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Our Year 7 football teams participated in the ACC Carnival, with our Marist girls being particularly successful.
The year 7 Mercy team consisted of many girls who had not played competitive football before, but their football abilities improved out of sight throughout the day and they began putting up a good fight against the other teams.
It was a great day had by all and we ended up fifth out of six teams, however the team spirit and personal achievements were the highlights of the day.
The Marist girls played extremely well all day going through the day undefeated.
The first game against Grammar was a struggle in rainy conditions, while in the third game against Mother Teresa Catholic College we gave them a few players each half to even up the numbers due to their injuries.
The fifth game against the also-undefeated Mandurah Catholic College was a ‘grand final’ and the girls played with plenty of energy.
BCC was two goals down at half time but with the wind advantage, we took the lead back shortly after.
Mandurah snagged a late goal and had a chance for another, before we went down the field and kicked a goal that produced a one-point win after the score had been checked – 4.2 (26) to 4.1 (25).
The team had solid contributors all over the field and consistent standouts over the course of the day were Daisy Rigby, Abbie Field, Sophie Oliver, Lily Ratcliffe and Tahnee Parsons.
The girls then travelled to Perth this week and won the first game 26-12 against La Salle but unfortunately had a four point loss to St Norbert’s in the ‘grand final’.
Our boys teams performed well at the carnival – finishing in second (Mercy) and third (Marist) out of the six teams.
They were only beaten by Mandurah Catholic College, who were undefeated throughout the day.
Mercy won a thrilling match between the two campuses in difficult conditions and the margin was just a single point (9-8).
The teams both recorded strong wins Bunbury Cathedral Grammar, Mother Teresa Catholic College and Mackillop, with all three teams unable to score a goal against the Marist boys.
Significant improvement to the team work and standard of play throughout the day were highlights for the Mercy boys.
Bunbury Catholic College students competed against other schools in the South West High Schools Netball Cup on Monday 18 June.
Our students in each year group performed well at the Hay Park courts.
Year 7 Girls
A group of talented Year 7 girls from both campuses came together to represent BCC in the Lower Championship Division.
This group of girls did amazingly well against often taller, stronger and older opponents as well as contending with heavy rain and strong freezing wind.
Each player performed awesome and the sportsmanship shown towards each other and to the other teams was outstanding.
Year 8 Girls
A mixed bag of results meant that the Year 8s narrowly missed out on attending the Perth competition finals by one point. The girls had two early wins in the morning while the weather was good before a tough loss to the bigger bodies of Manjimup.
In the last game against BSHS, a half time chat about tactics helped us come from two points down at half time to win by five points.
The Georgiana Molloy game was the narrowest of defeats by just one point.
The girls were up by four points at half time and missed out on beating the undefeated talents of GMAS because of the blustery conditions and some less than favourable passing with the flooded courts.
There were outstanding performances individually by Ashleigh Godwin and Mikayla Cusato.
Year 9 Girls
The Year 9 girls came out playing some awesome netball and had a strong win in their first game. In the next couple of games, the weather came in and the girls had to play in very wet and windy conditions which affected their play.
But for the last game when the girls were wet and cold, they got in a huddle and got each other pumped up ending the day with a win by two points.
All the girls played so well and worked well as a team – it was awesome to watch.
Year 10 Girls
The Year 10 girls had a successful carnival after battling it out in wet and wintry conditions to win most of their games.
They were the overall winners of their Pool and played off in a cross over final for first and second. Unfortunately they lost the grand final, which meant they finished second overall.
They will now travel to Perth to represent our College at the beginning of Term 3.
All girls played well over the course of the day, with a special mention to our two defenders Serena Nandapi and Giaan Evans who were a formidable combination in the defensive circle.
Bunbury Catholic College hosted the South West Careers Expo on Wednesday 6 June.
More than 1800 visitors attended this year’s expo from a wider geographical range than ever before.
We thank all exhibitors, staff and visitors for helping to make this another successful event.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 South West Careers Expo and will be in touch again shortly with the date.
Until then, please enjoy our timelapse video of the expo.
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
Xavier ended Valentine’s dominance of the Marist athletics carnival with a comprehensive win on Thursday 12 April.
It was the first time since 2012 – when coincidentally Xavier also won the carnival – that Valentine had not been crowned champions.
Xavier’s strong showing in the relays helped them to 4349 points and a win ahead of McAuley (3693), Valentine (3546) and Marcellin (3499).
There were also eight records broken during the carnival, including three by Year 8 student Deakin Du Boulay.
All student results can be accessed via the BCC Extranet: https://extranet.bccwa.wa.edu.au/sports-carnival/login.php
Junior champion (male): Deakin Du Boulay 213 points
Junior champion (female): Ella Moorhouse 175 points
Senior champion (male): Tashian Pierotti 142 points
Senior champion (female): Georgia Mahony 162 points
Year 7 champion (male): Deakin Du Boulay 213 points
Year 7 runner up (male): Lachlan Princi 171 points
Year 7 champion (female): Daisy Rigby 172 points
Year 7 runner up (female): Allanah Griffin 104 points
Year 8 champion (male): Tom Steele 116 points
Year 8 runner up (male): Liam Heelan 105 points
Year 8 champion (female): Ella Moorhouse 175 points
Year 8 runner up (female): Emily Trewarn 140 points
Year 9 champion (male): Byron Musitano 182 points
Year 9 runner up (male): Mitchell Russell 106 points
Year 9 champion (female): Matilda Worsfold 140 points
Year 9 runner up (female): Sarina Tassone 130 points
Year 10 champion (male): Andrew Maranta 117 points
Year 10 runner up (male): Alessandro Villani 116 points
Year 10 champion (female): Billie-Lee du Boulay 146 points
Year 10 runner up (female): Khyla Cheema 112 points
Year 11 champion (male): Lewis Fuller Hill 129 points
Year 11 runner up (male): Liam Hutton 111 points
Year 11 champion (female): Georgia Mahony 162 points
Year 11 runner up (female): Isabella Verbrugge 86 points
Year 12 champion (male): Tashian Pierotti 142 points
Year 12 runner up (male): Nicholas Pemberton 123 points
Year 12 runner up (male): Oluwadamilola Afolabi 123 points
Year 12 champion (female): Hayley Gulberti 151 points
Year 12 runner up (female): Bronte Price 119 points
200m – Year 7 Male – Deakin Du Boulay 28.12 sec
400m – Year 11 Male – Hamish Hutton 54.19 sec
1500m – Year 7 Female – Allanah Griffin 5:38.00
Long Jump – Year 7 Male – Deakin Du Boulay 4.79 m
Shot Put – Year 7 Female – Aleesha Zaccagnini 8.82 m
Shot Put – Year 8 Female – Emily Trewarn 9.43 m
Shot Put – Year 12 Female – Courtney Babich 11.72 m
Triple Jump – Year 7 Male – Deakin Du Boulay 9.52 m
Marcellin won the Mercy athletics carnival for a second straight year, narrowly beating McAuley in a tight competition.
The yellow house finished with 4214 points, just 48 ahead of their closest competitors with Valentine (3496) and Xavier (2811) much further back.
Sunshine greeted the athletes for the Wednesday 11 April carnival and it was an exciting day of action.
As this is only the second year the Mercy carnival has been run separately, there were countless campus records broken by competitors.
All student results can be accessed via the BCC Extranet: https://extranet.bccwa.wa.edu.au/sports-carnival/login.php
Junior champion (male): Thomas Cross 244 points
Junior champion (female): Leah York 250 points
Senior champion (male): Reece Garner 177 points
Senior champion (female): Kayla Aitken 215 points
Year 7 champion (male): Thomas Cross 244 points
Year 7 runner up (male): Matthew Thomson 195 points
Year 7 champion (female): Georgia Mumme 159 points
Year 7 runner up (female): Arrabella Stewart 85 points
Year 8 champion (male): Nicholas Wilson 171 points
Year 8 runner up (male): Taj Timewell 112 points
Year 8 champion (female): Leah York 250 points
Year 8 runner up (female): Neveiah Parravicini 126 points
Year 9 champion (male): Kieran O’Connor 168 points
Year 9 runner up (male): William Pierce 161 points
Year 9 champion (female): Ella Caldwell 130 points
Year 9 runner up (female): Scarlet Welch 112 points
Year 10 champion (male): Noah McAneny 145 points
Year 10 runner up (male): Nicholas Ammon 121 points
Year 10 champion (female): Alysse Krispyn 199 points
Year 10 runner up (female): Giaan Evans 145 points
Year 11 champion (male): Myles Lawler 137 points
Year 11 runner up (male): Justin Musitano 118 points
Year 11 champion (female): Kayla Aitken 215 points
Year 11 runner up (female): Tahlia Gronn-Nolan 108 points
Year 12 champion (male): Reece Garner 177 points
Year 12 runner up (male): Cambell Maynard 120 points
Year 12 champion (female): Claire Cayley 135 points
Year 12 runner up (female): Jada Cowdrey 104 points
On Wednesday 14 March, 30 Year 12 Certificate II Outdoor Recreation students boarded the bus to take off on a great adventure, the ‘Year 12 Sea Kayaking Camp’.
Our first stop was Colourpatch beach, Augusta. This is where we met Mr Dekkers who would be our sea kayaking guide for the epic three-day coastal water adventure.
Students launched their kayaks into the Augusta inlet and paddled through the river mouth, where they practiced launching in surf, surfing the waves and basic skill revision.
This was super fun and saw lots of students learning a new skill and having an absolute ball doing it. There was lots of capsizing and smiles all round. Thomas Catalano and Austin Cowan showed us their bravery by taking on some massive waves in their kayak.
We concluded Day 1 by heading to Hamelin Bay Caravan Park to set up camp, cook dinner on our trangia stoves and some students had the opportunity to partake in a night snorkel. We finished the evening with cake for Cole Sawyer’s birthday.
On Thursday morning the group travelled via bus to Cosy Corner, where we carried the boats down the stairs and paddled along the spectacular coastline, past the blow holes, sea cliffs, Fowl Bay, Cemetery Beach and back to Hamelin.
With some exciting swell testing the group, our skills were definitely put to the test.
Students were then given an opportunity to snorkel over at Hamelin Island and also have a small group skill session with a specialist ‘sit in’ kayaking guru. Others used the time to recover from a hard day paddling and enjoyed the picturesque views from the cliffs of Hamelin Bay.
We were lucky enough to sample some fresh abalone which was caught by Mr McGeoch and Elliot Carlin under the supervision of Mr Dekkers.
Thursday evening was spent celebrating Luisa Dewar’s 17th birthday which meant more cake and some pretty entertaining card games.
On the final day we set off to explore Hamelin Island. We did a spectacular paddle around the entire Island. We then landed on the Island for morning tea, before returning to camp to pack up and board buses.
Each day, the students rotated through using the double sit-on sea kayaks, single cockpit sit-in kayaks and driving the centre console boat in preparation for their Recreational Skippers ticket assessment. Students also had the opportunity to learn how to eskimo roll, night snorkel and swim with stingrays.
A massive thanks must go to our amazing teachers and support crew: Mr Clee Avard, Mrs Cassandra Shine, Ms Courtney Barton, Mr Ryan McGeoch, Mr John Leyendekkers, Stuart Mathieson and Marcus ‘the skipper’ for their enthusiasm and professionalism in working with the Year 12 group and providing many learning opportunities.
A big thank you must also go to the entire student group who challenged themselves, made the most of opportunities presented to them and overall made an exceptional camp.