Brindabella Christian College

Message from our Principal

Thank you to all the staff and parents who attended the various information nights. This was an opportunity for parents to meet with staff and to be informed as to what will be happening in their children’s classes. When you see the number of parents in attendance you realise how quickly the College has grown with capacity or near capacity in a number of year levels across the school.

The Year 9-12 camps will also be held next week and each camp has a different emphasis. I know that the students are going to benefit from the different activities that they will experience.

The student leaders in the Senior School were presented with their badges on Monday and there were a number of very excited students. The leadership group will be given greater responsibilities this year with the opportunity to develop their leadership in a variety of different situations. Congratulations to Grace Rogerson and Archie Thirkill who have been elected as College Captains for 2017. I am looking forward to working closely with them for the remainder of the year. The names of the other student leaders can be found in the Senior School section of the newsletter. » Read More

The swimming carnival is always one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and I am looking forward to another great day this Friday. The House Captains are working hard to create a strong sense of pride in their respective houses and to encourage students to actively participate in the carnival.

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 (NIV)

Mr Bruce Handley
Principal

Whole School News

Lyneham P & F

Welcome to Term 1 and we hope it has been a good start to the year. We are looking forward to the AGM on 1st March at 7pm in the Cafe. We would welcome new families to join us and our returning parent community.

Swimming Carnival Sausage Sizzle (P&F)
If your child would like lunch at the Swimming Carnival, the Lyneham P&F are selling a $5 lunch. This includes: - Sausage & bread - Packet of Chips - Fruit Box. To book your child's lunch: https://www.trybooking.com/OVRQ

Save the Date - Coffee and Cake at the Park Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Thursday 9 March (while the children are on camp), 7.30-9.00pm
$20. For bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/OVRM

Julianne McMaster
P&F Lyneham President


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: givennamesurname@bcc.act.edu.au

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

Making the most of our BCC Phone App

Our school App has the ability to sort and filter the push notifications you receive.
To turn these filters on:
go to your App
Click "More" (Bottom right hand side of App)
Click "Setup push notifications"
Turn on the filters that apply to you e.g. Only receive information for Year 7 students.

If you already use this function, don't forget to update it for 2017.
This year we can also send Alerts our via email. For this option please look in the Alerts folder for the link.

Sports House Captains 2017

BIMBERI Ruby Larsen & Sam Mickelson
BOOROOMBA Archie Thirkill & Natasha Correia
GUDGENBY NaVia Taylor-Jenson & Ruan van Janse Rensburg
NAMADGI Riley Goldsmith & Bradley Sturzaker

SPORTS DESK

Welcome to Brindabella Christian College Sports.
This Term we have a number of activities starting up. Please click "Read More" below to see all the activities starting up in the next week. Stay tuned for more to come.

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Swimming Carnival - Friday 17 February

The first inter-house carnival is the Swimming Carnival on Friday 17 February at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre. Parents are more than welcome as spectators or helpers.  This carnival is for students aged 8 years and over.

BCC Fencing

Fencing takes place on Wednesdays the LLC after school. Newcomers are welcome.

BCC Netball & Hockey
Musters for Netball & Hockey will be early this term.  Mountain Biking, Cross Country training and Athletics training will all commence after the Swimming Carnival.

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

Library News

Scholastic Book Club
Orders for Scholastic Book Club are due by Friday 20th February. Orders can be placed online following the instructions on the booklet. Please note, we are no longer able to accept cash orders.

Scholastic Book Club


Mrs Rachel Richards

Welcome to Suzanne Power

To get to know some of our new staff members, we have asked them a couple of questions » Read More

 

Are you a local?

No, I have spent a number of years teaching in Queensland and have just come from there. I grew up in a military family and moved locations frequently. We did have a few postings to Canberra and I completed my last two years of primary school and my first two years of secondary school here. I also completed my teacher training at UC and through ANU (then called CCAE and Canberra School of Art) and started my teaching career here. My first placement was at the Ainslie Instructional Centre and then Holt and Spence Primary Schools. 

 

What cheers you up? 

Primarily, I encourage myself in the Lord- trusting in his character and grace and looking to His Word. I also spend time with beauty - nature, visual images, textures, design, music. I need to do something creative and reflective (I enjoy writing poetry). At the moment it is painting. The other area I enjoy is critical study, designing and examining ideas- looking to see the how and why of things and looking at possibilities. I am currently researching educational activity, pedagogy and moral or social justice education. The philosophy of aesthetics is probably a good explanation of how I experience and enjoy the world. The College use of Wisdom, Integrity, Service, Excellence is very close to my heart because, most of all, what cheers me up is being true to myself and my beliefs and helping others to understand what it is they believe, and why, and encouraging each other in that endeavour and in living out that understanding. My personal motto is 'Be wise, be kind, be true',  and I hope to inspire others to aspire to believe'.

 

What is the last photo you took on your phone?

I drove down from the Sunshine Coast hinterland last week and my last photos were taken on my parent's property and were of  my parents and their little dogs, the goats and the mango trees!

 

What is your favourite book?

I can be a voracious reader and enjoy a variety of genres, though mostly spy thrillers. I grew up reading authors such as Greene, Higgins, MacLean, Uris, (as well as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew) and then Clancy, Thomas, Coonts and others. I also read all the classics and enjoyed historical fiction. I enjoy some fantasy novels and my favourite movies are mostly sic-fi. I don't have a favourite book as such but I have three childhood favourite fictional works that have stood the test of time: 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott, 'Kim'  by Rudyard Kipling, and 'Children of the New Forest'  by Frederick Marryat. 

 

What is your favourite type of music?

Mostly easy listening and relaxation, particularly instrumental music that includes the sounds of nature. I also enjoy listening to the soundtracks of movies.I often listen to world music, usually produced by Putumayo, as I enjoy the different instruments and sounds used by different cultures. Also, you can listen without being distracted by the message of the song as the words aren't usually in English! I play the flute and the guitar and love listening to and playing worship music. I once shared a house with four heavy-metal fans and it was torturous. Usually I prefer silence.

 

What is your favourite restaurant?

I spent a couple of years in Asia as a child and still have a love for asian cuisine - Thai would be my favourite. 

 

Do you prefere Windows or Mac?

Good question. My last school was a Mac school exclusively and I am familiar with that operating system. I enjoy Mac's visual and music functions as well.

 

Interesting fact - One of my sisters and my brother both attended the College as students in the mid to late 80's.

 

Summary:

After graduating university I completed a Discipleship Training Course (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) at the Canadian Wilderness School in BC and eventually worked with Inuvik Christian Assembly in the NWT. I returned to Australia to work in ACT schools for a number of years before undertaking Christian Studies with Cornerstone in Broken Hill. I then moved to Queensland and worked within Christian education, firstly as one of two foundational staff of Whitsunday Christian College (and later as Head of Junior School and Deputy), then as principal of Riverside Christian College, and then, to allow for further study, as Head of Teaching and Learning Quality at Glasshouse Country Christian College. Most recently I have lectured and taught within the teacher education program at the University of the Sunshine Coast and worked collaboratively with schools in developing curriculum and pedagogy approaches and teacher development programs. I am looking forward to being part of, and contributing to, the teaching team and community of BCC.


Welcome to Rhonda Malouf

To get to know some of our new staff members, we have asked them a couple of questions » Read More

1.       Are you a local? (where do you call home)

I was born in Sydney but moved to Canberra when I was 8, I have lived back in Sydney and overseas but returned to Canberra to raise my children.

2.       What cheers you up? (favourite past time)

Spending time with my family and friends.

3.       What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?

I took a photo of a lovely prayer to use as a poster in my office.

4.       What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?

My favourite book is Cloud Street by Tim Winton.

5.       Where do you go to church?

My Church is St Matthew’s in Page.

6.       What was the last movie/TV program you watched?

The last movie I watched was That Sugar Film by Damon Gameau, very interesting and eye opening.

7.       What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?

A speech made by Martin Luther King.

8.       What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?

Mostly just the radio, no specific Genre.

9.       What is your favourite restaurant?

The Ginger Room at Old Parliament house was my favourite but sadly it has now closed, so no favourite at the moment.

10.   Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?

Mac, as I find it easier to use and have one at home.

11.   What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?

I am not very interested in watching sport but do love to watch the Olympic Games.

12.   Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?

I really do not follow football.

13.   What Teams do you support?

Same as above I don’t follow sport.

14.   Do you have pets?

I have two dogs, one is a German Shepherd and the other a Shitzu/Maltese cross, they need lots of walks and keep me healthy.

15.   Where have you worked previously?

I worked for Catholic Education for 6 years doing assessments for children in 56 schools, prior to that I worked 4 years as a School Psychologist for CatholicCare.

Defence News Update Lyneham

Well Term 1 has had a busy start with many new defence families coming into the school and also catching up with the existing defence students. My count at this stage is 84 defence students which means that we are still holding about 10% of the school population even with the overall increase in student numbers. Go Defence kids!!!

On this note I would like to acknowledge the defence students who were inducted today into student leadership at the Senior Assembly.
James Rogerson Year 8, Jacob Paull Year 10, Ryan Logue Year 12, Archie Thirkill Year 12, Grace Rogerson Year 12 and Riley Goldsmith Year 12.

A very special congratulations to Archie Thirkill and Grace Rogerson who were also announced as the School Captains for 2017. What a great representation of our defence students in leadership of the school.


We had a busy defence lunch club last Thursday with the first one back for 2017. We had 26 junior school students attend which resulted in lots of loud games, chatter and fun. It was really nice to see the ongoing defence students including the new defence kids and watch them mingle and chat about where they have come from and the places they have been.
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The Girls Leadership Network. The Network is a series of fun and interactive workshops where college age girls (Year 11 & 12) will see great speakers, explore leadership topics, and develop a support group of like minded peers across Canberra. The workshops will be held from 5:30pm to 8:30pm each month, starting on the 1st March 2017 at Canberra Girls Grammar School, the Senior School, on Melbourne Avenue in Deakin. There are NO fees for participation thanks to a grant from the YWCA Great Ydeas program.
More information? Please go to our Facebook page, The Girls Leadership Network, or email thegirlsleadershipnetwork@gmail.com for questions or an application
I have also attached a flyer regarding this program for more info.

The Girls Leadership Network. The Girls Leadership Network. (280 KB)



ADFA Gymnasium - Just a reminder that recognised Defence spouses and partners are able to utilise the ADFA gym and pool facilities. All that is required is a Spouse ID and an induction into the gym. The inductions are conducted on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm. Call 6268 9515 to book your place if interested.

Australian Military Wives Choir - If you are new to Canberra in 2017, the AMWC is a no audition, no experience necessary choir for women who love to sing and who have a close family connection to a current serving member. If you would like to find out more about them or how to join, contact them via email at amwc.canberra@gmail.com or 'like' them on Facebook. http://www.amwchoir.com/

Duntroon Community Centre - Is a tri-service community group which is situated on the grounds of Duntroon. All Defence members and families are welcome to the DCC with the annual membership fee of $25 providing access to or reduced rates of the range of programs that they offer. If you would like to find out more, contact them via 6265 9411 or admin@duntrooncommunitycentre.org.au or 'like' them on Facebook. http://duntrooncommunitycentre.org.au/

Gungahlin Defence Families Playgroup - A relaxed playgroup and, contrary to its name, is not just for Defence families. The playgroup provides opportunities for children, parents and carers to share ideas, experiences, make new friends and, above all else, have fun! Activities, equipment and opportunities include: indoor and outdoor toys; cubby house; sandpit; nappy change facilities; microwave; DVD and book library with the opportunity to borrow; morning tea for the adults; off-site excursions; adults dining out nights; and seasonal event celebrations.
Where: Community House, Kelleway Avenue, Nicholls (Next to Gold Creek Primary School)
Cost: $4 per family, per week (The first two visits are free)
When: Every Thursday 9:30 – 11:30am
What to bring: Morning tea for your child/ren
Note: For insurance purposes, you will need to join the ACT Playgroup Association Inc. ($35 per family, per annum)
For more information, including when they recommence in 2017, phone 0484 936 185, email gungahlindfp@gmail.com or find them on Facebook page.

Solid Rock - Provides support and encouragement for Christian Defence serving member, spouses and partners. If you have posted into Canberra in 2017 and would like to find out more, contact Julianne McMaster for more information at solidrockdefence@gmail.com or find them on Facebook "Solid Rock Defence'


Reminder to parents if you have any concerns, or changes within the home environment, please let me know so that I can support your child while they are school.

Until next time,
Janette Airey – Graham (aka Mrs A)

OUT OF HOURS CARE

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: elc@bcc.act.edu.au

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.

Lyneham ELC News

ELC Lyneham Update

Dear Families,
What a hot few weeks we have been having. We are thankful for all the opportunities that the warmer weather gives us to learn and explore through water play. We have also enjoyed the many water activities like slime and coloured bubbling water.

With warmer weather we are feeling a little tired. We are reminded that in times that test us (and the heat is no exception), we must remain calm and listen to God’s word. We are lead by Him to cool waters, waters that refresh and uplift us.

At the ELC we are still undergoing many changes and are thankful for the continued support that you, our wonderful families are providing us with.

In these weeks ahead, we ask for cool weather, calm children and more and more opportunities to love, know and teach our children.


Bless you,
Tammy Brown



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PK have been looking at the phases of the moon. We used oreos and slowly ate the cream filling as we moved from a full moon to a new moon. This was an interest of ours as we have been learning about the letter "m". We have enjoyed playing with magnets, making muffins and thinking about how we form the letter "m". We hope to look at some of our ideas about what constitutes a superhero.

P3 have been learning about shapes and colours. We have learnt about red and yellow, circles and squares. We will be moving on to look at more colours and more shapes. P3 have been very enthusiastic about learning all they can about the primary colours- we are looking forward to our science time where we will learn more about secondary colours.



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Lyneham Junior School News

Junior School Update

Dear Junior School parents and caregivers,
What a wonderful start we have had to the 2017 school year. Your children are filling their days with learning, both in the classroom and out on the playground. They are to be commended on their sensible play especially as our school enrolment has grown.

Last Friday Mrs Beckett lead their learning at our Junior School assembly. Her theme was “WORDS” and the power they can have. I was her loyal assistant who demonstrated to your children the power of words (along with being squirted with tomato sauce – the hurtful words, and adorned with jewellery – the kind words). Despite the laughs this brought from your children the topic was serious and Mrs Beckett’s hope is for them to think about the words they use. ‘Sharp words cut like a sword, but words of wisdom heal’ (Proverbs 12:18).

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On behalf of the Junior School staff and all the students I extend one ENORMOUS THANK YOU to the P&F for their donation of ice blocks on Friday 11th February. They brought much cool relief and smiles to all Junior School children. THANK YOU.

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Parent Information evening. Your support at such events is valued by the staff at BCC. Please remember if you have any concerns or questions you may email your child’s teacher or myself (firstnamelastname@bcc.act.edu.au).

We begin our day with a Morning Muster and this is a time for all of Junior School to be together, pray and hear any messages for the day. We love to see our parents join us at this time. If you attend Morning Muster can you please hold your conversations until after the students are walking to class. As you can appreciate it is difficult to hear when outside and this is exemplified when there are conversations in the background. We teach our children to be respectful during prayer and it is pertinent that we model this to them. Please join us in prayer.

‘Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones’ (Proverbs 16:24).


Yours in Christian Education
Rebecca Jefferys
Head of Junior School

Leadership Assembly

Thursday 16th February at 2:00pm in the LLC.
Our Year 3 and 4 Class Captains will be announced at this special assembly. There is no assembly on Friday 17th.

        

Year 3 & 4 Camp – Week 6 – 8th-10th March

Week 6 promises to be a very exciting time for Junior School with Year 3 & 4 away on camp and K – 2 having their own camp day at school.


Thank you to all the families who have returned signed camp notes and completed the online health forms.


Junior School Assemblies most Fridays @ 2.30pm in the LLC

Every Friday Junior School gather 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 on there will be a Worship assembly. All parents, grandparents, carers and relatives are invited to attend these assemblies.


Assembly Timetable Term 1
Week 3 – Thursday 16th February – Leadership presentation
Week 4 – Friday 24th February – 2CB class assembly
Week 5 – Friday 3rd March – 3M class assembly
Week 6 – no assembly –Camp week
Week 7 – Friday 17th March – Worship
Week 8 – Friday 24th March – 4D class assembly
Week 9 – Friday 31st March – 4E class assembly
Week 10 – Thursday 6th April – Easter Service/assembly

Sport Note

Reminder that the sport note allowing your child to be accompanied by staff to travel across the road to the Hockey Centre and Southwell Park is required back immediately. Notes need to be printed from school website or through BCC App, signed and then returned as soon as possible. "Read More" to download it from the eNews. » Read More

School Banking 2017

Remember school banking day is TUESDAY.

We are back for a new year of school banking. Students are encouraged to complete the deposit slip themselves, with an example provided below for you:


The student number is written on the inside of the deposit book – if you have previously banked through a different school, you will get a new student number from BCC.

I have just received an email from the Commonwealth Bank with the rewards for 2017 – flyers will go home in the bank books over the next few weeks when you do your first deposit.
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Tokens collected last year can be sent in for an early reward, or if your banker wants to save them up for a reward later in the year hang on to them in a safe place.

 

Tips to help with school banking:

·         Complete the deposit form – as shown above.

·         Keep your tokens at home in a safe place – storing them in the deposit wallet causes it to tear and money can fall out.

 

School Banking also earns the school commission payments – throughout 2016 BCC received $724.70 in commissions as a percentage of the deposits made by our kids. None of this commission money comes from the deposits.

 

If you have any questions you can always put a note in the deposit wallet – more than happy to answer or help with any queries.

 

Vanessa

School Banking Co-ordinator

Welcome to Matthew Hayman

To get to know some of our new staff members, we have asked them a couple of questions.

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1. What are you teaching at BCC? Year 3
2. Are you a local? Born in NSW, but live in Crace
3. What cheers you up? Being with friends and family, church and sport

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why? A photo of the science lesson plan I wrote up on the whiteboard (to remind me what I taught)
5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber? Book: Green eggs and ham, Harry Potter, Tomorrow when the war began series
6. Where do you go to church? New Life Presbyterian Church in Ngunnawal
7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched? The light between oceans
8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why? Jesus’ life and time because I’d like to know what it felt like back then
9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)? Mix of genre soft metal – romantic love songs
10. What is your favourite restaurant? Subway
11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? Windows because they are easier to use/follow
12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching? I enjoy playing most sports: Ultimate frisbee, tennis, cricket, soccer, golf, rugby league, squash to name a few
13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin? NSW I dislike everything about Queensland but I won’t go into that!
14. What Teams do you support? Dragons, Arsenal, Tahs/brumbies, Syd FC, Sydney Swans
15. Where are you worked previously? Multiple public schools as a relief teacher – Multiple restaurants around Canberra and some in Europe.

Award Winners for the Week

Each week Junior School teachers recognise student achievements in various subjects. This fortnight's award winners are:

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Positive Start

Kinder – Andrew Vattoly, Laura Esplin, Aarna Bodar

Year 1 – Tyson Huynh, Katie Derryberry, Noah Codrington

Year 2 – Tahlia Rushbrook, Savannah Speirs, Cameron Thornley

Year 3 – Jai Muthia, Kavi Seneviratne, Amy Ho

Year 4 – Zara Young, Christopher Rendina, Edie Corin

Teacher’s Choice

Kinder – Ryan Huang, Mani Bray, Ethan Cadiz

Year 1 – Sam Knight, Jacob Cainero, Benjamin Lewington

Year 2 – Keshes Berger, Oliver Nocera, Jasmine Stevens

Year 3 – Flynn Honey, Annabelle Cosh, Daniel Lewington

Year 4 – Abigail Hare, Jim Hodgson, Kiara Mangu

ROCK

Kinder – Emily Zhang, Austin Tong, Sophina Zhao

Year 1 – Amelia Clark, Zac Witteveen, Marley Hately

Year 2 – Ollie Menakaya, Benjamin Axford, Matthew Steele

Year 3 – Aaron Wan, Morgan Fowler, Abigail Donaldson

Year 4 – Jaron Chitsaka, Lani Otsile, Caitlin van der Walt

Uniform Requirements Term 1 - Summer Uniform Junior School

Please check the uniform requirements on the 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. Click below to view the new Sports Uniform.

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Please note there is a new Sport Uniform being fazed in during 2017. If you require a sport uniform please purchase it through the BCC Uniform Shop. Please assist us to ensure that all students wear their uniform with pride

Lyneham Middle School News

Middle School Update

Dear BCC Middle School friends and families,
Last week was our first full week of structured classes and our students have started developing skills to help them with their confidence and organisation. As in previous years the Middle School students all meet for muster at 8:55am. At muster students are given relevant information for the day and I urge them to make their way there in a timely manner.

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As we move through the school year I encourage our families to allocate regular time in their busy weeks to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world and God's gifts. God's wonder was evident as a week of extreme heat came to a close, I was reminded by some Year 5 students that any situation can be a learning experience. They recorded the temperature around the school throughout the day and competently produced several line graphs, clearly visualising the best and worst places. We also celebrated fellowship at our Wednesday Assembly with the Middle School Worship Group and were treated to an inspirational speech from Geoff Roberts.

For those members of our school community who were unable to attend the Middle School Information Night I have provided a brief summarised version of the key information. During the evening parents were given an opportunity to hear from Pastoral and Subject teachers. A personal thanks to goes to Gemma White for her thoughts in prayer and Anita Stephens for her presentation on the school portal and Phone App.

Yours in Christian Education,

Mrs. Rebecca Drumgold
Head of Middle School

Parent Information Night Summary

Head of Middle School 2017 Goals
- To foster an engaging Learning Environment through Faith
- To promote and support the growth of Academic Excellence

Our School Values of ROCK
Respect Obedience Confidence Kindness

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Support us to achieve our goals of WISE
Wisdom Integrity Service Excellence

Community Partnerships (Presented by Anita Stephens)

Year Group Ambassador’s
• Bronwen & Allen Bondfield
• Rebecca & Robert Drummond
• Deidre & Jim Efstathiou
BCC P&F
• PIPS- Parents in partnership Scheme

I also outlined the new management structure and how it can support our students with their learning and personal growth. For personal issues the Pastoral Teacher should be the first port of call and the Head of Middle School if further discussions are required. For subject specific concerns please contact subject teacher first and if further assistance required contact the Head of Faculty, (HoF).

To help I have listed the relevant HoF’s below:

Head of Creative and Preforming Arts – Mrs Gemma White
Head of English – Mrs Stacey Kernaghan
Head of HASS and Careers – Mr Ben Archer
Head of Language and LOTE – Mrs May Liu
Head of Mathematics – Mr Paul Thompson
Head of PDHPE – Mr Pete Mitchell
Head of Science – Mrs Felicity McLure

Middle School Camps

Year 5 - 8 students will have received their camp notes last week. Please be prompt with returning all documents, completed and signed. There is also an online copy of all forms available. Equipment lists have been issued and I suggest having two copies of the list, one for seeing what needs to be bought or acquired and the other to tick off as the items are placed in the bag for camp. These camps involve both educational and faith activities. If for some reason your son or daughter are unable to attend, please contact Head of Middle School ASAP.


Yr 7 Vaccinations

Last week the first round of compulsory vaccinations was completed. Year 7 students are to be congratulated on their patience and bravery during the process. The second round will be later in the year in Term 2.

Class Captains

This week during our assembly our Middle School Class Captains for Semester 1 will be announced. » Read More

Year 5
5 RC
Jamie Henderson
Lachlan Blight

5C
Alexander Efstathiou
Finella Mills

5N
Harrison Brown
Mikayla Kemp.

Year 6
6B
Henry Morgan (assisted by Michael Herald due to eyesight issue)
Deborah Ridley.

6N
Oscar Howie
Nicola Efstathiou

6D
Cooper Radcliff
Liliana Beckett


Year 7

7B
Jayden Chitsaka
Kaytlin Lloyd

7A
Cheryl Mabvira
Vishnu Muthiah

7H
Paterson (Sonny) Bell
Loraya Taylor-Jenson.


Year 8

8Wi
Izak Le Grange
Binaca Gouws

8L
Harvey Blackmore
Elisabeth Honey


8W
Beya Babyack
Joel Trindorfer

Sport Note

Reminder that the sport note allowing your child to be accompanied by staff to travel across the road to the Hockey Centre and Southwell Park is required back immediately. Notes need to be printed from school website or through BCC App, signed and then returned as soon as possible. "Read More" to download it from the eNews. » Read More

Welcome to Peter Mitchell

To get to know some of our new staff members, we have asked them a couple of questions.

Checkout Mr Mitchell's O'Connor Christian School Kindergarten photograph (Brindabella Christian College was formerly known as O'Connor Christian School). » Read More

1. What are you teaching at BCC? Head of Health & Physical Education. I will be teaching HPE, Outdoor Ed and the Duke of Edinburgh award program.
2. Are you a local? Yep I’m from Canberra.

3. What cheers you up? Any sport that raises my adrenaline; snowboarding, mountain biking, canyoning.
4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why? My 3 year old son riding his bike without training wheels, little legend.
5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber? Bad Lip Reading on youtube- It’s nice to laugh at nonsense occasionally.
6. Where do you go to church? Eternity Church, Kambah.
7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched? Australian Open Tennis- but I lost interest after the third round when all the Aussies got knocked out.
8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why? The parting of the Red Sea.
9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)? Very varied, anything that enhances the particular mood I’m in and make me worship, tap my foot, dance, wind the window down etc.
10. What is your favourite restaurant?I have three small children so I don’t get out much. But I am a big fan of Vietnamese food.
11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? I’m sorry I am not committed enough to learn how to use a Mac.
12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching? I’d rather play sports than watch it and I have given nearly everything a go, currently I do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, CrossFit and slacklining.
13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin? Blues by default, but I still married a Queenslander.
14. What Teams do you support? Brumbies.
15. Where have you worked previously? I have come over from Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa, I was there for 7.5 years. Before that I was a youth worker at the juvenile detention centre and Gungahlin Youth centre, so I love the difference in students in Christian schools and the message of true hope that staff can freely give here, such a blessing.

Maths Tutorial for Middle & Senior School Students

This year we are offering Maths Tutorials for students who need help and support with their Maths. It is a drop in time where students can come with specific questions and/or do their Maths homework during school. » Read More

Maths Tutorial - MS4

The availability is as follows:  

MonA - Mrs Dromgold - L2

TueA - Mr Thompson - L1

ThuA Ms Johnston - P7

 

MonB - Mrs Dromgold - L2

TueB - Mr Wijnberg - P7 - Library

WedB - Ms Johnston - L2

ThuB - Mr Thompson - L2

FriB - Mrs McMaster - L1

Welcome to Vaughan Minto

To get to know some of our new staff School teachers, we have asked them a couple of questions.

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1.       What are you teaching at BCC? Food Technology and junior D and T (Woodwork).

2.       Are you a local?  South Side – but grew up in Timor Indonesia as a missionary kid.

3.       What cheers you up?  Spending quality time with my wife and kids.

4.       What was the last photo you took on your phone and why? A food presentation-eat with your eyes first!

5.       What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber? Besides the bible, I love reading car reviews on Caradvice.com.au

6.       Where do you go to church? “Redhill Church”-Churches of Christ.

7.       What was the last movie/TV program you watched? Sing. Love any animations.

8.       What historical event would you have liked to witness and why? Jesus turning the water into wine. I like a nice Barossa Shiraz.

9.       What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)? United Pursuit band- contemporary worship music.

10.   What is your favourite restaurant? Wow, hmmm so many. But favourite café at the moment is Double Shot at Deakin has awesome coffee and food.

11.   Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? Anything Android(google), as its two thirds the price but works fine for me.

12.   What sports do you enjoy playing, watching? T20 BBL cricket and AFL in the winter.

13.   Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin? NSW but haven’t followed it for 20 years!

14.   What Teams do you support? Carlton/GWS and Sydney Thunder/Melbourne Renegades(Brad Hogg is a legend!)

15.   Where are you worked previously? Emmaus Christian School for 7 1/2 years as the Food and Woodwork Teacher.

16.   What is my favorite pastime? Going to the beach and eating with friends and extended family.

What’s on in Middle School

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

Upcoming Dates:

17 February - Swimming Carnival

This Friday we will again travel to Gungahlin Leisure Centre for our annual Swimming Carnival. Students aged from 9 will compete in several events over the day. As part of the carnival students are asked to wear appropriate house colours.

Namadgi - yellow

Bimberi - blue

Booroomba – Red

Gudgenby - green

3 March - Yr 7 Immunisation

8-10 March - Years 3-8 Camps

22 March - AFP Cyber Safe

28-29 March - Parent teacher Interviews

7 April - Cross Country



Uniform Requirements Term 1 - Summer Uniform Middle School

Please note that Term 1 means that Middle School students must wear Summer Uniform. 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.

Click below to view the new Sports Uniform.
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Please note there is a new Sport Uniform being fazed in during 2017. If you require a sport uniform please purchase it through the BCC Uniform Shop.

Lyneham Senior School News

Senior School Update

Dear Senior School Parents and Caregivers,
It has certainly been a busy fortnight at the College. Students are settling into the new school year with ease and getting to know the students in their Connect Groups and classes. We have had a number of new students join us in Senior School this year and it has been great seeing them get to know their peers and settle into the Brindabella community so quickly.

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Students will have now started to receive assessment items for a range of subject areas and I encourage all of our students to begin looking at how they are going to organise themselves to ensure they remain on top of their work commitments in each subject. If your student is struggling with organisation I ask you to encourage them to speak to their Connect Group teacher, their classroom teacher or myself for advice.

Thank you to the parents and carers that attended the 9/10 and 11/12 Information evenings. Both evenings began with a ‘Meet and Greet’ Sausage Sizzle, which was a wonderful opportunity to touch base with their child’s Connect Group and classroom teachers. We then moved into the Leadership and Learning centre where we outlined the expectations of, and opportunities available to students in Senior School. The Year 9/10 evening culminated in an informative presentation by Matt and Thomas from the Outdoor Education Group, the providers for the Year 9/10 camp at ‘Biloela’ in the Southern Highlands, which allowed an opportunity to see some of the equipment required for camp and to ask questions about the camp program and requirements. The feedback from having this opportunity has been particularly positive. The Year 11/12 evening finished with parents and carers able to attend workshops looking at careers, work experience and post school pathways; ACT College system explained and organisational skills for College and into the future.

I am looking forward to seeing our students participate in the Swimming Carnival on Friday at Gungahlin Leisure Centre. It is always a fun-filled day and we have a number of top swimmers at the College who will showcase their swimming talent. Non-swimmers are encouraged to participate by actively supporting their House, assisting with official duties where appropriate and competing in novelty events. Please be advised that this is a compulsory school day and all students are expected to attend. Parents are asked to provide written explanation of any absence to your child’s Connect Group teacher.


Yours in Christian service,

Mrs Cecelia Davey
Head of Senior School (Pastoral Care)

2017 Senior Leaders Induction Service

On Monday 13th February we welcomed a new group of student leaders to positions of responsibility at the 2017 Senior Leaders Induction service. Students across Years 7 – 12 and staff voted for the nominees and an outstanding group of young people have emerged as the appointed leaders for 2017. We also welcomed our 2017 College Captains to their positions at the service. Our College Captains nominated themselves as interested in the position and the final selection was from amongst the student leadership body. We pray that they will have a significant impact on both the College and wider communities. We had so many amazing young people putting their hand up for leadership this year and I want to encourage everyone who applied this year, regardless of whether they have a badge or not, to enjoy stepping into leadership this year.

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I would like to congratulate the following students who have been elected as student leaders for 2017.

Year 9:
Annick Theron, Grace Rogerson, Maxwell Etherington and James Rogerson

Year 10:
Rachael Jayatilaka, Alice Larsen, Sarah Zwajgenberg, Caleb Hodgson, Nicolas Nocera and Jacob Paull

Year 11:
Tania Correia, Ruby Larsen, Hannah McIlvray, Isaac Honey, Matthew Robinson and Ruan Janse van Rensberg

Year 12:
Natasha Correia, Letita Godfrey, Ardeena Heffernan, Grace Rogerson, Jaedin Garrad, Ryan Logue, Archie Thirkill and Bradley Sturzaker.

I am also very pleased to announce that the 2017 Brindabella Christian College Captains are:
Grace Rogerson and Archie Thirkill.

Well done to all of our elected student leaders, we look forward to a great year with you serving in the College

Photos by Jack M in year 12.

Year 12 – Queensland Core Skills Test

Today our Year 12 Tertiary package students sat the 2017 Queensland Core Skills Test. This forms a component of the College’s ACT Skills Test preparation program by providing them with a similar test environment to the AST which is held later in the year. We look forward to receiving feedback from the QCST results so we can use this information to help inform student preparations approaching the ACT Scaling Test (AST) which is used in the calculation of ATARs.


Senior School Camp Program

On Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th February, students in Year 12 will be attending the Year 12 Leadership Camp at Warrumbui Conference Centre in Murrumbateman. Students will enjoy 3 days of community building, worship and leadership training and will then be leading on younger year level camps in week 6.

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Students in Year 11 will attend an Introduction to Year 11 camp at Wollongong from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th February. Students will travel to the University of Wollongong each day for sessions focussing on such things as how the ACT College system works, study and organisational skills and the AST. They will also have a tour of the University campus and listen to a presentation by a UOW representative. Each afternoon they will participate in organised activities at Bellambi beach.

Students in Years 9 and 10 will be attending the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Camp at ‘Biloela’ from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th February. The highly qualified staff from the Outdoor Education Group have prepared an excellent program of activities and students are looking forward to the experience.

Notes have gone home to all students for these camps and we are very much looking forward to an exciting and friendship building time together on each of these camps.

Moderation Day

Tuesday 7 March is Moderation Day 1 for 2017. For families who are new to Senior School please note that this is a non-teaching day for all students in Years 9-12.

Senior School Social

On Friday 17th February Senior School students will have the opportunity to attend the Senior School Social evening from 6:00pm - 8:30pm in the Leadership and Learning Centre. This will be the first event organised by the newly inducted Student Leaders and is always an exceptional night for the students with fun activities and dinner together. Please mark this date in the calendar for what promises to be an excellent night.

Sport Note

Reminder that the sport note allowing your child to be accompanied by staff to travel across the road to the Hockey Centre and Southwell Park is required back immediately. Notes need to be printed from school website or through BCC App, signed and then returned as soon as possible. "Read More" to download it from the eNews. » Read More

Welcome to Peter Mitchell

To get to know some of our new staff members, we have asked them a couple of questions.

Checkout Mr Mitchell's O'Connor Christian School Kindergarten photograph (Brindabella Christian College was formerly known as O'Connor Christian School). » Read More

1. What are you teaching at BCC? Head of Health & Physical Education. I will be teaching HPE, Outdoor Ed and the Duke of Edinburgh award program.
2. Are you a local? Yep I’m from Canberra.

3. What cheers you up? Any sport that raises my adrenaline; snowboarding, mountain biking, canyoning.
4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why? My 3 year old son riding his bike without training wheels, little legend.
5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber? Bad Lip Reading on youtube- It’s nice to laugh at nonsense occasionally.
6. Where do you go to church? Eternity Church, Kambah.
7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched? Australian Open Tennis- but I lost interest after the third round when all the Aussies got knocked out.
8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why? The parting of the Red Sea.
9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)? Very varied, anything that enhances the particular mood I’m in and make me worship, tap my foot, dance, wind the window down etc.
10. What is your favourite restaurant?I have three small children so I don’t get out much. But I am a big fan of Vietnamese food.
11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? I’m sorry I am not committed enough to learn how to use a Mac.
12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching? I’d rather play sports than watch it and I have given nearly everything a go, currently I do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, CrossFit and slacklining.
13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin? Blues by default, but I still married a Queenslander.
14. What Teams do you support? Brumbies.
15. Where have you worked previously? I have come over from Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa, I was there for 7.5 years. Before that I was a youth worker at the juvenile detention centre and Gungahlin Youth centre, so I love the difference in students in Christian schools and the message of true hope that staff can freely give here, such a blessing.

Maths Tutorial for Middle & Senior School Students

This year we are offering Maths Tutorials for students who need help and support with their Maths. It is a drop in time where students can come with specific questions and/or do their Maths homework during school. » Read More

Maths Tutorial - MS4

The availability is as follows:  

MonA - Mrs Dromgold - L2

TueA - Mr Thompson - L1

ThuA Ms Johnston - P7

 

MonB - Mrs Dromgold - L2

TueB - Mr Wijnberg - P7 - Library

WedB - Ms Johnston - L2

ThuB - Mr Thompson - L2

FriB - Mrs McMaster - L1

Welcome to Vaughan Minto

To get to know some of our new staff School teachers, we have asked them a couple of questions.

» Read More

1.       What are you teaching at BCC? Food Technology and junior D and T (Woodwork).

2.       Are you a local?  South Side – but grew up in Timor Indonesia as a missionary kid.

3.       What cheers you up?  Spending quality time with my wife and kids.

4.       What was the last photo you took on your phone and why? A food presentation-eat with your eyes first!

5.       What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber? Besides the bible, I love reading car reviews on Caradvice.com.au

6.       Where do you go to church? “Redhill Church”-Churches of Christ.

7.       What was the last movie/TV program you watched? Sing. Love any animations.

8.       What historical event would you have liked to witness and why? Jesus turning the water into wine. I like a nice Barossa Shiraz.

9.       What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)? United Pursuit band- contemporary worship music.

10.   What is your favourite restaurant? Wow, hmmm so many. But favourite café at the moment is Double Shot at Deakin has awesome coffee and food.

11.   Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? Anything Android(google), as its two thirds the price but works fine for me.

12.   What sports do you enjoy playing, watching? T20 BBL cricket and AFL in the winter.

13.   Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin? NSW but haven’t followed it for 20 years!

14.   What Teams do you support? Carlton/GWS and Sydney Thunder/Melbourne Renegades(Brad Hogg is a legend!)

15.   Where are you worked previously? Emmaus Christian School for 7 1/2 years as the Food and Woodwork Teacher.

16.   What is my favorite pastime? Going to the beach and eating with friends and extended family.

What’s happening in Senior School

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


Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday 15 February - Year 12 students will sit the QCST test. All students completing a tertiary package must attend

Friday 17 February - Swimming Carnival

Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February - Year 9/10 Camp at ‘Biloela’, Belanglo NSW

Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February BCC Camps:

·         Year 11 Camp – at Wollongong NSW

·         Year 12 Camp –  at Warrumbui NSW


Tuesday 7 March - Moderation Day. This is a non-teaching day for students in years 9 to 12.

 

Monday 6 March -Senior Leaders will attend the Grip Leadership Conference. More information to follow. .



 


Building resilience in Senior School Students

Building resilience in children and adolescence is an art. Andrew Fuller, an expert Psychologies in children and adolescent resilience, recommends a few helpful tips for parents of Senior School students. » Read More

Uniform Requirements Term 1 - Summer Uniform Senior School

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.

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Please note there is a new Sport Uniform being fazed in during 2017. If you require a sport uniform please purchase it through the BCC Uniform Shop.

General News

artKids

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artKids - Art workshops Yr 1 - 6

l  Does your child want to learn to draw, paint and sculpt?

l  Are they keen to learn more about the world's Great Artists?

l  Do they want to explore their creativity in a fun, supportive
way where there are no such things as 'flops' but only 'flopportunities'?

artKids builds on drawing skills and introduces elements of art and design. We explore the Great Artists using different mediums watercolours, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, inks, clay in a supportive, creative environment. Students learn the language of visual communication so important in our highly-visual modern world.

Workshops run 3.30 - 5.00 pm on Thursday. I meet the children outside the middle school play equipment and provide afternoon tea. Cost is $216 for the 8-week term (excludes Camp week) and includes afternoon tea and all materials - no lugging extra books, pencils, etc to to class! Term starts second week back, 9 February 2017.

Let your child experience the joy of creating. Register your child with artKids now!

“Art class with you is my daughter’s absolute favourite thing in the week. You and Jenna are wonderful with what you provide for the kids. It's a very special class you've developed and we’d love to join you again.”

Turner parent,Yr 3 child

 

Book your place now! Robyn Thurecht, Connect 2 Creativity at robynthurecht@gmail.com or 0405 014 180.

Toby's Music Tuition - Drum Lessons - Flute lessons

My name's Toby Wagner and I teach drums and flute at BCC

I believe in giving personalised, fun and professional lessons with clear goals for students to achieve.


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Lessons are $32 for a 30m private lessons and are done at BCC during school hours.
Feel free to contact me or visit my website if you have questions
0479 034 582
tobysmusictuition@gmail.com
tobysmusictuition.com.au

Community News

Ainslie Football Club

The Ainslie Football Club is committed to being an active part of the Ainslie & North Canberra community.
Our Football Board has set the development of strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with community organisations as one of its strategic pillars. We want the community to know what we are doing and in turn we are looking at ways to help other community groups. » Read More

What’s On at Ainslie:
~ February 14 - Kicking Clinics & Australia Post AFL Community Camp with the GWS Giants
Open to all boys & girls, no footy experience is required. Gold coin donation to go to our charity partners St Vincent de Paul & Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
1) 4 weeks of Kicking Clinics at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie start with a visit from GWS Giants players on Tuesday Feb 14 from 4:30-5:30pm. Photos, autographs, sausage sizzle through to 6pm. Make sure you bring your GWS cap/jumper/shorts to be signed. The event is OPEN TO ALL, not just Ainslie players! It really is a great chance for players to invite their mates down to meet a Giant and learn about Footy & Ainslie.
2) 4 weeks of Kicking Clinics at Harrison Oval start Monday Feb 20 from 4:30-5:30pm.

~ February 26 – St Vincent de Paul Doorknock
The Ainslie Football Club will again be assisting St Vincent de Paul with its Doorknock on Feb 26.
The time commitment is somewhere in the vicinity of 60-90mins, meeting at the Ainslie Football & Social Club at 10am. Please help Vinnies help those in need. On the past years our players & families have collected approximately $5,000 and we’re hoping for similar success this year.

~ March 19 – Ainslie Open day
We are very excited to have Jess Bibby [GWS Giants Womens Team & former Opal & Capitals basketball player] join us. As well, newly elected Ainslie Football Board member Carrie Graf will be with us.
There will be fun activities for players/participants, a kick & a catch with some of Ainslie’s premiership players, opportunities to talk to the Club’s physio and podiatrist about issues you may be concerned about (oscar schlatters syndrome is a common one), have a chat to some of our coaches, music from some of our Ainslie juniors, check out our new Memorabilia Room, BBQ, and so much more.
Its a great chance for people to have a look around and find out a little bit more about Ainslie Football Club.

~ Season Ahead, including new Girls Only Teams
It is exciting to see the growth of Junior Footy, and particularly the growth in Girls Footy. Season 2017 will see 2 new “Girls Only” teams at the u10s & u12s age groups, adding to Youth Girls teams at u15s & u18s.
Overall we have teams/programs for Boys & Girls from age 5 onwards.
Registration information is available at www.ainsliefootball.com.au/registration-c17qx


The Ainslie Football Club – Juniors Facebook page is the best place to go for what’s happening.
There is also of information available on our website www.ainsliefootball.com.au, click on the ‘Juniors’ link at the top of the screen.


How we would like to engage
As advised at the end of last year, Ainslie Football Club is offering services to assist schools: whether this be at an Assembly, AFL participation sessions, PE classes or in a completely different way. We look forward to discussing details with you. At the end of last year we assisted Harrison School with a program that involved a couple of coaches and 6 Year 11-12 students. Here is an extract from an email from Harrison School.

"Thank you for running such a wonderful program with our 7 to 9 students last year.
The weather was very hot but the students really enjoyed learning the rules and skills involved with AFL.......Again thank you for such a well-run, fun 2 days with the students.
Your coaches were great and the students gave really good feedback about the clinics."


Kind Regards,

Simon Holt
Junior Football Manager
E: simon.holt@ainsliefootball.com.au M: 0423 060 061
W: www.ainsliefootball.com.au F: Ainslie Football Club - Juniors T: @ainslie_fc

APFACTS Updates

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

Dr Justin Coulson PhD
We have secured a brilliant speaker for Term One, Dr Justin Coulson.
Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s most qualified parenting and wellbeing experts. He is a celebrated author, has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is well known expert in this field. He regularly appears in the media for expert commentary. Justin also lives what he promotes, as the father of six girls ranging from 2 to 16. He is down-to-earth and relatable, not afraid to share his personal experiences and learning.
Pre-Sale tickets will be made available only to parents at APFACTS member schools before they are opened for public release ($25) in Week 3.

The ticket price for APFACTS school members is $20. Simply enter the discount code “Member” when booking your tickets.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Venue: Daramalan College
Topic: Parenting Tools to Help Your Adolescent Thrive
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/help-your-adolescent-thrive-tickets-31588851104


Date: Thursday, March 9th 2017
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Venue: Canberra Grammar School
Topic: Are your children addicted to technology?
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-my-children-addicted-to-technology-tickets-31589124923

We can’t wait to hear this brilliant presenter!
Get in early before tickets are opened to the general public.
Send us an email: executiveofficer@apfacts.org.au  


We are keen to hear your thoughts. Send us an email: executiveofficer@apfacts.org.au 

Linda Fleming
Executive Officer
Email: executiveofficer@apfacts.org.au
02 6287 3538

Uni-Norths OWLS

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