Entries by Emily Jones

2022 Academic Scholarship Registration is now OPEN

Registrations for Braemar scholarship testing, for the 2022 academic year, are now open. The scholarship testing will take place in Heyward Hall at Braemar College (Mount Macedon Campus) between 8.45am and 12.30pm on Saturday 27 February 2021. The College offers four Academic Scholarships; two are offered at Year 7 and two at Year 10. All […]

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2020 Celebration Assembly

The final assemblies for the year were conducted on Thursday afternoon. These assemblies were designed to present and celebrate a range of awards that would have traditionally been awarded at the Celebration Night in October. The Celebration Assembly was conducted in Heyward Hall and broadcast by webinar to the College (students and staff across both […]

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Year 7 Ancient Artefacts Exhibition

Over the past few weeks our Year 7 Encounter students have been learning about Ancient Civilisations of the world, with a focus on cultural practices; the organisation of societies; and the historical significance, mysteries, and legacies of such civilisations. One of the tasks was to create an ancient artefact using accurate historical detail and cultural […]

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Year 8 Curiosity Week

This year has regularly reminded us how important it is to love what we do. With this in mind, a focus on further developing our students love for learning along with activities to encourage the students to reconnect with their peers has been an important focus in the Investigate classrooms. To see busy and engaged […]

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2021 Student Leaders

One of our normal College traditions is to announce the new student leadership team each year at our Celebration Night event in front of our entire College community. We would typically invite the new leaders on stage and they would be welcomed and recognised by their predecessors. This year, as we all know, things are […]

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Go Girl; Go For IT Webinar

Last month, on October 13, two of our Middle School students took part in the inaugural ‘Go Girl – Go For IT…CyberEdition’, a virtual technology conference.   Over 600 young girls from around Australia logged on – either at school or at home – and enjoyed a day full of virtual presentations and workshops. The […]

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Third time’s the (medieval) charm!

Sadly, this year our Year 8 Medieval Day was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 lockdowns and remote learning periods. This only made us more excited to successfully get Medieval Day Mark Three off the ground last Friday. It was fantastic to see the students embracing the atmosphere with some amazing medieval costumes and accessories. […]

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Braemar Team named winners of the BAE Systems Australia Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

The BAE Systems Autonomous Vehicle Challenge took place earlier this year, inviting primary and secondary students to build teams and come up with creative entries as solutions the assigned topics. We had a great excursion planned to attend the Grand Prix, which was sadly cancelled because of COVID. That didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of a […]

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Year 5 Nadia Wheatley Writing Workshop

Early in September, our Year 5 students took part in a ‘virtual’ writing workshop with acclaimed Australian author, Nadia Wheatley, via a Zoom webinar. Nadia is the author of award-winning titles such as ‘My Place’, ‘Australians All’, and ‘A Banner Bold’, which is set on the 1850s Ballarat goldfields. Nadia shared with us that her writing always […]

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Letters to Aged Care Facilities…

In the last few weeks of Term 3, our Middle School students took part in a heartwarming activity where they wrote letters that were sent to seven aged care facilities throughout the Macedon Ranges.  In these times of great uncertainty, stress, and concern, it was so wonderful for our students to take part in something […]