Middle School Graduation

Last Thursday, 7 December, was the last day of the 2017 Academic Year for all of our students. This was also the day that our Year 8’s celebrated their Middle School Graduation.
The students designed and made their own personalised graduation hats and celebrated by throwing them into the air on the croquet lawn after their final Middle School assembly. The Year 5’s stood together to create an archway for all the graduates to walk through as they left the assembly.
This year, as part of the annual Braemar College Giving Program, toys have been donated to the Brotherhood Christmas Toy Shop to help make Christmas Day a happier time for families in need. On the day of their graduation, our 2017 Middle School Captain, Felix Hughes presented $1000 worth of gift vouchers to our Brotherhood representative, Debra Safron Collins, to compliment the gift giving and help make a difference.
Congratulations to all our students on a fantastic school year and well done to our Year 8’s; we’ll see you at Senior School assembly next year!
middle school grad

ICCES Summer Cup

Last month, Braemar had a number of teams compete in the ICCES Summer Cup in Ballarat. Braemar was represented in cricket (junior and intermediate boys), softball (junior and intermediate girls), tennis (junior and intermediate boys, and junior and intermediate girls), volleyball (junior and intermediate boys, and junior and intermediate girls) and golf (open).

Congratulations to the Year 7/8 Boys Volleyball team, the Year 9/10 Girls Softball team, and the Year 7/8 Girls Tennis team on placing first in their competitions!

Click here to see all the results from the day.

Team coaches all made reference to the great, competitive contribution by all the students involved as well as the excellent sportsmanship and enthusiasm. Well done to all the students on such a great day.

A special mention to the students listed below who were named MVPs of their teams.

Intermediate Volleyball – Griffin Johnston-Bailey and Sarah Turner

Junior Volleyball – Zac Webb and Zoe Dillon

Intermediate Softball – Hannah Lilford

Junior Softball – Emily Barbour

Intermediate Cricket – Patrick Grindlay, Sam Dempsey, Luke Weber

Junior Cricket – Oliver Price

Intermediate Tennis – Will Somers and Mia Platt

Junior Tennis – Oscar Barry and Chelsea Evans

Year 8 Exeat – Grampians

On Monday 30 October, our Year 8s headed to the Grampians for their Exeat Camp. The students stayed at three campsites; Tandarra, Acacia, and an overnight tent camp in the State Forrest.

There was a focus on Indigenous Art and the students even completed one of their geography assignments on the camp at the top of Boronia peak.

The camp included hiking to the Pinnacles and Boronia Peak, as well as abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and high and low ropes courses.

The camp was very physical and saw a lot of personal challenges for the students including overcoming fears (especially for those who don’t like heights) and going a week without mobile phones; but overall, they all managed some amazing achievements and had a great time doing so!

Year 5 Exeat – Sovereign Hill & Campaspe Downs

This year, our Year 5’s Exeat Week was split into two parts; two days at Campaspe Downs in Term One and a three day camp to Sovereign Hill in Term Four. The students had a great time participating in the activities that were fun and exciting as well as relevant to their current studies. The reflection below is from two students, Noah Cooper (5B) and Jack Murray (5C).

This year the year fives have had a lot of fun going to Campaspe Downs and Sovereign Hill. At Campaspe Downs there was a flying fox, kayaking, boat builing, abseiling, rock climbing, and aero ball.
In Term 4, we went to Sovereign Hill because we had been learning about the Eureka Stockade. It was a three day (two night) camp. On the first day, we went on an hour and a half bus trip and then visited three different museums and then we went to Sovereign Hill for the remainder of the day. Throughout the next two days, we participated in a schools program. There were three schools: Red Hill, St Peters, and St Alipius. We dressed in old clothes from the time of the gold rush and we had lunch at old fashioned restaurants. We also got to buy souvenirs and go into the mines for a tour. Overall, it was a really fun experience.

2019 Academic Scholarships

Scholarship Testing for the 2019 Academic Year has been confirmed for Saturday, 3 March 2018. The testing will run from 8:45am to 12:30pm in Heyward Hall, Braemar College.

Braemar College offers four academic scholarships; two are offered at Year 7 and two at Year 10. Eligibility is open to all Australian resident students who will complete Year 6 or Year 9 in 2018, regardless of their enrolment status.

The scholarships provide a 40% remission of the Total Annual Fees and Charges for the remainder of the student’s enrolment at Braemar College. Current scholarship holders are not eligible to gain another scholarship.



Braemar College uses an independent testing authority, Academic Assessment Services, to conduct the scholarship examinations. Academic Assessment Services have been providing academic assessment services for schools for more than forty years and were chosen for the following reasons:

  • Assessments are designed using higher-order items to distinguish students of higher ability.
  • Tests are administered, scored and reported by Academic Assessment Services ensuring complete impartiality on the part of the College.
  • The use of multiple testing formats which avoids any practice advantage.
  • Test results are at all times secure and confidential.

All applications must be registered online using the the AAS Scholarship Registration page. The charge is $110 per candidate.

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

All young people are encouraged to consider the scholarship opportunity at Braemar College.