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
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
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.
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.
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/.
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.