- FROM THE PRINCIPAL Carol Thorsby
- COUNTRY WEEK 2020
- FOOTY COLOURS FRIDAY
- NOW IS THE TIME TO ENROL FOR 2021
- MOVING TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
- TARGETED ATTENDANCE INITIATIVE
- GIRLS ONLY, GIRL STUFF
- FREE Parent Workshop
- Term 3 Calendar of Free Parent Workshops within the South West
- MEGT Apprentice and Trainee Vacancies
- Applications for 2021 Scholarships are now open!
- Keep up to date with the school calendar.
Thank you to those who responded to our Country Week survey at the beginning of the term. I am happy to say that the majority of those who responded were supportive of the school sending teams up for this event, and preparations are now well underway. My thanks to Mr Pantou for pulling out all the stops to get this event up and running. A big thank you to Mrs Humby, Mr Pantou, Mrs Jo Hardey and Mrs Bec Hardey who have volunteered to spend a week away with the students in Perth, and are giving up their lunchtimes for training.
I would also like to thank our P & C for kindly agreeing to provide some funds for the air-conditioning of the student undercover area. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in securing funds from Central Office for the upgrade, but fortunately we have sufficient school funds will be used to match this funding. This will be a wonderful upgrade to our school and will help keep our students warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I am still pursuing funding from central office to upgrade other areas of the school.
School lunches seem to be a hit with our students. Jacquie and her staff from Clovers Store are doing a fabulous job providing the lunches on Thursday’s each week and I know our students and staff are enjoying the tasty treats each week. Thank you to those parents who have supported this initiative. I am hopeful that the support continues to grow so that this service is financially viable for Clovers, and will continue long into the future.
Clair Johns, the Participation Coordinator for the South West Region is now based at our school Wednesday to Friday. This is a great pick up for our school and the community as Clair is here to assist parents/carers with students who may be frequently absent or disengaged from school. Please feel free to give Clair a call if you would like assistance, as she has a wealth of knowledge in this area. Clair can be contacted via the school’s reception area on 9761 0100.
The School Council will meet on Monday 24th August 2020 at 1:00pm in the Library. If you would like to join the group and have a real say in shaping the direction of your school, please come along and join the meeting.
Until next time,
Mrs C. A Thorsby
The year 10 Cadets have resumed the special training program with the local Emergency Services. This week they investigated the use of ropes and other safety equipment at the local SES unit used in Roof Safety Systems. They learnt that the main jobs the local SES unit are involved in are searches for missing people and helping the community when storm damage occurs.
The cadets also got to build a Larkin frame that is used in vertical rescue to cantilever a rescuer and casualty over an edge to make it easier to raise and lower without constantly bashing into the side of a cliff or structure.
Country Week 2020 is rapidly approaching and will take place in Week 10 of this term. 30 students comprising Year 8, 9 and 10 will be competing in basketball, netball and volleyball.
Teams are currently training every day or at least 3 times per week to get ready for the annual event.
We will be leaving Bridgetown High School on Sunday afternoon, 20th September and returning late Friday afternoon on 25th September.
Students and 5 staffwill be staying centrally in the city in self-contained apartments where groups of 5 will be responsible for making their own lunches each day and organising themselves to be ready for early starts to each sports venue.
Students will also be expected to keep their rooms clean and tidy.
As well as participating in sports events, students will be involved in after sports activities including 10 pin bowling, movies and shopping. It is always a big but enjoyable week.
Mr Pantou and Mrs Humby
Loton's Legends took out the win and $175.45 was raised for Fight Cancer Foundation.
Enjoy the photos.
Year 6-7 Transition
Over the past fortnight, Bridgetown High School has had the pleasure of hosting just over fifty Year 6 students for two mornings of transition.
Students from Bridgetown, St Brigid’s, Greenbushes and Balingup Primary Schools all attended the high school and participated in a series of transition lessons, giving our incoming students a realistic idea of the sorts of subjects they will be studying in 2021 as Year 7 students.
After a comprehensive tour of the buildings and grounds by some of our current Year 7s, the Year 6s did some acting in Drama, mixed chemicals in Science, drew some amazing bubbles in Visual Art, got their bodies moving in Phys Ed, created a 3D house in Technology, and gained a better understanding of other subjects such as Photography and HaSS.
The response was overwhelmingly positive and everyone seemed to enjoy their two mornings! These visits also gave staff an opportunity to get to know many of the students ahead of two full days of transition towards the end of the year.
Year 6 Parent Information Presentations
On Thursday 30th July, the parents of our 2021 Year 7 cohort were invited to attend one of two parent information sessions presented by Mrs Jo Loton – the Year 7 & 8 Program Coordinator. A tour of the buildings and grounds was also included – with a priceless moment occurring when parents dropped into the Home Economics room to see Year 7 students sewing and even ironing the aprons they had proudly made!
The aim of the presentations was to help transition parents to Year 7 by providing them with an understanding of what BHS can offer their child, an insight into our middle school approach as well as the ways in which parents can still support their child as they begin their high school journey.
It was a pleasure to meet the parents who attended and we hope we were able to provide some valuable information.
If you are the parent of a 2021 Year 7 student and were not able to attend the presentation but would still like a tour of the school, please contact the Front Office on 9761 0100 to make an appointment.
The Department of Education is currently conducting a targeted attendance initiative in the Warren Blackwood Education Region. For the next few weeks Clair Johns, Participation Coordinator will be working intensively in Bridgetown with students at risk of disengagement from Education.
The initiative seeks to work collaboratively with young people, their families, the school and the community to identify and support young people in addressing any barriers they are facing which make it difficult for them to attend school. Each young person is individually supported to realize their potential, create a plan for their future, and assisted in taking the steps to reach their goals.
If you would like more information regarding the initiative or believe your family or child could benefit from the program, please contact the Bridgetown High School, 9761 0100.
We want to support our young women to the best they can be. It can be tough navigating relationships with self, and others, especially in this electronic world, and even more especially when you may not have the tools in your toolbox to manage.
Blackwood Youth Action would like to help provide those tools, and in collaboration with Relationships Australia, will start our first session at 5pm.
Contact Lisa on 0400 939 266 or firstname.lastname@example.org