This week has been one of contrasts! From heat to hail, we’ve seen an increase in students presenting as unwell.
There was an electrical fault at the school on Thursday which was reported to electrical contractors and Western Power. As a precaution, students were required to leave the school buildings, under supervision of school staff, for a period of time. The power has now been restored following testing by qualified electricians. The drama room was off-limits to staff and students today (Friday 1 November) while further testing was undertaken.
This week has seen extremes of weather, and it has been pleasing to see students in uniform despite this. There has been, however, an increase in poor behaviours in some areas of the school. We have had several incidents of smoking in toilets, silliness in the undercroft and some poor behaviour choices in classrooms and the yard. At Bridgetown High School we respect each other, as well as our environment by making sensible choices; responding appropriately to feedback and following staff instructions.
I was humbled to see the support the P&C continues to provide our students, through their coordination of staffing areas at the Blues Festival. This activity raises significant funds for the school to benefit our students. This year, securing support was tough, with much work being done to try and get volunteers. Working one volunteer shift at the Blues gives you a pass for the whole weekend and contributes to significant fundraising. To participate, you need an RSA, responsible service of alcohol training. This can be done online for $30. I am hoping to plant the seed now, for volunteers for 2020. We will need names by June, so if you think this might be you, contact the P&C early next year . https://www.facebook.com/Bridgetown-Highschool-P-and-C-Association-1440733345977551/
Next week, students in years 8 and 9 will complete their elective selections for 2020 so that the timetable can be completed. Forms will be issued during the week and are encouraged to be returned as soon as possible.
Thanks to staff and students for your efforts this week!
A huge congratulations goes out to all the senior cadets who participated in the 10 week DFES program. It has been a great learning experience for all involved.
A ceremony was held this week with the DFES South West Superintendent and other dignitaries, as well as some of the DFES volunteers who created and ran the program. Thanks so much to them for their efforts and for being so awesome.
Check out our FaceBook page to see some photos and more information.
Year 7's turned a basic scone dough into pizza scrolls.
Year 8 Mrs Holdsworth's first attempt with a class to make lamingtons was a huge success.
Year 9/10's quickly made chocolate brownies. Then they made chocolate strawberries and chocolate decorations to make their brownies even more appealing.
Congratulations to all the Bridgetown High School students who participated or were involved in the Blackwood Marathon held last weekend. It was a great event and fantastic to see so many of our awesome students taking up this massive challenge.
The Bridgetown Repertory Club is looking for dancers for the pantomine, Treasure Island.
Dancers are not required at all rehearsals, but will be required at all rehearsals closer to the performance dates.
Peformance dates and times are on the flyer below.
Please come to the theatre this Sunday 3rd November at 2pm if you are interested, or call Meegan Cullen on 0421 665 573, or Director Christine Chilvers 9761 4003.
Well done to all the Bridgetown High School students who have signed up to play basketball this season.
If you go to the Bridgetown Leisure Centre after school on most days of the week, you will probably find BHS students practising or playing this great game, as Ms Old found recently. Good on you everyone and thanks for sharing Ms Old!
A range of scholarships are on offer, including scholarships for students who:
- attend a country school; or
- attend a Perth public school; or live in the Fremantle area; or
- attend Cannington Community College, Kent St SHS or Como Secondary College.
Our scholarships support studies in all years of secondary school, with most open to students currently completing Year 10 or 11 who intend to go on to complete the WACE. In addition, students currently in Years 6 - 9 at your school may be eligible for one of the two specific scholarships below:
- James and Rose Coombe Scholarships for regional and remote students. A number of these scholarships are available each year and successful applicants can reapply in subsequent years. The funding amount starts at $1 000.
- Maud Zervos Education Grants for students with a parent/caregiver who has a disability related to spinal or limb paralysis or limb loss. A 'rollover clause' in this scholarship makes funding available for every year of secondary study, subject to satisfactory progress. The funding amount starts at $750 in lower secondary and rises to $1 000 for upper secondary studies.
Applications for our scholarships close at 5.30pm on Thursday 12 December 2019.
Future Ready is Australia's National Career education Strategy that supports schools in providing high-quality career education experiences for all students.
High-quality career education builds resilient individuals who can adapt to the changing nature of work, managing multiple careers throughout their lifetime, adapting to their circumstances and needs.
Parents and carers play a vital role in supporting children on their journey.
The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) is presenting a free National Parent webinar.
To register, click on this link;