- Principal's Update
- Art & Photography champs!
- Learning about Aboriginal Culture and Heritage
- Senior Cadets begin DFES leadership development program
- Year 8 physical geography study.
- It's time to enrol
- From The Home Ec Room
- Science comes alive at BHS, come and explore!!
- Dog Exercise Areas
- WB Youth Jobs
- Opportunity to sail on the Endeavour
- Where do you go for Dental Care in High School?
- Have your say on the future of road safety
- National Science Week - Virtual Reality
- What's happening in Term 3?
The second week of term was very busy! We enjoyed insights to the Canberra Trip via the school Facebook page.
If you haven’t yet joined, you can do so at https://www.facebook.com/BridgetownHS.
With so many students in Canberra and staff supporting the trip, we had a number of relief staff during that week. I’d like to thank them for their efforts – in some classes, it was disappointing that students did not behave in their usual manner.
The Kojonup trip to the Kodja Place in Kojonup was another highlight with students learning about Aboriginal culture and heritage.
On Friday of week two we farewelled our Manager of Corporate Services, Mr Brett Chaudhry, as he takes up a position in Perth for 3 months. In his absence, Karen Fox has accepted the role of MCS and Francine Eaton will undertake the role previously held by Karen. I’d like to thank Mr Chaudhry for his service to the school over the past 10 years. He has made significant contributions and will be missed. I am sure you join me in wishing everyone well in their new roles.
Week three marks the meeting of our very dedicated P&C. It was a pleasure to meet the ladies behind the tremendous support given to the school. Your P&C representatives approved funding to support the development of student literacy for at risk students, in addition to some engaging resources to support the teaching of STEM at school.
This week we did suffer a drop in attendance due to a few nasty bugs. If you child is symptomatic (vomiting or fever), please keep them at home.
Sara Garcia Perlines
Bridgetown High School students were very well represented at the opening of the 'People and Places art Competition and Exhibition Gala Opening Night', held at the Rabbit Hole and Pip's Pottery Resaurant on Firday July 26th.
A huge congratulations to all students who entered their artwork and photos and to Lola Seppiyo and Koby Gough for winning an award.
The Year 10 classes went to Kodja Place in Kojonup to learn about the history of country life in Australia. They tell the stories of three women throughout the rose maze, Yoondi an Aboriginal women, Elizabeth an English women and Maria an Italian women. It was fascinating to hear the similarities in their concerns but the difference in their experiences. There is extensive reference to traditional Noongar life and it has some very sweet animal footprints set into the pathway through the building. Jack was our tour guide. He is an 80 + year old Aboriginal man who is an awesome character, excellent story teller and great damper cook. Much better than our attempt at damper that’s for sure. We had a great day looking into our local past.
A big THANKYOU to the PALS and Healing Hands foundation for your support in making this trip happen.
Ten senior cadets have signed up for the inaurgural DFES (Department of Fire & Emergency Services) leadership development program, which began this week at the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire & Rescue centre.
The program provides an opportunity for the cadets to experience various roles within a number of Bridgetown's Emergency services.
Cadets participated in a mock road crash rescue where they were shown how to safely extract a casualty from a vehicle.
Check out the video.
Students in Mr Dareff's year 8 HASS class have been enjoying looking at avalanches today.
The students studied avalanche conditions and processes, and then used sugar, potato flakes and flour to simulate avalanches and the bonding layers that affect avalanche conditions.
The group in each class that was able to have the highest incline angle on its "mountain" before causing an avalanche won a prize.
Check it out!
Year 8, 9 & 10 students were busy catering for the parent night in week one. Sausage rolls, spinach and feta pinwheels and the predictable lemon slice were on the menu.
In week two, year 8 students began exploring our term topic of luscious lunchbox ideas with a quick to prepare version of banana pikelets. We were also experimenting with vegetable shaping and a simple dip.
Year 9/10s are investigating cafe style food this term and we started with smashed avocado and potato rosti topped with poached eggs. Maybe your child can recreate this meal for you on the weekend.
Dear BHS community, we need your help. One of our classrooms is experiencing an OHS issue, dog poop! Our students learn physical education on the school oval, and increasingly, students and staff are being impacted by the deposits being left in their classroom.
Please note: the school oval is not a designated dog exercise area, however if you do use the area, we would really appreciate it if you could clean up after your pooch.
See the following attachments for your nearest dog exercise area, and thank you for your assistance in this matter.
This awesome opportunity will help develop self-awareness, leadership, communication and many other skills.
Check out the link below if you are interested in applying;
The Bridgetown Resource Centre is excited to be able to offer
Virtual Reality Sessions for FREE as part of National Science Week.
Half hour sessions are available Monday 12th - Friday 16th August between 10am - 4pm.
Call 9761 2712 to book a session.
As Term 3 begins, now is a good time to see what we have planned. We hope this article helps you keep up to date.
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