Last month, Braemar had a number of teams compete in the ICCES Summer Cup in Ballarat. Braemar was represented in cricket (junior and intermediate boys), softball (junior and intermediate girls), tennis (junior and intermediate boys, and junior and intermediate girls), volleyball (junior and intermediate boys, and junior and intermediate girls) and golf (open).
Congratulations to the Year 7/8 Boys Volleyball team, the Year 9/10 Girls Softball team, and the Year 7/8 Girls Tennis team on placing first in their competitions!
Click here to see all the results from the day.
Team coaches all made reference to the great, competitive contribution by all the students involved as well as the excellent sportsmanship and enthusiasm. Well done to all the students on such a great day.
A special mention to the students listed below who were named MVPs of their teams.
Intermediate Volleyball – Griffin Johnston-Bailey and Sarah Turner
Junior Volleyball – Zac Webb and Zoe Dillon
Intermediate Softball – Hannah Lilford
Junior Softball – Emily Barbour
Intermediate Cricket – Patrick Grindlay, Sam Dempsey, Luke Weber
Junior Cricket – Oliver Price
Intermediate Tennis – Will Somers and Mia Platt
Junior Tennis – Oscar Barry and Chelsea Evans
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On Monday 30 October, our Year 8s headed to the Grampians for their Exeat Camp. The students stayed at three campsites; Tandarra, Acacia, and an overnight tent camp in the State Forrest.
There was a focus on Indigenous Art and the students even completed one of their geography assignments on the camp at the top of Boronia peak.
The camp included hiking to the Pinnacles and Boronia Peak, as well as abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and high and low ropes courses.
The camp was very physical and saw a lot of personal challenges for the students including overcoming fears (especially for those who don’t like heights) and going a week without mobile phones; but overall, they all managed some amazing achievements and had a great time doing so!
This year, our Year 5’s Exeat Week was split into two parts; two days at Campaspe Downs in Term One and a three day camp to Sovereign Hill in Term Four. The students had a great time participating in the activities that were fun and exciting as well as relevant to their current studies. The reflection below is from two students, Noah Cooper (5B) and Jack Murray (5C).
This year the year fives have had a lot of fun going to Campaspe Downs and Sovereign Hill. At Campaspe Downs there was a flying fox, kayaking, boat builing, abseiling, rock climbing, and aero ball.
In Term 4, we went to Sovereign Hill because we had been learning about the Eureka Stockade. It was a three day (two night) camp. On the first day, we went on an hour and a half bus trip and then visited three different museums and then we went to Sovereign Hill for the remainder of the day. Throughout the next two days, we participated in a schools program. There were three schools: Red Hill, St Peters, and St Alipius. We dressed in old clothes from the time of the gold rush and we had lunch at old fashioned restaurants. We also got to buy souvenirs and go into the mines for a tour. Overall, it was a really fun experience.
Scholarship Testing for the 2019 Academic Year has been confirmed for Saturday, 3 March 2018. The testing will run from 8:45am to 12:30pm in Heyward Hall, Braemar College.
Braemar College offers four academic scholarships; two are offered at Year 7 and two at Year 10. Eligibility is open to all Australian resident students who will complete Year 6 or Year 9 in 2018, regardless of their enrolment status.
The scholarships provide a 40% remission of the Total Annual Fees and Charges for the remainder of the student’s enrolment at Braemar College. Current scholarship holders are not eligible to gain another scholarship.
Braemar College uses an independent testing authority, Academic Assessment Services, to conduct the scholarship examinations. Academic Assessment Services have been providing academic assessment services for schools for more than forty years and were chosen for the following reasons:
- Assessments are designed using higher-order items to distinguish students of higher ability.
- Tests are administered, scored and reported by Academic Assessment Services ensuring complete impartiality on the part of the College.
- The use of multiple testing formats which avoids any practice advantage.
- Test results are at all times secure and confidential.
All applications must be registered online using the the AAS Scholarship Registration page. The charge is $110 per candidate.
Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018.
All young people are encouraged to consider the scholarship opportunity at Braemar College.
Jason Rising, of Year 11, has recently designed, developed and released an online game called Anxiety: Revelation of Mind.
Jason has spent approximately twelve months developing the game and in that time he has also learnt how to program and 3D model. He has published the game online (see the link below) and is also considering other publishing platforms. The version of Anxiety: Revelation of Mind that is currently published is a prototype, Jason explains that this version doesn’t include the entire story that he has planned.
The goal of the game is to uncover the story; in order to advance the story, the player has to complete levels by solving puzzles along the way. The puzzles are generally based on the environment the player finds themselves in; for example, there may be a burst pipe causing hot steam to escape which blocks the pathway that the player needs to take. The player must find a way to remove the steam – such as deactivating the boiler that is producing the steam – before advancing to the next level.
Congratulations to Jason on this fantastic achievement.
If you would like more information, or you want to have a go at playing the game, click here.
Click here to see YouTube videos of the game.
At the end of September this year, a group of students travelled to Japan, accompanied by Mrs Leanne Little and Mr Daniel Horvat.
Read all about their trip and see some of their amazing photos here.