Brindabella Christian College

Message from our Principal

Welcome back to the start of Semester 2 and a warm welcome to those students and their families who have started at the College this term.

The Junior School building is progressing well with the roof trusses being craned into position. After the large concrete pour for the upper level I had the opportunity to tour the building site and get a much better feel for how it will look. It was very exciting seeing where everything fits and how expansive the building is.

At the end of last term we had two very successful trips with a number of our music students joining with Trinity Christian School on a tour of Melbourne and our Chinese and Global Studies students combining for a trip to China. The music students had a number of different performance opportunities during their tour and the feedback I received about the trip was extremely positive. The overseas trip to China, apart from some initial airport delays, was also a successful trip with the students and staff being able to experience a very different culture.
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The College working bee this break was held at the Charnwood campus and it was really appreciated that so many of our Lyneham families turned up on the day. For many, it was the first time they had been to the Charnwood campus and they were able to see firsthand the work that has been done  as the campus continues to grow.

It has been a really positive start to the term and I am looking forward to this continuing for the remainder of the year. I was talking to the Senior School on the first morning and mentioned to the Year 12 students that this will be their final semester at Brindabella. It was obvious from their faces that they had already realised this and that there will be mixed emotions as their schooling life finishes and they prepare for their next challenge.

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

Update your BCC Phone App - to recieved Co-curricular notifications

This Term we have introduced a number of new "push notifications" for different after school activities such as sport and music.

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We ask all parents to double check their 'push notification' settings...so they recieve notifications for the right Year level, and for the right after school activities such as Active Afters, Mountain Bike Riding, Fencing, Senior Workship Group, Junior Choir, Intermediate Band and more.

To ensure your notification settings are correct.... go to your App
- Click More (Bottom right hand side of App)
- Click “Setup Push Notifications”
- Turn on the filters that apply to you.

Please note: Setting up specific ‘push notification’ on your app ensures your push notifications (what flashes up on your phone only) are specific to you. Please be aware the information on the BCC Phone App is relevant to the whole College.

P&F Lyneham Update

Welcome back to Term 3. This term the P and F will run the Father’s Day Breakfast and stall. We will support Encore later in the term.

If you have any questions or would like to assist with either of these events feel free to email us at pflyneham.bcc@gmail.com

Julianne McMaster
P&F Lyneham President

The Entertainment Book 2017-18
If you have not already ordered your entertainment books you can go the front office or order online.

 https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/239j25

Announcing the Brindabella Science Fair 2017!


Students are invited to participate in a Science Fair by preparing a poster describing a scientific investigation that they have carried out. They are also encouraged to enrol in the SEA*ACT Science Fair which follows the Brindabella Science Fair. Students will complete their investigations independently. However, they will have the opportunity to seek guidance and encouragement. We will have three lunch times a week where students may “Ask a Scientist”

Key Dates:

BCC Science Fair projects due: 11th August

Judging: 14th -18th August

Science Fair Display: 21st – 25th August

SEA*ACT Science Fair projects due: 25th August

Details can be found:

BCC Science Fair Manual 2017 BCC Science Fair Manual 2017 (2538 KB)


SPORTS DESK

Hook into Hockey
In Term 3 Hook into Hockey will again be available to students eleven years & under. The sessions will begin second week back on Tuesday 25 July and again a staff member will walk the students down to the Lyneham Hockey Centre. Please go to this site  to register.

Zone Track & Field Carnivals
As the 12 Years & Under Zone Track & Field Carnival is on Thursday 24 August and the 13 Years & Over Carnival is on Thursday 31 August. Monday training at the AIS will begin Monday 24 July for six weeks. It is strongly recommended all students who intend competing at zone level attend these training sessions.

Fencing
Fencing will continue on Wednesdays throughout Term 3 and new comers are most welcome. The session runs from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Please see Mrs Harch for details if interested.

Chris Harch
Sports Coordinator & PE Teacher

Do you need to complete more PIP Hours?

The BCC Library is looking for parents who would like to help with contacting new English text books. Our Library takes pride in it's work and would like parents to either attend a short briefing on how to cover a book, or are looking for experienced parents who have already recieved this briefing. This is an execellent way to do your PIP hours?

If you would like to earn some more PIP hours covering books please email Rachel Richards on: rachelrichards@bcc.act.edu.au

Performing Arts Desk

New Ensemble – Middle School Choir

This term Mrs Roberts will be starting a Middle School Choir that will rehearse at Lunch 1 on a Monday in the Music Room. A number of students expressed interest in the Middle / Senior Choir but were unable to make the afternoon rehearsal (Middle School students currently participating in the afterschool rehearsal are welcome to continue). It is our hope that this will allow more students to participate in the joy of singing and performing together. We will sing a mix of pop, jazz, classical and musical numbers and perform at a number of school events. We strongly encourage all Middle School students to consider participating (especially those hoping to perform in next year’s musical).

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Year 5 Extension Band

In Semester 2, we will be offering Nova Band students who show interest and aptitude on their instrument the opportunity to participate in the Year 5 Extension Band. This band will rehearse at the same time as the Nova Band but will explore more challenging repertoire and require a slightly increased commitment to at home practise. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who wish to further develop their playing skills and experience the challenge of playing in a smaller ensemble. Please return the note that came home or contact Mrs Roberts at performingarts@bcc.act.edu.au to register your interest.

 

Extension Strings

We are delighted with the progress Yr 3 students are making on their string instruments and would like to offer them the opportunity to further their development in Semester 2 through the Extension Strings program. Extension Strings involves either small group (3-4 students) or individual tuition, Junior String Orchestra (Wednesday 3:30 – 4:15pm) and various performances throughout the year. Please return the note that came home or contact Jacqui Smith or Jessica Roberts at performingarts@bcc.act.edu.au to register your interest.


 

Term 3

Date / Time

Event

Group

25 July

9:45

CSO Noteworthy @ Llewellyn Hall

Years 3 – 6

 

6 September

 

Morshead Manor

Junior Band

Intermediate Band

Intermediate Strings

 

21 September

Encore Festival of the Arts

K -12 Event.

ALL CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS. More details to follow.

 



Changes to School Bus Services 630 & 618

School Service 630 will see a diversion at Gungahlin Marketplace.
Change to route: Due to the closure of Hibberson Street Gungahlin Bus Stops 6043 and 7004 will no longer be serviced. This service will now drop off at Stop ID 5056 – Woolworths car park, Gozzard Street

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School Bus Service 618 will see a diversion at Gungahlin Marketplace.
Change to route: Due to the closure of Hibberson Street Gungahlin Bus Stops 7002 and 6135 will no longer be serviced. This service will now pick up at Stop ID 6003 – Raiders Club, Gozzard Street
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School Bus 618 School Bus 618 (265 KB)

SChool Bus 630 SChool Bus 630 (265 KB)

Commencing: Monday 5 June 2017 until further notice.

We encourage you to view this information now available on the Transport Canberra Website.

We further advise that parents and students are able to use our NXTBUS system to view live bus information for selected stops or stations.

 

Regards,

Transport Canberra

Transport Canberra and City Services | ACT Government

496 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson ACT | GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 | www.act.gov.au

Congratulations - Zoe Malone

Congratulations
Congratulations to Zoe Malone who won first place at the ANU Science Film award for the Senior section.
The judging panel thought the production quality of her film, Dying World, was particularly good. She will participate in a half-day filming Masterclass run at the ANU, with the other prize winners. She has also won a GoPro camera!
Well done Zoe!


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

Lyneham ELC News

ELC Lyneham Update

Dear Families,
We have been changing our rooms over the school holidays. We hope that you agree they look awesome. We have also been blessed with some amazing new educators and teachers. God has answered our prayers for God-filled and spirit-lead people to help raise confident and involved children of Christ.

This brings to mind scripture relating to Paul’s writings to the Corinthians, reflecting of how when people of God come together and work hard for a common goal, there are new wonderful ideas and projects that can be born of the Spirit. We too have been working extremely hard at the ELCs to bring new creation to the opportunity God has given us. With the renovations mostly completed and new resources, we are starting to reap the benefits of our labour for the Lord.

As we move into Term 3, we pray that you our families would see the coming of ‘new’ and share in our joy of learning with and for the children.

‘therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold, the new has come.’
- 2 Corinthians 5:17

In Christ,
Tammy

 

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Lyneham Junior School News

Junior School Update

Welcome to Term 3, 2017. I trust the holidays were a time of rest and relaxation for yourself and your children.
A very warm welcome to our new students and their families. We hope your time here at Brindabella is rewarding and faith filled. We welcome the following students to our classes:

Holly Stockdale – KB
Zara McKee – 1A
Yeheng Wu – 2KB
Charlotte Clarke – 2CB
Jonah Stockdale – 3H
Alec McKee – 3L
Isaac McKee – 3L

The first week of term will be exciting for our Year 3 and 4 students as they present their speeches to their peers as to why they would make good Junior School Student leaders for Semester 2. Once this has been finalised there will be an assembly to present our new Student leaders.

Please remember the school runs a program called PIP: Parent Involvement Program. If you are able to volunteer some time to your child’s class or school events, you may record your time (12 hours total) and avoid the PIP fee of $330. This is a great opportunity to support your child’s school, become involved in school community events and meet other Brindabella parents.

In anticipation of a successful term, filled with fun and learning, thank you for entrusting your children to our care.


My presence
will go with you, and I will give you rest.
 
Exodus 33:14


Yours in Christian Education,

Rebecca Jefferys
Head of Junior School


Yours in Christian Education,
Rebecca Jefferys
Head of Junior School

 

 

 

Chinese History through clothing

Chinese traditional clothing plays an important role in the country's history and culture. Students watched a video about “Chinese Fashion Through the Dynasties” then they dressed up in Chinese custom. They’re actually quite excited by this beautiful Chinese clothing. Some of them even wish this could be our school uniform.

Year 2 Push & Pull Games

What stops Year 2 having fun? Thick fog? Subterranean temperatures? Prickles? Packing 80 kids and 14 adults in one room? Nup. Nothing. The Inaugural Year 2 Push & Pull Games was on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 at the Lyneham campus and it was FANTASTIC!

The Year 2 Charny Champs came over for a day of putting the term’s learning into practise – literally.

The theme of the day was “Push and Pull” as we discovered in our Term 2 Science unit that there are pushing and pulling movements in almost everything we do. We began with a bush dance with some traditional dances and then a dance off between the classes to show off the moves we had been working on in PE. We then had a worship assembly and spent some time getting to know students from the Charnwood campus.

After lunch we headed out to the oval in small groups to participate in some push and pull activities as well as some games from the past that we had learnt about in HASS. Some of the highlights included bobbing for apples, quoits, hopscotch, skipping and hoop races. In the afternoon we got crafty creating some parachute men and felt decorations to attach to blankets for the homeless.

It was a fun day celebrating all of the things we had learnt in Term 2 and getting to know the Charnwood students better. A big thank you to Mrs Beckett for all of her efforts organising the day and to the parents whocame along to help out.

It was a day full of smiles and new friendships made. According to the students it was “AwesomeFUNExcellentFANTASTICFreezingAWESOME!!!!!!”


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‘Get to know’ – Donald Ho

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?
Kindergarten at Charnwood and Junior Art Classes at Lyneham.

2. Are you a local?
Does being in Canberra for 25 years count as a local? I came to Canberra from Sydney in 1992, fell in love with the place and been here since.

3. What cheers you up?
Watching a good movie at home after a scrumptious meal on a Friday (long weekend) night with my family.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
We were in a restaurant, in Kingston, and I took a picture of my mother-in-law goofing around. She was visiting from Sydney. I later sent the picture of an out-of-control woman to her son, my brother-in-law.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
Book: I Give You Authority by Charles H Kraft.
Youtube: It will have to be the "Impractical Jokers" on Youtube.


6. Where do you go to church?
Northside Life Church.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
Still watching the series "Death In Paradise" on Netflix.

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
I would like to witness the 2002 Bledisloe Cup again. That was the last time Australia was victorious over its Trans-Tasman rival, New Zealand. The cup left the Australian shore the following year and has never returned. Although it has been 15 years, it does feel more like 150 years.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
Genre: Country/ Rock/ Bluegrass.
Artist: The Eagles/ Don Henley/ Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson.


10. What is your favourite restaurant?
Thai, Italian, Malaysian. My family and I generally love food.

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
Windows. Macs just seem too expensive for something that is changed every 3 - 4 years.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I generally love any team sport that involves a ball. I used to play Soccer, Volleyball and Rugby (Union) when I was in school. These days, I am quite content just watching.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin
NSW for sure.

14. What Teams do you support?.
Rugby Union: ACT Brumbies
Rugby League: Manly Sea Eagles
Soccer: Don't really follow any team. Too many 'divers' in the game must have killed my interest.


15. Where have you worked previously?
I am a casual relief teacher, therefore I've seen a few schools like:
a) Mother Teresa School
b) Majura Primary
c) North Ainslie Primary
d) Harrison School
I have also spent 3 years teaching English at Xi'an International Studies University in Xi'an, China. (2004 - 2007)


Library News

Make Your Own Story Book Competition
Do you love story books?
Have you ever wanted to create your own? Now is your chance.

Write and illustrate your own picture or story book for the chance to win great prizes.

Entry is for students in Yrs 1-6 and entries can be given to Mrs Richards before the end of July. For more information and an entry form go to http://cbcaact.org.au/myosb/

Rachel Richards

Reading with your Child

Parents seeking practical tips and strategies to encourage their children to read, would benefit from visiting the Victorian Education Department’s website on “Prepping your child for school”. Whilst this website is targeted at primary aged children, the tips and links are beneficial for all ages and will assist parents in developing an active approach to supporting their child’s reading and literacy levels. For more information, please visit:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/primary/Pages/p4p080812.aspx


Stacey Kernaghan
Head of English
Brindabella Christian College Canberra

School Banking 2017

Keep saving for a chance to win a trip to Tokyo Disneyland.
All students who make 15 or more School Banking deposits of any amount by the end of Term 3, 2017 will be automatically entered into the draw to win an unforgettable family trip, for up to two adults and three children, to Tokyo Disneyland.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2017 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit


Junior School Assemblies every Fridays @ 2.30pm in the LLC

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

Assembly Timetable Term 2

Week 1 – 21 July- Worship Assembly
Week 2 – 28 July - Student Leader presentation
Week 3 – 4 August- Worship Assembly

Junior School Dates for the Diary


There will be a lot of events during Term 3. Please check the fortnightly newsletter, phone app, student organiser and P&F Facebook page. There will be more specific information closer to each event. Upcoming events are:

Week 1: 17 July – Kinder Health Checks
Week 3: 31 July – Wycliffe Bible Translator Fundraiser, Jump Rope for Heart launch
Week 6: 21 August – Book Week, Yr 1 Larry Brand Incursion, Track & Field U12, Grandparents Day (Friday 25)
Week 7: 28 August – Yr 2 Water Walk, Father’s Day
Week 8: 4 September – St John’s First Aid student training
Week 9: 11 September – St John’s First Aid student training, Parent/Teacher interviews, Yr 2 National Museum
Week 10: 18 September – Track & Field C/ships U12, Festival of Arts (5:00pm-7:30pm), Jump Rope for Heart Finale

Uniform Requirements for Term 3 - Junior School Winter Uniform

Please note that all students are expected to wear full Winter uniform during Term 3. Please avoid mixing uniforms, especially on cold mornings and with sports uniform. We encourage our children to take pride in their uniform and ask that you assist in dressing the children correctly.

Students may like to wear a navy beanie however as of the Tuesday 1 August the Brindabella school hat (bucket style) must be worn. Please ensure all items of your child’s uniform are named.

Lyneham Middle School News

Welcome to a new semester Middle School!

Semester 2 brings a new set of opportunities and a new set of challenges. I know that there will be plenty of opportunities and challenges where we will learn, succeed, fail and need to pick ourselves up again in order to face another challenge and another opportunity.

The Middle School at Brindabella Christian College is an amazing place. The opportunities and challenges students face each and every day varies—for some, it may be an academic challenge, for others, a social challenge.

On the first morning, the challenge for Middle School students was to remember to say “please” and “thankyou”. Two small words, with so much power and so much opportunity—two words that are important for all Middle School students to use.

As I was praying for the new semester, I found that I was saying “thank you” to God for my family, my friends, for my job and for this community. I also prayed “please God help me”. One context is the gratitude I have for all that Jesus has provided, and the other is the need to rely on the One who gives me strength.

So at the start of a new semester, I would encourage all Middle School students to remember to be grateful for all that God has given them and to rely on God’s goodness and faithfulness as we face new challenges and opportunities.

Yours in Christian Education,
Paul Thompson

Big Science Competition


Congratulations to students who entered the Big Science Competition from Years 7-10. The following students did very well:

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Year 7 – Credit

Charlotte Nuessler

Grace Jung

Kaitlyn Lloyd

Victoria Hunt

 

Year 8 – Credit

Asher Freudigmann

 

Year 9 – High Distinction

Matthew Cooper

Maxwell Etherington

Zoe Malone

 

Year 10 – Credit

Emily Dawe

Hayley Turner

Sarah Zwajgenberg

 

Year 10 – Distinction

Andrew Moszczynski

Ethan Mackay

Welcome Paul Thompson as Head of Middle School (Pastoral Care)

To get to know some of our new Head of Middle School, we asked Paul a couple of questions. » Read More

1. What are you teaching at BCC? Mathematics
2. Are you a local?  Yes
3. What cheers you up?  Fitness.
4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why? With my two boys whilst camping so I could save it as my background.
5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber? TeamRichey
6. Where do you go to church? Vision Christian Fellowship
7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched? Fireman Sam
8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why? The Fall of the Berlin Wall
9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)? Worship music
10. What is your favourite restaurant? Blue Ginger
11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? Mac. Status.
12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching? Crossfit, AFL
13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin? What’s NRL?
14. What Teams do you support? Hawthorn

15. Where have you previously worked? The Paddington Academy and Sion Manning RC Girls School (London, UK) and Trinity Christian School.

Library News

Make Your Own Story Book Competition
Do you love story books?
Have you ever wanted to create your own? Now is your chance.

Write and illustrate your own picture or story book for the chance to win great prizes.

Entry is for students in Yrs 1-6 and entries can be given to Mrs Richards before the end of July. For more information and an entry form go to http://cbcaact.org.au/myosb/

Rachel Richards

Reading with your Child

Parents seeking practical tips and strategies to encourage their children to read, would benefit from visiting the Victorian Education Department’s website on “Prepping your child for school”. Whilst this website is targeted at primary aged children, the tips and links are beneficial for all ages and will assist parents in developing an active approach to supporting their child’s reading and literacy levels. For more information, please visit:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/primary/Pages/p4p080812.aspx


Stacey Kernaghan
Head of English
Brindabella Christian College Canberra

What’s on in Middle School


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

Week 2: 26 July Maths Olympiad, 27 July Australian Mathematics Competition
Week 3: 1 August Englsh ICAS,
Week 4: 11 August - 40 hour Famine
Week 5: 15 August - Maths ICAS, 16 Aug - Maths Olympiad, 17 Aug - Yr 5 Science Excursion
Week 6: 21 August – Book Week, Science Fair
Week 9: 12-13 September - Parent Teacher Interviews
Week 10: 19 September – Track & Field C/ships U12, 21 Sep - Encore (5:00pm-7:30pm), 22 Sep - Jump Rope for Heart Finale

 

 

 

Uniform Requirements for Term 3 - Middle School Winter Uniform

Reminder: In Term 3 students in Middle School are required to wear Winter Uniform.

Please encourage your child to wear the correct uniform with pride. Uniform requirements can be located on the college website. Students wearing make-up or nail varnish will be sent to the student office for removal.
Generally, students are to wear their formal uniform to all excursions unless stipulated otherwise on the note.

Lyneham Senior School News

Senior School Update

Welcome back to Term 3 in Senior School. I trust you all had a restful break and spent some quality time with family and friends. I know that as a teacher the holidays are such a life-giving time and are well and truly needed by the time they come around.

We had a number of students who travelled far and wide during the holiday period, with a number of students currently studying Chinese (9 – 12), Global Studies (11 – 12) and History (11 – 12) heading all the way to China for the Senior School China Trip. We also had a number of students travelling to Melbourne with Trinity Christian School for the Melbourne Music Tour. See below for further details. Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who attended the trips as support for our students.

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I would like to warmly welcome Mrs Rachel Owens-Jones to the Senior School English teaching team. She joined us at the beginning of this week and comes to us with degrees in Journalism and Education. I know that she will be a blessing to the English department and to Senior School.

The Senior School Ski Trip is fast approaching. Notes were handed out to interested students at the end of last term and are due in (with full payment) by this Friday (21 July). If your child is interested in attending the ski trip and has missed out on this very important note, spare notes are available in student reception and on the website and BCC app.

This week during Connect assembly, the Senior School focussed on the importance of blessing others with positive words and praise. Praise (the honest type) is life-giving. It builds people up and includes benefits such as growth and success in relationships; happier, more fulfilled people; stronger relationships and loyalty. For those in the workplace, leadership and influence grows through praising others. It is not surprising then with all these benefits that having successful relationships is linked to life success. Students were taught to praise one another using character traits and actions as well as the three elements of praise to bless one another. I would like to continue this focus throughout Term 3.


Mrs Cecelia Davey
Head of Senior School (Pastoral Care)
 

Big Science Competition


Congratulations to students who entered the Big Science Competition from Years 7-10. The following students did very well:

» Read More

Year 7 – Credit

Charlotte Nuessler

Grace Jung

Kaitlyn Lloyd

Victoria Hunt

 

Year 8 – Credit

Asher Freudigmann

 

Year 9 – High Distinction

Matthew Cooper

Maxwell Etherington

Zoe Malone

 

Year 10 – Credit

Emily Dawe

Hayley Turner

Sarah Zwajgenberg

 

Year 10 – Distinction

Andrew Moszczynski

Ethan Mackay

2017 China Trip

During the holiday break 29 Senior School students from Chinese Classes, Chinese History Class and Global Studies Class spent great 2 weeks in China.



The Tour visited lots of iconic Chinese places of interest such as The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The ShangHai Tower, Shanghai Disneyland and The Terracotta Warriors as well as a local High school.

This is the first time students from the College have travelled overseas to experience Chinese culture and practise their Chinese language in China itself. All of the students reported enjoying their trip and had practised their language and cultural understanding in China itself. » Read More











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

What’s happening in Senior School

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

Year 11 Study Package Interviews

Dates: Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 July

 

Mental Illness Education ACT Presentation (Students in Yrs 11 and 12)

Date: Friday 28 July (Period 2)

Presentation Information: The aim of the program is for students to gain an understanding of how common mental illness is and its relationship to physical illness. They will understand more about the stigma associated with mental illness and why stigma exists. They will find out about who to ask for help and where to get help. They will learn that it’s never too late to get help and will learn multiple strategies for getting help and the various recovery processes involved. Presenters will discuss their experiences with mental health.

 

Careers Expo. (Yrs 9 – 12)

Date: Wednesday 2 August

 

University Info Evening

Date: Wednesday 2 August

 

Year 12 Pathway Interviews

Dates: Thursday 3 – Monday 7 August

 

Mental Illness Education ACT Presentation (Students in Yrs 9 and 10 )

Date: Friday 4 August (Period 2)

Presentation Information: The aim of the program is for students to gain an understanding of how common mental illness is and its relationship to physical illness. They will understand more about the stigma associated with mental illness and why stigma exists. They will find out about who to ask for help and where to get help. They will learn that it’s never too late to get help and will learn multiple strategies for getting help and the various recovery processes involved. Presenters will discuss their experiences with mental health.

 

Moderation Day 2

Date: Thursday 10 August

 

Senior School Ski Trip

Dates: Wednesday 30 August – Friday 1 September

Information for Yr 10 Students

The University Admissions Centre (UAC) have published their pre-requisite guide for courses in 2020. This has been published to help inform your subject selections for Yr 11 & 12. It can be downloaded for free via the UAC website: http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/year10-booklet-20.pdf


LaTrobe University – Early Entry Program Open Now for Year 11 & 12

LaTrobe University’s Aspire program is open now for applications. Aspire takes into consideration a students’ community involvement (such as volunteering or sporting achievements) as well as academic results. Students who apply through Aspire will receive an offer in September if they are successful. Find out more about Aspire here: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/aspire/how-to-apply

Year 11 students can also apply now to be a part of the Aspire Generation – a program that involves academic mentoring and work experience. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an offer for LaTrobe in September 2018. You can find out more about the Aspire Generation program here: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/aspire/aspire-generation

Macquarie University Bonus Points

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

Notre Dame – Early Offer Program

If you like small classes and supportive teaching environments, then the University of Notre Dame in Sydney is a good option to consider for Nursing and Education. Notre Dame’s Young Achievers Early Offer Program gives Year 12 students a chance to join Sydney’s top-ranked university for graduate employment even before the commencement of their final exams.
Avoid the stress of Year 12 by securing your university spot before final exams and apply now by clicking: http://notredame.edu.au/sydney/early-offer.php

University Admissions – Check Your Brindabella Student Email

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

Students who are interested in applying for universities in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia or the Northern Territory must make contact with the admissions centre for that state in order to get their username and PIN.

University Application Information Evening – 2 August 2017

To coincide with university admissions opening, Brindabella will be hosting an information evening in the LLC on Wednesday 2 August to go through the process. Students and their families are welcome to join us as a representative from UAC will walk us all through the application process. Mr. Archer will also go through the application process for Queensland, South Australian and Victorian universities as well. Save the date: Wednesday 2 August in the LLC at 6:00pm.

University of NSW – Bonus Point Applications Open NOW

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

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

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

University of Wollongong – Accommodation Applications Open NOW

If you’re interested in studying at the University of Wollongong next year, living on-campus is a great way to build instant friendships in a supportive environment. Residences at UoW have an excellent reputation for their positive social environments and academic support. Students who live on-campus have access to:
- A mentoring program with alumni to help provide academic and career support
- Counselling available 24/7 through the Residential Advisors who are all trained in helping people manage homesickness, anxiety and depression
- Free shuttle buses around Wollongong and parts of the South Coast
- Guaranteed accommodation for first year students
- Free internet access and wifi

The fee for living on-campus covers all utilities, and a variety of catering options are available. Students can apply now via the UoW website: http://www.uow.edu.au/accommodation/index.html

Yr 11 + 12 Students – Access Your Results Online

The Board of Senior Secondary Studies have a portal that allow all students in Yrs 11 & 12 to access their grades and results in one place. The portal is called Profiles Online and is accessible via:  https://student-profiles.ed.act.edu.au/Account/Login

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

Uniform Requirements for Term 3 - Senior School Winter Uniform

All students are reminded that we are now in full winter uniform and a particular reminder that the blazer must be worn to and from school in Terms 2 and 3 and it is always to be the outermost garment for warmth. If a student is cold they should wear their blazer at school, if they are very cold they should put on their jumper WITH the blazer over the top. The jumper is not to be worn as the outermost garment. If any students do not yet have their blazer they are asked to liaise with the College uniform shop as soon as possible to arrange for a blazer. » Read More

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.

General News

Lost Property

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

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

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

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

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

Performing Arts

At BCC we have some amazing music opportunities for students.


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

Brass
- Josh Hart   m: 0434966089    e: Joshhart_18@hotmail.com
Cello - Megan Taylor   m: 0427417844    e: taylormcintyre@bigpond.com
Clarinet / Flute - Neille Williams  m: 0413063244    e: neillewilliams@internode.on.net
Drums / Guitar - Toby Wagner   m: 0479 034 582    e: mtobywagner.music@gmail.com
Flute - Jane Rylands   p: 6273 3884, 0412140289   e: jrylands@bigpond.net.au
Piano - Mandy Maskell  p: 62424441   e: maskellfamily5@gmail.com
Piano - Jack Bewsher  m: 0450503288   e: jack@bewsher.com.au
Saxophone - Oisin Smith-Coburn  m: 0423714024   e: oisinsmithcoburn@yahoo.com
Trumpet - Louisa Walton  m: 0405437278   e: louisa.n.walton@gmail.com
Trumpet - Rohan Heffernan   e: rohan.heff@gmail.com
Violin / Strings - Program Co-ordinator Jacqueline Smith  m: 0449183193   e: jacqueline.stringsmith@gmail.com
Violin / Chamber Strings / Piano / Accompanist - Eliana Piddington m: 0403429998    e: elianasuyin@gmail.com
Violin - Elisha Adams m: 0434865314   e: adams.elisha@hotmail.com
Violin - Matthew Foster   e: matthew.p.foster@gmail.com
Vocals - Sarahlouise Owens   m: 0406377832   e: sarahlouowens@gmail.com
Vocals - Rebecca Pryor   m: 0404769138    e: rebeccajaynetuition@outlook.com


Blessings

Jessica Roberts

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.

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

Community News

Canberra Christian Conventions


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

Canberra Men's Christian Convention
Talks on Genesis with Rory Shiner
Saturday 5 August
Click here fore more information

Da Vinci Machines

edspace@Mount Stromlo High School

Hi,

headspace Canberra runs free information/education seminars for parents, carers, and other interested people about mental health and well-being for young people (ed-space).

We wanted to let you know about the upcoming third ed-space session for 2017 on the topic of Talking with Young People.


Date: 25th July 2017, 5.30 pm for 6 pm start.


Special Location @ Mount Stromlo High School

See flyer attached for more information incl address and RSVP details.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP via phone (6201 5343) or email info@headspacecanberra.org.au

All welcome!

edspace@Mount Stromlo High School edspace@Mount Stromlo High School (519 KB)

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

On the 1st July 2017, there were significant changes made to regulatory requirements for Incorporated Associations. (our thanks to ACT P&C Reporting requirements for sharing this summary with APFACTS)

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission 

ACNC Manage ReportingAnnual Information Statements

 

Charities registered with the ACNC must submit an Annual Information Statement every reporting period (unless they have an exception). You can check if your charity is registered by searching for it on the ACNC Register.

P&F’s now submit the following to ACNC:

-Changes in committee members should be made to ‘responsible persons’ online via charity portal.

-Changes to registered office location or opening hours. Notify ACNC of changes to Address for service

-Accounts, audits and financial returns are now submitted to the ACNC via your Annual Information Statement.   The ACNC has no audit requirement under $250K revenue however it is strongly recommended that P&F’s complete an annual audit.

 

Access Canberra -Licensing & Permits (previously known as Office of Regulatory Services ORSAccess Canberra Incorporated associations

Access Canberra is responsible for the incorporation of associations in the ACT and maintaining the associations public record under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (the Act) and the Associations Incorporation Regulation 1991 (the Regulation).

There are three items that need to be reported to Access Canberra these are:

New or amended governing documents (constitutions, rules or trust deed)

·        submit constitution to Access Canberra Change of rules or objects of an association

Change to Public officer

·        submit change of public officer form to Access Canberra  Change of public officer particulars

Charitable collections

·        Exempt from needing a licence in the ACT to undertake charitable collections

·        Persons conducting charitable collections must be authorised by an ACNC charity (or not for profit).

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

ArtKids - Term3

IMPORTANT DATES:

See BCC Calendar BCC Family Connections

IN THIS ISSUE:

Whole School:

Lyneham: