GERMAN EXCHANGE 2016
Follow our student’s blog to what they are up to on their German exchange: http://austausch2016.blogspot.de/
$6000 RAISED FOR THE SCHOOL FROM THE SOLD OUT 12 BRIGHT VINES 2015 VINTAGE!
Bruce and Annie Holmes from Ringer Reef presented VCAL students with a cheque for $6,000 raised through selling 48 dozen bottles of student grown sauvignon blanc – 12 Bright Vines 2015 Vintage. This represents $70 profit for each $80 box of wine sold, an incredibly generous gesture from Bruce & Annie. The money raised will be used to continue to fund the VCAL wine project into the future, including costs of students transport to and from the winery, printing wine labels, purchasing secateurs, installing an automatic watering system. The success of the project means that there will also be money available to fund other projects within the school. A true social enterprise, well done to all involved.
The labels for the new vintage are currently being printed and VCAL students will use the labelling machine at Ringer Reef next week to label the 300 bottles of the new vintage. Well done to Matilda Manning who received a cheque for $50 for winning the wine label design competition, thank you to all entries and to all who voted for their favourite label.
START SMART FINANCIAL LITERACY
Year 7 and 10 students had a visit from Eve from the CBA Smart Start program. Students learnt about smart spending, and how to save towards a financial goal. Further resources and information about the program can be found at http://startsmart.com.au/home/startsmart-programs/
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM AT BRIGHT P-12
Take a peek at this 3 minute video from the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurs about the ‘Social Enterprise in Schools’ program they have been delivering to eleven schools across the North East. The Year 5 and 6 students from Bright P-12 have joined the program this year, and you may just see some faces you recognise in the video.
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