Braemar Blog

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Apple Software Update: JamF Pro

One thing we can say with certainty this year, is that we have seen an increased reliance upon the use of technology to support learning and teaching. Earlier this year, we communicated a planned upgrade of the management software for all Apple…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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A budding travel agent...

Year 10 student, Sarah Reid, produced a great video last term in which she plays the role of a travel agent encouraging travellers to visit Ubud, in Bali, Indonesia. The Year 10 Indonesian class were tasked with creating presentations and…
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DUCKumentary Winner - STEAM Fair 2020

This year was the second year that we have conducted the Braemar STEAM Fair; however, sadly, this year we had to get creative and go virtual.  The STEAM Fair, which coincides with Science Week, provides an opportunity for students in Senior…