Brindabella Christian College

Message from our Principal

Dear Brindabella Christian College Community

Last Friday was World Teachers' Day, celebrated in more than 100 countries. This day was established by UNESCO in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society. As World Teachers' Day is held internationally on 5 October, it usually falls during school holidays, so Australia tends to holds its celebrations on the last Friday of October each year. The day is an opportunity to reflect on how staff in schools work with families to: » Read More

  • Create opportunities

  • Empower minds, and

  • Transform lives.

Staff at the College were blessed with a beautiful message of appreciation from our P & F President and handmade chocolate flowers from the P & F, which was appreciated by all.

In Colossians 3:15–17, Paul writes to teach us of the need for thankfulness: 

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” 

Developing thankfulness isn’t simply a behaviour for individuals- we are called to be thankful in all that we do, be that in our families, or as work colleagues, and in our case, as a College community. This passage from Colossians tells us how important gratitude is. One sign of a spiritually vital community is naturally occurring expressions of thanksgiving. It is a reminder to all of us to give gratitude to our God each and every day for the incredible gift we have of salvation through Jesus, and for the bounty of blessings He gives to our College. I would like to share with you some of the many things we have been blessed with over the last few weeks.

At the start of this term, twelve of our Year 10 students competed, along with a number of other large independent schools, in a Maths Day at Burgmann Anglican School. One of our teams came second, which is a fantastic achievement! The day is modelled on the annual ANU maths day for Year 12 students. Teams had to work on a range of mathematical challenges. We have recently received the results from the AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition) in August this year, where over 100 of our students across both campuses from Year 3 up competed in the competition. Certificates will be given to students over the next week. A number of our students went very well in the AMC, and their achievements will be celebrated shortly.

On Friday evening several of our Year 12 students completed their practical assessment for music; this well run event was coordinated by Mrs White. The quality of the performances was very high, and it was clearly evident that much hard work over a very long time had gone into each student’s preparation. It was a privilege to be part of the audience while the students performed in front of the assessors, and a great reminder of the quality of teaching and learning occurring in the senior school- the students, their teachers and their supportive families are to be congratulated.

Last Thursday evening our Year 10 students held their Spring Gala at Regatta Point. The event was a fantastic display of thoughtful and fun student organisation under the support of Mr Thompson. All students behaved in a way that was a credit to our College. The venue provided us with a security guard who told me during the night that she had never seen young people conduct themselves so respectfully and courteously at any event she has attended.

Many families will be aware that Transport Canberra has released the new bus routes for our College. The Lyneham campus is particularly impacted by the loss of a number of dedicated school buses: where there are currently 17 dedicated school bus routes, this will reduce to 6 from the start of next year. The new BCC bus routes on the Transport Canberra website can be viewed here. The Lyneham campus will have 6 dedicated school bus routes (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon). We will have 10 (5 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon) public bus routes, including one Rapid service. I have had two meetings with Transport Canberra officials already this term, including last Friday with the Executive Officer of APFACTS. It has been made very clear that new approach is “finalised for all intents and purposes”. The critical information for all of us now is the timetables for the new bus routes- at this stage the timetables are not expected to be out until the first week of December. While we acknowledge Transport Canberra is committing to some steps to assist children at interchanges, the College remains concerned about student safety, we are not at all satisfied with the proposed actions: dedicated Safety Officers and totem poles (as a sign of where to get help) go some way but do not give the same level of security that a dedicated school bus route provides parents now. I will continue to work with the P & F, the Association of Independent Schools and the Board to have our concerns addressed.

Many of you will have seen media last week on the release of the latest educational report from the Grattan Institute, “Measuring student progress- a state by state report card”. This report contained a sobering assessment on the low growth in learning by students in the ACT compared to other like schools in other states. A number of recommendations are contained in this report, including the need to commit to a the Gonski 2.0 goal of every student making at least a year of progress every year- a goal first articulated by the world renowned, Melbourne based, educational academic Professor John Hattie. There was also a clear recommendation to focus on teaching effectiveness. Our College is already focusing on better understanding student progress and teacher effectiveness. Classroom teachers have commenced examining the diagnostic aspects of the NAPLAN results from this year to better understand where we need to improve teaching focus, and we have started working with two former ACARA consultants to dive deeply into the Australian Curriculum to ensure our teaching is as well informed as it can be.

The selection process for the new Head of Pastoral Care- Senior Secondary has concluded, and Mrs Keturah Jones will start with us from the beginning of next year. Mrs Jones is currently Head of Pastoral Care at Nowra Anglican College. She brings to our College a wealth of experience in pastoral care, as well as experience in teaching secondary English to Year 12 and Christian Studies.

God bless you.

Christine Lucas





Whole School News

Library News

The Library will once again be holding a Book Fair giving families the chance to purchase quality books at discount prices. It will take place from 19 to 23 November and books will be for sale during Lunch 1 for students and after school until 4pm for family and friends. A percentage of the takings from the Book Fair will go towards purchasing new books for the Library so please take this opportunity to support the school and perhaps do some Christmas shopping at the same time.

Performing ARTS

Congratulations to our College Music students for their wonderful performances on Friday evening! Students performed 2 assessment pieces for an audience of family, friends and moderation markers. The Flower Duet was a highlight, as well as pieces from Gabrielli, Rachmaninoff, Demi Lovato and 13: The Musical.

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Battle of the Bands

School of Rock and BCC’s Junior, Intermediate and Senior Bands are excitedly rehearsing for their performance at Emmaus Christian School’s Twilight Fair this Friday afternoon. We are looking forward to sharing our music with the Emmaus bands in a spirit of friendly competition as we battle it out for the Battle of the Bands trophy.

Performances will commence at 5:00pm, with adjudication concluding by 7:00pm. Students performers are asked to arrive by 4:30 to warm-up.

Presentation Night 2018 – December 6, Llewellyn Hall

Every year at Presentation Night the BCC College community gathers to celebrate, reflect on the year past and thank God for His faithfulness. Performing Arts items have become an important part of the night, showcasing the gifts of our students and staff and inspiring us to worship. Being part of these items is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop their gifts and be involved in a high calibre performance in a beautiful venue. We are excited to extend an invitation to students to be part of the performances.

The following groups will be part of the performances.

  • Cast of 2018 Musical
  • Chamber Strings
  • Junior, Intermediate and Senior Bands
  • Junior, Middle and Senior School Choirs
  • Djembe group
  • Year 5 / 6 students will form a combined choir
  • Year 7 & 8 Dance group (formed specially for Presentation Night)
  • Senior Dance group (formed specially for Presentation Night)
  • Senior Drama students (details TBC)

Students are welcome to join these groups for Term 4 to rehearse especially for Presentation Night performances. To allow the performance to go smoothly we ask students to make a commitment to attend all rehearsals. A rehearsal schedule will be sent home with the permission note and displayed at Student Reception. Our final rehearsal is an all day technical run-through at the venue on December 6.

For more information on how your child can be involved in this fantastic opportunity please contact me at jessroberts@bcc.act.edu.au.

Chamber Strings Rehearsal Time

Please note that Chamber Strings will now rehearsal on Thursday afternoon from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. For more information please contact Strings Coordinator, Rebecca Lovett at rebeccalovett@bcc.act.edu.au.

Term 4 Key Dates

Battle of the Bands @ Emmaus Twilight Fair                        November 2, 5:00pm

St Ninians Christmas Concert                                                   November 27, 2:00pm

JS Classroom Music Showcase                                                  November 29, 12:30pm (TBC)

Presentation Night Dress Rehearsal @ BCC                          December 5

Presentation Night Tech Rehearsal @ Llewellyn Hall         December 6

Presentation Night Performance                                             December 6, 6:15pm

MS Classroom Music Showcase                                               December 11    




Sports Desk

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Brodie has been selected to represent the ACT in the 2018 All Schools Athletics Championships in Cairns, 7-9 Dec 2018, in the U14 Boys 90m hurdles event. Stephen Fraser has been selected in the U18 Boys throwing events. Congratulations for all the dedicated training to achieve these results.

Bron(Mrs Bonfield), Matt (2017 BCC Graduate) Tim recently competed in the Riverina Fencing Championships in Wagga Wagga. Tim brought home Gold in the U12’s, U14’s and Novice Foil events. Matt brought home Gold in both the Open Men’s Foil and Open Men’s Epee events, and Bron brought home Gold in both the Open Women’s Foil and Open Women’s Epee events. Congratulations to this fencing family. What a great achievement.


Summer netball is well underway two junior teams playing.. Two mixed teams, an intermediate team, a cadet team and for the second year running a staff/parent team. Our Blaze team was really on fire. Playing brilliantly for another win. Playing in the barmy evenings is certainly a change from the cold Saturday mornings. 

Our junior Oztag team are enjoying competition and are training each week on Tuesday by Mr Hanemaayer and the team is managed by Mrs Radcliffe.

Cricket training also is running on Tuesdays.  Mr Ken Seach is preparing the students for competition next year.

Communicating with School

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

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

Phone: 02 6247 4644

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

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

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

Lyneham ELC News

ELC Lyneham Update

Dear Families,

We have had such a busy fortnight! The PK children have had the opportunity to partake in Kindy Orientation. This is something that we prepare our children for all year and they have showcased their confidence and their capabilities over these orientation days. » Read More

As we creep closer to Christmas and the Advent Season, we are thinking about how we can worship God, thanking Him for the ultimate gift- His Son. We are also reminded of how some people go without during this time and how we are able to bless them. The school have provided the opportunity to partake in Operation Christmas Child and we as the ELC are assisting by holding a fancy dress day in the coming weeks. These seemingly small gifts can make the biggest difference to those for whom basic needs are luxuries.

Although we are very blessed in our lives, we are reminded during this time that we are able to make more of an impact in what we are able to do, give and ways in which we can serve. I encourage you to think on ways that over the Advent Season you can think about the gifts we receive from Christ- Peace, Hope, Joy and Peace.

In the coming weeks we will be preparing our children for Christmas and the celebrations that accompany this time. If you have any books or recipes that talk about an Australian Christmas- we would love for you to share them! If we are able to source enough recipes, we would love to make a Christmas Recipe Book.

I would like to leave you with this verse:

‘whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.’

-          Proverbs 11:25

Yours in Christ,

Tammy.

Our PKs enjoyed their time during Kindy Orientation! We are so very proud of them and the way they were able to show all the learning they have done over their time with us at the ELC. At Kindy Orientation the children were able to show their phonemic knowledge as well as participate in creative activities such as painting and craft!

The P3 children have been learning about the emergency services and the people who keep us safe. The children are particularly interested in the firemen and their work when it comes to stopping fires and keeping wildlife safe during fires. We intend to continue this learning in the coming weeks.



Lyneham Junior School News

Junior School Update

Dear Junior School,

The first two weeks of the term have been busy with a variety of learning experiences. Our new building is designed in such a way that children are able to be working in and out of their classrooms, utilising the space and resources they have. You can often walk through the building and see children engaged in their learning whether they are reading with a parent/grandparent, painting, building, experimenting, recording, making music. It is all a joy to witness and I sincerely hope your children come home and share these experiences with you. » Read More

To support this learning National Children’s Week was celebrated across Australian schools from 19th to 28th October. Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. At Brindabella we celebrated being children by having a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. From the ELC up to Year 5 we had teddy bears of all shapes, sizes and ages attend our picnic. There was such a buzz on before school playground duty as the teddies arrived at school and the joy this brought to the students is immeasurable. A very big thank you to Mrs Denise Mewett for initiating this joyous event.

On Thursday 25th October Brindabella sent 12 students along to Canberra Christian School for the Inter-school Spelling Bee. Our students were terrific representatives for Brindabella and I would like to congratulate the following students on their success:

* Kindergarten – Kathir – 1st

* Year 1 – Hannah – 2nd

* Year 2 – Lucas – 1st, James – 3rd

* Year 3 – Abhinav – 3rd

* Year 4 – Joyce – 2nd

* Year 5 – Jarrod – 2nd

I would like to thank Mrs Chantelle Swanepoel for her thorough organisation leading up to this event and Mrs Helen Tonkin for helping with student supervision on the day.


The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event, created by the United Kingdom's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing. Last week Mrs Denise Mewett invited students to visit her classroom during their lunch time to write letters to the Australian athletes. This initiative of Mrs Mewett’s resulted in several A4 envelopes filled with letters being hand delivered to the athletes by Mrs Mewett’s son. Thank you Mrs Mewett.

A very big thank you for all the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes which were sent in last week. A display of your generous donation will begin this week in the Junior School building. Please continue to return shoeboxes over the next two weeks if you haven’t sent them in yet. On Friday 9th November there will be a whole school non-uniform day where students may wear casual clothes in exchange for a gold coin. The Junior School students will also be holding a Toy Sale. All money raised will go towards the $10 postage required for each shoebox.

During Weeks 3 & 4 students in Kindergarten to Year 2 will be participating in swim 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.

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 2nd November 2018.

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.

‘Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other’ Ephesians 4:2

Yours in Christian Education,

Rebecca Jefferys

Head of Pastoral Care, Junior School






Junior School Dates for the Diary

Upcoming Events

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Term 4

Week 2 –  Friday – Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes due            

Week 3 – Monday – Friday - K-2 Swimming, Wednesday – Year 3 Deep Space Centre excursion

Week 4 – Monday-Friday – K-2 Swimming, Thursday – 2019 Kindergarten Orientation, Friday – Operation Christmas Child Toy Sale and Mufti Day

Week 5 – Wednesday – 2019 new student orientation, Thursday – 2019 Kindergarten Orientation

Week 8 – Thursday – Presentation Evening

Week 9 –  Wednesday – Year 4 Graduation assembly, Thursday – last day of school             



Junior School Assemblies Fridays @ 2:15pm in the Junior School Building



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.

Assemblies begin at 2:15pm.

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Assembly Timetable Term 4

Week 1 – Worship

Week 2 – KS

Week 3 – No assembly

Week 4 – No assembly

Week 5 – KA

Week 6 – KL

Week 7 – Worship

Week 8 - Kinder Nativity – 2:00pm

Week 9 – no assembly



Swimming

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Over weeks 3 and 4 students in Kindy to Year 2 participated in swimming lessons at the Australian Institute of Sport. The students were excited on the first day of swimming as they were put into classes according to their swimming ability. On Friday’s they participated in water safety lessons where they learnt to stay safe around water and how to help someone in danger. By the end of the 2 weeks we saw great improvement in their swimming abilities and their confidence in the water. It was an adventurous couple of weeks and fun was had by all!


School Banking 2018

Print off the above and fill in your details or write down your reward choice and include it with your next banking. If you are unsure how many tokens you have, please write us a note and we will let you know. 10 tokens = 1 reward. Students with 20 tokens can choose 2 rewards.
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Vanessa & Jenny
School Banking Co-ordinators

Lyneham Middle School News

Food Technology

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This term in Year 7 Food Technology, students have been on a flavour-filled journey of discovering different foods. We have been learning about essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates found in grains, bread and rice, which are needed for the second fastest growing stage of life. Students have developed their awareness of environmental and ethical considerations when purchasing ingredients, as well as their uses in cooking and their nutritional value. Students have then been given opportunity to create dishes based on each of these food groups.


Middle School Update

Dear Middle School Families,

I know that I may not be alone in thinking that this last term has just flown by so far. It is a struggle to believe that we are already in Week 3 and only have a few more weeks to go until the end of the term. The struggle that I have at home is trying to convince my wife that the 1st of November is too early to put up the Christmas decorations, but I think that may be a battle that I will lose once again. With the festive season approaching, I often start to think about the idea of showing my appreciation for those around me through actions rather than with gifts. This make me reflect on the following verse from 1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” I often tell our students that any action that they can do, even small, will be greatly appreciated by those around them. This is a message that I will continue to share and hopefully is one that you can see in action in your child (it may explain why they suddenly hang out the washing or unpack the dishwasher without being asked.) » Read More

Coming up in Middle School, the SRC are finishing off their year with a campout at the school with marshmallows and games a plenty, a small group of Year 5 are going on an Eco-Bus tour of Canberra, Battle of Bands at Emmaus College and a Remembrance Day service on the 7th November. We are also starting to get some preparation underway for Presentation evening which is on the 6th December at Llewellyn Hall. In between all these activities, your children are still beavering away to complete all of their classwork so your continued prayer over all of us at the college is greatly appreciated.


Yours in Christian Education, 

Gus Wijnberg 

Head of Pastoral Care, Middle School (Acting) 



School Banking 2018

Print off the above and fill in your details or write down your reward choice and include it with your next banking. If you are unsure how many tokens you have, please write us a note and we will let you know. 10 tokens = 1 reward. Students with 20 tokens can choose 2 rewards.
» Read More


Vanessa & Jenny
School Banking Co-ordinators

Lyneham Senior School News

Senior School Update

Dear Parents,

Last week I had the privilege of representing the College at the unveiling of the expansion plans of the War Memorial. Two Year 11 student leaders, Rachael and Hayley, came with me to the Great Hall at Parliament House. The girls got to meet Ben Roberts-Smith (VC) and I met the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. It was so good to see both sides of parliament put their differences aside and agree to such a project.

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Throughout the presentation by Dr Brendan Nelson, it was evident that the stories of those who have served in the past need to be heard in the present. The few stories we did hear described the sacrifice, the dedication and the valour our service men and women have given to our country for over 100 years. Their stories will now be heard and told due to this expansion.

With this in mind, we had the Remembrance Day assembly last week. It gave all students an opportunity to remember and honour those in our own community who have served and who continue to serve. It was a special and sombre time, one led by the students whose parents currently serve in Defence. The dedication and sacrifices families make cannot be underestimated.

To those in our community who serve to make and keep our country safe—thank you.

To the families who support them and allow them to do their job—thank you.

To the students whose parents are often posted for lengthy periods of time—thank you.

Lest we forget…

Yours in Christian Education,

Mr Paul Thompson

Year 10 Spring Gala

On Thursday night we had our Year 10 Spring Gala. The committee has been organising this since the beginning of the year. We were all looking forward to it so much and we had a long day of preparing and being nervous. » Read More

Arrivals were so amazing as everyone showed up looking so nice. It was really different and fun to see everyone all dressed up, because usually we are either in casual clothes or school uniform.



When we got to ‘The Deck’, the view was incredible. After our group photo, we spent another 20 minutes admiring the sunset and taking more photos with each other—it was so nice. After a while when we had taken a whole bunch of photos we went inside and everyone had the cutest little name tags on the tables that they were on that some of the girls in our Formal Committee made by themselves.



Throughout the night we had a speech from Mr Buckley, a speech from Mr Hughes, food, dancing, and time to spend with our friends—it was an amazing night.

By Ishoura Consen


iParent

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

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

The website can be accessed via the following address:

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

General News

2018 List of Music Tutors

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

Instrument

Name

Phone

Email

Brass (Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone)

Nova Band Trombone & Euphonium

Dan Mclean

0411407901

trumpetdan@gmail.com

Cello

Year 3 Strings Cello Tutor

Megan Taylor

0427417844

taylormcintyre@bigpond.com

Clarinet / Saxophone

Nova Band Saxophone Tutor

Sam Andrews

0401 619 542

samueldavidgraeme@gmail.com

Clarinet

 

Nova Band Clarinet Tutor

Bori Cser

0435 482 369

bori.cser@gmail.com

Drums / Guitar

Nova Band Percussion Tutor

Toby Wagner

0479 034 582

tobywagner.music@gmail.com

Drum

Simeon Staker

0424488716

simeonstaker@hotmail.com

Flute

Nova Band Flute Tutor

Rebecca Timoney

0409108674

bec.timoney@gmail.com

Guitar

Christopher Van De Weilan

0468515358

chrizza.v@gmail.com

Guitar

Brooke Pearson

0437763318

brookepearson28@gmail.com

Piano

Jackie Frogley

0412 898 573

jackie@frogley.com.au

Piano

Mandy Maskell

62424441

maskellfamily5@gmail.com

Piano

Megan Goswell

0421 014 941

megangoswell@gmail.com

Saxophone

Nova Band Saxophone Tutor

Oisin Smith-Coburn

0423714024

oisinsmithcoburn@yahoo.com

Trumpet

Nova Band Trumpet Tutor (Semester 2)

Louisa Walton

0405437278

louisa.n.walton@gmail.com

Trumpet

Nova Band Trumpet Tutor 

Patrick Haesler

0458 511 579

pachaesler@gmail.com

Violin / Strings Program Co-ordinator

Year 3 Strings Tutor

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

Rebecca Lovett

0437 882 295

rebeccalovett@bcc.act.edu.au

Vocals

Sarahlouise Owens

0406377832

sarahlouowens@gmail.com

Vocals

Rebecca Pryor

0404769138

rebeccajaynetuition@outlook.com

Brindabella Christian College is a Nut-Free-Zone!

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

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

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

Thank you!


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

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

OUT OF HOURS CARE

Early Arrivals


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

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

Late Collection


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

Before and After School Care


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

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

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

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

School Fee Finance

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

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

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

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

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

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


Community News

artkids

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After-school art workshops for K–6*, which build on drawing skills and use projects that focus on the elements of art and design. Exploring a variety of mediums, children investigate techniques and artists to learn the language of visual art so important in our modern world. We focus on individual creativity where there are no such things as ‘flops’ in art, only ‘flopportunities’!

Workshops run on Thursday, 3.00 – 5.00 pm. The children meet at the front of the school and are walked next door to St Ninian’s hall. Parents collect children at 5 pm sharp.

Cost for the 10-week term is $350, including afternoon tea and all materials used in class.

* Kindergarten children will be considered after a trial session.



For more information please contact artKids on: 0405 014 180

Or contact them via email at, admin@artkidscanberra.com

Chistian Education in Schools (CEIS)



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

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

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

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