St Brigid's College Horsham

Weekly eNewsletter

Prayer

This Sunday, 15 August, is the Feast of the Assumption – a holy day of Obligation. On this day the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, Mary, “having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”. This feast also reminds us to celebrate family, while recognising the diversity of ‘families’ within our community, so we pray for the blessing and challenges that family provide.






Father in heaven,

all creation rightly gives you praise,

for all life and all holiness come from you.

In the plan of your wisdom

she who bore the Christ in her womb

was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.

May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness

and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Principal's Report

It has been an interesting few weeks and our level of agility has been tested again. I noticed when the latest lockdown was announced last Thursday, that the students’ mood was particularly low. Therefore it was with some level of joy that we returned earlier than expected. I have asked the students to consider this a new start and show that they value their education by being the best they can be while at school. Both at home and at school we have had to adjust some dates and timelines, but that is OK, and we remember that during a pandemic we do not always have full control of our calendars. As adults, we can model calm and considered responses for our children. However, it is important to recognise that these changes can have varying impacts on us all and I encourage families to reach out to the College if you or your child needs support.

Next week the Outdoor Education Ski Trip will go ahead, after at least one false start, and our Year 8 Camp will also go ahead in the following week. These are both good opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom and develop positive relationships within the school. While there are still some restrictions around interschool activities, it is also good to see the sport program resume as well as VET placements. The College’s Production has moved to the final week of term and tickets are selling fast due to the reduced capacity of the Arts Centre, so get in quick!

I have heard that masks will be with us for the remainder of the year, so it may be worth investing in more durable / reusable versions for your son or daughter to bring to school.

Stay safe,

Gerard Raven

Principal

Bright Sparks

BRIGHT SPARKS PROGRAM - Important update

Hi Bright Sparks families, We have sent an email out to all families regarding our upcoming program.

Due to the latest restrictions detailed in the School Operations Guide, we regret that the College has made the decision to cancel the Bright Sparks program scheduled for Term 3.

We understand this will result in many disappointed students, so we will actively seek more opportunities for students to use St Brigid’s amazing facilities when we have clarity around the Covid-Safe regulations.

We thank you for your expressions of interest in our Bright Sparks Program. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any further questions. We look forward to working with you in the not too distant future.

Scholarship Programs

Our Annual Scholarship Program is open to all students enrolled in the 2022 school year. Our scholarships recognise excellence and achievement across a range of areas of importance to our College. For full details and to apply just visit our website: https://www.stbc.vic.edu.au/learning-teaching/scholarships/

Dr Delany Awards

Zenith Wearne, Year 12, for his compassion and generosity shown to a fellow student.

Nicka Donasco and Jakob Cook, Year 11, for their excellent commitment to their Biology studies over lockdown.

Our Diocesan Community

Please click on the link above to view the "Our Diocesan Community" magazine where we share the good news stories of our schools, parishes and agencies across the diocese.  

Student News

Victorian Youth Congress

VICTORIAN YOUTH CONGRESS  - Would you like to join other young people from across Victoria in making your voices heard? The Victorian Youth Congress applications are now open! The Victorian Youth Congress is an advisory group of young people aged 12 - 25 who work with government to identify and advocate for issues that matter to young people.

The 2022 Victorian Youth Congress provides an exciting opportunity to get involved in the implementation of Victoria's new youth strategy, due to be released later in 2021. The new youth strategy has been informed by extensive consultation with young people, including the current Victorian Youth Congress and the youth sector, and will set a long-term vision to make Victoria the best place to be for all young people.

​Applications close on Monday 13 September 2021.If you would like further information, you are encouraged to go to:https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/…/victorian-youth-congr…or contact Mrs Dooling (mdooling@stbc.vic.edu.au) Good luck!

Year 7 Maths

Our busy Year 7 students have been learning about the importance of literacy skills in Maths. We have been making Frayer Models to help us understand the mathematical ‘content words’ in worded problems. They help us understand the meaning of the word as well as ‘examples’ and ‘non examples’. The mini-lessons have been a great chance to work in small groups and learn from each other too!

Year 9 and 10 Art

These artworks have been made by some of our Year 9 and 10 Art students in Semester one. Students explored the ‘Pop Art’ movement and each constructed a 3D miniature and oversized sculpture. They enjoyed working with different mediums, while working on principles of scale and how it impacts the viewer due to the size of artworks.

Comic Books by Lexi Loebs

Turtles by Mia Geue

Peepers by Rowan Arnold

Yr 11 PE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | Our Year 11 P.E class have been learning about the structures of muscles and how our bodies perform muscle contractions. They have been busy making models to help strengthen their learning. It has been a wonderful method of learning between the various periods of remote learning.

Book Week!

BOOK WEEK  - Save The Date

We're looking forward to our upcoming Book Week which will be held 23 - 27 August 2021! 

Students can look forward to a range of fun daily activities as well as our traditional Dress Up Day which will be held on Thursday 26 August. This year's theme is "Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds". So please pop your thinking caps on and see what costume you can come up with!...

Year 10 Drivers Education

DRIVERS ED | Well done to our Year 10 students who have been in Charlton completing their Driver's Ed training 🚗

Little Big Idea

LITTLE BIG IDEA  - Are you a Year 7 or 8 student who has a 'big idea' that could change the world?  Well, you could win $10,000 or a $1,000 runner up prize!

Step 1 - Find a problem

Step 2 - Invent something

Step 3 - Upload your invention to the competition page

Enter a drawing, picture, or video, with 200 words or less explaining your idea. Before you start coming up with your winning idea, get those creative juices flowing by looking at previous winners and and visiting the 'inspiration station' on the following website: https://www.littlebigidea.com.au/

Online entries close at 11.59pm AEST on Friday 10 September 2021. Mail entries must be posted by Friday 10 September 2021 and received by last mail on Friday 17 September 2021.Note: Entries are only open to school students in years 3-8. If you would like to discuss entering this competition, contact Mrs Dooling (mdooling@stbc.vic.edu.au)Good luck!

ABC HEYWIRE - Storytelling Competition

Are you a young person with a great story to tell or know someone who is?  The ABC Heywire competition is calling for stories about what it's like growing up in regional Australia. The competition is now open and winners will have their story featured on the ABC!

Entries must be a true story about an aspect of your life living in regional Victoria. Stories can be in any format: text, video or audio -whatever form suits you best! Most of the entries are text but feel free to be creative! The recommended length is 400 words. NOTE: Entrants must be at least 16 on the 31st of January, 2022. Entrants under 18 years of age need to have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter.

Entries close 16 September 2021.

Go to https://www.abc.net.au/heywire/competition for further information and to view previous competition winners.

You can also talk to Mrs Dooling (mdooling@stbc.vic.edu.au) if you have any further questions or would like to discuss your application.

Good luck!

VET

Calendar of Events

OUTDOOR ED SNOW TRIP - Monday 16th August to Fri 20th August

MEALS ON WHEELS - Monday 16th August to Friday 20th August

SENIOR BASKETBALL - Tuesday 17th August

YEAR 8 CAMP - Monday 23rd August to Wednesday 25th August

BOOK WEEK - Monday 23rd August to Friday 27th August

Teacher Advisor Schedule

All our students are assigned to a vertical homeroom consisting of students from Years 7 – 12.  Home room groups stay together for their entire school life at St Brigid’s, encouraging leadership, community and familiarity and giving students a real opportunity to know each other and their advisor.  Lifelong friendships are formed where there may not otherwise be the opportunity.

The Teacher Advisor (TA) program is part of the daily life of students. Homerooms meet for 10 minutes each morning, and approximately every six weeks each student meets individually with their Teacher Advisor to discuss and monitor their academic and pastoral progress. A report over viewing the student’s academic achievement and future goals for improvement is formulated from this interview and made available to parents via our online Parent Access Module (PAM).  This regular contact builds trust and strong relationships between students, teachers and families.   It ensures that families and teachers know each student’s strengths and needs and that secure relationships are formed that guide the students along their learning journey.

Our TA Schedule for Term 3 can be found below.

Careers News

Please click on the link to view important information regarding up coming Open Days.

Please click on the link to view the Weekly Careers News: https://www.facebook.com/St-Brigids-College-Careers-Pathways-101468101529474

Community News

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