Recognition for excellence

Dr Ray Swann, Deputy Headmaster and Head of the Crowther Centre. Brighton Grammar

Deputy Headmaster and Head of the Crowther Centre, Dr Ray Swann has been awarded a 2020 New Voice in School Leadership scholarship from the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). The scholarship recognises leaders in education for their forward thinking, relevance and responsiveness to issues in education.

Ray was one of eight scholarships winners from around Australia, and the only Victorian. The scholarship recognises his work in:

  • leading culture change in the academic profile of BGS
  • promoting student voice and leadership
  • developing an evidence-informed Professional Learning model for all BGS staff
  • driving the wellbeing program for students and staff
  • initiating relationships with leading experts and academics globally in the field of boys’ education and wellbeing


Katie White, Director of Students (Years 7-12), has been named as a Rising Star 2021 by The Educator magazine.

Katie White, Director of Students (Years 7-12)

Rising Stars are young up-and-coming leaders in the education sector, from Prep to Year 12, who demonstrate effective leadership, innovation and achievement in their career to date.

Katie was nominated for her work in 2020 as a Head of Years 7/8 and her ability to foster a high-performance learning environment amongst staff and students as educators in Victoria pivoted to distance learning. Her collaborative manner had a positive impact on fellow teachers with her efforts in driving the Effective Learner model as the benchmark for students when learning both on-site and from home.

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