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NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 1 I FEBRUARY 2017

FROM THE PRINCIPAL Welcome to the 2017 School Year. Congratulations to the 2016 Graduates on achieving 97% completion of the SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education). It was pleasing to see the number of A grades increase and D / E grades decrease.

IN THIS ISSUE Congratulations......................2 Open Week...............................2 Annual General Meeting........3 2017 Calendar.........................4 Year 7 to 8 Transition.............5 Year 8 Evening.........................5 Year 12 SACE Results............6 Music News.............................8 Think Bright Program...........10 Science News........................11 Visual Arts News..................12 DayMap Partent Portal........12 iBook Expo.............................14 Year 8 Excursion...................16 Student Reception................18 Community News.................18 Canteen News.......................18

305 Brighton Road, North Brighton SA 5048 P:+61 8 8375 8200 E: admin@brighton.sa.edu.au brightonss.sa.edu.au

By now all students in Years 8 and 10 will have their iPads and MacBooks respectively. The Year 8 students enjoyed the first day to familiarise themselves and the subsequent team–building excursions to Woodhouse. I’m very pleased that Dr Michael Carr-Gregg presented workshops to the staff and an evening session for parents on Tuesday 14th February. He is an outstanding speaker with very useful advice for parenting adolescents. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 27th February, 6.00pm refreshments, 6.30pm meeting commences in the Brighton Theatre. I encourage you to stand for Governing Council – you gain insights into the workings of the school, but more importantly, the school gains from your ideas. Brighton Secondary School has agreed to participate in an ongoing fundraising opportunity created by the Credit Union SA. It’s called “School Community Rewards” and can bring direct financial benefit to our school.

Congratulations to James Tamblyn and Jordan Sims who scored an ATAR of 99.75 in 2016

Credit Union SA has developed a program that allows its members to nominate our school to receive financial benefit (at no cost to the credit union member or the school). All the financial products that our school community (teachers, parents, grandparents and friends) have with the Credit Union SA will generate ongoing annual benefit to the school. These funds will boost the ongoing fundraising efforts of our school community, which can then be used for any purpose the school wishes.

CREATIVITY I COURAGE I CITIZENSHIP

From a product perspective the contribution to the school is based on 10% of the gross margin the credit union earns on each product category. For example, based on an average home loan of $225,000, the school would earn $450 per loan, per year. A personal loan for $15,000 would contribute $135 per year. continued on page 2

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL continued Welcome to the following new staff at Brighton Secondary School in 2017 Alan Aungles Instrumental Music Teacher

Solenn Reffay French Teacher

Femia Bakuszowski Mathematics Coordinator

Cindy Rudduck English Teacher

Tristan Braithwaite English Teacher

Gemma Seal Home Economics Teacher

Roland Dankbaar Instrumental Music Teacher

Georgia Simmonds Music Teacher

Simon Ellison Technology Teacher

Christine Taylor Mathematics Teacher

Andrew Hudson STEM with Design & Technology Coordinator

Lisa Thomson Art Teacher

Sarah Moody English Teacher Jacinda Ormston Music Teacher Sarah Raymond Music Teacher

Deanna Whelan Music Teacher Annika Winter Physical Education Teacher Talia Zellmer Technology Teacher

Communication is priority one at Brighton Secondary School. Please contact us early via phone or email for advice and information to allay concerns or issues. Communication falls down when we have out-of-date contact details. Please provide new phone numbers and email addresses to Student Data Management (helen.shaw@brighton.sa.edu.au) or phone on 8375 8229 to check we have the correct contact details. Olivia O’Neill Principal

CONGRATULATIONS Velvet Klass, Year 12, represented South Australia twice, competing at the Under 17 level in Futsal (indoor soccer) and then the Open Women’s Championships. We would like to congratulate Ruben Flinn, Year 11, for gaining entry into the Port Adelaide Aboriginal AFL Academy. Ruben was chosen out of over 70 young men to be a part of this Academy through a trial process. Ruben will now be training at Port Adelaide Football Club once a week for the entirety of the year and completing a Certificate III in Fitness through this program.

OPEN WEEK Brighton Secondary School Open Week will be held from 10th – 13th April 2017. Guided tours of the school in action will be available at 9.00am and 2.00pm on 10-12th and 9.00am on 13th April. The Principal’s address will follow each of the guided tours and will be held in the Brighton Concert Hall. Booking into a tour is essential either by email at denise.hoskin@brighton.sa.edu.au or by calling Leanne on 8375 8200.


BRIGHTON SECONDARY SCHOOL

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Will be held MONDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2017 6.00pm Welcome / Musical Items / Refreshments 6.30pm Annual General Meeting BRIGHTON THEATRE This is an invitation to attend the Annual General Meeting of Parents of Brighton Secondary School and a call for nominations for the vacancies which will exist for parent representatives on the Governing Council in 2017. We hope many parents will attend the AGM and consider nominating for membership on the Governing Council. The Education Act and the Regulations Under the Education Act establish the membership and functions of a Governing Council. According to its Constitution, the membership of the Brighton Secondary School Governing Council should be: 13 parent members elected by parents at the AGM 1 Friends of Brighton Secondary School member (Affiliated Committee) 1 Music Parent Support Committee member (Affiliated Committee) 1 Volleyball Parent Committee member (Affiliated Committee) 3 Staff members 2 students as elected by the 2017 Student Leadership Council 3 co-opted members from the community 1 Principal

If you would like to discuss nominating for Governing Council, you may wish to contact the Principal, Olivia O’Neill on 8375 8200. A letter with this information and a nomination form has been sent home via each student. Please contact the Front Office on 8375 8200 if you would like a nomination form.

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2017 CALENDAR FEBRUARY

24 24 27 27 27 27 28

Leadership and Recognition Assembly International Aquatics Day BSS Annual General Meeting, 6.00pm Year 11 Outdoor Education Aquatics Year 8 Immunisations (Buffalo & Cygnet) Finance meeting 5.45pm SIV Parent Meeting 6-7pm

MARCH

1 1 3 4 & 5

Lift Dance performances Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits Aquatics Lift ETRE performance 7.30pm Lift ETRE performance 7.30pm and Sun. 1.30pm 6 Year 8 Immunisations (Holdfast & Rapid) 6 Year 10 SIV Beach volleyball 7 Year 8 Standards Day 7 Interschool swimming 6pm 8 Year 9 Standards Day 8 International Women’s Day 10 Author visit Year 8s 13 Public Holiday 14 Poet visit Year 10s 14-17 Toyodai Study tour 16 Adelaide Uni Chamber Orch. visit 21 Harmony Day 24 Sports Day 27 Finance meeting 5.45pm 28 March to Kokoda concert 7pm 29 Recitals Australia 31 Student Free Day (Staff training)

APRIL

3 3 3-7 3 5 7 10-13 11 12 13 13 14 25

MAY

1 2 2

Stage 2 Solos Music Governing Council meeting, 7pm Year 9 SIV Eyre Peninsula tour Year 6/7 SIM Info Evening 7pm Music Stage 1 Solo Year 11’s Road Safety Program Open Week, tours on 10th & 12th 10-12 at 9.00am & 2.00pm & tours on 11th & 13th at 9.00am only. Anzac Day performance matinee & evening SSSSA Interschool Athletics Year 11 / 12 SIV Beach Volleyball End of term 1, 1.00pm Dismissal Good Friday Anzac Day Dawn Service

Governing Council 7pm Anti-bullying play Parent / Student / Teacher interviews Years 10-12, 3-8pm by appointments 3-5 Year 11 Outdoor Education camp 3 SIV Year 7 out of zone initial trials by appointment 5 Music Applications close 8-12 Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits camp 9-11 NAPLAN testing 9 Parent / Student / Teacher interviews Years 8 & 9, 3-8pm by appointments 12 House Assemblies (Buffalo & Cygnet) 12 Year 10 Career Expo 13 Music Shortlisting 15 Year 8 SIV at Heathfield 15 ASA Knockout Athletics 17-19 Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits camp 17 World IDAHO Day 18 SIV out of zone final trials by invitation 19 House Assemblies (Holdfast & Rapid) 22-24 Year 12 PE Aquatics 22 Year 8 Immunisations 22 Combined Governing Council meeting 6pm

24-26 26 29-31 29 29 29-2

(as at 22nd February 2017. Please note that dates are subject to change) Check the school’s website for updates www.brightonss.sa.edu.au

Music Auditions Year 10 PLP Focus half day Year 12 Aquatics Year 8 Immunisations Finance meeting 5.45pm Reconciliation Week

JUNE

1

Closing date for in-school SIM applications 2 Reconciliation Day 5 World Environment Day 5 Governing Council 7pm 7 Year 11 Drama matinee & evening performance 8 SSSSA Cross Country 8 In-school SIM auditions 9 Student Free Day (Staff Training) 12 Public Holiday 13 Student Free Day (Staff Training) 14-16 Choral Eisteddfod 16 Year 10 PLP Industry Guest Speaker 16 Year 9 Focus Day 16 Music Stage 2 Ensemble Performance 19 Music Stage 1 Solo Performance 19-21 Year 10 SIV tour 20-23 Year 11 In-class exam week 21 Music Stage 2 Solo Performance 23 Semester 1 concludes 23 Year 10 PLP Focus Day 24 Chaplains’ Concert 26 Semester 2 begins 26 Finance meeting 5.45pm 29 Music Centres concert – Adelaide Town Hall 30 SIV Year 10 Knockout at Brighton

JULY

3 4 7 24–6 28 31

Governing Council 7pm Music Showcase 1 End of term 2, 1.00pm dismissal Hakuo Study Tour House Assemblies (Buffalo & Cygnet) Finance meeting, 5.45pm

AUGUST

2 2 4-6 7 11 14-19 15 15 15 16 22

SACE VET assembly SACE Year 10 & 11 Parent Evening 6-7pm SIV State Cup Governing Council 7pm House Assemblies (Holdfast & Rapid) Year 10 Ski trip SALA Opening Music Linkage Performance Music Ellington Jazz Festival Poetry presentation Year 10-12 Parent / Student / Teacher interviews 3-8pm by appointments 23-24 Music Spectacular Rehearsals 23-24 Band Festival 25 Year 10 PLP Focus half day – subject counselling 25 Closing date out-of-zone SIM applications 26 Music Spectacular Concerts 28 Finance meeting 5.45pm 31 School Counselling Years 10>11

SEPTEMBER

1 1 4 4 4 4 5-6 6

Subject Confirmation Day World Peace Day SIV Year 7 inzone trial 1 SIV Out of zone trials Years 8–11 Governing Council 7pm Music Stage 2 Solos Year 12 Trial Exams Music out-of-zone SIM auditions

7 7 11-17 12-15 12 14 14 18 18 18-22 20 20-22 20 21 22 25 25 25-27 28 28 28

Student Free Day (Staff Training) School Closure Day Primary Schools Music Festival Year 12 Trial exams SIV Year 7 inzone trial 2 Q & A Event Music Stage 2 Ensemble performance Year 9 SIV Challenge Music Stage 2 Solos Year 12 Drama Production Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits Aquatics Year 12 Drama performances Percussion Showcase Year 11 Outdoor Education Aquatics Year 9 Focus Day Year 8 Immunisations Caledonia trip departs Music SACE Final performances Oz Asia Day Kokoda trip departs End of term 3, 1.00pm dismissal

OCTOBER

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Parent / Student / Teacher conferences Years 8 & 9, 3-8pm by appointments 20 Ekiden Relay 20 Lift Dance 7pm 21 Lift Dance 7pm 23 SIV in school lunchtime trials Years 8-10 24 United Nations Day 24-27 Year 11 Outdoor Education camp 27 Year 10s Musical / Drama matinee & evening performance 27 Jazz Cabaret 30 Finance meeting 5.45pm 30-31 Peer Leadership training 31-3 Year 11 Outdoor Education camp

NOVEMBER

2 SIV Year 11 Aquatics 2 Valedictory 6-10 Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits camp 6 Year 12 Exams begin 6 Governing Council 7pm 6 New Music night 7 Year 12 Art / Design Exhibition 8 Music Stage 1 Solos 11 Remembrance Day Music performance 13 VSA Year 8/9 Beach Volleyball comp at Glenelg 14 Music Showcase 2 14-16 Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits camp 15 Year 9 Aquatics 16 Year 11 Drama matinee & Evening performance 17 Charities & Recognition assembly 21 Maker Faire exhibition 22 Sports Presentation evening 22 Year 12 exams conclude 24 Year 11 lessons conclude 24 International Music tour departs 27 Finance meeting 5.45pm 27-1 Year 11 summative exam week 28 Year 7 visit 29 Shakespeare Festival for Year 10s 30-1 Year 8 & 9 Panels

DECEMBER

1 1 2-9 4 4-8 10 15

Year 10 classes conclude World Aids Day SIV Melbourne trip Governing Council 7pm Australian Business Week International Music Tour returns Last day of school year, 1.00pm dismissal


YEAR 7 TO 8 TRANSITION The 330 Year 8 students have settled in to secondary schooling very well. They have come to Brighton Secondary School from approximately 50 different primary schools. The main focus of the first week was to get to know their teachers and fellow students and to learn to navigate between classes.

During their second week all Year 8 students participated in a Year 8 Orientation team building day at Woodhouse in the Adelaide Hills. They had the opportunity to spend the day with their home group and the other home groups in their House. The day was filled with a variety of challenging yet fun team building activities. Cali Galouzis Student Counsellor

YEAR 8 ACQUAINTANCE AND iPAD INFORMATION EVENING Every year, our new Year 8 students and their parents gather for an Acquaintance and iPad Information Evening in our beautiful Brighton Concert Hall. This year, students were more excited than ever to learn about the school, meet some of their teachers and start using their iPads. Teachers then spent the following day helping students set up their devices and learn essential iPad skills to improve their digital literacy. Similarly, the Year 10 MacBook Rollout night was a big success, with students very eager to get their hands on their new Apple MacBook Airs. Students learned how get the most out of their devices throughout their schooling, and how to use them safely. Thanks to all involved for smooth and successful device rollouts for 2017. We’re looking forward to seeing the incredible things you all create and innovate, thanks to your new devices. Aimee Shattock Coordinator, Teaching and Learning in a Digital World

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2016 YEAR 12 SACE RESULTS The school community has cause for great celebration of the outstanding 2016 Year 12 results in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). These results reflect the dedication and professionalism of the teachers to make Brighton Secondary School the school of choice for all students.

Top ATAR of 2016 We congratulate all students who achieved personal bests and in particular, Jordan Sims and James Tamblyn, both achieving an ATAR of 99.75.

In total, 36 students achieved an outstanding ATAR of 90 or above: Name

ATAR

Name

ATAR

Jordan Sims

99.75

Francesca Olds

94.65

James Tamblyn

99.75

Isobel Lorton

94.45

Mark Teoh

98.95

Jack Hilliard

93.25

Haoxuan (Derek) Tan

98.85

Katarina Holmes

92.95

Kimberly Wong

98.75

Bailey Heading

92.55

Nayer Shammaa

98.7

Haylee Arnott

92.4

Louis Gillespie

98.2

Brooke Chapman

92.4

Sarah Pardon

97.7

Ella Brookes

91.95

Isabel Mawby

97.0

Sebastian Luetolf

91.95

Thomas Galindo

96.65

Chloe Morgan

91.75

Marcus Falckh

96.5

Nicola Neville

91.75

Celine Chia

95.6

Jackson Riddle

91.05

Liam Storken

95.6

Makenzie Book

90.8

Fadi Morgos

95.5

Thomas Hemer

90.8

Nina Phillips

95.4

Alice Kitahara

90.55

Christopher McDonald

95.0

Shangqian (James) Li

90.55

Jessica McDonald

94.75

Rebekah Rath

90.2

Shamaya James-Bishop

94.65

Otis Carthy

90.05


Jordan Sims

Esmond Choi

Thomas Gilder

Thomas Hemaer

James Tamblyn

Olivia Davies-Ardill

Louis Gillespie

Hilola Azamova

Jack Dinnison

Emma Hanlin

Name

Merits

Subject

Jordan Sims

2

James Tamblyn

2

Hilola Azamova

1

Research Project B

Esmond Choi

1

Solo Performance

Olivia Davies-Ardill

1

Performance Special Study

Jack Dinnison

1

Material Products

Thomas Gilder

1

English Communications

Louis Gillespie

1

English Communications

Emma Hanlin

1

Visual Arts -– Art

Thomas Hemer

1

Communication Products

Shamaya James-Bishop

1

Research Project B

Peter Khalil

1

Communication Products

Brian Lian

1

Research Project B

Isobel Lorton

1

English Communications

Isabel Mawby

1

Research Project B

Christopher McDonald

1

Solo Performance

Jim Morris

1

Research Project B

Mark Teoh

1

Research Project B

Kimberly Wong

1

Musicianship

English Communications, Mathematical Studies Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics

Shamaya James-Bishop Peter Khalil All students who completed their SACE deserve acknowledgement, as Year 12 requires tenacity to navigate the academic requirements while balancing work, family and friends. 2016 Graduates – we are proud of you and wish you all success in your chosen pathway.

Brian Lian

Isobel Lorton

Isabel Mawby

Jim Morris

Mark Teoh

Kimberly Wong

Christopher McDonald

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MUSIC NEWS Regional Tour On 7th of December, the Brighton Secondary School Concert Band left for a regional tour to the Copper Triangle. We performed at many primary schools and learnt a lot about becoming a better musician. This tour was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I highly recommend that all music students make the most of opportunities like these. Before we left to our first destination, we had an all day rehearsal. In the rehearsal, we polished up our repertoire and focused on elements such as dynamic contrast, tone and style. We then split up into our sections and learnt a piece which showcased the sound of that particular instrument family.

MINDA Carols on the Lawn

During the tour, we got to learn many performance skills which could help us in future performances or auditions. Some of these skills include having stage presence, getting the audience involved and being confident in front of larger groups. One of the most surprising things was the amount of audience participation we received. It was great to see the audience get involved and enjoy our performances.

On 9th of December 2016, Brighton Secondary School took part in Minda’s Christmas celebration, Carols on the Lawn. Emma Borgas and Andrew Barrett took the Treble and Boys Chamber Choirs to perform a short set of well-known carols. Special mention must be made of the choristers who jumped straight off the bus from the Concert Band regional tour to participate in this community event.

One of the highlights of the trip was getting to know the other members of the ensemble who you didn’t know very well. We developed friendships with students from other year levels and learnt more about other members. On one night, we held an ‘AntiTalent Night’ which was a chance to have a laugh and talk to people you wouldn’t normally talk to.

Tour Down Under

Overall, this tour was an amazing experience, and I encourage everyone to participate in a tour like this. It was an opportunity to learn many things (not just in regards to music) which will be very valuable in future years. Jae-Marie Elliss 1003R

I had the honour and privilege to perform the Australian National Anthem at the Stage 3 Opening of the Tour Down Under. It was a wonderful opportunity to be part of such a large community event which is not only known nationally but internationally as well. This was a truly proud moment and one I will never forget. Jasmine Duggan 1102H


Proclamation Day Service

Brighton Festive Carols In partnership with The Very Reverend Frank Nelson, Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral, we developed a new format for our Christmas carols service held on Wednesday 14th December. Brighton Festive Carols showcased our choirs and Brass Ensemble with contributions from Esmond Choi and Amelia Monaghan on recorder. Students read verses from the gospel according to Matthew and Luke in a service that focused on light, joy and singing. Special thanks to Emma Borgas for her stupendous contribution to this celebration.

SACE Merit Ceremony Once again, Big Band 1 performed in the gardens of Government House as guests arrived for the 2017 SACE Merit Ceremony on 7th February. We were extremely fortunate that this outdoor event took place on the one day of the week that was not raining or extremely hot. Congratulations to Esmond Choi, Lilla Davies-Ardill, Christopher McDonald and Kimberly Wong for achieving merits for Stage 2 Music subjects.

On 28th of December I had the amazing opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the 2016 Proclamation Day service, under The Old Gum Tree. As approximately two hundred people gathered for this early morning service, His Excellency the Honourable Governor Hieu Van Le and his wife arrived. After speeches by the City of Holdfast Bay Mayor, Stephen Patterson, and the Governor himself, I sang the National Anthem. I was accompanied by the City of Holdfast Bay Concert Band which had a few recently graduated Brighton Old Scholars. After the performance I was photographed with the Governor’s wife and the Mayor. It was an honour to represent the school at this historic South Australian event. Lizzie Hartley 1103R

Welcome to New Staff We welcome four new staff this year in music: Jacinda Ormston (conducting Concert Band); Sarah Raymond (conducting Bel Canto); Georgie Simmons (conducting Treble Choir and Concert Choir); and Deanna Whelan (accompanying Treble Choir, Bel Canto and senior solo performance students). Andrew Barrett Head of Music

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THINK BRIGHT PROGRAM Welcome to 2017. The Think Bright program is a dynamic opportunity for learners to challenge themselves and develop their learning journeys through differentiated experiences. Already this year is well underway with the Think Bright team working hard to plan and integrate cross-curricular units, dynamic content options and exciting challenges and programs for the students to undertake. Our team for 2017 is: Year 8: English and History: Jack Egan Science: Aimee Shattock Maths: Femia Bakuszowski F1 in schools: Finn Galindo Year 9: History: Ben Syme English: Aimee Shattock Science: Sam Moyle Maths: Lyle Sutton CBL: Jack Egan How Colour affects Memory Experiment. Year 9 Science

Year 10: English: Catherine Carter History: Phil Smith Science: Nic Tubb Maths: Lyle Sutton STE(A)M: Sam Moyle Consultants and Critical Friends: Principal: Olivia O’Neill Deputy Principal: Barbara Richards Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator: Yasmin Paterson Sam Moyle Manager Think Bright Program

Combined Year 8 class Science Equipment Scavenger and Orienteering hunt


SCIENCE NEWS It’s lab orientation week in Year 8 Science this week, and two of our classes have done things a little differently this year… Ms Shattock’s Year 8 Think Bright Science class and Ms Moyle’s Year 8 Science class participated in a collaborative scavenger hunt that saw students racing each other (and the clock) to collect as many laboratory items as they could. Students were posed with challenging clues that required some serious creativity and critical thinking to solve, and then navigate their Brighton maps to find the laboratory apparatus. Gauze mats were hidden in trees, Bunsen burners in classrooms, thermometers in bookshelves and beakers in gyms … safe to say the whole school got some science equipment education throughout their morning! It was an absolute pleasure to watch students working together to solve the clues and learn about the equipment they’ll be using in lab practicals throughout their schooling. We’re looking to take this to the next level next year with some augmented reality apps … watch this space! Until then, keep an eye out for a stray test tube or two. Aimee Shattock and Sam Moyle Teachers

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VISUAL ARTS NEWS Brighton Sculpture Festival 2017 Congratulations to Isobel Lorton (Year 12 Visual Arts 2016) who achieved a Highly Commended Award for her ceramic sculpture, ‘The Traveller’ in the recent Brighton Sculpture Festival. Isobel created a masterful portrait figure in clay with a black glaze. Isobel constructed the work over several months developing her skills and concepts to a high level. Year 10 students from Ms Frank’s class also exhibited work in the exhibition this year. These students produced figurative clay forms with a gold finish. The abstracted forms were the results of a class investigation on the work of British artist Henry Moore. Well done Ms Frank and Year 10 sculpture class!

Year 12 SACE Art Show 2017 Works for this significant exhibition are selected from the best student works in Year 12 Visual Arts and Design. This year five Brighton Secondary School students were selected for the exhibition from their practical studies as Year 12s in 2016. Congratulations to Emma Hanlin, Abbey Miller and Isobel Lorton – Visual Arts, and Mikayla Stewart and Francesca Olds - Visual Design. These students’ outstanding works will be exhibited later this term in the Adelaide TAFE Gallery. We look forward to visiting the exhibition with our current senior art and design classes.

New work Although we are early into the new school year the Art and design classes are already working hard to meet the challenges of a creative 2017. Yasmin Paterson Coordinator The Arts

THE DAYMAP PARENT PORTAL The DayMap Parent Portal is proving a great tool for parents to keep up to date with their child’s timetable, published results and end of term reports. If you already have a log in, and have a Year 8 joining Brighton Secondary School this year, you will be able to use your current log in, and using the drop down box in the Portal, access your child’s data. Remember it is easy to get a log in to access this data, anywhere, anytime over the internet. If you have not previously registered, here’s how: 1. Go to the Brighton Secondary School website (www.brightonss.sa.edu.au) 2. Click on the ‘LOGIN DAYMAP’ tab 3. Click ‘PARENT PORTAL’ 4. Choose ‘NEW USER’ 5. Enter the email address that you have most recently supplied to the school 6. Enter your child’s school ID number (you will find it at the top of any student report) 7. Follow the prompts 8. A log in and password will be sent to your email address 9. Go back to the Brighton Seconday School website and log in

FEBRUARY PARENT PORTAL TIP:

If you have more than one child at Brighton Secondary School, you can access each child using the same password and log in! Once in the Portal, use the drop down box on the top left hand side to select your child’s name from the drop down list.

If you have changed your email address, or have not provided the school with one, it is important to do so. Please email helen.shaw@brighton.sa.edu.au with this information. Kane Hillman Assistant Principal: Human Resources & Data Management


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iBOOK EXPO The last week of Term 4 was a busy one for many of our Year 9 students who hosted over 150 primary school students for an iBook expo. As part of their cross-curricular Challenge Based Learning Unit, Ms Shattock’s Year 9 English class and Mrs Brennan’s Year 9 Art class produced iBooks for children, and in the last week of the term, they presented these to their eager audience. The challenge posed to Ms Shattock’s class of ‘authors’ was to write a story that both entertained young children and also informed them of an important issue in society. Some of the chosen issues included same-sex marriage, depression, divorce and being environmentally friendly. They not only had to produce a high quality narrative, but also a writer’s statement that would inform their ‘illustrator’ of what they wanted the book to look like. This was a challenging task, and required students to draft, redraft and polish their work to a professional standard. These narratives and writer’s statements were then passed onto Mrs Brennan’s class of ‘illustrators’. They spent a few weeks completing discovery activities to learn how to use the elements and principles of art in their illustrations, convey emotion and create simple yet dynamic imagery. After workshopping a range of art techniques, they produced illustrations for the stories using techniques such as watercolour, paper cutting and drawing. These were then carefully scanned and made into beautifully polished iBooks.

For Better Or Worse Written by Chelsea Vigants Illustrated by Lara Grocke

A key component of any CBL unit is the authentic audience, and this is where the 150 students from Brighton Primary School came in. The Year 3 and 4 students were absolutely enraptured by the stories and loved getting to know the Year 9s. They voted for their favourite books which saw author/illustrator teams competing in a heated grand final reading. The winning iBook was ‘For Better or Worse’ by Chelsea Vigants and Lara Grocke. A big thank you to those who were involved…especially the Year 9s who worked hard to prepare for the day and read their iBooks (a very brave feat with such a large and young audience). Days like these remind students that the work they produce in school is relevant and important. We were overwhelmed by the high standard of some of the final products, and saw each student develop their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills throughout. Aimee Shattock and Narelle Brennan English and Art Teachers


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YEAR 8 WOODHOUSE EXCURSION In Week 2 all Year 8 students as part of the transition to secondary school program, had the opportunity to take part in an all day team building day at Woodhouse in the Adelaide Hills. Woodhouse offered beautiful surroundings and an opportunity for our students to be challenged and best of all to have fun. Together with the support of the Year 11 Peer Leaders, our Year 8 students had the opportunity to take part in a variety of team based activities led by the experienced staff from Active Education. Cali Galouzis School Counsellor


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STUDENT RECEPTION

COMMUNITY NEWS

Student Reception is now situated in the Bright Centre, facing onto the courtyard. The hours of Student Reception are 8.15am – 4.00pm.

BRIGHTON BOMBERS FOOTBALL CLUB have vacancies for Under 16 and Under 15 teams. If you are interest in playing please contact Renae Beer renaebeer@hotmail.com

Parents visiting Student Reception are required to sign in as a visitor via the Front Office. All students arriving late to school, or departing early, are required to sign in or out of Student Reception.

WESLEY NETBALL CLUB is looking for a few netball players for the winter season. Their home courts are in Glengowrie and matches are Saturday afternoons. For more information go to www.wesleynetballclub.org.au Contact the club via email at wesleynetballclub@hotmail.com

ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL • If students are absent from school due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances, parents are required to telephone the school’s absence phone line on 8375 8231 on the morning of the absence. This is a recorded message, available 24 hours a day. Alternatively, parents may email the school at absences.student@brighton.sa.edu.au preferably by 10.00am on the day of the absence, and include the child’s full name, the date they will be absent and the reason for their absence. • Parents / students may be required to provide a medical certificate to explain absence which exceeds three consecutive days, or for any absence on the day that a SACE summative assessment task is due.

CANTEEN NEWS

CAN YOU HELP IN THE CANTEEN?

The school Canteen offers excellent food services to students and staff. The school Canteen is a source of additional revenue for our school. The profits generated are used for providing additional educational amenities for the students. Over the years, the profits made at the Canteen have been a direct result of the amount of generous voluntary help parents have been prepared to provide. Parents involved with the Canteen have not only found it a worthwhile social activity by mixing with other volunteer parents, staff and students, but an excellent way to help them understand the structure and processes involved in their child’s school. We realise that many parents lead busy lives and are therefore offering some different time slots to encourage you to be involved

in the school. Anytime that you are able to contribute will be greatly appreciated. On the day of volunteering you and your child will receive a free lunch. As part of DECD Policy all volunteers must have a police clearance and a RAN certificate (Responding to Abuse and Neglect). If you do not have a current police clearance please see Jayne Hall at Student Reception, with your 100 points of identification. Also if you do not have a current RAN certificate please contact Student Reception. Please remember both the Police Clearance and RAN Certificate can take time to obtain. We would greatly appreciate your assistance by filling in the tear-off slip below and returning it to the school ASAP. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Bails, Brighton Secondary School Canteen, on 8375 8228.

CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS – Please detach and return to the Canteen NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EMAIL: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: Home: ____________________________________________________ Mobile: ____________________________________________________________ STUDENT’S NAME:___________________________________________________ Year Level: _______________________Home Group: ____________________ Please indicate availability with a tick

9.00am to 12.00pm

Monday

Tuesday

Any

Current Police Clearance

Applying for Police Clearance

Current RAN Certificate

Applying for RAN certificate

Fortnightly

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monthly

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