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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
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
Bunbury Catholic College will again host the South West Careers Expo.
Students from across the region will head along to this free event to gain careers advice and information from dozens of exhibitors.
If you have a business you would like to promote to students as a career opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be involved.
There is also a Facebook event for the Careers Expo which can be found HERE.
A full list of exhibitors will be available closer to the time.
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.
Students who have attended this programme in the past have gained insight of how they can stay safe and well during their almost ‘adult’ lives.
They were also given the chance to ask valuable questions relating to professions they may wish to pursue.
There are 30 places offered for each group, and BCC has been fortunate to be allocated three dates for our students to attend this year.
The first group will be offered to Year 10 Marist students for Friday 18 May.
The second group is for the Year 10 Mercy students on Friday 17 August (Term 3) and the final group is for both campuses on Friday 12 October (Term 4).
These dates have been entered on the school calendar and students who wish to attend will not be penalised for missing classes.
If you wish for your child to attend, please have them collect an information pack from Ms McKee, Marist campus or Mrs Gunson, Mercy campus.
Program information is available on SEQTA and should be read prior to participating.
To ensure a place in the Marist campus group, all three consent forms must be completed, signed and returned by Monday 9 April.
Consent form packs will be available for the other groups closer to the date of the P.A.R.T.Y program.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly on 9721 0057.
Ms Miranda McKee
Bunbury Catholic College’s team were again stars of the pool – winning the School Sport WA interschool swimming carnival on Tuesday 20 March.
Facing increased competition this year with the addition of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School to the carnival, BCC performed consistently all day and won the Lower School Shield in addition to the overall title.
BCC finished with 1090 points to win the overall shield ahead of Grammar (985), Bunbury Senior High School (879), Margaret River (728), Australind (454), Collie (324), Manea (118) and Newton Moore (116).
Four of our students – Alex Saffy (Year 7), Amity Parsons (Year 8), Kaiden Richings (Year 9) and Rori Parsons (Year 10) – were named age group champions.
Amity also broke a record for the 100m freestyle, with her time of 1.05:97 beating the previous best of 1.06.81.
BCC students – Arrabella Stewart (Year 7), Georgia Saffy (Year 9) and Kyle Lee (Senior) – were runners-up in their age categories.
Key Messages General
- NAPLAN 2018 will take place from 15-17 May for those doing the paper assessment; and between 15-25 May for those taking the NAPLAN online assessment
- In 2018, NAPLAN will begin moving from paper assessment to online assessment with some schools and students in a number of states and territories undertaking NAPLAN Online.
- NAPLAN assists governments, education authorities and schools to see whether young Australians are reaching important literacy and numeracy goals.
- NAPLAN is a point in time assessment that allows parents to see how their child is progressing against national minimum standards and over time.
- NAPLAN assesses the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.
- NAPLAN is used to support school improvement processes by enabling teachers to monitor their students’ progress over time against a national measure and to identify areas of strength and development.
- Literacy and numeracy assessments have been undertaken in schools across the country for decades. NAPLAN complements these assessments but adds a valuable national dimension.
- NAPLAN questions are directly linked to the Australian Curriculum: English and Mathematics. As such, the best preparation students can do for NAPLAN is to learn what they do in the classroom every day.
- In its 11th year, NAPLAN is a regular part of the school calendar. It is important to keep NAPLAN in context – children should treat NAPLAN test days the same as any other school day. What is assessed in NAPLAN is what is taught in the classroom.
- ACARA does not support cramming or drilling in the lead-up to NAPLAN, however, some familiarisation and explanation of NAPLAN in the weeks prior to NAPLAN commencing is worthwhile to help students understand and be comfortable with the format of the assessment. Some past NAPLAN questions are available at www.nap.edu.au.
Key Messages NAPLAN Online
- NAPLAN Online offers substantial benefits for students and teachers including better assessment, more precise information, faster turnaround of results and a more engaging experience.
- Significant research, planning and readiness activities have been undertaken in preparation for moving NAPLAN online.
- Approximately 200 000 students will be doing NAPLAN online nationally. All schools are to be online by 2020.
- A public demonstration site for NAPLAN Online has been available since 2016 for parents and students to become familiar with the types of questions online assessment provides. This is available at: https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online/naplan-online-public-demonstration-site
NAPLAN Online – additional parent information
Information brochures for parents and carers explaining NAPLAN 2018 have been developed including for NAPLAN online.
- BCC Year 7 and 9 students will sit the NAPLAN online tests this year. Your child’s school and teacher are well prepared for NAPLAN online. Those not taking NAPLAN online this year will sit the NAPLAN paper test.
- NAPLAN online uses tailored testing, where the test automatically adapts to student performance and asks questions that match the student achievement level, allowing the student to demonstrate their knowledge. The use of adaptive testing means that more precise results will be available for teachers and schools.
- Results for both formats of NAPLAN (online and on paper) will be reported on the same NAPLAN assessment scale and results will be comparable. This can be done because students are presented with questions that test the same range of difficulty, regardless of whether they complete the test online or on paper.
- The test window for NAPLAN online is extended from three days to nine days to provide flexibility in scheduling and to accommodate schools that may have fewer devices.
- Your schools and the local test administration authority can provide information if required on NAPLAN online disability adjustments.
- Significant readiness and preparedness activities have been undertaken to prepare for NAPLAN online including training and practice tests in schools
- There are detailed procedures in place to ensure any incidents that arise can be managed and ensure that any impacts on students will be minimal, no student will be disadvantaged, and students will be able to complete their NAPLAN assessment.
- For students doing NAPLAN Online, the platform saves student answers every 30 seconds. If there is an issue with technology, assessments can be resumed or rescheduled.