BBC is an educational institution where opportunities exist not only for students to continually build on their knowledge, but also for staff.

Educational research indicates that the biggest impact on student learning is the influence of teachers. At BBC, we are committed to investing in our staff and their learning. We are committed to engaging the hearts and minds of students.

At Brisbane Boys' College, our staff continue to demonstrate and are driven by a true passion for their profession. A teacher's passion is the key factor which allows an educator to truly engage and inspire his or her students. Passionate teaching continues to play a crucial role in the learning equation even in the dynamic and fast-paced learning environment we are seeing today.

Thought-leaders for boys' education

At Brisbane Boys' College we have a culture and expectation of sharing innovative and unique practice with educators across the educational landscape. In the last four years alone, members from BBC's TALRAD team (Teaching and Learning Research and Development) have been called upon to share their expertise presenting keynote presentations and workshops at a number of conferences both nationally and internationally.

Recent Presentations

2014 Future Schools Conference
Sydney, Australia

Middle School Precinct and 21st century pedagogies
Presented by Matthew O'Brien

2013 International Conference on Thinking

Wellington, New Zealand

One model does not fit all - differentiating technology
Presented by Tamara Sullivan and Jan Heffernan

What boots do you wear?
Presented by Matthew Atkinson

2012 Total Assessment Partnership Conference
University of New South Wales, Melbourne Victoria

From data to direction: a school's journey through the lens of Dimensions of Learning
Keynote presentation by Matthew O'Brien and Barry Dean

Statistics 101 - Leveraging data sets in schools
Workshop presented by Matthew O'Brien

2011 Educational Assessment for Learning in Science
Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore

From data to direction: a school's journey through the lens of Dimensions of Learning
Keynote presentation by Matthew O'Brien and Barry Dean

Using school data to develop students and staff
Workshop presented by Matthew O'Brien 

A vibrant learning culture

In line with BBC's Strategic Plan, the College has a dedicated Director of Professional Learning to ensure opportunities exist for learning throughout our entire system. The role is essential to creating a vibrant learning culture in which both staff and students can thrive.

Brisbane Boys' College has also partnered with an organisation psychologist to assist the College with change management processes, protocols and practices. This will ensure our 21st century learning spaces and associated pedagogies remain world-class and future focused.