The Marist Learning Commons was the “go to” place during Book Week, with the theme “escape to everywhere”!
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.
Good news from last night’s Aqwest Photo Competition Awards. Two of our talented Film and Photography Certificate students were named as finalists (the top 12) out of 263 entries! The creative photography of Kiah Knox ( Yr 11) and Callum Smith (Yr 12) caught the eye of the judges with Kiah taking out second prize ($200). The College also received a cheque from Aqwest associated with their success.Well done.
Australian International Pedal Prix
The members of our Pedal Prix Team are busy putting the finishing touches to and testing our Pedal Prix vehicle ready for the competition this weekend! Scrutineering takes place on Saturday with the six hour competition on Sunday at the Busselton foreshore. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us. The Bunbury Catholic College Team Captain is Tom White and Vice – Captain is Alex Carrick. Thanks to our sponsors Western Allpest, Solarhart and GT Fabrication! Good luck.
Applications are invited from qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers for the following vacancy:
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Just imagine going on an international school trip with some of your best mates shredding ski fields and learning about the Haka, jumping 134 metres on a bungy cord and doing 360 degree spins in a jet boat.
If you are going to be in year 10,11,12 in 2018 it is still not too late for you to get on board for a trip of a lifetime, July 1- 11, 2018.Cost $4500 .
You will need to pay a $200 dollar deposit before the 8th of September to get on board. You can direct message Mr Papalia or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercy Campus hosted a sleepover on Friday night for Year 7 students who wanted to participate in the Vinnies annual Blanket Appeal. Such a great number turned up to show their support for the cause and as well as sleeping over, each student bought in a blanket to donate. These will be presented to St Vincent de Pauls Society on August 18th.
Our Geography students tested their skills against students from all around Australia in the 2017 Australian Geography Competition recently. We had a number of student geographers who performed to a very high level this year with a number of high distinctions, distinctions and credits.
The aim of the competition is to encourage student interest in geography and reward excellence.
BCC entered 38 students from Year 8 to Year 10, representing Mercy and Marist campuses. Congratulations to those who performed so well.
The BCC Art Extraordinaire, Marist campus P&F, and Ex Students Association are pleased to announce that we have again commissioned artist Andrew Frazer to design and paint a new mural at the Marist Campus. Andrew will work with students and Art Captains to design and paint a new mural, which will coincide with the 2017 Art Extraordinaire exhibition from October 13-15. Andrew is a well known visual artist who has painted many murals around Bunbury. His most recent mural was for the Water Corporation (see this video below, courtesy of ABC Southwest and Andrew Frazer). We look forward to working with Andrew on this exciting new mural project. Please like and share us on Facebook and visit our website www.bccartex.com.au
We have also emailed all Marist Campus parents with a request for parental assistance.Just click on volunteers registration and put down your name and details. (Should you not want to put your email and phone details, please email these to email@example.com.) Why not sign up with a friend so you can catch up at the same time. We look forward to your assistance once again this year, remembering that all funds raised by this P&F fundraiser go directly to student resources on the Marist campus.
We have launched our new Art Extraordinaire website (special thanks to Mr Anthony Congdon (Rethink Marketing) for his assistance in designing this for us), with its new look and new Spring dates – October 13, 14, 15! Invited artists received their application forms recently. We are inviting 11 new artists and artisans to exhibit with us this year as well as the 282 existing artists! Exciting times ahead!!! Please like this post and share:) and visit our new website; www.bccartex.com.au
2018 YEAR 7 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS,
P & F BURSARIES AND INDIGENOUS BURSARY
The Principal and Bunbury Catholic College Community congratulate
these students on their achievements and welcome them to our
MARIST CAMPUS in Bunbury and MERCY CAMPUS in Australind.
Year 7 2018
Academic (half) Scholarships
Our Lady of Lourdes School, DARDANUP:
St Joseph’s School, BUNBURY:
South Bunbury Primary School, BUNBURY:
P & F (half) Bursaries
St Anne’s Primary School, HARVEY: Carol Tomas
Leschenault Catholic PS, AUSTRALIND: Jack Vitali
Bunbury Primary School, BUNBURY: Olivia Park & Angus Park
DONNYBROOK District High School: Heidi Gidgup
Intermediate Boys Soccer
BCC v Mandurah Baptist B 15 June
The College Intermediate Boys team won their second pool game of the South West Division and clinched a second successive berth in the Knock Out stages of the Intermediate Champion Schools Cup.
The team travelled to Lark Hill Sports Complex on Thursday and defeated Mandurah Baptist College’s B team, 8-0.
Goals to Noah McAneny (3), Ben Steele (2), Anthony Perrella (2) and an Andrew Maranta penalty ensured safe passage into the next phase of the competition.
The boys now await their next opponents.
– Mr V Alava
Senior Girls Soccer
BCC v Manea 14 June
For the first time this season we had our full team available, in fact we were blessed with five reserves.
The girls started well but went a goal down early in the game. Maddy Congdon had a strong run through on the right and finished beautifully to level the scores. Shortly after this Katie McDermott took an excellent free kick from long range, giving the keeper no chance and we were one up. The girls kept pressing and a long ball from Emily Walker in goal beat the defence on the bounce. Jordan McEleney followed up and outran their defence to put in our third goal.
In the second half, Manea got a goal back, but the girls held on to win the game 3-2.
BCC v Grammar 21 June
Only 10 girls were available for the game, however, they proved to be more than adequate.
The girls made a few position changes and it paid off handsomely, with Eleisha Du Boulay moving from defence to striker and scoring an unbelievable nine goals! Three more goals through Maddy, Sophie and Billie-Lee and an own goal, meant we ran out deserved winners 13-0.
The team was Emily Walker, Sofia Fimognari, Gemma Parisella, Sarah Hobson, Tarni Fortune, Sophie Smith, Maddy Congdon, Billie-Lee Du Boulay, Eleisha Du Boulay and Kandice Miller. They all played well and it was a great way to end the season. Well done ladies!!
– Mr I McKenzie
Senior Boys Soccer
BCC v Manea 14 June
The Senior Boys team made it 3 wins from 3 starts with a comprehensive 8-2 victory over Manea Senior College in Round 3 of the Champion Schools Cup SW Division.
The boys ran all over the opponents to put away six goals in the first half to Manea’s one. The six early goals included a twenty-minute hat-trick from Thomas White. A Craig Kamocha penalty along with strikes from seniors Curig Jenkins, Seth Chiellini ensured the game was done and dusted after the first half.
The second half presented several chances with Thomas White scoring a fourth and Noah McAneny adding the final two goals. Victory against Grammar in the next game would secure the team a place in the knockout phase of the Champion Schools Cup.
BCC v Grammar 21 June
The Senior Boys Soccer team won their fourth and final group game against Grammar on Wednesday to win the South West Group undefeated and progress through to the Knockout Phase of the Champion Schools Cup.
In beating Grammar with a 9-0 score line, the boys finished first in the South West, meaning qualification for the next stage of the State-wide competition.
Despite missing some key players, the boys showed their skill and goals were scored by Craig Kamocha (3), Matt De Bonis (2), Jordan Giovanetti (1), William Curtis (1), Seth Chiellini (1) and Curig Jenkins (1) in a dominant display.
The team now awaits their opponent next term.
– Mr V Alava
BCC v Dalyellup College 7 June
BCC encountered Dalyellup College for the first time in this matchup. Logan Farr continued his excellent form, top scoring for BCC with 11 points and making some good defensive stops. He was well supported by Nick Dinkgreve (8 points), Clayton Dickinson and Patt Wright (7 points each).
Finn Rossiter continued to show tenacity in defence and Ben Harris was energetic in both offence and defence. Cambell Maynard made his debut appearance for BCC and performed very well, scoring 6 points and hustling well in defence. The final score saw BCC victorious at 43 to 25.
BCC v Newton Moore 12 June
Craig Kamocha played extremely well, showcasing his manoeuvrability, his ball handling skills and his finishing finesse. Clayton Dickinson scored some nice shots from beyond the three point line, with Nick Dinkgreve and Patt Wright also hitting some shots. Finn Rossiter’s increasing confidence allowed him to attack the basket and score a nice shot from beyond the three point line. Ben Harris was energetic as always, making some well-timed cuts and passes. All players contributed to the score sheet, but inaccurate shooting and poor decision making resulted in the game deteriorating into a shootout, where BCC went down 53 to Newton Moore 67.
BCC vs Manea 14 June
Injury and other commitments saw BCC calling on Cambell Maynard to once again step in and fill the void. He did so admirably, restricting his much bigger opponent to only 6 points. Griffin Russell shot the lights out and came away with a very slick 25 points and ‘D-Train’ Dom Dagostino dusted off his boots to make a solid 12 point contribution. BCC were down by 8 points at half time, but Griff’s golden touch and a welcome return to the court for Alistair Ishigami-Sims (14 quick fire points) backed by solid defensive efforts and buckets from Ben Harris (4 points) and Finn Rossiter (a HUGE 3 pointer) saw BCC produce a fantastic 16 point turnaround, running out winners 58 to 50.
BCC vs Grammar 21 June
In a fitting end to their BCC basketball careers Clayton Dickinson (15 points), Nick Dinkgreve (14 points) and Dom Dagostino (15 points including a career highlight 3 pointer) all had excellent games. Excellent contributions both offensively and defensively from Finn Rossiter and Ben Harris saw BCC lead from start to finish, running out winners 47 to 35.
Special thanks to Ms Kelly Bastow for always offering to referee the games, to Ellie Gillett and Logan Farr who happily scored and supported the team each week, and to Mr Vlad Alava for the organisation of the games so that the boys could continue to represent BCC with such skill, spirit and sportsmanship.
I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching the boys over the past year, and sincerely thank them for all of their efforts.
Ms Kerry Langley
A great day with the Girls First XI being successful after a long period in the wilderness, so to speak.
The girls team won the Grand Final against BCGS on sudden death strokes- after playing extra time and still being a draw at the end of penalty strokes. This was a great game and all the girls stepped up after the BCGS team beat us 5 nil earlier in the day. BCC was easily the most experienced team lead by the Gibbs sisters. A big call out to GK Maughan who having played only 4 games of goalie, made a number of key saves to win the day.
Unfortunately the boys lost on penalty strokes against BCGS in the Final, after a full time draw and extra time. This is the end of the ‘Harvie Era.’ Captain T Harvie has finished with the team; something that the other Colleges will be grateful for. BCGS get to go to Country Week after winning the ACC for the first time since 2013. Finally we have the pleasing rise of the Year 9 students so the future looks bright.
A number of younger players debuted and were an absolute credit to the College. GK Eichner played a cracker and his effort in the penalty shootout, despite never having faced one before, was brilliant.
SW ACC Results
Girls First XI – Champions
0-5 loss to BCGS
3-2 win over Mary Mackillop Catholic College
6-0 win over Frederick Irwin College
Won the final in a sudden death penalty shoot out
Boys First XI – Runners-up
1-1 draw to BCGS
3-2 win over Frederick Irwin College
3-0 win over Mary Mackillop Catholic College
Final lost in a Penalty Shoot out …
Mr Norrish and Ms Barton
Year 7 Big Picture students participated in a workshop on biodiversity in Western Australia. It looked at the types of animals present in our ecosystem as well as the impact that humans have had due to climate change, bushfires and bugs. Students had to classify bugs using the CSIRO invertebrate key and studied some stick insects.
Bunbury Catholic College performing arts students have excelled at this year’s Eisteddfod, picking up multiple awards for both solo and ensemble performances.
BCC’s Concert Choir, Girls’ Choir, Marist Guitar Ensemble, BCC Percussion Ensemble and the Jazz Guitar Ensemble were all awarded first place in their respective sections.
Individual BCC students were also recognised with a host of Awards at the Gala Eisteddfod Night last Saturday.
Claire Robinson (Yr 12) was recognised with four solo awards; the WACE Music Award, Bunbury Catholic Diocesan Sacred Solo Award, Senior Vocal Aggregate (Dual winner) and the Most Promising Voice in the SW (Dual winner). Claire is also a proud member of the winning Girls’ Choir and Concert Choir.
Other individual winners were Joshua Jacob; Best Drama Performance, Sophie Donovan; Lorraine Bryce Memorial Senior Dance Aggregate Trophy Senior Dance Aggregate Award and Most Promising Senior Dancer, Lily Birch; Intermediate Dance Aggregate Trophy and Intermediate Dance Aggregate Award, Veronica Congdon; Most Outstanding Percussionist, Eloise Brown; Most Outstanding Graded Piano Solo Performance, Emmaline Barbetti; Intermediate Digital Piano/Contemporary Keyboard Aggregate, BCC Jazz Guitar Ensemble; Most Outstanding Jazz/Blues Band, Tim Robinson; Intermediate Vocal Aggregate and Mr Sam Caddy; Best Accompanist.
Huge congratulations to all.
BCC v Harvey Ag
Our last game of the WAFC Schoolgirls Cup was against Harvey Agricultural College.The girls capped off a great campaign by running out 4 goal winners.
Numbers were a bit low in this game due to a number of factors, not in the least was the impending thunderstorms which were forecast to hit as the game commenced. Lucky for all the storm held off and we were able to stay dry. We got off to a great start kicking some early goals and dominating play. The game became very even after the fast start, with Harvey pegging one goal back. We had a very even contribution from all with a few standout performances from Georgia Mahony, Dana Carr, Bronte Price, Casey Zappia and Amy Seale.
It was a great effort to go undefeated and we look forward to some more girls footy next term with the year 7 Carnival as well as the 9/10 Winter Carnival and 7/8 Lightning carnival.
Mr T McGuire
The BCC Touring Team have returned from the annual Marist Carnival with a win in the Challenge division!
This year’s carnival was held in Forbes, NSW. In the Challenge division final the team played a brilliant game against Marist Sion, Warragul, winning 25 – 2! This is an extraordinary result in a final and most finals are decided by 5 goals or less!
Shantelle Tassone was awarded the “players’ player” – which represents the player ‘most wanted’ by opposing teams throughout the carnival. This was much deserved and a credit to Shantelle’s performance over the carnival duration.
The following players were awarded ‘player of the day’ for our own BCC team – Shantelle Tassone (day 1), Lilly Taylor (day 2) and Courtney Smaniotto (day 3).
All of the girls are to be congratulated and commended for their efforts and performance. They have worked hard for 9 months (or more) to achieve these results. The team will now complete their season in the Busselton competition and compete in the High Schools Cup elimination day in Perth early next term.
The girls performed very well throughout the carnival and were excellent ambassadors for the College throughout the tour.
Many thanks to all the parents and supporters, with special thanks to Myrna Carbone, Ludita McLean and Kerrie Downes for their managing/coaching and ‘mothering’ of the girls throughout the annual campaign!
Earlier this month, a team from BCC travelled to South Coast Baptist College in Waikiki to compete in the Rockingham Interschool Chess Tournament. The competition was tough, and BCC finished 3rd, behind South Coast Baptist and Halls Head College.
Our best players on the day were Joel Cronin and Blake Botica, both winning 4 of their 7 games.
As the only Bunbury team, BCC has automatically qualified for the State Finals later this year. Overall, a great day was had by everybody!
Mr Brad Dunn
CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 16-29 YEARS OLD! We need your help! Pope Francis wants to hear from you! The Catholic Church’s #Synod2018 of Young People is approaching and the Pope wants to hear from as many young people as possible from all across the world! It’s a chance for your VOICE to be HEARD no matter who you are. Pope has said we want to hear from you regardless of whether you consider yourself to be agnostic, atheist, a non-church goer or lukewarm in the faith!
“This is the Synod of young people and we want to listen to one another. Every young person has something to say to others. He or she has something to say to adults, something to say to priests, sisters, bishops and even the Pope. All of us need to listen to you!” – Pope Francis, April 2017.
Another polished and enjoyable Year 9 Play Night can be added to the history books of Bunbury Catholic College. Each year the Year 9 drama students enjoy exploring Melodrama through different mediums of performance. This culminates in a shared “live” performance now known as the Year 9 Play Night.
The two Year 9 Classes at the Marist Campus worked hard on perfecting and producing their own devised drama pieces while the Mercy year 9 Drama class enjoyed exploring melodramatic territory through a scripted performance of “Robin Hood”. The experience for all students involved was positive, as some students were able to ‘tread the boards’ in front of an audience for the first time.
The audience of friends, family and teachers seemed to enjoy the night and lots of laughs were had. Above all it’s amazing to see the students across the two campuses supporting, encouraging and congratulating one another for their performances which makes the whole event truly inspiring.
A huge thanks to Mrs Karen Walker who tirelessly makes sure all students involved are kitted out in costumes and also have all the props they need to enhance their performance. Also thanks to Ms Brenda Della Salle for her work backstage and to Mr Ted May for his photographic expertise. One last staff thank you to Mercy practicum teacher Natasha Kennworthy for her efforts in helping produce the Mercy performance.
Congratulations to all Year 9 students involved and to all the parents, peers and teachers who came to support The Arts at Bunbury Catholic College. We look forward to doing this again next year.
Mr Robertson and Mr Obern
What a great effort by the College Cross Country team at the SWSSA carnival yesterday.
Despite leaving behind some very talented runners at school, our team still had the class to win Overall Champion School. Also taking out Year 7, Year 9 and Senior Champion shields.
We had terrific individual performances across both campuses and these students will be presented with SWSSA certificates at the NAIDOC Assembly next week.
A big thank you as well to Mike Hearne, Terri Gann and Paige McKenzie for their assistance.
Congratulations to Age Champions and Runners Up:
Year 7 Champion girl; Ella Moorhouse
Year 7 Champion boy; Liam Heelan
Year 8 Champion Girl: Jessica Verbrugge
Runner Up: Kate Lockley
Year 9 Runner Up Champion Girl: Alysse Krispyn
Year 10 Runner Up Champion Boy; Nich Cant
Senior Boy Runner Up: Ryan Saunders
Senior Girl Champion; Hayley Gulberti
Senior Girl Runner Up; Bronte Price
What an impressive line up of Champions- well done!
Last Night’s seminar on ‘Taming the Stress Monster in Adolescence’, run by the Mercy P&F was a great success with over 200 people attending, including many teens alongside their parent. Maggie explored ways for adolescents to understand and help each other to navigate the bumpy ride to adulthood. She also explored great ways to calm and relax. Organiser, Mrs Erica Tonkin, said “Maggie was very engaging and had many really useful tips that people were looking for.” You can read more about her approach here and follow her on facebook.
Recently, we held our annual mid-year concert, presented by the BCC Cert III Music course. It was a great evening that showcased nearly one hundred of our students in a variety of different performances. We’d like to extend a big thank you to the staff and parents who assisted at the door and in the canteen on the night. Congratulations to all of the performers on such an amazing job!
The Certificate II Sport and Recreation class had an excellent day helping run the South West High Schools Cup Netball Carnival yesterday.
These students were involved in every facet of the carnival, playing, umpiring, Customer Service in canteen, collating premiership tables, central timing and even using their newly acquired First Aid certificates.
Special thanks to Sue Howard for all her hard work to get the carnival up and running and to the Yr. 12 students for their excellent help.
These classes also had the added bonus of being able to represent the College, with two teams in the Boys Open Division. This is a very rare opportunity as normally there are not enough boy’s teams.
Both BCC boys teams had won 2 games and lost 1, meeting in the final game of the pool round. Whoever won this game, would earn the right to play in the Boys Open grand final and represent the South West at elimination day in Perth in Term 3. At the end of the first half, BCC 1 was down by about 6 goals. A change through centre court, and a swap in defence and shooting, somehow managed to resurrect BCC 1 who levelled the game in the dying minutes, where they then went goal for goal. At the final siren BCC 1 had clenched a one goal victory. They went into the grand final against MacKillop Catholic College who were undefeated. BCC 1 played their best game of the day, winning by 1 goal to become South West High Schools Cup Premiers, the first time in history a BCC Boys team has done so.
The Touring Team were undefeated throughout the day, playing 6 games in a round robin. They finished at the top of the table being the South West Premiers. They have earned the right to represent the South West at Elimination Day in Perth in Term 3. The touring team continues to represent the South West as it has for the last 10 years, if not longer.
Even though we had 13 teams representing the College on the day, only two teams will go through to Perth. It was a fantastic day for all the players and we cannot thank the coaches (many parents and teachers) and umpires enough for their support and sportsmanship throughout the day.
For photos courtesy of The Bunbury Mail, click here.
Last Tuesday 30 May the Year 11 and 12 Certificate II Film and Photography classes went on a tour of the three Perth TAFE campuses. We started at the East Perth Campus, where students were informed about the game design and animation course options. We got to play on some computer games made by TAFE students, as well as see students drawing straight to screen, using the latest technology.
From the East Perth campus we walked to the Northbridge campus, where we were shown a fantastic short film, produced by TAFE students, as well as tour the Film and Television facilities and meet some of the lecturers and students. During lunch we enjoyed the Cultural Centre of Perth before driving to Leederville TAFE to check out the radio and music facilities. TAFE has a totally student-run radio station (Boom Radio) and it was great for students to be able to see how that works. Several students also had the opportunity to be interviewed live on air, which was an exciting way to end the day before the drive back to Bunbury.
I think it’s safe to say that everyone had an enjoyable and informative day!
Four students who took part in the Indian Immersion 2016, Chris Gaetke, Ruby Nalder, James Granger and Charles Reddin spoke to the Bunbury Leschenault Rotary Club today about their experiences working with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (started by Saint Mother Teresa) and travelling to different parts of India. This Rotary Club, as well as the BCC Ex-Students Association, donated $1000 which the group used to buy clothes, learning and medical equipment and toys for the children in India. They are pictured here with Rotarians,Steve Woodhouse and ex-student, Michael Jenkins. The group look forward to sharing their presentation which involves slides and a short video to fellow BCC students.
After hours of dedicated practice, two of our five debating teams won their last event at Interschool debating. Congratulations to the teams of William Pierce, Henry Waddell, Quinn Kenyon and Gabriel Mulholland also Joel Cronin, Erika Esquillo, Siena Mileto, Deegan Prasser and Conor Tilbrook. Well done to all of those who participated.#bccspirit
The Mercy Green Team represented the college at the Bunbury reconciliation bridge walk, held on National Sorry Day, last Friday. The event focused on promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians and bringing people together. The walk took place from the Bunbury Power Boat Club, along Koombana Drive, crossed over Koombana Bay Bridge to Bicentennial Square. The walked honoured three key reconciliation milestones – 1967’s Australian referendum, the Mabo decision to recognise native title in 1992 and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology in 2008. Our students were honoured to have been part of this important event.
Hundreds of cans, brought in by BCC students, were collected today by the Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault, as part of their ‘give a damn, give a can’ appeal. Year 8 Heads of Year believe we well surpassed last years total with Marist campus collecting 830 cans and Mercy campus 550! Nice work#bccspirit
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What great efforts we had at both Cross Countries today. Lots of fun, color and fantastic times with records broken. All in time to beat the downpour – nice work! Congratulations to the Age Champions listed below.
Marist Campus Cross Country results
|Year 7 Girls||Year 7 Boys|
|Ella Moorhouse||16.14||Liam Heelan||13.33|
|Holly Bilcich||16.28||Kallum Beauclarke||14.4|
|Emily Trewarn||17.12||Zakariah Ivey||14.45|
|Tenika Cross||17.32||Lachlan Hollands||14.55|
|Eliana White||18.07||Luke Blee||15.15|
|Chloe Dilkes||18.34||William Pedley||15.16|
|Abby Coulson||19||Samuel Lockley||15.29|
|Year 8 Girls||Year 8 Boys|
|Jessica Verbrugge||15.22||Byron Musitano||15.08|
|Kate Lockley||15.52||Patrick Addison||15.12|
|Georgia Saffy||18.09||Liam Cox||15.23|
|Karis D’Andrea||18.14||Scott Tuia||15.38|
|Emma Norrish||18.23||Vian Lachica||15.5|
|Eva Birmingham||18.3||Judd Churcher||15.51|
|Ella Hutton||18.41||Kaiden Richings||16.25|
|Year 9 Girls||Year 9 Boys|
|Khyla Cheema||17.21||Liam Seale||13.3|
|Miriam Bertola||17.51||Alex O’Brien||13.31|
|Parris Michell||17.53||Jack Steele||14.02|
|Eloise Brown||18.5||Jake Radford||14.34|
|Taylor Kovacs||19.2||Gavin Reddin||14.46|
|Bronwyn Evans||20.42||Jaxon Smith||14.48|
|Caitlin O’Connor||20.47||Brodie Payton||15.04|
|Year 10 Girls||Year 10 Boys|
|Kendall Lewis||15.45||Ty Sears||12.47|
|Rikki Allen||17.4||Thomas O’Brien||13.31|
|Rufaro Dzowa||17.55||Liam Hutton||14.03|
|Remi Allen||19.3||Jaxon Gianfrancesco||14.32|
|Caitlin Glover||19.46||Kyran Michela||14.33|
|Joyce Blom Van Assendelft||20.11||Isaac McIntyre||15.02|
|Sophie Postma||20.13||Lewis Fuller Hill||15.07|
|Year 11 Girls||Year 11 Boys|
|Hayley Gulberti||14.5||Benjamin Harris||12.47|
|Bronte Price||15.03||Cole Sawyer||12.58|
|Kayla Myburgh||17.1||Nicholas Pemberton||13|
|Casey Zappia||17.15||Cooper Smith||14.03|
|Ebony McNaughton||17.58||Elliot Carlin||14.17|
|Natalia Aguilar||18.08||Cameron Hannagan||14.44|
|Lilly Taylor||18.27||Griffin Russell||14.59|
|LEAH YORK- 15.10||JACOB GILLETT- 14.02|
|ZOE HENNESSY- 15.13||RILEY COULSON- 14.09|
|NEVEIAH PARRAVICINI- 16.10||MICHAEL YATES- 14.13|
|MIA NANDAPI- 16.23||BRYCE FACEY- 14.45|
|HANNAH JONES- 17.34||TAJ TIMEWELL- 15.01|
|GRACE CRAIGIE||WILLIAM GRIFFITHS|
|NAOMI KING||ALBIE BARNDEN|
|CLARA O’DONOVAN- 15.25||MATTEO ROSSIELLO- 12.54|
|TASMIN BIRCH- 16.04||KIERAN O’CONNOR- 13.57|
|EMILY COUTTS- 17.00||CONNOR CARBONE- 14.47|
|CHARLOTTE PIERCE- 18.10||DANIEL GODWIN- 15.10|
|EILISH WARNOCK- 19.21||DARCY HORLIN- 15.19|
|GRACE TAYLOR||IZACK IETTO- 15.23|
|SOPHIE HART||LIAM WEEDON|
|ALYSSE KRISPYN- 14.50||NOAH MCANENY- 11.41|
|SUMMER O’KEEFE- 15.03||DYLAN CHATLEY- 12.51|
|ZOE PATERSON- 16.28||DEAN SANDERS- 13.04|
|MADDISON STEWART- 17.23||JOSEPH CARMODY- 13.35|
|LEILA DWYER- 19.21||MATTHEW BOTICA- 13.42|
|SERENA NANDAPI||TARKYN BROWN|
|GEORGIA GILLETT||SAM COMMINS|
|TAYAH BURROWS- 14.56||NICHOLAS CANT- 12.31|
|ABBEY BIRCH- 15.44||OWEN RAYMOND- 12.30|
|LILY BIRCH- 16.20||EMILIO GIANFRANCESCO- 12.42|
|SHELBY BURTON- 17.10||BLAKE BOTICA- 12.51|
|TARA ROSE- 18.30||JUSTIN MUSITANO- 13.24|
|ASHLINN CAIN||LUKE KENNEDY- 14.10|
|JASMINE BARRETT||RHYS CHAMBERS- 14.30|
|JULIA DWYER- 14.49||LIAM GRASSIE- 12.01|
|JADA COWDREY- 16.43||REECE GARNER- 13.50|
|CLAIRE CAYLEY- 17.02||JALE MAUGHAN- 14.24|
|LARISSA TARTAGLIA- 19.06||JOSH TRIGWELL- 15.29|
|CARLA ROJAS- 20.29||RYAN BAILEY- 15.34|
|CAROL KARANJA- 22.05||KRISTIAN FREDERIKSEN- 16.04|
|GEORGIA JAUNCEY||LOUIS JOHANNES- 16.06|
A celebration of motherhood was held by both campuses this morning when Year 7 students were joined by their mother or special guest. A chance to reflect on what motherhood means, catch up with old friends and your child’s new classmates. Our thanks to Father Edwin and Father Jesse. Mercy campus photos: Erin Hill, Year 10 Media.
The term commenced with Science classes on the Mercy campus in the newly constructed Science Centre. This building comprises six laboratories, a preparation area and staff facilities and is designed with an outside undercover area. Incorporated in the paving in this area are two playing grids for outdoor chess or checkers. We are very grateful to the P & F for the funds for the chess and checkers pieces which are on order. The two laboratories in the Catherine McAuley Centre have been decommissioned and are in the process of being converted to Drama and Dance facilities. These rooms will be in operation in coming weeks and the existing Dance and Drama rooms will be used as general purpose learning areas for smaller sized classes.
BCC have won the SWSSA Athletics Carnival! This is the third time in a row that we have won the Champion School title. This year we beat our athletics rivals Bunbury Senior High, who came in second 210 points behind in second place.
BCC had a strong team made up of students from both the Marist and Mercy campuses to compete in the SWSSA Athletics carnival at the Bunbury Regional Athletics Track today. As defending champions, the team was determined to back up last year’s efforts against schools from around the South West.
We had a great start on the track with seconds to both Leah York (Year 7) and Jessica Verbrugge (Year 8) in the 1500m. Great running girls, you made it look easy!
There were some great performances during the day and congratulations to all involved. Individual Age Champions were announced at the track and congratulations to these star athletes:
Year 10 Girls : Kayla Aitken
Year 8 Girls: Jessica Verbrugge
Year 9 Girls: Alysse Krispyn
More results and photos to follow.
In the first week of the school holidays, the girls and boys basketball teams headed off to Brisbane for the 28th Marist Basketball Carnival. The carnival was hosted by Marist College Ashgrove, and involved 10 girl’s teams and 20 boy’s teams. You can see a video from the Carnival here.
Both BCC teams competed in the true spirit of the Marist tradition, playing to the best of their ability, showing excellent sportsmanship and endeavour, and never giving up.
Several coaches and support staff from other schools made very positive comments about the BCC teams, impressed by the tenacity, skills, effort and spirit with which all of our students competed.
Many of the other schools had current State and Australian representative players who were physically imposing on the court. It is a true testament to the courage and tenacity of the BCC players that they were not intimidated by the 7-foot giants, and pushed them the whole game.
The girl’s competition consisted of a single round robin then finals. The girls won several of their games, and lost some others by close margins. The competitive spirit of the girls’ team was noted by the eventual champion school, having to adjust their game play several times to counteract the BCC offense and coach Bastow’s defensive strategies.
On the final day of competition, the girls played off for final placings, finishing in 8th position.
The boys competition consisted of 4 pool games, cross over pool games, and placing finals.
BCC were unfortunate to draw several very strong teams in our pool, but played with such determination that once again, the much-fancied opposition teams had to adjust their game play to counteract our efforts and skill.
Two narrow losses, a nail biting buzzer beating come from behind draw, and a win saw BCC play in the Plate division, where after some convincing wins and a narrow loss, we played for the chance at the Plate final. Unfortunately, injuries then cost us the win, which resulted in us playing off for 11th and 12th. We then had the opportunity of a rematch against the team that had narrowly beaten us the previous day, and won that game convincingly to finish 11th overall.
Both teams recorded their best results ever in the carnival, and both teams placed higher than their ranking, which is a direct result of the hard work put in at the carnival, and the months of training leading up to the carnival.
BCC were by far the most enthusiastic school at the competition, with both teams supporting each other very positively and energetically.
Ellena Gillett and Clayton Dickinson were the recipients of the Champagnat award, which recognises a player from each team for their positive outlook and team spirit, epitomising the Marist qualities.
The sportsmanship and comradery of all of the BCC players was consistently outstanding, as was their inclusive, friendly manner as they formed new friendships with many students from the other schools.
Thank you to this wonderful group of young people for putting in all of the hard work over the last few months, and congratulations on your efforts and success at the carnival:
Jasmine Barrett (Co Capt.)
Nicole Craig (Co Capt.)
Georgie Mitchell (Co Capt.)
Nicola Van Dijk
Clayton Dickinson (Capt.)
Craig Kamocha (Vice Capt.)
A special mention to Mitchell Lawler, who after working extremely hard over the whole trialling and training process, and who showed excellent skill development, unfortunately suffered an injury in the fortnight before the carnival and was unable to tour.
Special thank you to our amazing tour manager Ms Mikala Kemp-Downes whose organisational skills are second-to-none, and to Mr Brad Dunn for managing the boys’ team, and whose bus driving skills are amongst the best around!
Finally, a huge thank you to Tony and Carol Dagostino of Dagostino Homes for their extremely generous sponsorship of the tour.
Both Kelly and I are looking forward to what the future holds for basketball at BCC, and are already in the process of planning future interschool competitions, as well as starting to prepare for the year 9 & 10 winter carnival, and the year 7 & 8 lightning carnival. Be sure to get involved in basketball at BCC when the next opportunity arises.
Ms Kerry Langley (Boy’s coach) and Ms Kelly Bastow (Girl’s coach).
A day by day description:
Marist Basketball Carnival Brisbane
Day 1 update:An early morning start for both teams and the girls had a win before losing the next two.
BCC V St Teresa’s : 22-35 (win)
BCC V Newman : 22-33 (loss)
BCC V Assumption : 26-35 (loss)
Another early start this morning, playing at Ashgrove against Catholic College,Sale (8am), Marist Regional College and Lavalla.
The boys lost straight up, before an absolute nailbiter of a game with a draw. They then lost one and won one.
St Joseph’s V BCC : 43-33 (loss)
Ashgrove V BCC : 39-39 (draw)
Bcc V Sacred Heart : 25-38 (loss)
Marist College Randwick V BCC : 37-46 (win)
Another early start today playing at NAB Stadium.
A number of BCC students attended the GRIP (G – generosity, R – responsibility, I – Integrity, P – People) Leadership Conference. There were 27 students in total from Years 10 and 11 from both the Mercy and Marist Campuses.
The conference delivers specific leadership training that assists them in developing their skills as school leaders for the future. It is a really fun, fresh and interactive day that allows the students to work and network with other leaders from other schools.
Our students should be extremely proud of themselves, stepping outside their comfort zones and participating in all sorts of games and activities. They shared their own experiences and voiced their opinions and really got involved in the spirit of the day. Some were even brave enough to volunteer to be on stage, including Mr Obern with his original dance moves.
A big thanks to all of the students who attended, your behaviour was outstanding and you made the most of this great opportunity. I hope that you all took something away from the conference and that it left you feeling inspired and enthusiastic about what is possible at Our College!
What a marvellous day and a terrific show of talent from all of our students. The full results are below.
Year 7 Champion Boy: Tom Steele. Runner Up: Liam Heelan.
Year 7 Champion Girl: Madison Klem. Runner Up: Syke Carr.
Year 8 Champion Boy: Byron Musitano. Runner Up: Scott Tuia.
Year 8 Champion Girl: Jessica Verbrugge. Runner Up: Sarina Tassone.
Year 9 Champion Boy: Andrew Maranta. Runner Up: Allesandro Villani.
Year 9 Champion Girl: Caitlin O’Connor. Runner Up: Denver-Lee Innes.
Year 10 Champion Boy: Ty Sears. Runner Up: Hamish Hutton.
Year 10 Champion Girl: Kendall Lewis. Runner Up: Zoe Linton.
Year 11 Champion Boy: Tashian Pierotti. Runner Up: Scott Golder.
Year 11 Champion Girl: Hayley Gulberti. Runner Up: Tenika English.
Year 12 Champion Boy: Blair Hutton. Runner Up: Zacharia Cook.
Year 12 Champion Girl: Alana Gianotti. Runner Up: Georgia Bach.
Junior Champion Boy: Byron Musitano
Junior Champion Girl: Jessica Verbrugge
Senior Champion Boy: Ty Sears
Senior Champion Girl: Alana Gianotti.
Panda Award: Marcellin
Champion House: Valentine
On Monday a team of BCC students came away from the 2017 South West Science and Engineering Challenge as winners!
Competing on the day against teams from seven other south-west secondary schools, the team consisting of twenty Year 10 students from Marist and eleven Year 10 students and one Year 9 student from Mercy, were thrilled to accumulate the highest overall school score on the day.
The Challenge took place at the South West Sports Centre. It is a national competition sponsored by The University of Newcastle and Rotary International. It is held in regional centres around Australia and is designed to provide young people with hands-on experiences of science and engineering, inspiring them to consider choosing careers in these fields.
Students from each school were divided into smaller teams of 4, with each team completing one or two science and engineering activities ranging from designing and building a Mars rover, bridge building, constructing a bionic hand, designing a profitable electricity distribution system, designing code to send messages along fibre optic cables, constructing towers to withstand earthquakes and building a catapult.
When asked to comment on what they enjoyed about the day, student responses included:
“Competing against other schools was fun.”
“Great hands-on activities that allowed us to learn new things and apply the knowledge.”
“Working as a team.”
“Hitting a bullseye (with the catapult).”
What an exciting and terrific day for Mercy’s first stand-alone Athletics Carnival! Congratulations to our Year group Champions.
Year 7 Champion Boy: Albie Barnden (93pts). Runner Up: Taj Timewell (89)
Year 7 Champion Girl: Leah York (140). Runner Up: Neveiah Parravicini (100)
Year 8 Champion Boy: William Pierce (100). Runner Up: Hunter Millard (64)
Year 8 Champion Girl: Scarlet Welch (74) . Runner Up: Charlotte Pierce (62)
Year 9 Champion Boy: Noah McAneny (126). Jaxon Pitts (85)
Year 9 Champion Girl: Alysse Krispyn(155). Runner Up: Serena Nandapi (75)
Year 10 Champion Boy: Nicholas Cant (148). Runner Up: Jonathon Ietto (105)
Year 10 Champion Girl: Kayla Aitken (175). Runner Up: Candace Clark (74)
Year 11 Champion Boy: Liam Grassie (109). Runner Up: Reece Garner (98)
Year 11 Champion Girl: Julia Dwyer (102). Runner Up: Jada Cowdrey (83)
And the House Points:
Panda Award: McAuley
Thanks to Kai Sharpe, Year 10 for these fantastic photos.
Year 10 Carnival
Final: Playing Dalyellup College for 3rd position. Dalyellup made 128. In reply 3/64 off 12 overs. Hutton 20 no Pitts out 20. Update – need 8 runs off 14 balls with 4 wickets in hand… Now 4 from 4 with two wickets. 1 from 1 – no pressure! Super over required – 11 needed. Pitts and Helm batting -11 runs scored off 3 balls and it’s a win for BCC! Congratulations #bccspirit
Day 2: BCC V John Forrest College. JFC 99/ Bowling J Carbone 3/5, B Luzi 2/4, T Robinson 2/14. Great bowling stats! We won the game off the last ball! H Helm (Yr 8) 54
Then won against Baldivis who scored 8/91. Helm 3/8. Bolwell 1/3.
Lost against Dalyellup College.
Day 1: Yr 10 team played Kent St 2. Kent St 2 186, BCC 115.
Year 9. The BCC Year 9 representative team (some of who are pictured) had a cricket match against Dalyellup College on Monday afternoon at Dalyellup. We won the toss and elected to field. Dalyellup made 122 runs for their 27 overs. Unfortunately BCC conceded a few sundries that ended up penalising us as we only lost the match by 13 runs. Some very good bowling performances from Billy Boucher, Liam Seale, Paarth Chaudhary and Hendrik Helm. We got off to a good start with Rory Beeson and Christian Whitefield getting off to a very fast start however after they were dismissed our run rate was curtailed by some very good Dalyellup bowling. Jaxon Pitts was our most effective batsman with a six and a four in the final over enroute to a classy 47. Mr Jason Frisina
Year 8.Our team of twelve took on Dalyellup College. Heinrich Helm captained very ably as we fielded first. Most of the boys bowled three overs each and Tom Anderson and Brady Lenaghan kept wicket well. We kept them to 124 runs in 34 overs.The boys then batted and all acquitted themselves well. Heinrich was outstanding scoring 44 not out and hitting two huge sixes too. We passed the Dalyellup College score quite comfortably.Thanks to Dalyellup College for the match and venue, and also to our parents who supported during the afternoon. Special thanks to Mrs Esre Helm for the fruit for the boys at tea time! Mr Iain McKenzie
Year 7. Yr. 7 Cricket vs. Dalyellup CollegeBCC won the toss and elected to bat. Jake Michel started brightly but a steady stream of wickets kept the runs down. Luke Blee entered the scene and upped the run rate with some good hitting to set a competitive total of 136.We then went on to win the game which was played in a very good spirit.
Dalyellup started well and looked to have the total under control when Campbell Senbergs took 2 very important wickets to put the brakes on the Dalyellup batsmen. Frazier Giumelli then chipped in with some good bowling to see BCC come away with a comfortable win. Luke Hutchison deserves a special mention for a couple of outstanding catches
Year 10 and 11
The Year 10 and Year 11 Phys Ed Studies Triathlons was also held in perfect conditions. It was great to see the support for each other as they run through.
The Yr. 12 PE Studies ATAR students completed their triathlon assessment recently, on Wednesday, March 8. This entailed a 500m swim/13.5km cycle/4km run.
The students all completed this task comfortably and there were some very good results posted. This performance is the culmination of their own training program over the summer term and time leading to this event.
This enables the students to integrate theory with a practical outcome. The students often find the distances quite challenging. However, they are capable and talented athletes and always perform well.
Our top performers this year were Ryan Sanders and Alana Gianotti. Well done to all students!!
Mr Graham Jones
Recently, senior Maths students traveled to Perth with Mr Snelson and Mr Dunn to compete in the Have Sum Fun maths competition, held annually at Trinity College. Three BCC teams were entered into the competition, with a Marist team consisting of Desiree Bernhardt, Sophia Musitano, Emily Sykes, Allegra Mazza-Parton and Trinity Mangano placing 9th overall! The other teams, one from Marist and the other a combined Marist-Mercy team, placed 27th and 35th respectively. This was a very good effort from all the students who participated, as there were a total of 39 teams competing at Trinity college, with another 40 teams competing at another venue in Perth.
Once again BCC hosted the annual Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 Competition Have Sum Fun Mathematics competition with teams from a large number of school across the south west. Congratulations to all of our students who participated and to the Year 9/Year 10 team of Om Heble, Sam Lee, Breanna Barraclough, Andre Lachica, Ruby Gilroy and Miriam Bertola on winning their division.
Overall, fantastic results from all teams! It was a great experience for the students, and the competitive atmosphere was both fun and thrilling. Have Sum Fun is definitely an event for passionate maths students to look forward to participating in next year!
Emily Sykes, Year 12
During March, sixteen Year 7, 8 and 9 students from Mercy attended a debating workshop, presented by enthusiastic members of the Western Australian Debating League. Students were given advice what a formal team debate would look like, how to prepare and present arguments and how to effectively rebut the opposing team’s arguments. It was a worthwhile experience for all.
Busselton Band Camp
48 music students participated in a 3-day music camp during March at the Baptist Camping Centre, Busselton. The aim of the camp was to develop repertoire for the year and to encourage students to incorporate appropriate learning techniques with their specific disciplines.Thanks to our tutors, Ms Gracie Smith for the Percussion Ensemble and Ms Sue Leclair for the choir.
We had a visit from the Perth based group “Kaboom” who enthused everyone with their hands on percussion workshop. The camp ended with a concert for parents. While the concert was an informal affair, the students presented some very polished items. Thanks to the music staff, Ms Sinead Liddelow and Mr Luke Campbell and our kitchen staff Mrs Karen Walker and her helpers, Katherine Dorrens and Anthea Turkington.
Cultural Care Au Pair visited BCC yesterday to discuss what they offer. The Program in America involves a 12 month commitment. for more info: culturalcare.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier this year:
Presenters from Notre Dame University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and Curtin University were at both campuses to give students looking at an academic pathway, ideas on what their next step could be.
A member of the Defense Force gave a presentation about career options at the VET/Careers Centre.
BCC was named the most successful school at Australia’s largest off-road triathlon in Dunsborough over the weekend. Congratulations to all of the participants who competed individually or as a team.
Kate Lockley, Gavin Reddin, Heinrich Helm (pictured) and Mr Mcguire all completed the Short Course X-Adventure: 700m ocean swim / 6km coast trail run / 11km mountain bike individually on Saturday. A number of BCC students including Jaxon Smith and Brodie Payton (pictured) also competed as a team in this event or the Long Course X-Adventure: 1500m ocean swim / 12km coast trail run / 20km mountain bike on Sunday. There were also some students who competed in the junior short course of a 200m swim, 2km run and 5 km mountain bike ride. (photos Andy Lockley)
The BCC Rowing team came a very respectable second in Sunday’s Head of the River in Bunbury. The Senior Girls 8 and the Year 8 Girls both won their races. The Junior Boys put in a good showing in their race which included both Junior and Senior divisions. Rower of the meet was Natalie Botteon-Peruch for her sportsmanship and motivation. BCC competed against John XXIII College, Perth, Great Southern Grammar, Albany, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School and Manea College.
A brilliant day filled with fantastic performances from our students resulted in a clean sweep at the SSWA Interschool Swimming Carnival on Tuesday. BCC won the Lower School and Upper School shield and subsequently clinched Champion School Shield to take honours in this year’s competition.
The College assembled a very strong team and the day was filled with plenty of team and individual achievements. These included the following Champion Boy and Girl swimmers:
Year 7- Bryce Facey & Amity Parsons
Year 8- Kaiden Richings
Year 9- Maddison Stewart
Year 10- Kyle Lee & Georgia Gianotti
Year 11/12- Courtney Lee
Also worth noting were the long standing records broken by Maddison Stewart (50m Breaststroke), our Year 10 and Under Boys Medley Relay (K Richings, K Lee, N Eichner, D Sanders) and finally our Year 11 and Over Girls 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay team (C Lee, C Parsons, Z Buck, P Runeckles). The girls’ records in particular set as far back as 1991 and 1997.
All in, a terrific performance by all of our students as we won about three quarters of all events at the carnival.
Special thanks must go out to parent volunteer Mrs Lara Lee, who led our training squad and staff members Mrs Terri Gann, Mr John Leyendekkers, Mrs Hannelize Reddin, Ms Jo Hutcheson, Ms Paige McKenzie, Mrs Karen Walker and Mr Vlad Alava who were on hand at the early morning training sessions and breakfast.
Mr Vladimir Alava
The Year Eleven Earth and Environmental Science class visited Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe Beach, on excursion. The day was run by Jo Watkins, an enthusiastic Earth Scientist who spoke about the sedimentary structures found in the surrounding cliff faces, which we all found very interesting. It was amazing to have the theory we learnt in class supplemented by such valuable practical experience.
A special thank you to Mr Hegney for driving us to Perth on the day.
For the first time in 2016, BCC took part in WAATI (WA Assoc of Teachers of Italian) Exchange program which saw three of our Italian students, Natalie Botteon -Peruch, Jessica Carbone and Nick Pemberton, fly to Italy to be immersed in the Italian culture and language for eight weeks over the summer break.
Nick went to Sardinia and stayed with Silvio, whom the Pemberton family had hosted in Australia. “Sardinia is a very beautiful island and is famous for it’s beaches. They speak a dialect there and so I had to adjust to that which was a bit difficult at the beginning but I learnt quickly. ” Nick studied Italian at St Mary’s, Donnybrook and then in Years 8, 9 and 10 at BCC. “One of the highlights for me was our four night trip to Florence.”
Jessica stayed in a town two hours south of Milan and Natalie in a town two hours north of Milan, which allowed her to visit Switzerland for the afternoon, one of her highlights.
BCC had previously welcomed nine Italian exchange students in 2016 who became part of our community for eight weeks, joining classes with Year 10 and Year 11 students and staying with BCC families. This was a great opportunity for our students to meet the international visitors, help them practice their English and for our language students to practice their Italian.
The excitement that emanated from the Year 12 Art and Film and Photography students on the early morning of our departure on Thursday 9 March, was absolutely wonderful. A new and exciting adventure awaited us on the small island of Rottnest. Our first stop was Cottesloe beach to view the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. The weather was perfect as we perused the landscape, captivated by the weird and wonderful sculptures scattered throughout. We were also fortunate to have two of the exhibiting artists talk us through their concepts and creation of their sculptures. This was a fabulous introduction to the Art students’ sculpture project, later on in Term Two, and the whole event provided some fantastic photography opportunities for the Film and Photography students. The ferry to Rottnest was next on our agenda and proved to be another highlight of their camp; encountering immense barges whilst taking in the refreshing sea breeze in the open air section of the ferry.
After we had settled into our accommodation at Kingston Barracks, we commenced that afternoon’s activities with a sand sculpture competition at the beach. Using whatever they could find in their natural surroundings, students created sculptures that depicted their first impressions of Rottnest Island. At twilight we rode to the lighthouse to capture the landscape and the figure via moon and torchlight and to experiment with slow shutter speed photography. That was the beginning of several creative ventures during our stay. Over the next two days we rode our bikes to various locations around the island with students developing ideas and recording their impressions of the landscape, coast, landmarks, historical sites and people. With a limited amount of resources, students were asked to think ‘outside the box’ and use what resources they could find around them and to experiment with different ways of capturing their environment and experiences via film and photography. The students enthusiastically developed art pieces that incorporated found objects to express their experience of their location. Students also had the opportunity to cool off on one of the islands’ beautiful beaches and to study the local wildlife including the very curious and friendly quokkas.
This was an inspirational journey for our Year 12 Art and Film and Photography students. They displayed great initiative and enthusiasm in their continual visual observations and recordings of their surroundings. This is paramount in honing their drawing and camera skills through experimentation and design. Their wonderful creations will be on display in the Learning Commons in the next few weeks. This was undoubtedly a memorable location and the following student highlights are testament to this:
“Some highlights of art camp included drawing outside on the verandah, enjoying each other’s company whilst a little quokka stayed and played with us for the entire afternoon. Another was witnessing the sunrise on the beach at 5.30am and watching the sun come up over Perth city.” Liam Harris
“I loved having the experience of using the limited resources and the surroundings I was in, to help me create a piece of work. Art camp gave me the opportunity to learn and be more creative from what little I had and to have a fun, memorable time with friends and quokkas.” Annellee Aguilar
“The highlight of my trip was when we went for a twilight bike ride up to the lighthouse and we could see all of the lights from Perth. The weather was perfect while we created night drawings capturing the moonlight reflecting off the landscape.” Crystal Vogel
“My highlight of art camp was when everyone sat on the verandah completing their art pieces. It was peaceful and enjoyable and there was a quokka that walked around and ate all of our leaves we had collected for our art work.” Ruby Griffiths
“I really enjoyed the ferry ride to and from Rottnest, the excitement of going to Rottnest building up on the journey there and the excitement of returning so we could go home and tell our families about our new memories.” Lindsay Dagnall
“The things I enjoyed most about Rottnest was the history and the captivating scenery. It was most interesting visiting the museums and learning about the dark past of the Indigenous prisoners held on the island. Sketching landscapes gave me a sense of tranquillity and helped me push myself further.” Amanda Trowles
“What I loved about Rottnest was being able to enjoy the artwork and the beauty of Rottnest with friends and other people who shared similar views.” Annique Clark
29 students from the Year 12 Certificate II Outdoor Recreation course spent three days sea kayaking around the South West last week and were lucky to have ideal weather, making the experience even more enjoyable. After Katelyn Spurling confidently reversed the boat down the boat ramp, Wednesday saw the students paddle around the Augusta Inlet and through the river mouth, where they practised surfing the kayaks, launching in surf, and basic skills revision.
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 out to Hamelin Island. With some exciting swell testing the group we made an early lunch stop to assist with Amy Gibb’s and Chellnio Macleod’s sea sickness. On the final day students practised their capsize drill, self-rescue and other casualty rescue drills.
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, fish for Salmon and swim with sting rays.
Basing the camp at Hamelin Bay Caravan Park allowed the students to demonstrate their much improved cooking and camping skills and also sample some smoked salmon, Green curry salmon and salmon roe. Unfortunately, Jimmy Went was unable to land a King fish, but luckily Henry Mickle provided a Salmon for the group.
A massive thanks must go to Mr Darryl Allieti, Ms Mikala Kemp Downes, Mr John Leyendekkers, Stuart Mathieson, Rosco and Dave for their enthusiasm and professionalism in working with the Year 12 group and providing many learning opportunities. A big thanks must also go to all 29 students who came prepared for the conditions and made the most of everything presented.
Mr Clee Avard
Our tennis players scooped the pool at the Sunsmart Country School Tennis Classic in Perth last Friday. Congratulations to our Senior Boys team of Michael Frayne, Connor Lord, Cooper Smith, Eckhard Strydom and Senior Girls team of Kayla Myburgh, Summer O’Keefe, Courtney Babich, Kate Lockley who both won the Murcell Cup respectively.The Junior Boys B team of Aaron Santos, Caysen Parsons, Gavin Reddin and Tyson Starr also went through to the Country Classic Championships and were deserved joint winners of the Herbert Edwards Cup competition.
The Junior Boys A team- Scott Tuia, Liam Cox, Ryan Babich, Aiden Hutchinson also competed.
Schools from Cunderdin, Great Southern Grammar and Albany were represented. All games were played on grass courts, in very warm conditions.
A very big thanks as well to Mr Grant Smith and Ms Amanda Ypinazar of McDonald’s Collie and Eaton who sponsored all our Tennis Classic team members for the State Country Finals. Their financial support allowed all our players to be fitted with College athletic shorts for the tournament and on behalf of the players and the College, thank you for your support of our tennis teams.
OzCLO is the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad, a state and national competition, the particular focus of which is logical thinking, as it relates to discovering how languages work. The competition is run by academics at major universities in Australia. The competition is designed for students from Years 9 to 12 and typically appeals to students who like languages, maths, computers, or natural sciences.
We entered 6 teams across both campuses into OzCLO this year. These students should be commended for giving up their own time to compete and prepare for this competition. I have been so impressed by their organisational skills, academic ability and self-motivation!
Round one was held on Wednesday 8th of March. We wish the teams every luck for getting into the National Competitions later this month.
Names of students that entered:
Blake Botica Yr 10
Matthew Butler Yr 10
Caleb Warnod Yr 10
Riley Elstermann Yr 10
Conor Tilbrook Yr 9
Joel Cronin Yr 9
Matthew Botica Yr 9
Georgia Shinnick Yr 9
Carmel Italiano Y9
Hayley Lowe Y9
Veronica Congdon Y9
Sienna Smargiassi Y9
Josh Ieraci Y9
Michaela Whitham Y9
Manaia Meads Y9
Sarina Ioppolo Y9
Andre Lachica Y9
Ryan Morgan Y10
Isaiah Tolentino Y10
Sam Lee Y10
Emilia Payne Y10
Kyle Borlini Y10
Matthew Clarke Y10
Lachlan Brown Y10
Marist Campus (Bunbury) Mercy Campus (Australind)
YEAR 7 2018 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS, INDIGENOUS AND P&F BURSARIES
Make the most of these opportunities for current Year 6 students. It is free to apply.
Scholarships and Bursaries.
The scholarship covers basic tuition fee and it is renewable each year up to the 3rd year of secondary school, subject to continued academic excellence.
Exam: 9.00am Saturday 6 May 2017.
Venue: Bunbury Catholic College, Rodsted Street BUNBURY
INDIGENOUS BURSARIES and PARENTS & FRIENDS’ BURSARIES are also offered.
Applications here close on Wednesday 5 April 2017.Download Application
After three weeks, the Elson cup ladder is starting to take shape. The Gym has been packed to the brim each lunchtime to see the ‘Doobz’ stamp their authority on the competition as they sit atop the ladder with 2 wins and a draw. From there the ladder gets very tight with only 2 points and a goal difference separating 2nd through to 5th. The Year 11 ‘Whipping boys’ are languishing in last place winless after playing some unregistered players and struggling to control the larger bodied year 12’s.
There has been some outstanding individual performances from Frazer Wray, who has picked up two ‘Player of the Match’ awards, as well as Craig ‘Too high’ Kamocha and Quinn Johnston.
The final two weeks of the regular season will be very interesting to see who makes it to the knockout phase.
BCC students from Years 9 and 10 and then Years 7 and 8 are enjoying 2 separate workshops over 2 days with Brisbane based Author, John Moloney, as part of the Talented Young Writers series.
During this series the students are given the opportunity to not only hear about the author’s journey, which is often quite a story in itself, but also brainstorm ideas with like-minded students and get direct feedback from much published authors.
We celebrated Ash Wednesday with a moving Liturgy in our homeroom groups, followed by the distribution of Ashes which had been blessed for us during Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral this morning. Today and tomorrow. students will hear from Caritas about ongoing programs they are involved in.
BCC students Courtney Lee, Kyle Lee and Georgia Gianotti swam in a 4 Person Relay Team (with Ross Rann from Busselton) called “Shark Tale” in the Rottnest Channel swim on Saturday and came first in their category – an incredible effort. They swam 19.7km in the Lavan Charity Challenge wave in a cracking time of 5.02.05.24.
The three BCC students also competed in the Busselton Jetty swim recently. Courtney and Kyle both came 3rd in the Male and Female Open Category and Georgia Gianotti in her first Open Water swim came 6th for her 14 year old age group. Impressive results.
Courtney and Kyle attending the Open Water Nationals in Adelaide on the 28 January 2017. They both swam in the 5km Open Water event. Kyle placed 8th and Courtney placed 15th in Australia.
Past staff member, Ms Jo Sykes also completed a solo swim with a time of 9 hours and 20mins!
Congratulations to these amazing swimmers.
During the Summer Holidays I was given the opportunity to be one of 25 students attending the week long Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School at Curtin University. Throughout the week I got the chance to speak to engineering companies such as John Holland and Aurecon and hear from some engineers about their journey to where they are now. It was great to hear from them because it helped me realise that even though I may struggle in Physics (a key area for becoming an engineer), I’m not the only one.
We also visited the new Perth Stadium and seeing it during construction was awesome. We went behind the scenes at the Fiona Stanley Hospital.We had our own Dinner Dance, which is where we received a Certificate of Completion for the Summer School and got to dance our hearts out. Of course I can’t forget the best part, making 25 new friends from all over WA, SA and even the Northern Territory. I went up there not knowing anyone and came back with a whole new family! What a great way to start the new year and I can’t wait to go again next year for the Pathway Program. I hope if you are Indigenous and are in Years 9,10 or 11 you think about applying even if you are like me and engineering was not what you had planned for your future.
The South Western Times visited the Marist Campus last week to find out why Maddy Congdon has decided to cut her hair! It’s a good story. “Just about everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. When a kid is diagnosed with cancer though it is particularly tough. One of the side effects of chemotherapy is hairloss. When I learned that my hair could be used to make a wig for a child through Variety, I decided that it just made sense to donate something I had to someone who needed it.”
Oisin Buckley, Byron Albertsen, Quinn Graham and Damon Busher will also be cutting their hair (at the same time) to support the cause.
“I have already raised over $1,500 dollars which was my target, but wigs cost up to $6,000 so I’ve raised my target.The cut takes place on the 3rd March at BCC. You can donate here; bit.ly/cut4cancer
A ‘Gravity’ fundraiser, on the 25th Feb for $25 is hoping to raise $600 (rock session 7:00-9:30pm) with $5 from every ticket going to the cause and there’s a raffle with Leeuwin passes, Forest adventure tickets and Grand Cinema tickets kicking off this week.
Will Drew (Mercy, Year 9) has had a busy sailing summer and as a result has made the Australian Team, and will travel to Lake Garda in Italy late July for the World Cup.
In terms of Open Bic sailing, he won the overall WA State Championship mid December. He then went to the National Titles in Adelaide over the New Year and came third overall, winning two of the races.
On his return to WA, Will was asked to join a team from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in the week long Warren Jones International Youth Regatta on the Swan River. They made the finals, unexpectedly and were eliminated by the eventual winner. Will was on board with an Olympian and several young sailors who are in the America’s Cup development squad.
2017 Marist Basketball Carnival Brisbane
Both the girls’ and boys’ teams have been training extremely hard in preparation for the carnival to be held in Brisbane in the first week of the April school holidays.
Both teams attended a 2-day intensive training camp which focussed on fitness, team and individual skill development, game play and team building activities.
Local South West Slammers player and fitness trainer Courtney Bayliss put the players through a rigorous fitness session, whilst BCC staff member Lisa Hammond took them through a complete yoga workout.
Both teams played a scratch match against local A grade men’s and women’s teams with some very positive individual and team performances. The players observed and analysed each other’s games, providing valuable feedback to add to the learning experience.
Both teams are competing in local competitions to gain much needed match practice, with the girls playing at Eaton in the women’s competition on a Wednesday night, and the boys playing in the Australind under 20 men’s competition on a Monday night. Both teams only have four games left to play, and spectators are always welcome.
The teams travelling to Brisbane to compete are:
4 Lauren Vincent 4 Griffin Russell
5 Nicola Van Dijk 5 Logan Farr
6 Jasmine Barrett 6 Nicholas Dinkgreve
7 Nicole Craig 8 Patrick Wright
8 Ellena Gillett 9 Clayton Dickinson
10 Georgie Mitchell 10 Finn Rossiter
11 Candace Clarke 11 Ben Harris
12 Tasmin Birch 12 Mitchell Lawler
15 Lauren O’Connor 13 Craig Kamocha
15 Domenic Dagostino
The Leadership group for the girl’s team is Georgie Mitchell, Nicole Craig and Jas Barrett.
Ms Kelly Bastow is the coach for the girls’ team, with Ms Mikala Kemp-Downes travelling as the team manager.
The Captain of the boys’ team is Clayton Dickinson, with Craig Kamocha as the Vice-Captain.
Ms Kerry Langley is the coach of the boys’ team, with Mr Brad Dunn managing.
Certificate II Film and Photography Incursion
Last Tuesday Year 11 and 12 Film and Photography students were lucky enough to have Carl Beyboer from GEO Media Interactive (GMi), talk to them about life working in the Media Industry. Carl is the Owner, Production Manager and Senior Editor at GMi, which was one of the first independent professional video production houses in Bunbury and which has had work broadcast on every Australian network, as well as around the world. Carl started his career in the Media at Channel 9 in the 1980s and has seen a lot change since then! His insights into how best students can equip themselves for a career in the Media were invaluable and it was a great opportunity for students to ask questions to gain an insight into the industry. Mrs Bovell
On Thursday 16 February, students from both the Year 11 and 12 Biology classes enjoyed time out on excursion.
Year 11 Biology
The Year 11 students have been studying methods of ecological sampling. They went to Maiden’s Reserve where they conducted a detailed survey of the changes in soil, plant and animal ecology along a transect from the beach, over the dune system, to the Tuart bushland close to the Maiden’s Reserve car park. It was a great opportunity for the students to practice their skills in quadrat sampling, plant and animal identification and the use of dataloggers to measure soil temperature, pH and electrical conductivity.
Year 12 Biology
The Year 12 Biology class visited the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth. An important part of the Year 12 Biology course is the study of DNA and how it can be analysed for forensic analysis, for the identification of specific genes and of gene mutations. Under the guidance of practicing researchers in a working research h laboratory, and using analytical techniques they had been studying, the students conducted an investigation to isolate and analyse a gene associated with cancer caused by melanoma. The students were also given a tour of the working medical research laboratories, plus a talk by a young melanoma sufferer who described the impact of the disease on his life and how he hoped to benefit from the genetics research being conducted at the Institute. The ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message really hit home to the students after hearing his story.
Mr Hegney, Head of Science
Our Cricket First XI have also started the march towards Kim Hughes Shield glory winning their first game against Dalyellup College last week, however yesterday they were beaten by BCGS.
BCC 10/61 off 31 overs. Sawyer 28. Chased down by BCGS 4/62. Webb 1/2 Italiano 1/10
Versus Dalyellup College last week. Captain Hutton won the toss and chose to bat on an average deck. The Red Caps scored 6/171 from 40 overs, with Sawyer 37, Jerrard 33 & Hutton 30 being the top scorers. In response Dalyellup only achieved 8/163 from 40 overs with Webb 3/20 and Jerrard 3/15 chipping in a the end.
Our junior representative teams are also about to start their preparations in our annual game against Dalyellup College in Year 7, 8, and 9. These games provide our younger students a taste of the rich cricket tradition at our College and also allows our cricket coaches to identify emerging talent for future years. Thank you to Mr Gerard Robertson, Mr Iain McKenzie and Mr Jason Frisina for dedicating their time to our younger cricketers.
Parents, students and staff recently had the opportunity to listen to Paul Litherland from Surfonlinesafe discussing being safe online in a number of contexts. If you would like to follow up on that issue, here is the link www.surfonlinesafe.com.au/.
Tennis – Schools Classic South West
On Tuesday 21st February, BCC sent 13 teams to complete in the Schools Tennis Classic South West in Bunbury. Slightly blustery conditions made games challenging but the sun eventually shone and made for some great team performances. In the Herbert Edwards (junior) division BCC 1 took out the competition by finishing on top of their pool. The team consisted of Liam Cox, Aidan Hutchinson, Scott Tuia, Ryan Babich and Lachlan Lord, who were undefeated for the day.
Both the BCC number one ranked senior teams also took out their finals in the Mursell Cup.
The girls team; Kayla Myburgh, Summer O’Keefe, Courtney Babich and Kate Lockley won a tight match against Bunbury Cathedral Grammar.
Our senior boys; Cooper Smith, Connor Lord, Michael Frayne and Eckhard Strydom put in a strong performance against BCC 2 -Blair Hutton, Matt De Bonis, Tom Heenan and Jesse Musitano – coming out on top for the second consecutive year.
All our winning teams will now travel to Perth to compete for the title against some strong Metro competition.
Celebrating Xavier Day at Marist Campus assembly.
A Prayer for St Francis Xavier
Help us become heroes — like St Francis Xavier
People who execute both spiritual and physical feats;
People who give themselves up to be a part of something greater;
People who depart on a journey and return changed.
Help us to emphasise excellence — like St Francis Xavier
People who do their best in every area;
People who strive to be great in all aspects of their life.
Help us become people with and for others — like St Francis Xavier
People who respect themselves as well as others;
People who perform deeds not for themselves, but for
Help us become leaders — like St Francis Xavier
People who persuade others to do the right thing;
People who guide others through action, not talk.
Pray for Us.
Catherine and Marcellin
Pray for us.
Catholic Teachings on Sexuality and Relationships was the focus of the Year Eleven Retreat today which was led by Choicez Media, assisted by BCC staff. Choicez Media is a recognised and respected source of material for use in Catholic schools. The Retreat allowed boys and girls to examine Catholic Teachings on Sexuality in their own gender group.
Congratulations to our top VET student from 2016 , Jane Huey. Jane spoke at our opening assembly about the benefits of alternative pathways to university entrance and how the opportunity to study Certificate courses rather than ATAR courses benefited her greatly. She will be studying nursing at University. We congratulate Jane. Jane was presented with a cheque for $1000 from the BCC Ex-Students’ Association by Mrs Nola Jennings.
Congratulations to our Kelderman Award Winner (top ATAR 2016), 99 Club inductee and Dux, Andrew Italiano. Andrew received Academic Awards for all of his 6 ATAR subjects; Chemistry ATAR, English literature ATAR, Mathematics Methods ATAR, Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Physics ATAR and Religion and Life ATAR and received an ATAR of 99.35. Andrew was presented with the Kelderman Award by Mrs Trish Kelderman at the Opening Assembly. Andrew was also presented with a cheque for $1000 from the BCC Ex-Students’ Association by Mrs Nola Jennings. We wish him all the best in his future career which will involve studying Physics at UWA after a gap year.
We celebrated a wonderful Opening Mass with Father Edwin Ocho. Our first assembly followed, providing us with the opportunity to bless and install our student leaders and present them with their badge of office. Our student leaders provide a great service to the school community and we congratulate them and thank them for their efforts.
Our Year 7 students have had a fun-filled few days participating in activities which help develop their self-awareness, personal development, team building, problem solving and environmental awareness.This is a wonderful opportunity for the students and staff to get to know each other in a more relaxed environment, away from the classroom. The friendships made on these days are a great way to start life at BCC.
|FOOD AVAILABLE DAILY||DRINKS AVAILABLE ALL DAY||SNACKS AVAILABLE AT LUNCHTIME ONLY|
|½ Buttered Bun**||.80||Rice Snacks||$1.40|
|Buttered Bun**||$1.60||Browns Chill 300ml||$3.00||Snap Snacks||$1.40|
|½ Vegemite Bun**||.80||Vege Snacks||$1.40|
|Vegemite Bun**||$1.60||100% Juice Harvey Fresh 250ml||$2.00|
|SANDWICHES and ½ WRAPS(lunch time only)
|$3.50||Up & Go 250ml||$2.50||LOL||$2.20|
|– Cheese and Salad||Water 350ml||$1.50||Flavoured Milk||$4.50|
|– Chicken and Salad||Browns Flavoured Milk 600ml
– Choc Chill
– Choc Mint
– Strawberry Smash
– Banana Burst
|– Ham and Salad||Water 600ml||$2.00|
|– Vegemite and Cheese **||$3.00|
|Fruit Smoothie (Dairy Free)||$2.50|
|SALAD TRAYS –
Seasonal fresh salad
|– With Chicken Fingers (lunch only)||$6.00||Harvey Fresh Strawberry Vallia
|– Italian Meat Balls (lunch only)||$6.00||Sauce/Dressing Portions||.40|
|– Hard Boiled Egg** (lunch only)||$5.00|
Chicken Chilli Wrap (Lunch Only)
|Fresh Fruit Salad Cup * **||$3.00|
|Watermelon Cup * **||$3.50|
|MONDAY – All Day||TUESDAY – All Day||WEDNESDAY – All Day||THURSDAY – All Day||FRIDAY – All Day|
|Jelly and Fruit Cup* **||$1.20||Trifle Cups **||$1.20||Jelly and Fruit Cups*||$1.20||Pumpkin Loaf**||$2.00||Anzac Biscuits**||.80|
|Cheesie**||$2.00||Anzac Biscuits**||.80||Anzac Biscuits**||.80||Chicken Fingers (5)||$2.70||Trifle Cups **||$1.20|
|Carrot Cake**||$2.00||Jelly and Fruit Cup***||$1.20||Cheesies**||$2.00||Jelly and Fruit Cup*||$1.20||Jelly and Fruit Cup*||$1.20|
|Beef Pie||$4.50||Muffins**||$1.50||Sushi Hand Rolls **||$5.00||½ Hot Dogs||$2.30||Cheesie**||$2.00|
|Sausage Roll||$4.00||Yummy Drummy Roll||$5.00||Pizza||$4.50||Pizza||$4.50|
|Hash Browns (2) **||$1.50||Chicken Balls||$2.75|
|Lunch Orders Only||Lunch Orders Only||Lunch Orders Only||Lunch Orders Only||Lunch Orders Only|
|Toasted Sandwiches **||$4.50||Yummy Drummy Roll||$5.00||Burgers * **||$6.00||Hot Dogs||$4.50||Chilli Subs||$4.00|
|–Beef, Cheese, Salad and Sauce
-Chicken, Cheese, Lettuce and Mayo
-Vegetarian Pattie, Salad and Sauce
|Nacho’s with sauce * **
Nacho’s with mince sauce
Nacho with sauce and salad
|Macaroni & Cheese* **||$3.50||Pizza
-Ham & Pineapple
|$5.00||Beef Curry with rice||$5.00||Fish and Wedges
2017 Instrumental Music Lesson Application
Bunbury Catholic College has a proud history of producing music excellence. This is made possible by providing instrumental music lessons, quality classroom music programs and ensemble opportunities to our students.
Music lessons are a wonderful opportunity for all students. It ensures the school has full and balanced ensembles. It is critical to the success of the team that we have all positions covered and everyone is committed to lessons and rehearsals.
Lessons are available for the following instruments:
• Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
• Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Tuba
• Voice: Classical, Contemporary, Music Theatre
• Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
• Percussion: Drum set (modern drum kit)
• Piano: Classical, Modern, Keyboard
• Guitar: Bass, Electric, Acoustic
The program offers paired and private lessons operating on a rotating timetable, limiting disruptions to daily class learning. There are also some instruments available for hire.
It is expected all students will continue learning their instrument for the full academic year.
Lesson Length Cost per lesson Private 30 minute $33.00 Paired 30 minute $20.00 PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons are a one on one lesson and are the most beneficial way for students to learn their chosen instrument. PAIRED LESSONS Paired lessons are for beginner students only and are only available if two or more students have enrolled for the same instrument. Paired lessons will run for a maximum of 2 school terms after which time students are expected to start individual lessons. All students progress at different rates and for this reason students may be offered an individual lesson after just 1 term.
- A Maintenance fee of $13 per term is billed for Electric Guitar, Bass and Percussion instruments
- Instrument Hire is $35.00 per term (Please note that guitars and percussion equipment are unavailable for hire.)
- Please note there is a $35.00 enrolment fee for new students.
- New enrolments receive a tutor book and music diary
- 36 lessons are given throughout the school year
We were delighted to host this year’s Carnival and welcome teams from across Australia. Congratulations to all and special thanks to our billet families. It was a wonderful Carnival. All scores and news of the Carnival are below.
You can also watch the Carnival highlights here…
Champagnat Awards- Cole Sawyer BCC, Stefan Nadalin Marcellin, Harry Wans Marist-Sion, Jason Goodson Newman, Jacob Kerr Notre Dame, Fergus Campey St Johns.
David Parsons Shield – Fieldsman of the Carnival – Edric Laing, Newman College.
Br Jordan Redden Shield – Batsman of the Carnival-Andrew Poppa, Notre Dame College,337 runs, average 112.3.
Tony Lantry Shield – Bowler of the Carnival – Ethan Baxter
(Notre Dame College)12 wickets, average 9.58
Stan McCabe Trophy – 44th Marist Cricket Carnival Winners -Notre Dame College Shepparton
Br Evan O’Halloran Trophy – Player of the Carnival – Jordan McGregor (Notre Dame College)
15 wickets, average 8.53. 111 runs, average 111
44th Marist Cricket Carnival XI Team –
1. Andrew Poppa, Notre Dame College
2. Connor Holland, Notre Dame College
3. Joel Batson, Marist-Sion College
4. Zachary Macciocca, Marcellin College
5. Jordan Sly, St John’s College
6. Rhys George, Marist-Sion
7. Joseph Olive, St John’s College
8. Jordan McGregor, Notre Dame College
9. Ethan Baxter, Notre Dame College
10. Stefan Nadalin, Marcellin College
11. Davis McConnell, Marist-Sion College
12. Dane Pratt, St John’s College
Br Crispin O’Sullivan Shield – Captain of the 44th Marist Cricket Carnival XI – Joel Batson (Marist-Sion College)
Guest Speaker – Murray Goodwin
Match report Day 5 – Final Day
Woodlawn v Newman
Woodlan 8/183 (31)
J Olive 45
T Standish 37
J Agostino 6/38
J Goodson 55no
F Campey 2/4
J Fennamore 2/9
Player of the match J Agostino 6/37
Bulleen v BCC
Macciocca 86 no
N Italiano 2/10
Z Jerrard 2/11
B Hutton 23
N Italiano 22no
C Asbury 5/20
S Nadalin 2/10
Player of the match C Asbury 5/20
Notre Dame College v Warragul
J Ireland 53 no
J Batson 51
J Larkin 3/32
Notre Dame 3/193
J Larkin 80
A Poppa 75
D McConnell 2/47
Player of the match A Poppa 75
Player of the day J Larkin 3/32 and 80
Match report Day 4
BCC v Newman
Newman College 75
N Italiano 3/9
R Italiano 24no
Player of the match Nick Licastro
Notre Dame v Bulleen
Notre Dame 4/117
T Hall 2/22
Player of the match Andrew Poppa 65 no
Warragul V Woodlawn
J Baston 57
M Bow 18
D Pratt 4/21
T Gooley 3/6
J Sly 30
A Kennedy 33
D McConnell 5/22
A Phillips 2/8
Player of the match D McConnell 5/22
Player of the day Ethan Baxter 6/22
Match Report Day 3
BCC v Notre Dame
Notre Dame 0/143
C Holland 81 no
A Poppa 53 no
Player of the Match Cole Sawyer 53
Woodlawn v Bulleen
J sly 32
M Moran 3/2
S Nadalin 3/24
X Bateman 55
D Pratt 3/37
J Sly 2/29
Player of the Match Jordan Sly 2/29 and 32
Warragul v Newman
R George 71
J Baston 33
J Agostino 35
N Licastro 34
A Phillips 2/12
M Kelliher 2/15
Player of the Match Joe Moylan 4/40
Player of the day Connor Holland 81 no
Match Report Day 2
Notre Dame v Newman
Notre Dame 5/290
Player of the Match McGregor 43 and 4/13
BCC v Woodlawn
N Italiano 2/19
Player of the Match Dixon 4/39
Warragul v Bulleen
Player of the Match McMillan 40 and 3/28
Player of the Day Andrew Poppa 111.
Match report Day 1
BCC v Warragul
Carrol 34 no
Player of the match Harry Wans 1/25 and 47
Bulleen V Newman
Player of the match Edric Liang
Woodlawn v Notre Dame
Notre Dame 159
Player of the match Jo Olive 89
Player of the day
Marcellin College- Stefan Nadalin
My Cricket link for the Marist Cricket Carnival in Bunbury 2016
Mercy Campus are organising a recycled art project. We are in need of bottle tops and lids. Any will do. Jar lids, milk bottle lids and water bottle tops. We are hoping to collect a variety of colours. Thank you for your support! Ms Kelli Schmitt – Sustainability Coordinator
Some very impressive money chains were created at the Mercy Campus recently, amidst a great spirit of giving! Congratulations to Year 7 students whose line was the longest and most profitable! All proceeds ($540,70) have been donated to the St Vincent de Paul society offices in Harvey and Waroona to be distributed to those affected by the Waroona fires.