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A word from our Principal

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1

It has been a privilege to watch the amazing Olympians in Tokyo as they see their hours and hours of gruelling training rewarded. One of the things that has been very obvious with gold medallist, Ariarne Titmus, is not only has she put in the hard yards of training, she is very capable of sticking to the game plan even when she is under pressure as she displayed in her triumphant ending to her 400m Freestyle. It was very entertaining to watch her coach, Dean Boxall’s victory reaction to her win.

The thought crossed my mind as to how this is so like our educational journey at Bayside. Teachers expend hours and hours in the planning, preparation and presentation of wonderful lessons and events to challenge the young minds of the students. Then, like Dean Boxall (but maybe not as dramatic), we get to experience the victory when students achieve their goals.  Whether it be:–

Watching the Prep class experience and learn about Life Under the Sea …

prep under the sea

Or joining the Year 1/2 class as they are challenged to complete Fast Maths in 7 seconds writing both question and answer …

Year 1&2

Or watching the Year 4 class accept the challenge of learning 2-digit multiplication using the ‘turtle head method’…

Year 4 2 digit multiply

Or watching the Year 8s exploring digital assets in Virtual Reality using the Unreal Engine …

Year 8 VR

Or the Year 9s (who could be our future Doctors), dissecting a heart and kidney investigating how the body system works …

Year 8 Science

Or the Year 10s challenging themselves in the Exercise Science Room of the New Senior Block …

year 10 excercise

Or the Year 10 Extension Maths class completing a challenging problem …

year 10 maths

Or the Year 12s who have completed the challenge of their last Internal Assessment IA3 and are now preparing for the external exam …

Year 12 ai3

Or the Aikido students who achieved their next level belts …

Aikido presentation 210828

Even though we don’t always display it, as educators, we can identify with Dean Boxall’s unabashed exuberance, as we see our students strive and attain to such commendable levels here at Bayside Christian College.

I encourage all of you to take Hebrews 12:1 as your motto. Whatever the challenge that has been set before you, run with perseverance, energy and enthusiasm until your goal has been attained!

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Prayer Requests

Please send your prayer requests to A note to parents: these requests will be put on SEQTA notices for students and families to pray about.

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District Athletics Results

31, 9-12yr old students went to the Dundowran Athletics track to compete in the Hervey Bay District Athletics Trials. It was a great day and everyone performed to their best with some notable performances. Congratulations to the following for their results in the finals:

Name 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place Age Championship
Sasha 1 1 2 3rd
Amika 1 1
Malakai 1 1 9th
Sophia 2 1 2nd
Myles 1
Rose 1
Lilly 1
Cooper 1 1 5th
Noah 1 1 4th
Cale 1 2 1 3rd
Keanu 1
Elizabeth 3 4th

Overall, Bayside came 6th out of the 14 schools, only 6.5 points behind Xavier.


Parents & Friends Association

We are seeking nominations for a secretary and treasurer. Carmen is now our Vice President (not treasurer) and Shilo is now doing events coordination with Jackie. 

Food Technology Ocean Road Cooking Competition

Jessie Etherington and Charlotte Knight can be seen featured in the 2021 Calendar with their Cookies and Cream Creation that won them a place in the Ocean Road Competition. This is quite an honour as there were over 50 entries from schools all across Australia. Miss Clancy (Food Technology Teacher) and Mrs Farrelly (Teacher Aide) are very proud of the whole class for their efforts. 

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