Brindabella Christian College

Message from our Principal

Dear Brindabella Christian College Community

At our Presentation Night last Thursday, we could see the many blessings that God has bestowed on the many College community. We celebrated the achievements and wonderful contributions in so many fields: in academic, leadership, community, sport and performing arts- all to the glory of God. Families able to attend this special event were witness to a fabulous night, pulled together by talented and committed staff to showcase our wonderful students. Congratulations to all involved. It was my first Presentation Night and I was mesmerised by the quality of the event and the talents of our students, from Kinder to Year 12. » Read More

Another celebration of the blessings of God on our College is our Year book for the Lyneham campus. Packs with this terrific publication included are available for collection this week. My special thanks to Anita Stephenson for driving this large piece of work; to the highly capable and adaptable administration team; to Julie Ford from the P & F for their efforts and organisation in getting the packs together; and to all the student helpers.

In addition to the Presentation Night, the Lyneham campus has been awash with graduation ceremonies! From our excited PKs graduating in front of a very large audience of family members last Friday afternoon, to the poised and mature Year 10s last Friday morning, our amazing Year 12s last Monday and the Year 4s and Year 8s this week. The Year 12s were very blessed to have General Angus Campbell, Chief of the Defence Force deliver the keynote address and to have Terry Baskerville to deliver such a Gospel focused pastoral message. The formal that night at Old Parliament House was a highlight- there were so many family and friends there to see some very polished arrivals, and then the night ran so well thanks to some great organisation by the students. The joy and the lovely company of all these students were evident in both events, and they are already so missed by the College.

The Year 10 Graduation service was also very well attended by parents and family, with a strong message delivered by a former staff member, Marcus MacDonald, who is now a university student interstate. He returned to give a powerful reminder of the full life available to the followers of Christ.

The ELC graduation last Friday afternoon was a great celebration of the end of PK, ready to join big school next year. The handmade and very colourful, personalised mortar boards were a lovely addition to a ceremony that marks the end of some important learning time. The carefully planned and professional approach to the learning of the PKs is something that continually impresses me, and one that I still mention at all Principal Tours- the quality of teaching and learning in our ELCs is so high.

The College was delighted to hear last week of more national success by our students. Elsewhere in the Newsletter more information can be found about the Australian Poster Competition, a project-based learning activity involving teams of two to five school students creating an informative poster presentation based on the collection and interpretation of data towards addressing a practical research question. A number of students in Year 8, 10 and 12 submitted posters for the competition and were successfully recognised for their efforts. The Yr 11 & 12 submission won the national award and the Yr 9 & 10 submission was a joint winner. Both posters now go into an international competition- this work was coordinated within the Maths Faculty by Dianna Fitzsimons.

Towards the end of November, World Children’s Day, created by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), saw the release of a new report showing children want more life-skills and practical skills for the future in school, including basic finance skills such as budgeting.

This year’s World Children’s Day looked at how schools and communities can best equip children for the future.

Children interviewed saw that technology will play a very important role in the future and they want their education to help them harness opportunities in this area. 

Chances are most of us remember life before the internet and yet for our children, life is unimaginable without it.   Digital technology has transformed the world we live in and young people are now the most connected of all age groups. As digital technology rapidly evolves, so can the risks children face online – from cyberbullying to misuse of their private information to online abuse and exploitation. For better and for worse, digital technology is an irreversible fact of our lives. How we minimize the risks while maximizing access to the benefits will help shape the lives and futures of a new generation of digital natives. As families and staff involved in a school caring for, and loving as Christ asks us to love, the young people here, we need to learn about the urgent need to make the internet safer for children, and we need to be able to support each other in having the tough conversations with our young people and follow through on and be consistent with the boundaries we set.

Staffing for teacher positions at the College next year is now finalised, with the exception of a few part time positions. A number of staff have acted in positions this year and I give my sincere thanks to Gus Weinberg, Paul Thompson, and Stacey Kernaghan. Vijy Antony has agreed to continue act as Head of Faculty- Science, and I am most grateful to her. I am also incredibly grateful to Suzanne Power who has acted as Deputy Principal- Lyneham campus and has done so with competency, good humour and provided terrific support to me and the Heads of Faculty.

I am also very grateful to our counsellor, Kerry Marshall from Catholic Care, who has worked effectively across both campuses this year, and provided a highly professional service of wise, kind, effective and loving help to our students- she is a gifted professional and will be very missed.

The names of teachers on classes Kinder to Year 6 are in the respective school report areas of this newsletter. Staff in senior positions are as follows:

Rachel McClure: Deputy Principal- Lyneham campus

Richard Gallagher: Deputy Principal- Charnwood campus

Suzanne Power: Director, School Improvement

Head of Pastoral Care- Junior School: Rebecca Jefferys

Head of Pastoral Care- Middle School: Paul Thompson

Head of Pastoral Care- Senior Secondary: Keturah Jones.

Director, ELC & OSHC: Tammy Brown

Head of Faculty- Mathematics: Linda Johnson

Head of Faculty- Science (acting): Vijy Antony

Head of Faculty- Languages: May Liu

Head of faculty- Performing Arts and Technology: Gemma White

Head of Faculty- English- Stacey Kernaghan

Head of Faculty- HASS: Peter Bishell

Head of Faculty- Information Technology- Rachel Richards

Head of Faculty- Enrichment and Learning Support (acting): Denise MacDonald

Head of Faculty- HPE: Raylee Kelly

School Psychologists: Raechel Fowler; David Cleverly.

At the Junior School nativity play last Friday afternoon, the students were very clear on the reason for this Christmas season that is approaching us at a great speed- Jesus is the reason for this season. Jesus came to offer truth and light and we need to make His good news known.

The Bible is clear on why Jesus came to earth to live as a man among us- John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. And in John 18:37 ‘You are a king, then!’ said Pilate. Jesus answered, ‘You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me’.

Jesus also came to deal with our sins- Matthew 20:28 Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. And Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. And again in Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Also 1 Timothy 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

During an enrolment interview with a family very recently from a non-English speaking country known for its atheism, I asked what they knew about Christianity. One of the children spoke up and told me the one verse from the Bible that he knew from attending a Christian camp, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). This speaks volumes about everything we need to know about our loving Lord God.

May you have a fantastic Christmas and time of rest with your family.

God bless you.

Christine Lucas






Whole School News

It’s Our Future Earth Conference, Mauritius

A team of four students, Maxwell, Lachlan, Nandini and Benjamin, accompanied by Mrs Fitzsimons, had the incredible privilege of participating in the It’s Our Future Earth conference 2.0 in Mauritius. Over the 3 days of the conference, the team, in conjunction with a number of schools from around Australia and Mauritius, developed an international plan for sustainable development based around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This event was the culmination of months of work drafting a similar plan for ACT and another for Australia as a whole. Based around skills like business planning and management, the course and conference aims to help solve issues surrounding sustainability by teaching us students how to business plan and translate those plans into action. Over the 3 days of the course, we created the first International Young Person’s Plan for the Planet, as well as exploring the island and meeting students from around the world.

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Reflections from the students.

The first day of conference was focused primarily on creating our international plan. After the program was opened by the High Commissioner of Australia to Mauritius, each school presented how they had developed their local state plan, before we were split up into groups based on each of the 17 sustainable development goals. In these groups we identified the priorities for each goal, and developed plans to address these issues. Then we travelled to the other side of the island to visit Île aux Aigrettes, an island nature reserve that preserves a slice of what Mauritius was like before the arrival of humans 400 years ago. On the island we learnt about biodiversity and conservation, and even met an 105 year old giant Tortoise called ‘Big Daddy’. Once night fell, we had a formal event to open the conference, where I presented a speech about the importance of the plan for the planet program before we listened to traditional Mauritian music and participated in some traditional Mauritian dances. Over the course, we also had the opportunity to see the work multiple Non-Governmental Organisations in sustainability and meet dignitaries like the Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius and the Acting President of Mauritius himself.

By Lachlan



The focus of day two was action — how we could take the plans and objectives we had developed over the course of the year and actually make them happen. Today’s portion of the conference took place at Curtin University campus Mauritius — a swanky place with a killer rec room. Once again we utilised business techniques like prioritisation matrices and the Pareto principle, and came out with a number of potential projects we could work on. These were designed within the scope of our local areas, our respective countries, or the international community. Examples included projects as simple as getting recycling bins for a school, or as complex as developing an international digital platform for scientific collaboration. Over the course of the day, we also had a number of student speakers talk about their role in conservation and sustainability projects, and many of these were very inspirational.

After the conference proper, we visited a traditional Hindu temple located on the island — cue 20-metre statues of lions and goddesses, and breathtaking views out to the ocean. That and a whole lot of stairs.

Our day concluded with a presentation ceremony, where student participants in the program received certificates and alumni badges, and teachers were bestowed flowers and other assorted niceties.

By Maxwell



Team Brindabella under the expert supervision of Mrs Fitsimons travelled to Mauritius to participate in the International Conference for Young Person’s Plan for the Planet. It involved the amalgamation of the national plans for Mauritius and Australia: ‘Young Mauritian’s Plan for the Planet’ and ‘Young Australian’s Plan for the Planet’ into the international plan for the planet (Young Person’s Plan for the Planet). These plans are centred around addressing the many sustainability issues in Mauritius and Australia through the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in every aspect in our society including sociology, environment and the economy. On our third day there, we visited the Mauritian Commercial Bank (MCB), a leading financial institution in Mauritius that actively promotes social welfare and natural resource protection. It had multiple solar panels installed to provide clean and renewable energy to their building. The building had a fascinating structure, including its elliptical shape. Additionally, the walls were constructed primarily out of glass windows, which provided natural light into the building without using electricity. Afterwards, we collaborated in groups to review and reflect on our plans and learn about leadership and mentoring. Lastly, we went to the beach to enjoy the Mauritian waters. Overall, we enjoyed the trip to Mauritius and learned many new things regarding Mauritian culture and how we can build a sustainable future!

By Nandini


The conference was of huge benefit to everybody. By being able to travel internationally, we were opened to viewpoint of our planet. The conference introduced us to different ways of thinking and made us aware of problems that were not just specific to Australia. And by interacting and taking with the students from Mauritius, we were taught new ways of solving problems; ways that we never would have thought of on our own. The conference was also invaluable because we were taught skills about leadership, mentoring and communication. These skills will no doubt be incredibly useful when we go into our different careers. Finally, the conference was also great because it taught us how to put our plans into action. We were given the skills we need to achieve the sustainable development goals, and we were also provided with a platform through which we could communicate with each other and create projects that will bring about positive change. This has motivated many students to innovate and create new ways to achieve sustainability. The conference was a great opportunity for everybody, and the memories, friendships and skills that were formed there will be remembered and used for years to come.

By Ben

Statistical Society of Australia’s 2018 National Schools Poster Competition

The Australian Poster Competition is a project-based learning activity involves teams of 2 to 5 school students creating an informative poster presentation based on the collection and interpretation of data towards addressing a practical research question. A number of students in Year 8, 10 and 12 submitted posters for the competition and were successful in being recognised for their efforts. » Read More


Year 7-8 Division

Winners

William and Christopher

Honourable Mention

Patrick and Dakota

Year 9-10 Division

Joint Winners

-          Taneesha and, Annick

-          Matthew and Pranav         

Honourable Mention

-          Maxwell and Lachlan

Year 11-12 Division

Molly and Madison

Honourable Mention

-          Ruan and Reilly  

-          Emma and Victoria

-          Harrison and Stephen

-          Tino


The winning entries of Taneesha and Annick and, Molly and Madison, will go to the international poster competition to be judged.

January 2019 Working Bee

Please join us for our first round of Working Bees. Help us prepare the College for your kids in the new year.

From Monday 21 to Saturday 26 January 2019, between 8am till 3pm each day. Come for a full day or just a few hours, all help is greatly appreciated and will counts towards your PIP hours.


To help Craig plan the week, please use the Trybooking link to indicate which day you are planning on joining him.


https://www.trybooking.com/ZXRP

Parentline ACT

Being a parent is the hardest job we’ll ever have. All parents at some time experience difficulties and stress.
Parentline ACT is a confidential and free telephone and face-to-face counselling and information service.

Phone Parentline if you would you like: » Read More

To talk with someone about those parenting issues.
Help with some ideas on raising children.
Support in the important job you are doing.
To know what is available for parents, teenagers and children.
To build better relationships in your family.
Help to understand your child or teenager’s behaviour.
Make an appointment for a counselling session.
Parentline ACT.
Monday to Friday (except on public holidays), 9am to 5pm.
Phone: 6287 3833

Communicating with School

We love hearing from our BCC families. Should you have a query or concern about your child’s learning please be sure to contact their Class, Pastoral or Connect Group teacher in the first instance. Should you not be able to resolve the matter, it is advisable to then make contact with their relevant Head of Faculty and Head of Pastoral. » Read More

This can be done by phoning the school or emailing the relevant staff member.

Phone: 02 6247 4644

All teachers have their unique email address using the following structure: givennamesurname@bcc.act.edu.au

e.g. anitastephens@bcc.act.edu.au

If you don't know your teacher's full name, please visit our BCC Phone app, as there is a list of Faculty Heads and Heads of Pastoral. 

Lyneham ELC News

ELC Lyneham Update

Dear Families,

We have had an incredible year and we would like to thank you for your commitment, time and support throughout this year. » Read More


As you travel and celebrate the holiday season, we pray that you are blessed and stay safe wherever you may go.

We have been on many different learning and experience journeys this year and are so thankful for these memories which we will cherish for years to come.

Bless you!

The ELC Team

Orientation for 2019 was a huge success! We had the unique opportunity to bond with our new children and families as they transition to school for the first time. All the staff and children at the ELC are excited to make new friends and learn together in the new year.

Our beautiful PKs have graduated and we are so proud of all the things they have accomplished this year. We pray that as they transition to Junior School that they remember that Christ goes before them and is with them always.



Lyneham Junior School News

Junior School Update

Dear Junior School,

As we come to the end of our 2018 school year I would like to thank every teacher, every student, every teacher assistant, every parent/grandparent volunteer for their time, energy, dedication and support given to the success of Junior School 2018. » Read More

We began the year with all the excitement of our new building and the, “there really is a slide inside” comments. To see the surprise and joy this slide brought to children’s faces is priceless and the novelty of using the slide never wore off. We have been blessed by our new building, and to have a space to call our own really created a feeling of community. This space meant we could have whole College assemblies/services where everyone could feel they were a valued member of the College.

Last week the Kindergarten children shared the Christmas story with Junior School. As a Junior School we were able to reflect on this story and celebrate the gift of Jesus and what this means for us. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

On Wednesday 12th December we celebrated with the Year 4 students as they had their Graduation Assembly. This was a lovely time where teachers shared their memories of the Year 4 students and Mr Thompson spoke about the journey ahead for them in Middle School.

It is with much excitement that the children will be placed in their 2019 class groups on Thursday. They will get to spend some time in this group, with their 2019 teacher. Our Junior School team for 2019 is:

Kindergarten: Mrs Gayle Smith, Miss Ashleigh Larson, Mrs Andrea Price

Year 1: Mrs Hayley deBruin, Miss Megan Taylor, Ms Melanie Atkinson

Year 2: Mrs Denise Mewett, Mrs Rachael Price, Mrs Elne Willis

Year 3: Miss Alison Gown, Mrs Chantelle Swanepoel, Mrs Simone Brennan

Year 4: Mrs Rebecca Lubilanji, Mrs Marelize Engelbrecht, Miss Gloria Choi

The Year 5 teachers are: Mrs Lisa Duggan, Miss Jessica Pierce, Mr Scott Suitor

I welcome our new staff and wish them every success joining the Brindabella community.

I would like to wish all our students and their families a very happy and holy Christmas. May this special time of year be spent with family and those people you love.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

Yours in Christian Education,

Rebecca Jefferys

Head of Pastoral Care, Junior School





Junior School Dates for the Diary

Upcoming Events

Thursday 24 January and Tuesday 29 January – Student/teacher meetings – an email will be sent in January to book a time

Wednesday 30 January College commences


What's Been Happening in Junior School

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Kindergarten

KA have been learning about sorting; sorting into groups using different attributes. Here are some photos of our work.  


Year 2

Year 2’s Excursion to the Tip

On 19 November 2018, Year 2 went to the ACT recycling centre, Landfill hill, one of Canberra’s green houses, a small power station that powers 3000 homes, and a solar farm that powers about 1000. Year 2 learnt about what you can and can’t recycle. For example, you can’t recycle nappies, batteries, things in plastic bags or food. We got to play with models of two recycling machines. I thought that mattresses could not be recycled, but they actually can be turned into punching bags, bikes and carpet. 

~ Amelia C. (year 2 student) ~

Lyneham Middle School News

Middle School Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we come to the end of another school year, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on how much has changed in the year we have just had. For me personally, 2018 brought with it some significant changes in that my wife and I welcomed our first child. While my daughter is still young, I find myself thinking about how my actions will help to shape her choices and her future. Most importantly, I like to think about my responsibility of making sure that I can leave her with a healthy world. This is especially on my mind as we come to the festive season and with that, unwanted gifts. I recently read that around the world, billions of dollars are spent purchasing gifts that are meaningless and unwanted. As a result, for this festive season I have decided that I will do my small part to try and reduce this. I have tried turning my hand at baking when I have needed to give a gift this festive season. Much to my wife’s surprise, I have not yet burnt down the house or even triggered the smoke alarm. » Read More

I am looking forward to two things these coming holidays. Firstly, I am looking forward to spending lots of quality time with family and friends, which is something that is quite difficult to achieve during term time. Secondly, I am looking forward to being able to rest and relax. I often reflect on the following verse from Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are burdened, and I will give you rest”. These holidays are a good time for all of us to find the time to stop, rest and once again take the time to strengthen our connection with our Lord.

Looking towards 2019, I would like to inform you as to who will be teaching Years 5 and 6.

Year 5

Lisa Duggan

Jessica Pierce

Scott Suitor

Year 6

Narelle Nathan

Catherine Dawe

Paul Gibson

We warmly welcome our new staff and wish them all the best as they begin their journey with our College next year.

To finish, I would like give a few words of thanks. I would like to say thank you to our wonderful Middle School staff for their tireless effort over the year with their teaching and co-curricular commitments. I would like to thank our wonderful parents for the love and support that they provide to our students. Finally, I would like to thank all the wonderful people involved in our school community for all the ways they provide care and support to each other.

Have a safe and blessed holiday.

Yours in Christian Education, 

Gus Wijnberg 

Head of Pastoral Care, Middle School (Acting) 



Lyneham Senior School News

Senior School Update

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the last eNews of the year. The past two weeks has seen a many significant events in the life of the school.

I had the privilege of joining our Year 12 students for their Year 12 Sleepover (Wakeover). The decorations of Ms Lucas’ office were quite a treat, with many surprises still being uncovered. It was also enjoyable watching the Year 12 students try and make it through a day of schooling post pulling an all-nighter. » Read More

Monday 3 December saw the Year 12 students graduate from their formal schooling, followed by their formal. It was a significant moment in their lives, one where both sadness and excitement was evident. Mr Baskerville gave one final Gospel message, followed by the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC giving our students words of encouragement as they enter life as an adult. Congratulations Year 12 – I pray God’s richest blessings upon you as you journey into life post your formal education.

Presentation night was a night to behold – a huge thank you to Mrs Roberts and all those who helped put the night together. It was an amazing time where God was honoured and the successes of our students celebrated.

The following day saw our Year 10 students graduate. A previous staff member, Mr Mac came and shared a message full of hope to our Year 10 students. Well done Year 10 on your graduation. For those who are leaving us, all the best!

This eNews update is my last before I head back to the Middle School in 2019. It has been a pleasure to work with our Senior Students. I would like to thank Mr Angus Wijnberg for acting in the Middle School role – he has done an excellent job! We are truly blessed to have him with us. I would also like to welcome Mrs Keturah Jones as our Head of Senior School, Pastoral Care in 2019.

With the year and holidays at the doorstep, it is my prayer that all families enjoy and celebrate Christmas, remembering all the Lord did for us as He came to Earth as a baby.

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”. Matthew 1:23


Yours in Christian Education,

Paul Thompson


iParent

iParent is a valuable resource from the Office of the eSafety Commisioner. It is aimed at educating parents about online risks and online safeguards and provides numerous strategies and resources for parents to help their children to stay safe online.

Also on the website is a link to the web page where you can make a complaint about cyberbullying and have serious cyberbullying material removed from social media sites.

The website can be accessed via the following address:

www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

General News

2018 List of Music Tutors

Please "read more" to see the full list of 2018 Music Tutors available at BCC. » Read More

Instrument

Name

Phone

Email

Brass (Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone)

Nova Band Trombone & Euphonium

Dan Mclean

0411407901

trumpetdan@gmail.com

Cello

Year 3 Strings Cello Tutor

Megan Taylor

0427417844

taylormcintyre@bigpond.com

Clarinet / Saxophone

Nova Band Saxophone Tutor

Sam Andrews

0401 619 542

samueldavidgraeme@gmail.com

Clarinet

 

Nova Band Clarinet Tutor

Bori Cser

0435 482 369

bori.cser@gmail.com

Drums / Guitar

Nova Band Percussion Tutor

Toby Wagner

0479 034 582

tobywagner.music@gmail.com

Drum

Simeon Staker

0424488716

simeonstaker@hotmail.com

Flute

Nova Band Flute Tutor

Rebecca Timoney

0409108674

bec.timoney@gmail.com

Guitar

Christopher Van De Weilan

0468515358

chrizza.v@gmail.com

Guitar

Brooke Pearson

0437763318

brookepearson28@gmail.com

Piano

Jackie Frogley

0412 898 573

jackie@frogley.com.au

Piano

Mandy Maskell

62424441

maskellfamily5@gmail.com

Piano

Megan Goswell

0421 014 941

megangoswell@gmail.com

Saxophone

Nova Band Saxophone Tutor

Oisin Smith-Coburn

0423714024

oisinsmithcoburn@yahoo.com

Trumpet

Nova Band Trumpet Tutor (Semester 2)

Louisa Walton

0405437278

louisa.n.walton@gmail.com

Trumpet

Nova Band Trumpet Tutor 

Patrick Haesler

0458 511 579

pachaesler@gmail.com

Violin / Strings Program Co-ordinator

Year 3 Strings Tutor

Ms Lovett will direct all violin tuition inquiries to one of our many violin tutors.

Rebecca Lovett

0437 882 295

rebeccalovett@bcc.act.edu.au

Vocals

Sarahlouise Owens

0406377832

sarahlouowens@gmail.com

Vocals

Rebecca Pryor

0404769138

rebeccajaynetuition@outlook.com

Brindabella Christian College is a Nut-Free-Zone!

At BCC we have a number of students with severe life threatening allergies. Staff have been trained to supply emergency medical assistance should an accident occur.

Accordingly, we remind BCC parents to read the list of ingredients on the back of products to ensure they do not send products containing nuts to school.

If a product states that it “may contain traces of nuts” it can be brought to the College but cannot be shared with any students.

Thank you!


We ask families NOT TO park in St Ninian's Uniting Church car park.

The church car park is not part of the BCC Campus and we ask you to respect their request not to park in their grounds.

OUT OF HOURS CARE

Early Arrivals


Parents are asked to note that school commences at 8.55am and that Brindabella teaching staff commence work at 8.25am each day.

There is no playground supervision prior to this time and no guarantee that staff are on the premises. Students also have the option of attending the Before School Care (see below)

Late Collection


Parents please note that school finishes at 3.15 pm and Brindabella staff supervision finishes at 3.45 pm each day. If your Junior School child is onsite after 3.30 pm they will be taken to After School Care and you will be changed for the casual fee. If your child is in Middle or Senior School they are welcome go to our BCC Library from 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Younger students who are onsite after 3.45pm should be enroled in After School Care.

Before and After School Care


If you would like to book your child into the After School Care or Before School Care program at Lyneham, please complete the Child Enrolment Form and OSHC Enrolment Agreement Form

OSHC Enrolment Form 2018 OSHC Enrolment Form 2018 (988 KB)

One form is to be completed for each child every year.
Forms are to be handed directly to Kathryn Arnold (OSHC Director) or emailed to OSHCLyneham@bcc.act.edu.au

Please note that no bookings will be accepted without a completed OSHC Enrolment 2018 Form.

School Fee Finance

School Fee Finance offers parents an easy, convenient and affordable way to spread the cost ot school fees, improving cash flow.

For more information please go to: https://www.schoolfeefinance.com.au

Is your Working with Vulnerable People Card up-to-date?

If you are a BCC Volunteer you need to have a current Working With Vulnerable People Card (WWVPC). If you don't have a card please follow the attached link to apply for one. If you already have one, please take a moment to double check the expiry date on your card and if necessary apply for a new one. » Read More

Once you have a current WWVPC card, please come to the BCC Front Office so we can put a certified copy on file.

Thank you.
https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-%28wwvp%29-registration


Community News

Chistian Education in Schools (CEIS)



P: 62305155 | E: coord@ceis.org.au | W: www.ceis.org.au

For training details: http://ceis.org.au/volunteer/training-and-resources/

For e-news or prayer points: http://ceis.org.au/subscribe/

For schools participating: http://ceis.org.au/for-parents/schools/

IMPORTANT DATES:

See BCC Calendar BCC Family Connections

IN THIS ISSUE:

Whole School:

Lyneham: