Brindabella Christian College

Message from our Deputy Principal

Welcome to Term 4!

In many ways, most of the year is already over but in this short term there are lots and lots of activities packed into a short time.

Term 3 finished on a high with the Jump Rope for Heart and Encore events. As I write this, a staggering $6100 has been raised for Jump Rope for Heart. A big thank you goes out to everyone who has contributed to the success of this event that raises money to help combat heart disease. What an amazing effort.

I was delighted to see the incredible range of BCC talent on display at our Encore evening. The Music, Art, Photography, Drama and cooking skills were outstanding. It was wonderful to see the way tthe Lord has gifted so many young people, and we are blessed to have many dedicated parents and staff who have helped these people mould and develop those skills.
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The upcoming term includes reports, camps, excursions, performances and the Presentation Night. Please keep these in your prayers and particularly pray for those who are coordinating these activities. Our Year 12 students have worked very hard and are approaching the end of their schooling. We give thanks for every one of them and ask that you continue to uphold them in your prayers as they prepare for the end of their school studies and for the years ahead.

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him
. Exodus 15:2 (ESB)

Please encourage your children to work hard and finish the year well. We have had a wonderful year so far and we wish to finish it on a high. Remember the Lord is our strength and trust him to help us in all we do. My encouragement for you is to remember we are serving the Lord at this school and we continue to seek to honour him in all we do. As our key Bible passage for the year says:-
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24

Finally, we should appreciate that Mr Handley is on leave this week. Please keep him in your prayers.

May you have a blessed week,

Don Taylor
Deputy Principal

Whole School News

Performing Arts Desk


Encore 2017 was a wonderful evening, showcasing the plentiful artistic talents of BCC students from both the Lyneham and Charnwood campuses. The College was ardorned with fairy lights, bunting and lanterns and the LLC and MS rooms were transformed into gallery spaces, displaying beautiful and though provoking art, sculpture and photographic works from students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Food technology students served delicious horderves while families and friends admired our students work.

The evening’s entertainment opened with performancesfrom our talented Senior Band and Chamber String Orchestra followed by Shaylies Dance group. A beautiful touch of Chinese culture was added to the night by the Year 5/6 Chinese Dance group’s stunning fan performance. We then heard from a number of our School of Rock ensembles, who got our toes tapping with performances of Treat You Better, Living on a Prayer and Hey Soul Sister . The Middle and Senior Choir lifted the roof with their performance of Les Miserable Medley and Get Back Up Again from the movie Trolls. In MS1 the Year 2 and 3 classroom music shared with us what they had been learning, followed by performances from our talented College music students.

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On Tuesday Brindabella Christian College presented a lunchtime concert at the Regatta Point Stage at Floriade. It was a beautiful day and the students were very well received. Well done to our Junior, Middle and Senior School choirs, Chinese Dance group, Chamber String Orchestra and our Nova Extension, Intermediate and Senior Bands on their excellent performances!

Musical 2016 Viewing Postponed
The viewing of the 2016 Musical – Alice Through the Looking Glass has been postponed to next Wednesday 18 October, from 3:15pm – 5:45pm. We look forward to celebrating last year’s wonderful achievement and building momentum towards the BCC 2018 musical. All cast and crew are invited to attend.

Term 4 Dates
Wednesday 18 October 2016 Musical Viewing, 3:30 – 5:45pm
Friday 27 October Christian Schools Battle of the Bands, Emmaus Christian School, 5:00pm
Monday 20 November 2018 Musical Auditions
Tuesday 21 November Nova Band Concert
Wednesday 22 November 2018 Musical Call Backs
Monday 27 November Presentation Night Rehearsal all day @ BCC
Tuesday 28 November St Ninians Senior Friendship Group Christmas Concert 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday 1 December Presentation Night Rehearsal all day @ BCC
Monday 4 December Presentation Night Rehearsal all day @ Llewellyn Hall. Presentation Night, 6:15pm.
Tuesday 5 - Wednesday 6 December 2018 Musical, all day rehearsals

Library News

Make Your Own Story Book Winners!
Rebecca Price (Year 4) and Shiri Liu (Year 5) have both won awards in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Make Your Own Story Book competition.

They and their families will be attending the Awards Presentation with Jackie French on Wednesday 25 October at Belconnen Library.

Congratulations to these budding authors and well done to everyone who entered.

Rachel Richards
Director of Information Resources

Operation Christmas Child

Your family will have received a shoebox last term for Operation Christmas Child. The children show great enthusiasm for this charitable activity. The option to put items in the box is completely voluntary. You may wish to only put a few items in the box and this is okay as we will have a packing afternoon with the Senior School students where they will donate items to help fill any boxes which may need a little top up. All boxes are due back on Friday 13 October (Week 1 Term 4).

"What not to pack for Operation Christmas Child"
Don't pack a pirate, skull or a bone,
Don't pack food that can rot cause it'll make them groan.
Don't pack a Bible cause it's religious,
And if you pack them some money they'll feel prestigious.
Take out second hand things and make some room,
But don't fill it with toothpaste cause it can go boom.
Don't pack dice or cards or other things for gambling,
Because it can send all of their money scrambling.
Those are some bad things but there are other,
If you want to know them all then you can ask your mother.
You can look up the website of Operation Christmas Child,
To ensure your mistakes are smaller than mild.

By An Anonymous Year 6 Student

Follow the link for more information about Operation Christmas Child


Summer Netball
Summer Netball will begin the first week of Term 4 and six BCC teams will be competing. Newcomers are most welcome as this social competition is an opportunity to learn the game. The boys Basketball Team have entered the Summer Competition as well and continue to improve their skills. Congratulations to this team for being runners up in the Winter Competition. Thanks to Mr Mark Maskell for coaching the team. The Netball Presentation will be on Thursday 12 October after school in the LLC and parents are most welcome.

Jump Rope for Heart

The Jump Rope Extravaganza on the last day of Term 3 was a great success. Thank you to students, staff and parents who made this activity a huge success. To date BBC has raised $6,183 for the Heart Foundation. Fundraising will finish this Friday. Students will be presented with their prizes in the last week of term. It is not too late to support this program:

Chris Harch
Sports Coordinator & PE Teacher
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Science Fair

A number of Science projects were submitted by BCC Students to the annual 'Sea ACT Science Fair".

If you would like to check out this year's entries:

16-20 Oct - Public display of winning entries @ CSIRO Discovery
Fri 20 Oct, 5.1.5-7.30pm - Prize Ceremony @ CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain » Read More

Congratulations to Eleanor Bance

Eleanor Bance has just been selected to represent the ACT in a Girls Golf Team at the Pacific School Games in December 2017. Eleanor has been a representative in this event for the last four years. Eleanor also recently received the ‘Local Sporting Champion grant’ a grant from the Australian Sports Commission for Golf. This award was presented by Andrew Leigh MP.

We wish Eleanor all the best with her upcoming competition.

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 Department. » 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:


If you don't know your teacher's full name, please visit the staff page on our BCC Website. 

Lyneham ELC News

ELC Lyneham Update

Dear Families,
The holidays are over and we are all ready to get back into our learning!

As we move into Term 4, we are expecting some new arrivals at our ELC. This term, we will be looking at food chains and life cycles. To help us understand the changes happening to animals, we will be observing the changes in our tadpoles. This links nicely to the changes the PK children will be experiencing as they prepare for Junior School in just a few weeks.

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We are preparing for our next season and through this time we will be getting our children ready for the next step in their learning journey. Our children have made wonderful progress and we are truly proud of all they are achieving.

We hope that these holidays have been a time of rest and relaxation for all the families and children in our ELC. We pray that God has blessed your time together as families and that you are refreshed for the term ahead.

For this fortnight, I would like to leave you with this verse:
‘In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.’- John 1:4

Christ has made us new this year and is with us in all we do. I pray blessings for you this coming fortnight that you will be uplifted and comforted, strengthened and advanced in Christ.


PK have been very interested in our marble run! We began making marble runs earlier this year, however, have now progressed to making them from scratch! We even constructed the pipes and gutters! In the coming weeks we will be testing more of our inventions.

P3 have been obsessed with Floriade. We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at and learning about, all the flowers Floriade has on display. Our next step will be to try and recreate these experiences in our ELC.

In Christ,


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Lyneham Junior School News

Junior School Update

Junior School finished Term 3 with a lot of fun activity, celebrating their many skills and talents. Encore on Thursday evening showcased our students’ art, music and drama skills. The school grounds became alive with the sounds of music, singing, drama and colourful displays. A very big thankyou to all the Brindabella staff who put in many hours in preparation for this evening. Also another big thankyou to the P&F for their BBQ, dessert plates and kids craft tables.

Friday saw the whole school come together to perform their Jump Rope for Heart skipping routines. After many weeks of training each class routine was performed enthusiastically. Thank you to all families and students who were able to fundraise for this event.
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Your family will have received a shoebox last term for Operation Christmas Child. The children show great enthusiasm for this charitable activity. The option to put items in the box is completely voluntary. You may wish to only put a few items in the box and this is okay as we will have a packing afternoon with the Senior School students where they will donate items to help fill any boxes which may need a little top up. All boxes are due back on Friday 13 October. On this day the students may wear mufti and bring a gold coin to contribute to the postage of shoeboxes.

During Weeks 3 & 4 students in Kindergarten to Year 2 will be participating in swimming lessons at the AIS. To help prepare your child/children for this please ensure they are confident with dressing themselves and packing their swim bags.

Students are to wear their school hat during all play times and sport times. There are a large number of students who are not wearing their hat. Please remind your child to have their hat in their bag each day and please ensure it is clearly labelled with their name and class. 

Our Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is an opportunity for you to actively participate in the life of the school by volunteering for 12 hours. Once you have fulfilled your 12 hours please fill in the PIP form (available through the phone app) and give to the Front Office staff. To avoid being billed the PIP fee please submit your form by Friday 24 November 2017.

Term 4 promises to be busy and full of many fun learning opportunities for your children. Remember to check the fortnightly newsletter and the phone app for up to date information about school events.

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your hearts to give, no reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7 

Yours in Christian Education,
Rebecca Jefferys
Head of Junior School


Uniform Requirements Term 4 - Summer Uniform Junior School

During Term 4 students are to wear full Summer Uniform.

Please check the uniform requirements on the BCC Website to ensure that all students are dressed appropriately. Students failing to wear the correct uniform will be issued with a letter to parents. Makeup and coloured nail polish are not permitted and students will be sent to the student administration office to remove.

ICAS Achievments

Please see below our Junior School high Achievers:

ICAS English Results 2017
Junior School
Year 2

Yasi Heenatimullage Credit
Jasmine Stevens Credit
Benjamin Axford Credit
Cameron Thornley Credit
Lyle McCormick High Distinction

Year 3
Milena Josifoski Merit
Nandhitha Gopalakrishnan Merit
Akash Mishra Merit
Liam Ahmed Credit
Max Ng Credit
Ahaana Sen Credit
Aaron Wan Credit
Annabelle Cosh Distinction

Year 4
Raymond Zhuang Credit
Jarrod Newman Credit
Mindy Duan Credit
Oluwalani Otesile Credit
Venny Reddy Credit
Genevieve Beckett Distinction
Abigail Hare Distinction

Junior School Assemblies every Fridays @ 2.30pm in the LLC

Every Friday, Junior School gathers to celebrate and share their learning with each other. Each class will have an opportunity to lead this assembly. On the weeks where no class is timetabled there will be a Worship assembly. All parents, grandparents, carers and relatives are invited to attend these assemblies.

Assembly Timetable Term 4:
Week 11 – 13 October - Worship
Week 12 – 20 October -Worship
Week 13 & 14 – 27 October & 4 November - no assembly due to swimming lessons
Week 15 – 10 November - 3H
Week 16 – 17 November - 1L
Week 17 – 24 November -Kindergarten – KL, KB, KS
Week 18 & 19 – no assembly

Junior School Dates for the Diary

Upcoming events in Term 3 include:

Upcoming Junior School events
Week 1
Friday – Mufti Day – Operation Christmas Child

Week 2
Monday – Musica Viva incursion
Tuesday – Yr 3 Deep Space excursion

Week 3 & 4
Monday – Friday - K-2 Swimming

Week 6
Tuesday – Kinder excursion to Lyneham shops, 2018 Kinder orientation

Week 8
Wednesday – Yr 4 Graduation assembly

Week 9
Monday – Presentation Night
Wednesday – Last day of school year

Award Winners for the Week

Each week Junior School teachers recognise student achievements in various subjects.

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Congratulations  to our recent award winners:

Physical Education
Kinder – Lara James, Lachlan Stevens
Year 1 – Ayden Holt, Renee Bettu
Year 2 – Benjamin Santos, Imogen Vickery, Sophia Lawson
Year 3 – Nathan Hall, Teni Balogun, Blake Palmer
Year 4 – Emily Nguyen, Kanyi Menakaya
Teacher’s Choice
Kinder – Olivia Olsen, Aarna Bodar
Year 1 – Noah Webb, Zac Witteveen
Year 2 – Olivia Lubilanji, Chloe Nguyen, Indianna McPhee
Year 3 – Morgan Fowler, Connor Derryberry, Noah Esplin
Year 4 – Madeleine Heywood, Jaron Chitsaka

Kinder – Vicki Yang, Jonathan Axford
Year 1 – Joshua Rowland, Micah Lai
Year 2 – Yasidu Heenatimullage, Matthew Steele, Charlotte Clarke
Year 3 – Harris Lawson, Sarah Goswell, Tobias Hood
Year 4 – Hugh McMahon, Dakota Paull

Lyneham Middle School News

Middle School Update

I’m sure you have heard it said before, but it is hard to believe that Christmas is only around the corner. For a school, that means it is Term 4—one that feels shorter, warmer and busier. No doubt this presents more opportunities for students to showcase their gifts and talents during this busy time.

At the time of reading the latest e-News, it probably feels like the school holidays have long gone and the routine of the school term is in full swing. Floriade performances, Operation Christmas Child and Year 7 immunisations are just a few of the things happening over the next few weeks.
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I had the opportunity to go to my sister-in-law's wedding during the holidays in Barcelona, Spain. Whilst it sounds exciting, it was great to remember that this was a time of family, of honouring God and celebrating with family and friends. Being in a foreign country was an added bonus. Pushing my son on a swing at a park outside La Sagrada Familia was a simple action at an incredible location. The routine my two boys needed showed me how the little things in life are even more important than the big things. Much like in our faith, our heavenly Father knows our simple needs. I pray for each of us in the Brindabella Christian College community, that we would seek the Lord for all our needs and take the time to enjoy the simple things life presents us.


Yours in Christian Education,
Paul Thompson
Head of Middle School (Pastoral Care)

Uniform Requirements Term 4 - Summer Uniform Middle School

During Term 4 students are to wear full Summer Uniform

Please check the uniform requirements on the BCC Website to ensure that all students are dressed appropriately.

It is also extremely important as the UV levels continue to rise that all students wear a hat during lunch times. Please ensure that your child has a hat as part of their Summer Uniform.



Exam Anxiety Booklet

With exams coming up this term for many students I thought this article may help with exam stress. In the article there is a link to an “Exam Anxiety Booklet” that has great strategies students can work through.

This article also mentions practicing Mindfulness to reduce stress. There is a free app that can be downloaded called “Smiling Mind”. This has lots of mindfulness exercises for all age groups. These exercises should be practised every day when calm, so that when stressed your body will recognise the signs to relax.

The link to the article is below:

ICAS results high achievers

Please see below our Middle School high Achievers: » Read More

Digital Technologies
Year 5

Lachlan Blight Merit
Matthew Prior Credit
Jeshua Nery Credit
Harrison Brown Distinction
Jovaan Muthukumar Distinction

Year 6
Omotara Balugun Merit
Charlotte Xu Merit
Taleisha Farahani Credit
Sophie Dawe Credit

Year 7
Alexandra Frith Merit
Rui Low Distinction
Will Smidt Distinction
Christopher Parnell Distinction
Connor Watts High Distinction

Year 8
Sidney Pedersen Credit
Asher Freudigmann Distinction

What’s on in Middle School

Look at all the activities that are ahead for Middle School.

Upcoming Dates:
Friday 13 October - Operation Christmas Boxes are due
Friday 13 October Operation Christmas Child Mufti Day
Tuesday 17 October - Year 7 Immunisation Shots
Thursday 19 October - Year 7 2018 Orientation Day (for current Year 6 students and family)
Wednesday 29 November - Year 8 Graduation
Monday 4 December - Presentation Night
Wednesday 6 December - Last Day of School




Lyneham Senior School News

Senior School Update

Welcome to our final term for 2017. I hope all of the Senior School community enjoyed a restful break and students and staff feel refreshed and ready to attack Term 4.

Term 4 is historically a very busy term, with quite a lot of events on the calendar, particularly in the final weeks of the school year. This year is no different and the calendar is already full of exciting events. Please ensure you take note of the upcoming events (see below), particularly the exam dates, and keep an eye on social media alerts for any changes that may take place.

The Year 12 schedule is particularly packed this term. Their last day of classes takes place on Friday 17 November and they then depart Canberra on Sunday 19 November to attend the Year 12 Retreat – staying at Crescent Head Resort and spending some time in service with the students of Macleay Vocational College in Kempsey. » Read More

Years 10 and 11 both finish school on Friday 1 December. On this day, students in Year 10 will enjoy a day at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre and Year 11 students will also enjoy a day out (location to be confirmed). The final day of school for Year 9 is Wednesday 6 December. Students in Year 9 will also enjoy a day at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre.

The final weeks of Term 3 were also incredibly busy, with students enjoying the
Lip Sync Battle  at the Senior School Social in Week 9,  Encore on the final Thursday night and the Jump Rope for Heart extravaganza on the last day of term. Please see below for some photo highlights from each of these important community events.

In academic news, I would like to congratulate the following Year 9 students for their incredible ICAS English results. Pranav Pativada received a Credit and Maxwell Etherington and Navyasree Garlapati both received Distinctions. Well done to these students for their remarkable achievement and congratulations to all of the students who sat the ICAS English test.

To finish and linking to the issue of technology addiction that appears to be very real in our society and becoming more apparent with our senior students, I would like to quote Joyce Meyer:

“God has equipped you to handle difficult things. In fact, He has already planted the seeds of discipline and self-control inside you. You just have to water those seeds with His Word to make them grow!”

Yours in Christian education,


Mrs Cecelia Davey
Head of Senior School (Pastoral Care)


Book Review - Digital Cocaine

Over the last few weeks I have been reading a number of very interesting books. One in particular has resonated heavily with me and is making me re-think my use of digital technology, not only at work, but also at home. The book is titled Digital Cocaine and it is written by Brad Huddleston. The book highlights the effect of digital technology on our neural pathways, comparing the damage to the pathways in our brain and the addictive nature of technology to the use of cocaine. It discusses specific areas of use (including gaming, multi-tasking, pornography, social media, bullying, cyber-bullying and digital dementia). What I found frightening was the research showing that technology can contribute to all kinds of mental health disorders. From attention deficit to lack of memory, sleep disorders to lack of focus, and more. In fact, digital addiction appears to have created a new range of psychiatric problems including digital dementia, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), Nomophobia (phone separation anxiety) to list just a few. What I especially liked about reading this book are the practical suggestions provided to heal your brain and provide hope. I would like to encourage all families to read this book – whether you feel your teenager has an issue with their use of technology or not.

Hunger Banquet

The Hunger Banquet which was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances last term has now been rescheduled for Next Tuesday (17/10/17) during the Senior School P2 assembly time. To assist in the running of the event and to assist in this valuable fundraising event students are asked to bring $5.00, which will assist in the provision of food for the event and will provide a contribution to Oxfam.

For further information about the Hunger Banquet event, please click here.

Exam Anxiety Booklet

With exams coming up this term for many students I thought this article may help with exam stress. In the article there is a link to an “Exam Anxiety Booklet” that has great strategies students can work through.

This article also mentions practicing Mindfulness to reduce stress. There is a free app that can be downloaded called “Smiling Mind”. This has lots of mindfulness exercises for all age groups. These exercises should be practised every day when calm, so that when stressed your body will recognise the signs to relax.

The link to the article is below:

Uniform Requirements Term 4 - Summer Uniform Senior School

During Term 4 students are to wear full Summer Uniform

Please check the uniform requirements on the BCC Website to ensure that all students are dressed appropriately.

The appropriate wearing of College uniform is an important part of the culture here at Brindabella and we would like to ensure it is worn perfectly. I ask families to please partner with the College in ensuring that skirts are knee length – that is – the skirt must touch the knee - and not be sitting ANY higher, and that shirts are tucked in and no makeup is worn. We understand that students grow quickly and it can be difficult to keep up with growth, however, students will be issued with a letter requiring attention if uniform is not worn correctly. We are aiming not to ‘major on the minors’ by doing this which I often hear students complain about when addressed for uniform matters, instead we are working hard to instill a sense of College pride, modesty and discipline in our young people as they represent the College with their uniform. Our students when dressed in full College uniform look absolutely fantastic and we want to protect this important aspect of our culture.

Click below to view the new Sports Uniform.


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:

What’s happening in Senior School

Look at all the activities that are ahead for Senior School: » Read More

Hunger Banquet
Tuesday 17 October

Year 11 Biology excursion (Eden NSW)
Wednesday 18 October

Come Alive (Years 11 and 12)
Thursday 19 October

Operation Christmas Child Sydney Trip
Friday 20 October

Come Alive (Years 11 and 12)
Thursday 26 October

Year 9/10 Exam Period
Wednesday 8 November – Friday 10 November

Year 11/12 Exam Period
Wednesday 8 November – Tuesday 14 November

Exo Day/Year 12 Carnival
Thursday 16 November

Last Day of Classes – Year 12
Friday 17 November

Year 12 Retreat
Sunday 19 November – Friday 24 November

Musical Auditions
Monday 20 November

Musical Call Backs
Wednesday 22 November

Presentation Night Rehearsals
Monday 27 November

Year 10 Graduation
Wednesday 29 November

Year 12 Graduation
Thursday 30 November

Year 12 Formal
Thursday 30 November

Last Day of Classes – Year 10
Friday 1 December

Last Day of Classes – Year 11
Friday 1 December

Year 10 excursion Gungahlin Leisure Centre
Friday 1 December

Year 11 excursion Location TBC
Friday 1 December

Presentation Night
Monday 4 December

Road Ready (Year 10)
Monday 4 December – Wednesday 6 December

Last Day of Classes – Year 9
Wednesday 6 December

Year 9 excursion Gungahlin Leisure Centre
Wednesday 6 December

Musical Rehearsals
Tuesday 5 December – Wednesday 6 December

Christmas Casual Jobs – T2 (Year 11 & 12 students only)

T2 are now hiring Year 11 & 12 students for Christmas casuals. Please visit any of their stores and drop in a CV and cover letter as well as submitting an online application via their website:

University of NSW Civilian Engineering Alternative Entry

Are you interested in doing Engineering in Canberra? UNSW @ ADFA have opened up their Engineering programs to civilian enrolments. If you’re achieving high results in Specialist Mathematics and Physics, then consider the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme. Applications are open now and can be made here:

University of NSW Scholarship Applications are now OPEN » Read More

UNSW have opened their scholarship applications. These will close before UAC offers are made, so if you have a UNSW course on your preferences, then apply now:

Year 11 Students – ADFA Information Session

Current Year 11 students who are considering ADFA Officer Entry are encouraged to attend an Information Session this year. Keep an eye on the Defence Jobs Website over the coming weeks as the remaining sessions are advertised:

Macquarie University Bonus Points

If you’re considering a degree at Macquarie University, students can gain 3 bonus points by completing the Big History Massively Open Online Course (MOOC). The MOOC is a self-paced program that students can complete at anytime in Years 10, 11 & 12 and when they apply for any degree (except Actuarial Studies and Psychology), three bonus points will be added when their application is considered. You can find out more about the program here:

URGENT: University Applications – Check Your Brindabella Student Email

Australian university admission centres (UAC for NSW/ACT, QTAC for Queensland, VTAC for Victoria and SATAC for South Australia & Northern Territory) now only communicate to students via their school emails. Login details for the UAC website will be emailed through to students and students need to check their Brindabella email in order to access this information.

Students who are interested in applying for universities in Queensland, South Australia or the Northern Territory must make contact with the admissions centre for that state in order to get their username and PIN. Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) do not have a PIN – students just need to provide their BSSS number to access their application.

University of NSW – Bonus Point Applications Open NOW

The University of NSW have bonus point schemes available for students who are:
- Undertaking sport at a state or national level (either school or club based)
- Referee sport on a regular basis
- Are in leadership roles at school
- Are involved in defence force cadets
- Have completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Have achieved music instrument gradings from AMEB, IMEB, ABRSM or Trinity College London
- Studying subjects directly related to a degree

Please note these only apply for students considering study at UNSW’s Kensington or Paddington campuses in Sydney and are not available for students considering UNSW@ADFA.

If you are considering UNSW, please make an appointment with Mr. Archer ( to discuss how you could benefit from the UNSW bonus entry programs, as an application has to be made before the ATAR is released.

Yr 11 + 12 Students – Access Your Results Online

The Board of Senior Secondary Studies have a portal that allow all students in Yrs 11 & 12 to access their grades and results in one place. The portal is called Profiles Online and is accessible via:

To login students will need to know their student number and access to student emails. Students who are not aware of their student number can contact Mr. Archer.

General News

Lost Property

There continues to be a large amount of lost property in the Lost Property Area.

When your child misplaces an item, please encourage them to look for their lost property. Any items found on the playground are placed into the Lost Property Area, located outside the IT Office, on shelves that are easily accessible.

Please ensure you label ALL your clothing with your name (jumpers, hats, drink bottles, containers, AND lids). Every effort will be made to reunite your child with their item, but it is their responsibility to look after their property and reflect the College ROCK value of Respect for their property and others.

Any lunchboxes or drink bottles not collected by the end of school on Friday will no longer be kept on the premises.

Clothing items without a name will be given to the second-hand clothing store.

Performing Arts

At BCC we have some amazing music opportunities for students.

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Instrumental Music Lessons
Did you know that regular instrumental tuition has been shown to be hugely beneficial for children’s development? We have a number of experienced and inspiring instrumental tutors working at BCC. Please contact them ASAP to arrange instrumental lessons for your child.

- Josh Hart   m: 0434966089    e:
Cello - Megan Taylor   m: 0427417844    e:
Clarinet / Flute - Neille Williams  m: 0413063244    e:
Drums / Guitar - Toby Wagner   m: 0479 034 582    e:
Flute - Jane Rylands   p: 6273 3884, 0412140289   e:
Piano - Mandy Maskell  p: 62424441   e:
Piano - Jack Bewsher  m: 0450503288   e:
Saxophone - Oisin Smith-Coburn  m: 0423714024   e:
Trumpet - Louisa Walton  m: 0405437278   e:
Trumpet - Rohan Heffernan   e:
Violin / Strings - Program Co-ordinator Jacqueline Smith  m: 0449183193   e:
Violin / Chamber Strings / Piano / Accompanist - Eliana Piddington m: 0403429998    e:
Violin - Elisha Adams m: 0434865314   e:
Violin - Matthew Foster   e:
Vocals - Sarahlouise Owens   m: 0406377832   e:
Vocals - Rebecca Pryor   m: 0404769138    e:


Jessica Roberts

School Banking 2017

Don't forget School Banking day is every Tuesday.  Please hand your Dollarmites deposit wallet to your teacher or to student reception.

Did you know that the CommBank School Banking Reward Card is now available online?  Simply visit to download and print.

The Term 3 CommBank School Banking Rewards are the smiley emoji keyring and volt handball – items from term 1 and 2 are still available (cyber handball in limited stock).  To redeem a reward, please place your Rewards Card coupon along with your 10 Dollarmites tokens in your Dollarmites deposit wallet next time you make a School Banking deposit and your child will receive this at school shortly. 


Before School Care

Brindabella Christian College offers before school care to interested families. For further information please contact Tammy Brown in the Early Learning Centre on 02 6248 9736 or by emailing:

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. » Read More

There is no playground supervision prior to this time and no guarantee that staff are on the premises. Should parents make the choice to drop children at school prior to 8.25am, the children will be required to sit in the designated 'no play' area on the white benches until supervision commences.

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:

Community News

Tuning into Teens evening parenting course

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Chistian Education in Schools (CEIS)

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Canberra Christian Conventions

Canberra Women's Christian Convention
Talks on the Lord's Prayer with Susan Ravenhall
Saturday 21 October
Click here for more information


The Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools (APFACTS) is the voice of non-government school parents (Catholic and Independent) in the ACT. » Read More

#parentech Digital Detox - starts Sept 11 (must subscribe by Sept 10)
#Parentech’s Digital Detox, developed in partnership with Family Zone, is a practical program for the whole family to participate in goal-setting and decision-making on tech-use. Designed to help defuse family flashpoints, it’s a great way to encourage kids to become responsible and regulate their own online behaviour.
The four-week #parentech Digital Detox supports families efforts with:
• Weekly emails throughout the Digital Detox to help ease the family into reducing online time
• A series of practical steps and tools to use
• Weekly family conversation starters to get the family discussing changes, effects and building healthier family conversations on technology.
Link to web page:

Healthy Habits with DR Kristy Goodwin - starts Sept 11
Dr Kristy Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading children’s digital wellness experts (and a mum who’s also experienced her children’s techno-tantrums!). Kristy is the author of Raising Your Child in a Digital World, speaker, researcher and media commentator who de-bunks the myths about young kids and technology. She helps parents, educators and health professionals navigate the digital terrain so that they can finally ditch the techno guilt + raise happy, healthy kids who thrive online and offline.
Dr Kristy Goodwin's 'Healthy Habits' e-book is available FREE to #parentech subscribers. Simply subscribe to the #parentech conversation and the booklet will be sent to your inbox for FREE.

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