- Year 10’s have been busy with exams this week and teachers are compiling the necessary information for student reports
- Preparations are well underway for our BHS Athletics Carnival to be held on 26th November, 2021 at the Bridgetown Greater Sportsground
- Our Music students will be performing at the Blues Festival this weekend – I know they will do us proud
- Students from our Cadet unit a long with our Year 9 Student Leaders, represented the school at the Remembrance Day service this week. All students were confident and those that spoke, represented us with pride
- Our Year 10 students are completing a Work Placement with a local business next week. Thank you to all the local businesses that have agreed to host a student for this valuable and fun experience
- Year 6 students will attend a two day transition to high school on the 23rd and 24th November, 2021. We look forward to welcoming these students into our BHS family
- A group of Year 9/10 Maths students will be attending a Math Expo at Murdoch University on November 30th. This promises to be a wonderful day of exploring maths for those involved
- Our Cadet unit will enjoy their last event for the year by attending a camp in Busselton in Week 9. These camps are a highlight of the year for all of the Cadet students and I know they will have a lot of fun
- Our inaugural Presentation Ceremony will be held at the school on the afternoon of Wednesday 15th December, 2021 (time to be advised). We look forward to formally farewelling out Year 10 students at this ceremony. More information will be send home soon
Please put these dates into your calendar and feel free to contact the school if you need any more information on any of these events.
Blues in Bridgetown is a time when teenagers are more likely to be unsupervised so there is an increased opportunity for risk taking. Please read the below information as a reminder of the risks to young people when they drink alcohol.
Alcohol and your teenager
The National Health and Medical Research Council - recommends that for children and young people less than 18 years of age, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.
Young people’s developing brains can be damaged through consumption of alcohol so avoiding alcohol is important. Drinking is associated with poor decision-making, loss of control and risky behaviour such as unsafe or unwanted sex, injury, violence, car crashes and other undesirable outcomes which may last a lifetime.
For more information on guidelines for reducing risk to those under 18 years of age visit: https://alcoholthinkagain.com.au/
Alcohol use by teens- warning signs for parents!
It’s not always easy to tell if a young person is having problems with alcohol or other drugs.
Some of the signs that your child is using alcohol or other drugs include mood swings, angry outbursts and changes to clothes, friends and interests. But these signs are a normal part of adolescence too.
Here are some other warning signs that might mean you need to act:
School and social life
Your child might be:
- doing worse at school or skipping school
- using secret or ‘coded’ language when talking with friends
- being more secretive about their things or where they're going
- isolating himself more than usual
- spending a lot of time with new friends who might be less interested in regular school or family activities
- wearing different clothes or jewellery, especially ones that feature drug symbols or paraphernalia.
Your child might:
- have changes in mood that are out of character
- have changes in sleeping habits – for example, high energy and sleeplessness or trouble waking up
- start using incense or air fresheners to hide the smell of smoke or other substances.
What can parents do?
Supervision is one of the most important things parents can do. Know where your young person is going and what she/he is doing. Parents are legally responsible for their teenage children.
- Talk to your teenager about alcohol, drinking and your expectations of his/her behaviour.
- Ensure young people are supervised by a responsible adult at all gatherings.
- Drink safely and moderately – your actions speak loudly to your children.
- Don’t buy alcohol for your son or daughter and ensure other parents know your thoughts about alcohol for your child.
- Talk to other parents about these issues and form a united front.
Remember, it is an offence for anyone to supply under 18s with alcohol in a private setting without parental or guardian permission. This offence carries a maximum penalty of $10,000.
More information is available:
To contact me regarding any health or wellbeing concern or query please leave a message at the school or email email@example.com
Felicity Lukins - COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
Within our study of the Human Body Systems both Year 8 science classes participated in a cow's heart dissection. What an amazing organ!! Budding surgeons applied their new knowledge; respectfully slicing in and readily identifying the L & R ventricles, L & R atriums, multiple valves, aorta and pulmonary artery.
Please record the date of the Year 7/8/9/10 Drama performance - the evening of 6th December 2021 with a 6pm start.
We would love to show you the plays that we have been working on and we hope that you can attend.
On this day, students stay back at school from 3.05pm until after the performance. They are provided with afternoon tea. More information regarding this will be provided closer to the date.
I would really like to see all students involved in the performance. Students who do not feel comfortable on stage have been given technical and backstage roles. It is important that all students fulfil their responsibilities to help the group put on the play.
If you know that your child will not be able to attend on this date, please let me know as soon as possible.
In the morning, both Warwick SHS and Bridgetown HS teams headed off to the Rec Centre. Bridgetown HS consisted of our Country Week netball team and 4 Year 10 boys. We agreed to play 5 x 15-minute quarters. Playing the game, it was obvious that Warwick played A LOT more netball than what we do. As the game went on, Bridgetown managed to close the gap, with the help of our boys. In the final quarter, we drew with Warwick.
After the game had finished, Warwick’s captain presented Bridgetown High School with a certificate of appreciation. We then took a group photo and farewelled the Warwick teams onto their next school. Bridgetown students stayed behind and played a scratch match against each other. After one fun quarter, we decided to head off to Clovers Store for a quick snack before heading back to school.
Thank you to Warwick Senior High School’s netball teams for playing against our team. Thankyou also to Miss Cicchini for coaching and organising the event and to Mr Pantou for his photography. Well done to all students who participated. You all did amazing!!
The 2022 Contributions & Charges, Stationery List and Uniform Policy & Order form are now available via the links below and on our school website:
As our Principal, Carol Thorsby, mentioned in her article, Term 4 is shaping up to be a busy time. Here is some more information about what's happening at Bridgetown High School:
With the Athletics Carnival only two weeks away, the Physical Education teachers- Miss Cicchini and Miss McDonald-have been offering recess and lunch time training sessions. Sessions have included: triple jump technique, shot-put technique, sprint starts and javelin.
Just a reminder to parents and carers- your child requires permission to attend the Athletics Carnival on Friday 26th November. Please visit the link to complete the online form: https://bridgetownhs.schoolzineplus.com/form/128
Also, the P&C will be offering a sausage sizzle lunch. Pre-ordering and payment is required. See the link below for the lunch order form:
Year 10 Leavers
Our Year 10 students are being offered the opportunity to purchase a Graduation Bear or Ball as a momento of their time at Bridgetown High School. Orders and payment are due no later than next Thursday 18th November, 2021:
2022 Leavers Jacket
The Year 9 students have voted and decided on the style for their Year 10 Leavers Jacket.
Students will be given an order form next week. Orders and payment of the deposit are due by Thursday 2nd December, 2021:
The Stirling Street Arts Centre are pleased to announce the return of Summer School for January 2022. A selection of arts, crafts, painting, drawing, sculpture, music, drama, mind and body workshops will be offered for all ages and abilities. Over 60 workshops will be facilitated over 9 days from January 8th - 16th at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.
Please visit the link to view the online brochure: https://stirlingstreetarts.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2021/10/BSS2022-brochure-artwork.pdf