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.
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.
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.