Toowoomba Grammar School Year 12 student, Ben Rosenberg is making a name for himself nationally as an up-and-coming young film maker.

Ben won 'Best Director' overall at the 2022 Nextwave Youth Film Awards in Coffs Harbour on Saturday, 22 April for his film 'Green Room'.

There were over 160 short films submitted to the competition from around the country and 28 films were chosen as finalists. Ben was named the Best Director overall!

Ben has had previous success at this competition in his age categories; his first film in 2020 won ‘Best Script’ and the second film in 2021 won ‘Best Director’. The prizes and money from the competition enabled him to invest in his personal film projects.

Ben’s film making skills are well known and highly regarded, not only with his peers and staff at TGS - he often makes entertaining videos for assemblies and is always involved with the multi-media component of School productions, but he’s also recognised amongst the wider Toowoomba community. Ben has produced films for the Empire Theatre (Junior and Senior Impact) along with Junior Choral Society and various private organisations. He also recently won a Bursary with the Empire Theatre to enable him to invest in future film projects.

Ben plans to continue with his filmmaking when he completes Year 12 at the end of this year.


Latest News

Stewardship
/
Wednesday, 07 June 2023

TGS Aquatic Centre Rated One of the Best in the Country

Royal Lifesaving Society Australia (RLSA) conducted a review of the operations of the School’s Aquatic Centre on 13 March 2023. This review, called the Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment, is undertaken to provide pool operators with feedback on their operations against industry standards and covered the following areas: Work Health and Safety Emergency Planning Qualifications and Training Aquatic Programs Supervision First Aid Plant and Chemical Areas Changing Facilities Lap and Lane Pools…

Read More
Character & Wellbeing
/
Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Historic RAP Launched by TGS

In an historic milestone, Toowoomba Grammar School launched its Reconciliation Action Plan today, Wednesday, 31 May as part of National Reconciliation Week celebrations. TGS has proudly formulated this Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) over the past eighteen months in close conjunction with Narragunnawali, a nationally recognised organisation that promotes reconciliation in education. Narragunnawali supports schools to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in our…

Read More
Sports & Activities
/
Monday, 15 May 2023

TGS Swimmers make a Splash Nationally

Toowoomba Grammar School Swimming club claimed swimmers claimed three national titles and a nice haul of medals at the Australian Swimming Age Championships on the Gold Coast earlier this month. Sienna Duerloo cemented her position as one of Australia’s best up and coming long distance swimmers. She is now a National Champion after swimming away with two golds – winning both the 800m and 1500m in the 17 years girls freestyle. Mackenzie Grimes is also a National Champion after collecting gold in…

Read More
The Arts
/
Monday, 15 May 2023

TGS has the next Spielberg, we mean Rosenberg!

Toowoomba Grammar School Year 12 student, Ben Rosenberg is making a name for himself nationally as an up-and-coming young film maker. Ben won 'Best Director' overall at the 2022 Nextwave Youth Film Awards in Coffs Harbour on Saturday, 22 April for his film 'Green Room'. There were over 160 short films submitted to the competition from around the country and 28 films were chosen as finalists. Ben was named the Best Director overall! Ben has had previous success at this competition in his age…

Read More
The Arts
/
Thursday, 23 Mar 2023

It's Showtime - Grammar Art Show Time to be Exact

The 30th annual Grammar Art Show from March 24-26, will showcase a dynamic and diverse exhibition of more than 650 contemporary Australian artworks on display, a further 275 online from 220 different artists. The Grammar Art Show has become such a prestigious exhibition that artists from all over Australia nominate their work months before the Show and, unfortunately, many don’t make the final cut. Grammar Art Show is recognised as one of Toowoomba's signature events, attracting over 3,500…

Read More
The Arts
/
Friday, 17 Mar 2023

Student Art Show Online

We are excited to launch our 2023 Student Art Show. Thank you to all the guests who came to this wonderful Opening Night on Friday, 17 March to support our young artists. Featuring the work of 125 of our Art students of 2022, this exhibition is in our Art Gallery in the Henderson building into Term 2 for TGS families to enjoy. It is also open to the public during the weekend of the Grammar Art Show, 25 and 26 March. Can't make it to our Gallery? Enjoy the works online - and share with long…

Read More
The Arts
/
Monday, 27 Feb 2023

TGS Music Teacher Hitting the Right Notes

A Toowoomba Grammar School Music teacher has been appointed to a highly regarded international position, one of the only people in Australia to have the role. Woodwind teacher and accompanist, Melissa Buchholz has received the honour of a position on the Trinity College London music examinations panel. This position is considered one of the highest in the music industry examination sectors. "This has been a lifelong dream of mine and a rigorous two year process to be appointed," said Mel. "I…

Read More
Sports & Activities
/
Friday, 03 Feb 2023

2022 1st Basketball team presented with Premiership Caps

At a special School Assembly yesterday, Thursday, 2 February The TGS Old Boys' Association, represented by President, Mark Creedon (1973-77) and committee member, Nicholas Hess (1997-2001) presented the players in the 2022 Basketball 1st V with a Premiership Cap in recognition of their efforts and achievement of winning a GPS Premiership. It has become a TGSOBA honoured tradition to make a presentation of a Premiership Cap to the players of a Premiership side as a recognition of their feat. The…

Read More
General
/
Monday, 23 Jan 2023

Headmaster's Welcome to 2023

Dear TGS families As I write, our Senior School campus is a hive of activity with new students and their families attending our informative Orientation Day. The Junior School campus is also busy with new boys and their families visiting to meet their teachers. All TGS staff members are eagerly anticipating the return of all boys tomorrow. After a number of COVID-impacted years, it is wonderful to be able to commence the academic year without disruption and in our traditional fashion. I extend…

Read More