Party Safe Information Evening: NEXT WEEK

Next Wednesday, 23 May, we are hosting a Party Safe information evening in Jackson Hall from 7-9pm.

Presented by leading youth issues speaker and author, Sonya Karras, the evening will help parents to learn how to keep young people safe in their social lives.

No RSVP is required, just come along!

For more information about the evening, Party Safe.

For more information about Sonya and Party Safe sessions visit the two sites below:
http://teenageexpo.com.au/
http://www.wholenewworld.com.au

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Tree Planting at the Woodend Campus

On Friday 4 May, staff and students travelled to our new Woodend Campus to plant 1,200 trees. The activity was part of an initiative to connect all students and their teachers to their new campus and welcome them to the site.

Each of our six Houses – staff and students together – worked to plant 200 plants under the guidance of a number of students who had worked with Landcare to receive training, so that they could act as tree planting monitors for the afternoon.

These new trees will enhance the Woodend Campus for many years to come; it was great to be able to involve our current students.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 Academic Scholarship recipients. Georgia Anderson and Rose Teed of Year 6, along with Ben Shaw and Charles Teed of Year 9, have been awarded Scholarships for 2019 based on academic excellence displayed through recent scholarship testing.

Along with their strong academic performance, each of these students is a committed member of our College community; we are very proud of these students and look forward to supporting their continued progress at Braemar.

Group with Mr Deer

PARENT HELPERS WANTED: Mountain Biking

We are hoping to hear from parents/guardians who might be interested in supporting our Outdoor Education programme. The outing would involve accompanying the students and teaching staff during the sessions below.

If you’re interested, please feel free to volunteer for one or more of the sessions. Any attendance will accrue hours towards the College Service Scheme.

Mountain Biking Sessions

  • Friday 4 May — 12-1:45pm
  • Friday 18 May — 12-1:45pm
  • Wednesday 23 May — 1:30-3:20pm
  • Friday 25 May — 12-1:45pm

You involvement would include loading and unloading bikes and accompanying the group on rides. Familiarity with Wombat Track, Woodend, and a knowledge of minor bike maintenance would be of great benefit to the group.

For more information about the activity, please contact Bron Wearne b.wearne@braemar.vic.edu.au

Please email your offer to assist to CSS@braemar.vic.edu.au.
In order to volunteer at the College, you will need to hold a current Working with Children Check card that has been linked to Braemar College. 

We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in anticipation of your support.

2018 Mark Wilson Dromkeen Award

Applications for the 2018 Mark Wilson Dromkeen Young Author/Illustrator Award are now open. The award is open to school-aged students between Years 3-8 inclusive and will be judged in two categories;  primary and secondary.

Children may submit stories of any length, with or without illustrations. If possible, entries should be submitted typed. Handwritten entries will be accepted as long as they are clear and legible.

Entries must be submitted by 30 July and can be submitted by email or mail to the details below:

Dromkeen, 1012 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek, VIC 3431
bernadette@dromkeen.com.au

Finalists will be notified and will have the chance to take part in a Writing/Picturebook Workship with Mark Wilson (held during August). Finalists will also take home a signed book and a limited edition print of a Mark Wilson illustration.

The inspiration behind this award is to encourage children to ‘have a go’ and build confidence in their own writing and illustrating.

For all further enquiries, contact Dromkeen on 5428 6799.

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Towards the end of last term, we held a Scholastic Book Fair in Jackson Hall for our Middle School students. The fair was a tremendous success with lots of students purchasing books and stationery items.

We were very fortunate to be able to use the credit from the high amount of sales towards purchasing new books for the school. The Middle School representatives of the Student Representative Council (SRC) (pictured below) surveyed their classmates to find out what kinds of books, authors, and genres would be popular choices. Based on the feedback, we were able to select a variety of books for every year level of the College.

Thank you for all your support, we look forward to having another Book Fair in 2019.

Thank you Book Fair

Middle School Community Service

During Term One, our Middle School students collected goods for the Kyneton Caring Community. Kyneton Caring Community are the only organisation in the Macedon Ranges Shire that runs a food bank and each of our Middle School classes collected specific goods to donate to this charity. The goods ranged from pasta, rice, and pasta sauces to canned food and various toiletries.

We filled the back of a car with all of the goods that were donated (see below) and when we delivered them to Kerryn, from Kyneton Caring Community, she was nearly in tears of appreciation for how much our students had collected. One small item per student isn’t a lot in a shopping trolley, but it all adds up allowing the food bank to provide for many individuals and families in our community who are struggling.

Our donations will have a big impact; a big thank you goes out to all the students and families who were involved for your great generosity.

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