Braemar News

The GVBR Team rode proudly into Geelong today, completing their rise that commenced last Sunday at Hall’s Gap in the Grampians.

The team encountered beautiful days, some cold starts, some head winds and some glorious views. The team consisted of Year 10 and 11 students, parents, old collegians and staff.

The Braemar schoolies alternative tour have arrived back in Colombo after travelling from Gaulle. They had some funds left over and visited an orphanage in Colombo to donate these to the sisters.

Here’s what’s on the College Calendar leading up to the end of the year.


After enjoying the Udawalawe National Park and the elephants, the Braemar group ventured to the coast of Sri Lanka to the ancient trading city of Gaulle. With its impressive architecture, especially the walls, it was a stark contrast to the Udawalawe National Park.

Today is the last day for the students working in the Monaragala School. The students have been working hard and we look forward to hearing and seeing what their achievements have been.

The Braemar College group has been met by the Principal at an assembly. They have planted some dragon fruit trees at the entrance to the school. The banner that they walked through was made by the students and is constructed out of polystyrene and painted. It says “we warmly welcome everybody”.  The symbols are of prosperity.

The following Items of Lost Property can be collected from Ms James’ office.

A number of our talented musicians will be performing at the this year’s Carols by Candlelight in Macedon.

Year 11 girl’s band, Screw Loose will open the event and there will also be performances by individual musicians on the night.

The work at the Monaragala School continues. The Braemar students contain to paint the buildings to make the school a more attractive place to live and go to school. The younger  Sri Lankan students make play things out of the paint lids, creativity at work.

The group has now trekked to the top of Adam’s Peak and enjoyed the sunrise. This was a tough climb. A quote from the group was “totally exhausting – amazing views @ 2200m . 8 hours up and back – legs don’t work. I think 5500 steep stairs.”