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Seven BCC students spent their school holidays in Indonesia for the inaugural sightseeing and student exchange tour.
The Indonesian tour was run alongside Corpus Christi College who have conducted Indonesian tours in the past.
We incorporated student exchange so that the students can be hosted by the St Joseph’s Catholic College (KOSAYU) families to experience something they will not be able to have in a typical family holiday.
We spent the first three days in Yogyakarta sightseeing so that Corpus and BCC students could get to know each other, before travelling to Malang to start our student exchange.
Corpus Christi College has established a very strong sister school relationship with Kosayu, as this was their third visit, and they were delighted to have BCC join them.
Initially, students were very nervous to stay with the host families for nine days, however, all staff, students and the community were very accommodating and welcomed us with a great hospitality.
We joined KOSAYU’s retreat, team building activities, language classes, learning traditional dance, pottery making, print workshops, honeycomb making and various cultural workshops.
All good things come to an end and the farewell ceremony was full of tears and smiles.
BCC students have built a quality friendship with both Kosayu and Corpus Christi Students.
Principal of Kosayu (Mr Harjanto) mentioned on an interview with a local TV station that students were able to find more things in common with each other than differences.
Hopefully they can be the ambassadors to a better relationship between Indonesia and Australia.
Some of the Kosayu students will be visiting us in Week 6 and Week 7 of this term. We look forward to welcoming them to BCC.
Mr Dai Tonai,
Bunbury Catholic College’s representative basketball teams were in Canberra between April 14-21 for the 29th Marist Basketball Carnival.
It was a tough competition against some of Australia’s best young basketballers, however the boys team managed to experience some on-court success by winning the Spirit Cup. After qualifying for the Spirit Cup, which is designed for teams who compete in the Marist spirit, the boys had a win and a draw before defeating Marist College Bendigo in the final.
The girls found the competition tough during the carnival, however, still had an excellent experience. On the opening day, a two minute lapse in the second quarter against Trinity Catholic College Lismore saw the score blow out and the girls couldn’t fight back from it. They fought it out to the end, and had their chances to get back on even terms and actually win the game – while they came similarly close in their final game against St Teresa’s Catholic College in the Spirit Cup and only lost by 3 points.
For the boys, the 14-point win against Marist College Bendigo in the Spirit Cup final was an excellent comeback after having a heartbreaking 1 point loss to the same opposition earlier in the tournament. That final win meant they placed 17th out of 22 teams for the carnival.
While basketball was the focus of the week, there was also opportunity to enjoy what the nation’s capital has to offer. After arriving and stocking up on supplies, our teams went to Parliament House for a self-guided tour. They then headed to Marist College Canberra for the opening mass and dinner.
Our teams experienced a tour of the Australian Institute of Sport and attended a presentation by AIS high performance basketball coach, Peter Lonergan, later in the week.
Other highlights of the trip included visiting the National Zoo and Aquarium, Questacon, National War Memorial, watching the Harlem Globetrotters and taking part in both a fun night of skits and a presentation dinner.
Ben Harris and Amy Seale won the school’s Champagnat awards for best reflecting the values of fair play, dedication and leadership, both on and off the court.
The full results are as follows:
vs Marist-Sion College: 13-44
vs Catholic College Sale: 16-56
vs Trinity Catholic College Lismore: 31-42
vs Newman College: 12-28
vs Marist College Bendigo: 28-54
DAY THREE – SPIRIT CUP
vs Cardijn College: 30-44
DAY FOUR – SPIRIT CUP
vs St Teresa’s Catholic College: loss by 3 points
vs Marist College Kogarah: 35-38
vs Marcellin College Randwick: 30-63
vs Marist-Sion College: 29-48
vs Marist College Bendigo: 33-34
vs Lavalla Catholic College: 28-54
DAY THREE – SPIRIT CUP
vs Marist Regional College Burnie: 44-44
vs Trinity Catholic College Lismore: 52-25
DAY FOUR – SPIRIT CUP
vs Marist College Bendigo: win by 14 points