- From the Principal
- Year 10 Work placements
- Australian Maths Competition
- Copernicus Club News!
- Year 9 & 10 Outdoor Recreation
- Term 3 Year 9 & 10 Cadet Camp
- Year 8 HaSS - Building is Fun
- Paper Planes!
- Containers for Change
- Battle of the Bands!
- High Tea fundraiser @ Dalmore Farm
- Bridgetown Basketball registrations open
- 2023 Vac Swim
- School Bus Services - Save your seat for 2024
- Magpie season
- Support Camp Quokka
- Curtain University Learning Hub
- Space Boot Camp
- Junior Tennis coaching clinic in Bridgetown
- String Sensation Orchestra
Welcome to our second newsletter for the Term 3. As usual, it has been a very busy term but as we are now into Spring, hopefully heading to a warmer lead up to the holidays.
We are very grateful to Talison who have provided us with some funding to assist with STEM and also to fund our journey towards a more Culturally Inclusive school. This funding is to the total of a very generous $6000 and will be put to very good use providing additional opportunities for our students.
I would like to share with you some achievements of our students this term in Art. Four of our students have had their work selected in the Iluka Visions exhibition for 2023. This exhibition takes place at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery from 16th September, until 5th November 2023.Iluka Visions showcases artworks created by students in years 7 - 12 from high schools across the Southwest region stretching from Mandurah to Manjimup and serves to underscore the important role of art education in a holistic learning experience. This year, 21 schools are participating in this survey of art. Judges recently visited the school to view student art works and I am very proud that the following students have had work selected:
Tahni Smith, Emma Bermingham (2 pieces), Tessa Chambers (2 pieces) & Jade Wyatt.
To have work selected for this exhibition is a wonderful achievement and I am very proud of these students. Thank you and praise must go to Mrs Robyn Reid, our specialist Art teacher, who has mentored the students in their artistic journey. If you are in Bunbury and have the time, please visit the exhibition and support this initiative.
Students in Mathematics have also demonstrated some outstanding results in the Australian Maths Competition. This is an extremely competitive competition with students competing against many of the best maths minds in an Australia wide event. Two of our students received Distinctions – congratulations to Meg Stewart-Crump and Harry Wilson; Credit certificates were awarded to Tahni Smith, Tessa Chambers, Tessa Scovell, Isaac Nichols; Noah Wallis and Eva Henderson-Mott; and the following students all received Certificates of Proficiency – Patrick Clothier, Blake Giblett, Dakota Hart, Alex McGuire, Ava Birrane, Indi Milne, Rowan Asplin, Luke McGuire. Congratulations to all of these students for their marvellous achievement and to Ms Old and Mrs Cave for their efforts in class with these students.
More fabulous news from Mr Dareff and Mrs Humby appears elsewhere in our newsletter so please read on and see how many of our students achieved very highly in the Australian History and Geography competitions.
As over 30 students in Years 9 and 10 head off in week 10 to compete in Basketball, Netball and Volleyball in Perth, I know these students will also do our school proud in terms of their skills and sportsmanship. A big thank you to Mrs Loton, Ms Phillips, Ms Reidy-Croft, Mr Power and Mrs Jo Hardy for taking time away from their own families and lives to support our students and give them this opportunity.
Next week, our Year 9/10 Drama students will take part in the YOH Fest competition in Bunbury at BREC. This is another prestigious competition that sees schools from across the state perform their own plays in front of a large audience and a judging panel. Again, many of the other students are from much larger schools with a Year 11 and 12 cohort. I know our students will “do us proud”. A big thank you to Ms Cullen who has given up a lot of time to help the students rehearse and along with Mrs Old and myself, will attend the performance next week.
The achievements of our students either academically, in the sporting arena or on stage are to be celebrated and are indicators of the high-quality education our students receive at Bridgetown High School. Thank you again to all staff involved.
Mrs C. A Thorsby