From Our Captains
The Headmaster, Mr. Barman, with Jarryd, Aili, Georgia and Declan
I have been a student at Blue Mountains Grammar School since Year 3, every year giving me unique opportunities. Throughout my years here I have learnt that BMGS is less of a school and more of a family. Both the students and teachers alike are willing to take that extra step to create this atmosphere. With the help of a fantastic pastoral care, academic and co-curricular programmes I am given many chances to reach my full potential. When things didn’t turn out the way I thought, both in School and outside, the School family was very supportive and accommodating. Spiritually, the School has allowed me to grow and mature in my faith, with Christian roots and morals at its heart.
Georgia Lack, School Captain 2012/2013
My life at Grammar: an experience that has moulded me into the person I am today and changed my perspective on the educational system. The School teaches you more than what is between the covers of books, it educates us about a sense of community, respect for one another and gives us that drive to better ourselves as people.
From the moment I entered the gates of the School, midway through Year 8, I immediately felt a sense of belonging as I was welcomed by my peers with handshakes and smiles all-round! And that's one of the key unique aspects of BMGS: the ability to accept all types of students and make it feel like home, which is essential for creating the perfect environment for students to learn.
Jarryd Boyd, School Captain, 2012/2013
I began my time at Blue Mountains Grammar School when I was in Year 2. Over the past ten years, I have been presented with so many amazing opportunities. For me, the wide range of co-curricular activities available, such as debating, the School musicals and even the Handbells ensemble have allowed me to meet students from all Year groups, learn new skills and ultimately enjoy myself.
The School has an inclusive culture whereby everyone is encouraged to participate and achieve their best in environments that are welcoming and stimulating. This inclusive attitude is embraced by students and staff alike, which helps make BMGS the happy and friendly place it is.
The aspect of Blue Mountains Grammar that I probably value the most is the Tutor Group system. I look forward to the time I spend each day with my Tutor group family. It is a place where strong bonds are forged with people who aren't necessarily in the same classes or immediate friendship groups but are united in a supportive network that transcends the classroom.
Aili Langford, School Vice Captain, 2012/2013
I have attended many schools in my schooling, but my experience at BMGS has no doubt been the best. The sense of togetherness, friendliness, and common interest in learning, is often simply put as community, but it just doesn’t do the atmosphere of the School justice. The opportunities in this school to expand yourself are almost endless. From the important school productions, that bring together three year groups that form lasting bonds, to the sports field where so many teams train together, and create more bonds with peers and teachers, to the co-curriculars, which do the same. Even the breadth of diversity in the co-curriculars when I first came to the school greatly impressed me.
It is interesting that when one finds, and fosters, a common interest between people, such as a passion for learning, and for teaching, it brings them together in such a powerful way, and such a positive one.
I would love to contribute to this beautiful school as a leader, and give back as much as it has given me.
Declan Everett-Morgan, School Vice Captain 2012/2013