Term 4 Week 4

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

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.

Annual Charity Golf Day

New Light Foundation Charity Golf Day

Once again the annual Belmont Christian College Golf Day proved to be a fantastic day of laughs, friendship, mulligans and dress-ups. There was also some golf played on the day! This day is built around supporting our charity partners in Thailand, The New Light Foundation. 

In 2019, the ongoing generosity of players and sponsors, along with the fantastic team from Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club ensured that New Light Foundation will continue to support young people of the Baan Nam Kem community with a food and education program throughout 2020 and beyond. 

The day does not run without our amazing sponsors. A massive thank you to the following local businesses for their ongoing generosity, donations and support of this annual event:

Allambie Care
Atune Health Centres
Charlestown Canvas Manufacturing
Cold Rock Newcastle
Dexion Newcastle
Guardian Safety Solutions
KLM Accountants
Mardi Park Turf
Narellan Pools
Paynter Dixon Constructions
PB Quality Constructions
Rundle Tailoring
Speed Gas Newcastle
Training Wheels – High Risk Work Licensing

For more photos of the 2019 Golf Day, click on the following link https://bcc.nsw.edu.au/golf-day/

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/

Hampers for our Farmers

Belmont Christian College collecting donations now

Hundreds of prime producing farmers and their families from Baradine & Bingara NSW are in the midst of the worst drought on record, and some areas have run out of drinking water.

Belmont Christian College is collecting donations of the following items to deliver to these families before Christmas, so that we can show them that they matter, and we care!

Items needed:

* IGA Gift Cards or Pre-paid Visa & Eftpos Cards
* In date non-perishable food items (no beans or legumes please)
* Toiletries and personal care items
* 10 Lt Water Cartridges
* Brand new kids toys and gift items

A collection bin will be in the College Office foyer until 15th November, and we would love it if you could contribute.

Thank you Fire Fighters

Fire Safety

Stage 3 would like to thank the local firefighters from the Newcastle district who came and taught them all about fire safety in a very fun and interactive, hands on way.

Year 7 Geography visit Sydney

Livability of Sydney

In Year 7 Geography students have been investigating what makes places livable. The Year group made the early trek to Sydney for a Geography excursion to assess the livability of Sydney. Students examined the livability of three locations in Sydney through observation, quantitative analysis of facilities available, measuring of sound, light and temperature. Some of the highlights of the day included walking across the Harbour Bridge, having lunch on the waterfront at Lavender and exploring ‘Wendy’s Secret Garden’. 

Recommended Reading for Students and Parents of Senior Secondary Students

‘Catch up With Top-Achievers 2019 HSC Edition’

‘Catch up With Top-Achievers 2019 HSC Edition’ is a newly published guide fully written by students that completed the HSC in 2018 and achieved a state ranking in their subject, in which each of the authors outline their tips and tricks to success.

This easy to read book is written for students in Years 10-12 who are wanting to maximise their potential and to understand why it is important to set good foundation learning and how to create good habits which work.

For further information and to purchase the book visit: https://top-achievers.com.au/2019-edition

Sport News

CSSA Triathlon and CIS Triathlon

Two awesome events held over the last week, saw the staging of the CSSA Triathlon/Biathlon and CIS Team Triathlon at the Penrith International Regatta Centre in Sydney. CSSA Triathlon and Biathlon saw over 1000 competitors from across the state swim/bike/run their around the centre. CIS Teams Triathlon was held for the first time, as a qualification for the 2020 All Schools Triathlon.

CSSA Triathlon/Biathlon hold special significance to the College not only because we have been attending for well over 15 years, but Mr Hall our Secondary Sports Coordinator runs the event with the assistance of Mr Melcum.

Some outstanding results for the CSSA Triathlon/Biathlon:

  • Aidan Rae – 2nd – Yrs 5/6 Individual Biathlon
  • Luke Hall – 7th – Junior Boys Individual Triathlon
  • Lachlan Rae – 6th – Intermediate Boys Individual Triathlon
  • Luke Hall, Levi Smith, Toby Maddison – 3rd – Junior Boys Team Triathlon
  • Aidan Rae, James Chesterfield – 8th – Year 6 Team Biathlon

We are also pleased to report that the 4 teams who attended the CIS Teams Triathlon all qualified for next year’s All Schools Race.

Good for Kids Tips

Creative Arts News

Spotlight

On Wednesday, 30 Oct, Years 9 – 11 TAS and Creative Arts students took part in our yearly exhibition and performance event – SPOTLIGHT. The night was a huge success, with great attendance to appreciate the hard work of both students and teachers.

Work from Design & Technology, Industrial Technology, Visual Arts and Photographic and Digital Media were on display in a wide variety of forms including painting, drawing, bronze sculpture, film, colour photography, laser cutting and timber. Attendees were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite in the selection of Year 8 drawings on display.

Performances took place in the College hall and comprised of Year 9 and 10 Drama and Year 11 Music. The standard was so high this year, with thoroughly enjoyable performances throughout the entire concert.

Well done to those performing and exhibiting students, and congratulations to our wonderful staff who brought it all together.

Primary Instrument Trial

Last Friday, Years 2, 3 and 4 students were given the opportunity to participate in an instrument trial. The purpose of the trial was to give young students a chance to try the instruments that make up our music instrument ensembles here at BCC.

Some of our Secondary student ensemble members played an integral role in the trial, helping students to learn the basics of making a sound on the instruments – many thanks to Rebecca Wigney, Imogen Wylie, Alex Rogers, Daniel Culjak, Mia Sandstrom-Knight, Lauren Irvine, Riley Brown, Naomi Wright and Jordan Delaney.

We look forward to seeing these young keen students growing in their love of music and instrument playing in 2020.

Instrument hire and music tuition are available at the College, please contact the College office for further information.

Group Piano Lessons

Our Piano Tutor is offering a 4 week trial of group Piano lessons for Stage 1 students. Commencing week 3 until week 6 (inclusive).

WEDNESDAYS LUNCHTIME 1:10PM-1:40PM. COST : $40

For more information please contact De Farthing on 0411286303 or by email: denisefarthing@optusnet.com.au

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