- From the Principal, Carol Thorsby
- Secondary School Enrolments 2022
- Parent/Teacher Interviews - Save The Date!!
- Science with Miss Kate
- Positive Behaviour Support update!
- Activities outside the classroom
- School Photo Day
- Year 10 to Year 11 in 2022 Transition Information
- Year 10 Try-A-Trade
- Blackwood Youth Action - FREE STUDIO RECORDING TIME SLOT
- CWA Greenbushes Belles present........................
- What's happening at school next term?
As the cold weather is upon us I would like to acknowledge the efforts of our P & C who, at the end of last year provided a substantial portion of the funding to install reverse cycle air-conditioning in the Student Common Room. It is so much warmer in that area and it is great to see students enjoying being able to congregate in a warmer space before school and at recess. The P & C is such a wonderful support for our school and is open to all parents. This is a fine example of the support they provide so consider coming along and lending a hand at their next fundraiser. I would also like to encourage families to pay the Voluntary Contribution for the P & C that appears on their students’ fees and charges statement. This $20 contribution is important revenue for the P & C and the air-conditioning is proof of the benefits that can be provided for all.
Year 9 and 10 students will shortly be selecting their elective subjects for next semester. Again, a reminder to parents that elective subjects attract a fee that needs to be paid to offset the high cost of some of these subjects. If you have not been in touch with Camille Sinagra to make a payment plan or pay these fees, I encourage you to do so. Non-payment of these fees may result in students having a restricted choice of subjects next semester, and may also mean that your student may not be invited to events such as Country Week and the Broome Tour. Camille is always happy for parents to pay off fees via a small, weekly amount.
As an inclusive school, those of us at Bridgetown High School acknowledge National Reconciliation Week. This week is the perfect opportunity to recognise the traditional owners of the land, and the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture within this country and within our community.
I am always appreciative of community members or businesses that are able to support the school in any way. Kevin Tay, our local Pharmacist, recently met with myself and Mrs Hardey to offer support to the school as a local professional and business. Kevin has generously offered to be a great resource by volunteering his time to come to the school and provide classes with information about a number of relevant topics such as vaccinations and responsible use of prescription medication. Kevin has also offered to be a part of Science Week and to host a Work Placement student later this year. Kevin has undertaken this service as a part of the Amcal Community Spirit program which aims to give back to local communities. Many thanks to Kevin and his staff.
We are always open to feedback, both positive and negative. We acknowledge that we may not “always get it right” but unless we have this feedback, it makes it difficult to change. Our website and new Parent Handbooks will shortly be updated to contain information about how to make a complaint. Please access this information when and if you need to – we are only a phone call away.
At the end of Term 2, you will receive your child's Semester One report. This report will give you a clear understanding of their achievement for the first half of the year. It will be important then, that you have an opportunity to meet with your child's teachers to discuss their progress.
We will be hosting our annual Parent Teacher Interview Afternoon in the Bridgetown High School Library on Thursday 22nd July, 2021, 3.30pm - 6.30pm.
Parents will soon be given the opportunity to make appointments with teachers, you will be notified by email and text message.
We look forward to meeting with as many parents as possible!
Mrs Carol Thorsby
We have had lots of fantastic entries in the PBS poster competition, as you can see.
Students and staff have been providing feedback on the poster designs, nominating the posters or aspects that they like best.
We will use this feedback to help us decide on the final design for PBS signage for our school.
Thank you to everyone for your contributions and feedback. I think you will agree that our entries have managed to capture the essence of Bridgetown.
Currently, a dedicated group of staff have formed the PBS team. This team is working hard to develop a Behaviour Matrix based upon four key values:
Student voice is currently being sough and once the Behaviour Matrix is finalised, all staff will explicitly teach the expected behaviours to students.
There are many extra curricular activities available for students at Bridgetown High School.
Our School Chaplain runs a FREE breakfast programme on Tuesday & Friday mornings before school, available from the canteen in the Student Common Room.
During break times the Library is open for most recess and lunch breaks.
There is also a roster of planned and supervised activities during lunch breaks, which includes:
- Computer games;
- Art Club in the Art room;
- Dance class;
- House competition events;
- Indoor/outdoor sport;
- Countryweek training.
Extra curricular activities are offered to students after the school day has ended. Students can participate in:
- Cadet training;
- Maths club;
- Follow the dream tutoring;
- Camps and excursions.