Coles Sports for Schools

Braemar has registered as a participating school in the Coles Sports for Schools promotion. Sports for Schools doesn’t cost the school any money to enter and we hope that with local support, we might be able to get some new sports equipment for our new campus!

What we need from you:
When you’re doing your usual shop, collect the vouchers and pop them in the ‘Braemar’ collection boxes at Gisborne or Woodend Coles, or send them to school with your child to pop in the collection boxes at reception. Alternatively, if you do your shopping online, nominate Braemar as your chosen school so that we can receive the tokens electronically.

Braemar is very lucky to be part of a great, supportive community – let’s work together to get some great new equipment for our students!

 

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Braemar-in-Brief

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

Important updates and information included in the latest Braemar-in-Brief include:

  • Commencement and Academic Assembly for 2018
  • House Swimming Carnival
  • Japanese Students Homestay (March)
  • RollCall – Parent App
  • SEQTA Parent Evenings
  • Year 7 Exeat Week

Read the latest Braemar-in-Brief HERE.

Access previous versions of Braemar-in-Brief HERE.

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Working Bee: Helpers Wanted

This Saturday, 17 February, from 9am until 2pm, there will be a Working Bee up at the College. Following the Working Bee, there will be a BBQ lunch provided.

If you are available to attend and help out on the day (this will be credited towards your College Service), please contact Steve Huntly (s.huntly@braemar.vic.edu.au) as soon as possible.

As a minimum, it is requested that all attendees supply their own safety boots and sun hat. Protective gloves and safety glasses will be provided by the College if required. It is requested that participants do not bring any power tools to the College Working Bee.

A great opportunity to get involved at the school and meet some other Braemar parents!

Reminder: 2019 Academic Scholarships

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018 for 2019 Academic Scholarships. 

Scholarship Testing for the 2019 Academic Year will take place on 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.

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

House Swimming Carnival: Next Wednesday

It’s that time of the year already, next Wednesday is House Swimming Carnival!
The carnival will start at 8:30am and finish at 4pm, and will be held at the Sunbury Aquatic Centre.

All students need to bring their house t-shirts, lunches, snacks and plenty of water (canteen facilities will be limited). The forecast for the day has it looking like the perfect weather for a swimming carnival so don’t forget hats and sunscreen!

 

 

 

Parents are encouraged to come along and support the students and cheer loudly from the sidelines for their house! If you are available and interested in helping on the day as part of the College Service Scheme, please email sport@braemar.vic.edu.au

 

Please Note: Any student wishing to leave directly from the Sunbury Aquatic Centre at the end of the day is required to bring a signed note form their parent/guardian that must be shown to the relevant Head of House, as well as the staff members in the foyer, upon leaving.

 

2018 School Sport State Team Trial Registration is OPEN

Attention all sports stars!! The School Sport Victoria State Team Trial Registrations are already open for 2018, for the following sports: Australian Football, Netball, Basketball, Football (Soccer), Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.

The trial registrations close Thursday, 1 March 2018.

You can find all the details via School Sport Victoria’s website. For more details on the process of registering online, click here.

 

Good luck!

Upcoming Events & Dates

The first few weeks of the school year are always busy for everyone as we settle back into the swing of things.

To make sure you don’t forget what’s coming up, see the table below for important events in the next fortnight.

Tues 6 Feb

Academic Assembly Heyward Hall, 9:00am

Invitations will be provided

Info:
d.hobbs@braemar.vic.edu.au

Tues 6 Feb Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences Braemar House, 2:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings essential via PTO

Queries: n.mortimer@braemar.vic.edu.au

Thurs 8 Feb Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences Braemar House, 2:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings essential via PTO

Queries: n.mortimer@braemar.vic.edu.au

Mon 12 Feb Senior School Parent Information Evening Heyward Hall, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Parents & students – Years 9 – 12

Wed 14 Feb House Swimming Carnival Sunbury Aquatic Centre, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Note: Bus schedules will alter on this date.
Information will be provided to families.

Queries:
sport@braemar.vic.edu.au

Sat 17 Feb Parents Working Bee

Braemar House, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Queries: s.huntly@braemar.vic.edu.au