Belridge Secondary ESC News

December 2021

From the Principal's Desk

The end of the 2021 school year has arrived and the Festive Season is just around the corner which is so very hard to believe! We have been receiving your very kind thanks and appreciation for the enormous work our staff have accomplished this year and so many of Year 12 families have shared not only their thanks but their gratefulness for the education, care and support that our teachers and Education Assistants have provided to their children including the opportunities to build resilience and lifelong learning skills during the last 6 years. Thank you!

As the 2021 school year concludes, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our talented students for all of their continual hard work and persistent efforts during the year. You are all true champions and should be incredibly proud-well done to one and all! I sincerely wish each and every one of our Year 12 students the very best for your future endeavours and may all of your dreams come true! Whilst we will all miss you, we also know that you have bright futures ahead of you!

Thank you! To all of our staff and what an amazing group of people you are. The commitment and desire to making a difference to the education of our students is evident every day, in every classroom. It is seen in the extra hours that our teachers, administrative and leadership team all put into making Belridge SESC the very special place that it is. So many people go above and beyond in the call of duty. The professional manner in which our staff meet the many challenges and care unconditionally for each and every student and other staff in our school without exception is second to none so Thank you!

Thank you! To all of our parents who are so supportive of the programs, staff and ethos here at Belridge Secondary ESC- we value you as partners in the education of your child. I would also like to acknowledge and say thank you the members of our School Board who give up their time to participate in meeting and planning opportunities to benefit all students at our school.

As with the end of every school year we will be sadly farewelling some of our amazing staff in 2022 and we hope that you take away some of the Belridge Team spirit. Thank you for all of your individual contributions that are so valued and we all sincerely wish you every success, and good luck in whatever your ventures may be! Goodbye and our very best wishes to: Aileen Finn, Michael Monrose, Silvia Samarin, Vicky Fryer, Ysobel Fleming, Kim Adams, Charlotte Mathews, Anne Leroy and Margit Wood. As we farewell these wonderful, energetic and supportive staff we say thank you, we will miss you but wish you all the very best- wherever your path takes you and whatever you may choose to do: enjoy every moment!

Every new school year we also welcome some new members to Team Belridge including Sharon Mandoreba, Sarah Hobson, Iffa Doyle, Josh Miller, Paul Cummins and Adele Whitehead-Welcome to Team Belridge and we look forward to working with you all!

Planning for 2022

Planning for the 2022 year ahead is well underway with our anticipated enrolments continuing to increase and additional classrooms are being installed over the school holiday period and in Term 1. We are looking forward to our new students in all year levels starting their Belridge journey.

Market Day

Our Annual Market Day was held on Thursday 18th November and it was an amazing morning and once again this was an outstanding success and thank you and congratulations must go to all of our staff and students who worked so hard. Special thanks must go to Mrs Tracey Taylor for all of her work to ensure that the day ran smoothly and efficiently! Working alongside Mrs Taylor was a Market Day Committee with representatives from Beldon ESC and Joondalup ESC having input into the organisation of the Market Day. The community response was overwhelming and it was great to see so many parents, grandparents and friends supporting our students and their efforts. All of the funds raised from the Belridge SESC stalls will go towards student programs within the school that directly and positively impacts on our students.

We already have a number of events and dates scheduled for Term One, 2022 highlighted in our Bumper Christmas Newsletter Edition so please make note of these very important dates. We look forward to welcoming all of our families back to Belridge and 2022 will bring some challenges and whilst there will be some changes to the delivery of our current programs, we will continue to provide many exciting and innovative educational opportunities here at Belridge SESC.

On behalf of the entire Belridge Community I would like to wish all of our families and the school community a safe and Merry Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing our students back in 2022 and sincerely wish our families and students who have graduated every success in their future years. Good bye and good luck!

With best wishes

Jenine Wall


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Important Dates


Thursday 16th December - Last Day of Term 4 for students

Friday 17th December - Last Day of Term 4 for staff


Monday 24th January - School office reopens

Monday 31st January - First Day of Term1 for students

Friday 4th February - School Photo Day

Friday 4th March - Year 12 School Ball

Middle School News

As the year draws closer to the end, I would like to acknowledge the overwhelming support from parents and the Belridge Community since the start of the 2021 school year. In reflection we are extremely proud of the achievements of all our students and in the way they have upheld our school values.

Having had the privilege of reading all of the middle school students’ report comments I am extremely proud to share with you a common theme that prevailed. Teachers commented on the outstanding effort and progress made this semester by each of the students in their classes across all aspects of their learning. I have been lucky enough to have celebrated all sorts of student achievements during times when I visited classes, times when students visit my office to showcase their work and/or times when we came together to celebrate award winners at our fortnightly middle school assemblies. I’m so proud of each and everyone of our students.

The middle school students have had many opportunities to learn beyond the classroom with many excursions/incursions and performances this year. West Oz Wildlife, Constable Care, Recoverables, Derek Nannup, Chinese New Year Lion Dance were just a few of the incursions. We had some of our classes access the community to participate in extracurricular activities including Mini Golf at Leap Frog Botanical Gardens, The Perth Zoo, Swimming at the HBF Arena, ECU Sports Clinic and the Mullaloo Coastal Garden Project.

Other events enjoyed this year included Book Week, Harmony Day, NAIDOC Week, R U OK Day, International Day of People with Disability, the joint sports carnival, the Education Support North Network Performing Arts Concert to name a few.

I have only touched on some of the highlights that have occurred this year in between our students working hard to maintain our school values and striving to achieve their very best in all aspects of their school life. Our students continue to impress us with their positivity and enthusiasm. Thank you to our staff and students for another memorable school year.

From all of us in middle school we wish you a very safe holiday break and a wonderful New Year.

Shayne Hutchings

Middle School Deputy Principal

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We would like to thank the Belridge SESC Community for your continued support throughout the year. We are reminded once again what a wonderful, caring and loving community we live in. Your generous donations towards the "Food Bank Food Drive" will help us to continue providing food and support to those struggling during these times.

Unfortunately, each year the number of people requiring assistance increases, placing a huge demand on food bank supplies. The school's student council have played an important tole in identifying a need and helping those less fortunate than themselves. The student council have been able to collect eleven large brown cardboard boxes full of food which includes items such as canned meals, package biscuits, cereals, pasta, long life milk, baby food, Christmas items to name a few. The donation weighed in at 160kg which equates to 160 meals!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The student council Thank You for your generous assistance and support to this worthy cause and wish you a Merry Christmas.

BSESC Student Council

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Senior School News

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Until you have to say farewell to an amazing group of students!!

To our current Year 12s – farewell, good luck, be safe and stay well. It’s been such a pleasure to see you all grow into the young adults you have become. Congratulations on all of your achievements…………………….

The end to the year has certainly been busy with excursions and class parties as well and a Year 11 Water War Games on the oval here at school.

There is some anxiety about upcoming changes, please reassure your children that 2022 is going to be just as exciting as 2021!

As 2022 approaches we are busy finalising timetables and classes. It is with great excitement we welcome two well-credentialed teachers to upper school – Sarah Hobson (11-2) and Sharon Mandoreba (12-2). Both Sarah and Sharon were successful applicants in our last recruitment pool. Congratulations to them both. We also welcome Iffah Doyle who will be teaching Year 10-1. Iffah knows our students through her time as a specialist Home Ec teacher – I am really looking forward to working with our new staff next year and seeing what ideas they will add to the Senior School program.

I wish Aileen Finn all the best in her career change as the Education Support Teacher for the Flying Teacher Squad. Aileen recently won this position and I’d like to thank her for her many years of dedication here at Belridge. I will miss listening to that lovely Irish lilt.

The Senior School classes will be taking on some micro business enterprises during 2022 such as gardening projects, paper brick making and cooking classes. Certificate 1 Agrifoods (fee for service NM TAFE RTO 52786 – lecturer Kath Smith) and Certificate II Focus Skills for Vocational Pathways (Auspice with iVET RTO 40548 – trainer Tom Cann), will run for some Year 11 and 12 classes. The program will be supplemented by ASDAN Short Courses and Towards Independence modules.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am always happy to talk with parents and carers.

Enjoy the festive season, stay safe and well.

Wendy Hughes

Deputy Principal

Senior School

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I can’t believe that we are already at the end of the school year. It has been very busy and the boys have made excellent progress with their learning and behaviours. We are all very proud of their individual achievements.

We have enjoyed cooking a variety of different foods, from sandwiches and macaroni cheese to biscuits and fruit salad. Swimming has been a firm favourite throughout the year, each of the boys has made good progress and their confidence in the water has been a pleasure to watch.

We enjoyed a day at Perth Zoo on Wednesday 14th December, the boys enjoyed being away from school for the day, looking at all the different animals. The favourites appeared to be the crocodiles and penguins.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Best Wishes

Tracy Buckley and the MAG Team

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I cannot believe how fast this year has gone!

This term has been full of some very exciting events.

Market Day was an absolute hit with MAG 2 students! Our students were so proud to showcase the range of artworks they had been working on throughout the year. The tile coasters, mini framed puzzles and melted crayon art were loved by all that had a chance to visit our stall. Michael, Massimo, Jeremy and Kynan enjoyed visiting the other stalls and seeing the creativity of the other class and seeing the interesting items they had made.

We finished the year at Landsdale Farm much the same way we began the year – with enthusiasm and excitement. Our students have developed their work skills through completing different tasks at the farm and developed their communication skills out in the community over the course of the year. Our students have gotten to know the animals and have really liked visiting them each week in between work sessions.

Finally, our Adventure Day with MAG 1 at Perth Zoo was enjoyed thoroughly by all. It was a great day and a fantastic opportunity for staff and students to reflect on the year we have had together. We were lucky enough to see the zoo staff attempting a training session with their resident crocodile!

We farewelled our graduating student Kynan this term. Kynan had a great time at all his graduation events– graduation night, assembly, and lunch at Mia Cucina. It was so very special to be a part of the festivities with you and celebrate your progress over your schooling career. Congratulations, thank you for the smiles this year and we wish you all the very best in your next chapter Kynan!

I would like to thank our fabulous Education Assistants for their ongoing commitment, the wonderful parents of our students for their ongoing support and our students for the joy they have brought to our classroom this year.

I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

Katherine Vales

MAG2 Teacher

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I am proud of all the students for the academic, physical, social and emotional goals that they reached this year. I would like to thank all the students’ parents, carers and therapists for their support throughout the year. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching 7-1 and wish the students all the best for next year.

Matthew- My favourite thing about Belridge is watching the garbage truck from our classroom. On YouTube, I like to watch rubbish trucks in action. My favourite movie is ‘The LEGO Movie’. My favourite song is ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake. On the weekend, I like to go for a drive with my Dad to see the cranes.

Sienna- My favourite things about Belridge are reading books from the library and typing. On YouTube, I like to watch Moana and space videos. My favourite movie is ‘High School Musical 2’. My favourite song is ‘Everyday’ from High School Musical. On the weekend, I like to go to Busselton and the drive-ins with my family.

Evie- My favourite thing about Belridge is playing with the hula hoops. On YouTube, I like to watch Mind Candy. My favourite movie is ‘Frozen 2’. My favourite song is ‘Into the Unknown’ from Frozen 2. On the weekend, I like to play outside, ride my bike at the park and eat pizza.

Hayley- My favourite things about Belridge are making video clips for our assembly items and playing in the garden. On YouTube, I like to watch The Fun Squad and Ninja Kidz. My favourite movie is ‘Coraline’. My favourite song is ‘Easy on Me’ by Adele. On the weekend, I like to watch YouTube and Tik Tok videos.

Wil- My favourite thing about Belridge is playing with my friends. On YouTube, I like to watch Ninja Kidz TV. My favourite movie is ‘Teen Titans’. My favourite song is ‘Rolex’ by Ayo and Teo. On the weekend, I like to walk my dog Jet to the park, watch my brothers play lacrosse, play golf and go to the dog beach.

Lily- My favourite things about Belridge are spelling, learning and playing in the garden. On YouTube, I like to watch ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’. My favourite movie is ‘Despicable Me’. My favourite song is ‘Wakka Wakka’ by Shakira. On the weekend, I like to spend time with my family and go bike riding.

Jamie- My favourite thing about Belridge is socialising with my friends and teachers. On YouTube, I like to watch action movies and the football. I like to watch scary movies. My favourite song is ‘Friday ft. Mufasa and Hypeman’ by Riton x Nightcrawlers. On the weekend, I like to watch the news, eat hot chicken and watch Mum play AFL.

Phoebe- My favourite thing about Belridge is hanging out with my best friend Lily. On YouTube, I like to watch Fun Squad and Ninja Kidz. My favourite movie is ‘Sing’. My favourite songs are ‘I’m Still Standing’ from the ‘Sing’ movie and ‘Halloween Night’ by The Fun Squad. On the weekend, I like to have play dates with Bonnie.

Daisy Llanwarne

7-1 Teacher

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7-2 have been working hard until the end of term.

At our assembly last week all students hard work was recognized as all of the students won a merit certificate.

In English we have been watching Christmas adverts and making up our own stories using the characters and settings in them.

The photos below show us sharing our stories and reading them to our peers in class.

We have really enjoyed swimming this term. Everyone’s favourite part is using the whirl pool at the end of the lesson.

Best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the holiday break!

Chloe Jordan

7-2 Teacher

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As the year ends, let's reflect on the marvellous journey taken and the amazing accomplishments achieved by these 8 young men.

Starting at a new school can be intimidating, but these courageous young men rose to the occasion by challenging themselves and have made a great start to their time at Belridge. I hope they are proud of themselves for all that they have accomplished this year.

It has been a busy term. We participated in a Recoverables incursion where we had the opportunity to make a small self-sustaining greenhouse using recycled organics and bottles.

At our Market Day the students sold the products they had made and ran educational recycling games.

We have also been learning First Aid and how to respond in an emergency situation.

I would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful support teams of family and carers who help get these brilliant young men to school every day. Thank you to the astoundingly awesome 7-3 team for all your hard work. Your passion and dedication have made this a truly remarkable year. Thank you to the super students of 7-3 for the great conversations and all the effort you have put in this year. It has been an honour to get to know these young men and watch them challenge themselves and grow.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday break and all the best for your future. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Stay classy 7-3.

Simon Malloy & the 7-3 Team.

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We have had a great year in Year 8 this year. Our year has been filled with lots of new experiences such as making new friends and learning new skills as well as continuing to learn how to be a member of the Belridge Community.

This last term has been filled with finishing off activities. In D&T we finished our chopping boards, we have loved making our ginger bread Christmas trees and abstract hand pictures in Art. Recently, we had a great time on our excursion to mini golf as part of our Adventure Day.

The teachers have made wonderful connections with all of our students. We wish them all the best for the holidays and look forward to seeing them next year.

What did you like about Year Eight?

Ashleigh: I liked to make friends.

Ateeequ: I like Mrs Oldfield.

Kopelynn: I like my friends.

Eliana: I like drawing on my iPad.

Liam: I like doing the timetable.

Brock: I liked art.

James: I like sport.

Joel: Recess time and football.

Helen Carlyon

8-1 Teacher

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2021 has been an amazing year for all of us in Year 8-2. Our students have demonstrated excellent progress in their learning, and developed in maturity over the year.

It has been really pleasing to observe all of our students becoming more understanding of each other over the year and further developing their friendships.

We have been on some wonderful excursions to Boola Bardip Museum, Scitech and Belsurf. There have been interesting incursions including a Chinese New Year Lion Dance, Derek Nannup and West Oz Wildlife.

2021 has been a wonderful year. We have thoroughly enjoyed working together with such an amazing group of young people and thank all their parents and carers for their support.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and will see you all in 2022.

Pauline Egan

8-2 Teacher

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What have the students enjoyed most about being in Year 9?

Riley: "My favourite part was going to play mini golf and playing in the park. I enjoyed painting activities and making Halloween art."

Sari: "My favourite part of Year 9 was going to the shops on a Thursday for lunch and being creative in our Art lessons."

Jayden: "My favourite part of Year 9 was making friends with Jada, learning outside and playing on the bikes."

Abigail: "My favourite part of Year 9 was going to SciTech with my class and learning outside for Maths and Science."

Thaya: "My favourite part of Year 9 was always dancing with my friends."

Grace: "My favourite part of Year 9 was going to ECU to do the sports clinic and learning about volcanoes in Science."

Jada: " My favourite part of Year 9 was riding the bikes in sport and making lots of artwork."

Well done for a great year 9-1!

Thank you for allowing me to be your teacher.

Keira Savin

9-1 Teacher

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What a great and successful Market Day it was for the class of 9-2. All items made by the class were sold and the students enjoyed the wonderful experience of running their stall for the day.

It has been wonderful to see the friendships between students develop over the course of the year. The students have had an extraordinary year and they are now coming to the end of Year 9 and are anxiously awaiting what Year 10 has in store for them.

The class has been happily decorating the room with a Christmas theme. The tree is up and decorations are much to be admired.

Many thanks to the EA's of 9-2 for all their hard work through the year. Your work and dedication with the students has been incredible.

On behalf of all staff and students of 9-2, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

John Pantelis

9-2 Teacher

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What a year .... what a great group of students!

2021 has been a busy and fulfilling year with a diverse range of events, excursions and enjoyable learning opportunities. The students in 10-1 have embraced these opportunities and challenges furthering their personal growth and development. We had an action packed year of learning and fun to enhance our regular teaching and learning including:

  • Community Access to: Joondalup Library, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Yagan Square, Alexander Library, WA Museum Boola Bardip and viewing at Grand Cinemas.
  • DFES to: Ern Halliday, DFES Heritage Centre, Kings Park, Perth Zoo, Constable Care, Landsdale Farm, Whitford Sea Rescue and Mullaloo Beach Clean up.
  • Incursions by: Derek Nannup - Noongar education, Transperth Education session, Scitech and visiting First Nations artist for a whole school mural.
  • Workplace Learning

There is so much much more that the students participate in every day, just too much to list in one small newsletter!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff in 10-1, Brooke McCamish, Kim Adams, Anastasia Bagiatis, Sophie Bennett and Anne Leroy for their support, hard work and dedication. Without them many of the wonderful projects and events wouldn't have come to fruition. I would like to also thank my beautiful students for their determination and hard work over the year. It has been a privilege and an honour teaching them and getting to know them in 2021.

Keep working hard in 2022 and ENJOY! Have a happy, safe and relaxing holiday!

Susan Osborne

10-1 Teacher

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What a fantastic year we have had in Year 10-2. The students have all grown so much and have enjoyed the many new experiences throughout the year. Big hits for all the students were Community Access, DFES excursions and Work Experience. Here is what they had to say about the year!


I enjoyed being with my friends. We did Community Access. I quite enjoyed it. We did Work Experience. I worked at Pet City. I didn’t enjoy that because I had to clean the fish tank and the water was freezing. I also got to be a Student Councillor; it was quite hard.


In Year 10, I liked going to the beach clean-up. It was fun. I liked going to the movies. It was exciting. We did a lot of stuff this year. I’m going to miss Year 10.


I thought Year 2021 was an amazing year for me because I had the lovely Ms Finn again, to teach me fun stuff. Going out on Community Access to different places was always awesome and it will remain that way in Year 11 and 12. I look forward to seeing what Mr Cann has in store for me in 2022.


In Year 10 I enjoyed getting to be in such a wonderful class with wonderful students, wonderful EAs and the most wonderful one of them all, My year 10 teacher Ms Finn. I enjoyed going to the movies with 10.2 and watching “A boy called Christmas” and I enjoyed the experience that I got in Year 10. I’ve cherished every moment with my classmates, my EAs and Ms Finn, they have made me who I am today and that I’m grateful for.


THANKYOU! Ms Finn, Ms Ranasinghe, Mr Partridge, Mr Monrose, Ms H, MS S, Mr M, Mr N, Mr AJ, Ms C, Mr C, Ms M, Ms T, Ms B, Ms M, Mr V, Ms Jenine Wall, Ms Hughes, Ms Hutchings for being there for me when I needed it.


I really enjoyed Year 10 this year. And my favourite part of the year was going to the Cinema, going to the graduation and Belsurf at the start of the Year.


What are we going to start with? I Know! 2021 is a good year for me. My teacher in my classroom (Ms Finn) is my favourite teacher in my school. I sometimes make fun of her and/or make her laugh. There are a bit of ups and downs this year but it turned out okay at the end. Market Day turned out good this year, so did Workplace Learning. Now I have a SoundCloud thing and I have 5 followers and everything went OK. I liked everything that happened this year, like releasing an album on Sound Cloud. Hope to see more amazing stuff in 2022. Love and Respect xxx


In Year 10 I like doing Community Access. Just going out doing stuff like watching a Movie.

We have had a fantastic year and I would like to thank Mr Partridge and Mrs Ranasinghe for their ongoing and consistent support throughout the year. The students and myself appreciate everything you do!!! Thankyou to all the students for the fun, laughter, hard work and commitment to learning. Have a fantastic 2022 and enjoy your journey.

Aileen Finn

10-2 Teacher

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The end of the school year is fast approaching, with the students in 10-3 continuing to work well across all areas of the curriculum!

The recently held Market Day was a great success, with our students working very hard, making a variety of items, which all sold very quickly. The students also ran a fun recycling activity, where participants were invited to select which bin (red, yellow or green) rubbish should be put into. Our thanks to everyone who came along and supported the day!

As part of their DFES course, the students recently visited Mullaloo Beach, where they participated in a clean-up of the beach and surrounding areas. Back at school, a well-earned hot dog was enjoyed by everyone for lunch!

In Community Access, the class made two trips to Zone Bowling, Joondalup. All students thoroughly enjoyed competing with their peers, congratulating each other as the pins fell!

Thank you to all parents for your support this year, and to the staff in our room (Mrs Blackie, Ms Street and Mr Moore) for your wonderful efforts. Thank you also to the fabulous students, who consistently worked to the best of their ability, I wish you all every success in the future.

Enjoy the holiday everyone!

Stephen McMahon

10-3 Teacher

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Market Day was a fantastic success with all students assisting with the 11-1 stall as well having the opportunity to look at what the other classes had accomplished. The students had organised 16 boxes of lucky dips with a golden ticket prize of free lego, which was won by a student from Joondalup Primary School. There were magnets, bath salts, student designed photos frames and mugs, plus sensory bottles and pot pourri sold on the day. Many thanks to Carlo’s family for donating plants that the students painted pots for and sold with the other plants.

The Year 11 students enjoyed the DFES incursion that involved two volunteers with their dogs who visited our school to talk about how they donate their time to help the police find missing people. The dogs were very well trained and the volunteers do an awesome job in helping our community.

Another DFES excursion involved going to Fremantle Sea Rescue to listen to the volunteers on the radio talking to people who need help on the water with their boats. The Year 11 students were able to recite the phonetic alphabet which is important when communicating on the radio and learnt that if we take a boat out on the water we must know the boat’s registration.

Year 11-1 should be super proud of their effort and achievements which they have displayed in their Workplace Learning placements, DFES, Agrifoods, all their ASDAN modules as well as being safe, respectful and responsible students at school and out in the community.

Wishing all students and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kim Butler

11-1 Teacher

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Well here we are, the final newsletter article for the year! How time flies and what better way to celebrate a successful 2021 campaign for class 11-2, than to highlight individual successes for each student.

Troy Adlem – You are to be congratulated for a fantastic year at Belridge. Your resilience, perseverance and dedication to your Workplace Learning, Agri-Foods Certificate I course and the ASDAN Short-course in Volunteering is to be celebrated. You have spent much time outside, working hard, planting a beautiful array of flowers and plants, and you have worked well with your team by providing support and mateship. Well done Troy!

Xander Baily – Xander, your performance in General Automotive with the mainstream students this year has been phenomenal. Feedback from Mr Bond and then the relief teacher has been stellar, and you should be very proud of how you’ve applied yourself in a mainstream course. Congratulations mate!

Libby Brown – although not directly related to school, but successfully gaining your manual driving licence is a massive achievement! We know how important this was to you and for you to triumph at this is amazing. Now you can get yourself to see your horses as often as you like! Really well done and super proud of you!

Megan Daff – Megan, the mature way you have conducted yourself at WPL this year has been brilliant. At both placements, you have shown competency in working in the workplace and performed all tasks given professionally. These skills will hold you in great stead leading into future life beyond school. Well done!! PS: keep up the singing and dancing, we love it! Wham Wham!!

Zoe Felstead – Congratulations on an all-round fantastic year 11. A highlight of your year must be winning Champion Girl for Year 11. Your sporty, energetic and enthusiastic nature assisted you in competing in all events and coming away as the ultimate winner for your year group. I have really enjoyed playing soccer with you during recess and lunch times and I hope you keep up the sporting endeavours in years to come! Well done Zoe!

Liam Keating – What would our class be without Mr Keating providing us with humour, structure and movie references? Liam, I have thoroughly enjoyed being your teacher this year and it has been a privilege to watch you grow as a young and mature young man. A highlight that comes to mind for me is your video that you produced way back in Term 1. The way you presented the year 11 Fitness Review was excellent and your confidence in performing really shone through. Great stuff mate and congratulations on a super year!

Jen Mason – Jen, it’s tough to pick just one highlight for you! There’s your participation in recess and lunch sports, your fantastic work at WPL, your amazing skills in Agri-Foods and your overall schoolwork is of high quality. One highlight though shines through most and that is your leadership, team spirit and commitment in Volunteering. Every Friday at Volunteering you have worked tirelessly and without complaint. You lead from the front and have provided a great service to Mullaloo Beach as well as the wider Joondalup Community. All I can say is thank you for your work!

Isaac Sharp – Isaac, you are to be commended for how you have settled into school life here at Belridge. It is tough to join a new school at any time, but particularly in Year 11. Isaac, you have fast become a valued member of our school community and we love having you here as a student of our school. You have worked hard in all your education and your efforts at Good Sammy’s in Butler this year for WPL has been fantastic. Well done Isaac!

Matthew Taylor – Ah Matthew, or should I call you Mr Google?

Or is it Mr Tweeter now? Whatever the name, Matthew you are our MR Current Affairs! Whether it be a news story, a weather update or an update on COVID, we can rely on you Matthew to broadcast it to the class. I have really enjoyed watching you grow as a young man and see you develop your skills in all areas of schooling. Well done Matthew!

So here we are, all done and dusted for another year, and what a year it has been. I wish to thank all the students of 11-2 for a brilliant year and I wish you all the very best for the festive season. Finally, I want to thank all the Education Assistants that have worked with my class this year. All the achievements and successes that the students have experienced this year have been aided by your hard work and commitment to quality education.

All the best today and always,

Tom Cann

11-2 Teacher

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Year 12 is finishing with a bang! What a busy second half of term 12-1 has had.

We have had several DFES excursions. The Mullaloo Beach bike ride and picnic was an enjoyable day practising our bike skills and enjoying the weather with a picnic. We also had our camp day at Swan Valley Adventure Centre. The students had a fun filled time canoeing and flying through the air on the huge Flying Fox. So many brave students it was amazing!!!

The final car was washed for our Business Enterprise program raising much needed funds for Breast Cancer Care WA. 12-1 is extremely proud to announce they have raised $325.00 over the year. The funds will be donated in memory of one our staff, Mrs Jenny Winston.

Our Year 12 excursion to Outback Splash and the Maze was held on a hot sunny day so all students were able to fully enjoy the water slides and attractions. It was fantastic to see all students giving slides a go and some of those slides were huge!!!

Our final Graduation Assembly, Parent morning tea and Graduation Lunch all took place without a hitch. The students were very mature and responsible throughout the whole day. It was a credit to them and their increased maturity that they handled an action packed emotional day as they did.

All Year 12 students also completed and presented their gift to the school of the Indigenous garden outside the Staff Study. The garden show cases local native flora and two discs painted with pictures of local fauna within a path of pebbles and limestone rocks. Students did a great job and the area looks fantastic!

The staff of 12-1 wish all our wonderful year 12 students all the best for their futures outside of school. We know they are all Superstars and we will miss you all.

Wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tonya Vander Loop, Janine Razza, Vanessa Lund, Vicki McEvoy, Linda Ray and Sue King.

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It has been an unforgettable couple of weeks for the 12-2 class. Everyone enjoyed the graduation celebrations on Wednesday 1st December, beginning with a whole school assembly, then a family morning tea next to our newly redesigned native garden and finally a wonderful lunch at Mia Cucina.

12-2 also worked extremely hard to create the destination signpost that is now a major feature in our school garden – The Patch. The class enjoyed creating the signs by cutting, sanding, designing and painting. The finished product is amazing! A big thank you to Mrs Hull for spearheading the project.

Our last Cobra Café was a massive Christmas Feast! The student and staff team did a mammoth job and when reflecting on the past year, it is extremely impressive to see how far the students have progressed in their cooking skills as well as working in a team, using initiative, problem solving and remaining calm in a fast-paced environment.

On Wednesday 8th December, the Year 12s had a fantastic day at Outback Splash. It was a perfect place to be in the hot weather and the waterslides were a massive hit!

Our last excursion of the year was on this Monday with the DFES team organising a trip to Swan Valley Adventure Centre to enjoy the flying fox and canoeing in the river. It was an amazing day ending with birthday cupcakes to celebrate Hayley’s 18th Birthday which is in the school holidays.

Workplace Learning has provided the 12-2 students with amazing opportunities throughout the year. Thank you to Ms Hughes, Mrs Brown and all of the WPL EAs who have supported the students. Sarah received positive feedback from both Library placements, William is the first person to receive a Certificate of Completion for the Mullaloo Coastal Care Program and William and Dylan have both been offered part time work at Fencemakers.

It has been a wonderful year with a fantastic team and many memories shared.

We wish everyone an amazing Christmas break and look forward to hearing from our Year 12s and their life after school adventures.

Ms Thompson, Mrs Wearing, Mrs Williams, Mrs Willis and Ms Mellows

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What a term for all the DFES Cadets - filled with adventure and new learning opportunities. The cadets have grown not only in height but in self-confidence and individual abilities.

During the term we organised one incursion to the school, for the year 10’s,11’s and 12's Cadets where the SES Dog team visited the school. What a wonderful opportunity for the cadets to experience and learn what is included within such an organisation.

In Term Four, the Year 10 cadets visited the Cannington Recycling Centre where they gained an understanding of the importance of the three R’s (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle). To promote the elimination of single use plastic all of the cadets made their own bees wax wraps to take home.

Lastly the year 10’s had a lovely morning helping the community at Mullaloo Beach by cleaning up rubbish along the beach ways and park area and then sorting them into the recycling components.

The Year 11 ‘s cadets visited the Fremantle Sea Rescue where we had an amazing presentation and tour of the headquarters and radio communication towers. The Year 11’s final excursion and camp day was in the Swan Valley where they had to build a catapult in teams using the materials given. And let’s just say the students were much better than the staff.

The Year 12’s had a fun filled Term 4. Their last Market Day at Belridge was a huge success where we sold out of our sausage sizzle and some Macramé that the students learnt to do while knot tying.

The final unit studied leads onto the year 11 and 12 students being given the opportunity to participate in a day camp during Term Four. These camps enable the students to put into practice their communication skills, as well as working together on their teamwork and in a group setting.

We also had a lovely day spent bike riding at Mullaloo beach and a BBQ to follow. The year 12’s had their Camp Day at Swan Valley where the students participated in the giant flying fox and Canoeing. A day of Fun had by all!!

Finally, we would like to extend a massive THANKYOU to all the people who made 2021 possible and to all of our wonderful cadets who always give 100% and make this course such a pleasure to teach.

Enjoy and stay safe during the holidays.

Chris van den Broeke, Nicola Long & Jade Mountjoy

The DFES Team

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Market Day

Our annual Market Day was held on Thursday the 18th of November.

Once again, it was a roaring success. The class stalls were overflowing with items made by the students from snowmen and christmas owls to succulent bowls and calendars. The cafe was pumping out barista coffees and 'Belridge Teas', the DFES sausage sizzle was sizzling and class 7-1 were rolling out crepes. Rest assured no one went home hungry.

For the second year, staff independently ran a cupcake fundraising stall in memory of a much loved staff member - Jenny Winston. The stall raised a massive $750 which will be donated to Breast Cancer WA in Jenny's memory. Fantastic effort and congratulations to Jade Mountjoy for all her hard work and passion for this project!

Thank you to students, staff and our Belridge Community for making it such a fantastic day.

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The Faces of Market Day

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Farewell to the Class of 2021

On behalf of everyone here at Belridge, we wish each and every one of our Year 12 students the very best for their future endeavours and may all your dreams come true!

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School Photo Day 2022

Friday 4th of February (Week 1) is School Photo Day at Belridge.

Order forms will be sent home when students return to school in the new year.

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