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Newsletter ISSUE 8 I November 2013

From the Principal I am pleased to announce that the Department for Education and Child Development has approved our new Year 8 Think Bright Program for advertisement. Students in Year 7 who live both inside and outside the zone may apply. Application forms are being printed and will be available in the near future. The expansion project is rapidly developing. Refurbishment of the Home Economics offices, the Senior Learning Centre and Technical Studies areas has already begun which will ensure we have rooms for Fabric and Woodwork classes in the new year. The Learning Centre will probably be completed by the beginning of term 2 and the Recital Hall is due this year. We have purchased a Steinway grand piano for the Recital Hall. The “sale of the keys” will raise money for the music program in the new year. The Year 12 examinations are off-campus due to the Expansion Project. After much consideration we believe the interactivity of the iPad and the excellent educational apps makes for a highly effective teaching and learning tool. The parents of Year 8 2014 students were surveyed about purchasing an iPad for their student to use in Years 8 and 9 before being issued with an Apple Laptop in Year 10 to Year 12. 80% of the 77% of Year 8 2014 parents who answered the survey, responded in the affirmative. Hence we are moving to iPads for Year 8 in 2014. The Year 9 students in 2014 will have the laptop but in 2015, the Year 9 students will continue with the iPad.

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The new uniform supplier has designed improved trousers and shorts for both boys and girls. From consultation, the Uniform Committee decided to have the same colour for girls and boys. The dark charcoal is flattering as well as providing a contrast to the striped polo and jacket. The colour of the stripe on the polo has been changed to a green to match the navy and green in the jacket and the skirt. The shirt is white with a fine green pin stripe for girls and boys. The shirt will look white at a distance and provide contrast with the trousers, jumper, jacket and blazer to accommodate student requests for a more formal look.

The Year 10 students are able to be involved in Australian Business Week in week 8 (2nd December – 6th December). Every year, students are transformed into business entrepreneurs and the students, the staff and the business mentors are always amazed at the successful transformation. I urge parents to encourage their Year 10 student to sign up. The 2013 Valedictory was an outstanding event at the Convention Centre in a larger auditorium which accommodated the students in the centre and the audience on three sides. The big screens made everyone feel close to the stage. The music performances demonstrated a variety of styles culminating in a choral medley performed by all the Year 12 music students. Congratulations to the organising team, the MCs Liam Andrews, Michaela Komarek, Nardine Shammaa and Jacob Whitelock and the Head Prefects, Lucie Soldan and Jack Newton. Sadly the following day was disappointing when some students decided to engage in reckless behaviour that endangered students and staff. The English wing had to be closed because some Year 12 students ran through depositing oil and water thus creating a dangerous environment. A staff member slipped and fell breaking three bones in her hand and a hairline fracture in her arm. The F1 in Schools National finalists (Alternate Racing team comprising Year 10 students Eleanor Pope, Emily Squires, Rhys Williams, Martin Oakley, Peter Baker-Hutton) left on 6th November to compete in the World Championships in Austin, Texas. We wish them well. The Special Interest Music Tour made up of 6 staff, 22 parents, 2 old scholars and 89 students to China and Europe will commence on 22nd November – 13th December.

Olivia O’Neill Principal

SA Public Teaching Award Winner Jeffrey Kong, Head of Music at Brighton Secondary School, was a finalist in the inaugural South Australian Public Teaching Awards to honour teachers who had served the state’s students for more than 20 years. Jeffrey has taught music for 36 years at Brighton Secondary School. Congratulations.

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Uniform News Important Uniform News The Governing Council approved the following changes to the school uniform at the 4th November 2013 meeting.

All Year 8 students will purchase the new uniform. Students in all other year levels must purchase new items if replacing an item which no longer fits or has worn out. Old uniform items are no longer on sale.

These recommendations were provided by the Uniform Committee after consultation with the school community.

Girls who are not currently wearing the school uniform navy trousers / shorts purchased from the school are required to purchase the new uniform charcoal coloured pants.

It was decided that: 1. Boys and girls will wear charcoal coloured trousers and shorts. The girls’ shorts / trousers will be made from stretch material to improve the fit. 2. The teal stripes on the polo shirt will be replaced with a green to match the jumper and skirt. 3. The plain green shirt will be replaced by a green and white pinstriped shirt.

The new uniform items will be available in the New Year from the on-site Uniform shop. There is a two-year phase in / out period. By the beginning of 2016 all students will wear the revised uniform. Olivia O’Neill Principal

4. The rugby top will be discontinued.

Brighton Secondary School

Think Bright Program Apply now If your child is a bright thinker, you need to think Brighton Secondary School, because we’re now offering Year 8 students within and outside our school zone, entry to our Think Bright program 2014. Here students focus on creative and critical thinking in a brand new ‘Bright Learning Centre’ where teachers embrace inquiry approaches to learning and deliver a dynamic program. If your son or daughter shows initiative and leadership, is a problem-solver and loves rigorous learning, Think Bright and act now.

Application forms are available by calling Brighton Secondary School 8375 8200. Applications close 21st November 2013

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Diary Dates

Congratulations

2013 NOVEMBER 1 Uniform Committee meeting 12.45pm 4 Year 12 Exams begin 4 Governing Council, 7.30pm 4 Year 11 Aquatics 5 Choir & String Concert, Gymnasium 6 F1 trip departs 6-8 Year 10 Outdoor Ed Camp 8 SIV Year 8 & 9 KO Heathfield 11 SIV Regional Ref. Assessment 11 Remembrance Day 11 SIM Year 9 & 10 at West Terrace Cemetery 13 Year 9 Aquatics 19 SIV Melbourne Parent Info. Evening 20 Year 12 Exams Conclude 21 Charities & Recognition Assembly, 9.00am 22 Year 11 Lessons conclude 22 SIM Music Tour Departs 22 World Challenge Vietnam Departs 25-29 Year 11 Exam week 25 Finance meeting, 7.30pm 29 Uniform Committee Meeting 12.45 29 Year 10 Lessons Conclude 29 Uniform Committee meeting 12.45pm

DECEMBER 2 Governing Council, 7.30pm 2 Year 7 Visits for orientation 5 Yr 9 CSP panels & Yr 8 Round Table Assessments 2-6 Year 10 Australian Business Week 6 Year 7 Visits for orientation 7-14 SIV Australian Volleyball Schools Cup, Melbourne 9-13 Dismissal, 1.00pm 13 Overseas Music tour returns 13 Last day of term 4, 1.00pm dismissal

SCHOOL TERM DATES FOR 2014 Term 1 28th January – 11th April

Bradley Ratsch Year 10, selected in the state under 15 Lacrosse team. The national championships were held in late September. Mensur Cutahija Year 11, selected in the State Under 18 Tabletennis team. The national championships were held in Melbourne in late September. Lachlan Schultz Year 11, selected in the Australian Junior Surfing Titles to be held in NSW. Caspian Weekley Year 9, selected in the Australian Junior Surfing Titles to be held in NSW. Charlie McKay Year 9, selected in the State under 15 National Lacrosse championships. Jackson Holland Year 9, selected in the Under 16 South Australian Bite Baseball Team to compete in the Australian National Youth Championships in Sydney in January. Hugh Batchelor Year 10, selected in the Under 16 South Australian Bite Baseball Team to compete in the Australian National Youth Championships in Sydney in January.

Term 2 28th April – 4th July Term 3 21st July – 26th September Term 4 13th October – 12th December

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Music News On 4th October students from the Special Interest Music program performed at the South Australian Teaching Awards ceremony held at the National Wine Centre at which Jeffrey Kong, Head of Music, was acknowledged as a finalist in the SA Public Teaching Awards The following feedback was received from Virginia Barter, Policy & Project Officer, Workforce Recognition, Department for Education and Child Development. “I wanted to pass on my thanks and congratulations to the wonderful musicians who performed so beautifully at the SA Public Teaching Awards ceremony at the National Wine Centre. As always, the calibre of the students’ performances was extremely impressive and many of the guests commented on the level of professionalism and talent, including our Master of Ceremonies, Amanda Blair. Other guests who enjoyed the musicians’ performance included the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, Tony Harrison the Chief Executive of DECD, the Head of News of The Advertiser newspaper, presidents of the union and of several education associations, and of course all of our regional winners. The music was highly professional, appropriate and enjoyable. These musicians are a credit to their teachers, to Brighton Secondary School, and collectively to DECD. It was a real pleasure to showcase them at this prestigious event to such an esteemed audience. Once again, I extend my congratulations to the musicians for both their excellent musicianship and their professional attitude. I would also like to thank you for coordinating their attendance and performance at the event, as well as nurturing their musical talents.”

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Jazz Cabaret A fabulous night was had by all at the Brighton Secondary School Jazz Cabaret on Friday 25th October at The Grand Ballroom, Fulham Gardens.

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Government House Visit On the 19th September, Jack Newton and I were fortunate enough to attend the reception at Government House for school leaders where we met with His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, the Governor of South Australia, and his wife Elizabeth Anne Taylor. Upon arrival we were given refreshments, and had the valuable opportunity to talk to other school leaders about the progress they had made in the year in their roles as school leaders. His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce began the evening by telling us about how he became Governor and what his role as Governor involved. He spoke to us about the role of being a leader, and what a privilege it was for us to represent our school as leaders. Despite the large number of student leaders that attended from both the public, private and independent school sectors, the Governor spoke individually to each of us throughout the evening. It was a great privilege to have been invited to Government House, and both Jack and myself very much enjoyed the experience. It will undoubtedly provide us both with new ideas and inspiration to become better leaders to represent Brighton Secondary School. Lucie Soldan Head Prefect

Community News Youth Activities Activate Ramsay Place Activate Ramsay Place aims to invigorate this unique public space through a series of activities that foster innovation and a sense of vibrancy. Ramsay Place is located between Colonnades shopping centre, Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga TAFE and Onkaparinga Council Office at Noarlunga Centre.

Want to get involved? The possibilities are endless and could include martial arts, zumba, tai chi, card making, choirs, Christmas carols, school bands, recycled art, scouts, recreation activities and more. Help make a difference!

Activate Ramsay Place runs from 8 October 2013 to 30 April 2014 featuring a range of events and activities from visual art, live music, busking, pop-ups and celebrations to demonstrations,

0401 126 077 or sussan.baldwin@countryarts.org.au www.onkaparingacity.com/ramsayplace/active

Please note: expressions of interest for January - April 2014 calendar close on 21 November 2013. For more information and to explore opportunities please contact Sussan Baldwin, Chair of Ramsay Placemaking Working Group on

exhibitions, come and try, launches, workshops and more.

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Queen’s Scout Recipient Jake Grant The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest youth award in the Scouting movement and has outstanding status within Scouting and the Community. The activities and requirements to achieve this award are inspiring and challenging. Jake Grant has completed all aspects required to achieve this award, in the fields of Leadership, Outdoor Activities, Personal Growth and Community Involvement. A Queen’s Scout takes, on average, three years to complete and has 17 individual requirements. Just 2% of eligible Scouts achieve the Award, with an average of 15 presented each year in South Australia. Jake is the second Brighton Secondary School Year 12 student who has achieved this award this year. In the leadership component Jake was a team member of the F1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi, representing Australia and has done Geocaching in Canada and Australia. For the outdoors component Jake assisted with the Monarto Zoo re-vegetation program.

Jake’s community involvement was assisting a Cub troop (7-10 year olds) for an extended period, and he had developed his own skills and knowledge through stage performances at BSS and St Phillips, helping at the church with serving and working bees, learning about banking and financial institutions, improving his swimming ability and learning how to prepare for and conduct a job interview with industry. Jake’s achievements are outstanding and reflect his dedication, perseverance, skills, knowledge and leadership within the community. Congratulations.

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Valedictory Congratulations to the students listed below who won awards at the Year 12 Valedictory held at the Convention Centre on 23rd October. DUX OF SCHOOL Sonia Huang CALTEX BEST ALLROUNDER AWARD Hannah White SPIRIT OF ANZAC AWARD Jack Newton LONG TAN AWARD Jack Newton ‘FAC OMNIA BENE’ OLD SCHOLARS AWARD Cameron Taeuber GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Lisa Wilford CAPABILITIES AWARD Jacob Whitelock YEAR 12 RECOGNITION AWARD Bonnie Armour SENIOR SPORTSPERSONS Harrison Riddle Brittany Kendall SPECIAL INTEREST VOLLEYBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS Ben Lane Brittany Kendall ERIC DONDERS MEMORIAL AWARD Bella Ahern-Briggs

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SCIENCE YOUTH FORUM AWARD Michelle Lennon Spencer Olds Ryan Wilson VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING AWARD Logan Struwig HEAD OF MUSIC AWARDS Esther Gigger Jacob Whitelock OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC AWARDS Sonia Huang SPECIAL MUSIC AWARDS Madison Chandra, Senior Percussion Ensemble Sarah Hartley, Concert Band Mai Li Irvine, Symphony Orchestra Nadine Kay, Concert Choir Rosanna Lam, Concert Choir Tom Marks, Concert Choir Spencer Olds, Concert Choir Emma Quigley, Concert Band Claire Sherrah, Treble Choir Jacob Whitelock, Big Band SERVICE TO MUSIC Liam Andrews Jane Burton Harriet Davies Michelle Lennon Sarah Lloyd Ryan Marino Jayden Rowell

LEADERSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS AWARD Elizabeth Bastable

SERVICE TO PERFORMING ARTS Abby Bastable Teaghan Da Rocha Mai Ly Irvine

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARD Que Son Truong - Vietnam

SERVICE TO SPORT Joel Cocks Riley Cocks

Clare Djokic Macey Gibbs Brittany Kendall Kostas Kontos Michelle Lennon Madeleine Murphy Harrison Riddle Ethan Rump Cameron Taeuber Molly West Ethan Wight SERVICE TO STUDENT LEADERSHIP Head Prefects Lucie Soldan Jack Newton Deputy Head Prefects Sonia Huang Ryan Wilson SERVICE TO VOLLEYBALL Kahyla Bryant Jordan Giblett Yvette Halstead Emma Hewitt-Hunt Brittany Kendall Ben Lane Shaun Laperousaz Madeleine Murphy Tayne Redman Harrison Riddle Cameron Taeuber Hannah White

Laura Pardon Robert Parton Nardine Shammaa Josh Syme Jacob Whitelock Lisa Wilford YEAR 12 MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Thomas Agars Lucy Bull Charlotte Burton Matthew Constantine Patrick Cusenza Nicholas Donato Sophie Elliott Vanessa Gardner Garry Huang Madison Kohler Rosanna Lam Michelle Lennon Madeleine Murphy Jack Opolski Emma Quigley Harrison Riddle Isaac Verschoor Hannah White

YEAR 12 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS David Adcock Jade Bouchier Alanah Bradey Margaret Cusenza Nicola Evans Chris Footner Fontae Franks Luke Hebditch Sonia Huang Laura Isaac Chloe Miller Spencer Olds Ivana Osenk

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STAGE 2 SUBJECT AWARD WINNERS David Adcock

Music – Performance Special Study

Thomas Agars Graphic & Industrial Design (Joint Winner) Bella Ahern-Briggs

Society & Culture

Rebecca Batelaan

French, Electro Technology – Systems & Control

Jade Bouchier Japanese Legal Studies Mathematical Methods Alanah Bradey

Biology

Chloe Bremner

Music – Solo Performance

Lucy Bull

Media Studies

Charlotte Burton

Women’s Studies

Riley Cocks

Physical Education

Margaret Cusenza

Physics, Psychology

Nicola Evans

Volleyball

Vanessa Gardner

Food & Hospitality

Rose Gillespie

Mathematical Applications

Callum Gregg

Workplace Practices

Adam Harry

Furniture Construction

Luke Hebditch

Music – Composing & Arranging

Talis Heggart

Photography (Joint Winner) Visual Arts Studies – Design

Lucie Soldan

English as a Second Language

Tess Virgo-Colbey

Child Studies

Jacob Whitelock Drama Music in Context Musicianship Research Project (Joint Winner English (Joint Winner) Taylor Whitters

Health

Lisa Wilford Information Processing & Publishing Information Technology

Sonia Huang Chemistry Mathematics (Specialist) Mathematical Studies Laura Isaac English Studies (Joint Winner) Classical Studies Madison Kohler

Visual Arts

Chris McFadden

Creative Arts

Chloe Miller

Photography (Joint Winner)

Jack Newton

Business & Enterprise

Spencer Olds Graphic & Industrial Design (Joint Winner) Laura Pardon

Modern History

Robert Parton Accounting Music – Ensemble Performance Emma Quigley

English Communications

Ethan Rump

Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Nathan Schofield

Metal Technology

Emma Setka

Fashion Design – Material Products

Nardine Shammaa

English as a Second Language Studies Research Project (Joint Winner)

Claire Sherrah

German

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Year 12 Drama Production Much Ado About Nothing Toward the end of Term 3 our Year 12 Drama class presented their group production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In true Shakespearean style, Much Ado reveals the truth of the story before it really begins. In short, as the title implies, the audiences witnessed a whole lot of comical fuss, which amounted to very little in the end. Like any good romantic comedy, the ingredients of which we are all familiar, eventually, after hurdling a myriad of obstacles our key guys and gals discovered what is most important – true love. In our production we aimed to bring our audience into the comedy and revelry of the play. We performed to extremely strong and supportive audiences, receiving so much positive feedback. The Year 12s truly rose to the challenge of interpreting Shakespeare and bringing it to life on a contemporary stage.

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Visual Arts News Adventures in Stone Carving with Wayan Dudug, Balinese artist. This term students from years eight to ten are working on an exciting project with artist-inresidence, Dudug. The students have developed designs linking sustainability, culture and their own individual art ideas. The relief sculptures are now underway and Dudug has demonstrated traditional Balinese carving techniques that the students are now using. The Hebel stone is a soft stone that is easy to chisel and carve.

Dudug is also completing a large sculptural work for the school during his residency. He has held many exhibitions in Australia with his paintings and sculptures that reflect close connections to his Balinese traditions and heritage. The students have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of Balinese stone carving this term and the opportunity to learn and work with an experienced artist. Yasmin Paterson, Coordinator Visual Arts

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Sports News Boys Year 8/9 Knock Out Badminton The Year 8/9 boys badminton team played against Glenunga and Parafield Gardens recently. Our boys represented Brighton very well, demonstrating excellent sportsmanship and endeavour in their games. Glenunga brought a very strong team and advanced through to the finals. We competed very well against Parafield Gardens, with both schools finishing with 4 rubbers. Parafield won on a count back of games, winning 9 games to 8.

Year 10 Self Defence SIV Earlier this term the Year 10 SIV boys and girls classes had an instructor come to the school for two double lessons for Self Defence classes. Topics covered included avoiding conflict, negotiation, self protection and defence techniques.

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Science News A group of year 9 students recently attended a talk by Professor Ian Frazer, the co developer of the HPV vaccine. Students are with Professor Frazer at the talk, which was held at the RiAus in the city.

The group photo is from a Rotary Club of Brighton meeting where Emily Squires talked to members about her time at the Science Experience. Spencer Olds and Michelle Lennon talked about their time on the National Youth Science Forum, which was held in Canberra in January. Lynne Pullman is also shown. Thanks to Brighton Rotary for their sponsorship of the students.

Congratulations to Phoebe Chilman who has been successful in gaining a place in the National Youth Science Forum in January 2014. Phoebe is with her parents and Lynne Pullman, representing Brighton Rotary Club who has sponsored Phoebe.

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Outdoor Pursuits Aquatics Excursion On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September the Outdoor Pursuits class travelled to Port Noarlunga on excursion to surf and kayak. The Wednesday was a blustery day, with the group experiencing all four seasons as we learnt our kayaking skills on the Onkaparinga River. In the afternoon we went on a long paddle, training for the group work and safety that will be required on camp next term. We paddled into the 25 knott south-westerly wind, against the tide down to the mouth of the Onkaparinga River. By staying close to the leeward shore, we were able to reduce the effect of the wind and the current, which helped us make good progress. The group was very encouraging with one another and demonstrated good leadership as opportunities were presented. The tide was rushing in at the mouth of the river and some of the group seized the opportunity to learn some basic white water kayaking manoeuvres of ferry gliding and turns in the moving water, as well as catching some waves which was exciting. On Thursday the wind changed around to a north westerly and was lighter in the morning, however it soon picked up and formed white caps on the ocean. The group encouraged and motivated each other and stayed out in the waves all day. Taylah had the ride of the day from right out the back and Kelsey had the stack of the day onto the sand. There was lots of laughter and some good surfing. Every group member made the most of the conditions and the instructors helped to develop their skills. It was encouraging to see how well the group bonded and supported each other during this experience. We are looking forward to further developing our organisation, group work and self reliance on our future canoeing expedition. Outdoor Pursuits Class

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Minda Dunes As a component of our environmental sustainability studies in Outdoor Pursuits, we have teamed up with the Holdfast Bay Council to help care for a section of the Minda sand dunes. On Friday 13th we met Mike Hemus the Coast and Biodiversity Officer for the Council, near the Somerton Surf Lifesaving club. After collecting a pair of gloves and a trowel each, our group carried some jerry cans of water and boxes of plant seedlings along the beach to the dunes. We took great care not to step on any of the existing plants in the dunes, as we settled in to plant the new seedlings. Mike demonstrated the best technique for planting the indigenous seedlings in sand, in order for them to have the greatest chance of survival. He distributed plants including native pigface, knobby club rush, sweet apple-berry, native pelargonium, running postman, sea-berry bush, and coastal saltbush in accordance with the best aspect for growth. In doing so he considered how much direct sunlight each would get, exposure to the salty wind and amount of water required. Mike explained the important role these plants play in preventing erosion of the sand dunes. We were careful to wear our gloves and have covered footwear, which was good because as we began to dig holes for our plants we found a number of broken glass bottles that thoughtless individuals had discarded. Each Friday we return to our area of the Minda dunes to remove invasive exotic weeds and check on the health of our plants.

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Sunday Market Jumping Castle Sunday Market 8th December 2013 The Special Interest Volleyball (SIV) Parent Committee plan to run a Jumping Castle at the BSS Sunday Market on the 8th Dec. This will be supported by volleyball students offering face painting, coloured hair spray and nail polishing, to raise funds for the SIV Program. In addition there will be a chance to win a new bicycle, by way of guessing how many jelly beans are in a jar, for a gold coin donation. Ray White, Brighton, has agreed to sponsor the Jumping Castle at the Sunday Market event and has provided a new bicycle prize for the ‘guess the jelly bean’ prize. They will have staff in attendance, who can offer a suburb report in exchange for a gold coin donation and free property advice.

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All money raised will go directly into the school SIV program fundraising account. Ashley Williams (SIV Parent Committee Member) is the point of contact for the event (Mobile 0450327772). If any other parents or students would like to be involved with face painting/ helping out, please get in contact with her directly. The winner of the bicycle will be announced at a School Assembly the following week.

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Brighton  Performing  Arts  Centre     FRINGE  Performance  Information  2014    

FRINGE   2014:   I   am   very   excited   to   be   working   with   Becky   Blake,   lead   female   vocalist   for   “Chunky   Custard”   and   Ex   Student   and   Old   scholar   of   Brighton   Secondary  School,  to  put  the  Brighton  Performing  Arts  Centre  on  the  map  for  2014  Adelaide  FRINGE.    We  have  the   BPAC  booked  with  acts  performing  every  weekend  of  the  month.     This   includes:   Lift   Dance,   Reverb   Theatre,   Holdfast   Bay   Concert   Band,   Circo-­‐Bats,   Hyper-­‐Dance   and   Wobbles   the   Clown.   Our   main   focus   though   is   on   one   weekend   at   the   end   of   February   to   bring   the   Fringe   to   Brighton   in   a   big   and   exciting   way!     Our  vision  for  the  weekend  is  to  turn  the  centre  into  a  community  hub  with  a  coffee  shop,  refreshments,  book  and   nd activity  zone  in  the  foyer  and  family  activities  in  the  surrounding  outside  areas,  utilizing  local  businesses.    Sunday  2   March  will  be  a  “Family  Fun  Day”  at  the  BPAC  complex  with  rides  stalls  and  outside  activities  as  well  as  the  theatrical   performances.     th nd DATES  7  SHOWS:  Thursday  27  February  à  Sunday  2  March.       Name of Performer and show Becky Blake Piano Chicks vs Boys Tenison Adelaide Ballet and Dance Panorama Brigitte Baden-Rennie Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? TJ Collective It’s My Right to Be Wrong

Type of show Cabaret5 piece band Ballet and Jazz dance suitable all ages (Local dance school)

Date and time Friday 28th Feb 8:00pm – 9:30pm Saturday 1st March 11:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Poetry Cabaret3-piece band (from the UK) Cabaret/Theatre10 piece band (Local talent)

Move n Groove

Kids dance, fun and fitness (Local talent)

The Funkees

Kids Entertainment

Saturday 1st March 5:00pm – 6:30pm Saturday 1st March 8:00pm – 9:00pm and 9:30pm – 1030pm Sunday 2nd March 10:00am – 11:00am and 1:00pm – 2:00pm Sunday 2nd March 11:30am – 1:00pm

 

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Family   Fun   Day   on   Sunday   2   March   will   hopefully   also   include   displays   from   Volleyball   SA   and   Surf   Lifesaving   on   the   beach  courts  area  adjacent,  a  bouncy  castle,  bungee  trampoline,  face  painters  and  remote  control  cars.  There  will  also   be  a  sausage  sizzle  and  drink  vans.     The  BPAC  foyer  will  be  transformed  into  a  café  space  and  coffee  shop.  The  Brighton  Library  will  have  a  display  space   and  reading  area  complete  with  armchairs  and  beanbags  etc.         For   the   evening   shows,   a   licensed   area   will   provide   drinks   and   light   snacks.     There   will   be   complimentary   live   entertainment   between   performances   after   5pm   on   the   Friday   and   on   the   Saturday   afternoon   and   evening   to   encourage  patrons  to  linger  and  enjoy  the  atmosphere.     We   have   Holdfast   Bay   Council   support   to   help   promote   the   weekend.   Our   aim   is   to   get   the   word   out   about   the   facilities  available  to  the  general  public  at  BPAC,  so  we  can  stage  regular  festival  events  at  the  centre.  This  will  also  let   the  local  community  and  public  know  that  they  can  utilise  the  space  for  their  own  events.     Please  contact  Ben  Phillips  at  the  school  if  you  would  like  to  help  or  be  involved.  

Ben Phillips BRIGHTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, (BPAC) - Theatre Manager Phone: (08) 8375 8269 Mobile: 0434 602 051 Brighton Secondary School, 305 Brighton Road, North Brighton SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5048

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Is music part of your life?

Have you considered joining your local Concert Band? THE CITY OF HOLDFAST BAY CONCERT BAND

We play a wide range of music and perform about 12 times a year We also have a TRAINING BAND for people of all ages to learn to play in band or for those who have taken up a new instrument

Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights, in the City of Holdfast Bay Music Centre, Lipson Avenue, Seacliff Training Band 6.30 - 7.30pm ( juniors and families welcome) Concert Band 7.45 -10.00pm (minimum standard Grade 4 AMEB)

Enquiries: ph. 0423 032276

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Sleep Survey Attention all secondary school teenagers who are full of energy, sleep heads, or somewhere in between! We’d like to know how you SLEEP! So we’re asking you to fill out a short, online questionnaire Want to know more? Or want to fill out the survey? Visit: h t t p s : / / f l i n d e r s p s y c h o l o g y. a s i a . q u a l t r i c s . c o m / SE/?SID=SV_d4OR5OtlMrlsOhL

Approval to advertise research in DECD sites is not to be interrupted as official department support for or endorsement of any aspect of the research or of its outcomes or recommendations. Such approval is granted conditional upon the researcher’s compliance with the Department’s Research Guidelines and national standards of ethical research conduct.

Completion of the survey will allow you to select a charity, which the researcher will donate money to on your behalf. If you have any questions please contact Kate at kate. anderson@flinders.edu.au

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BRIGHTON SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER I ISSUE 8 I November 2013

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BRIGHTON SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER I ISSUE 8 I November 2013

Responsibility | Integrity | Fairness | Co-operation | Respect | Excellence

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