Brisby’s Blog

Thank God, He is not like us!

I admit it. It was completely irrational. I have no-where to go but straight to, ‘I made a mountain out of a molehill'… So I have been having this battle with our tractor. The front tyres take it in turns to deflate over a couple of days, meaning every time I want to use the ...

2020-10-20T14:45:03+11:00Thursday, 10 September 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Relationships are the Bedrock of Life

Friends of ours have this house. I think you’d call it a ‘work in progress’… At the start, the plan was pretty simple (and modest). As my mate explained all those years ago, stick a three bedroom home on the farm they had bought that would, “Keep the rain off the kids, the dust off ...

2020-10-20T14:45:10+11:00Thursday, 3 September 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

You Will Never Face a Problem Alone

Are you sick of COVID-19 yet? I am……..! Lately, I found myself not wanting to miss the first few minutes of the News because that’s when they gave the latest ‘figures’ out of Victoria. And then you get to hear about the latest idiotic thing done by a ‘border runner’. You know the story. Newsreader: ...

2020-10-20T14:45:16+11:00Friday, 28 August 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Don’t Focus on the Problems, Focus on the Solutions!

Some days having mechanical knowledge can be a real help. First race meeting since the COVID restrictions came into play. When I unpacked everything after the last race meeting at Bathurst it was all working fine. So Saturday morning I go to load the race car, and the hydraulics on the trailer won’t work! I ...

2020-10-20T14:45:24+11:00Wednesday, 19 August 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Give it a Red Hot Crack!

Week 3 11/8/2020 Race tracks are like people. Once you get to know them, you discover most have a personality... Ringwood Motorsport Park near Newcastle is one of those technical, tight, low-speed tracks. It’s a frustrating place in a heavy and powerful car that likes to be turned loose. Any track that we don’t use ...

2020-10-20T14:45:30+11:00Friday, 14 August 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Every Problem has a Solution

So we got a week or so away camping down near Newcastle during the holidays. The lead up had been pretty hectic, and I hadn’t been well for a couple of weeks, but we just knew we had to get away for a bit. Armed with three ‘negative’ COVID-19 test results under my armpit, we ...

2020-10-20T14:45:36+11:00Thursday, 6 August 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

A Blessing and A Friend

Some of you may have noticed Mr. Fowler has not returned this Term. For those of you who haven’t come across Steve, he’s been one of our senior Science teachers for the past eight years. Physics and Chemistry have been Steve’s passion for a lot of his teaching career, which like Moses has spanned a ...

2020-10-20T14:45:44+11:00Wednesday, 29 July 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

What are you serious about?

For me it is sport. It is the combination of intellectual challenge and physical endurance where you wear the other side down to the point where their heads explode. It is a combination of cracking moves and outright cheating that pushes the other side towards mental breakdown. I am, of course, talking about the playing ...

2020-10-20T14:45:54+11:00Friday, 26 June 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Remember the days of the old school yard……..

I’m often amused by the excuses some students offer for their behaviour when they find themselves sitting in my office. Now to be fair, before you get to my office you have probably been in and out of a couple of others along the way, so most are feeling the pressure by the time they ...

2020-10-20T14:45:59+11:00Friday, 19 June 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

There is nothing ever really old……

So there are these windows. Twenty years ago I came across this set of windows. They were being chucked out by someone, and to be honest I forget who, but I saw the potential. I just knew that hiding under all of that tacky white paint that was all peeled and cracked was cedar. And ...

2020-10-20T14:46:05+11:00Friday, 12 June 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|
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