It is paramount for us to ensure boys at BBC are resilient – by doing so, A New School of Thought can safeguard the most important ingredient to success: confidence.
Although it encompasses the very leading edge of advanced practice in education, this philosophy is not a new one for BBC. When Brisbane Boys’ College Founder Mr Arthur (Barney) Rudd arrived in Brisbane from Melbourne in the early 20th century, he despaired at the shortcomings of the education system at the time.
“Education is the key to human progress and, if we compare what is with what might be, educational improvement is depressingly slow,” he said. Rudd’s example was one of not only encouraging boys to excel in their academic, sporting and cultural endeavours, but also inspiring each student to realise his own potential.
Since then, we have worked diligently to equip each and every boy with the skills, knowledge and understanding to realise their potential and thrive in today’s modern world – no small thing in an era where the pace of societal change is accelerating and the influence of digital technology is profound.
At BBC, we are acutely aware that many of our students will graduate into jobs and careers which have not yet been created. We must ‘future-proof ’ our students by developing young men who not only have strong foundational knowledge, but who are also critical thinkers, with creative and curious minds, and a collaborative disposition.
Recognising that knowledge-based learning is no longer enough, Brisbane Boys’ College has adopted an innovative approach to education that integrates best-practice teaching and learning with the science of wellbeing, placing an emphasis on building resilience and confidence.
We refer to this approach as:
A New School of Thought.
A New School of Thought frames
men of character and integrity who aspire
to serve their communities.