Community Service

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NAIDOC Week 2021

This week we celebrate NAIDOC Week across Australia (July 4-11), a time to reflect upon the importance of recognising, celebrating, and becoming thoughtfully educated on the history and culture of our nation's indigenous peoples. The week…
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An amazing feat by Ms Gregory!

In the week before this latest lockdown, one of our wonderful teachers, Ms Gregory, took part in the Melbourne Coastrek 2021.  Melbourne Coastrek is a hiking challenge across Australia, specifically for women. The route in Victoria ventures…
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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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Mrs Bell's Fundraising for Victoria Police Legacy

On Wednesday 22 April, four Victoria Police Officers were tragically killed in a truck collision on a Melbourne freeway. Details of the horrible event have been shared widely as tributes and messages flowed in memory of the officers and in support…
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Help Ms Pemberton fight MND!

Ms Pemberton and her family are, once again, involved in supporting Fight MND this year; a cause committed to finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. You'll likely all have seen the blue 'Fight MND' beanies…
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Amazing community spirit, even in crisis...

The below are two stories that were shared with us about two of our amazing students, Ella Heywood (Year 6)and Dashiel Fenwick (Year 8). In August 2017, when Ella was in only Grade 3, she supported the Cancer Council's 'Wigs for Kids' initiative,…
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Our friends in Watarrka need our help

Over the past decade, Braemar have been developing a strong bond with the community of Lilla, an aboriginal community in the Watarrka National Park, in Central Australia. Each year since 2009, during the July school holiday break, a group of…
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Three awards of the highest honour

Congratulations are in order for three of our Braemar students who, last weekend, were awarded the highest honour from Scouts Victoria and Girl Guides Victoria; the Queen's Scout and the Queen's Guide. Renee Stockdale (Year 11, Queen's Scout),…
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Amazing fundraising effort by a Year 8

Shaelyn Connor (Year 8) is taking place in an amazing fundraising event this weekend, Saturday, 24 February. Shaelyn will be walking 65kms to raise funds for cystic fibrosis. The offical walk is taking place in Sydney and will start at 2am…
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Christmas Giving Tree

In 2016, Braemar supported the Brotherhood of St Laurence Toy Shop Appeal by providing over 100 gifts for families experiencing social or financial disadvantage. Families in need are invited to come to the Toy Shop and choose a gift to give…
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Woodend Community Boomerang Bags, Community Initiative

One of our Middle School teachers, Mrs Juanita Sinclair has recently started a collaboration with Woodend Community Bags in an effort to make Woodend plastic-free in 2018. The initiative sees bags made from donated, recycled materials (including…
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Year 5 Make A Difference Challenge - The Coffee Cup Crew

As part of their civics and citizenship studies in Encounter, Year 5 students have immersed themselves in a Make a Difference Challenge (MAD Challenge). Students have selected areas in which they want to make a difference and are considering…