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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Belmont Christian College for 2020. We especially want to welcome our new families joining our community this year. We hope you enjoyed your holiday break with family and friends and are ready for another College year.

The beginning of the year means there is a lot happening at the College. This email provides helpful information to get you started in 2020.

Our College website is a great place to visit for all things BCC. Make sure you check out the new Uniform page, along with our Community Hub. There is always so much going on over at our College Facebook Page and Instagram account. 

Beginners, Years 1 – 7, 11 & 12 return 8.40am on Tuesday, 28th January. Primary will meet in the assembly area. New Primary families will meet in the College office at 9.30am. Year 7 will meet in the Multi-Purpose Building (hall), Year 11 and 12 will meet in the Library.

Kindergarten, Year 8, 9 & 10 return 8.40am on Wednesday, 29th January. Kindergarten will meet in their classroom at their scheduled time. Year 8 will meet in the Multi-Purpose Building. Year 9 and 10 will meet in the Library Theatrette.

New families and Kindergarten Parents are welcome to stay for morning tea outside the Canteen on both Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a nice opportunity to connect with our community.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Upcoming Dates

Please note some key dates for your calendar:

04 Feb: Secondary Swimming Carnival
06 Feb: Primary Swimming Carnival
11 Feb: Primary Meet the Teacher night
26 Feb: Picnic on the Pleasance
02 Mar: Stage 3 (Year 4 into 5) Information Session
10 Mar: College Group Tour

Primary School

Stationery Requirements

Kindergarten and Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) students will be provided with classroom stationery. This includes coloured and led pencils, scissors, textas, pencil cases etc. All exercise books will be provided.

For Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Stage 3 (Years 5and 6), we ask parents that students bring the following to use in class:

  • 2 fine blue pens
  • 2 fine red pens
  • 2 HB led pencils
  • sharpener with a shavings container attached
  • highlighter – colour of choice
  • 12 textas (Connect are excellent)
  • 12 coloured pencils
  • fine black felt tipped texta
  • a ruler that is not metal
  • glitter pens/textas (optional)
  • a pencil case that fits under their desk – & the above should fit into the pencil case
  • earphones/buds for Ipad (optional)
  • Ipad case (optional)

Primary School Contacts

  • Primary Administration Assistant: Mrs Debbie Paardekooper 4922 8311 – Primary enquiries, absences, bus passes, school fees, medical information etc.
  • Registrar: Ms Teena Knott 4922 8315 – enrolment enquiries
  • Stage Teachers: Appointments to speak to your child’s class teacher can be made by contacting Mrs Paardekooper in the College office.
  • Head of Primary School: Mrs Leoni McNeill 4922 8311

Parent Information Booklet

Detailed and further information can be found in our Primary Parent Information Booklet here.

Secondary School

New Secondary Start Time

The Secondary School has a new starting time for 2020. The first bell for Period 1 (which includes Roll Call) will ring at 8.40am.

Stationery Requirements

Students will need to have a fully charged College issued Chromebook and a pencil case of pens, pencils, eraser, highlighter etc. A calculator is provided for Year 7 ONLY and everything else is provided in their book packs issued on their first day. 

For new students that have not purchased a Chromebook please do so as soon as possible by ordering online here www.jbeducation.com.au/byod using School Code: BCCBYOD

Secondary School Contacts

  • Secondary Administration Assistant: Mrs Kathy Evans 4922 8312 – Secondary enquiries, absences, bus passes, medical information etc.
  • Registrar: Ms Teena Knott 4922 8315 – enrolment enquiries
  • Wellbeing matters: Connect Teacher then Stage Leader
  • Academic matters: Subject Teachers then Subject Coordinators
  • Assistant Principal/Head of Secondary School: Mr Steve Tidey 4922 8312

Appointments to speak to your child’s teacher can be made by contacting Mrs Evans in the College Office or the teacher direct via email.

Parent Information Booklet

Detailed and further information can be found in our Secondary Parent Information Booklet here.

Flexible Tuition Payments at BCC

Belmont Christian College has partnered with FACTS to give you more payment options and greater flexibility to break up your payments over the course of the year. Make your tuition payments more manageable, in your time, and from wherever you happen to be. Details about sign up will be available soon.   

Canteen Information

College Canteen

Canteen service is available each day of the school week. Our Term 1 Canteen menu can be found here or is also available from the Canteen, the College Office and on the Skoolbag App. 

When ordering lunch for your child, write their name and class clearly on a paper lunch bag. Write the order on the outside of the bag and, if possible, enclose the correct change. Lunch orders should be placed in the Lunch Order Box at the rear of the canteen by 9am. Lunch orders can also be placed on-line by registering at  https://www.school24.net.au/ and using school code: 2524963.

Parent volunteers are essential for the functioning of the canteen. Please contact the canteen on 4922 8346 if you would like to help.

Creative Arts Information

Welcome to 2020! We are so pleased with the exciting opportunities available in our co-curricular music this year.

Firstly, introducing our new Music Ensembles Tutor, Mr Glenn Seddon. Glenn comes with a wealth of experience and excellence in music, including playing piano on TV and in some of the most preeminent venues in Sydney. He has lectured at tertiary level in jazz, aural and harmony. His passion is to see his students grow in their instrument skills, learning about God’s beautiful gift of music. Glenn is also the Senior Pastor at Swansea C3. He will be taking our Concert Bands and is our Music Director for this year’s Secondary Musical, Peter Pan.

Please click on the links following to find Creative Arts information pertaining to our Co-curricular Music Ensembles across the College – Primary Choir, Strings, Concert Band. Also find our Music Tutor contacts and our Instrument Hire Form along with some Hot tips.

To enrol your child in any of our programs, please fill out the google form below…
Primary: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x5FQQtISQwHFfSSOxyAIDyo7PKmQAojrzaqsBOmGekg/edit
Secondary: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17GWLKLiuV-Nvrsxi8npur5YcL8STr4GsERdeVhWLOqs/edit
Peter Pan Musical: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ykCLAPdY-i9Tz2T3MLvd62ss47uKPsrL00M0wJwLbPY/edi

Peter Pan Musical Rehearsal

A reminder to all cast members of this year’s Secondary Musical, Peter Pan, rehearsals begin next Tuesday, 28 January from 3pm till 6pm. Looking forward to seeing you then!


Office Information

College Office Hours

Students return from Tuesday, 28th January when Office hours return to normal hours of 8am – 4pm.

College Office Contacts

  • Primary Administration Assistant: Mrs Debbie Paardekooper 4922 8311 – Primary enquiries, absences, medical information etc.
  • Secondary Administration Assistant: Mrs Kathy Evans 4922 8312 – Secondary enquiries, absences, medical information etc.
  • Registrar: Ms Teena Knott 4922 8315 – enrolment enquiries
  • Receptionist: Mrs Sally Melcum 4922 8300 – payments
  • Assistant Business manager: Mrs Michelle Mazzantini 4922 8314 – school fee enquiries

BCC Parent Communication

We have a variety of ways you can keep informed with the latest happenings at the College, these are:  
College Newsletter
BCC Community Hub
Skoolbag App
– Email
– Facebook
– Instagram

We encourage you to regularly read your emails, the College newsletter and Community Hub, download the App and join our social media pages to make sure you don’t miss any information. 

If you need to update your email or personal information please inform the College Office registrar@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

Bus Passes

All new applications and updated information need to be completed online. The application will be endorsed by the College and then the Opal Card is mailed directly to the address provided on the application.

Before and After School OSHC

In response to the needs of our College community, we are excited to announce that a before school care program will commence on Tuesday, 28th January 2020. From 7.00am to 8.40am each school day.

Register, book and manage your before and after school care bookings at www.campaustralia.com.au or call the Customer Service Team on 1300 105 343.

Parent Volunteers

Parents/Caregivers have many opportunities to assist the College in a variety of ways. Opportunities for parent/caregiver help include sports coaching, community garden, working bees, canteen and excursion. Notices requesting help regularly appear in the College Newsletter.

Please note that all volunteers who assist at the College must undertake and provide to the College Office a current ‘Working with Children Check’ and complete a Volunteer Booklet which is available at the Office.

Medical Action Plans

If your child has a medical action plan, please contact the Administration Assistant for your Primary or Secondary school student at the College Office so that the management plan can be implemented or updated for your child.

Manage Your Tuition Payments from anywhere

Belmont Christian College has partnered with FACTS to give you more payment options and greater flexibility to break up your payments over the course of the year. Make your tuition payments more manageable, in your time, and from wherever you happen to be. Details about sign up will be available soon.   

Sport Information

Swimming Carnival

Our Swimming Carnivals are coming up in Week 2 of Term 1. Our Secondary School (Years 7 – 12) will be held on Tuesday, 4th February and our Primary School (Years 3 – 6) will be held on Thursday, 6th February both at Charlestown Pool from 8.30am.

Students are required to make their own way to the pool. College buses will be running from the College with limited seating for those who cannot make their own way to and from the pool. If you wish for your child to catch a College bus, have them place their name on the bus rolls at the office.

The finish time for the carnival is approximately 2:20pm – please arrange pick up by 2:30pm. If this isn’t possible have your child catch the bus back to the College to enable them to catch their normal school bus home.

Cancellation due to inclement weather will be advised through the Skoolbag app & Rhema FM or by calling the College office after 8am.

Further information will be released next week.

College Sports Website

For all Belmont Christian College Sport event information, announcements and results throughout the year visit: http://www.tinyurl.com/bccsport

2020 Sport Dates

Many of the 2020 Sports for the College have been finalised and are able to be accessed on the College Sports website here.

Student Services Information

Student Services Contacts

We have the absolute privilege of working with students who will benefit from extra support – whether that be through assisting with areas that need further development, or facilitating opportunities for students to explore and strengthen areas of giftedness, enabling them to flourish. 

Students with particular needs that may affect learning are supported by our Student Services staff in a variety of ways, which may include small-group withdrawal lessons, in-class support and/or one-to-one support. Student Services staff can be contacted if you have concerns about your child’s educational needs. 

Kindergarten and Stage One Support – Mrs Karen Lumley – karen.lumley@bcc.nsw.edu.au
Stage Two Support – Mrs Bethany Clothier – bethany.clothier@bcc.nsw.edu.au
Stage Three and Stage Four Support – Miss Sarah Newton – sarah.newton@bcc.nsw.edu.au
Stage Five Support – Mrs Kaylene Taylor – kaylene.taylor@bcc.nsw.edu.au
Stage Six Support – Mrs Bronwyn Rappeneker – bronwyn.rappeneker@bcc.nsw.edu.au

If your child has a wellbeing concern their Connect Teacher should be the first contact for assistance. Stage Leaders and the College Counsellor are also available. Mrs Liz Roberts, our Counsellor, can be contacted on 4922 8354.

In addition, extension and enrichment is provided to students through our Student Services Department. We seek to develop the gifts of individual students using a variety of strategies that may also include acceleration. Enquiries regarding programs for enrichment should be directed to the Head of Student Services and Wellbeing, Mrs Bronwyn Rappeneker on 4922 8300.

Uniform Shop Information

College uniforms are provided by our uniform partner, Alinta Apparel. To make an on-site fitting appointment, review prices or place an order online, create an account with Alinta Apparel here.

All changes to College uniform come into effect this year. All old crest logo items will be phased out fully by the start of 2020 with the exception of Year 12 shirts in 2020, school bags and items with the ‘BCC’ embroidery eg formal shirts, sport shorts, sport pants, wet weather jackets.

Therefore, all Secondary girls in Years 7 to 12 will wear the grey skirt all year round. All Secondary boys in Years 7 to 12 will wear grey shorts in summer and grey pants in winter.

All Senior Secondary students in Years 11 and 12 will wear a white shirt or blouse. The current blue shirt or blouse may only be worn as an alternative for those in Year 12 in 2020. Students commencing Year 11 in 2020 will wear a white shirt or blouse.

Socks: All boys K-12 will wear grey BCC striped socks, and girls K-12 will wear new white BCC striped socks.

For further information regarding the College Uniform, please visit our updated uniform summary page and FAQs on our website at www.bcc.nsw.edu.au/uniform/

Opening Hours

The regular Shop hours are: Tuesday 1 – 3.30pm and Thursday 8 – 11am during the school term.

For enquiries phone: 0403587385 or email: belmontchristian@alinta.com.au.