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Connecting with the past, building the future

In 2015 Brighton Secondary School continued to strive to, ‘Do all things well.’

Principal Comments

The facilities upgrade following last year’s major redevelopment included the Spence Study Centre; the new digital sign; new signage around the school; the upgrade of the school’s Reception area; the perimetre fencing and the tennis court fencing. The Year 11 and 12 students love their new dedicated area for study and relaxation in the Spence Study Centre, opened later than expected in July. The Centre adjoins the new Learning Laneway developed throughout 2015 with ‘active learning by doing’ in mind. The teachers and students designed and created a dynamic area with innovative seating, mini golf and display areas for pop-up classes. ‘Fun Fridays’ became a regular event for the students to enjoy at lunch time with students performing music, dance and sport activities to the delight of their peers. The Learning Laneways launch had pop-up stalls and entertainment. Highlights included the staff band, called Governing Council, and the illuminated light show projected on the wall of the new Bright Centre. This was inspired by the Assistant Principal, Jill Brindley, to depict the history of light in the 2015 International Year of Light. The technical side of the show was created by teacher, Nic Tubb. Brighton Secondary School is renowned for its events. The Moon Lantern Festival held on the Brighton Esplanade with our Holdfast Partnership schools and kindergartens brought the community together to fundraise for our Cambodian kindergarten built last year with the assistance of the Brighton World Challenge students. A highlight of the evening was the song entitled, ‘Unity’, composed by Andrew Barrett with lyrics written by student Rebekah Rath. We anticipate ‘Unity’ will become our Partnership’s theme song to be performed at Partnership events in the future. The official combined Music Centres’ event to farewell Head of Music, Jeffrey Kong, brought together famous old scholars to perform with Jeffrey and the 2015 music students. The Annual Music Spectacular raised the benchmark for excellence yet again with the addition of lighting and special effects afforded by the new Concert Hall. More awards were achieved in the Music program. The Brighton Symphony Orchestra performed at

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the Sydney Opera House and achieved a gold standard in the Australian Music Festival against ensembles from the USA, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Indonesia and other Australian States. At the Adelaide Eisteddfods the Treble Choir won the Junior Large Choir section. Although not staged at Brighton, another significant event was the F1 in Schools World Championships. Our team, ‘Precision Racing’, comprised of Year 10 students, represented Australia in Singapore competing against adult teams from 34 countries. The Volleyball program continues to out perform its competitors by winning the prestigious State Championships. The Science Department won more Oliphant Awards in 2015 than ever before including the prestigious top school award, presented at the State awards ceremony held in the Brighton Concert Hall. Students participated in the Culinary Challenge World Championships in Tahiti after having won the Australian title. The main priority for teachers’ professional learning in 2015 was experiencing how to ‘flip’ the classroom. Teachers record content for students to view independently at home and thus provide more time in class for the higher-order thinking tasks of analysis and evaluation with the teacher present to assist them. continued on page 2


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Brighton’s new Teacher Recording Studio has enabled staff to further develop useful video of their lessons for students to access anywhere and anytime. The digital learning leader, Jeremy LeCornu, is in high demand to share our expertise with South Australian schools and schools interstate. Teachers and students are fortunate to have a robust computer infrastructure and a personal mobile device in the MacBook Pro. Apple recognised Brighton as an Apple Distinguished School in 2015 and two teachers, Jeremy LeCornu and Samantha Moyle, as Apple Distinguished Educators were presented to their peers in Singapore. Samantha Moyle also won the state nomination for the BHP Billiton Science Teacher of the Year Award in 2015. Toby Ward was awarded the South Australian Science Teacher Upper Secondary Award and Jeremy LeCornu and Maj-Lis Borgen-Smith were awarded a DECD $20,000 Masters scholarship. Our range of programs includes a partnership with Port Lincoln High School to further the study of the Visual Arts with aboriginal students. A DECD $50,000 grant supports the students to travel to each other’s schools for intercultural understanding and opportunities to experience country and city life.

I attended the World Confederation of Principals in Helsinki in August where I finalised our relationships with the Stockholm Science and Innovation School, the Helsinki Taivallahden Peruskoulu and in Oslo the Lillestrom Videregaende to share teacher experiences in four-week exchanges beginning in February 2016. Other international connections include the inaugural student trip to Japan and the biennial Music tour to Europe. Brighton teachers take great pride in their work and their students’ achievements. Our school’s success is the result of strong teams. History was made in 2015 when the students’ reports went live on the web through the Learner Management System, Daymap. We are moving ever closer to real-time reporting. This year I was a finalist in the South Australian Excellence awards for School Leadership. Such recognition is more a reflection of strong teams at Brighton Secondary School, especially the Principal Team (Barbara Richards, Jill Brindley, Kane Hillman, Jeffrey Kong, Tristan Kouwenhoven, David Thomson and Sandra Hall) who strive to provide the kind of school and education that students will want for their own children in the future.

Olivia O’Neill Principal

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Brighton Secondar y Students build a kindergarten in Cambodia


Old Scholar Awards

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2015 Dux of the School Anyue Lang This certificate is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding level of academic achievement in Year 12 studies in 2015. Anyue is a very worthy recipient of this prestigious award. Anyue excelled in all chosen areas of study, achieving a very impressive set of results. The Brighton Secondary School congratulates Anyue on her excellent achievements.

Anyue Lang

Year 11 Friends of Brighton Secondary School Old Scholars Award Brian Lian This award is presented by the Old Scholars of Brighton Secondary School to a Year 11 student who has demonstrated leadership and citizenship qualities in the school community. Brian has demonstrated to his teachers and peers an exemplary level of commitment to study, observance of school policy, involvement in extra-curricular activities and service to the school and wider community. He brings honour to Brighton Secondary School.

Brian Lian

Brian is a most worthy recipient of this award in 2014.

Year 12 The Friends of Brighton The Fac Omnia Bene Old Scholar’s Award Bridie Armour Bridie has demonstrated to a very high degree the school values of cooperation, excellence, fairness, integrity, respect and responsibility. Bridie Armour

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SACE Results Congratulations

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The school community has cause for great celebration of the outstanding 2015 Year 12 results in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). These results reflect the dedication and professionalism of the teachers to make Brighton the school of choice for all students. In total, 20 students achieved an outstanding ATAR of 90 or above: Name

ATAR

Anyue Lang

99.95

Emily Squires

99.00

Alexandra James

97.25

Claire Lawrance

9 students achieved the prestigious Subject Merit awards. They are as follows: Name

Merits

Subject

Anyue Lang

3

Physics, Specialist Mathematics, Research Project B

Martin Oakley

2

Ensemble Performance, Communication Products II

96.60

Matthew Abregana

1

Communication Products I

Rhys Williams

96.30

Dionisios Bournias

1

Research Project B

Michelle Wong

96.20

Sabrina Larouche

1

French (continuers)

Daniel Williams

95.75

Matthew Richardson

1

English Communications

Matthew Richardson

94.70

Emily Squires

1

Performance Special Study

Katarina Plush

94.45

Daniel Williams

1

Communication Products II

Stephanie Ianella

94.30

Kimberly Wong

1

Solo Performance

All students who completed their SACE deserve acknowledgement, as Year 12 requires tenacity to navigate the academic requirements while balancing work, family and friends. 2015 graduates we are proud of you and wish you all success in your chosen pathway.


Student Leadership

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HEAD PREFECTS Martin Oakley Jenna Checkley PREFECTS Bridie Armour Arkadiusz Kielpikowsk Kaitlyn McKenzie Harrison Kelly Matthew Richardson Phoebe Wittwer-Smith Zoe Lee Roan Johnson Alexandra James Andrew Andrawos VOLLEYBALL CAPTAINS Thomas Wass Josephine Adolphi VOLLEYBALL VICE CAPTAINS Mitchell Wakefield Rachel Reeve STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES Year 8 Abby Chalmers Deklin Padovani Lucy Morden Lachlan Shepherd Finn Wallbridge Brooke Pickard-Wilson Zac Newman Emily Wilkins

Year 9 Ben Sherlock Hannah Eichner Charlotte Rayner Emma Richardson Phoebe Holt Kiran Sachder Vlad Solomanon Alex Witty Year 10 Kein Kursawa Ella Warner Stella Batelaan Zephyr Williams Vaibhavi Lath Myles Lowrie Anna Woodley Julia Russell Year 11 Sean Henschke Markus Falckh Talia Wesley Sung Hyuk Bae Isobel Mawby Sam Franson Celine Chia

BUFFALO

CYGNET

HOLDFAST

RAPID

Year 12

Brodie McLeod Taylor Hards

Eddie Miller Amy Czernich-Pearce

Jacob Kamara Liza Kashtaeva

Drew Crichton Sara Brennecke

Year 11

Brian Lian Eloise Jones

Jake Rosenthall Ella Harry

Caspian Zalups Sam Franson

Travis Collins Casey Muirhead

Year 10

Gabriel Bayliss Cadence Brooke

Sheldon Robb Cortney Havers

Gus Martin Stella Batelaan

Callum Neilson Tahlia Kalleske

Year 9

Ben Sherlock Bethany Lane

Tom O’Connell Rebecca Catt

Riley Byrne Michaela Gaita

Joe Hosking Fairlie Weston

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Old Scholars Inducted into Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame

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SPORTS PRESENTATION Our first inaugural Sports Presentation Evening was held on 18th November to recognise those students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and achieved great success in sport at Brighton Secondary and in the wider community.

JOCELYN BURNETT DIVING

At Brighton, over 600 students participate in a diverse sports program every year. They experience team work, discipline and leadership which comes from playing sport.

ANDREW EARL VOLLEYBALL

At this event we inducted five old scholars who have excelled in their chosen sport and represented Australia into our Brighton Secondary School Sporting Hall of Fame. Jocelyn Burnett - Diving Andrew Earl - Volleyball Tom Freeman - Lacrosse Trish Adams - Lacrosse

TOM FREEMAN LACROSSE

Rebecca Johns (nee Sanders) - Netball We will continue this induction process over the coming years and create an Honour Board to recognise all the old scholars who have represented Australia in their chosen sport.

TRISH ADAMS LACROSSE

Peter Vowles Coordinator Healthy Lifestyles

REBECCA JOHNS (NEE SANDERS) NETBALL


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STUDENTS PRESENTED IN 2015 OPEN KNOCKOUT FOOTBALL PREMIERS

McLEOD Brodie

BARRITT Jasper

MILLER Eddie

BINNS Jason

MUIRHEAD Casey

BLAND Dexter

NEILSON Callum

BOYLE Harrison

O’CONNELL Tom

BOYLE Jay

ROBB Sheldon

CARTHY Otis

ROSENTHAL Jake

COLLINS Jeremy

SHERLOCK, Ben

CRICHTON Drew

WESTON Fairlie

DINNISON Jack

ZALUPS Caspian

GREENSHIELDS William HEFFORD Damon KERNICK Robert KITSON Alexander KUSTERMANN Lewis McLEOD Brodie MULLER Blake OVENS-YORK Sam SAMPSON Hayden WARNER Brad WATT Josh WELLSBY Tom WILLIAMS Bailey HOUSE CAPTAINS BATELAAN Stella BAYLISS Gabriel BRENNECKE Sara BROOKE Cadence BYRNE Riley CATT Rebecca CRICHTON Drew COLLINS Travis CZERNICH-PEARCE Amy

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

KASHTAEVA Liza LANE Beth LIAN Brian MARTIN Gus

BOOTH Elliot U15 Rugby Union

FRANCE Ryan U18 Rugby Union

CATT Emma U17 Volleyball U17 Beach Volleyball

HARRY Ella State Surfing (Longboard)

De VRIES Max U16 Volleyball, U17 Beach Volleyball DEW Isabella U16 Volleyball

DARIS Caleb U15 Lacrosse

ELLIOTT Alesha Lacrosse

BROOKES Doug U15 Lacrosse

KLOMP Lleyton U15 Rugby

FITZPATRICK Eden U15 Beach Volleyball

LANE Bethany U17 Beach Volleyball

FOWLER Curtis U15 Beach Volleyball

MASCHOTTA Tia U19 Beach Volleyball

FRY Bohdie U15 Rugby League

McGREGOR Brooke U16 Athletics and Cross Country

JONES Nick U15 Baseball

McKAY Angus U15 Lacrosse

MALAND Zoe U15 Beach Volleyball

McMAHON Sarah U15 Baseball

MCARTHUR Laura Figure Skating

MUECKE Jay U15 Table tennis

SATO Rion U15 Baseball

MUIRHEAD Benson U16 Volleyball U17 Beach Volleyball

WALLBRIDGE Finn U15 Beach Volleyball

BEINKE Edward U17 Volleyball Challenger team

KAMARA Jacob

FATHERS Tara U19 Volleyball

KEY Coen U16 Volleyball

HARDS Taylor

KALLESKE Tahlia

Year 10

BOWERING William U14 Cricket

Year 9

JONES Eloise

COUTTS Oscar U15 Lacrosse

FIELD Cameron U14 Rugby

GAITA Michaela

HOSKING Joe

ZTATI Omar U15 Beach Volleyball

ANDERSON-HAY Seth U15 Beach Volleyball

FRANSON Sam

HAVERS Cortney

COOKE Angus U15 Lacrosse

ETHERINGTON Quinn U16 Water Polo

WARD Max U15 Beach Volleyball

HARRY Ella

WEEKLEY Kane U15 8Ball and Snooker

Year 8

STEWART Alex U15 Beach Volleyball

BENNETT Chloe 14 & 15 year old Diving BRAND Izzy U17 Volleyball Challenger team BYRNE Riley U14 Rugby, U14 Boys Touch Footy CATT Rebecca U16 Volleyball, U17 Beach Volleyball

Year 11

CLEARY Paige U16 Volleyball

FARRELL-OATES Morgan U17 Volleyball, U17 Beach Volleyball FIMMANO Patrick U16 Volleyball, U17 Beach Volleyball

NEWMAN Madison U15 Cricket O’CONELL Tom U15 & U17 State Cricket PETHERICK Hamish U16 SA Athletics ROSENTHAL Cody U15 Beach Volleyball ROSENTHAL Cody U15 Lacrosse TIERNEY Josh U17 Beach Volleyball TILBROOK Joel U15 State Lacrosse TISHER Blake U15 Beach Volleyball TURNER Jack U17 Volleyball Challenger team

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FISHER Ryan U15 Rugby Union FRANCIS Caitlin U17 Volleyball GOULD Caitlin U17 Volleyball GURR Connor U17 Volleyball HUMPHREYS Gwen Surf lifesaving KLASS Velvet U19 Soccer LINDSAY Natasha U16 Volleyball MAHER Cheyenne U17 Volleyball McKONE Keelia U17 Volleyball Challenger team MENSFORTH Torz U17 Volleyball, U17 Beach Volleyball MUNN Danii U17 Volleyball Challenger team NICHOLLS Kyle U17 Volleyball NOLAN Liam Track Cycling WASS Emily U16 Volleyball WILLIAMS Serena Tennis

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DeVRIES Nicholas U19 Beach Volleyball

HATHWAY Mitch U17 Volleyball HOLLAND Jackson U19 Volleyball HOSKING Scarlett U19 Surf lifesaving JACKSON Renee U17 Netball LUETOLF Sebastian U19 Beach Volleyball MCGRATH Kayla U17 State Volleyball Squad NEWTON Alexandra U18 Hockey POLDEN Thomas U15 Lacrosse, U18 Lacrosse, U16 Volleyball & U17 Volleyball STEWART Mikayla U17 Volleyball TIERNEY Madeline U19 Volleyball WILL Sam U16 & U18 Male 3m and 1m Springboard Pacific School Games ZALUPS Caspian Open Boys Allstars Surfing Year 12 ADOLPHI Josephine U19 Volleyball BATCHELOR Hugh U18 Baseball BEATY Aaron U17 Cricket CZERNICK-PEARCE Amy U18 State Football EASTWOOD Taylah U18 Football EVANS Justin U18 Football KENDALL Tylah U19 Volleyball McEVOY Jarred U19 Volleyball, U19 Beach Volleyball


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Football

History Repeats 40 years on

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OPEN BOYS KNOCKOUT FOOTBALL TEAM Congratulations to the Open Boys Knockout Football Team who defeated Henley High School in the Grand Final. They are the first Brighton Secondary School side in over a decade to beat Henley High School in the Open Knockout Football Final, a phenomenal achievement. Bailey Williams was awarded the Peter Roberts Medal for the best player on the ground.

Final Score Brighton 9 – 10 – 64 Henley 5 – 6 – 36

Open Knockout Football Premiers BARRITT Jasper BINNS Jason BLAND Dexter BOYLE Harrison BOYLE Jay CARTHY Otis COLLINS Jeremy CRICHTON Drew DINNISON Jack GREENSHIELDS William HEFFORD Damon KERNICK Robert KITSON Alexander KUSTERMANN Lewis McLEOD Brodie


Football Reunion

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40TH REUNION OF THE 1975 BRIGHTON HIGH PREMIERSHIP On the 21st August 2015, the players of the 1975 Brighton High School ‘A’ grade Football Premiership team attended their 40th Year reunion at the Glenelg Football Club. 35 people attended with many making the effort to come from interstate. This team defeated Henley High School by 1 point.

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Sports

The Brighton Secondary School Sports Day was held on Friday 20th March.

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House

Old Record

New Record

Girls Year 9 800m

Brooke McGregor

Buffalo

2min 33sec

2min 27sec

Girls Year 9 1500m

Brooke McGregor

Buffalo

5min 28sec

5min 15sec

Girls Year 9 3000m

Brooke McGregor

Buffalo

11min 35sec

11min 21sec

Girls Year 10 1500m

Stella Batelaan

Holdfast

5min 56sec

5min 46sec

Boys Year 9 200m

Hamish Petherick

Buffalo

25.58sec

24.10sec

Boys Year 9 400m

Hamish Petherick

Buffalo

58.50sec

53.66sec

Boys Year 9 Long Jump

Hamish Petherick

Buffalo

5.37m

5.47m

Boys Year 9 Triple Jump

Tom O’Connell

Cygnet

10.74m

10.90m

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GIRLS INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

HOLDFAST 1986 POINTS RAPID 1864 POINTS

YEAR 8

CYGNET 1565 POINTS YEAR 9

YEAR 10

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Girls

House

Points

Winner

Chloe Stewart

Holdfast

48

R/U

Isabella Park

Cygnet

38

Winner

Rebecca Catt

Cygnet

48

R/U

Bethany Lane

Buffalo

44

Winner

Stella Batelaan Caitlin Francis

Holdfast Cygnet

38

R/U

Emma Catt

Buffalo

34

Winner

Tylah Kendall

Cygnet

50

R/U

Sam Franson

Holdfast

38

Boys

House

Points

Winner

Charlie Champion

Cygnet

45

R/U

Nick Jones

Rapid

28

Winner

Hamish Petherick

Buffalo

48

R/U

Joe Hosking

Rapid

46

Winner

Ossie Tyler-Dowd

Cygnet

48

R/U

Harrison Tucci

Holdfast

33

Winner

Jacob Kamara Matt Turner

Holdfast Rapid

42

R/U

Connor Richmond-Spouse

Holdfast

41

BOYS INDIVIDUAL WINNERS YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

OPEN


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Volleyball 2015 Champions

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VOLLEYBALL NEWS The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup Championships was held in Melbourne from the 5th – 12th December 2015. Brighton Secondary entered 23 teams in the weeklong tournament involving 214 students and 54 support staff. At the end of the Presentation ceremony Brighton was named the overall 2015 Australian Champion Volleyball School. This award is determined by each schools highest 6 team results (male and/ or female). Brighton also won the 2015 Girls Champion School of Australia and was runner up Boys Champion School. The following 13 of the 23 teams returned home with a medal – totalling 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze. Brighton Secondary won a medal in 9 out of the possible 12 Junior Divisions (Years 8-10) in this event. Congratulations must be extended to the students who competed on their excellent conduct both on and off the court during the week and the resultant success that they achieved. Heartfelt gratitude and congratulations is extended to the support staff that travelled with us – Teaching staff, Parents and Old Scholars who coached and managed the 23 teams. Without your willingness to volunteer your time and your dedication to our students these results would not be possible.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Year 12 Special Interest Volleyball 2015 cohort the very best for their future and thank them for their outstanding contribution over the past 5 years in Special Interest Volleyball at Brighton. Sue Rodger Special Interest Volleyball Coordinator

Honours Teams • Open Girls – Gold • Open Boys – Silver • U17 Boys – Silver • U16 Girls – Gold • U16 Boys – Gold • U15 Girls – Gold

Divisionisional Teams • Open Division 1 Girls – Bronze • U16 Division 1 Girls – Silver • U16 Division 2 Boys – Bronze • U15 Division 1 Boys – Gold • U15 Division 1 Girls – Silver • U15 Division 2 Girls – Silver • U15 Division 2 Boys – Bronze

VC, Jose Adolphi C, From left: Rachel Reeve tchell Wakefield VC Mi Thomas Wass C and

2015 Australian Cham pion Volleyball School


Culniary Competition

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS CULINARY COMPETITION In June, Jackson Jones, Daniel Fidler, Soumiah Al Jassar and Krystal Papandrea competed in a cooking competition held at Regency TAFE organised by the Australian Culinary Federation. The challenge was to use a whole chicken for four people. The boys’ Team were the overall winner on the day. The prize: to represent South Australia in the annual International Secondary Schools Culinary Competition in Tahiti in October. The competition saw the Teams present four main dishes with the main ingredient of the competition, Tahitian Batfish. The Brighton Secondary School team was awarded a bronze medal, which is a was a fantastic achievement against tough competition. Jackson and Daniel also spent time exploring the island and building relationships with their fellow world competitors. They visited Batfish and pineapple farms, went swimming in crystal blue water on Moorea Island and took part in cooking master classes by prestigious French and Tahitian chefs. Jackson was also awarded an apprenticeship at the Rydges Hotel next year thanks to the professionalism and skill he demonstrated at their fundraiser dinner earlier in the year.

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Brighton Secondary School dish: Pan-fried Batfish with Prawn Wonton, Bok Choy, Turned Zucchini, Green Apple and Chilli and Ginger Broth.


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BRIGHTON SECONDARY SCHOOL NAMED APPLE DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL Brighton Secondary School is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015-2016 for its innovative and effective implementation of Apple technology to enhance teaching and learning. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments. Principal Olivia O’Neill stated, ‘we are very proud of this recognition as it is evidence of the great work of our students and teachers. The selection of Brighton Secondary School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Apple technology provides our students and teachers with fantastic opportunities to collaborate, create and develop their critical thinking skills. We look forward to building on this and developing further in the future.’ The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognised K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Apple is pleased to welcome Sam Moyle and Jeremy LeCornu to the ADE Class of 2015. Both Sam and Jeremy attended the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute in Singapore in August. This was a fantastic professional learning opportunity and they will now be able to share their experiences and new knowledge with the rest of our staff. Learn more about this group of innovative educators online at http://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-educator.

Recognised by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

Sam Moyle and Jeremy LeCornu named Apple Distinguished Educators


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DIGITAL LEARNING 2015 was another stimulating year for Digital Learning at Brighton Secondary School. Every student has their own device – iPad at Year 8 and 9 and MacBook at Year 10, 11 and 12. Staff and students found the ability for interactivity and creativity on iPads very beneficial. Students were able to collaborate, question, research, design, create and analyse with ease. Using the iPads was exciting, with teachers constantly discovering new and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning. The MacBook is now used for three years through Years 10, 11 and 12. This ensures optimum functionality and minimises the chance of obsolescence which is inevitable with technology. The MacBook has the capacity and capabilities to support the rigour and demand of senior schooling. The teaching staff worked on developing their ability to use technology to enhance their teaching. A major focus of the teacher professional development program was to utilise technology to flip the classroom. Flipping the classroom is all about making the most of face-to-face lesson time with students. Teachers worked on producing short video clips of their curriculum content that students could watch outside of lesson time. This meant that more lesson time was allocated to student-centred learning activities and teachers were able to work with smaller groups of students or individual students to help them apply and extend their knowledge. The staff and students look forward to further progress of the Digital Learning program in 2016.

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LEARNING LANEWAYS 2015 saw the launch of the Learning Laneways initiative at Brighton Secondary School. A Learning Laneway was developed where students with a range of interests came together to participate in authentic learning experiences through project and challenge-based learning. The Laneway provided a space where students demonstrated their problem solving skills, resourcefulness, imagination and creativity in activities such as DJ-ing for Beginners and Dynamite Science Challenges.


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JAPANESE TRIP Year 9, 10 and 11 Japanese students travelled to Japan for 3 weeks. They visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Himeji and Osaka. They also had the experience of a life time visiting two schools and staying in two Homestays at Hakuo Middle School and Toyodai Himeji School which is our sister school.

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STEM 2015 STEM at Brighton Secondary School can take you places and introduce you to people! Pictured are just some of the opportunities we enjoyed this year, as a result of our STEM program. The Subs in Schools team members, on the left Brad Ratsch, and Peter Baker-Hutton meeting the Premier, Hon Jay Weatherill in the Technology Pavilion at the Adelaide Show in September. Then in November, the team addressed 50 members of the Submarine Institute of Australia, where they met and discussed the design and manufacture of their boat with the Hon Christopher Pyne, Federal Member of Parliament. The National Champion F1i’S’s team, are also pictured with the Premier, a day before leaving for Singapore to compete in the World F1i’S’s competition. We are already involved in the biggest STEM activity in the world, the F1 in Schools challenge, which currently engages some 20,000,000 students from over 25 countries. Briefly, the students face the design, testing and manufacture of prototype F1 vehicles, using many sophisticated testing and analysis tools such as Autodesk Flow Design, Virtual Wind Tunnel, CATIA for Finite Element Analysis and a range of Computer Aided Manufacturing programs to simulate and ultimately manufacture car bodies. In addition, 3D printing has been a part of Brighton Secondary School for nearly four years now, and as a prototyping tool, it has changed the way we all design. Many parts of the championship cars are tested and printed using this technology. Students in this competition also study the physics associated with aerodynamics, rotational inertia, and the maths needed for drag coefficient, frontal area and force in newton calculations, to name a few. Verbal presentations, enterprise and engineering folios and pit displays/marketing are all part of this STEM completion.


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THE WORLD F1I’S’S FINALS – SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 2015 As National Champions, Precision Racing won the right to represent Australia at the World F1i’S’s event, held at the Convention Centre, Singapore, during September. There were 47 teams from over 30 countries represented at the event, with many of the competing students in their 12th year of schooling. Precision Racing were Year 10 students, but still managed a very creditable 10th place.

Pictured are the World Finals Brighton Secondary School Precision Racing car, and the Brighton Secondary School Subs in Schools boat.

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SPECIAL INTEREST MUSIC HAS AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR Brighton Secondary School Special Interest Music had an exceptional year of music making and wider community work. Brighton Secondary School’s reputation for developing and nurturing outstanding vocal and instrumental performers continued to grow throughout the year. High calibre musical performances included: •  Martin Oakley, Head Prefect sang Advance Australia Fair at the Tour Down Under celebration at the Bay • Big Band 1, under Mark Cameron-Smith, gave an outstanding performance at the Brighton Jetty Classic 10th Year Anniversary •  the Year 12 Knight Over Day group performed at the Adelaide Showground for Carnevale •  the Concert Band, under Andrew Barrett, opened the 28th SACE Board Merit Ceremony held at Government House •  the Year 11/12 Choir and Tour Choir performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival held at Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University

•  B  righton Belcanto, under Emma Borgas, performed Australian and New Zealand anthems at the Brighton Jetty for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service • a number of groups and soloists performed for the Jeffrey Kong Farewell Concert staged by Brighton Secondary School, Fremont Elizabeth City High School, Marryatville High School and Woodville High School •  all major ensembles were showcased at the Spectacular Concerts held in the Jeffrey Kong Auditorium • the Public School Music Festival Foyer Concert featured talented soloists from Brighton Secondary School •  t he Brighton Secondary School 2015 Tour Choir sang at Roma, Firenze, Padova in Italy, Innsbruck and Wien in Austria, Prague in the Czech Republic, Jessen in Germany and Warsaw in Poland.


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Jeffrey Kong Retires

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JEFFREY KONG, BRIGHTON SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM (1976-2015), HEAD OF MUSIC (2006-2015) Jeff’s memory will live on in Brighton through the Jeffrey Kong Auditorium and through his students over the past 40 years who respect him for caring about them and challenging them to succeed beyond their expectations. In 1976 when Jeffrey Kong began his teaching career at Brighton, the Brighton High School Music Centre was a small music department with distinguished music educator Neville Hannaford as Head of Music. In his time at Brighton Jeff Kong engaged regularly in professional development and completed an Honours degree at Elder Conservatorium. In 1980 he went to the US to study Chamber Music and Vocal Accompanying with Gwendolyn Koldofsky at the University of Southern California. In the later part of the same year he returned to Australia and worked as a vocal coach and repetiteur at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Opera School where he was given one week’s notice to learn and perform Puccini’s opera La Boheme in its entirety. He recommenced at Brighton in 1981. In 1992 he won an Italian Government Scholarship to study Chamber Music and Accompanying at Rossini Conservatorium of Music in Pesaro, Italy with Lorenzo Bavai, pianist to the famous Spanish Tenor Jose Carreras, one of the ‘Three Tenors’. His study in Italy was cut short following his father’s untimely death, returning to Hong Kong to be with his mother. In 1995 he was appointed to the position

of Music Coordinator at Brighton Secondary School through to 2005 when he was promoted to Head of Music. The Brighton Secondary School Special Interest Music Centre continues to showcase the gifted and talented music students and assist in training pre-service music teachers. Jeff’s desire to enhance student learning and performance skills as well as his love of Western Music, guided him to plan and lead many International Tours for Brighton ensembles. These tours have enabled students and staff to perform in some of the finest concert halls, conservatoriums, cathedrals and highly esteemed schools throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. His final year at Brighton Secondary School will conclude with a grand tour of Italy, Austria, Poland and Germany. His leadership created a strong faculty of outstanding educators, each an expert in their field. Many of our relationships with the wider community have been forged by Jeff and his desire to raise the profile of the Brighton Music program both in South Australia and on the international stage. He will be succeeded as the Head of Music by Andrew Barrett, an outstanding musician, composer and conductor.


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DEAN COLE Brighton Secondary School Design and Technology 2010-2015 Dip T(Sec) B.Ed(Design & Industrial Arts) Dean began teaching in 1977 at Fremont High School, formerly Elizabeth Boys Technical High School. He was one of twelve in the faculty. Schools that he has taught at include: Grant High School, Mount Gambier, 1978-1991 Allendale East Area School, 1992 Northfield High School/Ross Smith Secondary School, 1993-2000 Modbury High School, 2001-2009 Brighton Secondary School, 2010-2015 Subjects taught include: woodwork, metalwork, computer aided design, plastics, photography, junior science and health. Dean has enjoyed teaching design and technology as these subjects involve the HEAD, the HANDS and the HEART. His belief has been that “success is the birth right of every child”. J.S. Walker (former Director General, SA Education Department).

JULIE NULTY Brighton Secondary School - 2006-2015 Teaching appointments: Peterborough High School, 1971-73 Vermont Girls Technical High School, 1974-75 Travelled overseas in 1976 Thorndon High School (now Charles Campbell), 1977-87 Norwood High School (now Norwood Morialta High School), 1988-2005 Brighton Secondary School, 2006-2015

CATHY WOODS Brighton Secondary School - 1994-2015

PAMELA RAJKOWSKI Brighton Secondary School 2010-2015


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