Principal’s Message

The recent financial news has dealt a dreadful blow to many, and the reality is we are probably all aware of people we know doing it really tough right now. For some, the challenge is paying bills, for some it is putting food on the table, and for others it is keeping a roof over their head. While the statements from the RBA indicate inflation is not coming down, there is a need to challenge current thinking as the reality is most of the country cannot keep taking these hits to their finances.

The argument that housing market is not slowing down and that prices are still going up would seem to be an issue of supply and demand, not people being able to necessarily ‘afford the higher price’ or perhaps it is from those less affected by the current issues. Whatever the cause, people are hurting right now, and we can see this all around us.

As Christians, we are called to live with a generous heart.

1 John 3:16-18 states:
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

Acts 20:35
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Luke 21:1-4
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

There are times in which we all need help, and there are times in which we can all give to others. Even in our own challenges, if we have the capacity to give, our Lord asks us to do this for each other.

Fraser Coast Baptist Church and Hervey Bay Baptist Church often collect non-perishables to be able to share with those in greatest need. To support our brothers and sisters, I ask for your help through the donation of canned foods, pasta, non-perishables, toiletries etc. To this end throughout the last week of Term, I ask for your donations for the most needy in the Hervey Bay community. Anything you can spare will be gratefully received. Please drop off your donations to Reception anytime in the last week of Term, and I will take them to our local churches.

Please give to those who will never know your name, those who will never be able to thank you in person but know that you are an answer to their prayers.

Brian Grimes

5T Measure Angles

Students in 5T have been learning about angles and using their protractor to measure angles. They thoroughly enjoyed having their desks taped up and they were able to measure a range of different angles.

Year 6 Vegetable Garden

The year 6 classes have been working hard his term to establish their vegetable gardens. Before they started, they had to prepare the plots by weeding and adding compost before planting their seeds. Some of the seeds planted included: peas, lettuce, chives, carrots, spring onions, lavender and parsley to name a few. We look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour.

Year 7 Engineering

Year 7 Engineering students had a great time designing and making vibrobots.

Year 7 engineering

Year 8 Science

Year 8 science students this week investigated the effect on concentration and temperature on chemical reaction rates.

Year 9 Challenge

Year 9 are in the testing phase of their ‘Design a Boardgame’ Challenge.

Year 9 challenge

Years 8 & 9 HASS

Years 8 & 9 HASS students will be holding a $20 Boss Challenge Market Stall during 2nd break next Wednesday 14th June on the basketball courts. Year 8s are raising money to donate to We Care 2, and Year 9s are raising money for Kindness Works.


Snakes Downunder Excursion

Year Two students had an exciting adventure on Monday as they visited Snakes Down Under to enhance their understanding of lifecycles in Science. The students had the opportunity to explore a variety of animals and observe how their offspring differ from the adults.

During the trip, our curious students delved into the fascinating characteristics of reptiles, meerkats, and Australian animals. They had a hands-on experience interacting with lizards, kangaroos, alligators, and even got to meet a joey. This immersive experience allowed them to deepen their knowledge of lifecycles and discover how each animal undergoes unique growth and transformation throughout its lifespan.

Our students were thrilled by the chance to see these incredible creatures up close and engage in discussions about their growth and distinct features. They expressed their enjoyment and enthusiasm for the trip, highlighting the valuable insights gained during this educational outing.

I loved getting to see the actual animals and witnessing how they hatch!

Learning about how they grow was fun to see in real life to and better understand their lifecycles.

Term 3 Baking Club – Expressions of Interest

Open to students from Year 4 upwards. Does your child love to bake and would like to further develop their skills?

This after school class from 3.30-5pm involves the teaching of basic and advanced baking techniques. Class size will be capped to 5 students.

The Baking Club will run on-site at the school in our D2 kitchen and commence in week 2 Term 3. Please email Mrs Tania Hawthorne  to register your interest and provide details of a suitable day after school. There are three places left.

Freshly baked sausage rolls made with puff pastry fresh out of the oven cooling on a tray

Little Athletics

Little Athletics had an awards night on Sunday 28 May and congratulations must go to Sophia and Ava Carza for receiving awards. Sophia received the Ruth and Terry White Award, for overall service and commitment to Athletics presented by Mayor George Seymour and Ava received under 9s award for both Track and Field. Well done to them for achieving such high awards and being so committed to athletics. Congratulations must also go to Mr Carza for being awarded the Tammy Nichols Award for Volunteer of the year. All your commitment has paid dividends. 

Athletics award
Athletics award

Wide Bay Cross Country

On Tuesday 6 June we had a group of students compete at the Wide Bay Cross Country Championships at the Sports Precinct in Nikenbah. Well done to all our competitors in particular to those who qualified for the State Championships in July:

Cale Sneath 5th
Ben Barkley 5th
Rory Sloan 5th

You have all done Bayside proud!

Chess Tournament

BCC did very well for their first inter-school chess tournament held recently.

The primary team came a tie in 12th place out of 18 teams that competed and the high school team came in 6th place out of 16 teams that competed.

Weekly scripture
U17s disco
Prep Open Day

Prep Open Day

You’re invited to our Prep Open Day, 10 July 2023. Click the link to RSVP and register online:

Register for Prep Open Day

Bumper sticker promo logo

Bumper Sticker Winner!

Congratulations to our bumper sticker winner, Alex, seen by one of our spotters. The college will be in contact with you to present your prize of two $50 vouchers for Enzo’s!

To be in the running for this fabulous prize, grab a sticker from admin, stick it on your vehicle – and you may be the next winner!

Pyjamas Day Flyer

Queensland Records set by Bayside Student!

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dyshart Morgan for his remarkable achievement of setting five Queensland records, as recognised by Swimming Queensland. These outstanding records were attained during his outstanding performance at the Australian Age and Multiclass Championships, as well as the Australian Swimming Championships held on the Gold Coast in April. It is truly impressive that Dyshart had the opportunity to compete against Paralympian Rowan Crothers, an experience that must have been truly awe-inspiring. Bayside takes immense pride in Dyshart’s unwavering dedication and commitment in attaining such remarkable feats.

Record Holder!