent three nights in Paris, visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Champs-Élysées. The best was saved for last, with a visit to Disneyland rounding off an incredible tour. Thank you to Mr. McLellan, Mr. Savage and Mr. Stewart. Most importantly, thank you Mr. McPhee for your tireless effort and dedication in organising the tour, and your wit and humour. Being able to play cricket against some of England’s elite schools, as well as visiting numerous iconic and significant sights was an incredible experience. Tom Wallace, Year 11 GRAMMARIAN 2015 139


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Rowing This season the success for the Tonners is measured both in terms of our overall results and the culture of the club. Our program is based on the development of a boy over four years. Boys should understand that with a strong 11-school competition, someone will finish first and someone last. Often the margin between places is very small and in a competition like the Head of the River, very little can determine 1st to 4th or 5th to 9th . Therefore the growth of an individual in rowing needs to be measured a number of ways. Results are important and we are happy to be held to account on these, however, there are other ways to measure success. This was best described by ex-student and coach Angus Whillas who wrote the following in his season review. “At the end of the Head of the River each year I see schools rowing up Lake Nagambie in tears, not proud of what they have achieved in not coming first. I’m not saying that something is wrong with their boat club but I think it’s something that is great about ours, that in the last two years especially, our 1st eight has come third in Head of the River not finishing with tears in their eyes but rather with smiles and joy. They know they went out and laid everything on the line for their crew mates and for their school, and it shows that rowing is now becoming more than just another Saturday sport – it’s become a culture within the School.” I ask all individuals and crews to determine their rowing experience not just by a result but by the season they had. What they have learned about themselves and others, the difference in their fitness between start and finish, how much fun they had with a new group of mates, and how they can apply this to other aspects of their life.

1st VIII 2015

In ‘old school’ terms, the disciplines of rowing can help set up a young man for the future. I believe this is evident when looking at our 2014 crew. Many of that crew coached this year and they would attest to rowing being an experience that has lasted with them long after their final strokes. Last year’s crew finished third at the Head of the River and, following the rowing season, two members of the crew were inducted as prefects. They played in successful winter sports teams and academically the crew (all nine in Year 12) had an ATAR average of 90.05. I have no doubt that the 2015 crew have modelled themselves on this group and that the boys in the Wilson and Skelton Club’s will do the same in the future after watching the way the 2015 crew operated. This culture is about what rowing can give you for the rest of your life. If you

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can take one lesson from rowing let it be that you should have a growth mindset. When we train in the gym we get fitter and stronger but so does our mind. We learn to push harder and for longer, we learn to concentrate fully on a task. The brain is like a muscle that gets stronger and works better the more it is exercised. Too often boys believe the brain is static, leading them to think that talent and giftedness are the only ways to bring later success. Every time you work hard, stretch yourself and learn something new your brain forms new connections. This is the basis of the work by Carol Dweck that challenges thinking that intelligence is a fixed trait. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success says that intelligence is a quality that can be changed and developed. The boys learn more about this in wellbeing and PROSPER classes but its application in rowing is literal. I can see this is the improvement in results on and off the water in rowing over the past four years. The standard of rowing continues to increase and this year that seemed to be particularly evident at Year 9 level with more quads rowing at a higher technical level than ever before. Our Year 10 results need further focus and improvement but we have proven in the past that retention at this level is the most important aspect. Two of our three senior VIII’s made A-Finals this year. The 3rd VIII finishing fifth in the A-Final, the 2nd VIII winning the B-Final, and the 1st VIII again this year finishing third in the A-Final. The 1st VIII again demonstrated they were willing to attack racing and, while Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar proved too strong on the day, we were able to row through Geelong Grammar to secure third place for the second year in a row.

Skelton Club This year has presented many great moments for us as rowers, having faced new challenges as the program has taken a big step forward in preparation, time commitment and, of course, rowing in the eights. Having rowed in all three Year 10 crews this year I can tell you that the level of passion for the sport has risen dramatically. The boys have worked hard all year, finding new barriers to break and deeper holes to sit in, finding that rowing hard and putting their foot down is very enjoyable. Throughout the season the Skelton Club has had some wonderful highlights such as the Year 10 B crew representing the RCD foundation, winning bronze at Nagambie State Champs. One of the best moments for me was when we were at the Barwon after a heavy training week with Trav in the back paddocks of Marcus Oldham with thick logs on our backs. We were prepared for battle that weekend, coming out to lead Scotch in the first 800m setting us up with confidence for the rest of the season.

With over 100 boys rowing in the program again our challenge is to maintain consistency in culture and results in rowing. I look forward to meeting this challenge in future years.

Regattas for the Skelton Club this year have also been learning curves as all Year 10 crews line up on starting blocks, facing what seemed like a treacherous two kilometre course. Overall, all crews had very successful Head of the River races and a lot can be taken out for the years ahead.

Richard Bartlett, Rowing Coach

Tom Haddon, Year 10

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Wilson Club Report Our first year was a good introduction to BGS rowing with 10 quads in Wilson Club. We learnt how to row in quads and sculls on Albert Park in Term 3, 2014. It was quite funny watching all the scullers fall in. We had our first regatta at Carrum in November, which was a great experience, but showed us that we had a lot to improve on. At the start of 2015 we had a two-day rowing camp where we improved dramatically. We then moved to the Yarra to continue our training, which was great as we were then with the rest of the Boat Club. However, I’m not sure if the senior rowers were very happy with an extra 40 boys in the change  rooms.

Weight lifting

We had three more regattas this year: one at Carrum, one between the crews at Docklands and one at Footscray, before Scotch Mercs and Head of the River. During the season we had some very funny moments with a quad flipping in training, a quad sinking, numerous scullers going in, bike riders crashing into our boats, boats crashing into boats, breaking oars, snapping fins, catching crabs, and even flipping a quad in a race. All these moments added to our experience and enjoyment during our first season. On behalf of the Year 9 rowers I would like to thank Mr. Gertsman, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Mitchell and all the coaches for our first season of rowing. I would also like to thank Noel for fixing all the damaged boats and all our parents for taking us to the regattas and supporting us.

Campbell Clapp lifting weights

I look forward to next season where we get to row eights and I hope that all 40 boys from the Wilson club return next season to row as part of the Skelton club. Finn Parker

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Year 12 rowers

1st VIII

3

2nd VIII

7

3rd VIII

5

Open IV

4

10A VIII

8

10B VIII

5

10C VIII

5

9A Quad

8

9B Quad

9

9C Quad

7

9D Quad

5

9E Quad

7

9F Quad

5

9G Quad

5

9G Quad(2)

7

9HQuad

4

9H Quad (2)

6

Senior Ave

4.8

Rank

5

Yr 10 Av

6.0

Rank

6

Yr 9 Ave

6.3

Rank

8

TOTAL

5.8

Rank

6

Year 9 quad scull

Captain of Boats Report The 2014/15 BGS rowing season started like any other, with a massive pre-season. Afternoons on Albert Park Lake and heavy conditioning sessions in the weights room built strong foundations for the season to come. With a pre-season camp at Gembrook, lead by strength and conditioning coach Travis Ronaldson, the boys were off to a great start to what would be a rewarding season. Once out of the smaller boats and into the eights, the focus became more directed towards the first two regattas of the season. As these were the only regattas for Term 4, it led into the Christmas break where the Tonners refused to take the foot off the accelerator with training. The boys continued to hit the weights room and ergos throughout the summer 144 GRAMMARIAN 2015

helping to work off Christmas pudding and also maintain their fitness gains from Term 4 leading into Barwon Camp. Held at the massive grounds of Marcus Oldham College, this eightday training camp saw the significant improvements of all boats, as well as their preparation for the shorter 1500m course of the Barwon River. Throughout the following eight weeks the boys had many chances at racing on the 2000 metre courses of Nagambie, Ballarat, Carrum and even Penrith, giving the crews the experience required to take them well prepared into the Head of The River 2015. During my four years in the BGS rowing program, it has been inspiring to watch the growth of all the

Meliora rowers moving from Year 9 to Year 12 and their development in maturity, physically and mentally. The camaraderie that is constantly developing, not only the BGS Boat Club but also the whole of Brighton Grammar, was displayed at the Head of The River this year. When the 1st VIII rowed past the supporters’ tent after their race they were greeted by dozens of electrified BGS rowers, supporters, and even coaches running into the water, splashing their fellow Tonners in approval. For me, rowing for the red and blue has taught me that no matter what age, talent or personality, the BGS boat club works together and is an extremely cohesive group of young men all striving towards the same goal. Bert Bender, Captain of Boats


Sailing Sailing may not be one of our longest running sports at BGS, but the boys who are in the teams definitely take great pride in representing the School. After the 2014 season, we lost five of the six skippers from the 1st and 2nd team, so we came into this season with moderate expectations, although we planned to start a rebuilding phase for future success. All of the boys, both new to the team and old, stood up to the challenge and gave it their all. Overall, we definitely exceeded our expectations for the season, and improved after every regatta, going from pushover to formidable opponent over the course of the season. When the season began, both the 1st and 2nd teams picked up only one or two wins per regatta. However, by the end of the season both teams had improved dramatically, with the 2nds going into the finals at the State Championships, and the 1st team winning over half their races at States, including strong performances against some of the top schools. Even though this was not one of the team’s best seasons, with hard work over the coming years we will be able to grow into one of the strongest teams in the state, as we have a lot of younger sailors, such as our trio of Year 9 skippers for next year, Devan Nicholls, Mitch Dow and Ethan O’Brien.

Taking the turn

A special thanks to Mr. Csaszar, who was the teacher in charge this year. Even though he was new to the sport when he took on the sailing team, he did a fantastic job making sure all the boys were aware of what they had to do. Also credit goes to Mr. Stewart, who did a massive amount of work behind the scenes without any recognition. We are grateful to all the parents who took us to and from events and gave us their support. Our coaches Patrick Chip and Tom Trotman also deserve our gratitude, as we could never have improved as much as we did without them. Both of them made us work together and understand the strengths and weaknesses of our team members so that we could support each other throughout the season. All of the boys had a great time and learned to appreciate each other. Everyone pulled their weight and contributed to the team. We should all feel proud of what was accomplished and look forward to successful future seasons for the Brighton Grammar sailing team. Lachlan Neville, Captain of Sailing, and Ethan O’Brien, Vice-Captain

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Swimming Junior School A dozen boys chose swimming this season. Whilst it was a small group, it was no less elite. The 2015 APS swim calendar consisted mainly of individual meets with only one relay competition. Our Year 6s, Dylan Goodge and Lucas Williamson, helped set a supportive and hardworking culture. Sam Hayes consistently demonstrated determination and drive to improve his already excellent times in all strokes. We saw some excellent swims from Damien (our breaststroke champ) and Jasper (a solid allrounder) who were keen and competitive. Of particular note was the improvement made by Lucas Wilson and Lenny Ewers – Lenny’s fast kick made all the difference. Christian and Nick Burvill certainly made the most of our Monday afternoon training sessions: the drills that focused on stroke correction helped improve their times significantly. A highlight for Jackson Court and Christian Fellecetti in these training sessions, was the treat of ‘bomb dives’ if they trained hard. Sam Llewelyn showed a solid improvement in competitions by improving his placing in the weekly meets. When the competition whistle blew, no one bolted off faster than Hugo and he proved to be a very competitive swimmer. Congratulations to Sam on winning the best Year 6 swimmer and Jasper on winning the Year 5 medal. Best team swimmer this year went to Dylan.

Harrison Preston, Lachlan Hernadi, Kalani Ireland and Billy Pearson

Charlie Hicks Kalani Ireland

Mitch Foss, Liam Cook, Matthew Wang and Ari Sakeson

Will Paynter, Josh Smith, Julian Wilson and Adam Sharman

Cindy van Dijk and Ben Ryan, Coaches

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Damien Paino, Sam Llewellyn, Hugo Mintrom and Lenny Ewers Liam Cook, Matthew Wang and Julian Wilson


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The BGS swim team

Nicholas Burvill, Dylan Goodger, Lucas Williamson

The 2015 swimming season continued its great success with many boys continuing to improve their personal best swimming times. The energy and the vibe of the swimming team are being further established and it is great to see the swimming community at BGS continue to grow every year. Due to our swimming team lacking the depth and strength we had in our past years, we placed seventh in front of Carey, Melbourne Grammar and Geelong Combined. Although this result may not have been as successful as the other top schools, our commitment and our passion for the sport cannot be undermined. Furthermore, our younger year levels performed at the highest of standards and the future of the swimming at Brighton Grammar School looks bright for the years to come. Congratulations to Julian Wilson, the winner of the Harold McDonald Shield for the Most Outstanding Swimmer, coming in a stunning second in two events and third in another. This was the second year that Brighton Grammar School entered into the Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships. In the boys’ category, BGS placed fifth, which allowed us to place seventh overall without any female swimmers. This is an exceptional result seeing as the boys were up against a full strength Caulfield team (APS champions) and competitive Scotch College, Melbourne Grammar and ACS teams respectively. In the Open category Liam Cook, Matt Wang, Ari Sakeson and Mitch Foss placed third in freestyle relay. The U15 category team of Adam Sharman, Will Paynter, Josh Smith and Julian Wilson placed second in the backstroke and freestyle relays. The U13 team also performed well across the board. This was an amazing effort from all the boys as a preparation meet for the final APS night. With such a successful night of swimming, we will be looking at winning this event in a few years with time. In the end, the boys had a magnificent season. Even with a seventh placing, the boys should be happy with the effort and commitment they put in and the potential of Brighton Grammar School is looking promising in the near future. Matthew Wang, Captain of Swimming

Ari Sakeson

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Diving This year has been a great year for diving at BGS and we achieved our highest place in the sport for decades. Finishing second overall is an outstanding result, due to the consistently excellent performances by all of the boys, both at lead-up events and under pressure at APS Finals. The team this year was a very young group of boys with Luka Simic in Year 5, Kyle Stewart, Luca Jarvis and Max Simic in Year 7, Martin Kulesza in Year 8, Nik Rathmayr in Year 9 and myself in Year 12. Despite the age differences, the boys gelled together strongly. While many people perceive diving as an individual sport where you get up on the board and you do your own thing, the support of your team mates is vital both on the board and when out of the water. The team supported each other this season and the results speak for themselves. All boys are to be commended on their performances on finals night where were achieved the following individual results: U/14A Luka Simic

3rd

U/14B Kyle Stewart

3rd

U/15A Luca Jarvis

2nd

U/15B Max Simic

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U/16A Martin Kulusza

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U/16B Dylan Ingram

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U/17A Nik Rathmyr

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U/17B Ben De Worsop

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OPEN A Campbell Clapp

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OPEN B Matt Nettlefold

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What made our results even more credible was that seven of our boys competed out of their age groups. We have eight of our ten boys from 2015 available next year for APS competition. These boys will have another year of experience, with two boys diving for the first time. It will be a challenge for us to maintain our position and also challenge the powerhouses of the competition, but our individual performances say we are capable of doing this and with diving at its highest point in BGS history there is no reason why great results cannot continue to be achieved. Many thanks and credit must go to our manager, Steve Miles, as well as our new coach Theo Petrakos who helped us choose the right dives and honed our skills brilliantly for finals night. Matt Nettlefold, Captain of Diving GRAMMARIAN 2015 149


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Tennis Junior School Being a member of the Year 5 tennis team was a special experience for all 17 boys in the squad, as it marked the start of their APS sporting journey. As was pointed out to the boys at the end of each of their matches, they had just competed against boys who would potentially be their opponents four times a year, all the way through to Year 12.

Koki Inagaki

The boys in each team had little competitive tennis experience, but they had a great deal of enthusiasm. Their willingness to listen to advice that would improve their understanding of the game was a credit to them. Their ability to score, position themselves effectively on court, to serve and return serve improved as the season progressed. Their high levels of sportsmanship and team spirit were evident from the first match of the season. The team experienced hard-fought losses against St Kevin’s, Castlefield and Scotch College but had two wonderful victories against Kostka Hall. Special mention should go to Jackson Pantelopoulos who was awarded the Best Team Player award for the season and to Caspar Payne who was awarded the Encouragement Award. The Year 6 tennis team had a very successful season, winning a majority of their fixtures. The boys improved all aspects of their game and there was a marked improvement and confidence as the season progressed. The team learnt many skills including serving, volleying, footwork and shot placement. Without a doubt the boys’ big improvements were the placement and power of their ground shots and being able to adapt to playing with different partners. 150 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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After big wins over Xavier in the first two rounds, the boys were ready for some tough competition. Facing St Kevin’s at Kooyong was always going to be a tough task. Harley Chessells and Ajay James fought valiantly but were overrun in the end from a very strong St Kevin’s pair, who were stateranked players. Cameron Khan and Patrick Gu teamed up well for a tight victory. Fixtures to follow against Haileybury and Xavier Kostka Hall allowed many of the boys to take risks with their groundstrokes recording comfortable victories. Our Year 6 Most Outstanding Player award went to Harley Chessels. Harley and Ajay James represented BGS at the APS Divisionals. Hugh Moir capped off a great season by being

awarded the Year 6 Best Team Player. A number of boys made significant progress and should be very pleased with their season, including Adam Larkan, Noah Kavelage, James Clark, Joshua Hughton, Andrew Penca, Ethan Calcatjicos, Henry Kerr, James Tsindos, James Cannuli, Owen Dials, Jacob Elmendorf, Kirill Carne and Tony Li who tried very hard to improve their skills. Because of the boys’ hard work, sportsmanship and enthusiasm it was a very successful season, both in terms of matches won, enjoyment and improved abilities. Congratulations to all boys who represented Year 6 BGS tennis this year. Brendan Rahn, Year 5 Coach and Darren Cook, Year 6 Coach


Middle School The Middle School 2015 tennis program was a game changer, featuring record numbers, record win/loss ratios and record participation. Most importantly though, tennis was a lot of fun. This was encapsulated by the spirit of all boys who swung a racquet representing BGS. In Term 1 we had some hot weather and rainy conditions to contend with, which proved to be a great test of resilience. However, with four of the 11 teams going undefeated for the season, each team displayed a willingness to play to the best of their abilities and represent their School with pride and distinction. Tennis is still the highest participation sport in the Middle School and is laying the foundation for the Senior School tennis program in identifying, nurturing and developing talent. This year saw the consolidation of the BGS Pathways program, which identified young talent to train with the Senior School squad and allowed for the senior boys to come and train and mentor some of our Middle School teams. As it is in all sports, tennis is not all about the final result but how well you participate and represent yourself and Brighton Grammar. In fact, this attitude is transferred across all areas of schooling at BGS. A special thank you to all the parents, staff and the Thompson Club, which has supported all we are doing at the Middle School with functions, specialist coaches and matches to develop the boy’s abilities and keep the program flourishing.

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Senior School Brighton Grammar tennis continues to develop, with a band of dedicated coaches and equally enthusiastic players. The recent establishment of the Thompson Club, our supporter group, is enhancing the program by providing opportunities for more active parent and family involvement. Tennis is a fantastic vehicle for boys of all abilities to engage in organised sport at a variety of levels, from beginner through to elite, consequently tennis continues to be a popular sport at the School. This year we fielded 15 Senior School teams and 11 Middle School teams in APS competitions, with some 250 boys playing tennis.

Year 9 Tennis Mr. Emmett’s 9A team had a great season with all team members playing to the best of their ability. There were 10 regular players, but only four matches were played due to inclement weather and the long weekend. We beat Wesley and Geelong College and while we played well against other opposition, 9A were unable to register further victories. The 9B tennis team has had a terrific season, albeit a short one, with members playing to their personal best and having some fun along the way. Our first match against Scotch in early February saw a couple of epic doubles. We won every game and it was noted that the boys displayed great sportsmanship. Many thanks to Ms. Rose and the players on a fine season. The 9D season seemed surprisingly short with one washout and one match where the BGS 9D Blue team faced the BGS 9D Red team. Both teams had mixed results. Two rounds were worthy of note because of the competitive spirit of the matches played by the 9D Red team against Xavier and St Kevin’s College. We ended up losing both matches only 152 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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on points. Luke Burgess played some of the best competitive tennis as our Number 1 in the team. The 9D Blue team did not have a win against another APS school this season but when we had a chance to play the two teams against each other, the 9D Blue team defeated 9D Red seven sets to five. Thank you to coaches Ms. Molloy and Mr. Harris for managing the two teams and for waking up extremely early (like the rest of the team) to train on Friday mornings.

Year 10 The 10A team season was characterised by high morale at training, a range of players offered the opportunity to represent the team, and incremental improvement in skills. We played all of the strongest tennis schools, including St Kevin’s, Xavier, Scotch and Melbourne Grammar, some more than once. Nevertheless, in every match there were hotly contested sets and whilst many tiebreakers, these matches were an indication of the team’s endeavour. Core players tried to lift their skills in face of the higher expectations. The focus on training was on footwork and especially court positioning in doubles play. The


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lack of match successes should not overshadow evidence of significant improvements in the skills of players and the fun experienced by the 10A squad in 2015. The 10B tennis team had a successful season. With new coach Mr. Curigliano on board, the members were keen to demonstrate their skills. Many challenges were thrown down and accepted at training sessions and the team’s commitment to improvement was evident. They only experienced two very narrow losses this year. Congratulations to the entire team for their spirit and dedication to tennis, with many players happily accepting elevation and demotion to allow for the best balance for all our

teams. The 10D Blue team also had a great season under the guidance of Mr. Nixon. After a difficult match in our first week against Mr. Barr’s 10D Red team, we focused on serving and our doubles positioning and were very successful throughout the rest of the season. Our doubles teams were good friends and worked together very well. The most impressive singles win for the year was Marcus Burnside against Geelong, winning in an epic 10-8 tiebreaker. A number of boys won all their singles matches for the season, including Steven Alesi, Jack Carlson, Tom Downs and Matt Takahasi. The sportsmanship and camaraderie among the team were excellent. Mr.

Barr’s 10D Red team started with a close win against the other BGS 10D team, then a loss to St Kevin’s followed by two tiebreakers. We fought back to smash Carey 11-1 then defeat the two Xavier teams 7-5 and 10-2. We played competitively throughout the season. Michael Wang had a great season, only dropping one of his eight matches, and Jacob Ni and Matthew Acheson both had successful seasons playing and winning the majority of games. Kai Li showed a great deal of improvement, losing his first three matches but earning promotion as he won the rest of his games. Hugo Moreau also improved immensely. GRAMMARIAN 2015 153


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Open Tennis

1st Tennis

Mr. Wardell’s 2nd VIII BGS tennis team completed an excellent season, with a final tally of six wins and two close losses. With solid victories in all matches at the end of 2014 and an influx of Year 11 boys in 2015, the team quickly took shape. Mitch Myers was elected Captain for the second year while Tom Sharry and Jeff Huang rounded out the top three. Andy McGrath and David Mirmilstein showed an excellent transition from the 10A team and were joined by Spencer Chan, Christian Carnovale, Anthony Capp, Blake Hayes, Arthur Xafis and Sanjeev Haikerwal throughout the season. The BGS players did seem to win the tight games towards the end of the season and the match practice and focus on improved fitness were significant contributors to the consistency of the team performance.

The 1st VIII tennis team had a new look this season, losing five Year 12s from the previous year’s team. Training started in early October. It was clear then that we were going to have to find some new players and that the team would be a young one. This provided many boys with the opportunity to taste 1st tennis and build for seasons to come.

Under the guidance of Mr. Alex Sylvan, the 3rd VIII remained unbeaten this season, winning all five rounds. The team was led by Anthony Capp and Hendrik Ahrens, with excellent top seed performances, and well supported by Jerry Lee with a 4-1 win/ loss ratio. Nick Moran was a consistent competitor throughout. Other regular players included Sanjeev Haikerwal, Joss Fabre, Angus Wells, Angus McPherson and Pat Dillon, with Tim Semmens the greatest improver. The 4th VIII were also undefeated during the 2015 season and ably coached by Ms. Hayes. While the 4th VIII team occasionally had difficulty fielding a team, they were fortunate that all players were extremely adaptable and could play in any position. The most valuable players were Lachlan Speirs and Patrick Dillon. Lucas Beveridge played a marathon set against Haileybury as well as winning all the sets he played. Dec Robinson played well and other main contributors were Angus McPherson, Liam Gill and Nik Sitzoukis. We also had 10 additional 154 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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players from other teams who played a game for us. What Ms. May’s 5th VIII may have lacked in technical ability, they more than made up for with enthusiasm. The team included a core group of nine players, and with the majority of these players playing next season, the future looks bright for BGS tennis. This season, we prided ourselves on being a professional unit, training diligently week in, week out. The style of play is remarkably different and requiring of higher-order strategising at 5ths level; something our assistant coach, and former BGS 1st VIII player, Nick Collin found out in his first ever coaching stint. Due to hard work, we enjoyed landmark victories over St Kevin’s, Carey and Xavier. We were always humble in victory and gallant in defeat. Mr. Liddle’s 6th VIII had a very positive season, winning matches against Scotch, St Kevin’s and Xavier. Tennis in the 6ths is a lot about enjoying the game while endeavouring to improve. Pleasingly we had a large number of boys who progressed through the 6ths and into other teams. Andrew McBriar was a solid performer all season, while others to play in the team included Jordan Mace, Eoin Evans, Chris Jiang, Julian Cannuli and James Kay. Overall it was an enjoyable season. Peter Furey, Head of Tennis

Our first match, away to St Kevin’s, saw the debut of Brandon Duan, Luke Sorenson, Ricky Dong, Mackie Robertson and Jack Summerfield. The boys got a reality check in this match going down 14 sets to 2 with many narrow losses. After a hard three sessions in the week the boys were hopeful to get their first win at home. We were starting to settle as a team and Julian Ou came in for his first game. We walked away with a strong victory and were looking forward to our last two matches of the year against Melbourne and Wesley. Darby Hipwell made his debut – an amazing achievement for a Year 6 boy. In the last two matches, BGS narrowly went down to Melbourne and Wesley 6-10 and 8-8 respectively, the latter being on game count back. This proved to be the trend for our season. Improving constantly but not having the edge that comes from having years of experience in APS tennis to win crucial matches. In the second half of the season we suffered narrow losses to both Scotch and Xavier. While the results were not coming our way, the effort and commitment of the boys could never be questioned. Every week each member of the team would punctually attend training and continue to improve. The culmination of all of our hard work was seen in our second-last match against Carey, winning 13 sets to 3 against a similarly ranked team. This game was a real boost to the boys who had worked hard throughout the season and deserved a win. This also saw the last win for Year 12 boys Erik Purcell, Mackie Robertson and Themi Sitzoukis.


Mr Thompson addresses the 1st VIII

Mackie Robertson

Luke Sorensen

Jack Summerfield

There were many standout displays, including Connor Hipwell, a Year 9 boy playing at Number 3. Connor played at a level far beyond his years. The many Year 7s and 8s showed that Brighton Grammar is in a strong position for the years to come. As senior boys that have played over a number of years, we know that the knowledge and technical expertise of coach Mr. Thompson, along with the work of Mr. Furey, will see an improvement in future years. Thanks to them both for committing so much time and effort to developing BGS tennis. Jandre Olivier, Captain of Tennis GRAMMARIAN 2015 155


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Table Tennis Junior School Owing to a limited number of schools offering to host table tennis, two separate BGS teams, Red and Blue, were created to rotate against St Kevin’s and Scotch College. 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, resulting in a resounding win in our first match against Scotch We had several byes throughout the term, which gave the teams plenty of practice time and they made the most of it. We were successful in our second interschool match against St Kevin’s, which gave the boys confidence and increased their enjoyment and their competitive spirit. The boys worked very well as teams, with everyone willing to assist with setting out and packing up equipment. Many boys displayed excellent sportsmanship during both our home and away matches and the games played against our own Year 6 teams. They congratulated each other on shots well played and graciously thanked their opponents. Our boys were not at all discouraged to discover that their final match of the term was to be played against a team of Year 6 boys at St Kevin’s. They rose to the challenge and won that match, leaving both teams undefeated for the season. Well done to Will Field, Elijah Akinci and Alex Tognarini who volunteered to take on the captain’s role and submitted timely, and wellthought-out reports for the sports newsletter. Congratulations to the Blue Team’s Best Player, Frank Wang and Best Team Player, Will Field. Congratulations also to the Red Team’s Best Player, James Cheng and 156 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Best Team Player, Alex Tognarini. The Year 6 table tennis team was also divided into two teams, Red and Blue. While we were disappointed that our first round of APS sport was cancelled due to rain, the extra week of practice helped us to achieve a higher standard of play early in our season and helped us to get to know each other and begin playing as a team quickly. We played against four St Kevin’s teams and one Scotch College team throughout the season. This proved to be great fun and the boys were able to establish a respectful and friendly relationship with these schools. Those boys who were new to Table Tennis or who joined us due to injury from another sport were kindly supported by those more experienced.

It was an exercise in resilience to see Brighton Grammar Boys playing with their arms in a cast or their foot in a support boot. It was pleasing to see the boys develop their skills and improve their techniques. By the end of the season, most boys were experimenting with adding spin and were developing challenging serves as well as match confidence. Brighton Grammar School came out on top overall against St Kevin’s and were challenged when playing Scotch College. Although the boys were not heavily focused on the score, they would all be proud of their record throughout the term. Carole Webster, Year 5 Coach and Shelly Turek, Year 6 Coach


Middle and Senior School

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Touch Football Junior School Year 5

Year 6

This year 27 boys trained and represented Brighton Grammar School in Year 5 touch football matches. Most of the boys were playing touch football for the first time. Their willingness to listen to coaches and follow directions and team rules resulted in a very successful season. The 5A team won all their matches for the season and the 5B Blue and Red teams won most of their matches and were always competitive.

This year, the Year 6 touch football squad included three teams – 6A, 6 Red and 6 Blue. Whilst the 6A team played in an A grade competition, the squad of 30 players was quite fluid and many boys played across different teams.

The 5A Most Outstanding Player was Zac Landsman and Lucas Toms received the Best Team Player award. Elijah Akinci was adjudged the Most Outstanding Player for the 5B Blue team and Tom O’Connor was the Best Team Player. 5B Red team Most Outstanding Player and Best Team Player awards were presented to Koki Inagaki and Christian Paice, respectively. All boys should be congratulated for their efforts, teamwork and sportsmanship displayed throughout the season. Thank you to Mr. Rahn for his assistance at training and Mr. Kennelly for his coaching, particularly with the 5A team, on match days.

Steve Lewis, Coach

After an extremely successful campaign in 2014, Brighton Grammar was faced with the difficult task of defending its U18 Touch Football State Champion title. Whilst a couple of the team’s core players remained the same, the team was left somewhat depleted due to the departure of key players Billy Gray and Nick Dawes. As a result, we failed to assert our dominance on the pitch, instead having to settle for some close, hard-fought encounters. Losses to St Kevin’s and Melbourne Grammar School were particularly disappointing, especially given that we had been so competitive last year. Still, the boys have every reason to be optimistic, as there is some exciting talent within the group. Oscar Donald, Henry Moir and Max Burt were dogged competitors week after week and Lennox Amatruda proved to be a valuable addition to the side. The team is fortunate enough to be coached by Old Boy Billy Gray, whose knowledge of the game and expertise is second to none. If the team can build upon this year’s performances, 2016 will prove to be an exciting year.

Congratulations to the entire squad on a fine team effort.

The Middle School fielded four teams this season, made from even numbers of Year 7s and Year 8s. The boys learned the very important structures and tactics required for team success and worked hard each week to win around the same amount of games that they lost. Our opposition schools were Xavier College, Haileybury College and St Kevin’s College. Our teachers and coaches were very impressed by the way in which the Year 8s welcomed and mentored the Year 7s, assisting their knowledge and skills to bring them up to speed quickly. The fact that so many Year 7s made the teams that represented Brighton Grammar School at the State Championships is testament to the support they received to become adept at this surprisingly challenging game. Our teams competed well at the Touch Football State Championships, although frustratingly they narrowly missed a couple of wins that would have seen them through to the finals. The experience of the other teams in this U15 division against our younger boys perhaps showed through, although our players are certainly better for it for next year. We have had several boys reach the top state level in touch football in recent years. In 2015, we congratulate Will Brydon-Waldren and Oscar Donald, who both gained Victorian U15 selection to compete for the state in the Pacific School Games, which was held in Adelaide.

Ben Ryan, Paul Gurry and Chester Lord, Coaches

Jo Ellis, Anthony Keene and Anthony Coghlan, Teachers in Charge

The boys displayed team spirit and sportsmanship every round. As the intricacies of back passing, keeping structures and the offside law were learnt, each team became wellorganised and disciplined units. The boys learnt that an acting half had to get in quickly to meet the ball and set up the next play. Results were really positive with only three games being lost in total over the season. Congratulations to Tom Burnell, Lachlan Stewart and James Cannuli for winning their Most Outstanding Player awards. They all showed pace, good lateral movement and finesse as they gained invaluable territory for their teams. These boys were ably supported by Blake Oliver, Rudy Warszewski and Ben HildebrandNeumann who were vocal, organised and supportive teammates. These boys were deserved recipients of Best Team Player honours.

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Cross Country Junior School This year’s team was down a little on numbers compared to previous years, however there was still a wide range of ability and interest level. Hudson Augustini, Adam Larkan, Max Linder (Year 5 Best Team Runner), Ethan Lyons, Jacob Palmer, Henry Pearson and Nik Stavrellis (Most Outstanding Runner) regularly finished in the top 20 in the weekly interschool competitions. Stanley Chen, Jacob Elmendorf, Liam Gouws, Koki Inagaki, Jack Kissane, Adam Larkan, James Mitchell and Lucas Williamson (Year 6 Best Team Runner) ran and trained with great determination and, as a result, their race positions improved as the season progressed. The BGS cross country coaches always consider themselves fortunate to have a wonderful training venue at the beach, and this year was no exception. The team members were challenged to give their all as they competed against their team mates, the conditions or the stopwatch. In most cases the hard work the boys put into their training brought improved finishing places as the season progressed. The coaches and boys enjoyed a very productive season. Ben Ryan, Rick Pemberton and Cindy van Dijk, Coaches

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Middle School – All School road relays

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Middle School In cross country there are no half or quarter times, no red cards or interchanges. It must be the only true sport at BGS. Training this year was held by Mr. Fitzsimmons, Mr. Pugh, Mr. Morehouse and occasionally Jack Bullock. It was great that the team went for some long runs outside of school, including running along the beach and running to Elsternwick Park. I also think that the interval training was a big help for speed and endurance. It would be fantastic to see the boys keep on training through the summer, doing a regular long run to keep their fitness up for cross country season 2016. This year it has been great to see Daniel Ward, Josh Sum and Ben Warrell continue on with a second year of cross country and still be just as enthusiastic and committed as last year. In the words of Tom Bartels,

“Some people don’t have guts for cross-country racing; the polite term for them is footballers, soccer players, hockey players and basketballers.” I would like to congratulate the Year 7s for their first year of cross country in the Middle School and I would like them to remember that hard work and being committed will get them improved results next year. The cross country philosophy, the faster you run, the faster you’re done, is well worth remembering. Congratulations to Tom Banfield and Tom Bartels who ran strongly in all their races showing great courage to complete three senior races. With Kayne Davies and Nick Semmens, they ran in the All Schools Road Relays allowing BGS to field an U18 Team, finishing tenth out of 37 teams.


Senior School Another season of cross country has come to an end with the three Year 12 members running for BGS for the last time. It has been a fantastic season, with 29 boys from Years 9 to 12 in the senior and intermediate squads. It was good to finally taste some success. Amongst some narrow, but honourable losses there was the joy of a victory over Carey and the excitement of a draw with Geelong Grammar to punctuate the season. We have welcomed several new additions to the senior team and over the season there have been many memorable individual performances. However, I would like to make special mention of the two Middle School boys, Tom Bartels and Tom Banfield who competed in the Open Division this season. Running distances of up to seven kilometres against boys who were sometimes four to five years older than them was an outstanding effort and their results certainly contributed to the success of the Open Team. The fact that they were able to regularly finish in the top 40 just highlights their enormous potential as elite athletes and the bright future for BGS cross country. It was also fantastic to see Vice Captain of cross country, Kayne Davies break through to post several top 10 finishes and cap off a fine season that was ultimately rewarded with selection in the All APS Cross Country Team that competed against the AGS Team. Special mention must also go to Nick Semmens who proved indestructible, competing in all of the APS and AV events of the season.

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Personally, the experience of captaining the squad this year has been a pleasure. The effort and enthusiasm of the boys at training and in races cannot be faulted. While as with any sport there are a range of abilities across the team, as Fitzy constantly reminds us, cross country is different: at the end of the day everyone has to run the same distance – the slower you are the longer you have to run!

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Special mention should also go to Sam Banfield, who competed in the U14 Team at the All Schools Road Relays coming home with a silver medal. Cross country was invented so that water would taste really good. I think the only thing that tasted better at the end of the races were Mr. Fitzsimmons’ daughter’s cakes! I would like to thank the other coaches, Brett Fitzsimmons, Tom Morehouse and Jack Bullock for their support in training and on race day. It was a wonderful experience to see all the boys improve their times and compete each week.

Through their efforts this season the boys have done much to raise the profile of cross country at Brighton Grammar, and with the enormous potential and talent emerging in the Middle School squad the future looks promising. Hopefully the 2016 squad will continue to build on the good work of this season. I would like to thank Mr. Fitzsimmons, Mr. Pugh and Mr. Morehouse for all the encouragement and pain they have provided over the season, and the 2015 BGS Cross Country Captain, Jack Bullock for returning to offer his experience to the senior squad. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to captain this squad and the memories made with all the cross country boys will be something I happily take into the future. Andrew Cook, Captain of Cross Country

Tom Bartels, Middle School, and Tom Pugh, Teacher in Charge MS Cross Country

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Hockey Junior School The strong support for Hockey in Year 5 was demonstrated by the boys’ excellent approach to training and match play. The Reds recorded one loss, whilst the Blues were undefeated and both teams played in some drawn fixtures. The boys listened to and carried out instructions at training. This resulted in them picking up the skills and game strategies quite quickly and being able to play to a high standard. Hugo Mintrom (Blues) and Dylan Roberts (Reds) proved to be very effective goalies and they were ably supported in defence by Oliver Robertson (Blues), Charlie Heaton (Blues), Ben Curtis (Blues), Freddie Smith (Reds) and Josh Jarick (Reds). In the midfield, Jamie Draheim (Blues), James Hare (Reds) and Christian Paice (Reds) defended well against the opposition. Thomas Stretch (Blues), Max Berry (Blues), Zach Bowen (Reds) and Tom O’Connor (Reds) directed play from the centre . All players made wonderful progress throughout the season but none more than James Draheim (Blues), James Mitchell (Reds) and Alex Tognarini (Reds) who became reliable and very capable team members. Hockey in Year 6 was again very popular this year with 12 boys participating. The 6A hockey team enjoyed a successful season, losing only two games for the season to St Kevin’s College and Carey 160 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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The team members were challenged to give their all as they competed against their team mates, the conditions or the stopwatch Grammar, after which the team went through the remainder of the season without dropping a game. This year’s group of boys were very motivated and knowledgeable about their hockey and tried hard to get the best out of their time training and playing. Most Outstanding Player was awarded to Thomas Picking. Other boys to perform well were Maxim Coste and Brendan Reddell. The Best Team Player was awarded to Sven Steward. Sven showed great speed and ball control through the middle and he teamed well with Andrew Penca and Oliver Lally. Joshua Sumner held tight on the

defensive flanks while Griffin Sherwood at full back was very cool and calm. His play bought more inexperienced defenders such as Keane Lombard and James Tsindos into the games. Dylan Goodger’s ability in goal was outstanding. Leadership of the 6A team was shared by a number of players each week. All boys made many valuable contributions and they should be very proud of their efforts. The Year 5 and 6 hockey teams were fortunate to have former 1st XI Hockey Captain, Ryan Cook help out at training and referee our home games at Brighton Secondary College. Ryan was able to impart his knowledge and expertise of the game to the boys. It was heartening to note boys applying the skills they had learned and transferring them in their games. Rick Pemberton and Stuart Thompson, Year 5 Coaches, and Darren Cook, Year 6 Coach


Middle School The Year 7 hockey team started the season with some players, such as Yali Lin and Frank Peng, playing for the first time. Our first match against Haileybury was a match to remember, as we smashed them 22-0. In our next match, we were up against St Kevin’s, we managed to score a 4-0 win, with Craig Marais scoring three goals. Our most memorable match was in the last game of the season against Xavier. We managed to secure our closest win by scoring in the second half and coming away with a win of 1-0. Some major improvers across the season included Jaikob Akinci, Yali Lin, Frank Peng, Max Simic, Maxim Christodoulou, Dylan Tomsic and Tate Carlsen. By the end of the season, all the team had developed some great skills and a ‘never say die’ attitude, as we started to outclass our opponents with our fitness and stick skills every time we played. Across the board we won six out of nine matches, drew one and unfortunately lost two. Overall, we scored a total of 62 goals.

Year 7 Team

Some of the core players in the group included Billy Pearson, Lucas Pithie, Ewan Smith, Andrew Wang and Craig Marais. Craig only played with us for a couple of games, but was a massive help to the team and we all congratulate him for getting pushed to the 1st team. Thanks to Patrick Neville for coaching our team throughout the season, even for the warm up and suicide runs, and to Mr. Tutera, our team manager. Craig Marais

Year 8 Team

Martin Kulesza

The Year 8 team performed considerably better than last year, winning six out of our eight games. Without a doubt, our best game was against St Kevin’s. We were able to put into action the training we had done on passing to the wings through the inners, before cutting back inside our attacking 25. We won 4-2. The most difficult game we played was against Wesley, a very physical team. Our defenders took on the challenge and were able to hold Wesley off. We won 2-0. Unfortunately, Patrick Jones left our team with a few games left in the season, but he scored a hat-trick in his final game. Throughout the season we had an extremely strong midfield, with Devon Hendrie and Harrison Preston using their skills and ability to read the play in order to pull apart the opposition and open up opportunities for our strikers. We scored a total of 21 goals and only conceded eight, due to the skill and determination of our defenders and Ben Graham, our outstanding keeper. We would like to thank Scott and Ms. Bracken for the time and effort they put into training and weekend games. This fantastic season for Year 7 and 8 would not have been possible without the help of the hockey community. We would like to thank the parents who drove us to games and gave their constant support and encouragement, and the Wicks Club for their free sausages. Zachary Adam-Gedge, Captain Year 7 and Captain Devon Hendrie and Vice-Captain Ben Graham, Year 8 GRAMMARIAN 2015 161


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Senior School 2015 was a challenging season for the Year 9 team. With many boys playing hockey for the first time, Ryan spent a lot of time taking the team back to basics, developing our skills, learning positions and understanding the game strategy. Our success can be measured in our development, from a disorganised, unfocused group of boys to a true team growing in skills and confidence throughout the season. Whilst we suffered losses over the season it was great to celebrate a draw against Caulfield and wins against Carey and Melbourne Grammar. Thank you to Mr. Harris for being supportive and super organised, particularly ensuring the supply of oranges and lolly snakes at each game. Thank you to all the parents for your support, especially on the many cold and early mornings. This year has been a ripper season for the Year 10 boys. Bearing in mind that only a few short seasons ago we were losing every game by a minimum of six goals every time. This year we welcomed two new boys, Ben Lawlor and James Barber. The season started with a few narrow losses and draws that both encouraged and annoyed the team. However this just spurred the team on to success, winning our first game against Haileybury in round 3. Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to sing the song again until round 8 against Carey, winning with our largest margin of 3-1. The week after that, the final round, we were finally able to get two wins in a row, coming out on top against a strong Caulfield team. Overall the team had a very successful season that was thoroughly enjoyable. Finally, the season would not have been possible without Mr. Kessler, our fantastic coach who has coached us to the most successful season for this group of boys ever. This year the 2nd hockey team has had mixed results. During the first few games we were trying to assess 162 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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ourselves and determine some team goals for the season. We formed two objectives: to score, and to eventually win a game. To our credit, we ended up achieving both of those things. In our second-last game against Xavier we had our first victory of the season and scored two goals against them. We had a a difficult start with our first opponents for the season being Geelong Grammar's skilled 1st team. To quote Darcy Delagnes, “The outlook seemed cloudy with a chance of thrashing”, yet the team refused to drop their heads and, to their credit were able to prevent the game from entering double-digit territory. The ensuing weeks brought regular challenges against quality opposition, notably Geelong College 1st XI, Scotch College and another match against Geelong Grammar. Marked improvements in defence and teamwork were pleasing to see during the season, particularly in the narrow loss to Haileybury College and in the victory over Xavier College. Our final game for the 2nd hockey was against Scotch College. Despite the encouraging prep talk from “Woody” (Tristan Witty) and Darcey being sent off the field, this dream was promptly

crushed by the seven goals they scored against us. However, we walked off the field proud and strong with mixed feelings of happiness and sadness as it would be the last game for the Year 12s: Lucas Cheesman, Tim Semmens, Javin Sun, David Ni, Chris Zeng and Victor Chen. It has been very pleasing to receive so much input from the Wicks Club again this season, with several barbecues put on at Brighton Secondary College and consistent work towards improving the BGS hockey experience. A welcome addition to BGS hockey this year was the creation of our training shirts as well as the input from Travis Brooks (Wicks Club Patron) who was able to provide some coaching for the boys, as well as great advice on match days. We look forward to further inspiration from Travis, as well as the ongoing support of the Wicks Club. Captain Jack Morrison, Year 9; Captain Tim Johnson and Vice-Captain Rob Tongs, Year 10; Captain Javin Sun and Vice-Captain Tim Semmens, 2nd XI


1st XI In 2015, the 1st XI had a great season showing improvement and potential for the future. This year we gave other schools some real competition and exceeded expectations, surprising many with our improvement as individuals and as a team compared to the previous season. In terms of the bond that we made as a team, this season was incredible as we were able to get back to basics in terms of why we play the game: for the love of the sport, and to have fun, while maintaining a sense of professionalism. This is why I find it so difficult to pick out any specific moments as the highlights of the season. Yes I could mention the game against this year’s Premiers where we stepped up to such a level that in the second half we defeated them 2-1 while having numerous players off due to receiving cards during the half, but it does not compare to the fun that the whole team had through being able to joke, banter and laugh together while still being able to be professional when we got on the pitch. I have had a great time not only captaining but just being a part of a team as close as this where I would be glad to call every single person my friend. I would like to thank the parents for taking the boys to every game and for putting on great spreads. I would also like to thank our coach and assistant, Mr. Sanders and Alex Tabone, for all their coaching. Without them we would not have been as successful as we were. Thanks also to Mr. Ward, the Teacher in Charge of Hockey, who devoted so many hours to make sure everything ran smoothly. Lastly, I cannot thank the team enough. I would not change a single thing and I can’t wait to see the development that I am sure will lead them to many great seasons in the future. Matt Nettlefold, Captain of Hockey

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Football Junior School An eager and very enthusiastic group of Year 5 footballers commenced training at the start of Term 2 with many of the boys having had played for a local club. Although the Year 5A team managed only two wins for the season against St Kevin’s and Wesley, all the boys worked extremely hard throughout the term to improve their fitness, skill development and team skills. The Year 5B team had quite a successful season, achieving impressive results against some of the stronger teams in the competition. Ben Edmondson won the Best Player Award with Lucas Toms the recipient of the Best Team Player Award for the Year 5A team. In the Year 5B team, Ben Curtis won the Best Player Award and Freddie Smith the Best Team Player Award. A squad of 44 boys trained for Year 6 football on Mondays after school, and represented Brighton Grammar School in football matches on Wednesday afternoons. Every Wednesday, apart from camp weeks, the School fielded a 6A and 6B team. We won four of the 12 matches played. The focus at training was to improve and develop both individual and team skills. Drills were designed so the boys could practise the basic skills of football in match situations. We also practised and developed team set plays, ball movement in different parts of the ground and match day strategies. It was pleasing to see the boys prepared to listen to instructions and do their best to implement these tactics on match days. Cam Hathway, Tom Burnell and Josh Hudghton all represented the School at the APS Trial. Cam and Tom were 164 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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6A half time address

Charlie Schwerdt Blake Oliver, Charlie Scherwdt and Brady Collins

selected to represent the APS at the Regional Trial. Cam Hathway was voted 6A Most Outstanding Player. He played at centre half forward, centre half back and in the midfield. 6A Best Team Player was awarded to Lachlan Zissis. He could always be relied upon to play to the best of his ability in any position that most assisted the team. Ben Davies, Charlie Schwerdt, James Clarke, Blake Oliver, Will Biddick and Cameron Kahn were consistent performers throughout the season. It was also pleasing to note the improvement of Oliver Disney, James Ianuali and Hamish Roberts, who all started the season in the 6B team and finished as 6A players.

Charlie Catt and Patrick Gu were awarded 6B Most Outstanding Player and 6B Best Team Player, respectively. Other 6B players, including Brendan Reddell, Ned Walker, Hugh Moir, Griffin Sherwood and James Cannuli, worked tirelessly throughout the season, to improve their skills and ability to push to contests and run out games. Congratulations to all boys on their efforts and sportsmanship, when representing their School at Year 6 football fixtures this year. Stuart Thompson, Year 5 Coach, Darren Cook and Steve Lewis, Year 6 Coaches


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Year 8 boys at half time

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Years 7 and 8 boys at the top of Mount Wellington

Middle School Middle School football continued to thrive in 2015 with one-third of boys across Years 7 and 8 again opting to be a part of the story. The fresh faces of our Year 7 footballers adopted a sense of passion and pride from the get-go and played an inspiring brand of football throughout. The 7B team was coached by Andrew Braddy and Old Boy Marcus Lavender, whose knowledge of both schoolboy football and the game in general is second to none. After nine years at the helm of 8A Football, Tim Marshall took the reins of the 7A team and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Year 7 leadership group of Derby Hipwell, Will Murray, Ben Fisher and Lachie Caldwell provided direction and guidance to the wider Year 7 squad and led by example at every opportunity. Following on from success during their first year of secondary football, our Year 8 boys welcomed a couple of new faces and carried on where they left off the year prior. The 8B team was again coached by Old Boy Elliot Harris, who paired with the exuberant Richard Ryan to lead the boys both midweek and on Saturday mornings. Old Boy Elliot Le Grice teamed up with the doyen of BGS Football, Mick McCarthy, to successfully develop and steer the 8A team to some wonderful victories. The football program was again littered with a range of extras that make the sport such a special experience. Weekly Monday recovery sessions at Brighton Beach were

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well attended following two games of weekend football for most, albeit an activity not for the faint hearted in the middle of July. The wonderful support of the Dalziel Club was again appreciated, with free training shirts for all players supplied and the inaugural ‘Footy Spectacular’ held on the Crowther Oval attracting large numbers of BGS boys of all ages. The annual Year 8 lockdown over ANZAC weekend continued the long-standing pre-season tradition of combining football and culture for our Year 8 boys. The tour to Tasmania in June proved a highlight as 40 proud Tonners took to the Apple Isle for a range of activities including two games and a host of cultural tours and sights. Hobart’s Hutchins’ School and St Virgil’s College played hosts throughout the week and we very much enjoyed their hospitality. Visits to MONA, the Cadbury Factory, Mount Wellington, the Tasman Peninsula and Blundstone Arena were all embraced by the boys and staff alike. Thanks must go to Mr. Martin and Ms. Counihan for

7B Best & Fairest

JACK SEYMOUR

7B Runner Up B&F

JOSH BORTOLUSSI

7B Coach’s Award

CHRISTIAN ALOI

7B Most Improved

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7A Best & Fairest

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7A Best & Fairest

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8B Coach’s Award

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8A Coach’s Award

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their attendance and sense of fun and adventure. There is no doubt that our Middle School footballers have been spoilt in recent years by being able to witness the back-to-back premiership success of the XVIII up close. The vast numbers of Years 7 and 8 boys at both home and away XVIII games is a source of inspiration for our senior boys and something that they will no doubt come to cherish in future years. Tim Marshall, Middle School Football Coordinator GRAMMARIAN 2015 165


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Oscar Donald, Caderyn Rattur (with ball) and Daniel Snowsill

After the premiership of 2014, no one would have thought that AFL in the Senior School could improve further – no one except for the boys and coaches. After drawing in the opening round of the season against Wesley, it would have been tough for the boys to pick themselves back up and perform well enough to give themselves a chance at winning another premiership. However, as many have done before, we underestimated the leadership of the Senior boys, determination of the coaches and an unmistakable culture of support, both in support staff of the team, but also of the school as a whole. With all of these factors, the 1st XVIII was indeed able to perform better than before and win back-to-back premierships. Whilst the season will be detailed separately to this, the strong culture that exists amongst BGS footballers was here for all to see.

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Peer coaching has been part of this program in both Middle School and Junior School, however the focus has continued to be in improving fundamental skills of all of the boys. This includes sessions that focus on kicking, marking and handball, as well as game development sessions where boys understand movement in attack and defence, role playing and structures on game day. We see our development squads as being a vital cog in preparing our boys for 1st XVIII football, whilst at the same time offering boys across all standards a chance to improve their skills.

Open For the first time in many years, the School entered teams in the 1st and 2nd competitions only. This was a sign of the growing support for other sports, rather than a loss of interest in AFL. Whilst our 1st team remained a dominant force in the competition, the 2nd XVIII continued to provide pressure through boys that were ready to play at the next level if given the opportunity. The support and

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leadership of Vice-Captains Michael Riordan, Tom Oxlade, and James Bryant enabled the teams to achieve a successful season in many ways – ways that went beyond only winning three games. Compared to other teams in our competition, we were generally shorter, but we were able to make up for that. Our wins came against Geelong Grammar and Geelong College at home, as well as defeating Wesley in a come-from-behind win out at Glen Waverley. We arguably boasted the most talented and fierce midfield in the 2nds football. Declan Bradfield was dominant in the ruck, winning the majority of taps in the middle and around the ground. Our midfield brigade of Jordan Mace, Sam Morris, Ned Murray and Thomas Burns all provided a tough contest at stoppages. To the Year 11s, you will become the leaders of BGS Football. Many of you will be fortunate to wear the first’s jumper. Many of you are capable of receiving that privilege to represent the school in the biggest school boy football competition in Australia. The


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challenge is for those who are capable to work hard, train hard, train with the discipline and core values of BGS footy and who knows what might happen. To the Year 12s, our chapter has been written in BGS’s football story. We have achieved so much as the Class of 2015, including an impressive 7 wins and 1 loss record in Year 8, under the guidance of Tim Marshall, matching the dream team, which featured Salem, Kelly, Hooy and Hayes. Whilst some of us played firsts and some of us played seconds, we can say that we were a part of the golden era of BGS footy.

Year 9 The 9A season could be described as one of many interruptions with players missing through Seachange Camps, the BGS cricket tour, Rep sport and injuries. When we were able to get our best team on the park, we were more than competitive against the better-performed teams in Xavier and St Kevin’s. Both teams only lost one game each for the year and bookended our season. In the first round we were four goals

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up on Xavier at Xavier nearing ¾ time, but a goal to them after the siren made it just 18 points. A disappointing last quarter allowed them to come from behind and snatch a victory by 10 points. At the other end of the season, we took on the might of St Kevin’s at the spiritual home of BGS football and in slogging conditions beat them by four goals. This game saw a welcomed return to 9A football by Harry Reynolds who missed the majority of the year with a broken arm. In between we had some strong performances against Geelong College, Caulfield Grammar, Wesley and Scotch. Unfortunately we dropped games to Haileybury and Melbourne Grammar, both on the Crowther where we hate giving up our home ground advantage. The most frustrating thing about our season was to see how good we could be when we got our best team together and when we all played our roles for the team. Some great individual efforts for the year were Harry Reynolds’ four goals in the first quarter against Geelong and then not coming on for the rest of the game due

to Victorian trials the next day, Macca Harvey taking around 25 marks in the backline against Xavier, Tom Bennet consistently putting his head over the footy despite being the smallest player on the ground, Nick Phillips and Jake Turner rucking every week and winning nearly every ruck tap, and Will Agius and David Seager being able to play in a variety of positions and consistently playing well every week. The highlights for the season were beating Scotch at Scotch on their main oval by 90 points and as mentioned earlier, beating St Kevin’s on the Crowther – a team that had only lost one other game since Year 7. In the end finishing with a 6-3 win loss ratio was a great effort considering how many players we had missing throughout the year. Congratulations to our Best and Fairest William Agius and RunnersUp David Seager and Jake Turner. Congratulations also to our playervoted Most Courageous Player, Flynn Wood. We would like to thank all the parents who helped out whether it was goal umpiring, running the boundary, providing oranges and lollies, taking GRAMMARIAN 2015 167


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us to and games or just being there to support. A big thanks to Mr Sylvan for coaching us. It was a great and memorable year of footy. For the B team, this year has been a great season of ups and downs but importantly, we were undefeated on home turf! We kicked off the year with a win against Haileybury. We beat them comfortably and thought that this was the best start to a season possible. Another win was against St Kevins again on the Crowther in a tightly fought contest. During the season our team improved so much, as evident against Xavier. The first we got hammered, the second we only got beaten by 15 points. Our final game of the season we lost by only 9 points in a game that went down to the wire. We improved so much during this season and learned a lot from Mr. Brand. We had some magnificent efforts during the season. Thanks to all the parents who came down to the games and supported us. A massive thanks to Mr. Brand who made us into a team, a supportive cohesive team, and on behalf of all the boys that played or trained with us, it was great to have his leadership.

Year 10 Our Year 10s continued to prosper under the guidance of Mr. Gerstman. We see the 10As as a vital preparation ground for 1st XVIII footy and the skills they are learning at this level is making them better prepared than ever before for their turn in the 1st XVIII. That six boys debuted in the 1sts this season, playing most games, is tribute both to them as individuals but also the Year 10 group as a whole that admirably covered their loss, both in the A team, as well as the knock on effect sustained in the Bs. Our season was up and down. When we played our best footy we were doing everything Mr. Gerstman wanted of us and it was a real team 168 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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effort from everyone who was asked to play their role. With our numbers varying each week, it meant that boys from the B team were able to help us out and they surely didn’t disappoint. Boys including Ben Cochran, Mitch Hughes and Hugo Butler showed their class and ended up being key position players in our starting lineup. James Stewart’s constant runs of the half back flank always got us going and Matt Speirs’ entries into the forward line made it easy for our big forwards like Paddy Inglis, Matt Harris and Tommy Kenny to mark or crumb and, every now and then, kick

a much-needed goal. Finn Campigli’s creative ball use was a great asset as he was able to link up with Bryson and Summers to create an easy goal. Will Paynter and Lachy Ewers were always busting their guts in the ruck and they made it easy for our midfielders Alfie Jarnestrom, Mac Gray and Liam Farrell to win a clearance, even if Faz was supposedly getting tagged by two players. Our highlight of the year was easily our win over Melbourne Grammar. Our backline stood up with the likes of Jack Mason and Mitch Hurd holding their key forwards goal-less, which made it


incredible team spirit and 10B’s trademark intensity. There were many highlights this season. We opened the season on the home of footy against Haileybury. We were expecting a close contest, but we had a dominant victory by over 60 points. We were ecstatic as wins on the Crowther hadn’t come along too often for us in the past. Singing the song in the middle was a great feeling. However, we didn’t expect to follow it up with an even more convincing demolition of Wesley by even more, and a thrashing of Carey in round three. This run of form was unprecedented and morale was at an all time high.

easy for boys including Charlie Hicks, Ben Durkin and Sam Larkworthy to clear it out of the backline and make sure that they never kicked it down the line. Harry Hynes stood out with his skills and use by foot and we were able to put in a full team effort to run over MGS by 25 points. Although we finished off the season with only three wins, we were always able to have a laugh at each other whether it was at training on a Monday night or a chilly Thursday morning, and even on game day. I, along with the others, thought that this season, we matured as footballers and boys. Mr.

Gerstman’s guidance and coaching was first class and he certainly did live up to the reputation he had. Finally, a big thanks goes to Max Hayes for helping out at trainings and on match day, John Campigli for running boundary every match and all the parents who supported us and made sure that we were always there on time. As mentioned, the B team suffered from a knock on of top line players playing in our strong 1st XVIII. Despite this challenge, in this season alone we amassed more wins than Year 7, 8 and 9 combined. This was thanks to the great coaching of Mr. Curigliano,

However our first real test and most memorable victory was against Geelong College. After being driven to the wrong campus and being deserted by our bus driver, a different driver took us to the right campus but we were 10 minutes late and had no time for a warm up. Understandably we had a slow start being down by around four goals at half time. However, a rousing half time speech and positional changes from the coach led to a great fight back, to be 15 points down before the last term. An unanswered five goals in the last quarter (including three in the first four minutes) put it beyond all doubt. James Styling put us in front with a great snap and some huge defensive efforts from Joe Micari sealed it. This comeback characterised our season and was one of the most memorable games I’ve ever played in. Our team spirit was characterised by Gus Stevenson and James Styling helping out when they were injured and players from the A team such as Tommy Kenny, Jack Summerfield and Sasha Parsons helping out when numbers were low. These sorts of trademarks are what actually makes our higher levels team play better and is perhaps the truest indication of our team footy culture at BGS.

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1st XVIII Football This year was another very successful one for the 1st XVIII, with our second consecutive premiership win. The season started on Cup Day 2014 with almost an entirely new group, as only seven players returned from the 2014 squad. The departure of the 2014 Year 12 boys meant the team was much younger and more inexperienced than in recent years. With four boys playing from Year 10, seven from Year 11 and 10 from Year 12 demonstrating that giving kids the opportunity they deserve pays off, no matter their age, size or ability. In round 1, we played Wesley and finished, after a tense final quarter, in a draw, In an otherwise undefeated season this might seem a negative, however I believe this was one of the moments that defined our season. Then, after two convincing wins, we played Caulfield Grammar at Wheelers Hill, a venue they chose because they thought they could outrun us on a much larger ground. This decision backfired as we came away winners by 50 points, with a flawless first half setting up the rest of the game. After a few more wins, we were up against two of the strongest teams in the competition, Haileybury and St Kevin’s, in consecutive weeks. We took care of Haileybury at home before the highly anticipated match against St Kevin’s. There had been a big build up over social media and we were told that they would be bigger and stronger than us. Once again our first half set the tone for the rest of the match, and we won by five goals. This set us up for the Grand Final match against Geelong Grammar at the Crowther. With massive support from everyone, we were able to win 170 GRAMMARIAN 2015


by 70 points, meaning Brighton had gone back-to-back and claimed the premiership in round 9, a very impressive achievement and a fitting way for the Year 12 boys to finish their careers on the Crowther Oval. We owe thanks to many people. Mr. Shaw, for his tireless work in getting the team ready to play every week. Mr. White and Mr. Marshall, for their work this year and previous years. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Featherston for their support of the football program. Thanks also to Michael Singh and Tony Smith who were at every training session and game. We are grateful for the continued support of the Dalziell Club and the parents who support us in all conditions and enjoy every minute of the season. We would not be able to do it without you. Finally, the boys – you will us on every time we look behind the goals and without you none of this would have been possible. The School is building a really strong culture and you younger boys are the backbone behind it. I still don’t think it has sunk that I will never play footy for BGS again. Looking back, time truly does go fast. So cherish and enjoy every moment you get to play with your mates at school. There is no footy you will ever play that is like BGS footy and no bond like the bond you share with your closest mates. So to the boys returning to the squad next year along with those striving to make the 1st XVIII, I wish you the best of luck and I have no doubt that more success will be around the corner. Harry Hill, Captain of Football GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Rugby U14 The under 14s 2015 season was a season of highs and lows, with impressive victories against Xavier and Trinity, a close loss to Marcellin College and some tough games against St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar. The highlight was an exciting win against Trinity College during the Cardiff Cup. The team was recognised for some individual brilliance with several players trialling for the Victorian Schools team, with Josh Canham, Jack Stewart and Cameron Glasgow making the cut to tour Tasmania. All the boys developed their skills as the season progressed, with the backline improving their defensive realignment and running lines, and the forwards improving their structure at the breakdown. A number of new boys were blooded this year, and made good progress in terms of skill and abilities. Eric Shen was rightly rewarded for his commitment and dedication to the team with the team’s Courage award. Matt Taylor was awarded the Most Improved. Best Forward went to Cameron Glasgow, for leadership of the pack and excellence in defence. Josh Canham was Best Back, recognised for his dynamic play in attack and defence. Best and Fairest went to Sam Reid for his outstanding commitment and attitude throughout the season. Will Brydon-Waldren led the team with distinction and was awarded The Captains Award.

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Luca Bade

Luke Chapman

Jack Summers and Biddy Duckham with the Cardiff Plate, for beating Trinity Grammar

Jack Summers, Matt Wang and Nick Gillies in the ice bath

Jack Summers scores a try

Lachlan Hansen getting up in the line out


Jackson Mahan (U16 Captain)

Post-match acknowledgements

U13 2015 saw another busy and exciting season for BGS Rugby. Boys in Year 7 were introduced to the game, some of them for the first time, and had a successful unbeaten season. The gift of a rugby ball helped solidify their commitment to the game and hopefully they will develop a love for this sport that they can continue playing many years beyond school. It had the desired effect with our U13s being our most successful team this season – finishing the first of hopefully many as undefeated premiers!

Some season highlights were the decisive wins against Scotch College (twice), Haileybury College (78-12), Xavier College, St Patrick’s College Ballarat, a close 38-32 win against Melbourne Grammar and a huge 68-12 win over Trinity Grammar to claim the Cardiff Plate almost single-handedly for our school. Our last game was one of our toughest, against Marcellin College officially this time. Our boys tackled hard all day until each side put on a late try to leave the score at 20-10.

We are thankful to our amazing, talented and experienced coaches, Paul Gascoigne and Tom Pope. They taught us about tackling low and hard from the very start, as well as guarding the ruck and running the ball fast and wide in the backs. The game plan they asked us to play meant that every player had a job to do and got a chance to have the ball if it was the right time. We also thank our parents for driving us to the games, setting up the field and rostering oranges and lollies, as well as running Touch Judge each week. Mr. Coghlan was very helpful in organising our team and keeping us motivated. GRAMMARIAN 2015 173


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U15 Although, the records will show that the BGS U15 side played ten games, on five, lost four and drew one, this has been a tremendous season. Many of the losses could have been reversed with the last minute concession of a try against St Kevin’s being one example of the performance not being matched by the result. In truth we were only outplayed by only one team – Xavier College. This game was the first of the season and, following this, the team developed considerably through the wonderful coaching of David Southwood and James Emery. The boys worked well with these coaches and as the season progressed played some really good rugby. Indeed, barring a narrow loss against Trinity Grammar, the second half of the season was near perfect with this being the only defeat. They have set a great foundation for next year and have proved that they can match any team in their competition. Ethan O’Brien’s excellent attitude and application to all aspects of the team were outstanding. He received 16 points for Best on Field and was awarded the Best and Fairest trophy as a result. Oscar Estella captained the side superbly over the course of the season. He is a player that the other boys look up to and he received The Captain’s Award to recognise his efforts. Max Markham’s superb season was recognised when he received the Best Forward award for his consistent performance at training and during games. Lennox Amatruda won the Best Back award for his improvement in his skill set and for his consistent performances on the field and at training. Max Twycross capped a great season by receiving the Most Improved award for his performances in the second row. James Fisher received the Courage award for his efforts, especially in the latter half of the season.

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Anglesea Camp pre-season training

U16 The U16 season had been played with a squad of 16 boys. Three new players started their rugby careers at the beginning of the season and they helped us tremendously, despite them having very little knowledge of the game. They attended training regularly together with the rest of the team and we knew we were in for a challenging season as the APS competition has improved over the years. Our season consisted of four wins, three losses and a draw. In tight games such as the ones against Trinity and Geelong our ability to hold out let us down and cost us the game. Biddy Duckham, Teacher in Charge

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Fletcher Pullen making a run for it

Harry Potter, Luke Chapman and Matt Wang


1st XV The Brighton Grammar 1st XV of 2015 started their season with a trip to Anglesea with a group of over 20 players and a line-up of coaching staff covering a range of expertise. At this camp, the boys went through a gruelling mix of circuit training and general rugby training where we began to learn the fundamentals of coach Eric’s game plan. The pre-season camp also saw us go through mental toughness sessions where we set personal and team goals. These goals were to play consistent rugby, which would lead to a position in the top four. The boys then continued to train hard in the pre-season and used friendly matches to get to grips with the wide-spread game plan our coach had implemented.

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Michael Brodribb

Wise words from U13 coach Paul Gascoigne

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Devan Nicholls’ diving try U15

Although losing our first game against St Patrick’s, we were able to display our new brand of rugby, dominating their defence in the first 20 minutes of the match. We then suffered tough losses to teams such as Xavier and St Kevin’s. Wins against sides such as Marcellin and Geelong Grammar allowed us to stay in contention for finishing in the top four, but a disappointing loss to Melbourne Grammar and a loss in the Cardiff Cup to Trinity meant that fourth place was not achievable. One thing that stuck with me is the belief the boys brought to the game every week. This belief made the boys play harder and it made losing harder. The 1st XV of 2015 played some excellent rugby throughout the season with the help of young Year 10 prospects Oli Barden and Max Burt. We managed to establish our own clubrooms and a hard-working culture from both a coaching and playing perspective. Thank you to Mr. Peter Whitehead for his work over the six years of being with the 2015 Year 12 group, as well as Eric and the coaching staff who have had such a positive effect on not only the development of the boys’ rugby, but also their growth as men. Jack Summers, Captain of Rugby

Harry Potter on the run

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Soccer Junior School

Jonathan and Henry

Year 5 Soccer BGS fielded three soccer teams this year. The challenge for the teachers was to grade boys accordingly. This proved to be particularly difficult as there was endless depth. As a result, many boys played across all three teams. Thursday afternoon skills training sessions focused on dribbling, looking up, communicating with each other and passing effectively. Boys showed discipline in the way they were able to practise these skills and apply them during games on a Wednesday afternoon. Many boys had the opportunity to captain their team and did an excellent job of organising and encouraging their players, thanking their opposition and writing the sports report. We were thrilled with the passion with which many boys embraced the new Pride Bank initiative. Congratulations to the following boys who were awarded best team players for their respective teams: A team – Hudson Augustine, B team – Ben Edmondson, and C team – Casper Payne. The Best Team Players were: A team – George McDowell, B team – Zac Landsman, and C team – Sidney Zeng. Thanks to all the Year 5 Soccer players for a most enjoyable season. We would also like to thank Sam Parlane and Darcy Kennelly for their assistance and commitment to training the boys this term. Cindy van Dijk and Carole Webster, Coaches 176 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Max Linder, Ben Akinci and Dante

Hudson Augustini

Shaun Gunaratna in control

Max, Henry, George, Koki, Callum, Henry, Stanley, Zac, Nik, Jonathan

Some goalie action from Damien Paino

Tom Henley giving it his best shot

Stanley Chen’s great foot work

Year 6 The Year 6 soccer teams had a season of mixed results with some solid wins and challenging losses. Each week the teams steadily improved with players settling into their positions and getting used to playing in a new team. The standout players for the season included Kirill Carne who demonstrated speed, skilful footwork and powerful kicks into the box. James Cannuli also proved difficult for the defenders as he finessed the ball into dangerous positions, with the play of the season being his head ball that he took from a corner kick to score an amazing goal. James Innuali also scored multiple goals for his team and Nick Baretto was light on his feet in midfield and consistently avoided tackles to set up attacking moves. The Most Outstanding Players were: Kirill Carne (6A), James Cannuli (6B) and Harley Chessells (6C). The Best Team Players were: Hamish Roberts (6A), Matthew Warrell (6B) and Ryan Dang (6C). Many thanks to the boys who captained their teams throughout the season. Congratulations on a fine season of competition and sportsmanship boys. It has been a pleasure to coach you. Coaches Paul Gurry 6A, Shelly Turek 6B and Chester Lord 6C.


Middle School Middle School soccer had an exceptional year in 2015. With up to 90 boys playing the sport on any given weekend during the winter season, the buzz around the School and the program was fantastic. Blessed with a committed parents Group; BGS United, dedicated staff, Old Boy coaches and of course competitive boys, everyone could find their niche when it came to getting involved and having fun. All the Middle School teams had some great success and memorable moments. The 8A team, under the guidance of manager Mr. Watson, captain Aidan Nicholls and Old Boy coach Michael Afanassiev, set a high standard for the Middle School. The 8As won the majority of their games including some memorable efforts against Scotch and an amazing draw against Xavier, where Jovaan Ugrinovski scored a late penalty and silenced a vocal crowd. Special mention should go to Noah McGrath who as a Year 8 played every game in the 1st XI. The 8B team encapsulated the spirit and the camaraderie of the sport. Without fail they were the team everyone wanted to be a part of. The season was best summed up by Johnson Shen when he said “Saturday morning soccer is the absolute highlight of my school week!” We hope all the boys can relate to this statement in some way. The 8C team can only be described in one way – fun! With Charlie Drewitt dominating in goal and Yan Le running riot in the midfield along with Mr. Nink shouting instructions from the touchline, how could the season be anything else? At Year 7 all teams participated enthusiastically and with a high level of success. The 7As with Ryan Dagnall and Mr. Savage worked hard all season. Captain Jack Clarkson took out the award for Most Valuable Player in a strong side. The 7B team had former 1st XI premiership player Nik Robers and Mr. Furey at the helm. BGS goalkeeper of the year Thomas Barlabas provided the team’s season highlight, with a goal celebration you had to see to believe. Finally the 7B ‘dream team’ under the guise of James McConachie and Ms. Counihan learnt to appreciate the game more and more each week. Around the yard the boys are already talking tactics for 2016 and with many exciting ventures already in the works thanks to the BGS United parents group, we cannot wait to see what’s in store. Brendan Savage, Teacher in Charge of MS Soccer GRAMMARIAN 2015 177


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9B soccer team

Senior School With 290 boys electing to play soccer in winter season across the Senior School and Middle School, the sport continued to match the nation in terms of mirroring the rapid rise in popularity at BGS. In Senior School, we fielded four teams each at open Year 10 and Year 9 levels. This allowed us to cater for a whole range of skill levels, from beginners and those just wanting to try the beautiful game, all the way through to those who are pushing for elite-level competitions. Again we were able to promote our best players from the Middle and Senior Schools to 1st XI competition, with boys such as Noah McGrath (Year 8) playing every game alongside veteran Year 12 boys, including as George Fry, Max Murray and Jordy Moncrieff. Boys from Year 9, 10 and 11 also represented the School at the highest level, showing that the development programs we put in place are allowing boys to push through and play in our 1st team. We also continued our ‘train on’, program for young aspiring players to join in with 1st team practice, improve their own game, then take this experience back to their own year groups. It is a great part of the culture here at BGS that all boys are accepted on their ability and then valued within our teams. Our external coach program was also on display at lower levels where boys learn the skills of the game, such as passing, movement and defending. There is a real focus on developing these skills in small sided training drills that simulate match play so that 178 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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boys can understand how to perform under reduced pressure and then replicate this performance in matches. It is a tricky task to manage the various skill levels and motivations of up to 15 different boys for training and game days, and our external coaches have done a terrific job in helping the boys improve their game and continue to develop a love for soccer. In 2016, we have enlisted two elite coaches to ‘coach the coaches’, and thus continue to provide knowledge and development for the boys. A highlight of the Senior School soccer program was the undefeated season achieved by the 9B team. Under the guidance of Old Boy Seb Nearchou and BGS manager, Mark Sainsbury, this team led opposition schools a merry dance, regularly winning by double-figure margins. The team was re-graded after the mid-year beak but still managed to demonstrate poise and good systems to hold on to their undefeated mantle in 2015 – a terrific achievement for all involved. The local derbys, where boys played against each other in the same competition, were also highlights. These clashes inevitably led to bragging rights at training for at least the following month, regardless of other results. It is rare that boys are selected to play for their state, let alone their country in sport; it is rarer that two boys from the same school do it in the same year! In 2015 Lucas Derrick represented Australia in New Zealand and Chile. He also scored a brilliant goal for his

country against the USA. Lucas has been rewarded with a Melbourne Victory contract. Noah McGrath also represented Australia in the National U/15 schoolboys competition. In our local competition, George Fry, Jordy Moncrieff, Charlie Fry and Fin Olsen were selected in the APS team to play the AGS in recognition of their terrific seasons for the School. Congratulations boys. Once again the School demonstrated tremendous community spirit and support, with the Friends of Soccer, ‘BGS United’, a constant presence at games. This season, the Friends of Soccer were instrumental in providing each boy with their own BGS United Soccer bag to take to games and training – everyone knew where our boys were from when they arrived at the ground to play. It was also great to bring our supporters together, with the famous parents’ night again earning rave reviews. The work of the committee – Jim Elliot, Stu Murray, MJ Young, Anita Scott, Tim Fry and Michael Chan – was monumental behind the scenes. Thanks to this group for the value they add to the boys’ experience. Finally a huge thanks to the BGS staff and external coaches for their work in organising the boys at training and at matches. The game of soccer continues to grow at BGS through good coaching, great parent involvement and the passion of the boys. Season 2015 has provided many memories for all that were a part of the real story.


1st XI Season 2015 will be looked back upon as one of missed opportunity for the BGS 1st XI. Misfortune played its part in some games, while all the squad will also look back at what they might have done differently in their preparation to ensure we once again held the premier’s cup instead of finishing so close to the prize. Huddle

Defence

Lucas Derrick in full flight

Charlie Fry

Year 12s

Jordan Moncrieff

The matches against Melbourne Grammar and Caulfield Grammar were easily the highlights of the year, as both times we were reduced to 10 men and the boys managed to pull together that classic BGS spirit and passion to come away with crucial wins. Leaders George Fry and Jordy Moncrieff (in his fifth year in the 1sts XI) were both prominent in these instances, marshalling the boys brilliantly. Charlie Fry was also a dominant figure, going on many runs forward and breaking opposition midfields apart with his speed, strength and ball control. Meanwhile, Fin Olsen took his game to another level both up front and in the midfield. When not on Australian team duties, Lucas Derrick stood out as the player of the competition, often leaving defenders stationary as he glided past them. Lucas’s back-heel goal again Geelong will long be remembered by those that were privileged enough to witness his skills. Through the season we had five wins, three draws and one loss. To have one loss throughout the whole season is terrific effort. Our sole defeat was against premiers Xavier in round 1, which meant we went eight games undefeated following this. We were the only team in the competition to lose just one game, but those crucial three draws ended up being very costly. Over the past three seasons of BGS 1st XI soccer, the record shows 19 wins, five draws and only three losses – very impressive statistics. Most importantly, it builds a strong reputation for BGS as one of the most powerful soccer schools in the APS. With a talented young group of boys and only seven players leaving the squad of 20, the coming years look very promising. Hopefully the boys can continue the consistently high standards demonstrated over the past three years and earn another premiership. I would like to thank all the parents and families for their support this year. In particular, I would like to thank Kogu Samarathnan for his coaching throughout the year; his commitment to the team and strong knowledge of the game make us all better players. Kogu has been a part of this team for two years now and the positive impact he and his predecessor have had on the team is clear. Mr. McPhee has also been a vital cog in our operations, keeping us focused on our training and all the important elements that keep us focused on the main target each week. Max Murray, Captain of Football GRAMMARIAN 2015 179


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Snowsports Middle School This year the Middle School performed exceptionally in the Victorian Interschools, culminating with five teams qualifying for nationals. The boys in these teams were: Skiers A team – Noah Jones, Thomas Bartels, Jack Damyon and Jack Wyss: Skiers B team – Martin Kulesza and Stephen Suits; Snowboarders A team – Oscar Buscombe, Sam Parkes and Harry Wright. The Skiers A team brought home a silver and a bronze medal. At nationals we had these boys competing with the exception of Jack Damyon who was injured at the time. Martin Kulesza stepped up to take his place. The new Skiers A team placed third in the giant slalom and the rest of our teams competed extremely well. At these events, all of our competitors competed as well as they physically could and if they had a bad result the others would cheer them up and make them feel less on edge. Our boys also conducted themselves extremely well outside of competition time. All of the competitors showed determination, courage, integrity and passion. Some of my favourite moments of our year would be: Tom coming back from an injury scare to race the next day; there being three different Jack Damyons; beating every Victorian school in the national events; and being able to captain one of the best snowsports teams in the country. At BGS, snowsports does not have many people competing, but this year’s team is striving to show Australia how much talent we have. For two consecutive years we have had a team of our place third at nationals, making us one of the top teams in Australia. BGS now has a reputation as the team to beat at the interschools. I have taken great joy in being able to captain this truly amazing team and look forward to competing next year with BGS. Noah Jones, MS Snowsports Captain

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Will Middlemiss


Senior School This year the Senior School was represented by 16 boys who competed in the Division 1 and Division 2 of the Victorian Interschools Championships. Conditions at Mt Buller were fantastic for us with good visibility most days and often sunshine. The core of the BGS senior team was a large group in Division 2 (Years 9 and 10). I am sure this group will become a very strong snowsports team in future years. Overall, BGS Senior School competitors were generally placed in the top half in most events, which is an outstanding achievement for such a small Snowsports team. Congratulations to Lachie Lampard who only just missed out on qualifying for the finals of the highly competitive Division 1 skiercross event by just half a second. This is the difficulty of our sport, where making it to national level can come down to 1/100th of a second, your snow being poor, or windy conditions. There is always a new challenge and this is what makes conquering these challenges even more rewarding. Congratulations also to the Year 9 boys who qualified for the National Interschools snowsports races; including Daniel Abbott and Michael Jonker who were placed ninth and 10th in the moguls event, putting the BGS team into fourth place overall and Jack Wright who achieved 15th place in the snowboard event.

Nationals bronze medallists: Noah Jones, Martin Kulesza, Jack Wyss and Tom Bartels

Will Middlemiss

As highlighted above, competing at this sport is difficult so to win a national level event is even more difficult. However, at nationals Will Middlemiss won the gold medal in the Division 3 cross country classic, which was an outstanding achievement. The Division 2 mogul team placed sixth, with Michael Jonker coming 12th overall, while the Division 2 cross country relay team of Will Middlemiss, Daniel Abbott and Tom Bartels came fifth in the country, improving their Victorian team placing by three positions. Over the past few seasons it has been exciting to see more and more boys qualifying for nationals, and even more so to witness BGS skiers winning medals. Congratulations to all of the snowsports team, who have been so well led by Jane Abbott, as well as the parent supporters who contribute so much to our team. Nicholas Farrow, Captain of Snowsports

Division 2 SkierX finalists

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Volleyball Junior School It was rewarding to observe the development of the Year 5 boys’ skills throughout the volleyball season. 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 on the serve, to being able to play an entire match with long rallies and no catching. 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 won by George McDowell and the Best Team Player award went to Matthew Hill, who displayed excellent leadership skills as a captain. For the 5B team the Most Outstanding Player award went to Benjamin Akinci and the Best Team Player award was won by Brendan Zhang. Overall, owing to the boys’ enthusiasm and dedication, it was a very successful season in terms of wins, enjoyment and improved abilities. The Year 6 volleyball squad had a very successful season, winning the majority of matches played. It is a credit to the boys that they combined as three teams and showed plenty of spirit and support for one another each week. On numerous occasions, the opposing schools’ coaches complimented our players for their sportsmanship and encouragement to all participants. As coaches, we were particularly impressed with the boys’ organisation, which they displayed on court.

Volleyball A team (L-R) Brendan Zhang, Sidney Zeng and Thomas Galinas

The teams 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 teams’ formation also improved significantly. The Most Outstanding Player awards went to Ajay James (6A), Harrison Svenson (6B) and Sven Steward (6C). The Best Team Player awards went to Thomas Picking (6A), Nick Barretto (6B) and Joshua Sumner (6C). Well done to those boys. Many other players encouraged and gave it their all for their team each match. Well done on a fine season boys. It has been a pleasure to coach you. Carole Webster and Chester Lord, Year 5 Coaches and Paul Gurry, Monica Le Couteur and Shelly Turek, Year 6 Coaches

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Volleyball A team (L-R) Thomas Galinas, Sidney Zeng, Luca Simic, Brendan Zhang, Ignacio Galindo and Benjamin Jones


A team front row: Luca Simic, Thomas Galinas and Sidney Zeng. Back row: Benjamin Jones and George McDowell

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Athletics All Year 5 athletes

Junior School This year, 33 boys chose athletics as their Term 4 sport. As this number was down on previous years there was no staff member available to record times and distances for the BGS boys at the weekly interschool meetings at the Sandringham Athletics Track. In recent seasons the boys have been motivated to improve on their previous best times and distances. However, the boys enjoyed competing against the same children from the other schools who regularly participated with us. A strong emphasis was once again placed on perfecting relay changes at weekly training. The Year 6 boys 184 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Adam, Jett, Cameron, Kirill


Jack, Alex, Matt, James

Athletics Term 4

Year 6 athletics, Term 4

were well led by Kirill Carne, Cameron Hathway, Josh Hudghton, James Ianuali, Cameron Khan, Adam Larkan, Jett O’Brien and Brendan Reddell on the track and a number of these boys competed at state championships during the year. Strong runners in the Year 5 group included Hudson Augustini, Shaun Gunaratna, Henry Mitrevski, Alexander Holman and Nik Stavrellis. Marcus, Will, Henry, Nik

It is always very rewarding to watch the development made by boys who apply themselves diligently to their weekly training sessions. Boys such as Stanley Chen, Liam Gouws, Patrick Gu, Jack Kissane, James Mitchell, Alex Tognarini, Matthew Warrell and Lucas Williamson were fine examples of boys with a disciplined approach to their sport training. The boys enjoyed their season of competition in 100 metres, 200 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres, relays, high jump, long jump and shot put. Milan, Oliver, Nick, Mattthew

Ethan, Lucas, Patrick, Owen

Year 6 Most Outstanding Athlete Year 6 Best Team Athlete Year 5 Most Outstanding Athlete Year 5 Best Team Athlete

Cameron Hathway Adam Larkan Alexander Holman Hudson Augustini

Rick Pemberton and Cindy Van Dijk, Coaches

James, Brendan, Josh, James

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Middle and Senior School Quintin Montanaro wins the U17 1500m

The athletics season for 2015 officially started on 14 August at Sandringham Athletics track. After a positive preseason launch where over one hundred Middle and Senior School boys’ names were collected, we had high hopes for another positive season. Year 11 boy Andrew McGrath was selected as Captain, while Year 12’s Harry Hill and Zach Donald were chosen as Vice-Captains. The successful internal meets of past seasons at Sandringham Athletics Track were conducted once again this year, with three Saturdays dedicated to section run or jump offs. Quality coaching and feedback sessions were undertaken at these meets. The ability to use a whole athletics track for the Brighton Grammar squad, allowed more students to attend, pushing competition in each year group. After the Term 3 holidays, Brighton Grammar resumed competing in the normal APS schedule and attended 186 GRAMMARIAN 2015

two lead-up meets, one at Box Hill and the other at Lakeside Stadium. These competitions put the squad in an excellent position to shine come Heats and APS Day. The Heats Day is a competition for athletes to qualify for Division 1 or ‘A’ events, in which the points per race is higher than the ‘B’ events. Brighton Grammar qualified third in the APS competition with sixteen Division 1 events. This tally was the largest haul by a Brighton Grammar squad for some time. We were looking forward to competing on APS day and raising a few eyebrows in the APS Athletics competition. In what was a stand-out performance, the Brighton Grammar squad leaped into the top three rankings in the APS Athletics Day competition at Lakeside Stadium. It had been some time since a Brighton Grammar athletics

Final tally


Oscar Lewis

The moment BGS was announced third

Andy McGrath high jumping

Aaron Leferink

ach Donald, Andrew McGrath and Harry Hill – our 2015 leaders

squad has finished in third place. This achievement is a tremendous effort for all athletes, coaches and staff involved. Led by Captain Andrew McGrath and Vice Captains Harry Hill and Zach Donald, the Brighton Grammar team consistently held their own in both the

track and field events throughout the day. Going into the relays and the last 10 events of the day, APS (as per custom) decided to not show the running tally, therefore schools did not know their placings. At this stage Brighton Grammar was positioned in sixth place. Standouts in the competition were Middle School’s Aaron Leferink who dominated of the U15 APS age group, winning the 100m hurdles (in which he broke Andy McGrath’s APS record in the heats), the 100m and the 200m events. Aaron also shared first place with Oscar Lewis, Will Lam and Harry Catt in the U15 4x100m relay. Tristan Scheirs won the U16 Triple Jump and came second in the U16 Long Jump. Andrew McGrath finished with wins in the Open 110m Hurdles and Open Long Jump. Quintin Montanaro’s U17 1500m win should also be noted for his brilliant tactical run, holding off his fast-finishing opponents. Brighton Grammar finished with 11 first placings, eight seconds and nine thirds, concluding the 2015 competition with 28 top three results. When Brighton Grammar was announced in third place, five points above Melbourne Grammar, is was a bittersweet moment for

all staff, coaches and the boys. After a number of years of low placings, the boys showed tremendous determination and resilience to improve five places and over 75 points this year. Many thanks must go to the team leaders with Andrew McGrath, Harry Hill and Zach Donald in the Senior School, and Aaron Leferink and Tom Bartels as captains in the Middle School. Acknowledgement must also go to the external staff: Paul Abbott, John Crane and Jackson Bennett. Aaron Leferink was awarded the coveted MVP Athletics award at the Presentation Night for most individual points on APS day. He amassed an amazing 58 points, Andrew McGrath was second with 47, Oscar Lewis finished in third place with 40 points. With some excellent Year 5 and 6 athletes coming through the Junior School and the remarkable U14 and U15 year level’s impact on APS Day, Brighton Grammar athletics has a bright future. All efforts must be made for members of the 2015 squad to be front and square come 13 August 2016. The 2015 athletics motto was “Be excited about the future” – this statement no doubt was fulfilled when viewing the APS day results. When Captain Andrew McGrath comes calling in 2016, make sure all students are ready for a bigger season next year. Matthew Wardell – Teacher in Charge of Athletics

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Basketball Hugh Moir

Junior School Year 5 The Year 5 basketball teams should be most satisfied with both their achievements and efforts throughout the season. Thursday afternoon training sessions were approached with enthusiasm and with a strong desire to learn new skills. Other than passing, dribbling and shooting skills, a number of basic team structures and plays were also emphasised. The 5A team had some courageous and narrow losses to Wesley College, Haileybury College and Castlefield during the season. In their last game, they again competed against Castlefield and had an exceptionally hard-fought draw against a significantly taller opposition. The 5B team had memorable victories over Scotch College, Melbourne Grammar and Haileybury Castlefield, while also experiencing several nail-biting draws. Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the season was in the secondlast game when the 5A and B teams merged to defeat a strong Melbourne Grammar team. Lucas Toms and Matthew Hill were awarded the Most Outstanding Player award at the end of the season for their respective A and B teams, while Ethan Lyons and Samson Adams richly deserved their Best Team Player award in each of their teams. Brendan Rahn and Steve Lewis, Coaches

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Oliver Disney

Year 5A basketball

Lucas Toms

Year 6

Zach Mandragona

With an experienced team assembled, the 6A basketball team had high expectations for the season. Although they did win not as many games as they would have hoped, they showed a real willingness to learn and continually improved. They faced several teams who had much bigger boys, yet they constantly ensured they were in the contest. Despite only a few wins, the team represented BGS exceptionally well. Team spirit, sportsmanship and determination epitomised this team for the entire season and they should be very proud. James Clarke was a standout player for the team, and lead from the front every week. Oliver Disney was awarded Best Team Player for his efforts on and off the court. The Year 6B boys embraced the opportunity that basketball provides as a team sport. Our team gelled beautifully as the term progressed and each boy can be extremely proud of the improvement they made each match. Skills and drills were introduced at each training session and these strategies were put into play on match day. This contributed to the significant success the team experienced as the term progressed. I am particularly proud of the excellent sportsmanship and the team spirit each boy exhibited at all times and I hope these boys choose to continue with basketball in future years. Most Outstanding Player was awarded to Oliver Lochhead and Best Team Player was awarded to Finn McInerney. Ben Ryan, 6A Coach and Monica Le Couteur, 6B Coach


Middle School Year 7

Year 8

It was a season of firsts for Brighton Grammar’s basketball teams: first teams, first use of the scoreboard in our basketball courts, first wins, first losses, and first trophies.

For many boys in the team, it was also their first time playing competition basketball. It was evident that it would be a tough season in A grade as the weekly opposition was experienced and fierce. Each week the boys approached each training session or game as an opportunity to learn but also have fun. It was a shame that the boys went winless but the success of the season cannot be measured by this. The fact that they were still competing strongly in the last few games was testament to them. It is always difficult to highlight a few players, as the entire team displayed great effort, sportsmanship and team spirit. However, our Most Valuable Player, Hayden Mitchell, consistently drew strong defense but continued to hit clutch baskets to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Our Best Defensive Player, Archie Disney, who had never played competition basketball before, grew into our defensive stopper and played much taller on the boards. The Coach’s Award went to Jackson Swanell who went about his business each week with no fuss and was a supportive team member. Special mention should also be given to coach Dave Mitchell for his knowledge, advice and support over the season. His enthusiastic approach definitely gave the boys a positive outlook each week.

In Year 7, we started the season strongly, ably assisted by Old Boy coach, Tyba Murphy. Our first game was played against Caulfield and it was a success. The team looked as though they had been playing together for years, comfortably passing the ball around the court and working together to win by a handsome 19 points. We then went on to beat Scotch, Geelong College and Melbourne Grammar, proving ourselves too good for our division. Our very first match on home grounds with our brand new scoreboard saw us promoted to the A-division against Scotch College, who were strong and proved too difficult to beat. Unfortunately the rest of the season saw us defeated by Wesley College and Xavier, but our boys continued to remain upbeat and cheerful as they demonstrated that BGS boys know how to doggedly compete, to stoutly face defeat, and keep on trying gamely all the same! Kirsten Dunsby, Teacher in Charge

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Tian Pang

Handball Year 6 The boys from the Year 6 handball team should be very proud of their efforts this season. The team displayed great sportsmanship in both victory and defeat. The 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. Nicholas Burvill, Harrison Chapman, Graeme Gouws, Tony Ma, James Semenov, Andrew Stankovich and Eric Stone displayed great defensive skills, while Ethan Cacatjicos, Jacob Elmendorf, Tony Li, Tian Pang, Shotaro Shu, Harrison Svensen, Rudy Warszewski and Lucas Williamson were elusive through the midfield and in attack.

Ethan Calcatjicos

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 organisational 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 Tony Ma and Lucas Williamson who were awarded medallions for the consistently high standard of their play and team skills. Dean Bryan, Coach 190 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Dean Bryan coaching


Water Polo Junior School Year 5 A squad of 23 Year 5 boys trained and played for the Year 5 Blue and Red water polo teams. All boys improved their fitness, ball handling, swimming and team skills as the season progressed. For most boys, it was their first ever water polo season. To their credit, the boys listened well and were fast learners. Individual skill and teamwork improved each week resulting in an outstanding undefeated season for both teams. Oliver Robertson and James Burke were invaluable team members who both possessed excellent knowledge of the game and strong skills, which earned them the Most Outstanding Player medal for their respective teams. Freddie Smith and Lucas Connell, Best Team Players, not only improved their level of skill, but proved to be strong contributors in front of goals. Josh Jarick and Jorge Hourides demonstrated outstanding defensive skills and were prepared to play a negating role each week on the opposition’s best player. Luka Simic, Damien Paino, Jamie Draheim and Zach Bowen all proved to be determined competitors who worked tirelessly at either end of the pool. Matteo Palillo, Ethan Lyons, Tom Bailey and Samson Adams were solid contributors whether in attack or defence. Mitchell Kuzilny, Harry Llewellyn, Jonathan Pascuzzi, Max Berry and Jasper Findlay were consistent performers throughout the season. Ethan Gendala, Jarrad Thomson, Jackson Court and Lenny Ewers displayed further improvement in general ability and team play with each match they played. I would like to congratulate all the boys on the efforts and the sportsmanship they displayed. Dean Bryan and Stuart Thompson, Coaches

The Year 5 water polo team

Year 6

Middle School

Water polo in Year 6 continues to gain popularity, with more than 15 boys selecting it in Term 4. Unfortunately we were only able to fill one squad of 11 boys. All coaches made it clear at the start of the season that water polo required a lot of aerobic endurance, power and strength. The whole team tried hard to improve their skills at training throughout the season. This was particularly the case with the boys who had little or no knowledge of the game and week by week they had improved significantly. We were most fortunate to have Old Boy, Harrison Vulcan assist the team with coaching. Harrison was able to offer valuable advice on rules and tips of general play, and it was great to see the boys applying the skills they had learnt at training in their games. The boys learnt a lot from Harrison about water polo and the necessary skills they required to achieve personal and team success.

The Year 7A water polo team had a thrilling season, beating all competitors to finish the year undefeated. Throughout the season the boys showed their diverse range of skills with strong swimmers, experienced players and those new to the sport all putting in a valiant effort. With great skill and knowledge, the more experienced club players assisted in the development and success of the newer players, as well as the team in general. All boys showed great pride and determination in winning every game. It should also be noted that, due to the squad’s rigorous determination, all games were controlled by the Brighton Grammar side. Also, a special mention should be made to the boys who started the season in the B team and worked their way up, eventually having a significant impact on the team’s performance. This team was a great privilege to coach and the boys show great promise for BGS water polo in the years to come.

We played against Haileybury College, Melbourne Grammar (Grimwade House), Carey twice and we finished the season at home against Scotch College. The recipient of Best Player Award went to Brady Collins and Best Team Player Award went to Maxim Coste. Everyone who represented the Year 6 water polo team throughout the season should feel very proud. The boys 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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Jack Seymour’s winning goal was amazing, Ruben Cook’s continual winning of the ball in the middle of the pool and Kyle Stewarts’s great spirit kept the team going, even when they were losing. One of the best experiences of the season was the trip with Terry the bus driver to our Friday night game against Melbourne Grammar. A huge thanks to our amazing coach Joel who was great all year round and helped us develop as water polo players. The 8A and 8B water polo teams were both managed by Mrs. White and Madame Coste. The 8A team were coached by Bridget Ireland and had a short but successful season, playing only five games but finishing undefeated. They played Scotch, St Kevin’s, Caulfield, Xavier and Melbourne Grammar. The hardest match was against Xavier but the 8A boys still managed to win 7-3. The most valuable player in the team was Kalani Ireland, the coach’s award went to Harrison Preston and the most improved was Daniel Ward. All the boys in the 8A team improved their skills and learnt to work better as a team. The 8B team were coached by Old Boy Angus Maloney and also had a short season of water polo. Unfortunately, they lost all their games apart from their last, where they won by seven points. There were two players in their first season of water polo and the rest of the team was a part of the 7B side in 2014. It was a difficult season for the 8Bs because many of the other schools had their A teams playing in the B fixture and the 8Bs did not have a lot of players, meaning there was a short bench. The most valuable player award went to Archie Hynes, the coach’s award went to Will BrydonWaldren and the most improved player was Jack Stewart. The members of the 8B water polo side are happy because they learnt a lot this year and pleased that they finished off the season with a successful win. Nick Dawes, 7A Coach, Lukas Galanopulos, Year 7 and Harrison Preston, Year 8

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Year 7 water polo – taking advice from the coach

Year 7 water polo training

Year 7 water polo

Senior School The Year 9 team played seven games, won three, drew one and lost three. The main goal scorers were Max Twycroft, Matt Noske and James Dickson. Training with Stu Keen focused on defending, shooting and passing ­– skills that helped in games and resulted in some exciting outcomes. Best and Fairest was won by James Dixon. James was always able to compete with the strongest players from other schools. He is also a very hard working player with a lot of ability in the water. Best Team Player was Hamish McDowell. Hamish is always reliable, he is an extremely solid defender who we can count on in every match. His strong role in centre back ordered our defence and enabled many more chances during our attack. Most improved was Finn Roberts. He was our hardest trainer and most

consistent player all season, this truly showed towards the end of the season when Finn was particularly dangerous in attack and became a leading goal scorer for our team. This season of Year 10 water polo was full of ups and downs. The team played with a mixed group of players, with boys in other year levels helping field a team for some games as there were a number of Year 10 players in the 1st team. We started off the season strongly with good performances from Will Lewis, Adam Sharman, Oli Platt and goalkeeper Branko Skocic. Many new players joined the team for their first experience of water polo including Charlie Kenny, Liam Farrell, Alex Adams and Bryson Konoroth. The middle of the season was mixed, with a couple of wins and losses.


1st Water Polo 2015 was one of BGS’s most competitive years in the APS competition. With new coach and 2016 Rio Olympic water polo squad member Scott Carpenter, the boys learnt a tremendous amount about water polo and the 1st team opened the season with a hard-fought, three-goal win against Haileybury. Highlights of the season included the draw against third-placed Wesley, where the boys fought back from a three-goal deficit to take the lead with less than two minutes left, only to have a penalty shot awarded to Wesley, tying the game with just 40 seconds remaining. Another victorious moment was the win against Scotch where the boys once again fought back from a threegoal deficit to take the win 8-5. This was BGS’s first win over Scotch in more than twenty years and proved to be quite an emotional one for all the boys. The win over Scotch not only signalled the end of the boys’ water polo careers at Brighton, but was also a feat Mr. Miles had not yet achieved in his time as Teacher in Charge of water polo. Mr. Featherston was at the poolside to cheer us on in this memorable victory.

The season did not end the way we hoped, with some close games. Highlights of the season included our start to the year, Will Paynter’s shot going wide and breaking a glass window and our early morning training sessions. The team would like to thank all Mr. Robertson, Mr. Swann, parents and particularly Harrison Vulcan for their help this season. Despite some disappointing results the season was an enjoyable one and the boys are all looking forward to next season. This year the 2nd team was made up of players of varying skill, fitness and experience. While our first game was a disappointing loss, our second game was intense and hard but ultimately ours to win, with credit to the Year 8 and 10 players who filled the gaps. As the season continued our fitness and experience increased, resulting in a noticeable improvement in our games. However, despite the fact that our best players such as Liam Cook, Harrison McIntyre and Peter Ford could outperform most of their opponents in the water and others such as Christian Tzioras-Diamataris and Angelo Lin put more effort into their game, our low numbers eventually proved to be our greatest weakness. Biddy Duckham, Year 9 Manager, Tyler Jackson, Year 10 and Peter Ford, Year 12

Even though we finished fifth on the ladder, we were in the mix for every game we played (except against the in-form Xavier) and were unlucky not to come away with wins against St Kevin’s, which we lost by a goal in the last seconds, and Melbourne Grammar, who tied with three minutes to go. The future for the young BGS water polo team looks promising. The team is lucky to have Henry Mcdowell’s intimidating presence in the goals, Will ‘look at me’ Paynter’s rocket right arm, Jackson ‘goal of the season’ Noske’s freakish goals, big Stevie Kavadias’s power in centre forward, Tom Post’s fighting spirit, Sam Murray’s resilience, Tom Haddon’s defence and young James Dixon’s goal scoring and consistency. With these boys forming the core around which next year’s team will be built, the future looks promising. I would also like to mention the Year 12 boys (including myself) who will be leaving the team this year, including Vice-Captains Tom Oxlade and Tom Noske. The rising stars will especially feel the absence of Tom Oxlade’s loud team spirit and authoritative presence with the younger boys. Tom Noske will also be missed with his overpowering strength and flexibility playing a huge role in both the team’s defence and offence. Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Miles and Mrs. Hunt for the season and early mornings and for putting up with all of us, and to the parents for the excellent breakfasts after training. Mitch Foss, Captain of Water Polo

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Early Learning Centre A Year of Positive Education in the ELC Throughout 2015 we have been developing positive education with the ELC boys across the four classes. One of the strongest messages to come out of these experiences is that you are never too young (and certainly never too old) to connect with each other through kindness and appreciation. We set aside time each day to devote to mindfulness. This practice helps the boys experience a sense of calm, wellbeing and connection to the group. The energy the boys bring to the centre is incredible and highly valued by the staff. We are mindful however that we all benefit from balancing the high energy in our day with stillness, awareness of self and our breathing. The life skill of appreciating quiet times, allowing ourselves to be still and respecting this experience for others starts in the ELC and is carried through into the Junior School. The mindfulness journey that starts with our three and four-year-old boys is supported throughout Brighton Grammar School. The ELC boys are well prepared to continue to benefit from this as they grow. In addition to this we introduced ‘golden moments’ as a reflection tool for the boys. The boys took the time to really think about highlights of their day and the people who contributed to those special moments. These ‘golden moments’ were displayed on the classroom 196 GRAMMARIAN 2015

door as a way of communicating, valuing and celebrating the boys’ reflections. Teaching boys reflection and communication skills is something that we prize here in the ELC. Recording our reflections enabled the boys, parents and teachers to positively engage in a shared dialogue at the end of the day that can all too easily be lost when a tired boy heads for home. Engagement is a fundamental part one of the School’s strategy pillars. It has been amazing to share with all the ELC families the gratitude journals that take the idea of reflecting on the good things in our lives to another level. Each class has a journal that goes home with individual boys in turn to

create a lasting celebration of what is valued in his family – a recognition of what they have been grateful for. The boys swell with pride as they share their pages back in class. The time spent at home to create such beautiful, deeply thought out and lasting memories of the things we are grateful for is obvious to us all. From family, special toys and special places to a warm bowl of pasta, there is a great deal to be grateful for among the Brighton Grammar community. An additional, and incredibly popular, visual strategy we have all contributed to has been ‘bucket filling’. This is not quite the same as the pursuits of the sandpit but a way of helping the boys to realise that all our actions can have


a positive (bucket filling) impact on others, or a negative (bucket dipping) impact on everyone we come into contact with. These phrases quickly became embedded in the daily practice of the centre with our eagle eyed and, by now, emotionally connected boys. Being a bucket filler was really cool and something to aspire too. Being reminded that you were actually behaving like a bucket dipper was a great way for everyone to get back on track if a situation was not going so well. Making sure we focus on acts of kindness supports this concept. Being aware that words, facial expressions, gestures and actions contribute to how good people around us feel

is important across all we do. A simple act of kindness creates new friendships, welcomes a new boy or can make the world of difference to someone’s day. We hope that the boys take these skills away from the ELC over the coming holidays, share them at home and continue to make a difference to everyone they meet. The strength of the Brighton Grammar approach to positive education is that we are offering the boys many access points to build their sense of wellbeing. The vision of the School is to teach boys to be successful men. Men who have a deep sense of wellbeing. Men who create positive relationships with others. Men who have a connection with, and

appreciation of, the world around them and an approach to overcoming difficulties that enables positive problem solving and the possibility of success. You are never too young to start learning these life skills and we all appreciate that this learning will go on throughout life. Here in the ELC we have had a year of many ‘golden moments’ that we can all be grateful for, not least of all that your son’s smiling face and boundless bucket filling energy enters the building each day. Claire Clarke, Specialist Teacher ELC

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And to think I saw it on Wallaby Street…

ELC Wallaby

Term 2 saw the Wallaby classroom transform into a busy traffic school. The interest all started when the Wallabies visited the Wombat class where they had a police car and an ambulance for their hospital imaginative play space. Our boys were so engaged and interested in the cars. The following day some boys asked to make a traffic light to slow down the running outside. So after sourcing some recycled materials, the boys set to work. Once the traffic lights were made, they boys then decided we needed cars too. The cars were created out of boxes and old records. After watching a clip on YouTube about road safety, the boys noticed a traffic police person. They were fascinated by this, as I don’t think many of them had seen a police person direct traffic before. This has been a most exciting unit of inquiry, as it has been completely driven by the boys. This project then moved indoors into our classroom. It was decided that we needed more signs. Together with the staff we printed some traffic signs and as a group discussed their meanings. The boys were all so excited when they recognised a letter or a number. The boys then painted their own signs. The boys’ handmade traffic signs were then displayed in the classroom so the boys could refer to them in their play. These handmade traffic signs were a wonderful way to immerse the boys in literacy.

Archie Beck and Jordan Lewski

Hudson Vassallo, Matthew Keenan and Shuta Kobayashi

Learning that symbols and printed letters have meaning is an important early skill for children. Our boys quickly noticed that symbols and letters are everywhere – in our classroom, in the playground and in the wider School community.  To extend our learning about traffic, we were lucky enough to be visited by three of our Wallaby parents, who shared their special skills with the boys. Sam’s mum Kate very generously created ‘drivers licences’ with each boy in the class and also managed to source 20 keys from a locksmith so the boys could create their very own car key and key ring. Matthew’s dad Kevin and trusty helper Kym came in to explain how a car engine works. Kevin made a model out of tin cans to demonstrate how the pistons work. Once we had discussed how a car engine operates, we then went out to the front of the Early Learning Centre to look under the bonnet of Matthew’s nana’s car. The boys saw the engine parts up close, seeing the battery, radiator, pistons and pumps. They loved watching the motor move when Kevin turned it over. Thank you Kate, Kevin and Kym for sharing your time and knowledge with us.

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Jack Stavrakis and Max Maisano

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Tin man

At a friend’s home one day I noticed on their renovation rubble pile a number of glass bricks that they were getting rid of. Knowing that we had our art show coming up, and that the focus was on recycling, I carted forty of them home to scrub and clean. Bringing them into the classroom (one by one with little muscles assisting me). I allowed the boys to just build with them and enjoy walking on them in bare feet. This sensory activity then led into a suggestion of creating a Yellow Brick Road as we had begun to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at rest time.

Yellow brick road mural

From the painting of the bricks, we then needed to create Emerald City and once again it was off to the hard rubbish collections to gain materials to do this. Some packing crates were painted green, all manner of green jewels were found to embellish our castle and a throne for the Wizard was covered in green fabric. Costumes were decided upon and the boys helped on the sewing machine to finish this part of the project.

The cast

Alvaro Hermawan as a witch

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Angus van de Water and Billy Sylvan

Acting out The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was different every time as the story is too long to read verbatim. The boys however cued into the songs and the general story line. The ‘show’ was put on for the parents, for the buddies and for other groups in the centre. It was fabulous to see the boys move between various roles from Dorothy to the Witch and all other characters. Surprisingly though the role with no speaking was the most popular: Toto.

Griffin Dials as Toto

Miles Bartlett, Robbie Craig and Jack Stretch

Daniel Arnold and Zachary Martin

Other events that spring boarded from this interest included making our own skittle doll character from the story, creating a large tin man out of old tins, and a group mural with our buddies assisting in drawing characters from the story. We even created a hot air balloon using another crate so that Dorothy could finally get home. The interest lasted well over a term and even in fourth term I still get asked to read “The Lizard of Oz” at rest time! Kathleen Pitt, ELC 3 Wombat

Hot air balloon

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In Term 3, the Bandicoot boys took charge of their own learning and decided together that they wanted to learn about space. We started with a mind map of all the ideas for experiences we wanted to do around space. The boys wanted to ‘paint the roof black like the night sky’ so we set to work making a collaborative art piece to hang across our roof. The boys then made the solar system out of paper lanterns, working on their pincer grip with the dye droppers, researching and using their mathematical skills to compare, size and order, and their scientific skills to work out the colours of the planets and mixing dyes to make the colours. The boys then practised their writing skills naming the planets. The boys also came up with making their very own space rocket out of boxes, collaborating on the different gadgets they needed to add. The boys built it so high they needed a ladder to put it together. The boys were asked what they would take into space, one of the boys replied, Oxygen backpack to breathe in. Drinks because you would get thirsty and food because how can you get thirsty without food? I would bring me a space suit, a rocket to get to space, you can’t jump into space.”

ELC Bandicoot Max, Leuan and Mrs Thornton make a space puzzle

Watching our space movie at the night session

Jack Bulfin helps to create a massive rocket ship

Bottle top shark

Matthew and Milo make a space rocket

Xavier and Sacha make our planets with eye droppers

Bottle top whale

Throughout this project we saw many of the boys develop strong dispositions towards learning, persisting with difficult tasks, showing curiosity, engaging in enquirybased learning, collaborating and engaging in conversations for the co-construction of theories such as “Could there be life on other planets?” We finished off the space project with our night session. We created a car each out of a cardboard box and went to a ‘drive in movie’ – “The Magic School Bus Goes to Space”. What an amazing learning experience for the boys!

Filmer Foo

Luciano Persoglia Raphael, Sacha and Max enjoy the night session Matthew pretending to walk on the moon

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James making a space rocket


ELC Bilby Willem Vandermeerseh and Hafeez Noormohideen and Tyler Buckingham

This year’s focus for the art show was to educate the boys about the importance of recycling. Through many discussions, books and ICT research the boys started to demonstrate mindfulness, understanding and an awareness of the impact they have on our environment. As teachers we try to model recycling as a way of life. Engaging in fun recycling activities with the boys helps them to develop a positive attitude to taking care of the planet and builds the foundations for good recycling habits. Our theme was ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’. The boys used a variety of recycled materials to create self-portraits, a tepee, the three little pig’s homes, owls and a variety of autumn trees created by using different mediums. The art show not only helped educate the boys about recycling and their environment but also helped the boys to engage in other developmental areas while taking part in the activities.

Under the sea

Nathan Jones

Three little pigs homes

A tepee near a beach became a favourite camp site for the boys. The idea of fishing for your food and cooking on an open fire was an activity the boys used in their play. Discussions about sea creatures inspired the boys to create a fish, whale and a shark. Recycled bottle tops were used to bring these beautiful sea creatures to life. The boys had a big interest in camping, camp activities and the habitats you might see while camping. From these discussions the interest in owls emerged. Using recycled materials the boys created their own owls that would come out at night time and fly around the camp site. Imaginations were extended and materials such as old CDs, recycled materials and old forks were used to create these nocturnal creatures. The idea of constructing a natural recycled tent (tepee) grew from our camping play area. Collecting branches is a camping chore. Branches were brought into school and the boys used their fine motor skills to weave the recycled ribbon in mathematical positions such as in, out, around and under. They learnt how to pull and loosen the thread. The story of The Three Little Pigs was a big part of our program during Term 2. The boys really enjoyed listening to the story and re-enacting it using props and dress ups. The boys’ idea of making the three pig’s homes extended this experience to a new level. Real bricks were brought in from home and real cement was used to build the house of bricks. This activity supported the boy’s learning as they created, improvised and imagined. The boys engaged in social interactions as they worked together, tested out ideas, challenged each other’s thinking and built new understandings. The boys asked questions, solved problems and engaged in critical thinking. As an extension to our autumn tree interest, the Bilby boys used recycled bottle tops to create a magical tree. The process involved working collaboratively, fine motor development, colour recognition and a range of mathematical concepts such as patterning and number activities. The boys created a self-portrait of themselves using a range of recycled materials. The boys were required to think about facial positioning and use their imaginations and creativity. The art show was remarkable and it was so lovely to see the boys share the end result with their families. They proudly walked through the rooms enlightening their families on what they did, how they did it and the importance of recycling.

Tyler Buckingham and Leo Gonzalez

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Prep A popular unit of study for Prep boys this year was ‘transport’. The boys engaged in a range of learning experiences including visits from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and State Emergency Service. They thoroughly enjoyed working with their buddies to make paper planes and tin foil boats and testing them out in the playground. Transport was a big focus for our structured play activities with the boys creating trains, trucks, cars, helicopters and ambulances to tell exciting and daring stories. A highlight was working with Mr. Gibney to make sail boats. The boys enjoyed the challenge of using hammers and saws to build their boat.

Christian helped me to make a car out of a box. Andrew It was fun when we made the car with buddies. Luca Prep F in class

I got to build a catamaran with my friends. Brodie

Structured play has four different activities. Nicholas

Tim Medlyn (Prep F) and Jessica Taylor (Prep K)

I had fun when I went outside to play soccer at Firbank. Lachlan

My car has wheels and lights it goes really fast. Jamie Prep F and their catamarans

The SES men had lots of equipment.

When we got to sit on the Vespa it was exciting.

Henry

Aashvik

We saw the SES truck and it was big. Kosuke I liked the activities that I did in the classroom at Firbank. Hugo

Prep F with the SES Truck

We talked about things that go on land, sea and in the air at our assembly.

On Friday at assembly I stood at the front and did some reading and it was fun.

I liked the SES truck and the alligator equipment.

Oscar

Keimei

Owen Prep F with Paddy’s dad and his Vespa

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My dad showed us his Vespa and we all got to sit on it. Paddy


Prep K

I got to see the fire extinguishers and we went in the truck.

Max Henley, Ruben Retief, Charlie Avats and Luca Dalal

Murray

When the firemen came we got to see their axes, it was good.

Sid Bartlett, Charlie Cordner and Murray Runacres

We had to hammer to get the pieces together to make our boat. Ethan

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Ruben Retief and George McDonald

We got to saw the wood to make the hull when we built boats. Austin We got to squirt the fire hose. I squirted the tree!

We got to hear the siren, the firemen turned it on as they were leaving.

Tobias

George

We made box cars to take to the mechanic to get fixed. John We got to use pretend tools to fix the cars in the mechanic during structured play. Jack

My buddy helped me by bending the foil up at the sides.

We got to colour on our boats. My boat was red and blue.

Henry

Tian

We got to fix the cars. You had to take turns being the mechanic or the customer. Ruben

We got to have popcorn at the drive in movies with our buddies. Corban

We made cars and watched cars the movie! James When your car was getting fixed you could go to the café!

We wrote about how to make paper planes. My plane was fast!

Henk

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My buddy helped me by making the boat so that it wouldn’t sink.

I made a bunny car. It had one thousand bunnies!

I put a sail on the back of my tin foil boat.

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Prep K with their buddies

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Year 1B Design and Technology I thought design and technology was amazing. My favorite part was sawing because it is tricky. It was a hard challenge for us to make the wobble board because if you made a mistake you would have to cut it again. Matheus Judah

Technology I enjoyed working with my friends using OSMO on the iPad. It was really fun because we need to try and make tricky words and we can play with each other or against each other.

Melbourne Aquarium I liked the Melbourne Aquarium because we got to see sharks and stingrays and I got to touch sea stars. I held a shell and heard the sea. It was amazing that I could hear the sea from a shell. Daniel Piccolo

Ned Overend-Stevens

Playground I enjoy recess because I get to watch people play on the oval and I play fun games on the playground with my friends. Callum Condon

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Chess I enjoy playing chess there are certain pieces that can move differently to other pieces. I am learning how to play the game with my friends. Jack Pollock

Buddy time I enjoy working with my buddy and hearing them read funny stories to me. My buddy is fun to play with and he teaches me amazing things on the iPad. Deacon Salis

Science I enjoying science because it is cool. We get to learn fun and interesting things. I enjoyed learning about items that float and sink in water. Archie Hallinan

Mindfulness Mindfulness is good for your body and mind. You have to slow your breathing down and think about your breath. I find it very relaxing after I have been playing outside. Sebastian Liddle

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Drama

Year 1H

I really enjoyed being a super hero in drama because we got to make up our own super hero. I was called the Flash and could run really fast. Arthur Coste

Buddies

Structured Play

I really enjoy working with our buddies. We like to play snakes and ladders. I like them because they give me cuddles and make everything fun.

I enjoy structured play because you learn to share. You also get to make new friends. Alexander Rozentoul

Sam Longley

Design and Technology I liked building my wobble board during design and technology because I like using the saw and got to take it home to play. Curtis Fyfe

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Firbank Visit I thought it was fun playing snakes and ladders with our Firbank friends. We played fair game and I won, which was good.

Hands on Maths I like being creative with my numbers in maths. I liked making my big ice cream.

Ethan Hamilton

Shuta Wakao

Mindfulness I find mindfulness relaxing because there is no talking and I can focus on my colouring and breathing. Zac Mongey

Buddies I like working with my buddy because we can play games together. My buddy is really nice and funny. Austin Beck

Design and Technology I thought Design and Technology was fun because we got to use lots of materials and tools. Building the board was easy because I listened to Mr. Gibney.

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The pirate play we did was a lot of fun because our team worked well together and it was great to dress up and wear a dinosaur tail. We really enjoyed being creative with our play and even though we didn’t have long to practise it turned out really well.

Year 2

Sam Davies and Gabriel Pappas

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 icecream 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 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.

Charlie Sabin – pirate treasure map

We loved making the pirate treasure map during structured play because we could create our own island. We had places like Volcano Monster, Tower of Terror, Lava Gold, Sword Lake and Swamp Lake. You would have to be brave to go on our treasure island!

Harry Young as Captain Adventurous

Aydin Ilhan and Thanassi Nimorakiotakis Cooper Chilcott

James Mannion

We had a great time on our Pirate Day. The treasure hunt was a lot of fun, especially solving the clues and then finding the treasure chest full of lollies. I also enjoyed dressing up like a pirate and matching my clothes and earring with the words to our pirate song. Declan McCormack and Ibuki Sainsbery

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

Polly Woodside – listening to Instructions from the first mate

It was fun to go onto the Polly Woodside and we learned a lot, like sailors believed if you take a banana onto a ship it will sink. We also learned that the captain had an easy life on the ship but everyone else had to work very hard. Lucas Li and Jerry Mei

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Polly Woodside - Scrubbing the decks

We really enjoyed going to the Polly Woodside. It was great to learn the words for front, back, left and right on a ship, which are stern, bow, port and starboard. It was also fun running from side to side on the ship to make it rock. Lewis Porteous and Rishi Mahendranathan


2 Waratah We loved the pirate play because we got to use our imaginations and we dressed up as pirates. We were nervous when we were performing but we were proud of ourselves and congratulated each other on doing a great job. Trent Vincent, Will Bennett and Ben Ride Conrad Retschko, Kylan Thompson and Sonny Collins 2W swabbing the deck

We really liked the treasure hunt because it challenged us. We didn’t know where to dig for the treasure but the clues we were given helped us to locate the treasure, which was in the sandpit. When we unwrapped the treasure we found sweets. Ashton Petris and George Ugrinovski Declan McCormack as Captain Bloodbeard

Kylan Thompson, Trent Vincent, Leo Paul and Cooper Chilcott

It was a lot of fun making our treasure boxes. We had to get a shoe box and decorate it with paper, glitter and stickers. Then we filled the treasure box with booty such as gold coins and jewels. Edward Mitrevski and Jake Charlton

Pirate Day was great because we did mapping. We learnt about position and reading directions. Some Year 6s were in the sandpit when we were looking for the treasure and they said in a pirate voice, “Get away from our treasure, scallywags!”

Jerry Mei, Steven Gundlach, Ibuki Sainsbery, Lucas Li, William O’Leary and Rishi Mehendranathan

Conrad Retschko, Leo Paul and Cooper Chilcott Year 2 pirates digging for treasure

Rishi Mahendranathan as Captain One Eyed Hook

Polly Woodside - Rishi Mehendranathan and Declan McCormack

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Year 3

Highlights from 3B

Mrs. Coverdale got the class to write a picture storybook, so I paired up with Ben. Our picture storybook was called Trouble On the Farm. Rocco Miller with Mrs. Dyer

I loved writing our picture storybook. It was amazing. Alex McDonald, 3B

Aiden Reitef

During Book Week there were a few different competitions to be involved in. First, there was a competition where you had to guess how many pages there were in a pile of books at reception. It was very tricky and my guess was very close but I didn’t guess the correct pages. On Friday during Book Week we got to dress up as a character in a novel or a character from a picture storybook. Also at assembly we did a catwalk with the class and it was lots of fun with the music in the background. One of the competitions was to dress up in the best costume in each class. Some boys dressed up as super heroes, ninjas, ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and more! One of the teachers dressed up as a witch. In my opinion the winners in each class were fantastic. The teachers also did a catwalk! 150 boys entered the chess competition from Years 3 to 6. The boys had to represent their house in the chess competition. It was challenging for the boys at BGS because only a few were chosen to represent the School. We were very proud because they did their best. It was a very exiting term of competitions. I’m looking forward to the competitions that we might attempt in Term 4. Gabriel Pozo, 3B

Lucas Hiscock and Diesal Saleh

In science this term, we studied flowers, fruits, and their seeds. Will Barton

On Thursday 20th August we had our Father and Son Night. My dad and I went together. My dad starts work early every day so he does not come to school often. I was very happy my dad could come to school that night. When we got there we played on the computer. We had lots of fun. On the computer we had to make different shapes. After playing on the computer we made a straw house together. We used blue tack and straws. We joined our straw house to James’s straw house to make it one big house. Making the straw house took lots of time but it was really fun. I have not made a straw house before. We played the game Terminator. I was good at this game and won it. My dad really liked being in my classroom with me. Will Barton, 3B

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We brought different types of flowers and fruits into class and looked at the stamen of a flower and fruits and their seeds. Everyone brought in different types of fruits and they all had different shapes, sizes, and colours of seeds. All seeds need air, water and sunshine to grow. Did you know that some fruits don’t have seeds? Some watermelons and bananas don’t have seeds. The stamen part of a flower holds the pollen. We need insects and birds to pollinate flowers and plants. Insects and birds travel from plant to plant and get pollen from them. When they go to other flowers, they spread more pollen around. I always see insects in flowers and plants, and now I know that they are doing an important job in pollinating flowers and plants. I really enjoyed science this term, and I learned a lot. Georgen Strintzos, 3B


Highlights from 3W

We were learning about famous Melbournians and we presented our work at School assembly. I was William Wills in the dress-up parade. It was a great day. Foster Duggan

Felix Wolfe and Tom Jorgensen

Cade Segar, cross country

Oliver Chang and Hugo Fyffe chilling out during a Term 1 daily mindfulness session

My highlights were Father and Son night, 3/4 Sport and the House Maths Quiz. During Father and Son night we played lots of fun games. Mr. Turner taught our dads Daring Ducks, Terminator and Paddocks. It was great! Harry Pollack Oliver Chang with his dad Chris

Foster Duggan building lanterns on the Chinese Museum excursion

I like reading in the classroom. Sometimes books are so interesting that I like to imagine that I’m in the book. When Mr. Turner reads to the class, he reads it in a very interesting way.

One of my highlights was taking part in the annual House Maths Quiz. At the start the team and I were shaking all over, I’m not sure if it was due to nerves or excitement! I felt proud to represent my house Hancock, we came third overall.

Jackson Chen

Felix Wolfe

Will Yang showing his mum his art work

One of my highlights was our soccer match against St Kevin’s. We played really well, so well that we were winning 7-2 at one stage. In the end score was 7-6, we won and I scored a goal! Hugh Hasker

One of my highlights was my first day. I felt a bit nervous, I didn’t know anyone and it was all new. I felt a bit lonely but I made some friends by playing soccer and football with them at lunchtime. Hugh H, James M and Lucas were all very kind to me and included me in their games. They made me feel happy. Fynn Lewis

Hugo Fyffe concentrating at strings demonstration

Fynn Lewis and his dad Jeff at Father and Son night

We went to the MCG and a tour guide showed us around. He told us that the cream seat in the Southern Stand is where the biggest six in cricket at the MCG landed. Simon O’Donnell hit it!! I love the MCG! Charlie Wood

Charlie Wood

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Year 4 4C Walkabout

Justin Krok

Lachlan Molloy

James Warlond

In the final week of Term 1, all the Year 4 classes had an Aboriginal walkabout where we displayed all of the work we did. We showed our parents the artefacts and booklets we had created about Dreamtime. We also showed our parents how to use QR codes. Leon Haralambakis During the term we learned how the Indigenous people built huts and the tools they used. We brought our projects that we made at home. Murrindindi, an Aboriginal elder, came to School and he told us about his background and brought in his kangaroo, tools and a didgeridoo.

Leon Den Tieter

Mitchell Terry

Rex Ettershank

Leon den Tieter I really liked the Walkabout. There were so many things to do and play with. We all presented a play about Australian animals, which we created in drama class. We also wrote stories such as How the echidna got its spikes and made a digital book using Book Creator. On the day, we made some traditional ‘bush tucker’, dips and crackers, but most of the Year 4 boys ate the food instead of the parents!

Sebastian Felicetti

Aaron Perry-Crockart

Jacob Ellery I thought the Australian walkabout was outstanding and everyone tried really hard. We made Tellagami videos using the app, which explained the Aboriginal artefact that we made at home. Blake Picking 212 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Oscar Sloan

Xin Lin Zhang

Xavier Martin


4F Gliders Ethan Petris

My dad Shane came to school to show the Year 4 boys his gliders.

Flight glider

Mathew Cruse and I helped him set up the planes. He had brought many different planes, some very big, and some small. During the presentation he talked about different types of gliders. He explained that there are different types of gliders including ones with V-shaped tails, T-shaped tails and ones that are just flying wings without tails and fuselages.

Landon Penca

He also told us how gliders get in the air and stay in the air. They get in the air by a big plane that tows the glider up using a tow-line. We learnt about slope soaring and thermals. Slope soaring is when wind hits a hill and moves up the slope causing the wind to provide lift. Thermals are when the sun heats the ground, which then heats the air trapped in the ground. The heated air groups together and starts to rise. This rising, hot air provides lift for the gliders.

Mr. Gibney

4F flight

Lachlan Paino

We learnt about pitch, roll and yaw and how gliders are controlled. The whole Year 4 group then played a game. The four teachers each held a sign that said Roll, Pitch, Yaw or None. My dad then moved the controls on one of the gliders he brought, and the boys had to move to the sign they thought described how the plane would move. It was fun.

William Sun

At the end my dad flew his DLG, or Discus Launch Glider, so the boys could see how it worked. On one flight he even landed it so I could catch it! By that time we had a much bigger audience including the ELC boys and some of the Year 3 boys. When the flying was over, Mathew thanked my dad on behalf of the boys. Everyone kept saying that it was great, and they really liked it. Ryan Williams

Matthew Cruise

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4B Convicts

My favourite part of convict day was when we were outside on the deck of our ship having oranges and water for recess. It was so funny because when Mrs. Beaten was holding the bread to give to boys, the boys who had already had some were following her for more bread. I also loved the part when went into the first ever class room. I loved Convict Day and I’m sure Prep to Year 3 boys will love it when they’re in Year 4. Heath Dickson

My all-time favourite activity was when we had to make a hut out of blankets, chairs and rope. My friends that were in my group were Alessandro, George and Ethan. We spent 20 or so minutes making our huts then got to play a game called knuckle bones. Our hut definitely had the most chairs, blankets and rope. We ate lunch in the hut with all our mates. This was the best convict day ever!

On convict day we got caught stealing a handkerchief and some money. As punishment, we had to put our heads in the stocks. We got starved on the tall ship and when visiting Tahiti (on the red square) we had to eat one orange, to combat the scurvy, and a cup of water. I got called the class dunce in our third rotational activity, the old fashioned classroom, which was fun. It was the best day ever!

Thomas O’Leary

Charlie Paterson

My favorite bit about convict day was the reenactment of the first ever classroom with our convict teacher. It was the first school in the new colony of Australia. It was established in 1788 when the convicts arrived. It was very funny when Charlie P was the class dunce. We also had to sing God Save the King at the very start of our lessons. We read a super long book but we only read a little bit, which was so lucky.

My favourite activity on convict day was going into the stocks. Just imagine the life of somebody stuck in the stocks, getting food thrown at them all day. At least you can lick your stock to get a little bit of food. But that didn’t happen to us. Instead, Mrs. Plozza took a picture with her iPad. My next favourite activity was visiting the first school. I got ‘caned’ for not finishing my writing, but the cane didn’t really touch me.

Convict day was amazing!

Hamish Wilson-Moran

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Year 5

Max Linder, Liam Gouws, Samson Adams, Sam Vakirtzis, Sam Llewellyn, Zac Landsman, Jorge Houridis, Jarrad Thomson Sam Vakirtzis and Zach Bowen

Pinball Machine Poem Henry Pearson When I look at my pinball machine, I feel accomplishment. I kneel down to touch my pinball machine, I feel rough splinters scraping my palms. I breathe a heavy sigh, I can smell the strong scent of sawdust. I listen closely, I can hear the sound of flippers banging against the marbles. I reflect on the things that I did well, And the things that I could have improved upon.

The Golden Journey William Field

My Pinball Machine Dante Farinola

A machine that is like a racing car speeding around the track striving for victory. A machine that sounds like a bobsleigh sliding down a steep hill. A machine that strikes like a sudden shock wave of power while releasing the flipper. A machine that looks like dodgem cars bumping at a carnival. A machine that smells like success as you hit the jackpot. A machine that feels like Christmas, full of excitement, happiness and joy.

Pinball Machines Oliver Robertson

Matteo Palillo, Lucas Connell and Josh Jarick

Sovereign Hill Jarrad Thomson and Max Berry Sovereign Hill

You can see people hammering in nail after nail.

Peaceful, small,

Outside the cafe we sat and we ate.

You hear boys yelling things to each other.

We were all in a quite hyped up state.

You can touch the nice smooth wood.

Lollies, streets, pupils, computers,

Some amazing activities awaited us.

You smell the sweat of boys working hard.

Such as gold panning, exploring mines and even more fun stuff.

You think about how it will feel when you finish.

Day one was a blast, it all went so fast.

Panning, digging, walking, Running, working, playing, Bored, amazed, School.

My Pinball Machine Ben Edmondson

That day might’ve been over but day two was soon to come.

Sovereign Hill Freddie Smith

For we explored mines and had lots of fun.

Sovereign Hill a great place to be!

That day was a bit sad, yet I was glad.

It sounds like Eureka! Eureka! I found gold!

It had been fantastic so far,

It tastes like Raspberry Drops! MMM!

And had exceeded the bar.

It smells like depression and gun powder.

That was my gold star camp.

The sight of gold means money.

Competition humming around the machines.

And it deserves a stamp.

It feels like rust on the pan in your hand.

Days of hard work finally paying off.

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Hard work embracing the room, Learning, engaging in the construction. My sweaty palms hammering for the last time.


Sidney Zeng and Tull Luangmahanaka

Circle Time Thomas Stretch In Five Scott, Circle Time is great, You can be open with your feelings

Calum, Sam V, Jorge, Tom H, Samson and Mr. Gibney

No need to worry about what you say Cause, “What’s said in Circle Time, stays in Circle Time”, Integrity, passion and respect Jamie Draheim and Thomas Galinas

Sovereign Hill Sam Vakirtzis We went on the bus without a fuss On the way to Sovereign Hill Jack Kissane

We had a laugh thinking of baths

Are all topics in our special time? I can’t tell you what we say Because boys wouldn’t feel safe talking about themselves. They might lie and then not learn about honesty. We also talk about character strengths.

The School Values Henry Pearson and Samson Adams

On the way to Sovereign Hill When we arrived we had a surprise

Boys in my class have at least five opinions

Down at B.G.S.

Oh what a thrill

And life stories which make us all think.

At Sovereign Hill

We help each other by sharing ways

We found some gold

To get around all our troubles and pains.

Which turned out to be mould

Habits of Mind are also popular topics.

It means to act sensibly.

And it could not be sold

Especially when your friends are behaving recklessly.

At Sovereign Hill

Persistence, Finding Humour and Thinking Interdependently

We stopped and found a beautiful shop

The second one is accountability.

Fill with lollies

It means to act responsibly.

At Sovereign Hill

The third value is respect.

We went in a mine, which didn’t shine

Without it your life might become a shipwreck.

At Sovereign Hill

The final value is passion.

We saw a story about two Chinese men

You need it for a good education.

But I was just talking to Ben

Down at B.G.S we are the best.

At Sovereign Hill

So come down like all the rest,

So I would suggest that you go

And enrol your son at B.G.S.

To Sovereign Hill

We represent the APS. We use the four school values. The first one is integrity.

Are the top tier of the Habits in our class? HOWBADDZZAT? Is mentioned every so often, It’s not nearly as bad as you think. We do Circle Time once a week. If you don’t do it your class, Read your teachers this poem It’s guaranteed to change their minds.

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Year 5 Gembrook

‘Predator and prey’ at Gembrook Camp

5 Melville

Camp is a rush of adrenalin Camp is a challenge Camp is a good time to catch up with your classmates Camp is complete with nature Camp smells like energetic boys playing Camp tastes like a roast made by ‘Goldilocks’ Camp sounds like friendly creatures Camp looks like a magical experience

Dylan Roberts

Camp feels like a cold night in the cabins Camp makes me feel adventurous Camp is a first class ticket to heaven

Thomas Stretch at Gembrook Camp

Josh Jarick and Jack Kissane, 5 Scott

Harnessing up at Gembrook Camp

Hamish Andersen

James Mitchell, Sam Brewer and Koki Inagaki barbequeing our sausages at Gembrook Camp

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James Bourke Ethan Gendala, Jarrad Thomson, Max Berry, Felix Brighton-Knight, Samson Adams, Max Linder, Tom O’Connor, Charlie Heaton


Max Linder, Liam Gouws, Samson Adams, Sam Vakirtzis, Sam Llewellyn, Zac Landsman, Jorge Houridis, Jarrad Thomson

Max Berry

Zach Bowen, Tom O’Connor, Calum Binnie, Henry Mitrevski

Samson Adams, Tom O’Connor, Charlie Heaton, Felix Brighton-Knight, Max Linder

Jorge Houridis, Hugo Mintrom

Sam Llewellyn

Sam Vakirtzis, Jorge Houridis, Hamish Andersen, Jacob Palmer, Zac Landsman, Calum Binnies, Hugo Mintrom

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Year 6

Billy carts

Ben Davies

Henry Kerr and Regan Lenihan

Zach Mandragona

Ethan Calcatjicos

Batting for Baraka

Josh Hudghton

6B volleyball

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Hamish Roberts


Canberra Camp 2015 For me, how good a school year is heavily depends on how good the camps are, so that would make Year 6 an absolute eye-opener. Canberra Camp raised the bar on all of my camps so far, and it will be difficult for future camps to top the Canberra Camp experience. A favourite of mine, and I’m sure of the other boys as well, was Questacon. Questacon was like Canberra’s version of Scienceworks, with loads of fun games and activities to do. A lot of boys, including me, tested their limits of fear with the free-fall, a drop slide where you hang from a bar and literally feel your insides churning. There was also the earthquake simulator, air hockey against a robot and the lightning display, just to name a few. Another experience was the Australian War Memorial, which really got us thinking about the people who had made the ultimate sacrifice to keep Australia peaceful, and all the terrible, nightmarish things they must have gone through. It made a memory that wasn’t of a happy time, but will remain just as important to me. Those were some of things that made Canberra such a great camp, and I hope the camps in the years to come live up to this one! Finn McInerney, 6 Discovery

Canberra was the best camp I’ve been on. All the places we went were just fantastic. We arrived after about a 50-minute plane trip. Firstly we went to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and that was my favourite place. First our group went with a tour guide to some of the athletes training areas, which included a gymnastics training area, some volleyball courts, a swimming pool and a gym. They told us about how some of the athletes train and some of their routines. The second part at the AIS was playing in the Sportex room. It was really fun. They had vertical footy goal kicking, bowling a cricket ball at the stumps, soccer penalty shootout, vertical rowing and vertical bike riding. They also had a little basketball arena and rock climbing all in one room. We got to do whatever we wanted to do. Parliament House was one of my favourite places. It was very interesting. We went to the Senate where most of the room was painted a special type of red. The red was like that used in a wealthy Englishmen’s house in the olden days mixed with the colour of red desert dust in Australia. The guide told us what the politicians do and what happens in the Senate. We also went to the House of Representatives. Most of the room was painted a special type of green, which was the colour of eucalyptus leaves. The guide explained how the House of Representatives works, what the politicians do and what happens in that room. We had a look around in Parliament House, saw the flagpole from inside and learnt a bit about the Prime Minister’s office. We also looked at the portraits of former Prime Ministers. Henry Munnings, 6 Discovery

When I stepped into the War Memorial I felt a strange sensation sweep over me. It was a feeling I had never felt before. It was as if my heart was crying but no tears could come out. The sight of all the old and battered aircrafts and the bullet-holed clothing could even make the tinman from the Wizard of Oz feel emotionally moved. Out of all the various places on camp the stand out for me would definitely be the War Memorial. Imagine if you were a soldier who had to value the person standing next to you higher than yourself. Imagine fighting down in the trenches in pure darkness and not knowing if you had just killed your best friend or the enemy. Can you imagine that? The sculpture in the War Memorial made you wonder what is was like to be a soldier in the war. The sculpture would have taken hours on end to complete but all the time, money and resources were well worth it. After the heart-felt experience at the War Memorial, we drove to a resting area surrounded by bush, upon bush. It felt nice to sit back and have a raspberry drop or two with a couple of your friends whilst awaiting the long flight home. Lucas Williamson, 6 Discovery GRAMMARIAN 2015 221


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Lake Coolamatong Camp Reflection After four long hours of sitting in a bus, impatiently, we rushed out of the vehicle like headless chickens. As we walked to the Gippsland Lakes, we could already feel the cold brushing against our faces. I was super excited and wanted to start the activities immediately. There were many entertaining activities such as like the canoeing, mountain bike riding and the night activities, however, two highlights for me and a lot of other people, were the raft building and the indigenous culture talk with Cass. The raft building is an activity that involved teamwork and precision. Oliver Disney, Tom Burnell, Ben Davies, Willem Karsten and I were one group. We had trouble building the raft using only six logs, four plastic barrels and rope, but with the help of Jack, Barry, Ryan and Dan, we completed the challenge. As soon as our raft touched water, one barrel floated away. Many seconds later, two more barrels floated out of sight. When finally, our last barrel disappeared and the raft broke. Everyone was soaking wet and uncomfortable in the end of the very amusing activity, which improved a lot of teamwork and social skills. 222 GRAMMARIAN 2015

The indigenous culture talk was the biggest learning experience yet. We learnt about how Cass survives in the wood and the different materials she uses. We learnt about what she eats and what she lives in. No technology! We learnt that she doesn’t buy anything from the shop, but she uses animal material and skins instead. Later on, we had two hours to create humpies using nothing but forest substances. After about an hour and a half of hard work, our humpie collapsed, but our group persisted and created a new humpie, which ended up being better than our original humpie! It looked comfortable in the inside and was sheltered on the outside as well.

Overall, camp was a learning experience of everyone. The staff learnt about us as a class and us individually. They also learnt many ways to relate and help us. We boys had a million things to take in. We learned how to cook with trangias, how to make do with what you have, how to adapt to changes, tie knots to keep our raft afloat, the art of stealth and how to keep organised. These skills will help us in all of the years to come. As you can see, Camp Coolamatong has helped shape us into young men. James Clark and Andrew Penca, 6 Investigator


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Milikapiti

Milikapiti comes to Melbourne - 6 Discovery welcomes our Tiwi visitors

Oliver Disney and Ben Davies with Tiwi mates

Jilamara Arts Centre cultural activities

During the week we went fishing twice in an estuary for barramundi but we only caught a small bream and a few crabs. The next time we went fishing we had to catch our own bait with a net. Once we had enough bait we started fishing. Oliver Disney caught a big bream and Mr. Thompson caught a shark.

Ben Davies

My trip to Milikapiti was an amazing experience. Jilamara is an Aboriginal art centre and this was one of the highlights of my trip because I found it really fun to learn the aboriginal dances and natural face paint. However, the school and the kids were the main highlight of my trip. They always had a way of finding us because no matter where we went they would be there too. So I definitely think you should either try to go to Milikapiti or host someone from Milikapiti. Matthew Warrell, 6 Resolution 224 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Charlie Schwerdt, Oliver Disney and Ben Davies and Gibson

We saw Aboriginal artworks at the Jilamara Art Centre, watched an Aboriginal movie about tradition, boats, old sculptures and the tools they used to build and hunt with. After the tour we had a dancing session with the Milikapiti kids and got our faces painted. Some of us bought a piece of art. At school on weekdays we split up into groups of two and helped the Milikapiti students from ELC to Year 6 with their school work and joined in with their class games for at least an hour. On Friday the BGS boys and Firbank girls held a tabloid sports for the kids to have fun and get active. Maxim Coste, 6 Endeavour

During the next week we didn’t know it but we met lots of new people and did lots of new things. The first thing we did was the welcoming assembly where we got a school shirt and they gave us a tour of the school. The week included fishing, swimming in a waterfall, running a tabloid sports afternoon, and playing footy with the kids. When we were fishing we caught a small Barramundi and a small white tip reef shark in the ocean but when we went fishing at Karslake we caught nothing. We met so many kids and made lifelong friends. One boy in particular, Gibson, was a favourite. Gibson was the school trouble maker but was only in Prep. He was so light you could lift him over your head and he loved getting tackled by the big kids when he played footy. Also, all of the kids had homemade sling shots that they made from tree branches and chopped up footballs. One of the kids tried to sell them to us for $10 dollars each! Oliver Disney and Ben Davies, 6 Investigator


Maxim Coste

Did you know that on the 17th of August, four boys and three girls came down from two different schools on Melville Island? I was lucky enough to host one of the boys. It was very cold when the boys first arrived. They came from 34 degrees to 10!

Milikapiti comes to Melbourne - Owen Dials, Milan Adams, Ajay James, Edward Puruntatameri, Maxim Coste, Nicholas Barreto and Cameron Hathway

The next day all the boys and girls visited the MCG. We went to the interactive centre in the MCG museum and then had a guided tour of the MCG. We saw the change rooms and ran up the ramp and on to the field. On Wednesday the Garden Point boys enjoyed playing footy at recess and having lunch with all the other BGS boys before going to APS sport with their hosts. In the afternoon some of the boys came to Jump Central, which is an indoor trampoline centre.

Will Featherston, Charlie Schwerdt, Oliver Disney, Ben Davies and Tiwi mates

Matthew Warrell

Charlie Shwerdt

Hard boiled seagull eggs for morning tea

James Cannuli

Jilamara Arts Centre - reconnecting with Tiwi culture

We went to the North Melbourne Football Club on Thursday and got photos with the players. When the footballs came over the fence we ran around kicking them back over. We also got a tour of the club with the assistant coach who has a son at BGS. The Richmond Football club was a highlight for me because all of the players walked around the boundary signing footballs and posing for photos. We got a tour of the club as well. On the final day, all of the boys and girls went to North Melbourne vs. Fremantle. Everyone was going for North. It was a really good and tight game, with North just pulling away in the last 15 minutes to snatch victory. It was an amazing week but all good things come to an end. Very early on Monday morning the boys and girls left BGS to catch their plane back to Darwin then a charter back to Melville Island. I’m absolutely sure everyone involved had a lot of fun. Harley Chessells, 6 Discovery

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Will Featherston and Oliver Disney - Tarracumbi Falls


G YEAR BY YEAR Junior School

Student Leaders and Awards JUNIOR SCHOOL LEADERS Captain of the Junior School Chris Field Vice-Captain Patrick Gu Officers Milan Adams Tom Burnell Charlie Catt James Clark Harley Chessells Benjamin Davies Oliver Disney Declan Hayes Noah Kalvelage Finn McInerney Andrew Penca Hamish Roberts Joshua Sumner Lucas Williamson Senior Server Charlie Catt Assistant Senior Server Jacob Elmendorf Sam Funston

Music Officers

Leaders of Borwick House Choir James Semenov and Owen Vulcan Leader of the Concert Band Tom Burnell and Oliver Lally Leader of the String Orchestra Edward Greenslade and Joshua Sumner

PRIZES

Year 4

Year 3

4 Bass Meliora Prize

3 Burke Meliora Prize

Academic Excellence James Hepples

Academic Excellence James Tan Attitude and Effort Andrew McGregor Progress Pasha Mianji

3 Wills Meliora Prize

Progress Thomas O’Leary

4 Cook Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Lachlan Molloy

Academic Excellence

Attitude and Effort Tom Howie

Attitude and Effort

Progress Blake Picking

Hugh Hasker Felix Wolfe

Lucas Hiscock

4 Flinders Meliora Prize

Subject Prizes

Academic Excellence Angus Thomson

Progress

Prize for Art Felix Wolfe

Prize for Design & Technology Hugh Langdon Prize for Drama Felix Wolfe Prize for e-Learning Foster Dugan Prize for Japanese Joshua Avats Prize for Music James Tan Prize for Physical Education Cade Segar Prize for Religious Studies Hugh Langdon Prize for Science Felix Wolfe

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Attitude and Effort George Roubos

Attitude and Effort Sam Heron Progress William Sun

Subject Prizes Prize for Art Sam Heron

Prize for Design & Technology Ethan Balaskas Prize for Drama Charlie Bramley Prize for e-Learning Thomas O’Leary Prize for Japanese James Hepples Prize for Music James Hepples Prize for Physical Education Justin Krok

Prize for Religious Studies Leonidas Haralambakis Prize for Science Fedya Kononchuk

Year 5 5 Melville Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Jorge Houridis Attitude and Effort Samson Adams Progress Calum Binnie

5 Scott Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Matthew Hill Attitude and Effort Thomas Galinas Progress Lenny Ewers

5 Zachariah Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Brendan Zhang Attitude and Effort Jasper Findlay Progress Christian Paice

Subject Prizes

Prize for Art Alex Tognarini

Prize for Chinese Tom Bailey Prize for Design & Technology Jasper Findlay Prize for Drama Samson Adams


Prize for e-Learning James Mitchell Prize for Music Frank Wang Prize for Physical Education Zac Bowen Prize for Religious Studies Jack Kissane Prize for Science Jamie Draheim

Year 6 6 Discovery Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Lucas Williamson Attitude and Effort Harrison Chapman Progress James Cannuli

6 Endeavour Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Zach Mandragona Attitude and Effort Declan Hayes Progress Leo Yang

6 Investigator Meliora Prize Academic Excellence James Clark Attitude and Effort Andrew Penca Progress Adam Larkan

6 Resolution Meliora Prize Academic Excellence Patrick Gu Attitude and Effort Brendan Reddell Progress Charlie Schwerdt

Subject Prizes Prize for Art Dylan Goodger

Prize for Chinese Andrew Penca Prize for Design & Technology Milan Adams Prize for Drama Matthew Warrell Prize for e-Learning Tian Pang Prize for Music James Clark Prize for Outdoor Education Jett O’Brien Prize for Physical Education Tom Burnell Tony Austin Memorial Prize for Religious Studies Charlie Catt Prize for Science Keane Lombard

Special Prizes

Year 6 Progress Prize James Ianuali The A & H Bottomley Citizenship Prize Patrick Gu The Choir Prize James Semenov The Concert Band Prize Oliver Lally The String Orchestra Prize Joshua Sumner The Chapel Server’s Prize Charlie Catt The Chess Prize Leo Yang The Mary Edmondson Sports Prize Joshua Hudghton The Tassie Hutson Prize Harry Harte The House Prize Lachlan Zissis The School Officers’ Prize Charlie Catt The Park Shield Charlie Catt The Prize for Dux of the Junior School Finn McInerney The Captain of the Junior School Prize Chris Field

Prize Information The A & H Bottomley Citizenship Prize (1955) The late Mr A. F. Bottomley, whose sons Laurence (1945-1959) and Christopher (1950-1960) 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 Senior Mothers’ Circle (now the Middle School and Senior School Parents’ Group). 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 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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Following two transition days at the end of Year 6, 145 fresh-faced boys excitedly began their secondary school journey. Camp soon followed with the new locations at Anglesea and the Cumberland River providing all boys the opportunity to get to know others in their learning commons, build relationships and experience BGS outdoor education. Additional highlights in Term 1 included the House swimming sports, the zoo excursion as part of the science program, and activities with Firbank including debating, book club, philosophy colloquium and a combined activities day culminating in a historical tour of Brighton. The summer sport program concluded after six weeks of hotly contested Saturday fixtures. With a term under their belts, the boys returned from the Easter break with renewed enthusiasm, a new winter uniform and a clear understanding of what is expected of them at this level. The boys were excited to turn their attention to winter sport, which would feature for the next one and a half terms. Music took on a greater focus with the orchestral, guitar and choral concert at St Andrews, followed by the wind, brass and percussion performance a fortnight later. Boys and parents also had the opportunity to receive feedback about individual academic progress at the first of our parent-teacher interviews. The Mother’s Day breakfast and chapel was again well attended and remains a very special event on the Middle School calendar.

After an extended mid-year break to recharge the batteries, Semester 2 commenced offering a number of new experiences for the boys, with science week, snow sports and the Year 7 social with Firbank on the horizon. By now the boys had established better routines and more evolved study habits to hold them in good stead in the classroom. September was a busy month with the commencement of spring sport, House athletics and the memorable whole School concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Rehearsals for the Middle School’s production of Peter Pan were now well under way and promised to start Term 4 on the highest note possible. As expected, over three nights, Peter Pan wowed full houses with an exceptionally high standard of theatre. A number of Year 7 boys contributed to some of the best results on record at the APS Athletics finals and the water polo boys enjoyed great success in the pool. A record number of boys gave up their weekend to participate in the Relay for Life and are to be commended on their fundraising efforts and their stamina in completing over 2000 laps. The ongoing debating program with Firbank presented further opportunities for boys to hone their skills. The novel experience of examinations became a focus in the later stages of the term as the academic year concluded. The 2015 Year 7 boys have certainly had a busy year in the Middle School, with significant personal and academic growth. They have established a firm foundation for the challenges that lie ahead in Year 8. Peter Furey and Tim Marshall, Heads of Year 7 228 GRAMMARIAN 2015


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Year 8

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We are very proud of the immense development our Year 8 boys achieved over this crucial chapter in their lives at BGS. As the first group to complete two years in the new Middle School, their collective growth in habits and skills stands as testament to their receptiveness, and ultimately, their adaptability to new and more challenging expectations of them as learners. As their teachers we have asked them to be more independent and resourceful than ever. As young men, the boys have had numerous opportunities to build relationships and experiences along the way, in both curricular and co-curricular settings. Pleasingly from a Head of Year viewpoint, the general interactions in the corridors and the classroom significantly matured as the year went on as the penny dropped one by one and the ‘gist of it’ became apparent. The conclusion of Year 8 sees so many experiences start alongside others that come to an end. It was a source of real pride for us to see the final product of their instrumental programs at the Melbourne Recital Centre – the boys played so well under the guidance of our music staff. There was the performance of Peter Pan, the broad participation in the father and son weekend and many other pursuits, including debating and chess. Their interschool sports teams played with great spirit and achieved many memorable results along the way. The boys are now beginning an exciting new chapter in their lives as they enter the House structure of the Senior School and have their first taste of elective subjects beyond LOTE. There are so many challenges ahead that they must see as opportunities for growth and development. I am proud to say that the boys are leaving Middle School as leaders and they are ready to start the next part of their journey. Under the wing of their older House mentors, they will now head towards their future role as leaders at BGS. Anthony Coghlan, Head of Year 8 230 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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iDesign 2015 What better way to start Term 4 than with iDesign, the flagship event in the Middle School. Tuesday 6th October was iDesign day and a wonderful array of projects were handed in and then presented one by one within each Year 8 form group. Every boy was able to speak publicly about their project and given the opportunity to highlight their experiences throughout the previous three terms. The high level of passion was evident and many strong relationships were obviously moulded throughout the mentoring process. It was also a great opportunity for the boys to hear from the other members of their form and to share in the individual journeys along the way. The Year 7 group then visited the iDesign exhibition on Wednesday 7th October and voted for the People’s Choice Award, while gaining valuable inspiration and insight into the iDesign process. The ten finalists then presented their iDesign projects to a panel of five judges at the iDesign Presentation Evening on Thursday 8th October. The evening opened with a public exhibition that saw more than 250 visitors file through the exhibits, chatting with the boys about the finer points of their projects. Following the public viewing, the pinnacle of the evening was a ‘Shark Tank’style top 10 shootout, where the finalists each completed a five-minute presentation to the panel. The evening culminated in a prize giving (see opposite for the results). All Year 8 boys are to be congratulated on taking up the iDesign challenge and once again raising the bar in terms of depth, challenge and creativity. A big thank you must also go to the mentors and families that supported all of the boys along the way. Without your continued support, the iDesign process would not be able to reach such heights. The stage is now set for another high-calibre event in 2016. Jamie Watson, Head of Extension Studies

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2015 Judges Christopher Ride – Owner and CEO of Interactive. Nick Watson – State Sales Manager from Asics Victoria. Wayne Stephens – Architect of the new Middle School from ClarkeHopkinsClarke. Jeremy Martin – Head of Middle School. Joshua Sandiford – 2014 iDesign winner.

Major Awards Rosstrevor Award and overall winner of iDesign 2015 Harrison Preston – LEGO Scale Model of the Middle School Interactive Excellence Award Archer Disney – Water Turbine Design Asics Innovation Award Luke Sorensen – Helping Hunger Campaign Creativity Award Charlie Moore – Handmade Acoustic Guitar Sustainability Award Oscar Lewis – Organic Surf Wax Quiksilver Award Caspar Tremlett – Landscape Photography Book

People’s Choice Harry Barden – Harry’s Supervan Caravan Conversion First Aid Award Hayden Mitchell – Epi-pen GPS Locator Humanitarian Award Judd Rowell – Car Wheel Fire Pit Outdoor Education Award Martin Kulesza – Ski Scooter BGS Award (joint winner) Leo Kouskouris – Photo Mosaic of the Middle School BGS Award (joint winner) George Farrell – Lenticular Image of the Crowther Oval

Finalists Matthew Young – Arcade Game Console Harry Barden – Caravan Refurbishment Joshua Sum – Studio Apartment Design Devon Hendrie – Tennis Ball Launcher David Parlane – Computer Game Highly Commended – awarded to projects that also caught the judge’s eye. 8K1 Hayden Mitchell, Ben

8K4 Cameron Glasgow, Kalani Ireland, Josh Williams

8C3 Lukas Giannatos,

8K2 Josh Le Grice, Oscar Buscombe, Will Hughes, Max James.

8C1 Felix Flockhart,

8C4 Lachie Hernadi, Martin Kulesza, Ethan Curtin, Ethan Baines

Graham, Patrick Liddle, Ben Summerfield

8K3 Curtis Wilson, Jack Saunders, George Farrell, Tom Banfield

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Student Achievement MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADERS Captains of Middle School Martin Kulesza Noah McGrath Vice-Captains Middle School Patrick Liddle Dylan Zhang School Officers Aaron Leferink Aidan Nicholls Archer Disney Benjamin Warrell Caspar Tremlett Curtis Wilson David Parlane Devon Hendrie Finn Warner Harrison Mathews Harrison Preston Harry Barden Jacob Travers James Larkworthy Joshua Snowsill Lachlan Hernadi Leo Kouskouris Louis Butler Mackenzie Gregson Matthew Young Max James Oscar Buscombe Samuel Haddon Thomas Banfield Yu Han Cao Christian Gernandt Luke Sorensen Tom Brown Felix Flockart Ethan Baines Johnson Shen Ryan Hartshorne Senior Chapel Server Benjamin Warrell Deputy Senior Server David Parlane 234 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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Captain David Li Vice-Captain Leo Kouskouris

Middle School Concert Band Leader Matthew Cook

Middle School String Orchestra Leader David Li Middle School Choir Leader Martin Kulesza Middle School Guitar Ensemble Leader Jake Mongey

HOUSE LEADERS Armstrong

James Provis and Jack Saunders

Crowther

Charlie Moore and Brock Jackson

Dixon

Campbell Tweedie, Oscar O’Brien and Lachlan Hernadi

Hancock

Ethan Baines and Max James

Rofe

Thomas Bartels and Harrison Mathews

School

Judd Rowell and William Brydon-Waldren

Debating and Public Speaking CoCaptains Leo Kouskouris and Curtis Wilson

Charity and Fundraising Committee Members

Andrew Wang Benjamin Morgan Benjamin Warrell Billy Pearson Craig Marais Dylan Zhang Ethan Furey Ethan Lovett Jack Damyon Jack Davies Jaikob Akinci Liam Konidaris Lukas Galanopoulos Martin Kulesza Matthew Romeo Max Mitchell-Adams Max Post Nate Hollis Wei-Yee Hall

SPORT CAPTAINS Athletics

Aaron Leferink and Tom Bartels

Basketball

Hayden Mitchell

Cricket

Max James

Cross Country Tom Bartels

Football

Louis Butler

Hockey

Devon Hendrie

Rugby

Will Brydon-Waldren

Snowsports Noah Jones

Soccer

Aidan Nicholls

Swimming

Kalani Ireland and Asher Yu

Tennis

Luke Sorenson and James Konstas

Touch Football

Max Hanna and Will Graves

Badminton Dylan Zhang

Water Polo Kalani Ireland

LIBRARY COMMITTEE Jeremy Annal Lukas Giannatos Connor McConville Seamus Mintrom Billy Pearson Matthew Ross Dylan Zhang

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL SERVERS Alex Carne Archie Hynes Brock Jackson Charlie Drewitt Connor McConville Daniel Bates Felix Flockart George Farrell Harry Roubos Jacquin Mifsud James Finlayson James Konstas


Jay Jay Zhu Joshua Williams Lewis Panaouris Lukas Giannatos Matthew Cook Michael Nasrallah Michael Sigal Patrick Liddle Spencer Nevet Will Brydon-Waldren Will Gregory

AWARDS Year 7 Academic Prizes Dux Oscar Zhu

High Distinction Darby Hipwell Liam Konidaris Lachlan Caldwell James Sherborne Distinction Jaikob Akinci Joel Tyler George Livissianos Carl Rumbens Matthew Romeo

Subject Prizes The Art Prize Oscar Zhu

The Chinese Prize Billy Pearson The Design Prize Flynn Chan The Drama Prize Jaikob Akinci The English Prize Liam Konidaris The English as an Additional Language Prize Shuntaro Shu The Extension Studies Prize Liam Konidaris The French Prize Liam Konidaris

The Humanities Prize Jaikob Akinci

The Chinese Prize Lachlan Hernadi

The Chapel Server Prize Benjamin Warrell

The Japanese Prize Joshua Bortolussi

The Design Prize Curtis Wilson

The Latin Prize Carl Rumbens

The Drama Prize Jack Wyss

The Dramatic Society Prize James Provis

The Mathematics Prize Oscar Zhu

The English Prize Joshua Sum

The Music Prize Zach Adam-Gedge

The English as an Additional Language Prize Johnson Shen

The Philosophy, Ethics and Belief Prize Darby Hipwell The Physical Education Prize James Sherborne

The Extension Studies Prize Jeremy Annal The French Prize Joshua Sum

The Science Prize Oscar Zhu

The Humanities Prize Devon Hendrie

The Woodcraft Prize Angus Bland

The Japanese Prize Jia Jie Zhu

Special Prizes

The Latin Prize Tom Brown

The English Narrative Writing Prize Meluke Gunter The Outdoor Education Prize Victor Ding

Year 8 Academic Prizes

The AD Turnbull Prize for Dux of Middle School Joshua Sum High Distinction Curtis Wilson Leo Kouskouris Harrison Preston Devon Hendrie Distinction Martin Kulesza David Li Felix Flockart Dennis Gu Lachlan Hernadi

Subject Prizes The Art Prize Brock Jackson

The Mathematics Prize Leo Kouskouris The Music Prize Martin Kulesza The Philosophy, Ethics and Belief Prize Luke Sorensen The Physical Education Prize Mackenzie Gregson

The Robyn Sorensen Prize for Instrumental Music Jia Xian (David) Li The Fraser Cairns History Prize Mikey Kantounatakis The Parents’ Association Prize for Most Improved Oscar Buscombe The Linacre Hospital Prize for Citizenship Caspar Tremlett The Stewart Family Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Oscar Lewis The Osborne Family Prize for Captains of the Middle School Noah McGrath and Martin Kulesza The Caltex Prize for ViceCaptains of the Middle School Patrick Liddle and Dylan Zhang

The Science Prize Joshua Sum The Woodcraft Prize Harrison Preston

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Year 9 Sea Change

Dinner

On the way to King Island

Setting up camp

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King Island Year 9

King Island, or ‘the hike’ as it is often referred to, was once again the Year 9 outdoor education option as part of the Sea Change program. The boys prepare their own groups and ready themselves in their three expedition groups. Each group navigates their way around the top half of King Island. Not only is this program physically and mentally challenging, but all groups have to deal with the ‘Roaring 40’s’ and unfavorable weather. The way the boys prepare and conduct themselves on this gruelling six-day expedition is a testament to their maturity and resilience. Unfortunately due to private land and golf course development on King Island and the impacts of cattle farming we will be moving to the Glenelg River National Park from late February 2016, where the current cohort of Year 8 boys will undertake their new 12-day ‘Great South West Expedition’. It will be a fully self-sufficient, challenging journey combining engaging activities of bush walking, mountain bike riding and canoe journeying in groups of 14 over the 12-day period. It is going to be an outstanding journey for all the Year 9 boys and something we’re really excited to be introducing at BGS.

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Walking along the coast

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Cape York

Kowanyama Kowanyama was a lifechanging experience that you simply wouldn’t get outside of school. Contributing to the Aboriginal community by teaching young kids in the local school and letting them teach you outside of the classroom was extremely rewarding. Some of the highlights were going bush to make spears and camping out at Topsy Creek playing beach cricket while watching the amazing sunset.

Kowanyama with the primary students

Nick Phillips, Year 9

Building a fire at Topsy Creek

Hank and friend

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Kowanyama helping in the classroom

Tom Franklyn in class

Kowanyama at school

Matt and friends

Nick Phillps


Kowanyama tug of war

Turtle hatching

Turtles emerge from their nest

Pormpuraaw lunchtime

Under 8s day Brandon

Pormpuraaw

Fishing

Under 8s day pool

Mitch in class

Tristan in class

Pormpuraaw was a unique and amazing experience: visiting the crocodile farm, saving baby turtle hatchlings, teaching the primary school kids new skills and experiencing Aboriginal culture were all special parts of such a great trip. My favourite part was just hanging out with the fun kids after school was finished. The energetic kids would keep us playing games and running around for hours on end and would show us the lighter side to the community. All of the community were very caring and delightful to be with. This was a fantastic trip that was a highlight of this year; I only wish it had been longer. Mitchell Kelly, Year 9

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Assessing the catch

Fishing

Ethan climbing

Catch of the day

Waiting

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New Caledonia

Petanque team

New Caledonia 2015 was an amazing experience. My favourite experience was on the Tchou Tchou Train. We all went down to the beach and there was a group of local people on the platform out in the bay. We played around and had a lot of fun; kicking the soccer ball, trying to push each other off, laughing at each other and trying to communicate in broken French, or as one boy said, in ‘Frenglish’.

At dinner

Segways

The group

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Papua New Guinea

At Killerton

Arriving at the Martyr’s School

Chapel

Building a bench

In class

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On the boat

Sawing

Mr. Bain and boys

Nick Hutchins

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Year 10 This year for the Year 10 boys’ pinnacle experience they selected an outdoor journey of their choice. The wonderful journeys on offer included: sea kayaking around the Gippsland Lakes, rock climbing at Mt Arapiles, cross-country skiing and snow camping at Mt Stirling, white water raft journeying down the Mitta Mitta River, and mountain bike journeying along the Goldfields Track from Ballarat to Castlemaine. All programs were completed exceptionally well as the boys thoroughly enjoyed their time away with peers and staff, participating in various pursuits and activities. Term 4 concluded with the final Year 9 journey to King Island and the Prep to Year 4 day trips and overnight experiences. A special thank you to the BGS OE outdoor education team, Messrs. Brophy, Hilditch and Jennison. What an outstanding and tremendous job they do with all of the boys here at BGS. A task is never too much for them and the boys’ interest is always paramount. The future is very bright for outdoor education at BGS and I am really excited to be able to work with so many outstanding practitioners dedicated to boys’ growth in the outdoor environment. We’re all looking forward to the new programming ahead in 2016. Cameron Barry, Head of Outdoor Education

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Gippsland Lakes Sea Kayaking


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Year 11 Reflection on Year 11 For some, Year 11 is like the third runner of the relay, the seventh or eighth move of a chess game, the year that never happened. Mild, dull, rhythmic, it’s easy to forget about Year 11. However, on reflection, at least for me, Year 11 has uncovered a plethora of possibilities. This year we have no settling in excuse. We invited the big bad world to take us for a ride, and oh what a ride it was. In the sea of text in front of you, words like “Student Council”, “Wellbeing Committee” or even “Debate Team” take precedence, shooting down the glimmer of persistence you thought you had reading one of these long articles. One that has been so crafted, so manicured and bent into perfection. I don’t want to do any of that. I want to tell you about my Year 11. The real Year 11. The school year kicked off with finding out that most of us had big scary exams at the end of the year, bigger than anything we had ever done before. Not only did we seem to make this observation, our teachers did too. It started to become blatantly obvious that they seemed push us a lot harder in those subjects. We realised that we would be enslaved by books containing complex multi-staged chemistry 3/4 questions and more. We quickly realised the amount of work we would have to do this year. We were next introduced to the prodigious Ben Roberts-Smith, an exarmy officer who served Australia in Afghanistan. He delivered a genuinely inspiring lecture about the dos and don’ts of the battlefield. Describing the action where he won his Victoria Cross, the battlefield maneuvers and tactics, and generously name 248 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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checking others as braver than him. After accepting that “hiding behind fig trees” is a bad idea, we were almost immediately plopped right back in the same seats to watch the jawdropping Dylan Alcott present another stunning speech. Dylan shared how his “disability” had pushed him further into testing his limits, developing thick skin, and of course creating believable “how my legs got chopped off” stories to deliver to whichever girl he was chasing at the time. Speaking of these mystical creatures called girls, this year I was exposed to hordes of them. The kinda-sorta Firbank formal was definitely a highlight. Being the goody-two-shoes I was in the past, this event was eye-

opening. From this I have learnt a few things: 1. Learn how to dance. This might be the most ancient sentence I have ever said, but I hate this damn new age music; you look like an idiot dramatically missing every bass drop. So learn how to not do that. 2. If you think you are going there to meet new people, you’re in for a surprise. The music at these places bombards your eardrum in such a way that all human voice is inaudible. 3. Go with the flow. There are going to be some weird people there, my best advice? Smile and wave boys, just smile and wave. The more interesting question on everyone’s lips was where did I meet all these girls? I was lucky enough to


Year 11 Duces Kevin Sun and Ian Tongs receive their prizes

serve as one of the three BGS students to go on the Youth Parliament trip of 2015. Before we left, and three weeks after the due date, the Firbank/ BGS team put together the bill of the century. Classic. Our bill was to add another tax. The bill’s aim was actually slightly nobler, to aid the struggle in helping the environment by taxing fuel-guzzling cars. We even got to fight for our bills in actual state parliament! Our bill got through parliament by the skin of its teeth, but we were happy with our performance nonetheless. One of the biggest highlights for me this year though was watching the final footy matches, where we were crowned back-to-back champions. Watching the younger boys screaming

at the top of their lungs was a pretty awesome sight. Even though the ref “should’ve gone to Year 11’s Kai-Yee Hall competing at chess for BGS Specsavers” according to ever-present urge to push yourself some, BGS still dominated the whole while studying may get in the way game while the red and blue army of the crazy activities we do here. chanted behind them. Maybe Year 11 isn’t the year that will be forgotten; maybe it’s the one I’ll It’s scary to think that next year will remember. be the last time I get to wear the uniform, the last formal, footy game or trip to Youth Parliament. I fear that the monotonous study routines and

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Valedictory

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Year 12 BBQ

Year 12 Formal

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Ben Roberts-Smith

Boys Love (and Need) Heroes In February, we were extremely lucky to have Victoria Cross recipient, Ben Roberts-Smith, address the boys and staff of Years 7 to 12 at a special assembly. Through compelling storytelling, Ben talked about his life and time on active duty for Australia. He also cleverly wove in messages about our School values (passion, respect, integrity and accountability) and his own values of integrity, empathy, humility, courage and excellence. The life lessons he shared were invaluable and memorable.

Ross Featherston, Headmaster

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Ben Roberts-Smith with School Captain Harry Hill and Vice-Captains Christian Carnovale and Campbell Clapp


International Students Report The international group at Brighton Grammar School was formed for a number of purposes. As a school community, as we want our boys to feel welcomed and provide them with the best all rounded education we can provide. However it is difficult if English is not your native tongue and and leaving your home country for one with a completely different culture makes it difficult for boys to fit in to mainstream society. Therefore, the goal of our group is to allow the international students of different cultures to feel welcomed and wanted in Australia and our School community. Moreover, we want to build the bridge between the international students and the local students, allowing them to get more involved with the School and get more out of their time here. The international students of Brighton Grammar School had a fantastic year. The boys collaborated together extremely well, all the while mingling with many of the local boys. Considering that many of these boys speak English as a second language, with many coming from countries including China, Japan and France, the boys ensured that they were involved in many different aspects of school life, such as sport and drama, and learnt a lot about the Australian culture. This not only benefitted the international boys of Brighton Grammar School, but also the local boys who had little or no prior knowledge of foreign cultures. Bringing international and local boys together like this allows everyone to feel part of our School – to be more ‘as one’. We began the year with an extremely successful Chinese New Year day with a Yum Cha theme. To celebrate the biggest festival in many of the Asian countries, our School had many activities and decorations all throughout the school. For example, in the spirt of Chinese New Year, every boy was given little red pockets, and the tuck shop was sold many traditional Asian foods, such as dumplings, dim sims and rice noodles. The lucky and prosperous posters and traditional lanterns were hanging throughout the School as the whole School celebrated as one. Spread throughout the school terms, the international students of Brighton Grammar also enjoyed many breakfasts together. With the prefects joining the breakfasts, the international students were able broaden their knowledge of Brighton Grammar and many got to know the students leaders well, further improving their sense of belonging to the School. Furthermore, the international boys continued to build relationships with one another, making lifelong friends along the way. This way, we allowed the boys to feel included throughout the year, making this year a very successful year for BGS’s international student group. Frank Qiu and Matthew Wang, International Student Captains

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Student Leaders and Awards SENIOR SCHOOL LEADERS Captain of School Harry Hill Vice-Captains Christian Carnovale Campbell Clapp Prefects Christian Carnovale Campbell Clapp Zach Donald Matt Evans Nick Gillies Harry Hill Rohan Martin Matthew Nettlefold Jandre Olivier Harry Potter Will Pucovski Michael Riordan Timothy Semmens Matthew Wang International Captains Frank Qui Matthew Wang

HOUSE LEADERS Armstrong

Captain Erik Purcell Vice-Captains Joss Fabre David Ni

Crowther

Captain Jack Summers Vice-Captains James Bryant Thomas Oxlade

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Hancock

Captain Zach Donald Vice-Captain Bert Bender

Cross Country

Snowsports

Diving

Swimming

Captain Andrew Cook Vice-Captain Kayne Davies

Rofe

Captain Matthew Nettlefold

School

Captain Harry Hill Vice-Captains Christian Carnovale Nicholas Pavlou

Captain Harry Potter Vice-Captains Pedro Azpurua George Fry

Football

Captain Jordan Mace Vice-Captains Jack Otis Sam Rutter

Hockey

CO-CURRICULAR LEADERS

Lawn Bowls

SPORT Athletics

Captain Andrew McGrath Vice-Captains Harry Hill Zach Donald

Badminton Co-Captain Javin Sun Chris Zeng Vice-Captain Kevin Sun

Cricket

Captain Will Pucovski Vice-Captains George Fry Max Murray

Captain Matthew Nettlefold Vice-Captain Chris England Captain Pedro Azpurua

Rowing

Captain Bert Bender Vice-Captain Luca Bade

Rugby

Captain Jack Summers Vice-Captain Harry Potter

Sailing

Captain Lachlan Neville

Soccer

Captain Max Murray Vice-Captain George Fry

Captain Nicholas Farrow Vice-Captain Lachie Lampard Captain Matthew Wang Vice-Captain Liam Cook

Tennis

Co-Captains Jandre Olivier Themi Sitzoukis

Water Polo

Captain Mitch Foss Vice-Captain Tom Noske Thomas Oxlade

MUSIC Captain Campbell Clapp Vice-Captain Jordan Chai Leader of Symphony Orchestra Javin Sun Leader of Senior Choir Timothy Semmens Leader of Senior Big Band David Ni Leader of Corelli String Orchestra Jerry Lee Leader of Senior Concert Band Matthew Smallridge Leader of Guitar Ensemble James Bryant


CHESS Co-Captains Matthew Nettlefold Matthew Wang

DEBATING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING Captain James Moffat Vice-Captains Jaison Badger Campbell Clapp Robbie Scacco

DRAMA Captain Timothy Semmens Vice-Captain Elias Kauiers

SERVICE LEADERS Student Council Chairman Jack Summers Deputy Chairman Matt Evans Year 12 Leaders Christian Carnovale Campbell Clapp Ben Prosser Warren Zhang Year 11 Leaders Benjamin De Worsop Raymond Li Alex Mastromanno Year 10 Leaders Ben Durkin David Lawlor Julian Ou Branko Skocic Year 9 Leaders Dylan Ingram Brad Marais Will Middlemiss Ethan O’Brien

Chapel

Head Server Matt Evans Deputy Head Server Liam Cook Year 12 Chapel Servers Campbell Clapp Rohan Martin Matthew Nettlefold Matthew Smallridge Christian TziorasDiamataris Year 11 Servers Edward Bartlett-Bragg George Bilionis Michael Bilosh-Delic Marco Boshoff Michael Chang Lachie Collie 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 Bobby Zhou Year 10 Servers Alex Adams Steven Alesi Elliott Ayers Hugo Butler Jack Carlson Wilson Du Ben Durkin Simon Farrow Callum Furey Charlie Hicks Tyler Jackson Oliver Platt Nicholas Roberts William Roynic Branko Skocic Samuel Tickner Rob Tongs Ned Wright-Smith

Year 9 Servers Cameron Berry Michael Dean Charlie Hannah Dylan Ingram Victor Jakobus Jose Kosenda William Johnston Mitchell Kelly Jonathan Leadbeater Matthew Leadbeater Bradley Marais Lachie May Hamish McDowell William Moffat Jack Morrison Jack Munnings Ethan O’Brien Jack Peters William Speyer

AWARDS

2015 BRIGHTONIANS Boys who commenced in The Early Learning Centre

Visual Communication and Design Thomas Bennett

Julian Cannuli Christian Carnovale Toby-Lee Crabtree Sam Hanna Lachlan Neville Declan Robinson

Year 12 boys who have been at the school for 10 years or more

Year 9 Subject Prizes Chinese Callum Drake English William Lam English as an Additional Language Daniel Gu French Ethan O’Brien Japanese Max Twycross Health and Physical Education Mackenzie Harvey

Woodcraft Declan Jeffery Latin Michael Dean Mathematics Jack Liu Science Feilong Yun Music Styles and Technology Cameron Berry Drama Devan Nicholls

Art Nick Adams Lucas Beveridge Kane Bullock Technology Robotics Campbell Clapp Scott Lee Lindsay Efklides Mitch Foss Arthur Kafaltis Julian Kardis Elias Kauiers James Kay Jack Kirby Jordan Moncrieff Anthony Roubos

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Special Prizes

The Friends of Music Performance Achievement Prize Michael Dean The Sea Change Prize Mitchell Kelly The Outdoor Education Prize Noa Simon The Year 9 Progress Prize Daniel Gu Academic Excellence Awards Max Twycross William Lam Feilong Yun Luke Ianuali Michael FitzGerald Warren Lee Nick Phillips Scott Lee Michael Dean The Edward McKay Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 9 Ethan O’Brien

Year 10 Subject Prizes Chinese Thomas Downs English Ben Durkin English as an Additional Language Kai Li French Zachary Warren Japanese Charles Zeng Latin David Lawlor Mathematics Branko Skocic and Rob Tong (equal) Science David Lawlor

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Art Oliver Platt Visual Communication and Design William Feng

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The Outdoor Education Prize William Feng The Norman MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Physical Education Jack Summerfield The Robert Asche Memorial Prize for Information Technology Micky Hamilton The Maurice Dowd Memorial Prize for Woodwork Thomas Downs The Friends of Music Achievement Prize Julian Ou The R.W.T. Cowan Memorial Prize for Public Speaking Rob Tongs The A.J. Simpson Prize for Religious Education Ben Durkin The Year 10 Progress Prize Lachlan Hansen Academic Excellence Awards Zachary Warren Ben Durkin Branko Skocic Rob Tongs William Feng Joseph Micari The Alan MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 10 David Lawlor

Year 11 Units 1/2 Subject Prizes Accounting Tom Wallace Art Lachie Collie Biology Jack Mason Business Management Tom Kosenda Chemistry Ian Tongs Chinese (Second Language) Blake Hayes Product Design and Technology Tom Sharry Economics Andreas Andronicou English Tom Wallace English as an Additional Language Eric Jiang French David Mirmilstein Geography Justin Branson History (20th Century) Kyle Cansfield Matthew Webster Information Technology Nick Parsons Japanese Tom Wallace Legal Studies Finley Olsen Xavier Pym Latin Tom Wallace Literature Ian Tongs Mathematical Methods Ian Tongs David Lawlor Specialist Mathematics Kai-Yee Hall

Music Ned Wright-Smith Health and Physical Education Kayne Davies Physics Jack Coleman Global Politics Jacob Ni Psychology Oscar Donald Drama Lachie Collie Visual Communication and Design William Woodman

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The Lewis Luckins Memorial Prize for General Mathematics Alex Nicholas Evan Evans The Year 11 Progress Prize Ben Yu Academic Excellence Awards Tom Wallace Angelo Lin Jack Coleman Bobby Zhou Nadir Rizwan The Monash Prize for Dux of Year 11 Kevin Sun Ian Tongs

Year 12 Units 3/4 Subject Prizes The Edward McKay Memorial Prize for Accounting, The Economics Prize James Moffat

The Art Prize, The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize for Biology Luca Bade


The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize for Biology (Practical) Stephen Allen (Year 11) The Lloyd Triffett Prize for Business Management Steven Kavadias (Year 11) The Norman F. Perrier Memorial Prize for Chemistry Raymond Li (Year 11) The Chinese as a Second Language Prize Matthew Wang The H.A. Glover Prize for English, The R.H. Wallman Prize for History Revolutions Michael Riordan The English as a Second Language Prize, The Bob Hamilton Memorial Prize for Legal Studies Warren Zhang The French Prize Anthony Roubos The R. W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Further Mathematics Declan Bradfield The Geography Prize Anthony Capp The Frank Cooper Memorial Prize for Global Politics Nadir Rizwan (Year 11) The Japanese Prize Takanosuke Fujiwara (Year 11) The Class of 2012 Robert Connor Dawes Prize for Latin Eoin Evans The Robert Claude James Prize for Literature Harrison Schulz The R.W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Mathematical Methods Kai-Yee Hall (Year 11)

The Music Prize Phillip Guo (Year 11) The Norman MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Physical Education Will Pucovski

The A. and H. Bottomley Citizenship Prize Jack Summers The R.M. Millar Prize (formerly MASCO Prize) Matthew Wang

The Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize for Physics Ian Tongs (Year 11)

The Noel Thomas Memorial Prize Rohan Martin

The Product Design and Technology Prize Lucas Beveridge

The W.A. Clarke Prize and the Prize for Vice Captain of School Christian Carnovale

The Psychology Prize George Fry The Software Development Prize Khoi Nguyen The R.W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Specialist Mathematics Jandre Olivier The Visual Communication Design Prize Javin Sun

Special Prizes

The 1967 Prefects’ Games Prize Harry Potter

The R.F. Waring Memorial Prize and the Prize for Vice Captain of School Campbell Clapp The Jim Fraser Memorial Prize Michael Riordan The Brighton Grammarians’ Lodge Prize (in memory of Ivan Stedman) The Selwyn Noall Memorial Rhodes Prize, and the Prize for Captain of School Harry Hill

The Peter Goodall Drama Prize Elias Kauiers The Philip Kondelos Music Prize Jerry Lee (Year 11) The H.V. Mitchell Essay Prize Javin Sun The R.W.T. Cowan Prize for Public Speaking James Moffat The J.R. Wallman Progress Prize Nicholas Pavlou Sanjiv Sidhu The G.D. Hird Memorial Prize Matt Evans

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Year 10 Nano House Design VCD Semester 1 2015

The Year 10 VCD students were asked to design a nano house (mini house) for Buckley Reserve, Ocean Grove. The surrounding landscape reflects an area of shrubs, sand and a short walk to the bay. Students had to consider the local environment, wind frequency, modern architecture and creating a suitable design that would link with the demographic of Ocean Grove. Matthew Wardell, Head of Visual Communication Design

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Jackson Collins

Will Feng

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The envelope The envelope stares at me from its perch on top of the piano, in the intimacy of my living room.

when I want to chill or when my funny cousin gets too “legal” now that she is a lawyer at 20. Too smart.

I can’t stare back. The bold black writing on the pristine white envelope clearly spells my name. The spelling is correct, so it is no mistake. 

I am also fit to play any game I want. Oh yes there’s the Type 1, which shouldn’t be called that because it makes people want to stop when offering me a lolly. (Type 1 has not much to do with what is known to people as diabetes.) It is a pain, and I scream at god sometimes, but I also know it has made me resilient. When they go on about resilience at school, I try hard not to laugh. Try four injections and many pin-prick blood tests a day, I want to say. I have so many holes in me that it’s a wonder that the water I drink doesn’t just sprinkle out of me, like a walking sprinkler. That could be a good business, me walking around the gardens, offering recycled water for plants. When there is a drought, everyone will want me. Drink, sprinkle, drink, sprinkle. What will I call the business? Maybe sprinkle and tinkle. No, maybe not, although it’s good for lemon trees. My dad told me that.

The envelope has sat there for three weeks. It came in another, bigger envelope that had an official stamp on it. Department of something or other, it said. It was addressed to my parents, so I didn’t bother with the officiousness of it. They opened it. But what was inside was addressed to me, so they didn’t go any further. I’m glad. I don’t think I could bear it if they knew and I didn’t. It would put a space between us that’s so silent it would scream. I had wondered enough times if this letter would come, whether that woman thought of me every now and then, perhaps on my birthday or even at other times when she saw a child my age crossing a street or walking past her without looking. Now that it’s here, I don’t want to open it. I don’t know if I ever did. I have asked about her sometimes. I called her “that woman’’ because I had never seen her, didn’t know her name and really didn’t care enough to know it or hear it.  Life has been quite free of real worry, until now. Living with loving and fun parents who care a lot, but sometimes too much, about me is not really something to complain about. I have good friends, from primary school and new ones I have made in high school. I chose a good school, which I have wanted to be in since I first saw Harry Potter in that uniform. I have the three upstairs rooms to myself, knowing they could hold an entire family in India. I know because my mum has told me that. It’s funny that I prefer hanging out downstairs with the family, except 264 GRAMMARIAN 2015

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So you see I live intensely and passionately, and nothing has been killyou kind of difficult, although it could be if my parents didn’t keep reminding me about the Type of special case I am or wake up in the middle of the night to do my blood test and make sure I haven’t passed out. Now the envelope sits there, and has made me think about too many things I don’t really care to think about at all. My parents have always told me that they wanted me so much that they adopted me. And they love me more than anything. I know. To open or not to open. Do I light a match and make a fire and watch the ashes flicker before they fly away, or do I open it and read something I won’t be ready to read for a long time? I just can’t keep staring back. Meluke Gunter, Year 8 Nik Scriven


The Cloak In a dark alley, two men walked up towards the garage. The engine revved, the lights flashed and they were off. Dashing through the dawn light, as they slowed down at an intersection, a biker caught up with them. He looked into the window, and threw inside a package. Before the men in the car looked at him, the biker rode off. The driver thought the man looked cool in the cloak. The driver’s friend looked at the package, and announced that it was all fine. They pull up next to one of the Federal banks of the country. Silently, they pull out their pistols with silencers and eliminate any guards during the graveyard shift. Their deaths’ were swift, almost cold blooded. Walking deeper into the bank, they see their target, 50 bars of 14 carat gold. The two men look at each other and set off to work. A man starts organising the gold into cages while the other sets the charge on the roof. The charge goes off, forging a huge hole on the roof. A helicopter flies along and picks the cage of gold. The two men see that their share of the job is done, and walk out in the havoc and chaos of a full police raid. As they turn to leave the crime scene, they spot a man in a cloak, similar to the biker, actually almost identical, turn a corner. As the man turned, they caught a wink. Then all went black. “About an hour ago, there was a highly co-ordinated heist at the Federal bank…” The man walked inside the apartment and took off his cloak. That job was close. His age has left his physical state in a mess. However, his mind was as sharp as ever. He phoned the man in the helicopter to drop of the package. It was dropped off. He checked inside, smiling, knowing that the Chancellor would have no explanation. Satisfied, he took out a detonator from his pocket and pressed the button. “Once again, there is no explanation

of how the helicopter crashed. There terrible events that happened last night are believed to be connected…” The Chancellor was in his room. As soon as he heard the news of the robbery, he knew who did it. It was the man in the cloak again. Once again, the man with the cloak pulled the job off, and he has left behind no trace of his identity. He needed the money to pay off the others. Therefore, he ordered the arrest of the cloaked man. Sirens went off as the television broadcast building was surrounded. All the police knew about what had happened in that the building was that there was a terrorist. The police officers went in, carrying their rifles, but the Chancellor knew that they were useless, in these close quarter combat areas, no one can best the man in the cloak. The police officers were nearing the door of the man and suddenly, the TV changed. The man in the cloak was there, wearing a mask. She was eating breakfast when the TV changed. The man gave a speech about liberty and freedom, and that next year on the fifth of November, we will march on the Parliament and reclaim what is ours. She thought about the speech, and how true it was. Every time this country has changed, it has changed for the worse. I will march, she thought, I will march and change the country into a better place. The recently elected pope was murdered. The Chancellor was pacing in his hotel room. Another ally taken out. The people have started to riot in the streets, believing this man in the cloak actually inspiring. He called the commander of his security, telling him to deploy all of his troops. This man must be captured, he thought, must. “Mummy, come what see is on the television.” The child sat down on the couch. Another murder happened, the victim was the commander of security. GRAMMARIAN 2015 265


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The parents walked into the room. The parents shared a quite conversation with each other, and then told their child, we are going to the march. The man takes off his cloak, the good deeds are done, and all he needs to do now is March with his army into Parliament and destroy the Chancellor. But first, he will need to take out his security. Entering the hotel, he walked towards the trapped room, knowing what he was walking into. Opening the door, he was greeted with 14 men holding rifles. The new commander walked out and ordered his men to fire. After the first ammo clip, the man in the cloak stood firmly, and said,” I am a man representing ideas, and ideas are bulletproof!” He lunged out, taking out two knives from his belt, he slashed and cut through the men, and came upon the commander. Stabbing his knife through the stomach of the man, and muttered,” I will end your tyranny”, and the man died. The crowd gathered outside the Square, ready to march into Parliament. However, their leader was in the subway station, clutching his body. The bullets did more damage than he thought. The shield fended off most of the bullets, but a couple penetrated through and impacted him. Still, soon Parliament will become tonnes of rubble. Soon, not yet. The army of the Chancellor was mounted along the street. All the other roads are closed and this is the only way through. The orders for the general was to kill anyone who approached. However, the general’s heart goes out to the people, and that he decided he will order his troops 266 GRAMMARIAN 2015

to also march on the Chancellor. After all, this country does have a pretty big problem. Finally, the last barrier in the subway was moved. The train had a clear way through to Parliament. This was the last journey he is going to travel, and he had to make sure it was a spectacular one. The whole city’s speakers were loaded with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The police were close, just above him. He stepped onto the train, and pulled down the lever. The Chief of Police finally found out how to open the door to the basement. Triumphantly, he walked down the staircase, ready for the glory that the Chancellor promised him if the man in the cloak was captured. He walked into an empty corridor. Where is he? He saw the basis of all the man’s work, all of his plans. As he laid his eyes on the final desk, a train sped past. I never knew there was still trains working in this area. He realised what the train was when he saw the finale of the plan. On the train was one tonne of dynamite, to blow up Parliament. He thought to himself, this is the end. After this long journey he has earned eternal rest. It is up to the people now, to build upon the clean sheet he has given them. The end is close.

Callum Drake

Nik Scriven

The people lined up on the outskirts of Parliament. They witnessed the final destruction of Parliament. Then, through the speakers, the music started to play, and at the end, man’s voice came through, “It is up to you now. And do something good, in memory of all the good deeds that have been done. Do this, in memory of me.” David Li, Year 8

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Ed Curwen

Lachie May

Ash Hoar

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Will Agius

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Senior Symphony Orchestra 4th Row L-R D Ni, C Clapp, D Abbott, N Wright-Smith, T Heron, E Evans, M Smallridge, L Collie, C Chen, J Coleman, N Moran, J Sun W Wu 3rd Row L-R D Ward, M Dean, S Zhang, K Hirasedo, H Petch, R Tongs, G Bilionis, K Y Hall, W Zhang, M Nettlefold, T Chen, F Gong, J Leadbeater, S Alesi 2nd Row L-R J Sherborne, J Annal, V Jakobus, T Sullivan Dunne, G Chen, D Li, J Chai, J Lee, D Gu, D Zhang, K Gao, L Kouskouris, P Liddle, M Leadbeater Front Row L-R A Wang, J Ou, D Lee, D D Wang, P Guo, D Parish, N Roberts, T Johnson, E O’Brien, I Tongs, J Tang Absent Y H Cao, M Simic, Mr John Quaine Teachers Ms T Ashley (Absent), Mr S Langley, Mr T Pugh

Corelli String Orchestra

Cello Ensemble

2nd Row L-R D Zhang, R Tongs, W Wu, E Evans, G Bilionis, J Lee, K Hirasedo, D Li Front Row L-R J Sherborne, F Gong, P Guo, D Lee, J Ou, G Chen Absent Y H Cao, Mr John Quaine Teacher Mr S Langley

2nd Row L-R J Tang, E O’Brien, D D Wang, N Roberts, M Kulesza, T Johnson, J Ou, E Best Front Row L-R I Tongs, D Lee, P Guo, D Parish, A Wang Absent Z Adam-Gedge, N Jones, S Lee Teacher Mr S Langley

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Senior Choir 3rd Row L-R J Machida, N Roberts, M Wang, M Leadbeater, E Evans, B De Worsop, T Heron, N Wright-Smith, C Levine, A Xafis 2nd Row L-R Z Brighton-Knight, S Alesi, J Barber, M Nettlefold, J Sun, W Zhang, N Semmens, W Speyer, J Ou, S Allen, C Hannah Front Row L-R J Leadbeater, R Tongs, S Alesi, T Semmens, J Chai, I Tongs, T Lovell, M Dean Absent D Raphael, R StJohn Teachers Ms M Nguyen, Mr T Pugh

Senior Guitar Ensemble

Senior Music Officers

2nd Row L-R A Xafis, M Riordan, A Capp, A Sharman Front Row L-R G Bilionis, N Semmens, J Bryant, A Nicholas Absent N Phillips Teacher Mr C Steventon

2nd Row L-R J Bryant, T Semmens, M Smallridge, P Guo, J Sun Front Row L-R J Lee, J Chai, C Clapp, D Ni Absent L Ianuali Teacher Mr J Ransome

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Senior Concert Band 4th Row L-R T Haddon, N Moran, M Chang, E Ayers, N Wright-Smith, M Smallridge, L Collie, C Chen, J Coleman, M Wang, B Durkin 3rd Row L-R B Hickey, K Y Hall, T Lovell, L McInerney, D Ni, A Packir Saibo, A Nie, J Sun, W Speyer, D Parlane 2nd Row L-R S Haddon, T Krynski, S Zhang, T Chen, J Ni, B Cruse, M Purcell, M Boshoff, M Dow, E Jiang, J Shen, C Hannah Front Row L-R M Dean, J Morrison, G Farrell, C Clapp, J Chai, J Tang, W Lam, S Allen, L Kouskouris Absent W Feng, L Ianuali, D Raphael Teachers Mr B Fitzsimmons, Mr J Ransome

Senior Big Band 3rd Row L-R L McInerney, M Wang, L Collie, P Guo, C Clapp 2nd Row L-R N Semmens, T Lovell, N Moran, A Nicholas, J Shen, M Purcell Front Row L-R B Durkin, J Morrison, D Ni, M Dow, C Hannah Absent W Feng Teachers Mr K Abell, Mr J Ransome

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Intermediate Stage Band

Middle School Big Band

2nd Row L-R D D Wang, K Wang, A Xafis, A Packir Saibo, H McDowell, J Hunt Front Row L-R M Metaxas, L Hernadi, B Cruse, E Jiang, B Duan, L Briggs, L Liu Absent L Hart, L Ianuali, S Mintrom, J Ou, Mr J Ward Teacher Mr N Gracey

2nd Row L-R A Leferink, L Hernadi, J Bortolussi, H Kirkham, L Marsden, M Young Front Row L-R S Suits, M Downs, G Farrell, E Burt Absent W Y Hall Teacher Mr B Fitzsimmons

Middle School Concert Band 4th Row L-R R Hartshorne, A Nicholls, S Nimorakiotakis, S Suits, O Lewis, M Kantounatakis, H Mathews, A Kardis, B Jackson, L Bramley, C Gernandt 3rd Row L-R O Zhu, J Paterson, J Gu, M James, C Tweedie, A Yu, G Hick, J Wyss, S Nevett, H Brewer, L Marsden 2nd Row L-R A Hynes, C StuartWilliams, J Swanell, C Clarke, D Hendrie, N McGrath, M Gregson, J De Worsop, R Rizwan, O O’Brien Front Row L-R J Rowell, N Hollis, M Ashman, L Sorensen, R Kyte, L Li E Baines, N Fyffe, C Moore Absent B Cameron, Y H Cao, E Curtain, J He, K Ireland, J Mifsud, S Roberts, J Stewart, M Taylor, C Tremlett, J Ugrinovski, C Van Essen, E Yang, Mr B Fitzsimmons, Mr N Gracey Teacher Mr T Pugh GRAMMARIAN 2015 273


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MIddle School Junior Concert Band 4th Row L-R D Dowd, A Perkins, A Jackson, R Thorpe, W Murray, J Li, A Gennissen, D McConnon, L Jackett-Simpson, T Blamires 3rd Row L-R G Adams, S Mitchell, J Sweet, S Fitzgerald, C Valcanis, B Morgan, H Fisher, E Forster, R Cook, E Furey, F Chan 2nd Row L-R M Gunter, J Clarkson, J Booth, L Galanopoulos, L Caldwell, H Dunsby, H Anderson, L Langdon, B Green, L Pithie Front Row L-R E Lovett, J Seymour, C Chantzos, B Rohan, L Cardell, J Duckham Absent J Hayter, Y Lin, M Mitchell-Adams, M Post, C Sedgwick, D Stroud, A Thiagarajah, H Wright Teachers Mr K Abell, Mr J Ward

Intermediate Concert Band 3rd Row L-R F Flockart, L Hernadi, J Travers, C Drewitt, W Y Hall, K Wang, J Bortolussi, J Le Grice, S Reid, H Kirkham, J Akinci 2nd Row L-R O Cruse, M Metaxas, S Evans-Greenwood, T Banfield, L Hart, J Larkworthy, B Duan, M Downs, A Leferink, L Butler, M Augustini Front Row L-R L Liu, S Mintrom, L Briggs, A Ciciulla, J Sarris, M Blokker, J Tyler, E Burt, M Cook, C Glasgow Absent A Disney, L Giannatos, J He, D Kastrinakis, J Shen, R StJohn, S Wang Teachers Mr P Forsberg (Absent), Mr N Gracey

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Middle School Choir 3rd Row L-R J Belcher Jnr, K Gibney, T Krynski, J Putland, S Nimorakiotakis, B Warrell, M Kulesza, T Banfield, M Ross, L Konidaris, T Sullivan Dunne 2nd Row L-R C Moore, M Cook, P Liddle, D Ward, J Sarris, S Evans-Greenwood, J Akinci, J De Worsop, J J Zhu, J Tyler, S Banfield Front Row L-R J Sherborne, A Ciciulla, C Stanford, E Smith, Z Adam-Gedge, L Briggs, J Tate, J Svensen, F Dickson, S Mintrom Absent J Crawshaw Teachers Mr J Furtado (Absent), Mr J Ward

Middle School String Orchestra 4th Row L-R D Gu, D Zhang, J Saunders, J Thomas, H Barden, J Williams, L Konidaris, D Li, G Chen, G Livissianos 3rd Row L-R M Benier, M Young, T Thomas, A Liang, C McConville, P Qiu, T Sullivan Dunne, G Hu, D Ward, P Liddle, V Ding, W Gregory, J Sherborne, J Konstas 2nd Row L-R F Dickson, P Forbes, L Jarvis, J Annal, J Tzimas, J Provis, M Simic, F Peng, D Bates, C Aloi, J Longmire, M Nasrallah Front Row L-R A Wang, W Brydon-Waldren, D Peng, E Best, M Kulesza, M Warman, J Tang, Z Adam-Gedge, B Fisher, C Marais Absent N Jones, L O’Kane, Mr John Quaine Teacher Mr S Langley GRAMMARIAN 2015 275


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Middle School Music Officers

Middle School Guitar Ensemble

L-R M Cook, M Kulesza, D Li, L Kouskouris Absent J Mongey Teachers Mr T Pugh, Mr J Ransome

2nd Row L-R M Metaxas, T Cantwell, M McLachlan, M Romeo Front Row L-R T Colaci, M Mitchell-Adams Absent J Mongey, H Roubos, N Vakirtzis Teacher Mr C Steventon (Absent)

Monitors

Junior Chapel Servers

4th Row L-R Brendan Reddell, Charlie Catt, Cameron Khan, Cam Hathway, Sam Funston, Joshua Sumner, Ben Davies, Henry Munnings, Andrew Stankovich, Mr Ben Ryan 3rd Row L-R Mr Jared Furtado, Harrison Svensen, Edward Greenslade, Reagan Lenihan, Milan Adams, Blake Oliver, Lachlan Zissis, Lachlan Stewart, Owen Vulcan, Mrs Pauline Anthony 2nd Row L-R Dylan Goodger, Will Featherston, James Ianuali, Keane Lombard, Oliver Lally, Tian Pang, Josh Hudghton Front Row L-R Maxim Coste, Tom Burnell, Adam Larkan, James Cannuli, Sven Steward, James Semenov Teachers Mrs Pauline Anthony, Mr Jared Furtado, Mr Ben Ryan

L-R Mr Peter Tellefson, Jacob Elmendorf, Sam Funston, Charlie Catt, Mr Chester Lord Teacher Mr Chester Lord

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Borwick House Choir 4th Row L-R Nikolas Stavrellis, James Hepples, Matthew Warrell, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Thomas Picking, James Bourke, Cameron Hathway, Thomas Galinas, Charlie Catt, Owen Vulcan, Freddie Smith, Jacob Elmendorf 3rd Row L-R Mr Jared Furtado, Harrison Svensen, Will Field, Finn McInerney, Andrew Stankovich, Callum Heath, Angus Thomson, Edward Greenslade, Caspar Payne, James Tsindos, Jack Kissane 2nd Row L-R Luka Simic, Xavier Martin, Henry Kerr, Charlie Heaton, Dylan Goodger, Chris Field, Hamish Andersen, Adam Larkan, Mitchell Kuzilny, Jenson Galvin, Sam Llewellyn, Ms Michelle Nguyen Front Row L-R Matty Goss, George Roubos, James Semenov, Jordan Stewart, Hugo Mintrom, Samson Adams, Jackson Court, Shaun Gunaratna, Thomas Stretch Teachers Mr Jared Furtado, Ms Michelle Nguyen

Wilson House Junior Concert Band 4th Row L-R Henry Mitrevski, Max Berry, Toby Marsden, Caspar Payne, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Ben Davies, Will Biddick, Ned Walker, Josh Jarick, Callum Heath, Graeme Gouws, Lucas Connell, Rudy Warszewski, Freddie Smith, Liam Gouws 3rd Row L-R Oliver Lochhead, Alexander Holman, Jamie Draheim, Tom O’Connor, Nikolas Stavrellis, Jett O’Brien, Reagan Lenihan, William Stebbing, Tom Bailey, Matteo Palillo, Benjamin Akinci, James Ianuali, George McDowell, Matthew Hill, Damien Paino 2nd Row L-R Tom Henley, Dante Farinola, Samson Adams, Leo Yang, Oliver Robertson, James Mitchell, Jasper Findlay, Will Field, Jack Kissane, Ben Edmondson, Dylan Roberts, Henry Pearson, Harry Llewellyn, Jarrad Thomson, Sam Vakirtzis Front Row L-R Max Linder, Charlie Heaton, Jackson Court, Sam Llewellyn, Alex Tognarini, Elijah Akinci, Mr Jamie Ransome, Zac Tassoni, Ethan Lyons, Ben Hildebrand-Neumann, Koki Inagaki, Hudson Augustini, Lucas Wilson Teacher Mr Jamie Ransome

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Wilson House Concert Band 3rd Row L-R Felix Brighton-Knight, Zach Bowen, Tony Li, Blake Oliver, Hugh Moir, Cameron Hathway, Thomas Picking, Matthew Warrell 2nd Row L-R Shaun Gunaratna, Oliver Lally, Vassili Kyparisis, Brendan Zhang, James Bourke, Owen Vulcan, Lucas Toms, Zach Mandragona Front Row L-R Henry Kerr, Jack Curtis, Hamish Roberts, Mr Jason Ward, Hugo Mintrom, Tom Burnell, Sven Steward Teacher Mr Jason Ward

Wilson House String Orchestra 3rd Row L-R Stanley Chen, Ryan Dang, Tull Luangmahanaka, Tony Ma, Sidney Zeng, Joshua Sumner, Frank Wang, Thomas Galinas, Lucas Williamson, Mitchell Kuzilny, Thomas Stretch, Landon Penca 2nd Row L-R Ethan Gendala, Chris Field, Sam Brewer, Jorge Houridis, Nicholas Burvill, James Hare, Patrick Gu, Andrew Stankovich, Lachlan Molloy, Hamish Andersen, Declan Hayes Front Row L-R Zac Landsman, Jordan Stewart, James Semenov, James Cheng, Mr Stephen Langley, Edward Greenslade, Charlie Catt, Luka Simic, Matthew Cruse, Jonathan Pascuzzi Absent Mr John Quaine Teacher Mr Stephen Langley 278 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Beginner Training Strings 3rd Row L-R AJ Harris, Allen Wu, Oliver Dipietrantonio, Matteo Di Pietrantonio, Tom Howie, Oliver Goodger, Ryan Williams, Kalem Meyer, Angus Thomson, James Pascoe, Justin Krok, Jenson Galvin, Jacob Ellery, Aaron Perry-Crockart, Thomas Hahn, Charlie Bramley, Fedya Kononchuk, James Astorri 2nd Row L-R Lachlan Paino, James Warlond, Ethan Petris, Heath Dickson, Noah Mies, Max Nannes, Charlie Paterson, Thomas O’Leary, Dylan O’Brien-Petersen, William Sun, Matthew Cameron, Ethan Balaskas, Aaron Hudghton, Sam Heron, Rex Ettershank, Alessandro Brook Savill, Matt Fuller, Matty Goss Front Row L-R George Roubos, Leon Den Tieter, Matthew Barwood, Hiroto Fukushima, Lachlan Molloy, Sebastian Felicetti, Xavier Martin, Hamish Wilson-Moran, James Hepples, Oscar Sloan, Jamie Sharman, Angus Haddon, Sam Coleman, Leon Haralambakis, Ben Bezencon, Oscar Cowling, Landon Sherwood, Mrs Terry-Anne Ashley Teacher Mrs Terry-Anne Ashley

Wilson House Guitar Ensemble

School Officers

2nd Row L-R Charlie Heaton, George McDowell, William Stebbing, Dylan Goodger Front Row L-R Jackson Court, Mr Charles Steventon, Thomas Farrelly, James Warlond Teacher Mr Charles Steventon

2nd Row L-R Mr Peter Tellefson, Finn McInerney, Andrew Penca, Joshua Sumner, Patrick Gu, Oliver Disney Front Row L-R Tom Burnell, Hamish Roberts, Lucas Williamson, Charlie Catt, James Clark, Christopher Field, Declan Hayes GRAMMARIAN 2015 279


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Whole School Debating 7th Row L-R R Capp, D Canta, A Xafis, M Wang, A Capp, N Wright-Smith, C Levine, L Collie, L Cheeseman, N Gillies, D Taylor, M Hughes, J Micari, M Riordan, B De Worsop, P Sitzoukis, E Evans 6th Row L-R T Crabtree, N Farrow, J Fabre, T Semmens, M Chang, A Adams, T Benton, B Skocic, R Martin, A Burnside, J Rutherford, A Nicholas, L Neville, B Lawlor, M Evans, A McGrath 5th Row L-R W Moffat, F Gong, N Hutchins, E O’Brien, D Van Heemstede Obelt, N Semmens, D Abbott, T Wallace, N Simon, K Foster, A Naughton, C Drake, S Haikerwal, D Ingram, L Kouskouris, B Zhou 4th Row L-R M James, D Parlane, J Shen, N Adams, A Kalitzki, S Alesi, J Lee, R Tongs, J Ou, D Lawlor, L Burgess, S Farrow, D Delagnes, I Tongs, R Rizwan, C Wilson 3rd Row L-R J Davies, C Marais, N McGrath, C Tweedie, J Sum, H Dunsby, T Banfield, B Warrell, M Kulesza, M Young, J Mongey, L Konidaris, J Konstas, D Li, H Marostica, B Pearson, J Wyss, T Colaci, L Galanopoulos 2nd Row L-R E Lovett, A Wang, J Tzimas, E Furey, J Akinci, G Livissianos, M Mitchell-Adams, R Cook, B Morgan, J De Worsop, J J Zhu, M McLachlan, M Metaxas, M Simic, J Tyler, Z Adam-Gedge , T Draheim, B Rohan Front Row L-R C Durkin, M Romeo, N Vakirtzis, T Barlaba, C Clapp (Debating Vice Captain), J Moffat (Debating Captain), Ms P Donnelly, Ms L Tabone, Ms A Hayes, Ms K Paterson, Ms K Molloy, R Scacco (Debating Vice Captain), J Badger (Debating Vice Captain), N Hollis, S Mintrom, J Sherborne, S Banfield, Teachers Ms P Donnelly, Ms A Hayes, Ms K Molloy, Ms K Paterson, Ms L Tabone

280 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Middle School Debating 4th Row L-R B Morgan, C Tweedie, D Li, H Dunsby, J Mongey, T Banfield, M Kulesza, B Warrell, M Young, L Konidaris, J Konstas, J Sum, J De Worsop 3rd Row L-R J Tyler, L Kouskouris, R Rizwan, D Parlane, N McGrath, B Pearson, H Marostica, J Wyss, M James, C Wilson, E Furey, J Tzimas 2nd Row L-R Ms K Paterson, M Romeo, M Simic, J Akinci, M McLachlan, M Mitchell-Adams, R Cook, J J Zhu, G Livissianos, M Metaxas, C Durkin, T Draheim, J Sherborne Front Row L-R E Lovett, B Rohan, N Hollis, T Barlabas, L Galanopoulos, T Colaci, Z Adam-Gedge, C Marais, J Davies, S Mintrom, N Vakirtzis, S Banfield, A Wang Absent Y H Cao, N Jones Teacher Ms K Paterson

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A Grade Debating 3rd Row L-R A Burnside, M Riordan, N Gillies, L Cheesman, J Rutherford, A Capp, R Martin 2nd Row L-R N Farrow, T Semmens, J Fabre, T Crabtree, L Neville, E Evans Front Row L-R M Evans, C Clapp (Debating Vice Captain), J Moffat (Debating Captain), J Badger (Debating Vice Captain), R Scacco (Debating Vice Captain), J Shen Teacher Ms K Molloy

B Grade Debating 3rd Row L-R C Levine, B De Worsop, L Collie, D Taylor, M Chang 2nd Row L-R Ms A Hayes, T Wallace, A Nicholas, A Xafis, A McGrath, N Semmens, R Scacco (Year 12 Team Mentor) Front Row L-R I Tongs, D Delagnes, A Naughton, K Foster, J Lee, S Haikerwal, B Zhou Absent A Andronicou, R Li, A Lin, J Parker Teacher Ms A Hayes

282 GRAMMARIAN 2015


C Grade Debating 3rd Row L-R R Capp, J Micari, M Hughes, N Wright-Smith, A Adams, B Skocic 2nd Row L-R Ms P Donnelly, T Jackson, T Benton, M Wang, B Lawlor, D Van Heedsteme Obelt, J Badger (Year 12 Team Mentor) Front Row L-R D Canta, D Lawlor, R Tongs, S Alesi, S Farrow, J Ou Absent P Sitzoukis Teacher Ms P Donnelly

D Grade Debating 2nd Row L-R E O’Brien, C Drake, D Abbott, N Simon, A Kalitzki, C Clapp (Year 12 Team Mentor) Front Row L-R F Gong, N Hutchins, L Burgess, D Ingram, W Moffat Teacher Ms L Tabone

GRAMMARIAN 2015 283


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SPORT 1st Badminton 2nd Row L-R D Wang, D Ni, M Zhang, J Tian, B Hong Front Row L-R D Lee, K Sun, C Zeng, J Sun, L Foy Absent O Zhu Teacher In Charge Mr S Kessler Coaches Mr M Ho, Mrs N Stratton

2nd Badminton

4th Badminton

2nd Row L-R K Hall, W Zhang, L Efklides, F Qiu Front Row L-R B Zhou, N Scriven, S Lin, E Jiang Coach Ms N Ting

2nd Row L-R S Sun, S Wickremasinghe, R Martin, K Nguyen, N Rizwan, M Simon, R Buenaventura Front Row L-R M Rizwan, A Kafaltis, S Allen, D Delagnes, C Zhou, J Shen Coaches Mr D Belluz, Ms D Lancashire, Ms P McLeod

284 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Yr 5 Badminton

Yr 6 Badminton

2nd Row L-R Brendan Zhang, Sidney Zeng, Frank Wang, Thomas Galinas Front Row L-R Thomas Stretch, Dante Farinola, Benjamin Akinci, Felix Brighton-Knight, Tull Luangmahanka Coach Mrs Carole Webster

3rd Row L-R Tian Pang, Tony Li, Christian Felicetti, Eric Stone, Harry Harte, Tony Ma, Harley Chessells, -Tristan Pouliquen, Keane Lombard, 2nd Row L-R Leo Yang, Toby Marsden, Thomas Picking, Sam Funston, Willem Karsten, Reagan Lenihan, Harrison Svensen, Griffin Sherwood, Mrs Shelly Turek Front Row L-R James Semenov, Ryan Dang, Shotaro Shu, Harrison Chapman, Zach Mandragona, Victor Binoit, Declan Hayes Sven Steward Coaches Mrs Monica Le Couteur, Mrs Shelly Turek

7-8 Social Badminton

7-8 White Badminton

3rd Row L-R S Nimorakiotakis, E Zhang, J Yu, J Williams, T Krynski 2nd Row L-R J Belcher, J Gu, J Li, P Qiu, C Lam Front Row L-R L Li, L Wang, D Tomsic, S Evans-Greenwood, Z Shi, C Valcanis, S Shu, H Paraskevas Coach Mr S Nagayama

2nd Row L-R D Li, J Tang, D Zhang, O Zhu, A Thiagarajah, E Yang Front Row L-R R Rizwan, M Warman, J Shen, R Hartshorne, C Wilson Coach Mr S Nagayama

GRAMMARIAN 2015 285


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9-10 Blue Badminton

9-10A Badminton

2nd Row L-R T Avdoulos, P Sitzoukis, N Wright-Smith, H Beaumont, M Parsons, S Wang Front Row V Jakobus, M Ang, L McCormack, O Donald, S Faulds, W Lee Coach Ms A Beguin

2nd Row L-R O Lui, S Luo, C Rober, L Liang Front Row H Hua, W Lam, K Hirasedo, R Tongs Coach Mrs H Hunt

9B Badminton

5A Cricket

2nd Row L-R T Avdoulos, P Sitzoukis, N Wright-Smith, H Beaumont, M Parsons, S Wang Front Row V Jakobus, M Ang, L McCormack, O Donald, S Faulds, W Lee Coach Ms A Beguin

3rd Row L-R James Hare, Joshua Jarick, Callum Heath, Tom O’Connor 2nd Row L-R Oliver Robertson, Zach Bowen, Freddie Smith, Lucas Connell, Lucas Toms Front Row Jonathan Pascuzzi, Charlie Heaton, Ben Edmondson, Henry Pearson, Ethan Lyons Coach Mr Steve Lewis

286 GRAMMARIAN 2015


5B-C Cricket 3rd Row L-R Ethan Gendala, Brendan Zhang, James Bourke, Tom Bailey, George McDowell 2nd Row L-R Alexander Holman, Dante Farinola, Jamie Draheim, Ben Curtis, Matthew Hill, Max Berry, Jordan Stewart, Hamish Andersen Front Row Karl Unger, Hudson Augustini, Christian Paice, Tom Henley, Samson Adams, Mitchell Kuzilny, Thomas Stretch, Max Linder Absent Luka Simic Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mr Stuart Thompson

6B-C Cricket 3rd Row L-R Zac Mandragona, Charlie Catt, Milan Adams, Thomas Farrelly, Ned Walker, Reagan Lenihan 2nd Row L-R Oliver Disney, Andrew Stankovich, Will Biddick, Vassili Kyparisis, Jett O’Brien, Oliver Lochhead Front Row Lachlan Stewart, Thomas Burnell, Benjamin Hildebrand-Neumann, Joshua Sumner, Christopher Field, Jack Curtis, Will Featherston Absent Sam Funston, Oscar Tyrrell Coaches Mr Darcy Kennelly, Mrs Monica Le Couteur, Mr Chester Lord

6A Cricket 2nd Row L-R Ben Davies, Blake Oliver, Harry Harte, Cameron Hathway, Toby Marsden Front Row Hamish Roberts, James Ianuali, Brady Collins (Injured), Charlie Schwerdt, Declan Hayes, Oliver Lally Absent Henry Munnings, Brendan Reddell, Lachlan Zissis Coach Mr Paul Gurry

7A Cricket 2nd Row L-R A Perkins, L Marsden, D Smith, D McConnon, C Aloi Front Row L-R B Rohan, L Galanopoulos, G Adams, S Wood, D Stroud B Green Absent C Marais, Z Murphy Coach Mr B Savage

GRAMMARIAN 2015 287


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7B Cricket 2nd Row L-R S Fitzgerald, T Thomas, M Mitchell-Adams, B Morgan, M Post Front Row L-R J Sherborne, J Tate, J Davies, J Seymour, L Pithie Absent J Duckham, F Dickson Coach Mr S Davies

8A Cricket 2nd Row L-R J Larkworthy, J Travers, J Mifsud, J Le Grice, F Flockart, A Nicholl, L Butler Front Row L-R O O’Brien, M Gregson, C Glasgow, G Hick, M James, F Murray, C Moore Coach Mr T Marshall

288 GRAMMARIAN 2015

7C Cricket 2nd Row L-R T Barlabas, T Cantwell, H Marostica, J Tyler, D Caruso Front Row L-R F Livitsanis, L Briggs, L Cardell, H Fisher, C Stanford, N Fyffe Absent C Durkin, W Fry, E Forster Coach Mr T Pugh

8B Cricket 2nd Row L-R D Parlane, B Trevillian, S Reid, B Graham, C Tweedie, M Young Front Row L-R S Roberts, J Rowell, P Jones, W Hughes, E Burt Coach Mr C Taylor


8C Cricket 2nd Row L-R C McPeake, B Cameron, M Kantounatakis, Z Hussein, M Taylor Front Row L-R W Gregory, J Tzimas, M Downs, E Baines, J Stewart Absent C Van Essen Coach Mr C Machar

2nd Cricket 3rd Row L-R N Freeman, M Riordan, E Evans, R Martin, C Verney 2nd Row L-R M Freeman, Q Montanaro, S Ryan, A Hoar, W Travers, N Murray Front Row L-R S Murray, F Gregson, H McDowell, M Evans, R Scacco, M Lohan Coach Mr I Giles

1st Cricket 3rd Row L-R J Bryant, N Knight, J Noske, N Murphy, M Freeman, P Inglis 2nd Row L-R J Munnings, T Wallace, T Yorgey, H Hill, M Harvey Front Row L-R J Leadbeater, M Murray, W Pucovski, G Fry, M Harris Coach Mr G McPhee

9A Cricket 2nd Row L-R M Stroud, J Munnings, H Dick, M Fitzgerald, J Leadbeater Front Row L-R J Mutimer, S Patterson, L Ianuali, B Pryor, M Fitzgerald Absent W Agius, J Crocker, B Marais Coach Mr P Shepard

GRAMMARIAN 2015 289


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9B Cricket 2nd Row L-R M Kelly, M Noske, N Bellmaine, J Crew, A Evans Front Row L-R A Levenda-Freeman, J Hamilton, J Morrison, E Lovell, A Lawson, T Bendel, T Bennett Absent T Murphy Coach Mr T Larkworthy

10A Cricket 2nd Row L-R A Zimmerman, C Fry, H Butler, J Micari, J Styling, N Braddon Front Row L-R F Campigli, H Osborne, P Inglis, D Adams, B Durkin, B Konoroth, S Larkworthy Coach Mr M McLellan, Mr B McLellan

Lawn Bowls

1st VIII Rowing

2nd Row L-R J Kardis, P Azpurua, B Prosser Front Row L-R K Carabott, N Pavlou, M Trovati, N Andrews Coach Mr R Shaw

2nd Row L-R L Bade, W Lewis, D Bradfield, B Canham, T Noske Front Row L-R J Kirby, H Potter, B Bender, H McIntyre Coach Mr Dick Bartlett

290 GRAMMARIAN 2015


2nds Rowing

3rds Rowing

2nd Row L-R K Bullock, M Oliver, L Lovett, A Burnside, S Farrow Front Row L-R C Clapp, G Bilionis, T Heron, T Oxlade Coach Mr M Keen

2nd Row L-R J Parker, N Gillies, A Cook, E Kauiers, S Rutter Front Row L-R J Badger, N Farrow, E Bartlett-Bragg, J Massuger, J Otis Coach Mr M Evans

10A Rowing

10B Rowing

2nd Row L-R J Mason, R Capp, J Mahan, J Stewart Front Row L-R S Farrow, O Platt, R Riddell, T Haddon Coach Mr S Blakeney

2nd Row L-R J Hunt, T Johnson, L Ewers, A Adams, L James Front Row L-R H Whillas, S Kastrinakis, S Bradshaw-Maslen, C Kenny Coach Mr T Fisher

GRAMMARIAN 2015 291


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10C Rowing 2nd Row L-R M Hamilton, D Parish, D Snowsill, B Ahrbeck, A Black Front Row L-R S Erb, T Jackson, W Feng, J Barber Coach Mr A Page

Wilson Club Rowing 3rd Row L-R W Howard, F Wood, M Markham, E Gray, C Berry, H Rowell, M Twycross, N Phillips, J Turner, L Schulz, H Catt, G Harris, T Murray, W Bullock, K Weight 2nd Row L-R B Hickey, H Nekker, W Moffat, J Wright, C Webster, K Wang, J Fisher, Z De Worsop, B Cruse, N Hutchins, H Reynolds, M Dean Front Row L-R F Parker, N Adams, W Middlemiss, M Purcell, L McInerney, J Mitchell, L Amatruda, H McDowell, S Mottram, T Elliott, J Sandiford, N Longmire, H Cole, O Estella Coaches Mr R Ryan, Mr W Simon, Mr J Gerstman

292 GRAMMARIAN 2015


BGS Boat Club 6th Row L-R M Oliver, W Howard, J Fisher, W Lewis, T Noske, T Heron, D Bradfield, D Snowsill, E Kauiers, L Ewers, N Phillips, J Turner, N Gillies, A Cook, M Twycross 5th Row L-R J Mason, R Capp, J Massuger, E Bartlett-Bragg, A Adams, K Wang, A Burnside, L Schulz, M Denman, D Parish, S Rutter, H Rowell, J Parker, N Farrow, J Mahan, O Platt, R Riddell 4th Row L-R S Erb, E Gray, H Catt, Z De Worsop, K Bullock, L Lovett, J Barber, T Johnson, B Ahrbeck, J Stewart, W Feng, A Black, H Potter, C Clapp, G Harris, C Berry, H McIntyre 3rd Row L-R T Fisher, J Otis, G Bilionis, J Mitchell, S Kastrinakis, T Murray, J Hunt, S Bradshaw-Maslen, M Markham, T Oxlade, T Haddon, T Jackson, K Weight, L Amatruda, H Whillas, J Badger, S Farrow 2nd Row L-R W Middlemiss, O Estella, C Webster, J Wright, J Sandiford, B Cruse, S Mottram, H McDowell, L McInerney, F Wood, H Reynolds, M Purcell, T Elliott, N Longmire, C Rechner, H Cole, F Parker, N Adams, W Bullock Front Row L-R B Hickey, H Nekker, J Kirby, B Bender, L Bade, N Hutchins, M Dean, W Moffat Coaches Mr S Blakeney, Mr R Ryan, Mr C Brand, Mr A Mitchell, Mr D Bartlett, Miss D Cannizzaro, Mr N McNicol, Mr J Gerstman, Mr W Simon, Mr A Page

Sailing

Yr 5-6 Swimming

3rd row L-R E O’Brien, C Levine, B Holmes, L Neville, A Pontifex 2nd Row L-R M Ross, S Morris, A Disney, T Witty, W Johnston Front Row L-R N Loycke, O Rochanakij, D Nicholls, F Roberts, M Dow, C Hannah, J Provis Absent R St John Coach Mr G Csaszar

2nd Row L-R Mrs Cindy Van Dijk, Hugo Mintrom, Lucas Williamson, Jasper Findlay, Christian Felicetti, Mr Ben Ryan Front Row L-R Jackson Court, Damien Paino, Lenny Ewers, Sam Llewellyn, Dylan Goodger, Lucas Wilson Absent Nicholas Burvill, Sam Hayes Coaches Mr Gary Ireland (Absent), Mr Ben Ryan, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk

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Middle School Swimming Squad 3rd Row L-R B Paynter, B Pearson, H Kirkham, J Canham, B Warrell, O Lewis, H Mathews, J Snowsill, C Sedgwick, J Thomas, N Jones, H Roubos, D Ward 2nd Row L-R M Christodoulou, J De Worsop, L Jackett-Simpson, J Damyon, G Farrell, R Patterson, J Bortolussi, Y H Cao, T Banfield, H Preston, L Giannatos, B Booth, M Cook Front Row L-R H Anderson, E Smith, R Cook, C Dreyer, H Wright, K Ireland, A Yu, T Carlsen, M Romeo, S Banfield, J Booth, A Wang Coaches Miss K Yaghmoor, Ms T Bracken

Senior School Swim Squad 3rd Row L-R M Dekker, B De Worsop, M Gernandt, W Paynter, K Start, A Sakeson, M Smallridge, M Foss, S Kavadias, L Collie, A Sharman, J Branson, M Laumets, M Leadbeater 2nd Row L-R C Bird, J Smith, C Hicks, H Hynes, S Hanna, P Ford, J Coleman, H Schulz, S Williams, D Seager, C TziorasDiamataris, Z Walker, F Estella, L Tully Front Row L-R J Goodings, T Hutchins, D Jeffery, S Walsh, D Van Heemstede Obelt, L Cook, M Wang, Z Donald, C Hayes, J Bhogal, J Dickson, S Zhang, B Branson Coach Mr K Robertson

294 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Diving

Yr 5 Tennis

2nd Row L-R D Ingram, M Kulesza, J De Worsop, C Clapp, M Nettlefold Front Row L-R K Stewart, L Jarvis, M Simic, N Rathmayr Coach Mr S Miles

3rd Row L-R James Mitchell, Caspar Payne, William Stebbing, Thomas Galinas, Jorge Houridis 2nd Row L-R Ignacio Galindo, Felix BrightonKnight, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Henry Mitrevski, Nikolas Stavrellis Front Row L-R Koki Inagaki, Shaun Gunaratna, Jarrad Thomson, Jack Kissane, Harry Llewellyn, Zac Tassoni, Calum Binnie Coach Mr Stuart Thompson

Yr 6 Tennis

7A Tennis

3rd Row L-R Adam Larkan, Harley Chessells, Hugh Moir, Jacob Elmendorf, Ethan Calcatjicos, Joshua Hudghton 2nd Row L-R Cameron Khan, James Tsindos, James Cannuli, Noah Kalvelage, Andrew Penca, Patrick Gu Front Row L-R Henry Kerr, James Clark, Ajay James, Tony Li, Kirill Carne, Owen Dials Coach Mr Darren Cook

2nd Row L-R J Segar, D Hipwell, H Gee, L Konidaris, M Benier Front Row L-R P Forbes, L Caldwell, E Best, Z Adam-Gedge, N Hollis Coach Mr M McCarthy

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7B Tennis

7C Tennis

2nd Row L-R A Gennissen, C Acheson, T Sullivan Dunne Front Row L-R T Blamires, E Furey, D Kastrinakis, J Hayter Absent L Konidaris Coach Ms K Counihan

2nd Row L-R T Colaci, C Clarke, J Putland, R Thorpe, M McLachlan, J Akinci, M Gunter Front Row L-R J Longmire, F Chan, W Clark, S Stavrellis, E Lovett, M Augustini Coaches Mr P Tutera, Mr R Hanley

7D Tennis

8A Tennis

2nd Row L-R J Spencer-Ates, D Dowd, H Brewer, C Rumbens, T Smith, Front Row L-R J Crawshaw, N Vakirtzis, V Ding, M Metaxas, J Svensen, C Chantzos Coach Ms C Rossiter

2nd Row L-R J Paterson, H Preston, B Summerfield, N McGrath Front Row L-R T Brown, D Bates, L Sorensen, J Konstas, J Saunders Absent C Tremlett Coach Mr B White

296 GRAMMARIAN 2015


8B1 Tennis

8B2 Tennis

2nd Row L-R L Hart, C McConville, L Hernadi, S Nevett Front Row L-R S Haddon, P Liddle, H Armstrong, S Liu Absent J Wells, T Bartels Coach Mr J Watson

2nd Row L-R F Morris, L Panaouris, D Gu, L Kouskouris Front Row L-R S Liu, C Brewster, O Thomas, P Liddle Coach Mr A Braddy

8C1 Tennis

8C2 Tennis

2nd Row L-R A Hynes, H Mitchell, G Chen, M Palillo Front Row L-R J Swanell, D Hendrie, F Warner Absent L O’Kane, S Suits Coach Mr N Weymouth

2nd Row L-R J Wyss, J Catalano, G Guo, G Hu Front Row L-R J Sum, A Carne, D Peng, J Annal Coach Ms S Lewis

GRAMMARIAN 2015 297


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8D Tennis

1st Tennis

2nd Row L-R T Tavassoli, M Sigal, L Liu, A Zou Front Row L-R Y Le, J He, J Picchioni, J Dunsby, J Annal Coach Mrs K Dunsby

2nd Row L-R J Summerfield, C Hipwell, J Olivier, M Robertson, J Ou Front Row L-R L Sorensen, D Hipwell, A Naughton, E Purcell, B Duan Absent T Sharry, T Sitzoukis Coaches Mr S Thompson (Absent), Mr P Furey

2nd Tennis

3rd Tennis

2nd Row L-R A Xafis, A Capp, B Hayes, T Sharry, J Huang Front Row L-R D Mirmilstein, A McGrath, M Myers, S Chan, C Carnovale Coach Mr M Wardell

2nd Row L-R H Ahrens, A Capp, T Semmens Front Row L-R N Moran, J Fabre, S Haikerwal Coach Mr A Sylvan

298 GRAMMARIAN 2015


4th Tennis L-R L Speirs, L Beveridge, T Scheirs, P Dillon Absent T Burns, A Mastromanno, A McPherson, C Neville, D Robinson Coach Andrea Hayes

6th Tennis 3rd Row L-R C Jiang, Z Brighton-Knight, T Zhou, M Delic, J Lorenz, J Yu 2nd Row L-R C Ma, B Yu, H Birch, A Zhu, B Li, M Boshoff Front Row L-R M Webster, T Lou, J Mace, T Scheirs, T Lou, K Foster Coaches Mr D Liddle, Mr P Sanders

5th Tennis 2nd Row L-R A Karayannis, J Kay, L McLeod, W Hooy, K Cansfield Front Row L-R D Beycher, A Nicholas, N Semmens, T Fujiwara Coach Ms K May

9A Tennis 2nd Row L-R N Simon, M Talts, D Abbott Front Row L-R T Whitson, J Bryan, T Scheirs, A Kalitzki, J Chand Absent T Sheldrick Coach Mr S Emmett

GRAMMARIAN 2015 299


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9B Tennis

9D Blue Tennis

2nd Row L-R C Cooper, L May, T Mailing Front Row L-R A Mitnovetski, T Chen, J Peters Absent L Catalano, M Guillot Coach Miss K Rose

2nd Row L-R S Lu, N Woodman, S Cao, T Matthews, I Wang Front Row L-R I Yung, C Drake, M Lai, T Niboshi, J Liu Absent L Burgess, J Gong, D Jeffery Coaches Mr G Harris, Ms K Molloy

10A Tennis 2nd Row L-R A Tzimas, N Roberts, M Hughes, S Grose, S Parsons, N Mennie Front Row L-R A Jarnestrom, M Speirs, J Collins, C Furey, A Steven Coach Mr M Sainsbery

300 GRAMMARIAN 2015

10B Tennis 2nd Row L-R B Skocic, C O’Leary, N Parsons, C Gianna, M Burnside, Z Warren Front Row L-R J Aquila, D Lawlor, H Petch, B Lawlor, Y Bourde, D Aquila Coach Mr F Curigliano


10D2 Tennis

Yr 5 Table Tennis

2nd Row L-R K Shu, H Moureau, B Tegoni, J Carlson, B Cochran Front Row L-R T Downs, T Kosenda, M Acheson, M Takahashi, S Alesi, M Hanna,J Ni Absent M Bladen, N Carroll, K Li, J Lyu, C R Rattur, M Wang, S Whiteley Coaches Mr Andrew Barr, Mr David Nixon

3rd Row L-R James Cheng, Frank Wang, Sidney Zeng, Zac Landsman 2nd Row L-R Sam Brewer, Ben Akinci, Will Field, Benjamin Jones, Elijah Akinci Front Row L-R Alex Tognarini, Dylan Roberts, Jacob Palmer, Sam Vakirtzis, Tull Luangmahanaka, Stanley Chen Coach Mrs Carole Webster

Yr 6 Table Tennis

Yr 5 Touch Football

3rd Row L-R Owen Vulcan, Edward Greenslade, Willem Karsten, Thomas Picking, Nick Barreto, Finn McInerney 2nd Row L-R Matthew Warrell, Harrison Svensen, Tony Ma, Eric Stone, Harrison Chapman, Rudy Warszewski, Keane Lombard Front Row L-R James Semenov, Maxim Coste, Shotaro Shu, Leo Young, Griffin Sherwood, Tian Pang, Ryan Dang, Sven Steward Coaches Mrs Shelly Turek, Mr Dean Bryan

3rd Row L-R Hamish Andersen, Jordan Stewart, Zac Landsman, Caspar Payne, Wiliam Stebbing, Jackson Pantelopoulos, George McDowell, Dylan Roberts, Elijah Akinci 2nd Row L-R Ben Edmondson, Hugo Mintrom, Tom O’Connor, Lucas Toms, James Hare, Callum Heath, Ben Curtis, Zac Tassoni, Sam Vakirtzis Front Row L-R Max Linder, Koki Inagaki, Calum Binnie, Tom Henley, Charlie Heaton, Henry Pearson, Sam Llewellyn, Christian Paice Lucas Wilson Coaches Mr Darcy Kennelly (Absent), Mr Steve Lewis, Mr Brendan Rahn

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Yr 6 Touch Fooball 3rd Row L-R Andrew Penca, Aayan Shukla, Lachlan Stewart, Joshua Sumner, Will Biddick, Henry Munnings, Andrew Stankovich, Oliver Disney 2nd Row L-R Jacob Elmendorf, Edward Greenslade, Blake Oliver, Oscar Tyrrell, Ned Walker, Benjamin Davies, Charlie Catt, Rudy Warszewski, Vassili Kyparisis Front Row L-R Thomas Burnell, James Cannuli, Dylan Goodger, Ajay James, Charlie Schwerdt, Oliver Lochhead, Hamish Roberts, Chris Field, Jack Curtis, Benjamin Hildebrand-Neumann Absent Finn McInerney Coaches Mr Paul Gurry, Mr Chester Lord, Mr Ben Ryan (Absent)

302 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Middle School Touch Football 3rd Row L-R S Parkes, G Livissianos, Y Lin, L Bramley, C Gernandt, W Graves, J Ugrinovski, H Barden, A Jackson, J Mongey, H Dunsby, K Gibney, S Mitchell 2nd Row L-R M Ashman, E Curtain, I Powell, J Finlayson, B Jackson, J Poulter, C Drewitt, A Kardis, W Hall, O Miller, B Fisher, O Warren, O Buscombe Front Row L-R G Bland, J Sarris, W Brydon-Waldren, M Simic, A Ciciulla, O Cruse, T Draheim, J Clarkson, J Williams, L Langdon, J Sweet, M Blokker, S Mintrom Coaches Mr A Keane, Mr A Coghlan

Cross Country Squad 3rd Row L- R Y Lyu, J P G Smith, K Davies, K Sun, J S Moffat, J N Massuger, A Wells, S Wang, R B Martin, N W Semmens, S Ma, S Luo, D Phung 2nd Row L-R F M J Dickson, J Zou, J D De Worsop, T A Banfield, J Yu B Warrell, J J Sum, B Gu, D T Ward, S Shu, J S Crawshaw, S Banfield Front Row L-R T Lou, L Tan, H Zhu, J Ou, T T Bartels, A J Cook, W Li, E Jiang, T Lou, B Zhou Coaches Mr Brett Fitzsimmons, Mr Tom Pugh

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Yr 5-6 Cross Country

Yr 5 Hockey

3rd Row L-R Jarrad Thomson, Liam Gouws, Reagan Lenihan, Jacob Elmendorf, Lucas Williamson 2nd Row L-R Ethan Lyons, Henry Pearson, James Mitchell, Nikolas Stavrellis, Jacob Palmer Front Row L-R Hudson Augustini, Stanley Chen, Henry Kerr, Sam Llewellyn, Adam Larkan, Koki Inagaki, Max Linder Absent Ethan Calcatjicos, Jack Kissane Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mr Ben Ryan, Mrs Cindy van Dijk

3rd Row L-R Jack Kissane, Ethan Gendala, James Hare, Josh Jarick, Freddie Smith, Ben Curtis, Oliver Robertson 2nd Row L-R Jamie Draheim, Harry Llewellyn, Tom O’Connor, Zach Bowen, James Mitchell, Max Berry Front Row L-R Christian Paice, Alex Tognarini, Calum Binnie, Felix Brighton-Knight, Dylan Roberts, Hugo Mintrom, Charlie Heaton, Sam Llewellyn, Thomas Stretch Absent Lenny Ewers Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mr Stuart Thompson

Yr 6 Hockey

Yr 7 Hockey

2nd Row L-R James Tsindos, Reagan Lenihan, Joshua Sumner, Thomas Picking, Brendan Reddell Front Row L-R Maxim Coste, Keane Lombard, Griffin Sherwood, Oliver Lally, Dylan Goodger, Sven Steward Absent Andrew Penca Coach Mr Darren Cook

2nd Row L-R Y Peng, J Lin, W Pearson, T H Sullivan, M Christodoulou, S T Evans-Greenwood, J I Akinci, M D Simic Front Row L-R A J Wang, H Paraskevas, D K Tomsic, C R Marais, Z F Adam-Gedge, E G C Smith, L Pithie, T H Carlsen Coach Mr Peter Tutera

304 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Yr 8 Hockey

Yr 9 Hockey

2nd Row L-R C K Stuart-Williams, L F Hernadi, B Graham, M A Kulesza, S Nimorakiotakis, L A Sorensen Front Row L-R J M G Annal, D H Peng, J Li, P J Frances, H J Preston, S G T Nevett, D R Hendrie, L Wang Absent P Giannatos, Y G Hu, M Sigal Coach Ms Tyla Bracken

3rd Row L-R S Lu, X Cao, Z Gu, G Harris, Y Lai 2nd Row L-R S Lee, Q Gong, X Liang, W P Middlemiss, M J C Purcell, L Zhang Front Row L-R D Jeffery, H R Cole, T Matthews, J S Dickson, J Morrison, N J Hunter, K Gao Absent Z Dong, N F Rearick, J M Sandiford Coach Mr Graeme Harris

Yr 10 Hockey

First XI Hockey

2nd Row L-R Y J M Bourde, C A Bird, D W Parish, N D Roberts, B J Lawlor, N R Wright-Smith Front Row L-R M J Dekker, L N Foy, R L J Tongs, T D Johnson, M W Bladen, J B Barber Coach Mr Simon Kessler

2nd Row L-R C E Clapp, J R Branson, M W Oliver, L J McLeod, L J C Cook, N J Moran, S T Tickner Front Row L-R C R Marais, N Loycke, J X Lee, M D Nettlefold, J M Carlson, B D Marais, O M M Rochanakij Coach Mr Patrick Sanders

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2nd XI Hockey

7A Football

2nd Row L-R D Ni, J Z Q Sun, J J Collie, L Cheesman, T O Semmens, J Tian V Chen Front Row L-R D Delagnes, M W P Boshoff, J E Coleman, C Zeng, D Wang, K Foster, N C J Scriven Absent M Bilosh-Delic, P Ford, T Witty Coach Ms Kylie May

3rd Row L-R L J Jackett-Simpson, T J Cantwell, H C Kirkham, D L Hipwell, C D Sedgwick, W J Murray, C Valcanis 2nd Row L-R J J Hayter, T Blamires, A W F Perkins, D C McConnon, B J Fisher, J G Segar, J F Sweet Front Row L-R P Forbes, L J L Langdon, J J Booth, L Galanopoulos, J A Williams, M C Post, S J Wood, L T Caldwell, Z J Murphy, K Stewart Coach Mr Tim Marshall

7B Football

8A Football

3rd Row L-R M W Ross, H E Marostica, C J Acheson, J Bortolussi, J B Putland, R M Patterson, K A Gibney 2nd Row L-R B J Paynter, H A Fisher, B L Morgan, C S V Aloi, D Caruso, T J Thomas, W T E Clark Front Row L-R T M Draheim, H Z Wright, A J R Bland, T G P Smith, J F Seymour, B J Green, M M Romeo, L H Jarvis Absent J Damyon, D B Stroud Coach Mr Andrew Braddy

3rd Row L-R L D Bramley, J A Travers, J A Mifsud, H Mathews, O Lewis, J P Snowsill, J W P Le Grice, F T R Flockart 2nd Row L-R F G Morris, A R Leferink, B J Summerfield, L P Hart, G D Hick, J M Larkworthy, C L Tweedie, S A Roberts Front Row L-R F R Murray, C J D S Tremlett, C Moore, J Rowell, L D Butler, M H James, W G Hughes, O C O’Brien Absent O S Buscombe, J C Saunders Coaches Mr Eliott Le Grice (Absent), Mr Michael McCarthy

306 GRAMMARIAN 2015


8B Football

9A Football

3rd Row B J Summerfield, B J Cameron, J J Clyne, C Gernandt, O C Thomas 2nd Row L-R J B Provis, S A Roberts, C N McConville, E J Curtain, W J Gregory Front Row L-R O C O’Brien, D J P Bates, J Rowell, Y Han Cao, G D Hick, J Zhu, J Tzimas, C Moore Coach Mr Richard Ryan

3rd Row L-R A W Evans, H M Dick, W Agius, M L Noske, N J Phillips, J W Turner, T A H Sheldrick, E R Gray, T F Murray, F M Wood 2nd Row L-R A Lawson, J F Mitchell, T J Murphy, D J Seager, M W G Harvey, C J Robertson, K J Weight, J E Munnings Front Row L-R T J Bennett, B J Hickey, B J Branson, H Reynolds, J E Crocker, B J Pryor, J A Goodings, T Mailing Coach Mr Alex Sylvan

9B Football

10A Football

3rd Row L-R M G Stroud, C Cooper, L E J May, M A Z Packir Saibo, N G Bellmaine, H C Rowell, C J Robertson, W P Speyer, J Bryan 2nd Row L-R K J Hirasedo, T C Whitson, W D D Johnston, J M Leadbeater, L V Ianuali, L W Tully, S J Mottram, J M Wright, T A Hutchins Front Row L-R C D Hayes, F M Estella, A Lawson, J A Goodings, M Kelly, J S Peters, T D Bendel, F M Parker, N A Adams Coach Mr Chris Brand

3rd Row L-R C A Hicks, J A Summerfield, H G Butler, M C Hughes, L F Ewers, W Paynter, A A Adams, J M Stewart, M A Speirs 2nd Row L-R B D Cochran, M Gray, F Campigli, S Parsons, P R Inglis, B W Konoroth, M S Harris Front Row L-R T P Kenny, B S R Durkin, H Hynes, M Parsons, N Murphy, S M Larkworthy, L G Farrell, O N Donald, A E Jarnestrom Coach Mr James Gerstman

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10C Football

2nd XVIII Football

3rd Row L-R M P Acheson, R C S Capp, D P Snowsill, N G Bellmaine, J A Micari, H G Butler 2nd Row L-R T B Jackson, C R Rattur, S Grose, A H Stevenson, J Collins Front Row L-R C R Kenny, H M Whillas, J Hunt, O Platt, M Parsons, N J Braddon, W Johnston Absent R G Riddell, J A Styling Coach Mr Frank Curigliano

3rd Row L-R S Z Morris, T Noske, M J Riordan, T D Sharry, D O Bradfield, J W Noske, W P Wood, A R Hoar, N M Knight 2nd Row L-R M P Freeman, T C Oxlade, M W Gernandt, S Ryan, C C Verney, Q T Montanaro, A J Nicholas, N Murray Front Row L-R R S S Scacco, S A Murray, J R Bryant, M R F Evans, J P Otis, J Mace Coach Mr David Nixon

First XVIII Football - PREMIERS 3rd Row L-R A R Mastromanno, T D Sharry, W Lewis, A R Hoar, A Sakeson, B J Hayes, B A Canham, T J Noske, Q T Montanaro, A C E McBain, N Murray 2nd Row L-R A Xafis, J Mace, H J McIntyre, T Yorgey, L G Farrell, M R F Evans, P J J Olivier, W P Wood, A M McGrath, Z Donald, M Lohan, T E Wallace Front Row L-R A Zimmerman, F Gregson, K L Parsons, N Pavlou, H G Hill, C V Carnovale, A E Jarnestrom, S Williams Absent M J Robertson Coaches Mr Tim Marshall, Mr Robert Shaw, Mr Anthony Smith, Mr Benjamin White

308 GRAMMARIAN 2015


5A AFL

5B AFL

3rd Row L-R Jackson Pantelopoulos, Lucas Toms, Tom Bailey, Josh Jarick, James Bourke, Caspar Payne 2nd Row L-R Ben Edmondson, Jasper Findlay, Callum Heath, Lucas Connell, Zach Bowen, Damien Paino, Tom O’Connor Front Row L-R Thomas Stretch, Shaun Gunaratna, Elijah Akinci, Zac Landsman, Jamie Draheim, Oliver Robertson, Charlie Heaton, Jonathan Pascuzzi Coach Mr Stuart Thompson

3rd Row L-R Samson Adams, Freddie Smith, James Hare, Jorge Houridis, Dylan Roberts 2nd Row L-R Hugo Mintrom, Henry Mitrevski, Ben Curtis, Zac Tassoni, Sam Vakirtzis Front Row L-R Christian Paice, Tom Henley, Dante Farinola, Alexander Holman, Hamish Andersen, Alex Tognarini Absent Mitchell Kuzilny Coaches Mr Brendan Rahn (Absent), Mr Stuart Thompson

6A AFL

6B AFL

3rd Row L-R Lachlan Stewart, Lachlan Zissis, Hugh Moir, Thomas Farrelly, Oscar Tyrrell, Will Biddick, Henry Munnings 2nd Row L-R Noah Kalvelage, Ben Davies, Cameron Hathway, Brady Collins, Cameron Khan, Owen Vulcan Front Row L-R Declan Hayes, Chris Field, Charlie Schwerdt, James Clark, Jett O’Brien, Will Featherston, Josh Hudghton, Tom Burnell Absent Kirill Carne, Blake Oliver Coaches Mr Darcy Kennelly, Mr Steve Lewis

3rd Row L-R Andrew Stankovich, Milan Adams, Sam Funston, Ned Walker, Brendan Reddell, Vassili Kyparisis 2nd Row L-R Griffin Sherwood, Andrew Penca, Charlie Catt, Patrick Gu, Finn McInerney, James Ianuali Front Row L-R Olly Lochhead, Oliver Disney, Ben Hildebrand-Neumann, Sam Hayes, Hamish Roberts, James Cannuli, Dylan Goodger, Jack Curtis Absent Oliver Lally Coach Mr Darren Cook

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Rugby U13

Rugby U14

3rd Row L-R D A Smith, H D S Gee, B W Hall, A W Jackson, J Sarris 2nd Row L-R Mr Anthony Coghlan, J Tyler, M O Mitchell-Adams, J R D Spencer-Ates, M G P Blokker, C E Stanford Front Row L-R J T Sherborne, J C D Gray, J C Davies, G Livissianos, A M Ciciulla, N L Fyffe, J D Longmire Absent H W Anderson Coach Mr Anthony Coghlan

3rd Row L-R W J Brydon-Waldren, J M Finlayson, W Graves, J M Canham, K M Ireland, S Chen, A Thiagarajah 2nd Row L-R Mr Robert Hanley, E R Burt, M E B Taylor, M Palillo, B Trevillian, H G Armstrong, S X Liu Front Row L-R J Stewart, D L Parlane, A Hynes, S Reid, G R Farrell, K J Hunter, C Glasgow Coach Mr Robert Hanley

Rugby U15

Rugby U16

3rd Row L-R M Markham, J P Crew, M J J Twycross, J J Fisher, I W De Worsop, H T Catt, C G C Berry 2nd Row L-R D A Ingram, L B Amatruda, M Jonker, Y Nie, Z S Walker, E H Curwen, C Webster Front Row L-R J W S Chand, C A Hannah, E O’Brien, W T Bullock, O G Estella, K Wang, D M Nicholls, H J Nekker, G Dillee Coach Mr Anthony Keane

3rd Row L-R T L Haddon, T Feng, H Moriceau, H Zheng, B L Ahrbeck, T L Post, S B W K Erb Front Row L-R F B Pullen, L W James, S C Bradshaw-Maslen, J C Mahan, H A Moir, T A Ashman, S A Alesi Absent J A Dalal, L Hansen, J J Hunt Coach Mrs Biddy Duckham

310 GRAMMARIAN 2015


1st XV Rugby

2nd XV Rugby

3rd Row L-R E L Kauiers, L N Bade, B Bender, B M De Worsop, N M Gillies, T Heron, J L K Kay, W Travers 2nd Row L-R O Lees Barden, T A Crabtree, L R Chapman, E L Bartlett-Bragg, J J Kardis, M Wang, H T Schulz Front Row L-R M J Burt, J J Kirby, H A Potter, J P Summers, M G Brodribb, J S Badger, S S Allen Absent S J Alesi, L W Beveridge, K J Carabott Coach Mr Peter Whitehead

2nd Row L-R G Jiang, B M De Worsop, Y Zhao, E O R Purcell Front Row L-R H Sun, S S Allen, B Yu Absent L Gill, B Hong, M Jiang, B Prosser, Z Roufos Coach Mr Michael Carroll (Absent)

Yr 5A Soccer

Yr 5B-C Soccer

2nd Row L-R Elijah Akinci, George McDowell, Benjamin Akinci, James Bourke, Callum Heath, Henry Mitrevski, Nikolas Stavrellis Front Row L-R Max Linder, Shaun Gunaratna, Koki Inagaki, Stanley Chen, Dante Farinola, Mitchell Kuzilny, Henry Pearson, Hudson Augustini, Jonathan Pascuzzi Coaches Mr Darcy Kennelly, Mrs Cindy Van Dijk

3rd Row L-R Jorge Houridis, Sidney Zeng, Frank Wang, William Stebbing, Brendan Zhang 2nd Row L-R Damien Paino, Caspar Payne, Matteo Palillo, Tom Bailey, James Cheng, Zac Landsman Front Row L-R Tom Henley, Jarrad Thomson, Alexander Holman, Zac Tassoni, Ben Edmondson, Jordan Stewart, Hamish Andersen, Luka Simic Absent Jackson Court, Lucas Wilson Coach Mrs Carole Webster

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Yr 6A Soccer

Yr 6B-C Soccer

2nd Row L-R Chris Field, Cameron Khan, Lachlan Zissis, Edward Greenslade, Nick Barreto, Mr Paul Gurry Front Row L-R Tom Burnell, Kirill Carne, Owen Vulcan, Hamish Roberts, Adam Larkan, Declan Hayes, Absent James Cannuli, Ben Davies Coaches Mr Paul Gurry

2nd Row L-R Ajay James, Vassili Kyparisis, Lachlan Stewart, Blake Oliver, Thomas Farrelly, Sam Funston, Patrick Gu, Jett O’Brien, Matthew Warrell, Mrs Shelly Turek Front Row L-R Jack Curtis, Sam Hayes, James Ianuali, Christian Felicetti, Toby Marsden, Charlie Schwerdt, Will Featherston, Josh Hudghton, Ryan Dang Absent Harley Chessells, Owen Dials Coaches Mr Chester Lord (Absent), Mrs Shelly Turek

7A Soccer

7B Soccer

2nd Row L-R R E Kyte, M A McLachlan, J Tang, D M Dowd, L Marsden, J C Duckham, T J Colaci Front Row L-R O H Cruse, N Vakirtzis, D S Kastrinakis, G R Adams, J A Clarkson, S D Stavrellis, L J Briggs, C J Chantzos Coach Mr Brendan Savage

2nd Row L-R E Furey, C Rumbens, E J Best, R Thorpe, L F Konidaris, I Powell, J J Tate, M G Gunter Front Row L-R M J Augustini, N Hollis, F O Chan, T N Barlabas, O J M Warren, W A J Fry, C R R Durkin Coach Mr Peter Furey

312 GRAMMARIAN 2015


7C Soccer

8A Soccer

2nd Row L-R S T Mintrom, C D Clarke, J Yang, C G Lam, J Li, C Zhu, R Cook, R Ding, H Li Front Row L-R E Lovett, F M Livitsanis, B J Booth, D J Metaxas, J S Svensen, L T Cardel

2nd Row L-R R L Hartshorne, L P H Panaouris, J Catalano, J Ugrinovski, J G Konstas, A Z Yu, F M Warner Front Row L-R E S Baines, A Carne, M Gregson, A Nicholls, M J Young, P J Liddle, L Kouskouris, M J Downs Coach Mr Jamie Watson

8B Soccer

8C Soccer

2nd Row L-R J C Paterson, T Krynski, M M Warman, L D O’Kane, J Shen, J Thomas, H Roubos, M A Ashman Front Row L-R S G Haddon, D Gu, D Zhang, S C Suits, T N Brown, G Y Chen, C G Wilson Coach Mr Shintaro Nagayama

2nd Row L-R M A Cook, Z Shi, J M Williams, Q Zhang, C Yang, C N Brewster, J He Front Row L-R J A Picchioni, Z Hussein, C Drewitt, Z Liu, Y Le Coach Mr Roger Nink

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9A Soccer

9B Soccer - Undefeated

2nd Row L-R B X Duan, M T Guillot, F D C Roberts, B G Cruse, M R J Kalitski, S W Patterson Front Row L-R N Rathmayr, T K Scheirs, A Derevianko, K Arvanitakis, C H Hipwell, M J Fitzgerald, A J LevendaFreeman Coach Mr Ian Giles

2nd Row L-R M Fitzgerald, L P McInerney, N Woodman, D F Abbott, M J Talts, H W McDowell, J Bhogal, C D E Drake Front Row L-R D Hebden, J B Hamilton, L W D Burgess, T J Elliott, N J Longmire, M Dean, J J R Mutimer Coach Mr Mark Sainsbery

9C Soccer

10A Soccer

3rd Row L-R H Hua, T Chen, H Liu, S Wang, R M St John, I Wang, F Yun 2nd Row L-R F R Gong, W A Moffat, E J Lovell, T Paraskiv, N Simon, O Lui Front Row L-R V Jakobus, W W Lee, W H Lam, I Yung, J V Kosenda, T Noboshi

2nd Row L-R C F Furey, H J S Osborne, A Tzimas, D Adams, X M Pym, D J Raphael, J S Warne Front Row L-R S Ang, D J Aquila, S I Farrow, S E Kastrinakis, D T Van Heemstede Obelt, J R Aquila, T R Downs Coach Mr Darcy Kennelly (Absent)

314 GRAMMARIAN 2015


10B Blue Soccer

10C Red Soccer

2nd Row L-R M H Hanna, L T Katsavos, L M McCormack, B J Cinque, C O’Leary, W Roynic, K Shu, J Machida Front Row L-R J Ni, Z I M Warren, A S L Black, C Gianna, M T Hamilton, T A Kosenda, J Zeng Coach Miss Kylie Rose

2nd Row L-R M G Bowyer, N A Parsons, P Sitzoukis, M A Burnside, M A Takahashi Front Row L-R K Xu, N C Mennie, H Montreau, B R Tegoni, E K Ayers, N J Rabinowicz, D C Lawlor Coach Miss Kylie Rose

1st XI Soccer

2nd XI Soccer

3rd Row L-R L T Derrick, K S Bullock, R L Martin, M E Laumets, J M Moncrieff, K C Cansfield 2nd Row L-R B E Skocic, A D McPherson, G Fry, T W Franklyn, T J Avdoulos Front Row L-R T Fujiwara, A A Karayannis, C H J Fry, M R Murray, F E Olsen, A S Faulds, N McGrath Manager Mr Gary McPhee

3rd Row L-R S P Hanna, H Birch, A J A Capp, W L Woodman, L M Lovett, N X Andrews 2nd Row L-R G N Bilionis, A E Pontifex, M J Simon, S P Chan, H K McDowell Front Row L-R S C Haikerwal, D M Lee, J J Fabre, A J Naughton, C Tzioras-Diamataris Absent L A Bottomley, E B G Evans Coach Mr Matthew McLellan

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3rd XI Soccer

Snow Sports

2nd Row L-R A Lin, E Evans, S Kavidias, P Dillon, H Pickering Front Row L-R D Mirmilstein, D Beycher, N Freeman, L Lovett, K Start Absent A Capp, D Chen Coach Mr A. Barr

2nd Row L-R Sam Llewellyn, Max Berry, Will Field, Thomas Bailey, Jasper Findlay, Ethan Gendala, Tomas Crennan, Aaron Perry-Crockart Front Row L-R Archer Hallinan, Corey Gendala, Jackson Court, Luka Simic, Thomas Hahn, Calum Binnie, Christian Paice, Matty Goss, Christian Field

5th XI Soccer 3rd Row L-R A K Nguyen, B Chen, S Trifunovski, J Chai, M J Webster, L J Efklides, A P Burnside, L W Beveridge, B J R Holmes 2nd Row L-R L Lu, Z P Brighton-Knight, S M S Wickremasinghe, N W Farrow, Y Zhang, T R Scheirs, C G Neville, N Rizwan, T K Hall Front Row L-R A Kafaltis, I J P Tongs, E Qiu, W Wu, M Trovati, P Azpurua, M Rizwan, F Jing, J Shen Coach Mr Jason Bain

316 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Yr 5 Volleyball

Yr 6 Volleyball

3rd Row L-R Ignacio Galindo Freire, Sam Brewer, James Cheng, William Stebbing, Frank Wang, Sidney Zeng, Benjamin Akinci, Matthew Hill, Benjamin Jones 2nd Row L-R George McDowell, Max Berry, Brendan Zhang, Thomas Galinas, Ethan Gendala, Will Field, Harry Llewellyn Front Row L-R Lucas Wilson, Jackson Court, Calum Binnie, Tull Luangmahanaka, Felix Brighton-Knight ,Jordan Stewart, Lenny Ewers, Luka Simic Coaches Mr Chester Lord (Absent), Mrs Carole Webster

3rd Row L-R James Tsindos, Ajay James, Edward Greenslade, Harley Chessells, Harry Harte, Nicholas Burvill, Joshua Sumner, Tony Ma, Harrison Chapman, Toby Marsden, Rudy Warszewski 2nd Row L-R Tony Li, Harrison Svensen, Eric Stone, Willem Karsten, Thomas Picking, Graham Gouws, Matthew Warrell, Nick Barreto Front Row L-R Maxim Coste, Ryan Dang, Owen Dials, Leonard Yang, Christian Felicetti, Keane Lombard, Tian Pang, Zach Mandragona, Shotaro Shu, Sven Steward, James Semenov Coaches Mr Paul Gurry, Mrs Monica Le Couteur, Mrs Shelly Turek

Yr 5-6 Athletics

Yr 5 Basketball

3rd Row L-R Jack Kissane, Will Field, Nick Barreto, Patrick Gu, Cameron Hathway, Ethan Calcatjicos, James Cheng, Kirill Carne, James Mitchell 2nd Row L-R James Clark, Liam Gouws, Jett O’Brien, Brendan Reddell, Cameron Khan, Milan Adams, Matthew Warrell, Henry Mitrevski, James Ianuali, Lucas Williamson Front Row L-R Hudson Augustini, Stanley Chen, Henry Kerr, Oliver Lally, Joshua Hudghton, Alexander Holman, Nikolas Stavrellis, Owen Dials, Adam Larkan, Alex Tognarini, Shaun Gunaratna Absent Sam Brewer, Matthew Hill, Marcus Sorensen Coaches Mr Rick Pemberton, Mrs Cindy van Dijk

2nd Row L-R Matthew Hill, Jackson Pantelopoulos, Thomas Galinas, Lucas Connell, Lucas Toms, Jasper Findlay, Mr Brendan Rahn Front Row L-R Ethan Lyons, Sam Vakirtzis, Sam Brewer, Will Field, Liam Gouws, Samson Adams, Tull Luangmahanaka Coaches Mr Steve Lewis, Mr Brendan Rahn

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Yr 6 Basketball

Yr 7 Basketball

3rd Row L-R Charlie Catt, Oscar Tyrrell, Harry Harte, Hugh Moir, Ned Walker 2nd Row L-R Milan Adams, Will Biddick, Brady Collins, Willem Karsten, Cameron Hathway, Henry Munnings Front Row L-R Ben Hildebrand-Neumann, Leonard Yang, Olly Lochhead, Oliver Disney, James Clark, Zach Mandragona, Henry Kerr Absent Finn McInerney Coaches Mrs Monica Le Couteur (Absent), Mr Ben Ryan

2nd Row L-R S Fitzgerald, S Qiu, H P C Dunsby, E A Forster Front Row L-R B K Rohan, H Brewer, A Gennissen, S B Mitchell

Yr 8 Basketball

Yr 6 Handball

2nd Row L-R H C Mitchell, M Kantounatakis, A J Disney, J J Monge Front Row L-R J Swanell, R Rizwan, J H J Wyss, J M Wells

2nd Row L-R Andrew Stankovich, Eric Stone, Graeme Gouws, Nicholas Burvill, Tony Ma, Harrison Chapman, Ethan Calcatjicos Front Row L-R James Semenov, Tian Pang, Tony Li, Jacob Elmendorf, Rudy Warszewski, Harrison Svensen, Lucas Williamson, Shotaro Shu Coach Mr Dean Bryan

318 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Yr 5 Waterpolo

Yr 6 Waterpolo

3rd Row L-R Damien Paino, Freddie Smith, Tom Bailey, James Bourke, Lucas Connell, Zach Bowen, Jasper Findlay 2nd Row L-R Oliver Robertson, Jamie Draheim, Jorge Houridis, Joshua Jarick, Matteo Palillo, Max Berry, Ethan Gendala, Jarrad Thomson Front Row L-R Jackson Court, Mitchell Kuzilny, Lenny Ewers, Samson Adams, Harry Llewellyn, Ethan Lyons, Luka Simic, Jonathan Pascuzzi Coaches Mr Dean Bryan, Mr Stuart Thompson

2nd Row L-R Brady Collins, Hugh Moir, Thomas Farrelly, Nicholas Burvill Front Row L-R Maxim Coste, Will Featherston, Owen Vulcan, Lachlan Zissis, Graeme Gouws, Sam Hayes Absent James Tsindos Coaches Mr Darren Cook, Mr Ryan Cook (Absent)

Yr 7 Waterpolo

Yr 8 Waterpolo

3rd Row L-R R Cook, A Jackson, J Bortlussi, D Hipwell, J Segar 2nd Row L-R J Davies, M Mitchell-Adams, B Pearson, H Kirkham, B Paynte, M Post Front Row L-R T Draheim, M Romeo, J Seymour, L Galanopolous, J Booth, H Anderson, L Pithie, F Livitsanis Absent C Sedgwick, K Stewart Coaches Ms A Beguin, Ms C Lynch

3rd Row L-R L Hernardi, J Canham, H Mathews, B Graham, J Thomas, 2nd Row L-R M Pallilo, K Ireland, J Travers, B Jackson Front Row L-R J Stewart, W Gregory, A Yu, A Hynes, H Preston, W Brydon-Waldren S Haddon Absent D Ward Coaches Mrs K Coste, Miss K Yaghmoor

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Yr 9 Waterpolo

Yr 10 Waterpolo

2nd Row L-R H Dick, M Twycross, J Turner, M Noske, M Markham, Front Row L-R F Roberts, H McDowell, D Seager, K Weight, C Hayes, F Estella Absent J Dickson Coaches Mrs B Duckham, Ms N Ting

Alphabetical A Adams, J Collins, O Donald, L Farrell, W Feng, T Haddon, J Hunt, H Hynes, T Jackson, M Laumets, W Lewis, J Mahan, J Mason, O Platt, F Pullen, D Van Heemstede Obelt, J Wilson Coach Mr K Robertson

1sts Waterpolo

2nds Waterpolo

2nd Row L-R W Paynter, J Noske, S Kavadias, S Murray Front Row L-R T Haddon, T Noske, M Foss, T Oxlade, H McDowell Absent J Dickson, T Post Coach Mr S Miles

2nd Row L-R Liam Cook, Ben De Worsop, Anthony Capp Front Row L-R C. Tzioras-Diamataris, P Ford, L Neville, A Lin Absent J Branson Coach Mrs H Hunt

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ROLL CALL

OFFICIAL PHOTOS

Leo Gonzalez

Barnaby Heath

3 ELC BILBY

William Husband

Nathan Jones

Thomas Black

Tyler Buckingham

Thomas Deckker

Filmer Foo

William Kilburn

Lucas Kokkinos

Jacob Nicholas

Hafeez Nonjai Noormohideen

Daniel Arnold

Matthew Ballantyne

Zachary Martin

Jackson McPherson

3 ELC WOMBAT

Luciano Persoglia

Sam Sabin

Kavin Shukla

Justin Tan

Wilem Vandermeersch

Miles Bartlett

Robbie Craig

Griffin Dials

Alexandro Alvaro Hermawan

Adam Kato

Alexander McBride

4 ELC BANDICOOT

Jack Schofield

Dane Severino

Jack Stretch

Billy Sylvan

Angus Van de Water

Victor Ying

Jack Bulfin

Harrison Charlton

Hugh Coghlan

Raphael Contessotto

James Cresswell

Anderson Harris

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Xavier Bates

Ieuan Hill

Toby Jones


Lucas Judah

Max Mailing

Ethan Marks

Milo McKeown

Zac Nicholas

Matthew OLeary

Tom Pollock

Hayato Sata

Archie Beck

Harper Cunnington

Luca D’Assisi

4 ELC WALLABY

Henry Sims

Sacha Swinton

Martin Ya

Simon Yao

Ge Gao

Sam Henderson

Taisei Hirosako

Jeremy Hiscock

Matthew Keenan

Shuta Kobayashi

Jordan Lewski

Danny Liu

Jaska Maher

Max Maisano

James Reece

Rudy Schnepf

Xavier Spence

Jack Stavrakis

Mason Stow

Sebastian Tramontana

Brodie Buckingham

Logan Chilcott

Jamie Dai

Keimei Enosawa

Hugo FaulknerAschman

Xavier Jones

Oliver Jorgensen

Andrew Liu

Oscar Liu

Patrick MacSweeney

PREP FIVEDALE

Hundson Vassallo

Ryan Weaver

Angus Fielding

Nicholas Galinas

Owen Hermawan Lo

GRAMMARIAN 2015 323


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

Mohamed Nonjai Noormohideen

Sam Richardson

Aashvik Sareen

Luca Savill

Kosuke Shinoda

Alastair Skene

Lachlan Strahan

Charlie Avats

Henry Barber

Sid Bartlett

Charlie Cordner

Luca Dalal

Ethan Davis

Jack Epstein

Henry Fearn

Hudson Hallinan

John Haralambakis

Max Henley

Tian Koren

Tobias Landsman

James Lipovetsky

George McDonald

Henk Murphy

Corban Papadopoulos

Ruben Retief

Murray Runacres

Austin Saleh

Max Thomson

Stefan Bandura

Callum Condon

James Crewdson

Archer Hallinan

Matheus Judah

Kaito Kondo

Sebastian Liddle

Zac Murphy

Ned OverendStevens

Daniel Piccolo

Jack Pollock

Deacon Salis

Austin Taleb

Jude Tregaskis

Henry Morandi

PREP KURRAJONG

YEAR 1 BANKSIA

Thorne McDonald

324 GRAMMARIAN 2015


YEAR 1 HEATH

Murphy Zeng

Gonzalo Galindo Freire

John Hall

Polo Azzaro

Austin Beck

Bolin Chen

Arthur Coste

Christian Field

Curtis Fyfe

Ethan Hamilton

Matvey Kononchuk

Sam Longley

Zac Mongey

Oscar O’Hare

Flynn Quill

Lachlan Avats

Sam Davies

Louis Den Tieter

Steven Gundlach

YEAR 2 ACACIA

Alexander Rozentoul

Thomas Sloan

Shuta Wakao

Oliver Krok

Lucas Li

Thomas Lipovetsky

Rishi Mahendranathan

Declan McCormack

Jerry Mei

Will O’Leary

Harvey O’Sullivan

Gabriel Pappas

Lewis Porteous

Jarvis Rowe

Charlie Sabin

Ibuki Sainsbery

William Todd

Harry Young

Leon Zhao

Ethan Abramovich

William Bennett

Jake Charlton

Cooper Chilcott

Sonny Collins

Filbert Foo

YEAR 2 WARATAH

Seymour Zhu

GRAMMARIAN 2015 325


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Corey Gendala

Leon Hermawan Lo

Aydin Ilhan

Edward Mitrevski

Thanasi Nimorakiotakis

Leonardo Paul

Benjamin Ride

Jake Ring

Kylan Thompson

George Ugrinovski

Trent Vincent

Andrew Zhang

Oskar Andersen

Joshua Avats

William Barton

Louis Binoit

Hugo Kepper

Nal Koren

Alistair Liddle

James Longley

Rocco Miller

Tevann Pouliquen

Gabriel Pozo

Ashton Petris

Conrad Retschko

Ben Brown

Harrison Gibbins

Tom Jorgensen

Ken Lu

Alexander McDonald

Andrew McGregor

Pasha Mianji

Aiden Retief

Jack Roberts

Ethan Rowe

Diesel Saleh

Tomas Stewart

Oliver Chang

Jackson Chen

Tomas Crennan

Foster Dugan

Marcus Exler

YEAR 3 BURKE

YEAR 3 WILLS

Georgen Strintzos

James Tan

326 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Hugo Fyfe

Hugh Hasker

Lucas Hiscock

Lihang Jiang

Lachlan Kwong

Hugh Langdon

Fynn Lewis

James Mannion

Matthew McIntyre

Harry Pollock

Cade Segar

William Stretch

Cam Tregaskis

Samuel Walters

Felix Wolfe

Charlie Wood

Ethan Balaskas

Charlie Bramley

Alessandro BrookSavill

Matthew Cameron

YEAR 4 BASS

William Yang

Elden Zeng

Alex Zheng

Heath Dickson

Oliver Dipietrantonio

William Fearn

Oliver Goodger

Matty Goss

Thomas Hahn

AJ Harris

James Hepples

Fedya Kononchuk

Kalem Meyer

Noah Mies

Max Nannes

Thomas O’Leary

James Pascoe

Charlie Paterson

George Roubos

Cooper Beasley

Daniel Dai

Leon Den Tieter

Jacob Ellery

Rex Ettershank

Sebastian Felicetti

YEAR 4 COOK

Hamish WilsonMoran

GRAMMARIAN 2015 327


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Hiroto Fukushima

Matt Fuller

Leon Haralambakis

Tom Howie

Justin Krok

Xavier Martin

Aaron Perry-Crockart

Blake Picking

Oscar Sloan

Mitch Terry

James Warlond

Xin Lin Zhang

Matthew Barwood

Ben Bezencon

Sam Coleman

Oscar Cowling

Angus Haddon

Sam Heron

Aaron Hudghton

Alexander Jacob

Jamie Sharman

Landon Sherwood

William Sun

Samson Adams

Hamish Andersen

Lachlan Molloy

Dylan O’BrienPetersen

Matthew Cruse

Matteo Di Pietrantonio

Jenson Galvin

Archie Marshall

Lachlan Paino

Landon Penca

Ethan Petris

Angus Thomson

Ryan Williams

Allen Wu

Max Berry

Calum Binnie

James Bourke

Felix Brighton-Knight

Ethan Gendala

YEAR 4 FLINDERS

YEAR 5 MELVILLE

328 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Liam Gouws

Charlie Heaton

Tom Henley

Jorge Houridis

Zac Landsman

Max Linder

Sam Llewellyn

George McDowell

Hugo Mintrom

Henry Mitrevski

Tom O’Connor

Jacob Palmer

Henry Pearson

Dylan Roberts

Luka Simic

Jordan Stewart

Elijah Akinci

Hudson Augustini

Tom Bailey

Zach Bowen

Sam Brewer

YEAR 5 SCOTT

Jarrad Thomson

Sam Vakirtzis

Lucas Connell

Jamie Draheim

Lenny Ewers

Thomas Galinas

Ignacio Galindo Freire

James Hare

Matthew Hill

Koki Inagaki

Josh Jarick

Benjamin Jones

Jack Kissane

Tull Luangmahanaka

James Mitchell

Damien Paino

Matteo Palillo

Jackson Pantelopoulos

Marcus Sorensen

Thomas Stretch

Zac Tassoni

Alex Tognarini

Lucas Wilson

Sidney Zeng

GRAMMARIAN 2015 329


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YEAR 5 ZACHARIAH

Benjamin Akinci

Stanley Chen

James Cheng

Jackson Court

Ben Curtis

Ben Edmondson

Dante Farinola

Will Field

Jasper Findlay

Shaun Gunaratna

Callum Heath

Alexander Holman

Mitchell Kuzilny

Harry Llewellyn

Ethan Lyons

Christian Paice

Jonathan Pascuzzi

Caspar Payne

Oliver Robertson

Freddie Smith

Nikolas Stavrellis

William Stebbing

Lucas Toms

James Cannuli

Kirill Carne

Harrison Chapman

Harley Chessells

Jacob Elmendorf

YEAR 6 DISCOVERY

Frank Wang

Brendan Zhang

Thomas Farrelly

Graeme Gouws

Keane Lombard

Tony Ma

Finn McInerney

Henry Munnings

Jett O’Brien

Blake Oliver

Tian Pang

James Semenov

Aayan Shukla

Andrew Stankovich

Harrison Svensen

Rudy Warszewski

Lucas Williamson

Lachlan Zissis

330 GRAMMARIAN 2015


YEAR 6 ENDEAVOUR

Milan Adams

Nick Barreto

Victor Binoit

Charlie Catt

Maxim Coste

Ryan Dang

Owen Dials

Christian Felicetti

Chris Field

Cameron Hathway

Declan Hayes

Ajay James

Vassili Kyparisis

Reagan Lenihan

Tony Li

Zach Mandragona

Toby Marsden

Hamish Roberts

Eric Stone

Joshua Sumner

Leonard Yang

Will Biddick

Tom Burnell

Ethan Calcatjicos

James Clark

Ben Davies

Oliver Disney

Sam Funston

Harry Harte

Ben HildebrandNeumann

Josh Hudghton

Willem Karsten

Henry Kerr

Cameron Khan

Adam Larkan

Andrew Penca

Thomas Picking

Griffin Sherwood

Shotaro Shu

James Tsindos

Ned Walker

YEAR 6 INVESTIGATOR

GRAMMARIAN 2015 331


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YEAR 6 RESOLUTION

Nicholas Burvill

Brady Collins

Jack Curtis

Will Featherston

Dylan Goodger

Edward Greenslade

Patrick Gu

Sam Hayes

James Ianuali

Noah Kalvelage

Oliver Lally

Oliver Lochhead

Hugh Moir

Tristan Pouliquen

Brendan Reddell

Charlie Schwerdt

Sven Steward

Lachlan Stewart

Oscar Tyrrell

Owen Vulcan

Matthew Warrell

Thomas Barlabas

Thomas Colaci

Oliver Cruse

Thomas Draheim

Edward Forster

Lachlan JackettSimpson

Aaron Liang

Frank Peng

Jordan Segar

James Sherborne

Steven Stavrellis

Denver Stroud

Tommy Sullivan Dunne

Trent Thomas

Max Benier

Reuben Cook

Jack Damyon

Flynn Dickson

Nate Hollis

Larry Li

YEAR 7F1

Yali Lin

YEAR 7F2

Nik Vakirtzis

332 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Bailey Rohan

Carl Rumbens

Shuntaro Shu

Jesi Spencer-Ates

Jason Tang

Andrew Wang

Eric Yang

Oscar Zhu

Evan Best

Jeremy Booth

Henry Brewer

Lachie Briggs

Alec Ciciulla

Hayden Cory

Dexter Dowd

Harry Dunsby

Samuel Fitzgerald

Benjamin Green

Jason Gu

Wei-Yee Hall

Max McLachlan

Mitz Metaxas

Cameron Acheson

Joshua Bortolussi

Costa Chantzos

Charlie Clarke

Luke Marsden

Hristos Paraskevas

YEAR 7F3

Cody Dreyer

YEAR 7F4

Callum Stanford

Joshua Tate

Jakub Williams

Victor Ding

Josh Duckham

Archie Jackson

Dominic Kastrinakis

Jason Li

George Livissianos

Ben Paynter

Peter Qiu

Thomas Smith

Ryan Thorpe

Joel Tyler

Oliver Warren

GRAMMARIAN 2015 333


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

YEAR 7M1

Pablo Forbes

Jaikob Akinci

Benjamin Booth

Tom Cantwell

Lachlan Cardell

Maxim Christodoulou

Jack Clarkson

Harry Fisher

Jordan Hayter

Luca Jarvis

Louie Liu

Jack Longmire

Seamus Mintrom

Lucas Pithie

Isaiah Powell

Zach Adam-Gedge

Griff Adams

YEAR 7M2

Jaxon Putland

Matthew Ross

Jack Seymour

Kyle Stewart

Julian Svensen

Mitchell Augustini

Jack Belcher

Lachie Caldwell

William Clark

Ben Fisher

Nathaniel Fyffe

Hamish Gee

Kip Gibney

Darby Hipwell

Harrison Kirkham

Luke Langdon

Finn Livitsanis

Harrison Marostica

Rex Patterson

Archie Perkins

Matthew Romeo

Christian Aloi

Hugo Anderson

Gus Bland

Max Blokker

Tate Carlsen

Dante Caruso

YEAR 7M3

Jacob Sarris

334 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Flynn Chan

Jackson Crawshaw

Seth EvansGreenwood

Liam Konidaris

Ethan Lovett

Darcy McConnon

Soren Mitchell

Benjamin Morgan

Will Murray

Max Post

Max Simic

Daniel Smith

Jackson Sweet

Spencer Wood

Sam Banfield

Thomas Blamires

Jack Davies

Charlie Durkin

William Fry

Ethan Furey

Lukas Galanopoulos

Meluke Gunter

Robert Kyte

Christopher Lam

Craig Marais

Luke Matthews

Billy Pearson

Campbell Sedgwick

Charlie Brewster

Louis Butler

Alex Carne

Leo Kouskouris

Steven Liu

James Provis

Max Mitchell-Adams

YEAR 7M4

Jack Gray

YEAR 8C1

Ewan Smith

Dylan Tomsic

Christopher Valcanis

Harry Wright

Felix Flockart

William Graves

Gary Hu

James Provis

Noah Jones

GRAMMARIAN 2015 335


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

Johnson Shen

Jack Stewart

Josh Sum

Jackson Swanell

Campbell Tweedie

Jovaan Ugrinovski

Benjamin Warrell

Jack Wyss

Henry Armstrong

Thomas Bartels

Tom Brown

Eric Chen

Matthew Cook

Charlie Drewitt

Massimo Palillo

YEAR 8C2

Jevons Yu

Christian Gernandt

Will Gregory

Ryan Hartshorne

Jason He

Patrick Jones

James Larkworthy

Jac Mifsud

Harry Roubos

Judd Rowell

Zehao Shi

Jack Thomas

Matthew Young

Dylan Zhang

Evan Zhang

Jeremy Annal

Daniel Bates

Will Brydon-Waldren

Byron Cameron

Josh Canham

Gordon Chen

Lukas Giannatos

Devon Hendrie

Zaid Hussein

Archie Hynes

Yan Le

Charlie Moore

Spencer Nevett

David Peng

YEAR 8C3

Dennis Gu

336 GRAMMARIAN 2015


YEAR 8C4

Oliver Thomas

Lionel Wang

Austin Zou

Ethan Baines

Laine Bramley

Edmund Burt

Han Cao Yu

Ethan Curtain

Gary Guo

Lachlan Hernadi

Andreas Kardis

James Konstas

Martin Kulesza

David Li

Lawrence Liu

Lewis Panaouris

Joshua Picchioni

Sam Reid

Luke Sorensen

Jacob Travers

Daniel Ward

Edward Yang

Harry Barden

Jordan De Worsop

Peter Frances

Ben Graham

Greg Hick

Patrick Liddle

Connor McConville

Noah McGrath

Hayden Mitchell

Mike Nasrallah

Liam O’Kane

James Poulter

Michael Sigal

Benjamin Summerfield

Jackson Swanell

Arvind Thiagarajah

Caspar Tremlett

Matthew Warman

Jonty Wells

Jay Jay Zhu

YEAR 8K1

GRAMMARIAN 2015 337


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

YEAR 8K2

Max James

Max Ashman

Oscar Buscombe

Jackson Catalano

James Dunsby

James Finlayson

Mack Gregson

Will Hughes

Joshua Le Grice

Callum McPeake

Jake Mongey

Aidan Nicholls

Sam Parkes

Harrison Preston

Sam Roberts

Tom Banfield

George Farrell

Sam Haddon

Keagan Hunter

Frank Morris

Sofoklis Nimorakiotakis

David Parlane

Max Hanna

Luke Hart

Kalani Ireland

YEAR 8K3

Joshua Snowsill

Bud Trevillian

Finn Warner

Brock Jackson

Mike Kantounatakis

Aaron Leferink

Harry Mathews

Oli Miller

Jack Saunders

Tom Tavassoli

Jamie Tzimas

Curtis Wilson

Asher Yu

Joshua Clyne

Archer Disney

Matthew Downs

Cameron Glasgow

YEAR 8K4

338 GRAMMARIAN 2015


Timothy Krynski

Oscar Lewis

Yusuke Minami

Fergus Murray

Oscar O’Brien

John Paterson

Rafay Rizwan

Charlton StuartWilliams

Declan Adams

Dimitri Beycher

George Bilionis

Declan Jeffery

Raymond Li

Liam McInerney

Luke Bottomley

Luke Burgess

Nate Hunter

Azmain Kalitzki

ARMSTRONG 1

Steve Suits

Matthew Taylor

Chris Van Essen

Josh Williams

Eoin Evans

Matt Evans

Matt Harris

Willem Hooy

Alfred Jarnestrom

ARMSTRONG 2

William Moffat

Nathan Murphy

Lachlan Neville

Harry Osborne

Chas Rechner

Christian Carnovale

Jackson Collins

Brandon Duan

Evan Evans

Joss Fabre

Ash Hoar

Samuel Kastrinakis

Hugo Moureau

Tom Noske

Nick Parsons

Trent Scheirs

Ben Yu

GRAMMARIAN 2015 339


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ARMSTRONG 3

Charlie Levine

Lucas Beveridge

Carl Bird

Jordan Chai

Benjamin Lawlor

David Lawlor

Jerry Lee

Adam LevendaFreeman

Will Middlemiss

James Moffat

Nathan Rearick

Ryan Riddell

Josh Smith

Connor Verney

Chris Webster

Brandon Ahrbeck

Max Bowyer

James Crew

Charlie Hannah

Bradley Li

William Moore

Andrew Naughton

Ciaran O’Leary

Max Purcell

Frank Qiu

Harrison Reynolds

Nikolas Scriven

David Seager

Daniel Snowsill

Kosta Arvanitakis

Elliott Ayers

William Bullock

Lucas Cheesman

Chris England

Anthony Evans

Jordan Hunt

Jacob Ni

Jackson Noske

Nick Phillips

Erik Purcell

Lachlan Speirs

Dylan Taylor

Jake Turner

ARMSTRONG 4

David Ni

ARMSTRONG 5

Khoi Nguyen

340 GRAMMARIAN 2015


ARMSTRONG 6

Fletcher Pullen

Oliver Lees Barden

Colin Chen

Victor Chen

Matthew Noske

Ethan O’Brien

Sasha Parsons

Nathan Picchioni

Tristan Scheirs

Tom Wallace

Kai Weight

Tristan Witty

Jerry Wu

William Wu

Tom Xu

Luca Catalano

Harry Catt

Lachie Collie

Nicholas Farrow

Peter Ford

Sam Grose

Michael Hanna

Nicholas Hutchins

George Katsaras

Tom Matthews

Jack Peters

Xavier Pym

Matthew Simon

Mattieu Speirs

William Agius

Lennox Amatruda

Alexander Black

Nick Braddon

Spencer Chan

Simon Farrow

Kai-Yee Hall

Tyler Jackson

Antony Karayannis

Lachie Lampard

Henry McDowell

Mitch Myers

CROWTHER 1

Will Howard

CROWTHER 2

Jack Summers

Tommy Gui

Mario Guillot

GRAMMARIAN 2015 341


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

CROWTHER 3

Mobin Rizwan

Cam Robertson

Michael Dean

Mitchell Dekker

Tom Franklyn

Jaison Badger

Ned Bellmaine

Justin Branson

James Bryant

Nic Carroll

Jack Kirby

Nicholas Knight

Jack Li

Hamish McDowell

James Stewart

James Aquila

Kayne Davies

Hamish Dick

Mitchell Fitzgerald

Arthur Kafaltis

Bryson Konoroth

Jordan Moncrieff

Devan Nicholls

Zac Roufos

Daniel Aquila

Thomas Bennett

Michael Bilosh-Delic

Ben Branson

Liam Cook

Matthew Leadbeater

Thomas Oxlade

Kyle Parsons

Mac Parsons

Kotaro Shu

CROWTHER 4

Zachary Warren

Hamish Whillas

Curran Zhou

Gus Harris

Tristan Hutchins

Chris Jiang

CROWTHER 5

Samuel Tickner

Edison Xiao

Ben Durkin

Keagan Foster

342 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Jimmy Gui


CROWTHER 6

Branko Skocic

Kevin Wang

Will Wood

Harry Hynes

Jonathan Leadbeater

Phillip Lu

Brad Marais

Dan Canta

Ben Cochran

Sam Hanna

Charlie Hayes

Lachie May

Lachlan McCormack

David Mirmilstein

Ben Pryor

Matthew Avdoulos

Michael Chang

Jack Coleman

Zac De Worsop

Aqil Packir Saibo

Finn Parker

Daniel Raphael

Lachie Schulz

Matthew Acheson

Declan Bradfield

Lachlan Ewers

Kevin Gao

Sam Murray

Mackie Robertson

Matthew Smallridge

Rob Tongs

DIXON 1

Nadir Rizwan

Marshall Stannus

James Tickner

Jack Coleman

Luca Katsavos

Rohan Martin

Matthew Nettlefold

DIXON 2

Ben Tegoni

Ian Tongs

Lachlan Tully

Fraser Gregson

Lachlan Hansen

Connor Hipwell

Niklas Loycke

GRAMMARIAN 2015 343


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DIXON 3

Sam Trifunovski

Flynn Wood

William Woodman

Ben Li

Lachlan McLeod

Tom Murray

Marcus Ang

Zak Brighton-Knight

Felix Gong

Dylan Ingram

Mac Oliver

Jake Parker

Cadeyrn Rattur

Harrison Schulz

Sanjiv Sidhu

Thomas Avdoulos

Hugo Birch

Kallan Carabott

Darcey Delagnes

Ben Holmes

Adam Sharman

Tom Sheldrick

James Styling

Jeremy Tian

Christian TziorasDiamataris

Max Burt

Hugo Butler

James Chand

Toby-Lee Crabtree

Ed Curwen

Owen Lui

Quintin Montanaro

Jack Morrison

Max Murray

Ned Murray

DIXON 4

Jackson Warne

Nicholas Woodman

Michael Jonker

Max Laumets

Jasper Mutimer

DIXON 5

Ivan Wang

Chris Zeng

Sean Erb

Charlie Hicks

344 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Kai Li


DIXON 6

Jandre Olivier

Sam Ryan

Ral St John

Bradley Hickey

William Lewis

Nicholas Pavlou

Cameron Berry

Benjamin De Worsop

Michael Fitzgerald

Jack Goodings

Michael Riordan

Anthony Roubos

Kevin Sun

Tom Whitson

Alex Adams

James Barber

Alex Burnside

Anthony Capp

Finn Estella

Johnathan Georgiadis

Godric Jing

Josh Rutherford

Shun Satoh

Andreas Andronicou

Tom Benton

Benjamin Cinque

Callum Drake

Oscar Estella

Phillip Guo

Bob Hong

Tony Jiang

Tim Johnson

Tom Lou

Douglas Phung

HANCOCK 1

Tom Yorgey

Tony Zhao

Oliver Zhu

Patrick Dillon

Thomas Downs

Wilson Du

HANCOCK 2

Max Stroud

Sanjaka Wickremasinghe

Lachlan Foy

Nick Gillies

Jerry Gong

GRAMMARIAN 2015 345


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HANCOCK 3

Finn Roberts

Di Di Wang

Scott Lee

Tim Lou

Harrison McIntyre

James Bryan

Robert Capp

Andrew Cook

Marcel Denman

Nicholas Freeman

Alexei Mitnovetski

Alex Nicholas

Nicholas Roberts

Joshua Sandiford

Mitchell Trovati

Marco Boshoff

William Feng

Constantine Georgiadis

Christopher Gianna

Jeff Huang

Nik Rathmayr

Nathan Sun

Max Twycross

Zane Walker

Jue Wang

Toby Bendel

Jai Bhogal

Kane Bullock

Marcus Burnside

Anton Derevianko

Tommy Kenny

Alex Mastromanno

Nicholas Mennie

James Mitchell

Henry Moir

HANCOCK 4

Samuel Whiteley

Feilong Yun

James Kay

Jack Mason

Taisei Niboshi

HANCOCK 5

Simon Wang

Alex Zhu

Mitch Foss

Mathew Freeman

346 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Blake Hayes


HANCOCK 6

Ben Prosser

Steven Kavadias

Charlie Kenny

Nick Adams

Bert Bender

Luke Chapman

Tom Chen

Oscar Donald

Zach Donald

Joseph Micari

Samuel Morris

Jack Munnings

Julian Ou

Hudson Rowell

Ari Sakeson

Steven Alesi

Tom Ashman

Hugh Beaumont

Yann Bourde

Michael Brodribb

Thomas Burns

Kevin Dang

Mitch Dow

Steven Fang

James Hamilton

Warren Lee

Junya Machida

Finn Campigli

Julian Cannuli

Connor Cooper

Lucas Derrick

Tom Elliott

Max Gernandt

Paddy Inglis

Jack Liu

Nick Longmire

Jasper Loong

ROFE 1

Ned Wright-Smith

Kyle Cansfield

Sam Cao

ROFE 2

Harry Potter

Matthew Wang

Liam Farrell

George Fry

Takanosuke Fujiwara

GRAMMARIAN 2015 347


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

ROFE 3

Jack Summerfield

Max Lohan

Daniel Gu

Ty Heron

Luke Ianuali

Mitchell Kelly

Samuel Larkworthy

Angelo Lin

Sheldon Lu

Sam Luo

Andrew McBain

Angus McPherson

Kevin Wang

Karl Xu

Jimmy Zheng

Luca Bade

Charles Fry

Kei Hirasedo

Gus Jahn

Victor Jakobus

Zack Liao

Geordie McPherson

Carter Neville

Henry Petch

Henry Pickering

Nicholas Rabinowicz

Noa Simon

Javin Sun

Mikkel Talts

Simon Alesi

Micky Hamilton

Mitchell Hughes

Mitchell Hurd

William Johnston

Michael Lai

Austin Lawson

André Pontifex

Robbie Scacco

Tom Sharry

Kieran Start

Steven Sun

Charles Zeng

Leon Zhang

ROFE 4

Nick Moran

ROFE 5

Tom Paraskiv

348 GRAMMARIAN 2015


ROFE 6

Julian Kardis

Joshua Allan

Pedro Azpurua

Jack Carlson

Campbell Clapp

Sandy Faulds

Callum Furey

Ming Jiang

William Lam

Samuel Patterson

Oscar Rochanakij

Tommy Tan

Matthew Webster

Julian Wilson

Arthur Xafis

Stephen Allen

Benjamin Cruse

Jack Dai

James Fisher

Harry Hill

Jordan Mace

Jackson Mahan

Andy Nie

Tom Post

Declan Robinson

Sam Rutter

Angus Wells

Sebastian Williams

Steven Zhang

Nathan Andrews

Ben Canham

Joel Crocker

Jordan Dalal

Gregoire Dillee

Ricky Dong

Mackenzie Harvey

Liam Lovett

Jimmy Lyu

Joshua Massuger

Jack Otis

Daniel Parish

Nik Sitzoukis

William Speyer

SCHOOL 1

Honore Moriceau

SCHOOL 2

Tom Kosenda

GRAMMARIAN 2015 349


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SCHOOL 3

Oliver Platt

Daniel Abbott

Harry Cole

Mac Gray

Dylan Hebden

Eric Jiang

Charlie Li

Will Pucovski

Timothy Semmens

Jesse Shen

Andrew Tzimas

Dane Van Heemstede Obelt

Sebastian Walsh

Raph Buenaventura

Lindsay Efklides

Ethan Gray

Sanjeev Haikerwal

Lewis James

Teddy Lovell

Rhys Martin

Paris Sitzoukis

Angus Stevenson

Michael Wang

Jack Wright

Michael Zhang

Warren Zhang

Bobby Zhou

Edward BartlettBragg

Maxwell Bladen

Tom Chen

James Dickson

Hank Hua

Andrew McGrath

Tom Murphy

Finley Olsen

Will Paynter

Themi Sitzoukis

Matthew Takahashi

Will Travers

Ivan Yung

James Lorenz

SCHOOL 4

Seb Mottram

SCHOOL 5

Henk Nekker

350 GRAMMARIAN 2015


SCHOOL 6

Leo Liang

Hendrik Ahrens

Sam BradshawMaslen

Liam Gill

Tom Haddon

Elias Kauiers

Jose Kosenda

Daniel Lee

Clark Ma

Trent Mailing

Max Markham

William Roynic

Nick Semmens

Jack Yu

Anthony Zimmerman

Absentees ELC

Junior School

Senior School

Kirven Ragavan Evan Yu

James Astorri

Steven Sun Karl Xu Jack Wang

STAFF ELC

Amelia Barrow

Claire Clarke

Margaret Coyne

Sandra Ellich

Megan Gibbs

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Felicity Jones

Jess Kenny

Sandra Lonsdale

Melissa Manaras

Kathy Pitt

Rebecca Thornton

Pauline Anthony

GRAMMARIAN 2015 351


I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

Dwi Ariantono

Mady Bolch

Dean Bryan

Lynn Bullock

Linda Chen

Darren Cook

Sheridan Coverdale

Rebecca Darling

Joanne Davies

Rose Dyer

David Eggleston

Mandy Foulds

Jared Furtado

Bill Gibney

Paul Gurry

Laura Hall

Teri Horvat

Andrew Kerr

Sam Kuring

Monica Le Couteur

Steve Lewis

Chester Lord

Jane Lowe

Abby March

Alison Main

Sarah Marian

Christine Marks

Tim Medlyn

Rick Pemberton

Jackie Petley

Raelene Plozza

Brendan Rahn

Cat Rossiter

Ben Ryan

Yoko Sainsbery

Nina Sofo

Sarah Straford

Paul Strain

Jessica Taylor

Peter Tellefson

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Stuart Thompson

Olivia Tims

352 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Shelly Turek

David Turner

Cindy Van Dijk

Carole Webster

Tyla Bracken


Andrew Braddy

Anthony Coghlan

Scott Davies

Kirsten Dunsby

Peter Furey

Robert Hanley

Anthony Keane

Simone Lewis

Christian Machar

Kathryn Malouf

Tim Marshall

Jeremy Martin

Michael McCarthy

Linda McGeachin

Christine McIntosh

Shintaro Nagayama

Roger Nink

Kris Paterson

Tom Pugh

Richard Ryan

Brendan Savage

Peter Tutera

Christopher Tze

Jamie Watson

Kurt Abell

Nichole Adams

Terry Anne Ashley

Praveen Arul

Amy Atchison

Thivi Athipar

SENIOR SCHOOL

Katie White

Jason Bain

Andrew Barr

Cam Barry

Dick Bartlett

Angelique Beguin

Dan Belluz

Andrew Biggin

David Blythman

Chris Brand

Evan Brophy

Anne Brozyna

Deanne Cannizzaro

Louise Carroll

Michael Carroll

Sally Clapp

Myles Collins

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Karine Coste

John Croft

Gabriel Csaszar

Frank Curigliano

Ross Donnan

Paula Donnelly

Biddy Duckham

Roula Duggan

Jo Ellis

Steve Emmett

Michael Evans

Ross Featherston

Michele Fisher

Brett Fitzsimmons

Joshua Geddes

James Gerstman

Martin Green

Graeme Harris

Georgie Hayes

James Hilditch

Jo Hudson

Ian Giles

Neil Gracey

Amy Greaves

Chris Johnson

Fiona Kerr

Simon Kessler

Derrith Lancashire

Stephen Langley

David Humphreys

Hiroko Hunt

Lachlan Jennison

Andrew Lee

David Liddle

Dani Lord

Maggie Lynch

Sharon Martin

Kylie May

Doug McKelvie

Bruce McLellan

David Nixon

Jane Nurton

Matthew McLellan

Prue McLeod

Gary McPhee

Stephen Miles

Kristen Molloy

Tom Morehouse

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Tatiana Oskolkov

John Phillips

Anthony Poole

Katrina Price

John Quaine

Rob Quelch

Jamie Ransome

Penny Roberts

Susie Roberts

Ken Robertson

Miguel Rodrigues Bravo

Kay Rogers

Kylie Rose

Mark Sainsbery

Patrick Sanders

Robert Shaw

Peter Shepard

Sally Sher

Anthony Smith

Clare Smith

Luke Stewart

Ray Swann

Alex Sylvan

Lisa Tabone

Bonnie Taylor

Cameron Taylor

Adam Thorn

Nancy Ting

Matthew Wardell

Nick Weymouth

Peter Toms

Suranie Van Langenberg

Natalie van Wetering

Ross Vernon

Sonia Wagner

Jason Ward

Benjamin White

Peter Whitehead

Chris Young

Andrew Zhou

Absentees Michael Arceri Natalie Baker Laura Bowden Jane Carolan Tahli Clayton

Ray Czekajlo Monique Darkin Joan Flaherty Dr Sophie Keele Joyce Wang

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Year 12 List of Achievements ARMSTRONG

Competition - Participation Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee Captain , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 12 Prefect , Senior School Student Council , Vice Captain of Football First XVIII, Vice Captain of School , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Student Council Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Student Council Year 11 Student Council Year 12 Combined Senior Production Cast Student Council.

Carnovale, Christian

Beveridge, Lucas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 3 ENTRY YEAR: 2006 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate Politics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Year 10 Coach’s Award Tennis 10B, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate IT Multimedia - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, The Robert Asche Prize for Information Technology, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Product Design and Technology Prize, Year 12 Merit Certificate Product Design & Technology 3/4 - Semester 1, The Unit 3/4 Product Design & Technology Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8B1 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Second XV Rugby, Third VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth VIII Tennis - Undefeated, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics 356 GRAMMARIAN 2015

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 The Linacre Hospital Citizenship Prize, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 BGS Football Team of the Year Full Forward, Most Improved Player Award Football 9A, Year 10 Half Service Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Art Semester 2, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 11 Encouragement Award Athletics - Sprint , Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Service Colours - Student Council, Year 12 Daniel Dalziel Award Football First XVIII, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Student Council, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, The Prize for the Vice-Captain of the School, The WA Clarke Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics - Sprints, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Distance, First XVIII Football, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Athletics - Sprints, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Second VIII Tennis, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Second VIII Tennis, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Environment

Chai, Jordan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Politics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Music - Semester 2, The Friends of Music Achievement Prize, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 Semester 2, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Music 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Music 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, The Friends of Music Achievement Prize, The Unit 1/2 Music Prize, Year 11 Full Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1, The Frank Cooper Memorial Prize - Global Politics 3/4,

Year 12 Full Colours - Music, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Second XV Rugby, Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Sixth VIII Blue Tennis , OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Year 12 Vice Captain of Music , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 DAV Debating D Grade Music Tour - Hong Kong/Shanghai Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Guitar Ensemble Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Orchestra for the Combined Rosstrevor Production Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Guitar Ensemble Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7/8 Production Stage Band - Bugsy Malone Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production Musician Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Guitar Ensemble Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Solo Concert 1 Solo Concert 2 String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Guitar Ensemble Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir.

Cheesman, Lucas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, The Woodcraft Prize, Year 8 The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, The Woodcraft Prize, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Art Prize, Year 12 Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Art 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Economics 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7 Volleyball, Year 8 Year 8 Hockey, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 9 Hockey, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Hockey, Year 10B Tennis, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Second XI Hockey, Sixth VIII Red Tennis , OFFICES HELD: Year 7 Form Captain , Year 8 Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Rosstrevor House Vice Captain Armstrong, Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra


Year 9 DAV Debating D Grade St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Year 11 Student Wellbeing Committee Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade.

Symphony Orchestra Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Solo Concert 2 String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 12 Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival.

Chen, Colin ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Merit Certificate - Semester 1, Year 10 Merit Certificate Chinese (Second Language) Advanced 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chinese (Second Language) Advanced 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Chinese (Second Language) Advanced 3/4 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Music, The Unit 3/4 Chinese as a Second Language Prize, Year 12 Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 Rowing All, Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth Badminton Blue, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Music , Form Captain , Leader Rosstrevor Concert Band , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Students Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior

Chen, Victor ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition Distinction, SPORTS: Year 10 Hockey, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Second XI Hockey,

England, Chris ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Most Valuable Player Soccer 8A, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Half Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, The

Mutimer Family Trophy Hockey First XI Rising Star First XI, Year 10 Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Soccer, Year 12 APS Representative Team Hockey, Full Colours - Hockey, Full House Colours, The Lansdown Trophy Hockey First XI Best and Fairest Hockey First XI, SPORTS: Year 8 8A Soccer, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 8 Hockey, Year 9 First XI Hockey, Year 9C Cricket, Year 10 First XI Hockey, Year 9/10 C Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, First XI Soccer, Year 12 First XI Hockey, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain 8C, Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Year 9 Captain of Hockey 9A, Year 12 Vice Captain Hockey First XI, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare.

Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin 1/2 Semester 2, Most Valuable Player Soccer Second XI, Public Speaking Competition, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Unit 1/2 Latin Prize, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Specialist Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Valuable Player Soccer Second XI, Public Speaking Competition, The Class of 2012 Robert Connor Dawes Prize - Latin 3/4, SPORTS: Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Second XI Soccer, Sixth VIII Red Tennis , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Private Tuition Music Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade St John Ambulance.

Evans, Eoin ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 2 Semester 2, Fourth in Year 10, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Latin Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate

Evans, Matt ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Finalist, The Chapel Server Prize, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Full Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate Science 1 Semester 1, Year 11 Coach’s Award Cricket Second XI, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Full

Colours - Drama, Half Service Colours - Music, Half Service Colours - Student Council, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Coach’s Award Football Second XVIII, Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours - Chapel Service, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Student Council, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Leadership Award Cricket Second XI, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, The GD Hird Memorial Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics - Sprints, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics Sprints, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Sprints, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Second XV Rugby, Year 12 Athletics - Sprints, Cricket Second XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor School Vice Captain , Senior Chapel Server , Year 11 Senior School Student Council , Year 12 Prefect , Senior School Senior Chapel Server , Student Council Vice Chairman , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Participation Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 Cast of the Year 9/10 Production Chapel Server DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Student Council The Hope Project Cast Year 11 Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating B Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Student Council Year 12 Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade Student Council.

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Fabre, Joss

Hooy, Willem

Moffat, James

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Year 9 Merit Certificate French Semester 1, Merit Certificate French - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Year 10 Merit Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate French 1/2 Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate French 3/4 Semester 1, Year 12 Best Team Player Tennis Third VIII, Coach’s Award Soccer Second XI, Full House Colours, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 8 8B Football, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Fourth VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Second XI Soccer, Third VIII Tennis Undefeated, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain , Rosstrevor House Captain Armstrong, Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 House Vice Captain - Armstrong , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 1 Cast of the Year 9/10 Production Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Year 11 Student Wellbeing Committee Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football, Year 12 Fifth VIII Tennis, Second XVIII Football, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Fourth in Year 7, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 8 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Third in Year 8, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Full Colours - Chess, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Chess, Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Winner, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit

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Li, Bradley ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Coach’s Award Badminton - Year 10 Blue team Year 10, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 10 Year 9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 11 Second Badminton, Summer Sport, Year 12 Second Badminton, Summer Sport,

Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Swannie Award (Best performing speaker in DAV Debating Schools Competition), Year 11 Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Chess, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The RWT Cowan Memorial Prize for Public Speaking, The Unit 1/2 Accounting Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Accounting 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating, Half Colours - Cross Country, Merit Certificate French 3/4 - Semester 1, The RWT Cowan Memorial Prize for Public Speaking, The Unit 3/4 Accounting Prize, The Unit 3/4 Economics Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 Athletics, Rosstrevor Cross Country Squad, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Senior Cross Country Squad, Summer Sport, Year 11 Senior Cross Country Squad, Summer Sport, Year 12 Senior Cross Country Squad, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Public Speaking Captain , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Captain of Debating , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Comp - High Distinction BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition Junior Chess DAV Debating DAV Public Speaking Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Firbank Debating Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 8 Chess DAV Debating DAV Public Speaking Debating Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Australian

Mathematics Competition Intermediate DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Interschool Chess Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Chess DAV Debating A Grade.

Neville, Lachlan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC3 ENTRY YEAR: 2001 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Chinese Semester 2, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate IT Robotics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 10 BGS Soccer Team of the Year Right Back, Half Colours - Sailing, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate IT 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Most Improved Soccer 10C, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours Sailing, Most Improved Water Polo Second VII, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours - Sailing, SPORTS: Year 7 Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Open Diving, Year 8 Open Diving, Rosstrevor Cross Country Squad, Year 9 Open Diving, Sailing, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 10 10C Soccer, Open Diving, Sailing, Year 11 Sailing, Second VII Water Polo, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Sailing, Second VII Water Polo, Third XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Debating Captain , Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 10 Cadets , Year 11 Cadets , Year 12 Cadets , Captain of Sailing , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert


Band Year 8 Extension Studies Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Extension Studies Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Combined Senior Production Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade.

Red, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 11 Cadets , Year 12 Cadets , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 8 Chess Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare St John Ambulance Year 11 St John Ambulance Year 12 St John Ambulance.

Nguyen, Khoi ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 1 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Valuable Player Blue Badminton Fourth VIII, The Unit 1/2 Information Technology Prize, Year 12 Full Colours - St John Ambulance, The Unit 3/4 Software Development Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 9/10B Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth Badminton

Ni, David ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 8 Merit Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Merit, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 10 Best & Fairest 9/10A Badminton, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Full Colours - Badminton, Full Colours - Music, Year 12 Half Colours - Badminton, Half Colours - Music, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7C1 Tennis, Year 8 Year 8 Hockey, Year 8B1 Tennis, Year 9 9 Hockey, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 10 Hockey, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 First Badminton, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 First Badminton, Second XI Hockey, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Year 12 House Vice Captain - Armstrong , Leader Big Band , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Chess Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Concert Band Senior Symphony Orchestra Year

8 Chess Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Extension Studies Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Students Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Extension Studies Intermediate Big Band Interschool Chess Orchestra for the Combined Rosstrevor Production Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Stage Band Year 7/8 Production Stage Band - Bugsy Malone Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Musician Interschool Chess Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Combined Senior Production Cast Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival.

Noske, Tom ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 8 Best Player Award Water Polo Year 8, Pryor Honour Board Water Polo, Year 9 Bowling Award Cricket 9A, Captain’s Trophy Water Polo Year 9, Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Year 10 Best & Fairest 1st Waterpolo, Full Colours - Water Polo, Merit Certificate Art - Semester 2,

Year 11 Full Colours - Water Polo, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Rowing, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Water Polo, Full Premiership Colours Football, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, 9A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, First VII Water Polo, Snow Sports, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football, Year 12 First VII Water Polo, First VIII Rowing Cooper Club, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Vice Captain Armstrong, Vice Captain of Water Polo , Year 12 Vice Captain of Water Polo , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art.

Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 16, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First VIII Tennis, Second XV Rugby, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, Second XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain , Year 12 House Captain - Armstrong , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre.

Qiu, Frank

Purcell, Erik ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 7 Coach’s Award Tennis 7A, Year 8 Most Improved Player Award Rugby Under 14, Year 9 Merit Certificate IT Robotics Semester 2, Year 10 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Most Valuable Player Tennis 10A, Year 11 Full Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Art 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Tennis, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Further

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 9 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English as a Second Language Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, The Unit 1/2 English as a Second Language Prize, Year 12 Merit Certificate English as an Additional Language 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 10 Year 9B Tennis, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Second Badminton, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Second Badminton, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Co-ordinator of International Students , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year GRAMMARIAN 2015 359


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Scheirs, Trent ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 10 Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 9/10 C Cricket, Year 11 Senior Cross Country Squad, Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Sixth VIII Red Tennis , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 12 Chess.

Wu, Jerry

Cook, Liam

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, SPORTS: Year 11 Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Year 8 Coach’s Award Football 8A, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Coach’s Award Swimming Under 15, Year 10 Coach’s Award Swimming Under 16, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours Swimming, Half Colours Diving, Most Improved Hockey Second XI, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Backstroke Relay, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Butterfly Relay, Year 12 Full Colours - Chapel Service, Full Colours - Swimming, Full House Colours, Geoff Cleaver Trophy for the Team Man Swimming, Half Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Second XI Hockey, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XI Hockey, Second VII Water Polo, Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 12 Senior School Assistant Senior Server , Vice Captain Swimming , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Chapel Server St John Ambulance Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Chapel Server.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 11 Batting Award Cricket Second XI, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Improved Player Award Third XVIII, Year 12 Bowling Award Cricket Second XI, SPORTS: Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Third XVIII Football, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, Second XVIII Football,

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Bryant, James

Badger, Jaison

Xu, Tom

Verney, Connor

C Grade Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating C Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Armstrong AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English as a Second Language Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, SPORTS: Year 10 Summer Sport, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, Fourth Badminton Blue, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Politics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Year 11 Best & Fairest Rugby Second XV, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Service Colours - Rugby, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours Rugby, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate English 3/4 Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Open VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain , Year 12 Vice Captain of Debating , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Finalist, Merit Certificate for significantly improving his Mathematics grades Semester 2, Most Improved Player Award U14 Rugby, Year 10 Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 11 Half Service Colours - Music, Service Colours Cricket, Year 12 Full Colours - Cricket, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Music, Half Service Colours - Football, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, Rugby Under 15, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Distance, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Third XVIII Football, Year 12 Cricket First XI, Second XVIII Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 11 Leader Guitar Ensemble , Year 12 House Vice Captain - Crowther , Leader Guitar Ensemble , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 10 Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 11 Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 12 Senior Guitar Ensemble.


Farrow, Nicholas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 8 Coach’s Award 8B, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, BGS Senior Public Speaking Competition, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 Semester 2, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 BGS Senior Public Speaking Competition, Full Colours Debating, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Valuable Player Soccer Fifth XI, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Rowing - All, Snow Sports, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10C Soccer, Snow Sports, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Snow Sports, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Snow Sports, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Soccer 8B, Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising

Committee , Year 9 Form Captain , Year 12 Captain of Snow Sports , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

Finalist, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Second XI Soccer, Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Second XI Soccer, Year 12 Swimming, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2.

Howard, Will Ford, Peter ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Best & Fairest Water Polo Second VII, Half Colours - Swimming, Most Improved Player Award Swimming Under 17, Year 12 Full Colours - Swimming, Most Improved Swimming, SPORTS: Year 10 Hockey, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Second XI Hockey, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Second VII Water Polo, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Swimming, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare.

Hanna, Sam ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 1, Year 10 Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Year 11 Service Colours - Rowing, State Representative Rowing, Year 12 Full House Colours, Service Colours - Rowing, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7C1 Tennis, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics - High Jump, Open Diving, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics - High Jump, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 Cooper Club Rowing , OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Athletics , Form Vice Captain , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Rosstrevor House Captain Crowther, Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Senior School Student Council , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Participation Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Music Percussion Ensemble Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Student Council Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade.

Kafaltis, Arthur ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Most Improved Soccer 10A, Year 11 Coach’s Award Red Badminton Fourth VIII, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 Semester 2, Year 12 Coach’s Award Badminton Red Fourth VIII, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8A Soccer, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9A Soccer, Year 9C Cricket, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 9/10 C Cricket, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, Third XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Library Committee , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition.

Karayannis, Antony ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate

English - Semester 2, Year 10 Golden Boot Soccer 10A, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Year 11 Best Team Player Tennis Fourth XVIII, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 8A Soccer, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9A Soccer, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, First XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth VIII Tennis, First XI Soccer, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama.

Kirby, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 1 ENTRY YEAR: 2004 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Information Technology - Semester 2, Year 8 Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 10 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Half Colours - Rowing, State Representative Rowing, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Art 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Year 7C1 Tennis, Year 8 8B Football, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9/10C Football, Rowing - All, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VIII Rowing GRAMMARIAN 2015 361


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- Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XV Rugby, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence Music - no boys in 2011.

Lampard, Lachie ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Finalist, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 11 Best Team Player Tennis Third XVIII, Skier of the Year Senior School Alpine/Skiercross, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Year 7B Tennis, Year 8 8A Soccer, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9A Soccer, Snow Sports, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Snow Sports, Year 10A Tennis, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Snow Sports, Third VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Snow Sports, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain of Snow Sports , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Lu, Philip ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 11 362 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Coach’s Award Soccer Fifth XI, Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Summer Sport, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth Badminton Red,

- Rugby, Year 12 Full House Colours, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 8B Football, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 Athletics Hurdles, Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Second VIII Tennis, Second XV Rugby, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Second VIII Tennis, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Vice Captain Crowther, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre.

Moncrieff, Jordan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Half Colours - Soccer, Year 9 Half Colours - Soccer, Year 10 Full Colours - Soccer, Year 11 Full Colours - Soccer, Year 12 APS Representative Team Soccer, Full Colours - Soccer, Golden Boot Soccer First XI, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Athletics, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 8 First XI Soccer, Touch Rugby BGS 2, Year 9 First XI Soccer, Year 10 First XI Soccer (APS Premiers), Year 9/10 C Cricket, Year 11 First XI Soccer, Summer Sport, Year 12 First XI Soccer, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 1.

Myers, Mitch ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 11 Captain’s Award Rugby Second XV, Most Valuable Player Tennis Second VIII, Service Colours

Oxlade, Thomas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Coach’s Award Water Polo, Year 9 Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours Water Polo, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Water Polo, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9A Football, Rowing - All, Water Polo, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Water Polo, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First VII Water Polo, Second XVIII Football, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 First VII Water Polo, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Water Polo , Rosstrevor House Vice Captain , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 12 House Vice Captain - Crowther , Vice

Captain of Water Polo , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art.

Parsons, Kyle ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 The Stewart Family Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Sport, Year 9 Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Year 10 Half Colours - Athletics, Half Service Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Ben Furzer Memorial Trophy (Team Involvement Award) Football First XVIII, Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Athletics, Harry Zachariah Perpetual Trophy (Best & Fairest) Football First XVIII, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics - Sprints, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics - Distance, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics Distance, First XVIII Football, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Athletics - Distance, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Athletics - Distance, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain 8A, Year 9 Vice Captain of Football 9A, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band

Year 9 Artist in Residence Art Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre.

Rizwan, Mobin ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 11 ENTRY YEAR: 2014 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Global Politics 3/4 - 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, Merit Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition - High Distinction, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, SPORTS: Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Badminton White, Fifth XI Soccer, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 12 St John Ambulance. , Merit Certificate Psychology


Roufos, Zac ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Coach’s Award Tennis 9C, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Second XV Rugby, Year 12 Second XV Rugby, Sixth VIII Red Tennis , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Private Tuition Music Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Private Tuition Music Year 12 Combined Senior Production Backstage Crew.

Year 12 Best Forward Award Rubgy First XV, Captain’s Award Rubgy Second XV, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Student Council, The A & H Bottomley Citizenship Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Touch Rugby BGS 3, Year 9 Rugby Under 16, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Summer Sport, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Tennis, Year 12 First XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain , Year 12 Captain of Rugby , House Captain - Crowther , Student Council Chairman , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Participation Music Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 Student Council Year 12 Student Council.

of Cross Country , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 1.

Year 8B1 Tennis, Year 9 9A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Snow Sports, Water Polo, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate St John Ambulance.

Wang, Kevin ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 11 Half Colours - Music, SPORTS: Year 10 Summer Sport, Year 11 Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Blue, Senior Cross Country Squad, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Corelli Strings Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 11 Corelli Strings Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Solo Concert 1 Solo Concert 2 String Spectacular Year 12 Corelli Strings Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Symphony Orchestra.

Avdoulos, Matthew Xiao, Edison ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, Fourth Badminton Blue, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red,

Tickner, James

Summers, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Best Speaker Debating, Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History Semester 1, Year 10 Captain’s Award Rugby Under 16, Merit Certificate Art - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Improved Player Award Tennis Third VIII, The Connor Dawes ‘Spirit of Rugby’ Award Rugby First XV,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 8 Most Outstanding Runner Cross Country, Pryor Honour Board Cross Country, Year 9 Half Colours - Athletics, Year 11 National Representative Cycling, State Representative Cycling, Year 12 National Representative Cycling, National Representative Junior (Under 19) Track World Championships Won Gold, SPORTS: Year 8 Athletics, Rosstrevor Cross Country Squad, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Athletics - Distance, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Athletics - Distance, Senior Cross Country Squad, Summer Sport, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, Summer Sport, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain

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Zhou, Curran Wood, Will ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Crowther AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Most Valuable Player Water Polo Year 9, Year 11 Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Athletics, Year 7B Tennis, Year 8 8A Football,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Crowther SPORTS: Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 12 Badminton White, Senior Cross Country Squad,

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Year 8 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 9 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 10 Golden Boot Soccer 10A, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Most Improved Player Award Tennis 10C, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, The Bank of Melbourne St Andrew’s Church Secondary School Art Competition 2nd Prize Overall, Year 12 Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, State Representative Boxing, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8A Soccer, Touch Rugby BGS 3, Year 9 9A Soccer, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, Fourth VIII Tennis, Summer Sport, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art.

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Bradfield, Declan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate Science Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Year 8 Water Polo, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Best & Fairest Football 10B, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate IT Robotics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication & Design Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, State Representative Rowing, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 364 GRAMMARIAN 2015

1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Full House Colours, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize - Further Mathematics 3/4, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8B Football, Water Polo, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Third XVIII Football, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Debating Captain , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Music Percussion Ensemble Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 2 DAV Debating D Grade Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade.

Carabott, Kallan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 11 Service Colours - Rugby, Year 12 Full Colours - Lawn Bowls, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Touch Rugby BGS 2, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 15, Snow Sports, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Lawn Bowls, Second XV Rugby, Summer Sport, Year 12 Lawn Bowls, Second XV Rugby, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1.

Crabtree, Toby-Lee

Martin, Rohan

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Coach’s Award U14 Rugby, iDesign Innovation Award, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT Multimedia Semester 2, Merit Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 1, The Unit 1/2 Information Technology Prize, Year 11 Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Improved Rugby Second XV, Service Colours - Rugby, Year 12 Best & Fairest Rubgy Second XV, Full Colours Rugby, SPORTS: Year 7 Open Diving, Rugby Under 13, Year 8 Open Diving, Rugby Under 14, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 9/10 Red Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Second XV Rugby, Year 12 Badminton White, First XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Library Committee , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 8 Debating Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Chinese Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Fourth in Year 8, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Religious Education Prize, The Winner of the English Essay Writing Competition, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The French Prize, Year 10 BGS Soccer Team of the Year Utility, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 1 Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 2 -

Semester 2, Most Valuable Player Soccer 10A, The English Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Service Colours - Soccer, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Chapel Service, Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours Soccer, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, The Noel Thomas Memorial Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Soccer, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, 9A Soccer, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, First XI Soccer, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, First XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Vice Captain Cricket 9A, Year 10 Captain of Cricket 10A, Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Prefect , Vice Captain Cricket Second XI, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Chapel Server DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies St John Ambulance Year 10 Chapel Server Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Year 11 Chapel Server DAV Debating B Grade Student Wellbeing Committee Year 12 Chapel Server DAV Debating A Grade Student Wellbeing Committee.


Murray, Max ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 8 Best & Fairest Soccer 8A, Year 9 Batting Award Cricket 9A, Year 10 Bowling Award First XI, Full Colours - Soccer, Year 11 Coach’s Award Soccer First XI, Full Colours - Cricket, Full Colours - Soccer, Year 12 Best & Fairest The McPhee Medal - Cricket First XI, Bowling Award Cricket First XI, Full Colours - Cricket, Full Colours - Soccer, Full House Colours, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Athletics, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Soccer, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, 9A Soccer, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 Cricket First XI, First XI Soccer (APS Premiers), Year 11 Cricket First XI, First XI Soccer, Year 12 Cricket First XI, First XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Cricket 8A, Captain of Soccer 8A, Form Captain , Year 12 Captain of Soccer , Vice Captain Cricket , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art.

Nettlefold, Matthew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Chinese Semester 2, The Drama Prize,

Year 8 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Merit Certificate Science Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Hockey 8A, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Drama Prize, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Diving, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, The Baylis Perpetual Trophy Hockey Year 10 Best and Fairest, The Unit 1/2 Geography Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Hockey, Half Colours - Diving, Half Service Colours Music, Most Improved Hockey First XI, Year 12 Full Colours - Chapel Service, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Hockey, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Diving, Half Colours - Music, The Coach’s Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Hockey First XI, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Open Diving, Water Polo, Year 8 Open Diving, Year 8 Hockey, Year 9 9 Hockey, Open Diving, Year 10 Hockey, Open Diving, Year 11 Diving, First XI Hockey, Open Diving, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Diving, First XI Hockey, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Choir , Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 12 Captain of Chess , Captain of Diving , Captain of Hockey First XI, House Vice Captain - Dixon , Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Chapel Server Chess Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Drama Production Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Chapel Server Chess Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor String Orchestra

School Play - Year 7 & 8 Production - ‘The Hobbit’ Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Backstage Crew of the CombinedYear 9/10 Production Chapel Server Interschool Chess Private Tuition Music Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Chapel Server Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Interschool Chess Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra The Hope Project Production Crew Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Chapel Server Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Chapel Server Chess Combined Senior Production - Cast Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Student Wellbeing Committee Year 9-12 Choir.

Oliver, Mac ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 10 The Baylis Perpetual Trophy Hockey Year 10 Best and Fairest, Year 11 Full Colours - Hockey, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours Hockey, Half Colours - Rowing, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 Water Polo, Year 8 Hockey, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9 Hockey, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Hockey, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Third VIII Rowing Cooper Club, Year 12 First XI Hockey, Second VIII Rowing Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain , Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , EXTRA CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew Year 12 Combined Senior Production Backstage Crew.

Olivier, Jandre ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Year 8 Best & Fairest 8BFootball, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Half Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 8 Credit Prize, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Prize Certificate, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Full Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Second in Year 9, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate

Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 2 Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Full Colours - Tennis, Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, Monash University Scholars nominee, Most Improved Tennis First VIII, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Maurice Dowd Memorial Prize for Woodwork, The Science Prize, Third in Year 10, Undefeated Medallion Singles Tennis First VIII, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Tennis, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Norman McGlashan Prize for Physical Education, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize - Mathematical Methods 3/4, The Unit 1/2 General Mathematics (Advanced) Prize, Year 12 1977 Prefects Cup for Sportsmanship Tennis, Distinction Certificate Accounting 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Product Design & Technology 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Specialist Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Tennis, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Most Improved Player Award Football First XVIII, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize Specialist Mathematics 3/4, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 8B Football, Athletics, First VIII Tennis, Year 9 9A Football, First VIII Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, First VIII Tennis, Water Polo, Year 11 First VIII Tennis, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Year 12 First VIII GRAMMARIAN 2015 365


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Tennis, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Co-Captain of Tennis , House Vice Captain - Dixon , Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Prize BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 8 Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Concert Band University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Extension Studies St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Extension Studies Interschool Chess Year 11 Chess Philosophy.

(Best & Fairest) Football First XVIII, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Touch Rugby BGS 1, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics - Sprints, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 Athletics - Sprints, First XVIII Football, Touch Football, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Summer Sport, Touch Football, Year 12 Athletics - Sprints, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Lawn Bowls, Touch Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Football 8A, Rosstrevor School Officer , Vice Captain Rugby Team 1, Year 9 Captain of Football 9A, Peer Counsellor , Year 12 House Captain - Dixon , Vice Captain of Football First XVIII, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Distinction Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre.

Pavlou, Nicholas ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Leading Goal Kicker - Football, Merit Certificate Humanities Semester 1, Pryor Honour Board Football, The Physical Education Prize, Undefeated Medallion Touch Rugby, Year 9 Best & Fairest Football 9A, Victorian Secondary Schools Touch Football Championship U15 Boys Plate Premiers, Year 10 Full Colours - Football, Half Colours Athletics, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Physical Education 3/4 Semester 1, Runner Up Best & Fairest First XVIII, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship - Winners, Year 12 APS Representative Team Football, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Lawn Bowls, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Athletics, Harry Zachariah Perpetual Trophy 366 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Riordan, Michael ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Chinese Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The AD Turnbull Prize for Dux of Rosstrevor, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, BGS

Football Team of the Year HalfBack, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Edward McKay Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 9, The English Prize, The Japanese Prize, The Mathematics Prize, The Science Prize, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, Half Colours Athletics, Monash University Scholars nominee, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The A J Simpson Prize for Religious Education, The Alan MacGlashan Memorial Prize for Dux of Year 10, The Japanese Prize, The Unit 1/2 Politics Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Advanced General Mathematics 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 English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester

1, Distinction Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Half Colours - Athletics, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Service Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Monash Prize for Dux of Year 11, The Unit 1/2 Economics Prize, Year 12 Best Team Man Football Second XVIII, Distinction Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Specialist Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Debating, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Japanese 3/4 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Service Colours - Music, The H A Glover Prize - English 3/4, The Jim Fraser Memorial Prize, The R H Wallman Prize - History Revolutions 3/4, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics - Triple Jump, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Distance, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Athletics Distance, Cricket Second XI, Second XVIII Football, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, Second XVIII Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Extension Studies Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV

Debating C Grade Extension Studies Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 11 Chess DAV Debating B Grade Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade Senior Guitar Ensemble.

Robertson, Mackie ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 8 Best & Fairest Football 8A, Year 10 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Touch Football, Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship - Winners, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Tennis, Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics - Sprints, Year 8A Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Long/Triple Jump, First XVIII Football, Summer Sport, Year 11 Athletics - Sprints, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Second VIII Tennis, Touch Football, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Captain Dixon, Vice Captain of Athletics , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Rosstrevor Public Speaking Competition Finalist .


VIII Blue Tennis , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre.

Roubos, Anthony ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 2 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Year 9 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate French Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, The French Prize, The Unit 1/2 Biology Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, The Lewis Luckins Memorial Prize for General Mathematics, The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize - Unit 3/4 Biology, The Unit 1/2 French Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, The Unit 3/4 French Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Sixth

Sidhu, Sanjiv Schulz, Harrison ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Biology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Touch Football, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship - Winners, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Literature 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours - Swimming, The Robert Claude James Prize - Literature 3/4, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Water Polo, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 15, Water Polo, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Second VII Water Polo, Touch Football, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Touch Football, Year 12 Swimming, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 12 Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Year 7D Tennis, Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10A Tennis, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Third VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Summer Sport, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare.

Smallridge, Matthew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Finalist, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate History Semester 1, Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science Semester 2, Most Improved

Swimming Under 15, Year 10 Best & Fairest Football 9/10c, Half Colours - Music, Most Improved Swimming Under 16, Year 11 Half Colours - Music, Half Colours - Swimming, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Chapel Service, Full Colours - Music, Full Colours - St John Ambulance, Service Colours - Swimming, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 8 8B Football, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9/10C Football, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Third XVIII Football, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Deputy Senior Chapel Server , Rosstrevor Drama Vice Captain , Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 12 Leader Concert Band , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Concert Band Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Extension Studies Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Chapel Server Extension Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Chapel Server Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Extension Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Chapel Server Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Philosophy Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 12 Chapel Server Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Victorian School Music Festival.

Trifunovski, Sam ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Science Semester 1, Year 9 Merit Certificate Art - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Commerce Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 11 Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Merit Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7 Volleyball, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Second XV Rugby, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Second Badminton, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama.

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Year 9 Artist in Residence Music Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Senior Big Band Stage Band Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Music Camp.

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TziorasDiamataris, Christian ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 8 Coach’s Award Football 8B, Year 10 Most Improved Player Award Swimming Under 16, Year 11 Coach’s Award Swimming Under 17, Coach’s Award Water Polo Second VII, Half Colours - Swimming, Year 12 Coach’s Award Swimming Open, Full Colours - Chapel Service, Half Colours - Swimming, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Athletics, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 8B Football, Athletics, Water Polo, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Third XI Soccer, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Second VII Water Polo, Second XI Soccer, Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Vice Captain Dixon, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Participation Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 8 Chapel Server Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cast of the Year 9/10 Production Chapel Server St John Ambulance Student Council Year 10 Chapel Server St John Ambulance The Hope Project Cast Year 11 Chapel Server Year 12 Chapel Server.

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Zeng, Chris

Bullock, Kane

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Dixon AWARDS: Year 10 Coach’s Award Hockey Year 10, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Commerce Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Badminton, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Badminton, Merit Certificate Literature 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Valuable Player Badminton First VIII, SPORTS: Year 10 Hockey, Year 11 First Badminton, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 First Badminton, Second XI Hockey, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Captain of Badminton , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 2 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathmatics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Coach’s Award Soccer 10A, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 Semester 2, Year 12 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Accounting 3/4 - Semester 1, Golden Boot Soccer Second XI, Half Colours - Rowing, Half Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Chemistry 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 9 9A Soccer, Athletics, Rowing - All, Year 10 10A Soccer, Athletics Distance, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Second XI Soccer, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XI Soccer, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music

Bender, Bert ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 Best & Fairest Rugby Under 14, Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Clubman Award Rugby First XV, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Touch Rugby BGS 1, Water Polo, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Water Polo, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing Cooper Club, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Captain of Rowing , House Vice Captain - Hancock , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Burnside, Alex ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Merit Certificate Visual communication & Design - Semester 1, Year 10 BGS Soccer Team of the Year Right Midfield, Coach’s Award Soccer 10C, Merit Certificate Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Merit Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Golden Boot Soccer Fifth XI, Half Colours - Rowing, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Open VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit Music Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Music Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Year 12 DAV Debating A Grade.


Capp, Anthony ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Runner Up, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Most Improved 9A Tennis, Year 10 Coach’s Award Tennis 10A, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science 2 Semester 2, Year 11 Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Determined Player Tennis Third VIII, The Unit 1/2 History (20th Century) Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Debating, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Drama, Service Colours - Music, The Unit 3/4 Geography Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 Year 8 Hockey, Year 8B1 Tennis, Year 9 9 Hockey, Water Polo, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 Hockey, Water Polo, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Second VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Second VII Water Polo, Second VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain , Rosstrevor Environment Committee , EXTRA CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cast of the Year 9/10 Production St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating C Grade Intermediate Public Speaking Competition The Hope Project Production Crew Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating B Grade Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade Senior Guitar Ensemble.

Chapman, Luke ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 9 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Coach’s Award 9/10A Badminton, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Best Back Award Rugby First XV, Full Colours - Rugby, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, State Representative - Victorian Schools Rugby Union Under 17, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, SPORTS: Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Second Badminton, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Second Badminton, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Cook, Andrew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 8 Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science Semester 2, Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate IT Multimedia - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Economics 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Service Colours - Cross Country, Year 12 Full Colours - Cross Country, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate Economics 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Athletics, Rosstrevor

Swimming, Rugby Under 14 Undefeated, Year 8 Athletics Shot Put, Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 Rowing - All, Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Senior Cross Country Squad, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 Senior Cross Country Squad, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 12 Captain of Cross Country , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Extension Studies Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Extension Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Extension Studies Year 11 Philosophy.

Accounting 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship - Winners, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours Touch Football, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, Service Colours - Swimming, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby BGS 1, Year 9 9A Football, Athletics - Distance, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Distance, Touch Football, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Athletics - Distance, Second XVIII Football, Touch Football, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 Athletics - Distance, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Touch Football, Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Touch Rugby , Rosstrevor House Captain Hancock, Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 House Captain - Hancock , Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art.

Donald, Zach ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 8 The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Victorian Secondary Schools Touch Football Championship U15 Boys Plate Premiers, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Half Service Colours - Football, Merit Certificate History Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 11 Best & Fairest Second XVIII, Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Swimming, Full Colours Touch Football, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate

Foss, Mitch ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 2 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Year 8 iDesign Quiksilver Award, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 1, Year GRAMMARIAN 2015 369


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10 Full Colours - Swimming, Full Colours - Water Polo, Year 11 Best & Fairest Water Polo First VII, Full Colours Swimming, Full Colours - Water Polo, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Backstroke Relay, Victorian All Schools Swimming Championships 2nd Open Butterfly Relay, Year 12 Full Colours - Swimming, Full Colours - Water Polo, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, First VII Water Polo, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 8A Football, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, First VII Water Polo, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, First VII Water Polo, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First VII Water Polo, Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Vice Captain Hancock, Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 11 Vice Captain of Water Polo , Year 12 Captain of Water Polo , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate.

Gillies, Nick ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Year 8 Best & Fairest U14 Rugby, iDesign Finalist, Merit Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, The Fraser Cairns History Prize, Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate 370 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Science - Semester 1, Half Colours - Athletics, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Politics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Best Forward Award Rugby Under 16, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Rugby, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Rugby, Half Colours Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition, The Unit 3/4 Geography Prize, Writing Competition Joint Senior Winner, Year 12 Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Athletics, Rugby Under 14 - Undefeated, Year 7 Volleyball, Year 8 Athletics Shot Put, Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Athletics - Shot Put, Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Athletics - Shot Put, Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Athletics - Shot Put, First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 Athletics - Shot Put, First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 12 Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Chess Music Private Tuition Music Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Concert

Band Senior Music Camp Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade.

Senior Music Camp Victorian School Music Festival.

Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Sixth VIII Blue Tennis , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 10 Private Tuition Music Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival.

Huang, Jeff

Hong, Bob ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Creativity Award, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, Half Colours Badminton, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, The Hope Family Poetry Prize, Year 11 Full Colours - Badminton, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours Badminton, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Water Polo, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 10 First Badminton, Rugby Under 16, Year 11 First Badminton, First XV Rugby, Year 12 First Badminton, Second XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Big Band , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Extension Studies - History Extension Studies Philosophy Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Big Band Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 DAV Debating D Grade Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Stage Band Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Intermediate Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Stage Band Year 11 Beatles Remembered Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Coach’s Award Tennis 9A, Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 2, The English as a Second Language Prize, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Tennis 10A, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 1/2 Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award Tennis Second VIII, Year 12 Most Valuable Player Tennis Second VIII, SPORTS: Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Second VIII Tennis, Year 12 Second VIII Tennis, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Jiang, Tony ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Music - Semester 1, The Mathematics Prize, Year 11 The Unit 3/4 Music Prize, SPORTS:

Kay, James ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 1 ENTRY YEAR: 2004 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Rowing Cooper Club, Year 12 Fifth VIII Tennis, First XV Rugby, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Music Year 9 St John Ambulance. Half Colours - Rowing, State nd Badminton, Summer Sport,

McIntyre, Harrison ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Finalist, Year 9 Coach’s Award Football 9A, Year 11 Coach’s Award Second XVIII, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Year


12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Premiership Colours Football, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 9A Football, Water Polo, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Water Polo, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Second XVIII Football, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Touch Football, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Second VII Water Polo, Touch Football, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1.

Prosser, Ben ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 11 ASX Sharemarket Game 2nd Prize, Year 12 Half Colours - Student Council, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Touch Rugby BGS 3, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10B Tennis, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Second XV Rugby, Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 12 Lawn Bowls, Second XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain , Year 12 Senior School Student Council , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Student Council Year 12 Student Council.

ROFE

Rutherford, Josh

Trovati, Mitchell

Azpurua, Pedro

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 8 8B Football, Athletics, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra School Play - Year 7 & 8 Production - ‘The Hobbit’ Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 DAV Debating D Grade Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade St John Ambulance Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Sustainability Award, Year 9 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours - Lawn Bowls, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Lawn Bowls, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Library Committee , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Best & Fairest Soccer 8B, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 Golden Boot Soccer 9C, Merit Certificate Fench - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Most Valuable Player Soccer 10C, Year 12 Full Colours - Lawn Bowls, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Touch Rugby BGS 3, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 9/10B Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Lawn Bowls, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Captain of Lawn Bowls , House Vice Captain - Rofe , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Proficiency Music Rosstrevor Drama Production Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band School Play - Year 7 & 8 Production - ‘The Hobbit’ Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art DAV Debating D Grade Private Tuition Music Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew.

Wang, Jue ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Hancock AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, SPORTS: Year 11 Second Badminton, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red,

Alesi, Simon ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Year 11 Service Colours Music, Year 12 Half Colours - Music, SPORTS: Year 7 Rosstrevor Swimming, Rugby Under 13, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10 Swimming, Year 11 Second XV Rugby, Summer Sport, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Year 12 Swimming, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 4 Strings Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Music Tour - Hong Kong/ Shanghai Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble The Hope Project Cast Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Choral Soiree Private Tuition Music Senior Guitar Ensemble Solo Concert 2 Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Duke of Edinburgh Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Year 9-12 Choir.

Bade, Luca ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 GRAMMARIAN 2015 371


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Merit Certificate Art 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Art 1/2 - Semester 2, Service Colours - Rowing, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate Biology 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Improved Rugby First XV, The Art Prize, The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize - Unit 3/4 Biology, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 Year 8 Hockey, Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9/10C Football, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Third XVIII Football, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Year 11 Vice Captain Rowing , Year 12 Vice Captain Rowing , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Artist in Residence Art Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate.

Brodribb, Michael ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Best & Fairest Rugby Under 15, The Outdoor Education Prize, Victorian Secondary Schools Touch Football Championship U15 Boys Plate Premiers 2012 Under 15, Year 10 Full Colours - Rugby, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Touch Rugby BGS 3, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 First XV Rugby, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Second Badminton, Touch Football, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Fourth Badminton Blue, Touch Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Touch Rugby , EXTRA CURRICULAR 372 GRAMMARIAN 2015

ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama.

Studies Year 11 Philosophy.

Clapp, Campbell Cannuli, Julian ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 2, Year 8 Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 1, The Extension Studies Prize, Year 9 Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Best Team Player Tennis 10C, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Year 11 Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Best Team Player Tennis - Blue 6VIII, Distinction Certificate Chemistry 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8C Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Lawn Bowls, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Environment Leader , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Rosstrevor Library Committee , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Rosstrevor Chapel Server Year 8 Chapel Server Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Chapel Server Extension Studies Year 10 Chapel Server Extension

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 2 ENTRY YEAR: 2005 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: The Isobel Simon Prize, Full Colours - Diving, Year 7 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 8 Coach’s Award Hockey 8A, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Latin - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Music - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Fifth in Year 9, Merit Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Friends of Music Achievement Prize, Year 10 APS Swimming and Diving Medallion 3rd U16 Diving Div A, 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 2, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Full Colours -

Hockey, Half Colours - Music, Intermediate Public Speaking Competition Runner Up, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Monash University Scholars nominee, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Second in Year 10, The Unit 1/2 Legal Studies Prize, Year 11 APS Swimming and Diving Medallion 3rd U17 Diving Division A, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours Diving, Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Hockey, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Service Colours - Student Council, The Unit 1/2 Literature Prize, The Unit 1/2 Psychology Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Chapel Service, Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours - Diving, Full Colours Drama, Full Colours - Hockey, Full Colours - Music, Full Colours - Student Council, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Merit Certificate Japanese 3/4 - Semester 1, Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition, The Prize for the Vice-Captain of the School, The Russell Fielding Waring Memorial Prize, SPORTS: Year 6 Diving, Year 7 7A Hockey, Open Diving, Water Polo, Year 8 Athletics, Open Diving, Year 8 Hockey, Year 9 9 Hockey, Open Diving, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 9 Rowing / Open Diving, Year 10 First XI Hockey, Open Diving, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 First XI Hockey, Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second VII Water Polo, Year 12 Diving, First XI Hockey, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 6 Leader Wilson House String Orchestra , School Officer ,

Senior Chapel Server , Year 8 Captain of Diving , Leader Rosstrevor String Orchestra , Rosstrevor Drama Vice Captain , Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Captain of Hockey 9A, Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 11 Senior School Student Council , Year 12 Captain of Music , Prefect , Senior School Student Council , Vice Captain of Debating , Vice Captain of School , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Cello Choir Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Book Club Rosstrevor Chapel Server Rosstrevor Drama Production Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Cello Choir Chapel Server Extension Studies Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor String Orchestra School Play - Year 7 & 8 Production - ‘The Hobbit’ Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Cast of the Year 9/10 Production Cello Choir Chapel Server DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies Music Tour - Hong Kong/Shanghai Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Student Council Trombone Sectional Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Chapel Server DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance Student Council The Hope Project Cast Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating B Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Philosophy Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance String Spectacular Student Council Student Wellbeing Committee Victorian School Music Festival Year 12 Chapel Server Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating


D Grade Duke of Edinburgh Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Student Council Student Wellbeing Committee Victorian School Music Festival.

Fang, Steven ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 9 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 10 Year 9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Blue, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 1.

Fry, George ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Drama - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Religious Education Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester

1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Full Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Cricket, Full Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, The Unit 1/2 Business Management Prize, Year 11 APS Representative Team Soccer, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 1, Full Colours Cricket, Full Colours - Soccer, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 2, Merit Certificate Psychology 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 APS Representative Team Soccer Vice Captain, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate History Revolutions 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours Cricket, Full Colours - Soccer, Full House Colours, Most Valuable Player Soccer First XI, The Unit 3/4 Psychology Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Athletics, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Soccer, Athletics - Shot Put, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, First XI Soccer, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10A Soccer, Cricket First XI, Year 11 Cricket First XI, First XI Soccer, Year 12 Cricket First XI, First XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor School Officer , Year 9 Form Vice Captain , Year 12 Chantology Captain , House Vice Captain - Rofe , Vice Captain Cricket , Vice Captain Soccer , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Extension Studies - Literature Music Year 8 Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence Art Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Extension Studies Year 10 Extension Studies.

Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music no boys in 2011 Intermediate Big Band Rosstrevor Big Band Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Intermediate Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Stage Band Year 11 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp.

Heron, Ty

Jahn, Gus

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Merit Certificate Art - Semester 2, Year 10 Best Back Award Rugby Under 16, Year 11 Full Colours - Rugby, Half Service Colours - Music, Service Colours - Rowing, State Representative Rowing, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, Half Service Colours - Music, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Touch Rugby, Touch Rugby - Undefeated, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Touch Rugby BGS 2, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 16, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Second VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Rugby , Captain of Touch Rugby , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor String Orchestra Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Students Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Choral Soiree Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Chinese Semester 2, Year 8 Best Player Award Soccer 8B, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, The Art Prize, The Robyn Sorensen Prize for Instrumental Music, Year 9 Coach’s Award Soccer 9C, Distinction Certificate IT Robotics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate French - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Visual Communication & Design Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, Golden Boot Soccer Third XI, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7B Tennis, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Year 8A Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 Summer Sport, Year 12 Sixth VIII Red Tennis , Third XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Percussion Ensemble , Year 10 Leader Stage Band , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Drama Production Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Music Percussion Ensemble Rosstrevor Big Band

Kardis, Julian ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, The Progress Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Software Development 3/4 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours - Lawn Bowls, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Rugby, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Open Diving, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Lawn Bowls, Second VII Water Polo, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew.

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9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate St John Ambulance.

McBain, Andrew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, The Parents’ Association Prize for Most Improved, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate French Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design Semester 1, Merit Certificate Business Management 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science 2 Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate History (20th Century) 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Premiership Colours Football, Merit Certificate Geography 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Year 9C Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Second XVIII Football, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Summer Sport, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Vice Captain , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 374 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Neville, Carter ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency, Year 11 Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Year 7C1 Tennis, Year 8 8B Football, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9A Soccer, Rowing - All, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Third VIII Tennis, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth VIII Tennis - Undefeated, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate.

Secondary Schools Touch Football Championship U15 Boys Plate Premiers, Year 10 Best & Fairest Rugby Under 16, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Coach’s Award Rugby First XV, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Touch Football, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Under 18 State Touch Football Championship - Winners, Year 12 Best & Fairest Rubgy First XV, Full Colours - Rowing, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, State Representative U18 Rugby Union Team, SPORTS: Year 7 Athletics, Rugby Under 13, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 8 Athletics, Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Tennis, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Touch Football, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XV Rugby, Touch Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Rugby , Rosstrevor House Captain Rofe, Year 9 Captain of Rugby Under 15, Year 12 House Captain - Rofe , Prefect , Vice Captain Rugby First XV, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate DAV Debating D Grade St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 DAV Debating B Grade.

Potter, Harry ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 The Outdoor Education Prize, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Victorian

1, Year 10 Merit Certificate Politics 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 11 ASX Sharemarket Game 1st, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Literature 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours - Drama, Full House Colours, Service Colours Football, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8B Football, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Third XVIII Football, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, Second XVIII Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 12 Vice Captain of Debating , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Book Club Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Rosstrevor Public Speaking Competition Finalist Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating D Grade St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre DAV Debating C Grade Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating B Grade Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Backstage Crew DAV Debating A Grade DAV Debating B Grade.

Sun, Javin Scacco, Robbie ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 iDesign Finalist, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Public Speaking Competition Finalist, Year 9 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 8 The Music Prize, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Comminication & Design - Semester 2, Full Colours Badminton, Merit Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year

10 Best & Fairest Badminton First VIII, Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication & Design - Semester 2, Full Colours - Badminton, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Business Management 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Badminton, Half Colours Music, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, The Unit 1/2 Visual Communication & Design Prize, Year 12 Coach’s Award Hockey Second XI, Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Badminton, Half Colours Music, The H V Mitchell Essay Prize, The Unit 3/4 Visual Communication and Design Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7C1 Tennis, Year 8 Athletics, Year 8 Hockey, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9 Hockey, First Badminton, Year 10 First Badminton, Hockey, Year 11 First Badminton, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 First Badminton, Second XI Hockey, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Leader Rosstrevor Concert Band , Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Year 11 Vice Captain Badminton , Year 12 Captain of Badminton , Leader Symphony Orchestra , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Music Scholarship Music Scholarship Students Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 Orchestra for the Combined Rosstrevor Production Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp


Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 7/8 Production Stage Band - Bugsy Malone Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered Choral Soiree Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Philosophy Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Duke of Edinburgh Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival Year 9-12 Choir.

Sun, Steven ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 10 Coach’s Award 9/10B Badminton, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Year 11 Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Specialist Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - St John Ambulance, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 7D Tennis, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 9/10B Badminton, Year 11 Fourth XI Soccer, Second Badminton, Year 12 Second Badminton, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Chess Music Year 8 Chess Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare St John Ambulance Year 11 St John Ambulance Year 12 St John Ambulance.

Wang, Matthew ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: Rofe AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Fifth in Year 8, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 9 APS Representative Team Swimming Butterfly Relay - 1st Place Under 16, Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Best Swimmer Under 15, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Full Colours - Chess, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Second in Year 9, Year 10 APS Swimming and Diving Medallion 3rd U16 50m Butterfly, Best Swimmer Under 16, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Fifth in Year 10, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Chinese Prize, The Outdoor Education Prize, Year 11 APS Swimming and Diving Medallion 3rd U17 50m Butterfly, Australian Mathematics Competition -

Distinction, Best Swimmer Under 17, Full Colours Swimming, Full Colours - Water Polo, Half Colours - Chess, Half Service Colours - Music, Merit Certificate Chemistry 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Improved Rugby First XV, Year 12 Best Back Award Rugby First XV, Best Swimmer Open, Full Colours - Rugby, Full Colours - Swimming, Full House Colours, Geoff Cleaver Trophy for the Team Man Swimming, Nettlefold Family Prize for Captain of Swimming, The RM Millar Prize (formerly MASCO Prize), The Unit 3/4 Chinese as a Second Language Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 Rosstrevor Cross Country Squad, Water Polo, Year 8 Swimming, 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 XV Rugby, Year 12 Swimming, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Swimming , Form Captain , Rosstrevor School Officer , Vice Captain Cross Country , Year 12 Captain of Chess , Captain of Swimming , Co-ordinator of International Students , Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Chess Extension Studies Philosophy Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 8 Chess Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Extension Studies Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Extension Studies Interschool Chess Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 11 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Year 12 Chess.

SCHOOL

Semester 1, Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9A Soccer, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 10B Tennis, Year 10C Tennis, Year 11 Fifth VIII Tennis, Second XI Soccer, Year 12 Lawn Bowls, Second XI Soccer, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Soccer Year 8 Blue, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Chess Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare.

Ahrens, Hendrik ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Best Team Player Cricket 9B, Year 11 Best & Fairest Hockey Second XI, Year 12 Full Colours - Hockey, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Water Polo, Year 7D Tennis, Year 9 9 Hockey, Year 9C Cricket, Year 10 Hockey, Year 10A Tennis, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Second XI Hockey, Third VIII Tennis, Year 12 First XI Hockey, Third VIII Tennis - Undefeated, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 3 Private Tuition Music Year 11 Combined Senior Production Cast Year 12 Student Wellbeing Committee.

Buenaventura, Raph ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 12 Most Valuable Player Badminton Red Fourth VIII, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 Year 8 Hockey, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 9 Hockey, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 10 Hockey, Year 9/10B Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth Badminton Red, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets Recruit Platoon Section 3 Year 10 St John Ambulance.

Andrews, Nathan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Year 11 Best Team Player Tennis Fourth VIII, Year 12 Full House Colours, Merit Certificate English 3/4 GRAMMARIAN 2015 375


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Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9/10C Football, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Year 9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Third XVIII Football, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance.

9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 11 Summer Sport, Third XVIII Football, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis - Undefeated, Second XV Rugby,

Canham, Ben ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 6 ENTRY YEAR: 2009 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 BGS Football Team of the Year, Year 9 BGS Football Team of the Year, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 1, Year 11 Half Colours - Swimming, Merit Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Rowing, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Water Polo, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 9A Football, Rowing - All, Water Polo, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10A Rowing, Year 11 Second VII Water Polo, Second XVIII Football, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Hill, Harry

Efklides, Lindsay ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 1 ENTRY YEAR: 2004 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, Year 10 Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Most Valuable Player Badminton Second VIII, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 7 Volleyball, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 9A Football, 9A Soccer, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 10 10A Soccer, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 Second Badminton, Third XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Second Badminton, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence Art.

Chen, Tom ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 2, Most Improved Player Award 9/10B Team - Football, Year 11 Runner Up Best & Fairest Third XVIII, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Blue Soccer, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, 376 GRAMMARIAN 2015

Gill, Liam ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 10 ENTRY YEAR: 2013 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 12 Full House Colours, SPORTS: Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Year

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 4 ENTRY YEAR: 2007 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 1, The Osborne Family Prize for Captain of Rosstrevor, Year 9 Coach’s Award Cricket 9A, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Runner Up Best & Fairest Football 9A, Year 10 Distinction Certificate History - Semester 2, Full Colours - Athletics, Half Service Colours - Football, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Year 11 Full Premiership Colours Football, Half Colours - Athletics, Half Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Economics 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Most Improved Player Award First XVIII, Year 12 APS Representative Team Football/Captain, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Athletics, Full Colours - Cricket, Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, The 1967 Prefects’ Games Prize, The Brighton Grammarians’ Lodge Prize in Memory of Ivan Staedman, The Prize for the Captain of the School, The Selwyn Noall Memorial Rhodes Prize, Third Place Best & Fairest Football First XVIII, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football,

Athletics, Water Polo, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Water Polo, Year 8A Cricket, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, 9A Football, Year 9A Cricket, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics Sprints, First XVIII Football, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Athletics - Sprints, Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Touch Football, Year 12 Athletics - Sprints, Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Touch Football, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Football Leadership Group , Rosstrevor School Captain , Year 9 Captain of Cricket 9A, Year 12 Captain of Football First XVIII, Captain of School , Prefect , Vice Captain of Athletics , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Distinction Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 10 Community Service: Assist at Early Learning Centre.

Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Private Tuition Music Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cast of the Year 9/10 Production DAV Debating D Grade St John Ambulance Year 10 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp The Hope Project Cast Year 11 Combined Senior Production - Cast Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Cast.

Li, Charlie

Kauiers, Elias ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: Prep ENTRY YEAR: 2003 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Merit Certificate Art - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Art Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, Year 11 Best Forward Award Rugby Second XV, Full Colours Drama, Half Colours - Rugby, Year 12 Full Colours - Drama, Full Colours - Rugby, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, The Peter Goodall Drama Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 7 Volleyball, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Year 8 Volleyball, Year 9 Rowing - All, Rugby Under 15, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 First XV Rugby, Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Year 12 First XV Rugby, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 Vice Captain of Drama , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 6 Private Tuition Music

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 9 ENTRY YEAR: 2012 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English as a Second Language - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 2 - Semester 2, The English as a Second Language Prize, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English as an Additional Language 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English as an Additional Language 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Merit Certificate English as an Additional Language 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 9 Senior Cross Country Squad, Year 10 Year 9/10 Blue Badminton, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, Summer Sport, Year 12 Fourth Badminton Red, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate St John Ambulance.


Mace, Jordan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 - Semester 1, Year 12 Full House Colours, Full Premiership Colours Football, SPORTS: Year 8 8A Football, Athletics, Year 9 9A Football, Rowing - All, Water Polo, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Second XVIII Football, Sixth VIII Tennis, Year 11 Swimming, Year 12 First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), Sixth VIII Red Tennis , OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Captain School , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Otis, Jack ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Religious Education - Semester 2, Year 9 Distinction Certificate Visual Commuinication & Design - Semester 1, Year 11 Distinction Certificate General Mathematics 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, The Year 11 Progress Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Rowing, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7B Tennis, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics,

Year 8B1 Tennis, Year 9 9A Football, Rowing - All, Year 9 A Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Athletics - Distance, Year 10C Rowing, Year 11 Fourth VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Second XVIII Football, Year 12 Second XVIII Football, Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 12 House Vice Captain - School , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 St John Ambulance.

Pucovski, Will ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Batting Award Cricket First XI, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit, Batting Award Cricket First XI, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Visual Communication and Design - Semester 2, Full Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 1, Merit Certificate French Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 10 APS Representative Team, Batting Award First XI, Distinction Certificate Commerce Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Full Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate English - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 2 - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Physical Education

Prize, Year 11 Batting Award Cricket First XI, Best & Fairest Cricket - The McPhee Medal First XI, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 Semester 1, Year 12 Distinction Certificate Physical Education 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Cricket, Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Psychology 3/4 - Semester 1, Service Colours - Football, State Representative Cricket, The Unit 3/4 Physical Education Prize, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Soccer, Year 7A Cricket, Year 8 8A Football, Cricket First XI, Year 9 2012 UK Cricket Tour Squad, 9A Football, Cricket First XI, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Cricket First XI, Year 11 Cricket First XI, Exempt from Winter Sport, Year 12 Cricket First XI, First XVIII Football (APS Premiers), OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor School Vice Captain , Year 11 Vice Captain Cricket , Year 12 Captain of Cricket , Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit BHP Billiton Mathematics Competition - Junior Music Year 7 Guitar Ensemble Year 8 Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Guitar Ensemble Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate Extension Studies St John Ambulance Year 10 Extension Studies.

Robinson, Declan ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: ELC4 ENTRY YEAR: 2002 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 10 Most Improved Player Award Tennis 10B, Year 12 Full House Colours, Half Service Colours - Football, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Year 7 Red Cricket, Year 8 8B Football, Year 8 Blue Cricket, Year 9 9A Football, Year 9 Rowing, Year 10 10 Football, 9/10C Football, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Third XVIII

Football, Third VIII Tennis, Year 12 Fourth VIII Tennis Undefeated, Second XVIII Football, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Participation Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 4 Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare.

Semmens, Timothy

Rutter, Sam ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 5 ENTRY YEAR: 2008 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 12 Full House Colours, Half Colours Rowing, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Hockey, Year 7C1 Tennis, Year 8 Athletics, Year 8 Hockey, Year 8B2 Tennis, Year 9 9/10C Football, Rowing - All, Year 9 C Blue Tennis, Year 9C Blue Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, Year 10B Rowing, Year 11 Open VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, Third XVIII Football, Year 12 Third VIII Rowing - Cooper Club, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Vice Captain , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 House Vice Captain - School , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition Participation Music Rosstrevor Drama Production Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 1 Year 11 Student Wellbeing Committee Year 12 Student Wellbeing Committee.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Choir Prize, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 Distinction Certificate French - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate English - Semester 2, Merit Certificate French Semester 2, Merit Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate French Semester 1, Most Improved Hockey Year 10, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The BGS Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Award, Year 11 Distinction Certificate Software Development 3/4 - Semester 1, Full Colours - Drama, Half Colours - Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours Music, The Unit 3/4 Software Development Prize, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours - Drama, Full House Colours, Half Colours - Music, Merit Certificate English 3/4 Semester 1, Merit Certificate French 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Further Mathematics 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 Athletics, Cross Country Rosstrevor Squad, Year 8 Rosstrevor Cross Country Squad, Year 8B1 Tennis, Year 9 9 Hockey, Year 9 B Tennis, Year 10 Hockey, Year 10A Tennis, Year 10B Tennis, Year 11 Second XI Hockey, Third VIII Tennis, Year 12 Second XI Hockey, Third VIII GRAMMARIAN 2015 377


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Tennis - Undefeated, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor Drama Captain , Rosstrevor Environment Committee , Rosstrevor Fundraising Committee , Rosstrevor Library Committee , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Captain of Drama , Leader of the Choir , Prefect , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Year 9 - 12 Choir Year 8 Extension Studies Music Rosstrevor Choir Rosstrevor Concert Band School Play - Year 7 & 8 Production - ‘The Hobbit’ Year 7 & 8 Choir Year 9 Artist in Residence - Drama Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Cast of the Year 9/10 Production DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9-12 Choir Year 10 DAV Debating C Grade Extension Studies Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Choral Soiree Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating B Grade Student Wellbeing Committee Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Combined Senior Production - Cast DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Student Wellbeing Committee Year 9-12 Choir.

Shen, Jesse ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Art - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Year 8 Distinction Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 1, Year 8 Credit Prize, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Credit, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science 378 GRAMMARIAN 2015

- Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Science Semester 2, Merit Certificate IT Robotics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Distinction Certificate English - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate History - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 11 Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, 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, Merit Certificate Visual Communication and Design 1/2 - Semester 2, Year 12 Full Colours - Debating, Full Colours - Music, Full House Colours, SPORTS: Year 7 7 Red Soccer, Rosstrevor Swimming, Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9/10C Red Badminton, Year 10 Year 9/10B Badminton, Year 11 Fourth Badminton Red, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Fourth Badminton Red, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band Year 9 Artist in Residence - Music Artist in Residence - Music - no boys in 2011 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate DAV Debating D Grade Extension Studies Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare DAV Debating C Grade Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Big Band Term 4 2013 Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Year 11 Bands Showcase Beatles Remembered DAV Debating B Grade Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Victorian School Music Festival Year

12 DAV Debating A Grade Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Big Band Senior Concert Band Senior Music Camp Victorian School Music Festival.

Sitzoukis, Themi ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 9 APS Representative Team Tennis, Full Colours - Tennis, Half Colours - Athletics, Year 10 Full Colours - Tennis, H A Glover Cup for School Champion Tennis First VIII, Year 11 Full Colours - Tennis, Year 12 H A Glover Cup for School Champion Tennis, Half Colours - Tennis, SPORTS: Year 7 7A Football, Athletics, Year 7A Tennis, Year 8 8A Football, Athletics - Distance, First VIII Tennis, Year 9 9A Soccer, Athletics Sprints, First VIII Tennis, Year 10 10 Football, 10A Football, First VIII Tennis, Year 11 Exempt from Winter Sport, First VIII Tennis, Year 12 First VIII Tennis, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Rosstrevor House Captain School, Year 12 Co-Captain of Tennis, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Credit Chess Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra Year 9 Artist in Residence - Art.

Travers, Will

Zhang, Michael

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Coach’s Award Rugby, Year 8 Merit Certificate Humanities - Semester 1, Year 9 Merit Certificate Commerce - Semester 2, Year 10 Merit Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Year 11 Bowling Award Cricket Second XI, Year 12 Full Colours - Rugby, SPORTS: Year 7 Rugby Under 13, Year 7 Blue Cricket, Year 7C2 Tennis, Year 8 Rugby Under 14, Touch Rugby BGS 1, Year 9 Rugby Under 15, Year 9 C Red Tennis, Year 9C Red Tennis, Year 10 Rugby Under 16, Year 10A Cricket, Year 11 Cricket Second XI, Fourth XI Soccer, Year 12 Cricket Second XI, First XV Rugby, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Captain of Rugby , Rosstrevor House Vice Captain School , Year 9 Peer Counsellor , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Proficiency Extension Studies - History Extension Studies - Philosophy Music Year 7 Percussion Ensemble Year 8 Music Year 9 St John Ambulance Year 12 Student Wellbeing Committee.

ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 7 ENTRY YEAR: 2010 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 7 Distinction Certificate Latin - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 2, Year 8 Merit Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Merit Certificate English Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Chinese - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Science Semester 1, The Chinese Prize, Year 10 Distinction Certificate Chinese (Second Language) 1/2 - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Chinese (Second Language) Advanced 1/2 Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Mathematics - Semester 2, The Unit 1/2 Chinese as a Second Language Prize, Year 11 Full Colours Badminton, Merit Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Japanese 1/2 - Semester 2, Most Valuable Player Badminton First VIII, Year 12 Full Colours Badminton, Full House Colours, Merit Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 3/4 - Semester 1, SPORTS: Year 7 7B Football, Rosstrevor Swimming, Water Polo, Year 8 8 Blue Soccer, Water Polo, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 9C Soccer, Water Polo, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 10 10C Soccer, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 First Badminton, Year 12 Badminton White, Fifth XI Soccer, First Badminton, EXTRA CURRICULAR


ACTIVITIES: Year 7 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction Music Year 8 Music Rosstrevor Concert Band University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition - Intermediate St John Ambulance University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Interschool Chess.

Zhang, Warren ENTRY YEAR LEVEL: 8 ENTRY YEAR: 2011 HOUSE: School AWARDS: Year 8 Distinction Certificate Japanese Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Mathematics Semester 1, iDesign Rosstrevor Award, Merit Certificate Science - Semester 1, The Spirit of Rosstrevor Award, Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Geography - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate IT Robotics - 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 9, Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, Merit Certificate History - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Woodcraft - Semester 1, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, Year 10 Coach’s Award 9/10A Badminton, Distinction Certificate Business Management 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate French - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Physics 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Science 1 - Semester 1, Fifth in Year 10, Merit Certificate English Semester 2, Merit Certificate French - Semester 1, Merit

Certificate History - Semester 2, Merit Certificate Maths Methods 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Woodcraft Semester 2, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Unit 1/2 Physics Prize, Year 11 Australian Mathematics Competition - Distinction, Distinction Certificate Design & Technology 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate English 1/2 - Semester 2, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 1/2 - Semester 2, Half Service Colours - Music, Merit Certificate French 1/2 - Semester 1, Merit Certificate Physics 3/4 Semester 1, Most Valuable Player Seconds, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Unit 1/2 English Prize, Year 12 Distinction Certificate English 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Legal Studies 3/4 - Semester 1, Distinction Certificate Product Design & Technology 3/4 - Semester 1, Full House Colours, Scholarship and Academic Leadership, The Bob Hamilton Memorial Prize - Legal Studies 3/4, The Unit 3/4 English as a Second Language Prize, SPORTS: Year 8 8 Red Soccer, Year 8D Tennis, Year 9 9C Soccer, Year 9/10B Blue Badminton, Year 10 Hockey, Year 9/10A Badminton, Year 11 Second Badminton, Second XI Hockey, Year 12 Fifth XI Soccer, Second Badminton, OFFICES HELD: Year 8 Form Captain , Year 10 Peer Counsellor , Year 12 Senior School Student Council , EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Year 8 Music Private Tuition Music Rosstrevor String Orchestra University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 9 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Cadets - Recruit Platoon Section 2 Extension Studies Private Tuition Music University of Melbourne Mathematics Competition Year 10 Community Service: Meal preparation at Fareshare Extension Studies Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra Year 9-12 Choir Year 11 Choral Soiree Melbourne Symphony Orchestra incursion Private Tuition Music Senior Music Camp Senior Symphony Orchestra String Spectacular Year 9-12 Choir Year 12 Melbourne Recital Centre “A Celebration of Music” Private Tuition Music Senior Symphony

Orchestra Student Council Student Wellbeing Committee Year 9-12 Choir.

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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.

Director of Program & Activities D. Cannizzaro, B. Sci, B.Ed.

Daily Organiser S.J. Kessler, B.Bus. (Vic.C), Grad.Dip.

Head of Visual Communication & Design M.L. Wardell, B.Ed.(Visual Arts), (Melb.)

Secondary), B.Bus (Sports Management)

Professional Career Development Practitioner B.F. Taylor, B.A., Dip.Ed.Psych. (Mon.),

Head of Art S. J. Emmett, B.Visual Arts, Dip. Ed.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Director of Operations/ Head of Sea Change P. Shepard, M.Ed, B.Teach (Priamary/ Director of Student Growth and Wellbeing K. Rogers, Dip Ed

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.A. Tongs, MBA, B.Bus, FCA, FCPA,

MAICD

Members of Council A. J. Chong, M.B.B.S., Dip R.A.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P.

P. Court, B.A. (LaTrobe) N. Edwards, B.Eco (Hons), FIPAA, FAICD G. Grigoriou, B.A., L.L.B (until 28/4/15)

J. Hey, B.Comm, Grad. Cert. (Mgmt),

GAICD (from 28/4/15)

N. Horton, A.M., B.A. Dip. Ed., 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)

E.H. Norton, B.Ec., F.C.A., F.A.I.C.D. (until 28/4/15)

S. Paynter, Lic. Estate Agent

(from

28/4/15)

P. Scott, B.Comm., ACA, ACIS R.B. Wilson, OAM, MAICD (until 28/4/15) Council Secretary M. Arceri, B. Bus. (Accounting), MBA,

CPA

ACADEMIC STAFF Headmaster R. P. Featherston, B.A.,Dip.Ed., M.Ed.

(Melb)

SENIOR SCHOOL Head of the Senior School R. Swann, BA, Dip Ed, MEd (Melb) Director of Teaching and Learning D.S. Belluz, B.Sci. Physics (Lakehead

University Canada), P.Grad.Dip. (Secondary) (UWS)

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(Primary), BA (Psych), Bed (Counselling), MA (Clinical Psych)

Director of Sport L. Stewart, B.App.Sc.(Human Mvt),

Bus. (HRD (Deakin), Grad.Dip.Ed. (Sec.) (Mon.) Dip.Bus. (PA), (Barton)

Dip.Ed. (Melb.), Dip.Hypn., M.A.P.S., Registered Psychologist (until 18/05/15)

Dr. S. Keele, B.A.(Melb), Postgrad Dip

Psych.(Melb)., D Psych (Melb). MAPS, Registered Psychologist (from 18/05/2015)

(Secondary) (Mon.)

Head of Drama – Curriculum/ Head of School Productions M. S. Collins, B.Teach (Primary/Sec),

B.A, Dip Dramatic Art

Director of Music J. Ransome, M. Mus St. (Melb.), B.Ed.

Head of Learning Strategies R Duggan, B.A., B. Ed (Primary), Grad.

(Sec.)

Student Counsellors O.A. Tims, BB Sc., Grad, Dip. Ed. Psych.

Assistant Director of Music/ Head of Senior School Music J. B. Quaine, B.Mus.Ed. (Melb.)

Senior Chaplain The Revd. A Poole, B.Theo., Assoc.Dip.

A.L. Greaves, B Appl Sc. (Psych),

Music Staff K Abell, BA (Mus Ind), Grad Cert Vis & Perf

Head of Armstrong K. Rose, B.Ed. M.Bioethics, Grad.Dip.

Dr. A.L. Kelly, B Appl SC. (Psych)

Postgrad B.Teach (Primary &Secondary)

Director of Rowing R. Bartlett, B.AppSc., B.Ed., Director

of Rowing

App.Sc. (Maths), Dip.Ed.

IP.Law

Head of Crowther M.A. Sainsbery, B.A. (Hons.), Dip.Ed.,

M.A. (Mon.)

Head of Dixon B.M. White, Dip.Ed. (Melb.), B.App.Sci.

Dip. Special Ed., Dip. Fashion Design Prod.

(Mon.), M.A.P.S., Registered Psychologist Grad. Dip. Appl Sc. (Psych) Registered Psychologist

(Hons), D Psych Clin., M.A.P.S., Registered Psychologist (until 16/3/15)

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.),

H. Nguyen, M.Psych, B.Psych (Hons), B.Applied Science Psych (from 18/05/15)

(Perth), Grad.Dip. Info. Tech., M. Info. Tech. (RMIT)

First Aid Officer T.L. Smith, OSTJ, Dip. OH & S

P.E. Forsberg, M. Mus. Ed. (Sweden) N. R. Gracey, B.Arts (Music), B.Music,

Student Health Officer S.A. Clapp, RN.

Dip Ed. Monash, M.Ed (VU)

Head of Hancock/Coordinator of Student Growth & Wellbeing A.T. Sylvan, B.A., B.Teach. (Hons.)

Head of Humanities Faculty L. M. Carroll, Dip Ed (Sec), Monash,

A.D.B. Kerr, B.Mus., Dip.Ed. (Melb.) S.C. Langley, B.Mus. (Melb.) M. Nguyen, M.Music (Music

Head of Rofe G.M. Harris, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. (Mon.)

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.

Dip. Ed.

(Human Movement), (VU)

(Melb.)

Head of School D.J. Liddle, B.A., Dip.Ed., B.Ed., Grad.

Cert.M.M.E (Melb.) M.A.C.E

Year 11-12 Program Coordinator P.J. McLeod, B.Bus., B.Teach. (Primary & Secondary)

Coordinator of Sea Change Operations B.J. McLellan, B.Ed. (M.C.A.E.), M.I.A.A. Grad.Dip.Bus.I.T.Ed.

School Marshall J.A. Bain International Student Liaison Coordinator M.M. Lynch, T.I.T.C., Dip. TESOL

B.Comm (Accounting), ICA

Acting Head of Economics/ Commerce and Business Management P.J. McLeod, B.Bus., B.Teach. (Primary & Secondary)

Head of Geography D. M. Lancashire, B.A. Dip.Ed., Grad.

Dip.Curric

Head of History S.T. Miles, B.A. (A.N.U.), Dip.Ed. (Canb.),

Performance), B.Music (Hons) (Melb), B. Music (Melb)

T. O’Connor, B Arts (Hons), B. Music, J. P. Ward, B.Ed. (Melb.), M.Ed. (Mus.) (Mon.), A.Mus.A.

Visiting Music Staff L.C. Carbon, B.Mus. (QCGU), L .Mus. (Clarinet), L .Mus. (Saxophone)

E. Choo, B Mus. A .Mus .A, Grad Cert (Vocal Pedagogy) (until 8/05/2015) N. A. Adams, (Violin) K. L. Barry, (Oboe) J. G. Beere, (Saxophone/Clarinet) K. L. Buttigieg, (Vocal) (from

Dip.Ed.Psych. (Mon.)

26/03/2015)

Head of Politics and International Studies I. Giles, B.A., B.Ed.

(Melb.)

Head of Creative and Performing Arts Faculty M.W. Green, Dip.T.T. (S.C.V. Hawth.)

E. Chow, L. Mus.A. (piano), B.Arts & Mus.

S.J. Connew, ATCL,LTCL (Piano) LTCL (CMT) Class Music Teaching, B.Ed, Dip Tchg, Kodaly Cert, Orff Cert J. Devries, (Vocal) J.E. Geddes, M.Mus.St. (Melb.), B.Mus

(VCA)


T. Oskolkov, Dip.Ed., B.Mus. (Perf.)

Violin)

H. Ridgway, B.Mus., Grad.Dip.Music & Dance, Certificate in Public Relations (Violin)

Head of Chemistry K. Rose, B.Ed. M. Bioethics, Grad. Dip .IP .Law

Head of Physics G.P. McPhee, B.Eng., Dip .Ed. (S.C.V.

R. P. Vernon, Dip.T each.(Primary) (Bendigo CAE), B.Ed. (USQ), M.A.C.E.

Head of Middle School Science/Head of Middle School eLearning A. J. Braddy, Grad Dip Ed (Primary), Staff T. Bracken, M. Teach. (Secondary)

R.B. Shaw, B. App. Sci. (Physical

Education), MBA (Sports Management)

J.G. Saunders, Recorder, Dip.Arts

Hawth.), Grad.Dip. Entrep. Stud. (S.I.T.), Grad.Dip. Sports Sc. (Deakin)

C. Steventon, B.Mus. (Hons.), (VCA), M.Mus. (Melb.) (Classical Guitar)

CROWTHER CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND LEARNING

Head of Psychology A Atchison, B. App Sc. (Human Mvt)-

Director R. Swann, BA, Dip Ed, MEd (Melb)

(Mus.), (V.C.A.) (Oboe)

N. Tsiavos, Double Bass/Bass Guitar K. E. Waters, PGDip (Opera), PGDip

(Adv. Opera) (Royal College of Music), PGDip (Voice), B.Mus. (Voice), B.Laws (Hons) (ANU) (until 28/07/2015)

Head of e-Learning C. Taylor, B.App.Sc. (I.T.), Dip.Ed.

(Secondary)

Head of English Faculty/Head of VCE English and Literature K. Molloy, M.Ed. (Melb), Grad.Dip.Ed,

B.Laws, B.Arts

Head of English (Years 9 - 10) A.T. Sylvan, B.A., B.Teach. (Hons.) (Melb.)

Head of Library P.E. Roberts, B.A., B.Lit. (Hons.), Grad. Dip.Ed. (Melb.), MLIS

Teacher Librarian L. Tabone, B.A., Dip.Ed. (Secondary), Grad. Cert. (TESOL), M Ed. (TL)

Librarian P. Donnelly, M.Ed., PGCE Head of Mathematics Faculty D.J. Liddle, B.A., Dip.Ed., B.Ed., Grad.

Cert.M.M.E (Melb.) M.A.C.E

Head of VCE Mathematics M. McLellan, B. Sci. (Mathematics),

B.Ed. (Secondary) (Deakin), B. Sci./Eng. (Mon.)

Head of Mathematics (Years 9 – 10) C. Brand, B.Sc., Grad. Dip Ed.

(Secondary)

Head of PE/Health and Religious Education P. E. Whitehead, B.A. (Hons.), PGCE (Cardiff)

Head of Outdoor Education C. Barry, B.Arts (Outdoor Ed), Grad Dip (Secondary)

E. Brophy, Dip Rec (OR), BA(OE), Grad

Dip Ed(P-12)

J. Hilditch, Dip. Outdoor Rec L. Jennison, Dip. Outdoor Rec. Head of Science Faculty P.L. Sanders, M.Teach (Secondary) (Melb.), B. Science (Melb.)

Head of Biology K.R. May, B. Sci., Grad Dip Educ. (Sec)

Psychology/Sport, Dip.Ed. (Secondary) PE/ Psychology

Head of Languages Faculty/ Head of French K. Costé, BA (Hons. Applied Modern Languages) (Thames Valley University), PGCE Modern Languages, Cert.Ed. (Goldsmiths University London)

Innovation and Learning B.P. Fitzsimmons, Dip.Teach. (Mus.),

(Perth), Grad. Dip. Info. Tech., M. Info. Tech. (RMIT)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grad Dip Enviro, B.Comm/Eng (Melb)

(Hons) (Melb.), B. Sci.

L. Chen, Post Grad .Dip.Ed. (Secondary) S.A. Davies, B.Ed R. Hanley, BA (Hist., Ancient Hist.), Grad Dip Sec Educ

C.J. McIntosh, B.Ed., Grad. Dip. Ed.,

TPTC, TSTC

Head of Middle School J. C. Martin, Grad.Dip.Ed. (Sec) –

Adelaide), B. Sci.

Music, M.Music Performance, B.Music Performance

K.L. Malouf, B.A., Dip.Ed. (Melb) R.L. Nink, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. C.L. Rossiter, M.Ed. (TESOL) P. Tutera, B.Sc. (La Trobe), Grad. Dip. Ed.

Head of Japanese H. Hunt, B. S .Soc. (S.C.U), Dip.Ed. (Melb)

Transition Coordinator A.A.I. Coghlan, B.A., Dip. Ed., Dip. HRM.

J. Watson, BA, Dip. Teach. (Secondary)

Head of Latin J. H. Croft, B.A., Dip. Ed. (Melb)

Heads of Year 8 A. Keane, P.Grad.Cert.Ed. (Secondary

Head of English as a Second Language J. Ellis, B.A., Dip.Ed. (Mon.)

A.A.I. Coghlan, B.A., Dip.Ed., Dip. HRM

Head of Chinese H.N. Ting, B.A. (Hons.) (Chinese), (U.

Staff A. Barr, B.E. (Hons.), B.Sc., Grad. Dip. A., Grad .Dip. Ed. (Melb.)

A.L.S. Beguin, Grad. Dip. (Secondary)

Mathematics) (University of Wales), B.Eng. (University of Limerick)

Heads of Year 7 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.

T. P. Marshall, B.A.(Mon.), B.Ed.(Mon.),

(Mon.)

M Sport Mgt.(Deakin)

M. Carroll, Grad Dip Ed, B. Ag Science

Head of Middle School Music T. W. Pugh, B.Mus. (Hons) (Adel.), M.

(LaTrobe)

G. K.Csaszar, B.Sc. (Melb), Grad.Dip.A.

Mus. Perf. (Conducting) (VCA), Grad. Dip. Ed. (Melb.), A Mus A

F. Curigliano, Grad.Dip Ed., B.Letters

Librarian K. Paterson, B.Ed., P. Grad. Dip.(Comp.

(Melb), Grad.Dip.Teach

(Melb), B.Behav Science

B. Duckham, H.D.E. Secondary (Edgewood College)

M. W. Evans, BSc (Hon), PhD (Monash),

Dip Ed (La Trobe)

J. Flaherty, B.A. Dip. Ed. J. Gerstman, D.Ed. (VU) A. Hayes, M.Ed., Grad. Dip .Ed., B.A.,

Grad. Cert TESOL, Grad. Dip .Jap. B. Sp. Ed.

D. Kennelly N. McNicol A.S. Mitchell T. Morehouse, B Human Sci., M. Teach. (Secondary)

S. Nagayama, B.A. (Eng. Lit.), Dip.

Teach. (Second Lang.), Grad .Dip. Ed. (Lang. Teach.)

D.P. Nixon, B.A. (Hons.), Dip.Ed. K. Pritchard, B.Arts/B.Science, Grad. DipTEach, M.Teach (Monash)

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.)

Ed.), MBIT

Head of English K. Dunsby, B. Soc. Sci.(Psych), Dip.Ed.

(Secondary)

Director of Activities/Sport B. Savage, B.A., Dip.Ed. Head of Mathematics K. V. White, M.Teach (Melb), Dip.Ed

(Secondary) (Melb), B.Bus&Psych.

Head of Humanities C. G. Machar, B.Teach (Primary/Sec),

B.Arts

Head of Creative Art, Design & Technology S. Lewis, B. Visual Arts, B. Teach.

(Hawth. Inst.)

(Univ. of Auckland)

N. Weymouth, B. Fine Arts (Hons.),

M.Ed.

JUNIOR SCHOOL Head of Wilson House (Junior School)/Acting Director of Admissions P. Tellefson, M.Ed., Grad. Dip. (Religious Education), Dip. Primary Teaching (ACU)

Director of Administration and Pastoral Care D.W. Bryan, B.Ed. Dip. Teach. (V.C.) Junior School Chaplain The Rev’d C.S. Lord, B.A., Dip. Theo. HDE

Director of Teaching & Learning C.A. Marshall, P. Grad. Cert.Ed, B. Sci. (Hons.) (until 19/06/2015)

J.C. Davies, B.Ed. (Primary) (from 19/06/2015)

Director of Early Learning Centre A.J. Barrow, M.Ed. (Melb.), B. Ecs., Post Grad. Dip. Special Ed.

Assistant Director of ELC K.F. Pitt, Dip.Ed., B.Ed. Early Childhood Ed.

Lower Primary Coordinator J. Taylor, Grad Dip Ed (Primary), M. Edu.

Psych., Grad. Dip. Psych, BA App Sci (Psych)

(Primary & Secondary)

Middle Primary Coordinator R.E. Plozza, B.Ed. (Primary)

Administrator/Daily Organiser M.J. McCarthy, Dip. Teach. (S.C.V.

Upper Primary Coordinator B.E. Rahn, B.Ed., Dip. T.

Frankst.)

e-Learning Coordinator P.F. Anthony, B.Ed.(Mon.), Dip. T. (Ch .I.T. Frankston), (Junior School)

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I OFFICIAL PHOTOS

Learning Support Coordinator D.A.W. Eggleston, B.Ed. (Primary)

(Melb.)

Junior School Music Coordinator J. Furtado, B.Ed.(Perth), Cert.ll Mus. Th

Senior Network & Server Administrator A. Zhou, Dip. IT, B.IT (ANU), MCITP, CCNA

J. Wang, Accounts Officer (from

Y. Sainsbery, B.A. (N.V.Z.C.), Dip.Ed.

AV & IT Technician C. Johnson, Dip. Bus.(Mgt) (Swin.)

Manager Property & Facilities C. Young, (until 4/9/15)

A.C. Sofo, B.Mus.(Hons.) (VCA), Grad.

IT Helpdesk Technician P. Arul, M.Sci (Network Systems), B.Tech

Manager Property & Maintenance Staff D. Ariantono R. Czekajlo D. W. McKelvie R.D. Quelch A.N. Thorn

R.L. Pemberton, B.Ed., Dip.T., Dip. Spec.Ed. (M.S.C.), Grad.Dip.Ed.Admin. (H.I.E.), Grad.Dip.Comp.Ed. (Vic.)

C.L. Rossiter, Dip. Teach., B.Ed., M.Ed.

(TESOL) (Mon.)

Sports Coordinator B. Ryan, B.Ed. (Primary)

Dip. Mus., Dip. Teach. (Primary)

Design of Curriculum S.J. Coverdale, B. Ed. Dip. Teach.

Children.. Servs., Cert IV TESOL

Primary (Deakin)

Assessment for Learning Coordinator S.J. Kuring, B. Teach (Primary), B AppS

c (Hum .Mvt.) (Melb.)

Student Growth and Wellbeing Coordinator C.C. van Dijk, H. Dip. Ed., (SA) J.C.E. Staff E. Beaton, B. Ed. (Primary) University of Sydney

M. Bolch, Dip. Ed (Secondary), B. Creative Arts (Drama)

L. Chen, Post Grad .Dip.Ed. (Secondary) C. Clarke, B.Ed. (Hons.), Early Childhood Ed., MA (Education)

D. Cook, B .Ed (P.E.) S.J. Coverdale, B. Ed. Dip. Teach.

Primary (Deakin)

M.A. Coyne Certificate 111 in Children’s Services

R. Dyer S. Ellich, Cert. III Childrens’ Services A. J. Foulds, B.Ed., Dip.Ed W.A. Gibney, Dip .T. Grad. O. Ed. (Mon) M. Gibbs, B. Ed. (Early Childhood

Teaching)

P.V. Gurry, B. Ed (ACU) L. Hall, Grad. Dip. Ed (Primary), B.A., Dip.

S.P. Straford, B.Ed., Grad. Dip. P. Strain, M. Teach (ACU) S.J. Thompson, B.Sc.(Phys.Ed.), (Mid. Tenn. State), T.P.A.A.

R. Thornton, Cert.Edu. Support S. Turek, B.A., B.Ed. (Queens University Canada)

D.A. Turner, Dip. T., Grad. Dip. O .Ed. (Mon.), Grad .Dip. Ed. Admin. (Melb.) C.J. Webster, B.A., Dip. Ed., M.A. (Mon) N.J. Wildschut DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Director of Marketing and Community Relations N.J. van Wetering, B.Ed. (Vic .College) Director of Advancement J. M. Phillips, Dip. Teach., Grad. Dip. Ed.

Tech., M.Ed. (Mon.)

Bequests Officer P.D. Toms, BA, B.Ed., Cert. Ed. (ATTI) Alumni Relations Manager and Executive Officer A.C. Biggin Resources Archivist J. M. Carolan, PhD, B.A. (Melb.), M.Arts

(Mon)

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ADMINISTRATION STAFF Director of Business and Support Services M. Arceri, B. Bus. (Accounting), MBA,

CPA

Director of Human Resources S. Roberts, M Wplce & IndRels, M.H.R.M.

(Workplace & Indus. Rel.) (Mon.)

Director of Admissions J. L. Hudson, Dip. Bus. Studies (Accounting) (until 26.3.15)

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 N. Baker, Accounts and Special Projects Coordinator (from 16/02/2015)

L. Bowden, Acting PA to Head of Senior

Receptionist

Senior Graphic Designer R. Donnan, Adv. Dip Design

(Early Learning Edu & Care)

A Lee, PhD (Chem. Eng.) C. H. Tze, B. Bio. Med. Sci. (Hons.)

Community Education Manager S. Wagner, Children Services, M.

Ed. (Secondary) (Mon.)

J.N. Lowe, M.Sp.Ed. A. Main, B. Ed. M. Manaras, Dip. Children. Services A. March, Cert.Edu. Support S.K. Marian, B.Ed. (Prep-Year 12) C.A. Marks, B.Ed. (V.C.) J.T. Medlyn, Dip. T. (Ballarat), B.Ed.

Manager)

School

T. Horvat, Cert. Edu. Integration Aide F. A. Jones, Dip. Teach (Early Childhood) J.A. Kenny, B.E.C.S. (Melb) M. V. Le Couteur, Dip. T, B. Ed. S.R. Lewis, Dip. T., Grad. Dip. Sports Sc. S. Lonsdale, Dip. Children. Services

Laboratory Technicians J.P. Nurton, M.Sc. (Laboratory

(Melb.), Grad Dip. Librarianship & Info

Accounting, PY ICA, B. Bus

(Melb)

(IT)

Senior Administration Coordinator S.M. Martin (until 18/915) M. Darkin (from 5/10/2015) TECHNICAL STAFF Director of ICT D. Humphreys, GCE O Level, C + G (UK),

A.M. Brozyna, PA to Directors of Human Resources/Student Growth & Wellbeing L. Bullock, PA to Head of Junior School/ T. Clayton, PA to Director of Program & Activities

R. Darling, Admissions Coordinator J. Ellwood, Middle School Receptionist M. A. Fisher, Executive Assistant to

Headmaster

G. Hayes, Senior School Receptionist F.M.P. Kerr, Payroll Officer D. M. Lord, PA to Head of Senior School

/Junior School Receptionist

MCP, ICCNA

L. McGeachin, PA to Head of Middle School/Receptionist

IT Technician M.A. Rodrigues, Dip. IT (Network Eng.),

25.3.15)

Synergetic Database Administrator/Developer T. Athipar, B.Eng.(Electrical &

S. Van Langenberg, PA to Director of

MCP, ITIL

Electronic) (Hons)

R. Mariadass, Accounts Officer (until S. Sher, Senior School Receptionist C.M. Smith, Coordinator Academic Reporting & Statistics

Teaching & Learning/Director of Operations

20/04/2015)

A. Watson, Senior School Receptionist


Staff farewells Terry Anne Ashley Kirsten Barry Madlyn Bolch Andrew Burnell Katrina Buttigieg Mike Carroll

MELIORA SEQUAMUR LET US KEEP ON PURSUING BETTER THINGS

Edwin Chow Anthony Coghlan Frank Curigliano Brett Fitzsimmons Per Forsberg Neil Gracey Johann Hudson Dr. Amber Kelly Darcy Kennelly Stephen Langley Robert Mariadass Clair Marshall Sharon Martin Tim O’Connor Kris Paterson Kia Pritchard Tom Pugh John Quaine Richard Ryan Joanne Saunders Brendan Savage Bonnie Taylor Ross Vernon Jason Ward Katrina Waters Chris Young

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2015, the second year of the Featherston era, will be remembered as the year where, in every corner of the school, staff and boys, supported by parents and Old Boys, really began to ‘lift the bar’ to new heights. The 2015 Grammarian celebrates these achievements and the further advancement of Brighton Grammar School.

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