- From the Principal
- Footy Colours Friday
- Bread tags for wheelchairs
- Cadets enjoy orienteering bush camp
- Bike trail reviews
- From Home Ec
- Senior Cadets continue with DFES
- South West Regional TAFE Bunbury Open Day
- Swooping magpies during breeding season
- Imaginarium School Holiday opportunity
- Basketball season is about to start!
POLICE VISIT Year 8 & 9
On Monday, staff from Bridgetown Police Station will be having talks with students in years 8 and 9 regarding appropriate behaviours for students at school and in our community with regard to sexting, harassment, sexualised comments and the legal ramifications of these behaviours. At Bridgetown High School it's important that everyone feels safe. There have been some comments made, that are challenging this right which are perhaps being made without an understanding of their impact.
I was delighted to meet the BHS School Council this week, who are a dedicated group of parents and community members working to enhance the outcomes for our students. We looked at the targets of our school plan to allow for improved reporting of progress early in 2020.
The school is looking at a new uniform for our students. Parents, staff and students will be surveyed with respect to this. We will be considering cost, durability, student taste and climate.
The survey link will be emailed to staff, students and parents to allow community consultation prior to any changes.
It is the season for footy finals, and with that comes some very healthy rivalry.
Bridgetown High School didn't want to miss out on the fun, so everyone was invited to wear their favourite teams footy colours.
There was a LOT of blue & yellow, which of course was for two of the great teams - Bridgetown Bulldogs and the current reigning AFL premiers, the West Coast Eagles. There was a splash of other colours resembling Richmond, Geelong and Adelaide, and there were a number of patriotic Dockers supporters hiding amongst the crowds!!
And we had our very own official, with Mrs Hardey dressed as an AFL umpire, just to make sure that everyone behaved themselves!
Thanks to everyone for participating and bringing a gold coin to go towards the school fundraiser.
Good luck to all Bridgetown Bulldogs players for the two grandfinals being held in Bridgetown this week.
Enjoy the finals footy month everyone!
Save Your Bread Ties Please
Country Women's Association members in Greenbushes are collecting bread tags that are used to make wheelchairs.
Bridgetown High School would love to support this initiative.
Please save your bread ties and give them to Mrs Holdsworth or bring them to the Home Ec room.
Thirty cadets, three leaders and one SES support worker enjoyed hanging out in the bush in Grimwade last week for the annual three day orienteering camp.
A little bit of drizzle on Wednesday didn't dampen any of the fun, with senior cadets having to build their own shelters rather than using tents.
When the skies cleared, the frosts evolved, but the huge camp fire kept everyone toasty warm and was a great meeting place througout the camp.
The main orienteering activity was held on Thursday, with the year 7 (and any new year 8) cadets, enjoying a two hour bush callenge. The year 8's had a four hour challenge and the year 9 & 10 cadets spent nearly six hours in the bush, leaving at 3pm and returning by 9pm.
The orienteering course was great fun, but very challenging, with all cadets enjoying the spaghetti bolognaise that was cooked in camp ovens for them while they were out and about.
Check out the shelters that the year 10 girls and the year 9 & 10 boys made. They were awesome, and they all made camping look really easy!
Congratulations to all cadets for accepting the challenges of this camp, it is one of the most challenging of camps of the year.
And a great big thanks to Mr Tonai-Moore, Ms Gardiner and Lee for being the camp leaders and to Alan from the local SES for supporting them.
With Mountain Bike Riding now an option for students to do during class time, some of our very talented students have decided to share some of their knowledge about some bike trails.
Wandoo by Finlay Crane
A nice peaceful ride, or walk, in the Australian bushland. No steep hills and no steep descents. It’s time to turn off your brain and breathe the fresh air and enjoy its natural beauty. Approximately 3 km long, it’s a short adventure. I recommend this to the riders just starting out in the sport and people who enjoy the great outdoors.
Eagle’s Nest by Cameron Rodgers
The Eagle’s Nest track starts off with a nice flat ride with a few obstacles along the way, such as rocks, logs, gravel berms and more. After about a kilometre of riding on the flat ground is where the fun begins because it’s all downhill from there. It has a couple of berms and then it comes to a log obstacle where a tree has fallen over and someone has made some jumps over two big branches at the top of the tree. If you don’t want to jump it you can go around it. Once you ride a bit further down the track you come to a table top made of planks of wood and then straight after that there’s a drop off of rock and then another, but made of logs. After that you just follow the single trailed track to the bottom of the hill, still looking out for all the rocks and sticks on the track, to reach the bottom safely.
Eagle’s Nest by Finlay Crane
It’s time to drop your saddle, change into a good gear and start to descend into the eagle’s nest. Flying around the corner into a 600m climb, gets everyone ready. After a bit of a climb the fun begins. From log rolls to jumps that you can roll or take flight the Eagle’s Nest track keeps you on your toes. From going full gas to cruising it down, either way it’s heaps of fun. Whether you are a pro, or a beginner, this trail is for you. The trail features respect the environment, yet match its beauty. I highly recommend this trail and it is definitely the best trail in Bridgetown so far. I rate this trail 4.5/5 stars as this trail has easy access and is for all riders.
Home Economics students continue to produce some amazing snacks and meals.
Year 7 groups continued with "grill safety" by making cheesies and the next group practiced "stove top safety" by making banana pikelets.
Year 8's made Mini Cob Loaf Spinach Dips on Tuesday and on Wednesday they made Porcupine Meat Balls with mashed potato. They have also been making sushi with tuna or teriyaki chicken.
Year 9/10's made their choice of recipes which included caramel slice, kebabs, brownies, lasagne, sausage rolls and muffins. They also made sausage rolls and mini chicken quiches for a catering event that was held on Monday for school principals visitng BHS.
It all looks fantastic - good enough to eat really!
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions would like to remind you that the magpie breeding season is approaching.
It is not uncommon for magpies to defend their nests and young during spring, by swooping intruders. The season may last for six to eight weeks during late August to December.
The information enclosed contains precautionary steps that can be taken to avoid the swooping behaviour of magpies and other swooping birds which may be a very frightening experience for young children.
The Imaginarium runs holiday courses for gifted girls who attend any school in Western Australia.
Check it out!