From our Director of Teaching and Learning, Miss Melanie Melcum

Learning to engage our head, our heart and our hands.

Recently I attended a Teaching and Learning Conference and I instantly resonated with this idea of what learning is really about…

Formational learning develops the mind, captivates the heart, and equips the hand, encouraging curious and courageous learners to explore God’s world and live out the hope of Christ. Transformation by Design: Crafting Formational Learning

As a Christian College, we don’t just want to fill students’ heads with information, we want them to have a deep understanding of the world around them and the wisdom to use their knowledge in discerning ways. More than that, we want their hearts to be shaped and moved by the knowledge they gain. As they learn more about the world and the way it works, as they begin to understand the problems we have in the world and with each other, we want them to be moved with compassion or anger as Jesus was at times. But then the greatest indication that their head and hearts have been engaged in the learning process will be if it moves to their hands, if it actually creates some action or response. If our students leave us with heads full of knowledge, hearts that are moved by God’s creation and toward His people and if they act in ways that help to bring more of heaven to earth then we can say confidently that formational learning has truly taken place and that God has been glorified in that process.

From our Head of Primary School, Mrs Leoni McNeill

The finish of this year is fast approaching! As we look back at the year that’s been, we can revel in the many accomplishments and goals achieved that God has had a clear hand in. Of recent significance, and what continually comes to mind, is our Primary School Musical, Seussical Jnr. What a celebration of each child’s talent and expression that was! Children and staff are still marvelling in how the event played out, with enthusiasm still bubbling away as we reminisce in the blessings that God provided all the way to the last finale number! A job well done!

Teaching and nurturing the ‘whole child’ so that they can flourish in the areas in which they have been gifted is our aim at Belmont Christian College. There are many and varied opportunities provided at the College taught through each of the Key Learning Areas from the NSW Primary Curriculum. Although NAPLAN results do not define a child and are not a determinant of a child’s future success, they can sometimes be a good indicator of how a child is travelling academically in the bigger scheme of things. It was interesting to note that our overall Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN results were again most pleasing, with our College average results sitting comfortably well above the National average. Opportunities to flourish in the myriad of teaching and learning areas, infused with the wonderful Gospel, will continue to be sought as we serve Him at Belmont Christian College.

Prayer and Praise Points

Thank you for supporting our precious community through prayer.

Please Pray for: 

Year 12 as they wait for their HSC Results and as they seek God’s leading for the next step in their lives.

Students across our College preparing to transition to new Stages and Classes next year.

Year 10 during their ‘Readiness’ Week and into their early break, that they may rest in God’s unfolding plans for their next phase of life.

Our end of year Presentation Night and end of term activities.

New students and their families as they prepare to come to our College in 2020.

Our Year 12 students as they prepare to go to Thailand and for Year 10 students as they prepare to go to Vanuatu. Protection, blessing and provision for each student and staff member.

Special request: One of our precious BCC families have asked for prayer for their little one who is currently in Prep, Michaela Gobrial. Michaela was diagnosed with Fibular Hemimelia as soon as she was born as she had only three toes. This alerted Dr’s to discover the condition. FH is a condition that affects the growth of the leg – there is no known cause, it’s a congenital disease. Michaela is about to have her first leg lengthening procedure on the 21st of November at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and afterwards will have to wear an external fixator for 6 months. Michaela’s parents have requested prayer and specifically on 21st November when she undergoes the first procedure. 

Thank you for praying for our community.

Prayer and Praise Points

Praise Points:

Discipleship activities that are happening in our Primary School: Please pray for our staff and students as they meet together to grow in faith.

Please Pray for: 

Please continue to cover our HSC students in prayer as they prepare for their final exams this week and next. They are nearly there!

Families in our community: Please continue to cover our families in prayer. We have some who are going through significant medical challenges, others who are grieving the loss of precious loved ones and others facing personal challenges. Please pray that each family will know the ministry of the Holy Spirit, His comfort and His peace.

Special request: One of our precious BCC families have asked for prayer for their little one who is currently in Prep, Michaela Gobrial. Michaela was diagnosed with Fibular Hemimelia as soon as she was born as she had only three toes. This alerted Dr’s to discover the condition. FH is a condition that affects the growth of the leg – there is no known cause, it’s a congenital disease. Michaela is about to have her first leg lengthening procedure on the 21st of November at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and afterwards will have to wear an external fixator for 6 months. Michaela’s parents have requested prayer and specifically on 21st November when she undergoes the first procedure. 

End of year preparations: Please pray for our preparations for the end of the year – for the exam and reporting processes, for enrolments for next year and for Presentation Night.

Thank you for praying for our community.

Belmont Christian College Beginners

Sibling discounts apply to BCC Beginners

The ‘Belmont Christian College Beginners‘ program, for children starting Kindergarten the following year, commences Term 1, 2020. BCC Beginners has been structured to ensure parents/caregivers benefit financially from the sibling discounts available at the College. The College sibling discount structure is as follows:

1st child – Full fee payment

2nd child – 20% family discount

3rd child – 45% family discount

4th child – 100% family discount

For more information around College fee schedules and enrolment, please visit bcc.nsw.edu.au/fees/

If you require any further information regarding the BCC Beginners program, commencing Term 1, 2020, please contact the College bcc.nsw.edu.au/contact/