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Our annual Cross Country carnival was held on Tuesday 30 June, 2020.
The predicted rain held off until right at the end and it was an exciting morning of competition around the 3.5km course.
The overall results – including Champion House – will be announced at the next College Assembly.
One course record was broken during the carnival when Anna Lockley’s time of 15.43 broke the old Year 7 girls record by 17 seconds.
Also, 254 of our students ran the course in under 25 minutes which earns double points for their House.
Champions and Runners-Up in each category (and their times) were:
Year 7 Girls
Year 7 Boys
Year 8 Girls
Year 8 Boys
Year 9 Girls
Year 9 Boys
Year 10 Girls
Year 10 Boys
Year 11 Girls
Year 11 Boys
Year 12 Girls
Year 12 Boys
Since arriving at the College and engaging in conversations with both our Student Leaders and students throughout the campus, they have consistently placed participation in the Country Week Sporting Carnival in Perth as a top priority on their ‘wish list’.
Following consultation with the College Executive and Middle Leaders, the decision has been made that Bunbury Catholic College will be participating in Country Week in 2021.
Country Week teams will be made of predominantly Year 11 and Year 12 students; however, Year 10 students will also be eligible to participate pending places being available in the team.
Country Week is held each year in Perth, during Week 10 of Term 2.
It is envisaged that approximately 120 students will attend with the following BCC teams represented in 2021; Basketball, Netball, AFL, Soccer, Hockey, Debating and Dance.
Students will need to be up to date with their course work and assessments and be in ‘Good Standing’ to be eligible for selection and attendance at Country Week.
Further information about Country Week can be found at: https://www.schoolsportwa.com.au/interschool/country/country-week/#
Mr Michael Pepper, Principal
One of the many impacts of coronavirus has been on small businesses, and many Bunbury Catholic College families own small businesses and have been impacted.
We have compiled a directory of these small businesses so that our College community can support each other during this time, which is now available for download.
We thank all families who have already submitted their businesses.
Our directory will be updated regularly as new submissions are received and details of how you can add your business to future editions, or edit your current listing, are available inside the directory.
Please click the buttons to download our directory as a PDF, or submit your business.
EDITION THREE PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 29 MAY, 2020.
Bunbury Catholic College and Our Lady of Mercy College in Australind have joined forces in providing opportunities for Indigenous students by offering MADALAH Secondary Education Scholarships.
Principals Rob Crothers (Our Lady of Mercy College Australind) and Michael Pepper (Bunbury Catholic College) are excited to announce that both schools have recently become MADALAH partner schools. This means Indigenous students who enrol at these two Colleges can now apply for a Secondary Education Scholarship.
“Through this important partnership with MADALAH, our Colleges will be creating exciting new educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their lifelong dreams and ambitions,” Mr Pepper said.
MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities to Western Australia’s leading schools and Australian universities.
The MADALAH scholarships will begin in 2021 and scholarship funds can be utilised for a number of school expenses including: school fees & tuition, boarding & accommodation, uniforms, textbooks & stationery, IT equipment, school leadership, cultural or sporting camps/tours, tutoring, mentoring or counselling, personal expenses (e.g. health & hygiene).
Our Lady of Mercy College and Bunbury Catholic College continue to offer mentoring programs and personal support for Indigenous students.
Kelli Schmitt, Aboriginal Liaison Officer who works for both Colleges said: “Both Colleges believe education is the key to generational change and opportunity. They are committed to making a difference in the lives of their students, their families and communities.”
MADALAH Secondary Scholarships 2021 are now open and interested applicants can contact Kelli Schmitt, Aboriginal Liaison Officer for Bunbury Catholic College and Our Lady of Mercy College.
Scholarship applications are open until 14 September 2020.
Criteria for Secondary Student Scholarship applications:
- Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and be able to provide proof of descent
- Be eligible for ABSTUDY and provide proof OR be able to demonstrate some form of disadvantage, eg; financial, geographic, etc
- Be seeking a secondary school scholarship
- Apply to one Our Lady of Mercy College or Bunbury Catholic College and provide proof of offer or enrolment where you have it (this proof will be required before any scholarship can be considered)
- Provide most recent academic results
- Have a good school attendance and behaviour record
- Provide one letter from a referee
- Students have a home location in Western Australia
Another important P&F initiative has just been completed.
The College P&F has paid for every student to have access to a strong, plastic locker and the last of these upgrades has now taken place.
This has been an ongoing initiative and is thanks to the many fundraising efforts undertaken by our P&F.
Bunbury Catholic College is very grateful to the P&F for their support, both financial and in terms of what they do for our students.
As we will be unable to pay respects to the Anzacs in the traditional way, we are encouraging our community to support the RSL’s push for people to conduct their own Anzac Day service at home.
We have also shared information about this #AnzacAtHome campaign on our College Facebook page and hope that everyone who gets involved will send us a photo or video of their commemoration.