From our Head of Student Services and Wellbeing, Mrs Bronwyn Rappeneker

I’ve been thinking of late about the nature of relational teaching. Just last week I was walking to class and on the way had the joy of simply chatting to two of my students. The theme of our conversation was coffee. Now, I love a great cup of coffee… but I think my love of coffee was definitely overshadowed by their love of, or at least, commitment to… drinking coffee. We were laughing as we shared our coffee stories. Was the lesson I had prepared about coffee? No – it was about dystopian narratives and writing comparative essays. But teaching isn’t something we do in isolation. Teaching is not just a process, it’s about relationships. It’s about laughing together, crying together, caring about each other, cheering each other on, respecting each other, building trust and then in the context of a relationship, it’s about taking risks, trying out new ideas, learning from our mistakes and becoming more confident and more resilient as we develop skills, and insights and deepen our understanding. What an amazing calling it is to be a teacher. We are blessed when we have the opportunity to walk alongside our students and speak into their lives.

Prayer and Praise Points

Praise Points:

  • Every week day we have hundreds of students walk through our gates to be a part of the BCC community. It is an incredible privilege to be given the opportunity to speak into their lives and to help them flourish as they explore their God-given gifts and abilities
  • The grounds of our College are looking beautiful and reflect not only the dedication and care that it takes to maintain them, but also the wonder of a Creator God who expresses Himself so magnificently through His creation.

Please Pray for: 

  • Please lift up before God’s throne of grace members of our community who are experiencing challenging health issues
  • Oska Johnson that he will continue to know God’s protection and healing power
  • Members of our community who are grieving, that they might know God’s comfort and peace
  • Continued prayer for work involved in the upcoming Primary Musical would be appreciated
  • Sharon and the Board as they seek to discern God’s plan for the College
  • Students, and their families, over the holiday break.

College ‘Good News’ Stories

Around the grounds

Just some of the images around the grounds of the College. We are certainly blessed to be a part of a fantastic community. Praying you have a wonderful break with your family.

‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great IS your faithfulness.’ Lamentations 3:22-23

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Secondary School Parent-Teacher Interviews

Years 7 to 10 Reports will be issued on Friday, 5th July. Following this the Secondary School Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 7th August from 3.30pm. Interview appointments can be made online only. During the second week of the holidays parents will receive an email from the College with a link to make appointment times with their child’s teachers. If you are unable to access via that link, or have not received an email, please check your spam and/or junk folders then contact our Secondary School Administrative Assistant, Kathy Evans, at the College on 4922 8312. If you cannot attend the interviews please contact your child’s teacher directly to make alternative arrangements. Appointments close 3pm Monday, 5th August and have a limit of two time slots per teacher.

We encourage you to attend the Parent-Teacher night so that you can speak to teachers about your child’s progress and ask questions about how you can help enable them to do their very best as we work in partnership to support students. Communication between the College and home is vital. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 7th August.

Shark Tank

2019 Young Entrepreneurs Expo and Dinner

Our College is committed to growing and supporting the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. In support of this, we run an annual young entrepreneurs business expo via our Stage 6 Business Studies program for students in Year 11. From scratch, students are challenged to develop a business plan for a hypothetical business idea, with the prospect of making it into a commercially viable product or service at a later time. The students then present these ideas and concepts to a panel of local Hunter region business owners, known as ‘Sharks’, in recognition of the famous TV program Shark Tank. We are pleased to announce the 2019 winners below. A very special thanks to our ‘Sharks’ who gave up a day of their time to work alongside our students and encourage them in this project. None of this is possible without the ongoing support of local businesses who sponsor the expo and celebration dinner. Their support is both welcomed and appreciated as we continually strive in growing our students to be ‘Future Fit’. 

Kaila Ronan – Winner of Shark Tank Pitch – $300 prize for her business ‘SafeSpace’.
Christobelle Moran – Winner of People’s Choice Award – $200 prize for her business ‘Better Wrap’.

Thanks to our local Sponsors
Atune Health Centres
CJ Electrical & Solar
Divine Gemz Australia

Guardian Safety Solutions
Design Anthology
Hunter Futurepreneurs Program
Kitchens for Living
Marek Zozworek Massage Therapist
Pooches on Poplar
Redhead Family Dental
The University of Newcastle
WheelChangeU
Zarraffas Coffee
365 Site Services