Key Information for 2017

We understand that some parents did not receive the hyperlink to the College’s last fortnightly electronic newsletter dated 8 December 2016. Key information has been extracted and is included in this email.

FYI, a link to Braemar-in-Brief  is emailed to families from communications@braemar on alternate Fridays. The newsletter contains important information about College events. Please add communications@braemar.vic.edu.au to your “safe senders list” to ensure these messages are not treated as spam. Note that the communications@braemar email address is not monitored. Should you wish to respond to a message, please email the relevant member of staff. A list of staff members and corresponding email addresses is available on the College website. Alternatively, please contact Reception on 5427 2500.

2017 Student Resources

2017 Student resource list orders for Campion were due by Wednesday 14 December. If you haven’t yet submitted an order, please log on to http://www.campion.com.au and enter School Code V8QM. If this option is no longer available, you will need to contact Campion directly.

LearningField payments for students in Year 7 -10 can be made from 16 January 2017. Payment is due by 31 January 2017. The LearningField fee is $226 per student.

CareMonkey in 2017

As an organisation, we continually look for ways in which to automate processes. We recently signed a contract with “CareMonkey” to have students’ medical, permission and excursion / incursion forms digitised. This will save parents and staff a considerable amount of time. The following paragraph is an extract from the CareMonkey website and gives a brief overview of the product:

CareMonkey is a health and safety solution that automatically keeps medical and emergency details up to date for any organisation with a duty of care. It makes these important details instantly available to authorised carers on their mobile devices in an emergency…so they know who to call, what to do, or what to tell an ambulance paramedic. CareMonkey automates the permission and consent form process too and can collect any other custom information. It’s used by schools, universities, in sport, in HR, scouts, church and youth groups, the disability sector and camps.

I encourage you to look at the CareMonkey website for more information.

Our staff are currently undertaking professional learning in the use of CareMonkey and we will be in a position to provide more information to families in the near future.

A number of organisations already use CareMonkey. If you do, you will have received an emailed request to update your profile with Braemar College. Please do so.

College Service Scheme

I would like to thank the parents and guardians who contributed significant time and effort to the College Service Scheme in 2016.

For the benefit of families new to the College, the Service Scheme is based on the concept that each family will contribute a specified number of service hours (annually) to defined areas of activity. In 2017, this will be 20 hours. Parents who opt out of the Scheme are required to make a financial contribution to the College, as per the annual Fees and Charges Schedule.

Information regarding the 2017 College Service Scheme will be circulated soon.

Parents who choose to participate will be asked to submit preferences in relation to tasks as well as your availability (times and dates).

The College Service Scheme is administered by Mrs Wendy Swagemakers. Email: css@braemar.vic.edu.au

2017 Welcome BBQ – Monday 30 January

A Welcome BBQ will be held at the College for Year 5 and Year 7 students and families on  Monday 30 January, commencing at 6:00pm. More details will be provided closer to the time.

2017 School Photographs

Please find following information to pre-order school photos.

“Photo Day” is on Monday 30 January 2017, the first day of Term 1. All students will have their identification photograph taken on this date. This ID photograph will be used on the 2017 student cards.

Boys are required to wear their ties for Photo Day.

Please pre-order your Portrait Pack from National Photography prior to the commencement of the school year to ensure prompt delivery. After the main delivery there will be a two week window where any late orders will be processed and sent in a second delivery to the College.

More information, including pricing details and an order form, is available via the following link:https://home.braemar.vic.edu.au/pub/2016/National_Photography_Order_Form_-_Braemar_2017.pdf

Family photos will be taken at lunchtime which is from 1.20pm to 2.10pm. Please follow this link https://goo.gl/forms/jKxnqKQkGRcr29Tp1 to complete and submit the “Family Photo” form if you wish to take advantage of this option. Parents will be given a choice of package and photograph they wish to purchase from the proofs supplied with the original order.

If you have any queries – please telephone National School Photography on 1300 677 000 or email http://info@nationalphotography.com.au

Uniform Shop Hours – January 2017

Monday 16 January    9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday 17 January   9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday 20 January       9:00am – 1:00pm

Monday 23 January    9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday 24 January   9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday 27 January       9:00am – 1:00pm

Upcoming Events

 

Date

Event  Details
Mon 23 Jan- Wed 25 Jan Teaching staff commence for professional learning
Thurs 26 Jan – Fri 27 Jan College closed for Australia Day and long weekend Access to the Uniform Shop will be available.
Mon 30 Jan Term 1 commences for all students;

“Photo Day”

All students in Years 5 – 12.

Boys are required to wear ties for school photographs.

Mon 30 Jan Welcome BBQ – Year 5 & 7 students and families. College oval, 6:00pm

 

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