Braemar-in-Brief

Braemar-in-Brief is our fortnightly newsletter providing updates on news and achievements.

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Amazing fundraising effort by a Year 8

Shaelyn Connor (Year 8) is taking place in an amazing fundraising event this weekend, Saturday, 24 February.

Shaelyn will be walking 65kms to raise funds for cystic fibrosis. The offical walk is taking place in Sydney and will start at 2am on Saturday. To ease the travel time and make it more feasible for Shaelyn and her Dad to complete the 65kms, they have been granted approval to complete the walk much closer to home, in Sunbury. They’re expecting the walk to take approximately eighteen hours, and are attempting to walk the entire 65kms – or as much as they possibly can!

Shaelyn’s goal is to raise $500 for the cause, which is very close to her heart as she has a cousin with cystic fibrosis.

Shaelyn’s supporter page is active and ready to receive donations, so if you’d like to show your support for Shaelyn and this great cause, click here!

 

 

 

Photo Re-Shoot Day

Next Monday, 26 February, there will be a photo re-shoot day with our photographers. The shoot will be for any absent or new students, as well as any that the photographers (or Heads of Campus/School) feel need to be re-taken.

The photographers will be in Heyward Hall foyer between 9-12pm.

 

Students will be advised via email that they are required to have their photo taken; they will simply need to pop out of class for a few minutes to have this done. Teaching staff have been notified of this and if there is any reason that the students need to be in class, this will be accounted for and they will be scheduled around morning recess.

 

Lost Property Update

Our lost property collection is growing!

Everything left after House Swimming last week that was named has been reunited with its grateful owners. If you’re still missing pieces, head to Lost Property in Braemar House (just past Office 18) and see if it’s there.

There are various items waiting in Lost Property for their owners: college shorts, track pants, underwear (oops!), bathers, goggles, towels, water bottles, windcheaters, t-shirts and even someone’s house key*!

Attention students: PLEASE try your best to keep the lost property room as neat as you can. Everything is currently arranged neatly in plastic buckets, making it much easier for everyone to look through. Thanks for your help!

*The house key is being kept in Mrs James’ office – go and visit her if you recognise it.

CSEF Funding Applications – Open Now

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, and $225 per year paid for eligible students Year 7 and above. 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 open from Term One, 2018. A photocopy of your Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) must accompany your application.

See below for more information and to download the application form.

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

Important Note: The requirement for parents to complete and submit a new application form each year has been removed. This means that parents who received CSEF Funding at Braemar in 2017 do not need to complete a new application form in 2018 providing there has been no change in their family circumstances/eligibility to apply. Braemar’s Registrar, Mrs Trudy Shepherd, has already transferred and lodged all 2017 applications into the CSEF 2018 system. Parents who received CSEF funding at a previous school in 2017 will need to submit a new CSEF application for Braemar in 2018.

House Swimming Carnival Results and New Records

Wednesday 14 February saw this year’s first House Competition, the House Swimming Carnival. Over 700 students and staff travelled to the Sunbury Aquatic Centre and, despite the early wet and windy conditions, had a wonderful day.

Congratulations to Farley House who were the victors, finishing the day with 933 points. The final scores for each of the Houses are listed below:

  1. Farley – 933 Points
  2. Darling – 844 Points
  3. Harry – 754 Points
  4. Baker – 691 Points
  5. Ward – 588 Points
  6. Clyde – 569 Points

There was an excellent level of participation and attendance at the Carnival and a great atmosphere throughout the day with everyone getting involved and supporting their house. Well done to all the students who competed.

A special congratulations to Darcy Smith and Tyler Theodore who together broke five records yesterday – two of them hadn’t been beaten since Old Collegian, Aidan Dixon, set them for Harry House in 2006! Well done to Darcy and Tyler.
Details of their new records are below:

 

YEAR LEVEL

EVENT STUDENT

TIME

New Record Year 7 50m Freestyle Darcy Smith 31.46
Old Record 2013 Hollie Buerckner 31.49
New Record Year 7 50m Freestyle Tyler Theodore 29.14
Old Record 2006 Aidan Dixon 30.33
New Record Year 7 50m Breaststroke Darcy Smith 39.17
Old Record 2013 Hollie Buerckner 42.52
New Record Year 7 50m Backstroke Darcy Smith 36.93
Old Record 2013 Hollie Buerckner 37.93
New Record Year 7 50m Butterfly Tyler Theodore 34.52
Old Record 2006 Aidan Dixon 38.46
New Record Year 8 4x50m Freestyle Relay Darling House 2:32.83
Old Record 2014 Harry House 2:33.30

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