- From the Principal
- Year 10 Awesome First Aiders
- Year 10 Cadets check out safety at Talison Mine
- Students and staff volleyball game on free dress day
- Awesome Steam Fair display
- Award winning photography students
- Fire Tail Finch Garden
- From Home Ec room
- Thoughts for the week
- What's happening in Term 3?
STEAM FAIR for Science Week
A big welcome to our Year 6 parents, many of whom attended the STEAM Fair last Friday, despite poor weather. I would again like to thank the science staff for their amazing efforts and hard work in bringing this showcase to fruition. Of special mention also, our first man on the moon Josh Scovell.
First Aid Training
On Monday, the first of two groups of Year 10 students engaging in vital first aid training at St John Ambulance successfully worked to achieve the Providing First Aid Certificate. The feedback from St John Ambulance about our students is outstanding and deserves sharing.
“Hi Jo, just wanted to let you know the group of students were a credit to their parents and school. What an amazing day I had, it's wonderful to know we have more competent 1st aiders in our community. Hope my next high school class is as good.” Erica
In the next week, families will receive a copy of their child’s attendance records. For each absence, parents are asked to explain the reason for the student absence and return the form to the front office. 2019 attendance for semester one was lower than expected, and this term, there have been numerous illnesses affecting student ability to be in class. This aside, our rate of explained absences is much lower than comfortable and parents and guardians are asked to assist us by returning these notes as soon as possible. BHS will be reviewing our attendance procedures in the coming weeks.
Sara Garcia Perlines
On Monday this week some of our Year 10s attended a First Aid Course at the St John's Ambulance Bridgetown Sub-centre.
Our excellent and experienced presenter was Erica Duffet, she taught us skills in an informative and approachable manner.
We learnt about DRSABC, including CPR and Recovery Position, Slings, Splints and Bandages to suit different injuries. Although the course content is very serious, we still had some fun role-playing first responder scenarios.
Erica commented that the BHS Year 10 were the best group of young people that she had taught, very responsible. Now, thanks to her help, we are in a better postition to help save lives and provide basic first aid. Thanks Erica and St John's and well done year 10s.
The third week of the senior cadets DFES program was held at Talison Mine in Greenbushes, with everyone enjoying a demonstration on how to do a rescue of an injured person.
In this scenario a person (actually it was a dummy!) had fallen from a platform and was unconcious and hanging by their safety harness.
Some of the equipment they were using was fantastic, with a few new items being used to ensure the rescue was carried out as easily and effectively as possible.
It was great to see the Emergency Response Team in action and the demonstration was inspirational and may well lead to some of our cadets considering becoming a mine safety officer in the futre.
Thanks very much to everyone involved in organising this outing.
Check out the video created by DFES.
Students and staff enjoyed competing in a volleyball game at lunch time today, with the students proving way too good.
It was also a free dress day today with everyone donating a gold coin for the privelage, with all funds raised going towards the Alanna & Maddison Foundation.
Well done to everyone for participating in both the fundraiser and the volleyball game. We are looking forward to the next student vs staff challenge!
Bridgeotwn High School staff and students presented an awesome display last Friday in the school library as part of Science Week, celebrating 50 years since man first landed on the moon.
Josh Scovell looked fantastic when he put on an astronaut outfit, which looked pretty realistic!
There was plenty of art work on display, with students from our school and the Bridgetown Primary School showing how talented they all are.
Thanks to eveyone for braving the wintery weather to come and check out the Stream Fair display.
Congratulations to Bailey Harrison (Year 9) and Yali Harris (Year 10) who were recent winners in the Manjimup Photography Club “Fantastic Fungi” competition!
18 BHS students, and a number of students from other schools, submitted photos to the competition, which was sponsored and judged by the WA/SA state Nikon Manager.
Bailey won first and third prizes in the schools section, scoring himself a brand new Nikon camera and cash, whilst Yali’s shot came second, netting her a cash prize as well
Photography teacher Mr Pantou presented Bailey and Yali with their prizes in class today
The wining shots can be seen in this post
WELL DONE BAILEY AND YALI!!
Some of our Year 8 students have been helping to develop the school, by planting out a section of garden near the science rooms. We are hoping that we will encourage Fire Tailed Finches and other seed eating birds to come into this area.
We would not have been able to do this without the donation of all the plants involved and the expert advice from the Blackwood Environment Society. In particular I would like to thank Natalie Kuser and Jenny Dewing for their advice and support in the development on this project.
Year 9's baked some tasty lunch box muffins and year 9/10's got creative with a cafe style breakfast trifle.
Please remember that containers are required for food to be taken out of Home Ec and we would appreciate any spare containers that you may have to donate.
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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