A Questacon ‘smart skills’ workshop was held for selected Year 7-9 students this week. This is a STEM based workshop where the students are involved in hands-on skills. Looks like great fun and great learning!
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.