Our vision, in partnership with the wider BHS community, is to empower students to be independent, articulate and confident thinkers and learners. As a collegial faculty we aim to develop the literacy, creativity and critical thinking skills of all students in a safe and dynamic learning environment where we foster a passion for learning and a passion for literature. By supporting individual learning needs, our students will be communicative and have the skills to embrace learning beyond the classroom.

Congratulations to the finalists for the 2018 PCS writing Competition

On November 27 finalists and their families were invited to a special awards ceremony at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale to celebrate the creative achievements. Of the nine students shortlisted, six were Barrenjoey students. Designed in current fashions of fast or flash fiction, the challenge was to be expressive but also succinct. Students were given a stimulus, a lighthouse, and were marked according to their control of language, their originality and their use of the stimulus. Students only had 500 words to make an impact on our judges (Libby Armstrong from Beachside Book and Alan Jones a writer and parent from Pittwater High).

Congratulations again to the finalists and thank you to all 33 Barrenjoey students who entered.

Belle Turner Year 11 (Stage 6 winner)

Flynn Maynard  Year 11 (Stage 6 second place)

Zoe Coles Year 10 (Stage 5 winner)

Bruna Gomes Year 10 (Stage 5 second place)

Lucinda Coolee Year 7 (Stage 4 second place)

Tim Bradford Year 7 (Stage 4 third place)

Photos courtesy of Zoe Kemp Year 11

Click on each of the winners’s names to read their work.

Congratulations to Bruna Gomes whose story was shortlisted in the Pittwater Writing Competition – you can read her work The Night Tour here

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