Matt Rigby – Our Unsung Hero

Congratulations to Matt Rigby, one of the Braemar College’s IT Support staff for being named EducationHQ’s 2017 Technology Unsung Hero.

Matt is based at Braemar and works for Centorrino Technologies. He was nominated by staff from the College to recognised his endless efforts supporting staff and students.

In an interview with Elizabeth Beattie (Journalist at EducationHQ, Australian Teacher Magazine and TechnologyEd), Matt said, “What gives me the greatest pleasure is helping other teachers understand the digital environment for themselves.”

Congratulations Matt from all of us on being named as the winner of the Unsung Heros category.

Matt’s interview with EducationHQ can be found here.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) commenced in 2015 for four years and will provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year is paid for eligible Year 5 & 6 students, with $225 per year paid for eligible students from Year 7 – 12.

Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student. It is expected that approximately 222,000 Victorian school students will directly benefit from the CSEF.

CSEF applications are now open. Parents or legal guardians are required to submit a new CSEF application form to their child’s school each year.  A photocopy of your Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) must accompany your application.

Link to CSEF Information: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/Pages/csef.aspx?&Redirect=1

Link to the CSEF Application Form: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/csefapplicationform.pdf

Braemar College – What’s On

Here’s what’s happening at Braemar College over forthcoming weeks:

Date/s Event Details & Contact Person
Mon 13 Feb Senior School Parent Information Evening Heyward Hall, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Info: Mr Michael Horne m.horne@braemar.vic.edu.au

Tues 14 Feb Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences Braemar House, 2:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings essential via PTO.

Info: Mrs Nicole Mortimer n.mortimer@braemar.vic.edu.au

Wed 15 Feb Equestrian Registration Meeting Victoria Hotel, High St, Woodend, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Info: equestrian@braemar.vic.edu.au

Wed 15 Feb SEQTA Parent Information / Training Evening Jackson Hall, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bookings essential via https://www.trybooking.com/OQCC

Info: Mr Adam Clissold a.clissold@braemar.vic.edu.au

Thurs 16 Feb Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences (rescheduled from 9 Feb) Braemar House, 2:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings essential via PTO.

Info: Mrs Nicole Mortimer n.mortimer@braemar.vic.edu.au

Mon 20 Feb – Fri 24 Feb Year 7 Exeat Week Info: Ms Mandy Hennessy m.hennessy@braemar.vic.edu.au

Info: Ms Kirsteen Grumont k.grumont@braemar.vic.edu.au

Mon 20 Feb SEQTA Parent Information / Training Evening Jackson Hall, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bookings essential via https://www.trybooking.com/OQCC

Info: Mr Adam Clissold a.clissold@braemar.vic.edu.au

Tues 21 Feb SEQTA Parent Information / Training Evening Jackson Hall, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bookings essential via https://www.trybooking.com/OQCC

Info: Mr Adam Clissold a.clissold@braemar.vic.edu.au

Mon 27 Feb Year 9 & 10 Parent Information Evening – Exeat Week Preparation 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Info: Ms Mandy Hennessy@braemar.vic.edu.au

Ms Lisa Fritz l.fritz@braemar.vic.edu.au

Dr Rod Le Cudennec r.lecudennec@braemar.vic.edu.au

Braemar College Equestrian Thank You

The College Equestrian Team has been highly successful, achieving consecutive wins at state level in both Dressage and Show Jumping in recent years. The tireless efforts of the Friends of Equestrian committee members and dedicated support of parents have contributed significantly to our team’s success.

I would like to publically acknowledge the efforts of Mr Nick Ott and Mrs Nereda Brand, both of whom shared a significant amount of time and expertise as President and Secretary respectively. After several years at the helm, Nick and Nereda have stepped down. Please accept my sincere thanks to you and your families for your contribution to the success of our Equestrian Team.

Incoming committee members are as follows:

President:             Mrs Nicole Martin (email)            colseymartin@gmail.com

Secretary:            Mrs Annette Pointer                        equestrian@braemar.vic.edu.au

Treasurer:            Ms Prue Eales

General inquiries should be directed to equestrian@braemar.vic.edu.au

There will be a registration meeting for Friends of Braemar Equestrian at the Woodend Pony Club on Wednesday 15 February between 4.30pm and 6pm. New and current members are welcome. This will provide an opportunity to complete registrations, ask questions and share the VEIS calendar.

The first training session for Dressage is on Wednesday 22 February starting at 4.30pm at the Woodend Pony Club Grounds.  If you are interested in attending, please email Nicole Martin on colseymartin@gmail.com with the rider’s name and current grade.

If you would like a copy of the handbook prior to registration or you are unable to attend but would like to sign up, please email Annette Pointer on equestrian@braemar.vic.edu.au

Academic Assembly 2017

The 2017 Academic Assembly was conducted on Tuesday 7 February. Heyward Hall was at capacity with Old Collegians, parents, staff and students. Our guest speaker was Mr Matt Testro (OC’2014). Matt has been a cast member of the ABC series Nowhere Boys along with a number of other productions. Dr Fran Thiele, a member of staff and an Old Collegian also spoke.

Both speakers encouraged the audience to make the most of their opportunities, to work hard and utilise the support that surrounds them at Braemar.

Award winners from Year 5 to 12 (2016) were acknowledged and it was wonderful to see a number of Old Collegians from last year attend the assembly.

The College acknowledged the 2016 Dux (Tanzia Matotek) and Dux Proximus (Pip Wright). These awards were presented by Mr Farley, the inaugural Headmaster of the College.

Congratulations to all award winners.

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A complete list of recipients can be downloaded using the link below.

Academic Assembly Results 2016

TFB declared for Thursday 9 Feb 2017

A day of total fire ban has been declared for the Central District on Thursday 9 February 2017. The College will be closed to students and buses will not run.

Student should check SEQTA for the work set by their teachers.

The Middle School parent teacher conferences, scheduled for tomorrow night, will not be conducted. More details on the rescheduling of these will be sent tomorrow.