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2014 has proved to be a fun, successful year for the Briggs
House Community. The first House competition for the year
was the Swimming Carnival, which was a very enjoyable day
for all the Brigglets involved. There was amazing participation
and House spirit from all year groups, especially the Year 6s
who were new to the whole experience, and some amazing
individual and team results. The Year 12 group led some
impressive House cheers which drowned out the other Houses,
a sign of the Briggs House spirit that continued for all other
events. It was a great first House competition with Briggs
House placing third overall.
The next House event on the calendar was the Briggs
House Chapel Service organised by the Year 11 students. The
theme chosen for this year’s service was ‘happiness’. It was an
outstanding night, with all of the Year 11s working extremely
hard to not only organise a great service and activities such
as ‘Laugh Yoga’, but also show the leadership skills that prove
Briggs House is in good hands for next year.
The Athletics Carnival held at St Leonards was a great event
for the Year 12s to show their leadership by helping out
the younger students in the House and making sure every
competitor got to their event on time. The Year 12s dressed
up in the ‘Beauty and the Geek’ theme for the day, which led
to some interesting male beauties! All of the Brigglets showed
their House spirit by encouraging fellow athletes throughout
the day and we were very pleased with third placing overall.
The next event on the College calendar was the Cross
Country Carnival, which proved to be very competitive. Even
with a hill that seems to be getting steeper every year, the
Brigglets were keen to give it their all and do their best. There
were some amazing individual achievements, with some
students even running in two age groups! Overall, we finished
second, although we were challenging for first all throughout
The next competition for the year was undoubtedly the
hardest, most competitive and most rewarding of them all:
the Singing Carnival. This year’s theme was ‘So Fresh’ songs
from 2005-10. After listening to many songs and having long
discussions, we decided on Wish You Well by Bernard Fanning.
All of the Briggs House students should be congratulated on
the way they listened and the effort they put into rehearsal;
it definitely showed on the competition day. Starting the
competition off with a well-performed, humorous skit – aided
by Mr Morris – the Briggs students then proceeded to give it
their all. All the hard work that the students, and especially the
Year 12s, put into the song paid off when Briggs House placed
first overall, breaking our 14-year drought!
The final House competition for the year was the Debating
Competition. With a very strong line-up of debaters from all
year levels, this was Briggs House’s last chance to take top
honours in a House competition. After strenuous preparation
by all involved, we began well by winning all three of our first
debates, securing a place in the final, then went on to take
home the 2014 Debating shield.
Throughout the year, Briggs House also participated in a
great initiative to raise awareness of the problems associated
with gambling. For this, the Year 12s had to construct and teach
dance moves to the House which would be performed as a
surprise in a Middle School Assembly. It was a great way to not
only raise awareness and have fun but also bring the House
closer together. It was a fantastic event and we won $500 for
our entry, which we donated to our sponsor child and to the
Make a Wish Foundation.
Being a member of Briggs House has been an amazing
experience that as Year 12s we will never forget. The House
and community spirit that all Brigglets have is beyond
comparison. Everyone is supportive and encouraging of others,
making House activities and competitions very enjoyable for
everyone, and definitely a highlight of school life. This incredible
House spirit has been shown all throughout the year in our
participation, ‘can do’ attitude and our achievements. We hope
that all year 12s will take this attitude into the next stage of
their lives, as it will ensure great success. The friendships that
have been formed across all age groups, through Tutor Group
and other House activities, is another aspect of Briggs House
that will be greatly missed.
On behalf of the entire Year 12 group, we would like to
thank all tutors and staff for their efforts in organising many
fun activities such as the Briggs House Movie night and for the
friendships and laughs that have been shared with us over our
schooling years. A huge thank you must go to Mr Batten and
Mr Smith for all of the outstanding work that they have put into
Briggs House, and for everything they do behind the scenes
that makes the year run so smoothly. The support they have
given to us in our role as House Captains has made the position
so rewarding and enjoyable and we will never forget our time as
the Briggs House Co-captains for 2014. Without such dedicated
and supportive staff members and House Heads, Briggs would
not have the strong culture we pride ourselves on. To every
student in Briggs House, thank you for your outstanding efforts,
and for making this year so memorable and enjoyable!
We wish Briggs House all the best in the future! Go Briggs!
Skye Ranicar & Sam Williams
Co-Captains of Briggs House
Briggs Yrs 6, 7 & 8 Back row: Oliver Marshall, Caitlin Chugg, Grace Dunn, Alice Breier, Liam French, Ryan Sherriff, Joe Vialle, Liam Summers, Tom Hood, Josh Thomson, Georgia
Callanan, Kate Gregg, Juliette Emery Sherrard, Zac Stonjek. Third row: Sam Spires, Jacinta Stocks, India Veevers, Bronte Emery Sherrard, Rory Kruijswijk-Walsh, Rebekah Collins,
Sophie Loane, Zoe Yunk, Sophia Evans, Taylor Brown, Mia King, Claire Stevenson, Alex Grove. Second row: Grace Grove, William Beattie, Ned Napier, William Birchmore, Phoebe
Rae, Emma Clyde, Henry Napier, Annie Cullen, Lilli Woodham, Hamish Finn, Dylan Bremner, Nathan Cocks, Alex Milne, Georgia Watson, Mr Peter Smith. Front row: Roland
Lockwood, Heidi Robertson, Tabitha Glanville, Liam Hughes, Caitlyn Cutler, Siddhant Kohli, Hugh Loane, Charlotte Bell, Harrison Lewis, Alexander McCowan, Scarlett Veevers,
Luke Sherriff, Joanna Cameron, Hashnavi Ponnusamy, Connor Doughty. Absent: James Russell, Edward Watson, Lily Robertson, Ben Simpson, Charlie Griffiths.
Briggs Yrs 9-10 Back row: Angad Chahal, Will Cullen, Douglas Jones, Ben Grayson, Jacob Berends, Luke Passioni, Jackson Young, Jack Spires, Benjamin Brown, Jake Stonjek,
James Beattie, Yashvardhan Singh. Third row: Susie Love, Alexander Seen, Felix Keam, Georgia Harte, Victoria Napier, Jaimie Summers, Nikki Sainty, Emiily Hirst, Ebony Morice-
Smith, Eliza Roberston, James McCowan, Lachlan Bremner, Shannon de Sousa, Mr Tim Batten. Second row: Harry Dixon, Tom Milne, James Headlam, Evan Jones, Will Jones,
William Headlam, David Hodson, Luke Day, Kieran Clark, Lochie Todd, Jarvis Finn, Michael McKay, Angus Banks, Grayson Lester, David Morgan.First row: Victoria Eastoe, Josie
Robertson, Sarah Walker, Molly King, Madeline Crosby, Tory Hood, Aspen Sweeney, Alex Foggo, Jordan Holloway-Clarke, Aleyna Firat, Erin Martello, Hannah Viney, Heather
Collins, YaYa Mackeddie, Hannah Smith. Absent: Morrigan Guinane, Max Stevens, Connor Towns.
Briggs House Committee Back row: Evan Gale, Charles Eastoe, Zak Sainty, Sam Williams, Charles Headlam, Dean Saville, Tom Haley, Joe Lester. Second row: Sophie Lee, Riley
Jones, Frances Seen, Bridgett James, Skye Ranicar, Sophie Jones, Claire McClenaghan, Nick Rae, Tahlia McKinlay. Front row: Ashley Brown, Bonnie Milburn, Nicole Erwin, George
Waller, Nathan Watson, Zoe Lewis, Madeline Harte, Meredith Hodson. Absent: Tim Jones.
Briggs Yrs 11-12 Back row: Isaac Devereaux, Dean Saville, Nicholas Miller, Charles Headlam, Thomas Birchmore, Sam Williams, Zak Sainty, Joe Lester, Tom Haley. Third row: Hamish
Blanden, Charles Eastoe, Evan Smith, Brendan Smith, George Waller, Skye Ranicar, Evan Gale, Angus O’Toole, Elliot Rae, Ashan Ranmuthugala, Nick Rae, Mr Tim Batten. Second
row: Riley Jones, Joscelyn Creese, Elodie Harriman, Claire McClenaghan, Bridgett James, Em Burrows, Hannah Goddard, Sophie Jones, Frances Seen, Dana Lester, Simone
Saville, Nathan Watson. Front row: Ashley Brown, Bonnie Milburn, Nicole Erwin, Alice Holmes, Zoe Lewis, Tahlia McKinlay, Sophie Lee, Madeline Harte, Tayla Callanan, Jessica
Cowan, Abbey Watson, Meredith Hodson. Absent: Tim Jones, Dimity Keam, Benjamin Gerke.
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