Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Back to school
The 2019 school year has kicked off at Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah with ruach (spirit) and excitement. Following on from some exceptional VCE results in 2018 (with several perfect study scores achieved), students were all smiles on the first day of school. Introductory sessions to orient the Foundation, Year 7 and VCE students were held prior to the first day of school and helped all students begin the school year on a positive note. Meet and Greet sessions and a YBR Pre-Schools BBQ welcome event offered opportunities for parents, teachers and students to meet and connect. Welcoming twelve classes of eager kinder students to the YBR family this year, along with five Foundation classes across Yeshivah and Beth Rivkah, student numbers continue to grow and extra classes have been added to cater to demand. A transition class within the Gurewicz Early Learning Centre is a new addition to the kinder mix this year, providing an age-appropriate program within the kinder framework to cater for children whose birthday falls just shy of the official kinder cut-off date. Across the school grounds at Yeshivah Secondary, the tired court surfaces have been given a face-lift thanks to the Pick My Project campaign that took place in 2018. The votes accumulated by YBR secured the win and has resulted in a much-anticipated change of the old, uneven court surfaces at the boys high school to a pristine, useable and functional play area and all-abilities sports surface for students. The team of dedicated, enthusiastic and caring Jewish and General studies staff across the YBR Pre-Schools, Primary and Secondary are continuously developing their skills and will continue to deliver the outstanding educational and extra-curricular offerings at YBR. Staff work collaboratively to create exciting and engaging curricula and in-class material and ensure that up-to-date technological methods 3D printers, STEM and coding are utilised to enhance classroom activities. With camps, Shabbat getaways, school productions, sporting events and learning challenges just a few of the events on the cards for 2019, Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah students and staff look forward to a successful year of learning, laughter, and providing an environment in which children of all ages and backgrounds can flourish and achieve their very best.