Principal’s Message

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
(Romans 6:23)

Last weekend we had a wonderful guest Preacher at Fraser Coast Baptist Church, named Dennis Bryant – father of one of our own staff members, Karen Bryant. His message was clear, challenging, and yet so highly encouraging, and I thought many in our community would have benefitted from hearing his message.

He spoke about the challenges that we face in life and reminded us that we are not alone, and that in all we do, we should hand our worries, our problems, and our anxieties over to God. He gave us a wonderful phrase to remember:

“When I am in a fix, I will remember. Philippians 4:6”

This begs the question, what is Philippians 4:6?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Following his Sermon, we then sang a Hymn called “What a Friend we have in Jesus” – a beautiful, more traditional Hymn, written by Joseph Scriven in 1855. The words of the first verse are given below:

What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!

What peace do we forfeit? What additional burdens do we needlessly carry when we should offer these to God through prayer and seek his intervention? We suffer needless worry and anxiety in life – and  all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!

In this season, we give thanks to Christ for dying for our sins, for overcoming death through the resurrection, and through our faith in Christ and the Gospel, we give thanks for our redemption. In this season, so many years ago, Christ bore the pain of the world, and as such we know there is nothing He cannot do, and so all we need to do to relieve us of worry, is hold all to Him in prayer.

May you go to this holiday break with peace and love in your hearts, and as we approach Easter, I pray that:

  1. we will remember the sacrifice that our Lord made for us;
  2. those who are yet to believe Christ and in His resurrection, will indeed change their views and be saved; and
  3. we will give all of our worries to our Lord in prayer.

I thank Dennis for his wonderful message, and encourage you to join me at the Easter Chapel Service, 9.30am on the 9 April at Fraser Coast Baptist Church. If you have never attended Church or have not been for a while, please consider coming along to hear the Word of God through the practical and highly relevant sermons of Pastor Tim, and guest Preachers, like Dennis. A Church is not a building, it is the gathering of God’s people, and so I hope you will consider joining our Church family to hear the Word, to give thanks and to meet like-minded, good-hearted people who share a love of our Lord. I hope to see you there!

Brian Grimes
Principal/ CEO

Brisbane Athletes

Jack and Dylan Mitchell competed in the LAQ 2023 Combined Events Championships in Brisbane recently and congratulations must go to both for doing so very well.

Jack achieved a silver medal for the U16 Heptathlon, coming 1st in the 800m, and 2nd in the 100m sprint, the 100m hurdles, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump and High Jump.

While Dylan didn’t come home with a medal, he competed in the U11 Tetrathlon, and beat his PB for the 100m, 800m, and Discus. Congratulations once again and Bayside’s looking forward to your Term Two Athletics season.

Brisbane Athletes
Brisbane Athletes

What is Harmony Day and why is it celebrated

by Sasha 6Q

Harmony Day is a day to celebrate our differences with culture and a day to wear orange. This day is celebrated in Australia. Harmony Day is a special occasion to many people across the world. Harmony Day is for all people including First Nations, South African, Chinese, Indian, Irish, Philipino, New Zealand or Australian. It is to celebrate our differences and who we are and why we are special in many ways.

Weekly Scripture 1 Thessalonians 516-17 NIV

Bumper Sticker Winner!

Congratulations to our bumper sticker winner, Beck, seen by one of our spotters. The college will be in contact with you to present your prize of a $100 dinner voucher at Café Balaena!

Bumper Sticker Winner

Gala Day Years 5 and 6

Friday 24th March saw all the Grade 5 and 6 students make their way to their chosen sports to play against their peers in a fun filled Gala Day. Sports that were on offer were Netball, OzTag, Newcombe Ball and Boys Basketball. Everyone had an awesome time, playing hard and catching up with friends from other schools. There was much excitement and exceptional sportmanship shown by Bayside students throughout the day which was wonderful to see. Many thanks must go to the staff who coached the teams and supervised them on the day. The day was a huge success and everyone is looking forward to the next one in Term 3.

Under 7s Day

Our Under 7s Day is fast approaching. There will be games, shows, food, activities and a college tour. If you know of anyone that is interested in possibly enroling at Bayside, this is the time to get them to visit. Invitations are open to any new students that are joining us next year in Prep/Kindy/Year 1. For more information or to reserve a spot, please email

Under 7s poster
Prep Open Day

Book Fair

Get Ready Bayside Families, Book Fair will be coming in Term 2!

The Bayside Christian College Library is excited to be hosting another Scholastic Book Fair in Term 2, week 3. There will be many great books for sale at bargain prices as well as posters and stationery. Save the dates Monday the 1st May to Friday the 5th of May. Every purchase made gives rewards points to the school which allows us to stock the library with new and engaging children’s and teen’s books. We hope to see you there next term. Have a safe and happy Easter Holiday.

Book Fair

District Swimmers

Congratulations to all our District Swimming competitors. Bayside Christian College came 2nd in the overall percentage trophy, the highest result we have ever achieved. Macy Keen and Dyshart Morgan won age champion and Myles Lloyd-Hartwig runner up to age champion. We had almost all students achieve placings in races. Macy Keen and Dyshart Morgan were selected to participate in the Big Splash event which recognises the fastest eight swimmers in the whole district. Macy Keen placed 2nd in this event, identifying her as the 2nd fastest swimmer in the district – an outstanding effort. This event recognised the wonderful achievement of the Bayside students and how they all represented their school with pride.

Celebrating Easter in Sunshine Kindy

Jesus Comes To Town – Palm Sunday. HOSANAH!!!!!

Jesus arrived in town on a donkey and the people went wild shouting hosanah… he is here to save the world with love power. The people in the town had lined the path with palm leaves and they shook their palm leaves like streamers that rustled loudly as they all shook them together. After the story the children all shook their own palm leaves and sang a little song together… shaking the leaves high, low and shout Hosanah all together at the same time.

Why We Have Easter – It is all about the power of love!

  • Foot Washing (we enacted the story after in the yard… taking turns to care for each other and remind each other how special we are… just as Jesus did with his friends)
  • The Last Supper (we shared hot cross buns and some ribena in tiny cups as we told the story of Jesus and the last supper)


We have limited vacancies in Kindy from Term 2 for children aged 3–5 years.  
Please contact us via the school office if you are interested.

Year 8s Travel to Vietnam

Year 8 HASS students had a wonderful opportunity to meet the students of Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam virtually via Teams on the 21st of March 2023. The students chatted about the culture and traditions of both countries. It was an amazing experience for our students to exchange their ideas about harmony and belongingness. The meeting coincided with the Harmony Day celebration at Bayside where we celebrated multiculturalism in Australia and the sense that we all belong!

U12 Hervey Bay District Rugby

Bayside hosted the Hervey Bay U12 Rugby League trials and 53 students attended. During the afternoon, the students were whittled down to the final team and congratulations must go to Myles Lloyd-Hartwig and Cassius Kearns for making the team. It is a huge achievement and something the boys must be proud of. They will be playing in the Wide Bay trials early in Term 2. Good luck to them!

Rugby boys

U12 Hervey Bay District Soccer

Congratulations to Dominique, Antonio, Malakai, Lucas and Bo for making the U12 Hervey Bay District Soccer team. This is a great achievement and a huge step for Bayside sport overall. They will be going to the Wide Bay Trials early in Term 2 to try out. We wish them the best of luck!

Soccer champs

5-8 Years Cross Country

Wednesday morning saw many excited 5-8 Year olds coming to the oval in anticipation for a great day. With much excitement and determination, everyone had a wonderful time, ran their best and showed great support for their friends and class mates. It was awesome to see the Grade 6 Pied Pipers helping out by running with the students, showing them where to go and encouraging them the whole way round. There was even a parent race with brave volunteers running with great enthusiasm. Congratulations to everyone for showing excellent sportsmanship and having a super time.

9-18 Years Cross Country

On Tuesday the 28th of March, students aged 9–18 years competed in the annual College Cross Country Carnival held at the Baptist Church in Nikenbah. It was a hot sunny day with lots of red sweaty faces but also a day filled with outstanding achievements. Students pushed hard up the hills, reprieved down the slopes and trudged through cow paddocks to finish the challenging course. The spirit was alive with students cheering their peers, their house competitors and running extra races to support friends. Our staff race saw the true impact of the course and how tortuous the hills can really be.

Congratulations to all our competitors and well done to the top 6 finishers from 10–18 years who will now be invited to compete at the district cross country carnival on Tuesday 2nd of May at the Sports Precinct. We wish all the students the best at this upcoming event!


9 Years Girls 1st Ava C
2nd Kiyomi W
3rd Lily H
9 Years Boys

1st Aaron C
2nd Seth R
3rd Romeijn M

10 Years Girls 1st Alira M
2nd Hannah B
3rd Bethany N
10 Years Boys 1st Antonio F
2nd Hayden R
3rd Judah F
11 Years Girls 1st Sasha S
2nd Sophie F
3rd Dominique T
11 Years Boys 1st Ben B
2nd Dylan M
3rd Malakai Y
12 Years Girls 1st Sophia C
2nd Isabella C
3rd Isabella O
12 Years Boys 1st Lucas M
2nd Jeshua T
3rd Mitchell R
13 Years Girls 1st Lilly S
2nd Elizabeth F
3rd Imogine G
13 Years Boys 1st Brock W
2nd Sam W
3rd Jacob F
14 Years Girls 1st Violet A
2nd Lily D
3rd Lilly P
14 Years Boys 1st Cale S
2nd Tyler M
3rd Joshua H
15 Years Girls 1st Macy K
2nd Cedar-Jade B
3rd Jessica D
15 Years Boys 1st Rory S
2nd Fletcher C
3rd Dyshart M
16 Years Girls 1st Ava A
16 Years Boys 1st Jack M
2nd Chase K
3rd Matthew S
17 Years Girls 1st Narrah M
2nd Jayda C
3rd Charlotte K
17 Years Boys 1st Noah C
2nd Tobey P
3rd Alex B
18 Years Girls 1st Jazlyne D
18 Years Boys 1st Rhys E

 House Results

1st Chisholm
2nd Johnson
3rd Burrows
4th Stace

Year 8 Ban the Plastic Bag

Plastic is everywhere and it’s scary. Why? Because plastic waste can take hundreds of years to break down, and it often ends up in the ocean and turns into microplastics. Plastic has been found in the deepest, most remote parts of the ocean. Seabirds, whales and turtles have been found with plastic in their tums which can cause death as they can’t digest real food properly. And the damage continues. Plastic breaks into tiny pieces called microplastics that end up in our food chain (and in our own bodies!) via fish and even sea salt that we consume. Tackling plastic pollution at its source | Greenpeace Australia

Your textiles challenge is to design, produce and evaluate a product that uses recycled materials to replace plastic bags. Use the Cricut machine to add a catchy saying.

Year 7 Felt Monsters

Disney are making a third movie of the extremely popular film Monsters University. They are looking for new monsters to become stars in the new movie.

Design Brief…

Wanted! New monster stars for Monsters’ University

Has your monster got what it takes? Design and make a ‘monster’ for the film.

The monster must:

  • be original
  • be made from felt – at least two colours
  • use at least two techniques/embellishments to add pattern (hand-embroidery, applique, ribbon, buttons, craft fur, feathers, beads, sequins)
  • suitable for a five-year-old child

Year 1 Road Safety

We put into practice what we had learnt in Health this term about road safety. The students learnt to ride on the left hand side of the road, to be aware of each other on the road and not to go too fast. We all had lots of fun and enjoyed a picnic at the end.

5T Maths

5T have been learning about equivalent fractions during Maths. The students explored how different fractions can equal each other using fraction bars and through paper folding. They then applied their understanding in their workbooks using their knowledge of factors to simplify and find equivalent fractions.

SHEP Violinist

Last weekend, Jasmine Goldsmith in Year 5 made us proud by attending the SHEP program in Rockhampton playing violin. SHEP (State Honours Ensemble Program) is an educational program for music students that helps extend and encourage their pursuit of musical excellence.

SHEP Violinist

Bayside Baldies raise $2,305.35!

A heartfelt thanks to all those who donated to the World’s Greatest Shave – thank you. Also a big thanks to the team members who sacrificed their locks! And to the Year 12 students who organised the Hair Colouring Day at the college. Well done everyone!

Ultimate Frisbee

Both year 6 classes have been practising Ultimate Frisbee this term that resulted in a friendly competition of 6T v 6Q. It was intense, sweaty, challenging and fun all in one. But the in the end it was 6Q that took the win… this time.