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A Message from our Deputy Principal

My Year 9 HASS class, the truly outstanding 9.2, are exploring the events and impacts of the Industrial Revolution at the moment and an exchange in a discussion last week makes, what strikes me anyway, as the ideal place to start with my message for the Newsletter this week!

We were chatting about some of the great inventions of all time, not just roughly 1750-1850, but right up to the present day.  Who knew the first steam engine able to operate continuously was built by Scottish inventor and engineer, James Watt in 1769?  Nobody!  What about the first public steam railway opening in 1825, or Samuel Morse’s invention of the single wire telegraph in 1842……..stony silence, puzzled glances…. “What even IS a ‘telegraph?’”

And then, of course, in 1876, another of those ingenious Scots, Alexander Graham Bell gave planet Earth the telephone.

I was still performing something of a monologue but interest really picked up markedly at the mention of phones!  So, wishing to take something of a breather, I played my trump card, ‘and so when was the first iPhone released?’

‘June 2007!’ offered not just one, but 2 or 3 students simultaneously.  Finally, I was in the land of relevance for all our youngsters, the generation who, if Year 9 or older, were roughly born at the same time as that device we have come to take totally for granted, or rather they have.  They knew not only the year, but the month.  Amazing.

So, as wondrous and obviously extremely important as this invention was, the 21st century mobile phone does not, typically, assist in accelerating learning or improving social interaction within the school day.  In fact, their use is very often extremely distracting and sadly, all too often inappropriate.  While the analogy is perhaps a little stretched, I well recall reading a psychologist’s research paper that revealed even having a mobile phone in one’s pocket during the day poses the same level of distraction, to an adult in this case, as having had one standard measure of alcohol!  Just being there, with the potential to ring/vibrate/go flat/fall out/get lost distracts an adult to that extent.  There is even a medical syndrome whereby we imagine our phone is buzzing in our pocket when it isn’t even in there!

Bizarre.  However, clearly this is an issue for pretty much everyone fortunate enough to be able to afford this technology in the 21st century.  We have invested extensively in new lockers recently and as Term 3 looms, all students will be required to have one and keep their phones in there, from the time they arrive on campus to the time they leave.  Our classrooms bristle with Internet-accessing devices, our administration offices are littered with landlines (available for students to contact their parents) and emergency mobile phones; there is simply no need for mobile phones to be with our students during the day.

Please support the staff at our College to ensure student phones are safely in lockers at all times with a big ‘push’ coming from us at the start of Term 3 as we, based at the Pantlins Lane campus, welcome back our Year 11 and 12 students.  Details will be sent out for all those without lockers to acquire them quickly and easily.

And in the meantime, I will continue trying to convince 9.2 that steam engines were/are important and that ‘Morse’ is not simply the name of some old, fictional English detective who used to appear on some rarely-visited Channel 7 station on ‘British Mysteries Night!’

 

Child on iphone

Rugby League

On Wednesday the 19th of May, the Senior Rugby League team travelled to Maryborough to play a friendly game against Maryborough State High School. All students were very excited and whilst did not win, they all played with great sportsmanship and gave it their all. We hope to play another friendly match against another local school next term. Organising these games will assist in promoting our Rugby League at Bayside Christian College. A big thank you to our coach Mr Brett Carter.

Rugby League

Parents and Friends Association

We are very excited to welcome and introduce the beginning of Bayside Christian College’s first Parents and Friends (P&F) Association. An open school announcement for all parents to nominate and become part of the committee was sent out via all communication platforms, and after receiving parent nominations David Proudlove and his team decided on the given executive roles. We are therefore pleased to announce that the following parents will form our executive committee;

Shilo O’Bree (President)

Joanne Milne (Vice-President)

Carmen Yeatman (Treasurer)

Jacqueline Beckett (Events)

Riandi van Dyk (Parent-Teacher Representative)

All parents and carers are automatically members of the P&F and we encourage everyone to come and attend any of our meetings. We had a successful first meeting and the team are excited and ready to get started towards meaningfully contributing back into the school community. 

To foster a true spirit of community, there will be a Suggestion form available online P and F Suggestion Form or at the school office where you can leave a short explanation of what you would like to see the P&F work towards. All suggestions will be formalised and addressed in our meetings. We want our parent body to have a voice, be heard, vote on where we spend any money raised and work alongside the school for the benefit of our children. Please be respectful as we are all parents volunteering our time and are here to support the children, teachers and school community.  

The P&F are currently seeking nominations for our Secretary Role. If you are interested, please email David Proudlove and/or pandfcommittee@bayside.qld.edu.au 

Thank you for your support and involvement in this initiative.

P&F Executive Committee 

Parents and Friends
The Learning Curve

Wide Bay Cross Country Carnival

Congratulations to our students on their achievements at the Wide Bay Cross Country Carnival in Gayndah. They have all been invited to participate in the State Cross Country Championships. 

  • Colton B 1st
  • Abbey M 6th
  • Cale S 5th
  • Cooper D 3rd

 

Wide Bay Cross Country
Run/Walk Around Australia

New Building Progress Report

The new building is coming together very quickly. With the frame and roof in place, it won’t be long until we are able to make great use of the ample space that this building provides. Students and Staff are very excited that it is coming along quickly.

New building update
Weekly Scripture

Dan Warlow Visit

Students and Staff from Kindy to Year 4 were entertained by Christian Music artist Dan Warlow. The Chapel was full of dancing, laughter and pure entertainment that was enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to Dan Warlow! 

Dan Warlow
Dan Warlow

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.

PS Ninja Dash April 2021
Jersey Day

Recycling Hub

The ECO Club is proud to announce that Bayside Christian College now has a recycling hub!

It is found near the bottom of the ramp down from the administration office.

It includes recycling bins (for recyclable materials only) and Containers for Change bins to collect drink containers which have the 10c return on them.

We encourage students to use these as intended.

Money raised will be used for the Bayside Christian College Compassion Child and other College projects.

Bayside Recycling Hub

Breakfast Program

All students are invited to join us for Breakfast in C1. Please note, that we do not cater to dietary requirements. We look forward to seeing everyone there. 

Breakfast Program
Food Fundraiser

Prayer Requests

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

Prayer Requests

Athletics Carnivals

A schedule of events will be advised closer to the date. Please keep in mind that these times are approximate only and may change on the day. It is suggested that you arrive earlier to allow time to sign in. Please note that permission for the events has been sent out through Consent2Go.

Junior Athletics Carnival for students aged 5 to 8 years old (born 2013 – 2017) on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at the school oval.  

We invite members of the student’s family to attend on the day however, unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions the following rules must be followed by all visitors.

  •  All visitors to the College are required to sign in at the office and on the Check In app on their phone before proceeding to the oval due to mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes.
  • They must observe the physical distancing requirements (1.5m between families)
  • They are not allowed on the field of play which will be marked by red and white tape.

Junior Athletics Carnival for students aged 9 to 12 years old (born between 2008 – 2012) on Thursday 17th June 2021 at the Dundowran Athletics Track 8.40am-2.45pm

Students will travel by College bus to event. This is a compulsory event, and all students will be expected to attend and participate. We invite members of the student’s family to attend on the day however, unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions the following rules must be followed by all visitors.

  • There is mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes (We have a barcode on site for easy sign in)
  • They must observe the physical distancing requirements between families.
  • They are not allowed on the field of play.

What to bring:

  • PE uniform with House coloured shirt and sunscreen.
  • Lunch and drink bottle
  • Canteen facilities available

Senior Athletics Carnival for students in Years 7 – 12. Friday 18th June at the Dundowran Athletics Track 8.40am-2.45pm

Students will travel by College bus to event. This is a compulsory event, and all students will be expected to attend and participate in several events. We invite members of the student’s family to attend on the day however, unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions the following rules must be followed by all visitors.

  • There is mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes (We have a barcode on site for easy sign in)
  • They must observe the physical distancing requirements between families.
  • They are not allowed on the field of play.

What to bring:

  • PE uniform with House coloured shirt and sunscreen.
  • Lunch and drink bottle
  • Canteen facilities available
Athletics Carnival

Consent2Go Implementation

We are excited to announce that Bayside Christian College has gone online with Consent2Go for all our Excursions and Incursions at the College. This system will replace the use of emailed and paper permission forms being sent home.

If you require any assistance with Consent2Go or have any concerns, please contact the school on (07) 4124 4417.

For more information about Consent2Go please visit their Website: https://consent2go.com/

 

Consent2Go