Braemar College – Year 7 Ancient Civilisations

When you visit the Braemar College Resource Centre you’ll see some amazing ancient artefacts created by our Year 7 students on display.img_0598 img_0599 img_0657 img_0641

They are part of the Year 7 Encounter Assignments.  img_0675 img_0617 img_0609 img_0685 img_0682 img_0681 img_0674 img_0673 img_0659

Students were required to conduct research and create a model based on a real artefact, or a scale model using accurate colours and proportions. img_0685 img_0686 img_0688 img_0601 img_0605

The artefact could relate to food, daily home life, roles of people, clothes, jewellery, OR a model could be of a feature of an ancient society (for example a sarcophagus, specific building, and a typical house) img_0617 img_0608 img_0640 img_0666

Students have clearly embraced the challenge enthusiastically and their artefacts are incredible.  img_0687

They will be judged by staff and students, and prizes will be awarded.


Celebration Night Photos Now Available

Photos from Celebration Night are now available to be ordered online!  Parents and students can view and purchase photos from the Hikari Events Photography website.

Below are their instructions on how to access the photos.


To view the photos, simply head to the Hikari website and register for an account.

For your presonal code, please use: BRC61012

Once you have verified your account, you will be able to view the images from the event.


If you already have an account from school formals or any other events, log into your account as per usual. Once logged in, you will see a control panel on the left of the screen. Click “Add Another Event” at the bottom of the panel, and use the code BRC61012 This will give you access to the valedictory galleries.

If you have any questions about login or access, please email Hikari at:



Celebrating 40 Years of Braemar College

In 1976, Braemar College commenced with 202 students and 15 staff. 40 years on, the College has 820 students and over 120 staff.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the College, a community sourced sculpture was created. The sculpture consists of 840 coloured blocks. The blocks from the Middle School students are printed in plastic. The blocks from the Senior School students, staff and Board Members have a printed plastic fascia and are connected to a piece of timber which once formed part of a Braemar House walkway.


The face of each block has either a printed image or the initials of students and staff. Each block is printed in House colours, with some staff and Board Members being printed in white. imag0755

The overall sculpture is in two halves, allowing it to be split and placed on the two campuses in the future and then symbolically re-joined when whole-of-College events occur.

The final block is inscribed with a message about the 40 year celebration. This was placed by Mr Graham Farley, the first Headmaster of Braemar College, on Celebration Night 2016. The block was delivered to Mr Farley by programmed Lego robots, and accompanied by a musical piece composed by Aimee Noordhoorn, a Year 11 student.

Braemar College – Sri Lanka Adventure 2016

On Sunday 20 November, a group of Year 12 students and staff will set off on the 2016 Braemar College Sri Lanka Community Adventure.

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 11.05.00 amThe trip, being offered as an alternative to schoolies will include 16 days of trekking, cycling, sightseeing and working on a community project.

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 11.04.40 amTRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Community service project at Monaragala School.
  • Canoe on the Habanara Tank tributaries
  • Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya
  • Dambulla Cave Temple, the largest painted caves on earth
  • Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha in Kandy
  • Local cooking demonstration, followed
  • by students cooking dinner
  • Jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park
  • Visiting the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe
  • and sponsoring milk powder for the babies
  • Cycle through classic Sri Lankan landscapes
  • Exploring the Dutch Fortress at Galle
  • Climbing Sri Lanka’s sacred Adam’s Peak mountain.

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Our community service project will be at the Monaragala School for the Disabled. There are currently 110 disabled students housed here, some who are visually Impaired, others with Speech and hearing disabilities. Our project here will be to join in restoring the classrooms and painting and cleaning one section of the school. We will also join in the lunch making process for all the students.

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 11.04.34 amAudio and visual updates of the trip will be available on our Sri Lanka Adventure 2016 page which you can access by clicking on the ‘button’ in the right hand column of this blog.

We hope you enjoy the journey with us.

VCE Examinations

VCE examinations commence this Wednesday and continue until 16 November.

The complete list of exam times is here (scroll down):

They will take place in Heyward Hall from Wednesday 26 October until Thursday 3 November, then move to V4 from Friday 4 November until Wednesday 16 November.

We wish all students all the very best with their examinations.

Expand Your Music Horizons

The Music Learning Area would like to remind parents and students that Term 4 is a great time to try a new instrument.

Openings exist in guitar, voice, harp, piano, drums / percussion, woodwind and brass.

Students can sign up for a few lessons before the end of the year and see if a new instrument would be a good fit for them for 2017. Private 30 minute lessons are available for $40 a lesson and will be charged to your family account.

If your child was inspired by the performances at Celebration Night and would like to pick up a guitar, harp, sing or join the band, our team of highly skilled tutors are here to engage and encourage them.

If you are interested in trying out lessons in the remaining weeks of Term 4, please contact Shaun Evans, Director of Music at

Braemar College – Second Campus

Celebration Night was a fitting occasion at which to announce that on 20 September, we received our planning permit from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council for the development of the Woodend Campus of Braemar College.

This is the culmination of nearly 20 years of dreaming, exploring and discussion. We are very proud of this achievement.

The College will be operating across both sites. However, the options for curriculum expansion, the steps towards reaching our vision of being an early learning to Year 12 College and the ability to mitigate our fire risk are all enabled by that planning permit.

We have timelines in place that will see the Middle School being located at the Woodend Campus site for the commencement of 2018.

Nepal “Schoolies Alternative” Trip 2017 Information Evening

On Monday night, 24 October, there will be an information evening about the planned “schoolies alternative” trip to Nepal in 2017.

Scott Pinnegar from World Expeditions will be presenting and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Nepal 2015 trip

The information session will be in Jackson Hall, commencing at 7pm and concluding at about 8pm.


This adventure has been crafted using our Travel, Give, Grow philosophy and gives the students from Braemar College a unique hands on opportunity to help a remote community in need in Nepal.


Nepal 2015 trip

Our itinerary provides an opportunity to trek to the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world for uninterrupted views of Mt Everest. We trek the more remote trails along the far side of the Khumbu valley, witnessing Sir Edmund Hillarys legacy along the way. We savour the high mountain views from our selected permanent campsites located away from the main trails, in the company of our Sherpa guides, whose knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trek.

This is a great hands on opportunity to give something back to a remote community in need as well as experiencing the adventure of a lifetime.

Please click here for detailed information about the trip:

RSVP’s to attend the information evening are not required.