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|

So How Do You Take Criticism?

There’s one thing I never do...I never tell a baseballer how to pitch the ball. Whilst I am perfectly capable of chucking a ball down the paddock for our German Shepard to go chase, and can certainly handle a game of cricket in the back yard with the grandkids, a baseballer I am not! There ...

2020-10-20T14:47:10+11:00Friday, 22 May 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Where do you stand on the podium?

There are two ways to look at this! One way is, ‘I came third in the Australian Championships… flogged, beaten, thrashed, I’ll never get behind the wheel of a race car again, nobody will ever respect me, the glass is less than half full!’. The other way to look at life, ‘I had a great ...

2020-10-20T14:47:14+11:00Friday, 8 May 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Anything worth doing is worth doing right!

This is a bloke thing, so bear with me! Years ago, when I was working in the aircraft industry I bought a tool box, and a bunch of tools that one of the tradesman had put down on a list of ‘must haves’. As an apprentice I was earning thirty two dollars a week, so ...

2020-10-20T14:47:29+11:00Monday, 27 April 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

When our choices lead us into the middle of mud

It’s that sinking feeling that kind of oozes into your heart as the world goes south! You know the one. You make a decision, implement the cunning plan, only to see it slip away in the mess that it was always destined to be. So here we are, four blokes out for a day to ...

2020-10-20T14:48:48+11:00Thursday, 16 April 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|
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