Great Results in Cobaw Basketball

Our Girls and Boys teams recently achieved some great results at Boardman Stadium, Sunbury in Cobaw Basketball.IMG_0893

The boys lost 2 matches and won 7, but unfortunately did not make the finals.IMG_0919

The girls won 8 and drew 1. They then played Woodend in the final which was a closely contested game that Braemar College won.IMG_0892

Our Girls Team will now play in the Divisional Competition in Bendigo on 2 September.IMG_0910

All played well and showed excellent sportsmanship. Amy Vandenham (Year 11), Alex Sciortino (Year 11)and Jasper Leach (year 8) all shared the coaching of the teams.IMG_0914

Congratulations to all our players and coaches, and we wish our Girls Team all the very best in  Bendigo.

Book Week Author Visit

On Wednesday, Braemar College held a literary lunch for senior students in Jackson Hall.


Guest authors were  Bec KavanaghSimmone Howell and Ellie Marnie.

Ellie and Simmone gave excellent accounts of their differing experiences as a writer, and the writing process.IMG_0529

Students asked some insightful questions and received some excellent tips.IMG_0524

We enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared and served by our Hospitality students.


Braemar College Football

At a recent football ‘friendly’ day at Bacchus Marsh Grammar, our teams had great matches across various year levels.

Year 9/10

Braemar 13. 7.85 defeated Bacchus Marsh 10.4 .64.IMG_6780

Our best player for that match was Daniel Johnstone. Other special mentions on the day go to  Wilem Floreani, Harry Brundell, Sebastian Bell-Bartels, Jack Hansford and Fin Urie

The match was played in great spirit and it was a very good team performance from the Braemar boys.

Year 7/8

Braemar  3.6. 24 was defeated by Bacchus Marsh Grammar 11.10.76

Best on ground were Pat Doyle with 3 votes, Pat Lupson  with 2 votes and Rohan Nicol with 1 vote.

Braemar started with great endeavour with the first 2 shots on goal. Bacchus Marsh Grammar were a solid team who had plenty of run and carry which helped them kick away in the 2nd and 4th quarters to take out the match.

The game was played in good spirits under great conditions.


In the third round of this year’s Sun Country Cup, Braemar College went down to Ballarat High in a hard fought game.IMG_9781

Unfortunately this means our team doesn’t progress to the next round, but the boys acquitted themselves well.

Book Week 2016

Book Week 2016 is in full swing at Braemar College.IMAG0567

This year’s theme is Australia! Story Country, and our Resource Centre staff in conjunction with young Braemar College artists have created four great displays.IMAG0559

They depict an urban, reef, rainforest and outback environment, and feature the shortlisted books and 2016 CBCA award winners. The fabulous artwork was created by Year 6 students under the guidance of teacher, Jennifer Tyquin.IMAG0560

Lunchtime Book Week fun in the Resource Centre includes an indigenous Australian art activity and bookmark making.IMAG0562

There’s also a competition  to match staff members to their favourite book from childhood, a book they loved as an adult or a book they are currently reading.IMAG0565

Entry forms are available, and can be lodged at the Resource Centre.IMAG0558

As part of the Book Week activities, there will be a literary lunch for senior students in Jackson Hall today with visiting authors, Bec Kavanagh, Simmone Howell and Ellie Marnie.

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Our Musicians to Feature at Shire Youth Awards

A band of Year 11 girls led by Sophie Cox and Aimee Noordhoorn will take the stage at the Macedon Ranges Council Youth Awards next Tuesday as the opening act.

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 10.23.35 AMThe Youth Awards acknowledge the achievements and success of young people in the Macedon Ranges, promoting and encouraging their diverse interests, hobbies, and skills.

Around 400 people are expected to attend the annual award nights celebrating contributions across a number of categories.

image002The girls have been asked to play a 20 minute set at the Kyneton Town Hall to kick things off.

You can hear them in action here.

What’s On at Braemar College

Here’s what’s happening at Braemar College over the coming weeks.

Date Event name Overview
Sat 20 Aug Parents Working Bee 9:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Mr Steve Huntly

Tues 23 Aug Lilla 2016 Trip – Parents’ Information Evening Jackson Hall, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Info: Ms Lisa Fritz

Wed 24 Aug Literary Lunch Jackson Hall, 1:20pm – 2:10pm

Selected Senior School students

Info: Mr Anthony Young

Thurs 25 Aug Restaurant Dinner & Musical Evening – Guitar Jacksons@Braemar in Jackson Hall, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Bookings essential via

Fri 26 Aug – Sun 28 Aug Snowsports Competition Information has been provided to participants.

Info: Mr Don Moran

Mon 29 Aug Cambodia 2016 Trip & Sri Lanka 2016 Trip – Parents’ and Travellers’ Information Evening Jackson Hall, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Info – Cambodia: Mr Daniel Horvat

Info – Sri Lanka: Mr Russell Deer

Tues 30 Aug Japan 2016 Trip – Parents’ and Travellers’ Information Evening Jackson Hall, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Info: Mrs Leanne Little

Wed 31 Aug Cobaw Athletics La Trobe Athletics Complex, Bendigo

8:40am – 3:30pm

Selected Year 5 & 6 students

Info: Mr Matt Ellis

Thurs 1 Sept Restaurant Dinner & VCE Performance Evening (closed function) Jackson Hall, 6:00pm – 9:30pm (closed function)
Mon 5 Sept P&F Meeting Principal’s Office, 7:30pm

All welcome.

Wed 7 Sept – Fri 9 Sept Year 5 Exeat Program Info: Ms Mandy Hennessy

Info: Mr Matt Ellis

Thurs 8 Sept Senior School Parent Teacher Conferences Heyward Hall, 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings essential

Info: Mrs Nicole Mortimer

Year 9 City Week

During City Week Year 9 students travelled to Melbourne to experience the diversity of the city.
IMG_7240They worked in groups to complete projects they had designed and developed themselves covering topics including different food cultures, Melbourne the most liveable city, fashion, animal welfare and street art to name a few.
IMG_7279In their groups, students moved around the city visiting places such as the State Libary, Shrine, National Art Gallery, ACMI, business districts, and different shopping precincts.
IMG_7290They completed various lunch challenges including one using fresh produce from the Queen Victoria  Market.
IMG_7287The students also developed their public transport skills. They  enjoyed staying in the city  and dining in Lygon Street and Southbank.IMG_5987 IMG_5972 IMG_5967