One for the diary! Keep Wednesday May 31 from 10.30am -5.00pm free and get the many questions you have about the next step answered – all under the one roof at the BCC gym!!
In the first week of the school holidays, the girls and boys basketball teams headed off to Brisbane for the 28th Marist Basketball Carnival. The carnival was hosted by Marist College Ashgrove, and involved 10 girl’s teams and 20 boy’s teams. You can see a video from the Carnival here.
Both BCC teams competed in the true spirit of the Marist tradition, playing to the best of their ability, showing excellent sportsmanship and endeavour, and never giving up.
Several coaches and support staff from other schools made very positive comments about the BCC teams, impressed by the tenacity, skills, effort and spirit with which all of our students competed.
Many of the other schools had current State and Australian representative players who were physically imposing on the court. It is a true testament to the courage and tenacity of the BCC players that they were not intimidated by the 7-foot giants, and pushed them the whole game.
The girl’s competition consisted of a single round robin then finals. The girls won several of their games, and lost some others by close margins. The competitive spirit of the girls’ team was noted by the eventual champion school, having to adjust their game play several times to counteract the BCC offense and coach Bastow’s defensive strategies.
On the final day of competition, the girls played off for final placings, finishing in 8th position.
The boys competition consisted of 4 pool games, cross over pool games, and placing finals.
BCC were unfortunate to draw several very strong teams in our pool, but played with such determination that once again, the much-fancied opposition teams had to adjust their game play to counteract our efforts and skill.
Two narrow losses, a nail biting buzzer beating come from behind draw, and a win saw BCC play in the Plate division, where after some convincing wins and a narrow loss, we played for the chance at the Plate final. Unfortunately, injuries then cost us the win, which resulted in us playing off for 11th and 12th. We then had the opportunity of a rematch against the team that had narrowly beaten us the previous day, and won that game convincingly to finish 11th overall.
Both teams recorded their best results ever in the carnival, and both teams placed higher than their ranking, which is a direct result of the hard work put in at the carnival, and the months of training leading up to the carnival.
BCC were by far the most enthusiastic school at the competition, with both teams supporting each other very positively and energetically.
Ellena Gillett and Clayton Dickinson were the recipients of the Champagnat award, which recognises a player from each team for their positive outlook and team spirit, epitomising the Marist qualities.
The sportsmanship and comradery of all of the BCC players was consistently outstanding, as was their inclusive, friendly manner as they formed new friendships with many students from the other schools.
Thank you to this wonderful group of young people for putting in all of the hard work over the last few months, and congratulations on your efforts and success at the carnival:
Jasmine Barrett (Co Capt.)
Nicole Craig (Co Capt.)
Georgie Mitchell (Co Capt.)
Nicola Van Dijk
Clayton Dickinson (Capt.)
Craig Kamocha (Vice Capt.)
A special mention to Mitchell Lawler, who after working extremely hard over the whole trialling and training process, and who showed excellent skill development, unfortunately suffered an injury in the fortnight before the carnival and was unable to tour.
Special thank you to our amazing tour manager Ms Mikala Kemp-Downes whose organisational skills are second-to-none, and to Mr Brad Dunn for managing the boys’ team, and whose bus driving skills are amongst the best around!
Finally, a huge thank you to Tony and Carol Dagostino of Dagostino Homes for their extremely generous sponsorship of the tour.
Both Kelly and I are looking forward to what the future holds for basketball at BCC, and are already in the process of planning future interschool competitions, as well as starting to prepare for the year 9 & 10 winter carnival, and the year 7 & 8 lightning carnival. Be sure to get involved in basketball at BCC when the next opportunity arises.
Ms Kerry Langley (Boy’s coach) and Ms Kelly Bastow (Girl’s coach).
A day by day description:
Marist Basketball Carnival Brisbane
Day 1 update:An early morning start for both teams and the girls had a win before losing the next two.
BCC V St Teresa’s : 22-35 (win)
BCC V Newman : 22-33 (loss)
BCC V Assumption : 26-35 (loss)
Another early start this morning, playing at Ashgrove against Catholic College,Sale (8am), Marist Regional College and Lavalla.
The boys lost straight up, before an absolute nailbiter of a game with a draw. They then lost one and won one.
St Joseph’s V BCC : 43-33 (loss)
Ashgrove V BCC : 39-39 (draw)
Bcc V Sacred Heart : 25-38 (loss)
Marist College Randwick V BCC : 37-46 (win)
Another early start today playing at NAB Stadium.
A number of BCC students attended the GRIP (G – generosity, R – responsibility, I – Integrity, P – People) Leadership Conference. There were 27 students in total from Years 10 and 11 from both the Mercy and Marist Campuses.
The conference delivers specific leadership training that assists them in developing their skills as school leaders for the future. It is a really fun, fresh and interactive day that allows the students to work and network with other leaders from other schools.
Our students should be extremely proud of themselves, stepping outside their comfort zones and participating in all sorts of games and activities. They shared their own experiences and voiced their opinions and really got involved in the spirit of the day. Some were even brave enough to volunteer to be on stage, including Mr Obern with his original dance moves.
A big thanks to all of the students who attended, your behaviour was outstanding and you made the most of this great opportunity. I hope that you all took something away from the conference and that it left you feeling inspired and enthusiastic about what is possible at Our College!
What a marvellous day and a terrific show of talent from all of our students. The full results are below.
Year 7 Champion Boy: Tom Steele. Runner Up: Liam Heelan.
Year 7 Champion Girl: Madison Klem. Runner Up: Syke Carr.
Year 8 Champion Boy: Byron Musitano. Runner Up: Scott Tuia.
Year 8 Champion Girl: Jessica Verbrugge. Runner Up: Sarina Tassone.
Year 9 Champion Boy: Andrew Maranta. Runner Up: Allesandro Villani.
Year 9 Champion Girl: Caitlin O’Connor. Runner Up: Denver-Lee Innes.
Year 10 Champion Boy: Ty Sears. Runner Up: Hamish Hutton.
Year 10 Champion Girl: Kendall Lewis. Runner Up: Zoe Linton.
Year 11 Champion Boy: Tashian Pierotti. Runner Up: Scott Golder.
Year 11 Champion Girl: Hayley Gulberti. Runner Up: Tenika English.
Year 12 Champion Boy: Blair Hutton. Runner Up: Zacharia Cook.
Year 12 Champion Girl: Alana Gianotti. Runner Up: Georgia Bach.
Junior Champion Boy: Byron Musitano
Junior Champion Girl: Jessica Verbrugge
Senior Champion Boy: Ty Sears
Senior Champion Girl: Alana Gianotti.
Panda Award: Marcellin
Champion House: Valentine
On Monday a team of BCC students came away from the 2017 South West Science and Engineering Challenge as winners!
Competing on the day against teams from seven other south-west secondary schools, the team consisting of twenty Year 10 students from Marist and eleven Year 10 students and one Year 9 student from Mercy, were thrilled to accumulate the highest overall school score on the day.
The Challenge took place at the South West Sports Centre. It is a national competition sponsored by The University of Newcastle and Rotary International. It is held in regional centres around Australia and is designed to provide young people with hands-on experiences of science and engineering, inspiring them to consider choosing careers in these fields.
Students from each school were divided into smaller teams of 4, with each team completing one or two science and engineering activities ranging from designing and building a Mars rover, bridge building, constructing a bionic hand, designing a profitable electricity distribution system, designing code to send messages along fibre optic cables, constructing towers to withstand earthquakes and building a catapult.
When asked to comment on what they enjoyed about the day, student responses included:
“Competing against other schools was fun.”
“Great hands-on activities that allowed us to learn new things and apply the knowledge.”
“Working as a team.”
“Hitting a bullseye (with the catapult).”
What an exciting and terrific day for Mercy’s first stand-alone Athletics Carnival! Congratulations to our Year group Champions.
Year 7 Champion Boy: Albie Barnden (93pts). Runner Up: Taj Timewell (89)
Year 7 Champion Girl: Leah York (140). Runner Up: Neveiah Parravicini (100)
Year 8 Champion Boy: William Pierce (100). Runner Up: Hunter Millard (64)
Year 8 Champion Girl: Scarlet Welch (74) . Runner Up: Charlotte Pierce (62)
Year 9 Champion Boy: Noah McAneny (126). Jaxon Pitts (85)
Year 9 Champion Girl: Alysse Krispyn(155). Runner Up: Serena Nandapi (75)
Year 10 Champion Boy: Nicholas Cant (148). Runner Up: Jonathon Ietto (105)
Year 10 Champion Girl: Kayla Aitken (175). Runner Up: Candace Clark (74)
Year 11 Champion Boy: Liam Grassie (109). Runner Up: Reece Garner (98)
Year 11 Champion Girl: Julia Dwyer (102). Runner Up: Jada Cowdrey (83)
And the House Points:
Panda Award: McAuley
Thanks to Kai Sharpe, Year 10 for these fantastic photos.
Year 10 Carnival
Final: Playing Dalyellup College for 3rd position. Dalyellup made 128. In reply 3/64 off 12 overs. Hutton 20 no Pitts out 20. Update – need 8 runs off 14 balls with 4 wickets in hand… Now 4 from 4 with two wickets. 1 from 1 – no pressure! Super over required – 11 needed. Pitts and Helm batting -11 runs scored off 3 balls and it’s a win for BCC! Congratulations #bccspirit
Day 2: BCC V John Forrest College. JFC 99/ Bowling J Carbone 3/5, B Luzi 2/4, T Robinson 2/14. Great bowling stats! We won the game off the last ball! H Helm (Yr 8) 54
Then won against Baldivis who scored 8/91. Helm 3/8. Bolwell 1/3.
Lost against Dalyellup College.
Day 1: Yr 10 team played Kent St 2. Kent St 2 186, BCC 115.
Year 9. The BCC Year 9 representative team (some of who are pictured) had a cricket match against Dalyellup College on Monday afternoon at Dalyellup. We won the toss and elected to field. Dalyellup made 122 runs for their 27 overs. Unfortunately BCC conceded a few sundries that ended up penalising us as we only lost the match by 13 runs. Some very good bowling performances from Billy Boucher, Liam Seale, Paarth Chaudhary and Hendrik Helm. We got off to a good start with Rory Beeson and Christian Whitefield getting off to a very fast start however after they were dismissed our run rate was curtailed by some very good Dalyellup bowling. Jaxon Pitts was our most effective batsman with a six and a four in the final over enroute to a classy 47. Mr Jason Frisina
Year 8.Our team of twelve took on Dalyellup College. Heinrich Helm captained very ably as we fielded first. Most of the boys bowled three overs each and Tom Anderson and Brady Lenaghan kept wicket well. We kept them to 124 runs in 34 overs.The boys then batted and all acquitted themselves well. Heinrich was outstanding scoring 44 not out and hitting two huge sixes too. We passed the Dalyellup College score quite comfortably.Thanks to Dalyellup College for the match and venue, and also to our parents who supported during the afternoon. Special thanks to Mrs Esre Helm for the fruit for the boys at tea time! Mr Iain McKenzie
Year 7. Yr. 7 Cricket vs. Dalyellup CollegeBCC won the toss and elected to bat. Jake Michel started brightly but a steady stream of wickets kept the runs down. Luke Blee entered the scene and upped the run rate with some good hitting to set a competitive total of 136.We then went on to win the game which was played in a very good spirit.
Dalyellup started well and looked to have the total under control when Campbell Senbergs took 2 very important wickets to put the brakes on the Dalyellup batsmen. Frazier Giumelli then chipped in with some good bowling to see BCC come away with a comfortable win. Luke Hutchison deserves a special mention for a couple of outstanding catches