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Vol. 3, Issue 4, 23 April 2021

“Lest we forget”

On returning from a recent trip to the Canarvon Gorge, we made a stopover at a place called Possum Park which is 20km north of Miles. It was called 3CR RAAF Kowguran during WWII and was the largest bomb and ammunition store on the Brisbane Line – our last line of defence in the event of a much-feared Japanese invasion. This depot then held up to two and a half thousand tons of high explosive bombs and ammunition, all hidden in twenty well protected underground bunkers. Some of these bunkers remain in their original state and some have been converted into truly unique motel style units.

Walking through these bunkers was a reality check of the conditions that our countrymen put up with, to give us our freedom. It was also a reality check of just how close the enemy was to taking over our country and how different the outcome could have been for us.

As we remember Anzac Day, we are encouraging our students to be thankful for the freedom that we have in this great country. We are reminded that serving others has far reaching effects. In their Christian Studies this term, students are asked to identify and develop a skill or talent that they possess and use it in some way to serve others.

The remembering of Anzac Day encourages us to remember that our desire at Bayside Christian College is to equip each individual student for a lifetime of purpose and engagement and develop a passion for utilising their God given gifts and abilities.


Parent ‘Faith in the Home’ Free Zoom Session

Run by Pastor Tracy Valentine, QB Kids & Families Ministry Leader, 29 April 7.30–8.30pm:

  • Unpack why faith in the home is important
  • Explore the influence of modern parents
  • Empower parents to use their opportunities – without it being overwhelming
  • For parents from birth to teens
  • Equip parents to pray and talk with their kids
  • Understand the main issues for modern kids

Interested? Simply, complete the following Google docs form to find out more:

Complete the form here…

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Walk Around Australia

Kindy to Grade 3 Cross Country

Friday 26th March saw Kindy to Grade 3 students put their running shoes on and compete in the 2021 Kindy to Grade 3 Cross Country held at Bayside Christian College.

With house banners flying and marquees strategically placed, the oval was a sea of colour.

Nine o’clock saw the Kindies make a dash for it and talk about cuteness overload! It was an extremely successful day, well supported by students.

It was awesome to see so many parents supporting their children. Many thanks must go to all involved for making the day a fantastic one.

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And here are the individual results:


Prep Girls

Prep Boys

Grade 1 Girls

Grade 1 Boys

1st – Arnnika

1st – Christian Summerville

1st – Eve Groznik

1st – Asher Morreau

2nd – Skylah Otto

2nd – Abel Hyland

2nd – Katara Cunningham

2nd – Aaron Cummins

3rd – Amelia

3rd – Brendan Van Dyk

3rd – Rebecca Yeatman

3rd – Nate Sadler

Grade 2 Girls

Grade 2 Boys

Grade 3 Girls

Grade 3 Boys

1st – Leni

1st – Archie Caswell

1st – Amika Gottke

1st – Nilay Olsen

2nd – Arabella

2nd – Quinn Lewis

2nd – Stevie Anderson

2nd – Jett

3rd – Tiffany Howe

3rd – Peter Hartog

3rd – Kaylen Wakefield

3rd – Charlie Featherstone

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House mascots

Year 4 to 12 Cross Country Carnival Results

Congratulations to the students, staff and parents that participated in our year 4 to 12 cross country carnival held on Thursday 1 April.

Our new course at the Baptist Church included some challenging inclines and great views from various locations along the track. We had impressive displays of sportsmanship and fitness from all ages with many conquering achievements they never thought possible.

Our parents and staff race was a huge highlight for all with high points on offer for the top 3 finishers. Congratualtions to Mrs Mudge and Mr Sauvageot from Chisholm house for winning the staff race. Ultimately, this race would help determine the overall house winner for the day with Chisholm winning by just 3 points over Johnson!!!

Congratulations to all our student winners and a massive thank you to all the staff for making this day possible.

On Tuesday 4th May the District Cross Country Carnival will be held at St James Lutheran College. Top 6 finishers will be invited to attend the carnival for an opportunity to be selected to represent the Wide Bay. Further information will be released to parents first week back term 2.

Here are the results:

9 Years Girls 9 Years Boys 10 Years Girls 10 Years Boys 11 Years Girls 11 Years Boys
Emileigh V Malakai Y Saisha O Joel M Elizabeth F Cooper D
Sophie F Fraser H Raph J Matthew H Lilly S Brock W
Sahara C Aiden S Tegan H Mitchell R Kaylee T Carlos B
12 Years Girls 12 Years Boys 13 Years Girls 13 Years Boys 14 Years Girls 14 Years Boys
Lilly P Tyler M Layla S Colton B Abbey M Noah M
Madelyn M Cale S Jenna F Jack G Chloe D Orlando S
Harper Hugo L Finella M Lucas L Tatum E Nathan
15 Years Boys 16 Years Girls 16 Years Boys 17 Years Girls 17 Years Boys 18 Years Girls
Tobey Rosie-May P Kurt V Emily T Ben B Jessica Z
Alex Layla Astra Chloe H
Sophie Nina F
House Marquees
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Year 5 to 6 Camp

We are excited to announce that in Week 3 of Term 2, the Year 5 and 6 students will head to the Queensland Camping and Conference Centre in Mapleton.

The camp will take place from Tuesday 4th May to Friday 7th May 2021. This camp program will focus on building confidence, independence, relationship building and experiencing nature up close and personal, with an emphasis on having lots of FUN. Additionally, students will be participating in a range of team and resilience building activities. Students will be supervised by College Staff as well as trained instructors from QCCC Mapleton.

QCCC Mapleton website

Mapleton canoes

Year 8–9 Camp

We are excited to announce that in Week 3 of Term 2, the Year 8 and 9 students will head off to Elanda Eco Camp at Boreen Point. The camp will take place from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 May 2021.  This compulsory camp program will focus on identity, strengths, weakness and experiencing nature up close and personal, with an emphasis on having lots of FUN. In addition to the activities offered at Elanda Eco Camp (Elanda Eco Camp website) we will be participating in a range of team and resilience building activities that will focus on identity, strengths and weaknesses.

Students will be supervised by College Staff as well as trained instructors from Elanda.

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day falls on the 25th of April each year. The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916. This year (2021), Anzac Day falls on a Sunday and in Queensland the following Monday is gazetted as a public holiday.

‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.

With the coming of the Second World War, Anzac Day also served to commemorate the lives of Australians who died in that war. The meaning of Anzac Day today includes the remembrance of all Australians killed in military operations.

Anzac Day remembrance takes two forms. Commemorative services are held at dawn – the time of the original landing in Gallipoli — across the nation. Later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet to take part in marches through the major cities and in many smaller centres. (excerpt from Australian Army)

Lest we forget.

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Year 8 Drama Assessment Puppet Show

Recently, the Year 8 drama class produced a puppet show as part of their assessment. The students chose material for the puppets on a trip to Spotlight, and all backdrops were made from scratch. They produced a very professional show and fun was had by all.

Learning Curve


On Wednesday the Year 3-6 Spinnaker students were treated to a visit from author Peter Ball who conducted a writer’s workshop. Peter is a retired teacher who wrote the humorous series for primary school students The Adventures of Pea and Bean and recently a novel for young adults Qui Magi, a medieval fantasy series. The students were intrigued to learn the process authors use to create their stories and were shown how to develop strong, authentic characters who are driven by a worthy purpose. They were given the opportunity to plan their own stories which they will submit into our Spinnaker writing competition.

After the writers workshop, the Preps, Year 1s and Year 2s were given a storytelling experience by Peter. Here he shared how he came up with the idea of Pea and Bean and ways to tell an exciting story. Next he created a character with the students, put them in a setting, gave them a storyline and then created a unique, brand new story on the spot. The students had so much fun!

Our senior Spinnaker students were busy looking at architectural designs where they were asked to design a high rise complex of apartments to attract buyers. This will lead into learning the design process, transformations in Geometry and calculations, developing and enriching their problem solving skills.

World Day