Welcome back everyone, to what is traditionally a very busy time of year for us!
Aside from the usual term inclusions such as Year 10 pre-ATAR exams, Cadet Camp and Year 6 Transition activities, we are also gearing up for our athletics carnival in week 5 and our end of year assembly and Year 10 Graduation activities. Before we know it, the end of the term will be here, reports will be out and we will all be on holidays again!
Our Principal, Ms Garcia, has been on leave this week but is looking forward to returning and getting stuck into the final term; no doubt she will be working on finalising next year’s timetable and ensuring that students have made their selections for their elective courses. We are also looking forward to her returning!
Happy term four, everyone!
Last year the current year 10 male students were involved in a worskhop called Tomorrow Man BREAKING THE MAN CODE (Module 1), which aims to disrupt an old-school male stereotype of masculinity and support resilience, self-confidence and build peer support.
Next Thursday, the Tomorrow Man team will return to Bridgetown High School to provide a follow up workshop for the year 10 male students, called MAN AND THE MASK (module 2), which encourages the students to explore how fear of judgement and their behaviour influences each other and the culture of a cohort. Participants gain a stronger understanding of themselves and learn to identify the ways in which they hide and protect themselves.
Year 9 male students will attaned Module 1 of BREAKING THE MAN CODE on the same day.
These workshops are occuring at schools and sporting clubs all across Australia. The following statistics are some of the reasons why 'TOMORROW MAN' is recognised as a very important program for our young males;
- Suicide is the leading cause of death for males aged between 15 - 44 years;
- One out of every five Australian men suffer from anxiety at any given time;
- Males of all ages are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol at any given time, be overweight and have a poor diet than women;
- One in three men aged 30 - 65 have no social connections;
- In schools, boys make up to 90% of kids with behavioural probems.
Recently, 'Tomorrow Man' has developed a workshop for female students, known as TOMORROW WOMAN: HER CODE WORKSHOP, which aims to create a safe space for young women to cultivate and practice their voice. It enables participants to express their authentic selves beyond the room, free from limitations of society's expectations and stereotypes.
On this coming Thursday, the year 9 & 10 female students will attend this workshop.
For more information about TOMORROW MAN, please visit www.tomorrowman.com.au
For any questions regarding the workshop, please contact me by leaving a message in the front office or phone 9772 5258 or email email@example.com.
In term 3, our senior sport classes have participated in circuit training at the Bridgetown Leisure Centre.
Trainer Terry Hollington took the students and teachers through a rigorous set of exercises using a range of equipment including weights, kettle bells, skipping ropes, steps and the dreaded ‘big rope’.
Both classes thoroughly enjoyed their time at the recreation centre and certainly the professional instruction from Terry. We are looking forward to continuing to utilise the facilities at the centre with more classes in the near future.
Nick Pantou and Lynn Humby
Year 7's were practicing oven safety by making scones. The addition of jam and cream was a well accepted optional extra.
Year 8's started the topic of delicious desserts by making old-fashioned cornflake biscuits and chocolate chip biscuits.
Year 9/10's began with a focus on how chocolate is made with an emphasis on the corrupt system where the farmers/cocoa growers get paid very little compared to the chocolate company profits. To sweeten the lesson we tasted different types of chocolate and completed a sensory analysis. Students learnt that chocolate does not go "off". It just develops a stale taste.