A Message from our Principal
It was wonderful over the last week to see the foundation being laid for our new senior school building. Watching with interest, the thought was that laying a foundation for a building is very like building a life. If it is to be done properly, it takes planning, time and effort.
Firstly, a decision had to be made where the building was to be constructed. Access, architect’s advice and user input were all considered before a decision was made. Students at Bayside are advised to research all options, to speak to the people with knowledge and experience before they make decisions.
The surveying was necessary to ensure the levels of our building. Bayside Christian College students are encouraged to keep their perspective level, to listen and appreciate people from all cultures and economic backgrounds.
The digging was a big job with big excavators. Bayside Christian College students are reminded that if a job is worth doing, energy has to be expended to achieve the result.
The boxing was then constructed to give the boundaries for the concrete. If there are no boundaries, the concrete pour would end up in a big mess. At Bayside Christian College, we have boundaries. Sometimes, students don’t like the rules, but the reality is, if we don’t have rules and boundaries, just like the concrete, we would just have a big mess.
The last step before the concrete was poured was to lay the reinforcing steel.
As it suggests, the reinforcing holds the concrete together so that it doesn’t break under stress. At Bayside Christian College, students study core subjects such as English, Maths, Science and HASS; however, at the College, students add some reinforcing steel to their education. In place is a wellbeing program, Christian studies lessons, Religion and Ethics, all of which give students reinforcing particularly when hardship comes.
Finally, the concrete, which is mixed in exactly the correct ratios, is poured. If the ingredients are not in the correct ratios, the concrete will not be strong enough or it will not set properly. Students at Bayside Christian College are encouraged to ensure that the right ratio of ingredients make up their lives. Academic achievements, co-curricular, helping around the house, mixing with friends and family, controlling the use of screens – all of which comprise a balanced life. All at Bayside are encouraged to make informed decisions, keep a balanced life, work hard, obey the boundaries and reinforce life with Christian principles.
Inaugural P and F Meeting
The new P and F Committee has met and agreed that the first, full, ‘everyone-invited’ meeting will be held in our Chapel in the college grounds on Tuesday 1 June at 6:30 pm. So please come along, we would love to meet you!
Year 8 Passion Project
Year 8 Media Arts students are working on a passion project. The students are exploring film making with drones. They are looking at camera angles and various shots whilst navigating the drones. They would like to create a short film advertising the school and the resources that are available.
Pumped Up Ninja Dash
Pumped Sport’s new Ninja Dash event is coming to Bayside Christian College on Wednesday 9 June starting at 3.15pm and runs for 75 minutes. Cash or credit card payments can be made on the day. Children kindy aged and older are $15 and toddlers are $10. Click for more information and to register.
New Building Progress Report
A constant parade of concrete agitator trucks made their way onto the new building site last week for the big slab pour. Now that the slab has “gone off”, the steel columns are slated for installation on Thursday, closely followed by the rafters next week. A very exciting time for our college! Mr Meyers’ drone was put to good use for the aerial shot. Thanks!
Run/Walk Around Australia
Years 5 & 6 Camp
Students had a great time at their School Camp building friendships, learning new skills and participating in all the fun activities.
Fraser Coast Careers Expo – TAFE Hervey Bay
Students from years 10, 11 and 12 attended the Fraser Coast Careers Expo at Hervey Bay TAFE Wednesday 19 May. There were many stands offering detailed information on various career paths from the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to the ADF (Australian Defence Forces).
Please send your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. A note to parents: these requests will be put on SEQTA notices for students and families to pray about.
Congratulations to Colton Blyth for coming 1st at the District Cross Country Carnival.
The BCC Multisport Program team were able to compete in a couple of races before the waters off our east coast got too cold.
On the ANZAC Day long weekend, athletes competed right here on our very own shore in an aquathlon event (run/swim/run) hosted by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club. BCC was a sea of blue in each race taking out top places in most categories. We are a very hard-to-beat club now. A special shout out to first timers – Christian, Imogine, Boadie and Tatum, and a massive shout out to our very own Mrs Ensbey who came away with 3rd Intermediate Female! Congratulations everyone!
Also, do you remember that cold, wet and windy May Day long weekend? Well, the Dale family braved the weather and headed north to Bargara to compete in the last triathlon of the season hosted by the Bargara Triathlon Club. Despite very slippery road conditions, Cooper crossed the line in a very convincing 1st place, and despite losing her googles in the first wave and deciding to continue on for 350m through the surf, Chloe crossed in a very well-deserved 4th place. These pair are now prepared for any race conditions. Well done!
Dan Warlow performing at Bayside!
Dan Warlow is an Australian Christian Kids’ Music artist and entertainer performing in schools, churches, festivals and community events. We are very excited to have Dan perform in the chapel for our K – Year 4 students on Wednesday 26 May at 2pm.
Containers for Change
The BCC ECO Club is proud to announce that the College now has Containers for Change collection bins.
With the aim of reducing land fill and raising money for projects around the College, the ECO Club has two specially marked bins located at the College Recycling Collection Point down the ramp from the administration office.