After a victory in the South West Competition, our Mercy Year 7 Football team was full of confidence as they headed to Perth for the Grand Final Carnival. The conditions were very wintry but it did not stop the spirit of the boys. The Mercy boys,however, met their match with losses against CBC Fremantle, Sacred Heart and Mazenod. The boys left their best till last with a very good 20 minutes against Mazenod where we matched their score into the breeze. South West ACC AFL Carnival photos are also here, featuring our four teams from the day.
Mr McGeoch and Mr Frisina
BCC competed in the Australian International Pedal Prix last weekend in Busselton. The team came 6th in our Under 16 division and 20th of 43 overall. Our Year 7 students did very well not to be intimidated by some of the older , more assertive drivers in the course. There were four divisions, including Under 18 to Open categories.
Our team acquitted themselves admirably on the day.
Tom White Year 11 – Mercy
Alex Carrick Year 11 – Mercy
Quinn Graham Year 11 – Marist
Matthew Butler Year 10 – Mercy
Rohin Hill Year 7 – Mercy
Luke Battista Year 7 – Mercy
Aiden Meango Year 7 – Mercy
Jaemyn Steiner Year 7 – Mercy
Ryley Wastell – Year 7 – Mercy
Thank you to those that have provided assistance and support over the last few weeks, especially our Technology and Enterprise staff, our sponsors, Western Allpest, Solarhart and GT Fabrication and thanks also for the fantastic support of parents over the two days, particularly on Saturday at scrutineering. A huge thanks to Ms Jo Wansbrough and Mr Neil Alexander for the many hours of work assisting before hand and over the weekend.
Ticking all the right boxes – creative ways with poetry!
Year 8 English students have made a powerful connection with poetry this year composing their own poems and creating a visual representation of their written words.
The phenomenon of poetry boxes originated in small neighbourhood communities in the United States to promote a new level of appreciation for poetry through an emphasis on original compositions and visual art. Poetry boxes encourage adults and children alike to pause and enjoy a bit of creativity.
Now in its second year, the adoption and adaptation of this idea at Bunbury Catholic College has been extremely successful with student work going on display at the Learning Commons at both campuses where it has generated many conversations and much interest across all year groups, nurturing an interest in or even love of poetry!
Feedback received from students suggests that not only was the task enjoyable, it provided many with a sense of self-empowerment throughout the creative process.
Congratulations to all of our Year 8 students!
Overall Winner: Lauren Prowse
Best Poem: Isabella Marshall
Most Marvellous Creation: Rosanna Patane
Most Marvellous Creation: Clay Jackson
Overall winner: Emily Green
Combined creative work winners: Keiran O’Connor and Joshua Jacob
Poem/written work: Scarlett Queen, Maddison Thackray and Poppy Walker
Aesthetic work: Jenna Shields, Darcy Fimmano and Sophia Wiles-Day.