The Big Question??????

There are some ‘big questions’ in life that just have to be answered. We’re not talking about things like, ‘Where do babies come from?’, although there is a TV ad getting around at the moment that covers that one off quite well much to the horror of the child who asked the question from the ...

2020-10-20T13:57:19+11:00Wednesday, 7 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

When Life doesn’t go as you Hoped!

I remember when I was a kid we lived at Oatley, a suburb in the St George area of Sydney. It was one of those ‘leafy’ middle-class areas on the Georges River where we were surrounded by bushland, mudflats and all sorts of possibilities as kids. Oatley was on one side of the river, and ...

2020-10-20T13:57:27+11:00Thursday, 1 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Is it Time to Set the Reset Button?

Flying in was an experience! It was late evening and a ground fog covered most of the landscape. That light, wispy grey that just hangs as the temperature drops and the humidity slips from invisible to visible. It had been a long flight in, and as we peered out over the nose of the aircraft ...

2020-10-20T14:43:54+11:00Thursday, 10 September 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

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|
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