Last week, the State Government announced a new, Student Mobile Phones in Public Schools policy to take effect from the start of Term 1, 2020. The policy requires all public schools to implement a ban on the use of mobile phones for all students from the time they arrive at school to the end of the school day. This extends to the use of smart watches which need to be on aeroplane mode during this period. The policy aims to reduce distractions in class and improve student engagement.
In the policy, secondary students are allowed to have their phones in their possession, but must turn them off and keep them out of sight until the end of school. Exceptions are allowed for students who have approval from me to use a phone to monitor health conditions, or where teachers give students permission to use mobile phones for a specific purpose - for example: using e-text books or researching educational topics.
If your child needs to contact you, they can do so through the school administration. Likewise, if you need to get a message to your child, please call the school directly.
Planning for 2020 is well underway. Soon you will receive Voluntary Contributions and charges information in addition to the personal use items list. We have confirmation also, that the new school shirts will be available from the beginning of the school year.
With the Blues weekend upon us, everything is set for a great weekend in Bridgetown. Please note, that school attendance is required on Monday and students should be encouraged to plan to have uniform ready and bags packed, with a good sleep on Sunday night. This is especially important for Year 10 students who commence exams.
Sara Garcia Perlines
The year 10 music students were lucky enough to be able to open the 2019 Blues Festival, playing on the big stage at Geegelup before the Two Dollar Dogs and in front of a huge crowd.
It was a great performance, well done to all of you for being so talented and so brave!
Check out the videos on our FaceBook page; https://www.facebook.com/BridgetownHS/
Year 7's began the week with blueberry muffins.
Year 8's made great treats this week. Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing hopefully made it home to parents. Chocolate Mousse was the Wednesday treat.
Year 9/10's made Magic Chocolate Slice and Choc Chip Biscuits.
Thank you to the Karafilis family for their regular donation of eggs. This is a big baking term in our cooking classes so many eggs (and large quantities of chocolate) are being used up.
Bridgetown High School Alumni Scholarship Classic
1 Music and 1 Science
The BHS Alumni thanks you for your participation in ‘Naming Right 2020’ that will be drawn and announced at the Bridgetown Agricultural Show 2019.
Each year, the Alumni invites local businesses to participate in the Scholarship Classic to receive naming rights for the scholarship. Businesses pay $60 to participate, with the winning business drawn at the annual Bridgetown Agricultural Show.
In 2019 the Alumni Scholarships has been known as the Hon Terry Redman MLA award.
Each year, scholarships are presented to two Year 7 students: an Environmental Science Scholarship and a Music Scholarship. Winning students are provided $500 each year from
Years 8-10 to help with a range of educational costs, such as uniforms, supplies and so forth.
Thank you once again! The Alumni appreciates your contribution to our community’s young people, towards their education and future aspirations.
Chair: *Scott Robinson Vice Chair: *Barry MacKinnon
Secretary: *Susan Perzamanos nee Holdsworth *Treasurer: Daphne Eldrige nee Elwin
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.